Casey Sherman talks heroes at Sweetser finale

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Casey Sherman talks heroes at Sweetser finale

Published in the April 26, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Whether in person or in print, Casey Sherman is a man who knows how to weave a story. And at last night’s 2019 Sweetser Lecture Series finale, he did just that. As advertised, Sherman talked about his 2018 book, “12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight...

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Chines, Courcy, Boettcher elected; Q1 okayed

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Chines, Courcy, Boettcher elected; Q1 okayed

Published April 24, 2019 WAKEFIELD — The results of a hard-fought 2019 municipal election season are in: Jonathan Chines is a new Town Councilor, Phil Courcy and Thomas Boettcher are now on the Board of Gas and Light Commissioners, and the town charter will be changed to make it a little less easy to overturn a Town Meeting vote....

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Winners ready to get to work

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Winners ready to get to work

Published April 24, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – To not only win a position but to top the ticket was “incredibly gratifying,” new Town Councilor Jonathan Chines said last night during WCAT’s live election night program. Most of the winning candidates stopped by the local TV studio to take a bow and thank their supporters. “My hope was,...

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Warriors alternate wins; get ready for heart of schedule

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors alternate wins; get ready for heart of schedule

Published in the April 25, 2019 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — It has been a busy couple of weeks on the field for the Wakefield Memorial High School’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team. Over April vacation, the girls played three games, winning two and losing one, before being beaten at home on Tuesday of this week. Following that loss...

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Reading keeps Warrior bats quiet

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Reading keeps Warrior bats quiet

Published April 24, 2019 By NOAH GREIF WAKEFIELD — Leading up to last Wednesday’s game against Reading, the Warriors were still undefeated at 2-0 with early wins over Winchester and Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational. Wakefield, led by head coach Kevin Canty, wasn’t exactly looking for a perfect season in 2019. Rather than win 26 straight games to start the year as...

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Freedom champion boys’ hoop team celebrates season at banquet

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Freedom champion boys’ hoop team celebrates season at banquet

Published in the April 22, 2019 edition. SAUGUS — The WMHS boys’ basketball team celebrated their season at the annual banquet held on March 26. The Warriors had a strong year in which they finished the regular season with a 14-6 record and a Freedom Division Championship. Wakefield earned a No. 4 seed in the Div. 2 North Tournament and...

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Howard Johnson, 91

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Howard Johnson, 91

Veteran of WWII Published April 24, 2019 WOBURN — Howard “Sonny” Richard Johnson, 91, of Woburn, formerly of Rochester, Vt. and Wakefield, died peacefully surrounded by family on April 15, 2019 at Winchester Hospital after a period of declining health. Howard was born on September 19, 1927 to Frederick C. Johnson and Christina E. (Lindberg) Johnson. He was the youngest...

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Antoinette C. Langner, 88

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Antoinette C. Langner, 88

Girl Scout leader Published April 24, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Antoinette C. (DiMarzio) Langner, 88, our beloved mother passed away on April 22, 2019 after a brief illness. Antoinette was born on December 4, 1930 in Worcester to the late Mary A. (Latino) and Achille DiMarzio. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Langner and her siblings; Michael, Lillian, Albert,...

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Connie Cucurullo-Alicata Kallas, 84

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Connie Cucurullo-Alicata Kallas, 84

Published in the April 22, 2019 edition. STONEHAM — Connie Cucurullo-Alicata Kallas, 84, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Connie was born in Malden and was the daughter of the late Charles and Balmeter (Lago) Cucurullo. Connie was raised in Wakefield and was a member of St. Florence...

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