Candidates weigh in on fixing the town’s roads

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Candidates weigh in on fixing the town’s roads

WAKEFIELD — Four candidates are running for three positions on the Town Council in the April 23 Town Election. Incumbents Anthony Longo, Peter May and Ann McGonigle Santos are seeking re-election. Challenger Jonathan Chines is attempting to win one of those seats in his first run for local elective office. The Daily Item posed the same two questions to all...

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Taxation without occupation

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Taxation without occupation

Published in the April 18, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA  First, they came for your plastic bags. Now, they’re back for your property rights. Article 26 on the April 29 Annual Town Meeting warrant proposes a new bylaw that would pertain to vacant storefronts. Under the proposed bylaw, property owners of first-floor storefronts that are vacant for more than...

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Minors served alcohol at two restaurants

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Published in the April 18, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – Two local restaurants failed compliance checks conducted earlier this month by the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) by serving alcohol to minors, according to ABCC documents obtained by the Daily Item. Tequilas at 979 Main St. in Greenwood and Sonny Noto’s at 49 Water St. both...

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Gymnasts celebrate historic season at banquet

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Published in the April 19, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The WMHS gymnastics team got a chance to sit back and recognize their accomplishments at the annual end of the season banquet. The Warriors concluded the regular season with a 7-1 record, the best in recent memory. The highest team score on the year was a 141.6. It was the...

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Netmen fall to Reading, bounce back against Gloucester

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Published in the April 18, 2019 edition. By NOAH GREIF WAKEFIELD — It’s clear the WMHS boys’ tennis team is capable of doing great things. The Warriors continued their mission with meetings against Reading and Gloucester. Wakefield was blanked by the Rockets, but got a sweep of their own against the Fisherman. Going into the match against Reading, the Warriors...

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Warriors beat Watertown to start season 2-0

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors beat Watertown to start season 2-0

Published April 17, 2019 WAKEFIELD — The first home meet of the spring season was a success for the WMHS girls’ track and field team as they defeated Watertown on Thursday to start the season at 2-0. Lillian Jones kicked off the scoring by winning the 400 hurdles with a time of 74.9. Jones also took first place in...

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Joseph C. Scappace Jr., 65

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Published in the April 18, 2019 edition. GREENFIELD — Joseph C. Scappace Jr., 65, of Greenfield died April 11, 2019 at MGH, Boston following a period of declining health. He was born in Somerville on May 1, 1953 to Joseph and Eva (Mallett) Scappace and was raised in Wakefield. He was educated in local public schools and graduated from...

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William H. Howard Jr., 88

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on William H. Howard Jr., 88

Published in the April 16, 2019 edition NORTH READING — William H. Howard, Jr., 88, passed away on Monday evening, April 8, 2019. He was a loving husband and father of five children. Bill was born on September 7, 1930 in Peabody to William H., Sr. and Dorothy May (Waring) Howard. He entered the U.S. Marine Corp at the...

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Kendall M. Dolbeare, 95

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Kendall M. Dolbeare, 95

Published in the April 15, 2019 edition. DEBARY, Florida — Retired Wakefield Daily Item Editor Kendall M. Dolbeare, 95, of Debary, FL, died Friday, April 5. Kendall was born on Dec. 18, 1923, the son of Cyrus and Pauline Dolbeare. He served as managing editor of the Daily Item for 20 years, taking over for Robert Reed in 1966....

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