Deputy Fire Chief post mulled

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Deputy Fire Chief post mulled

Published in the February 15, 2019 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Town Council discussed the $5,512,860 Fire Department budget Monday night but delayed voting on it pending continuing negotiations on the creation of a Deputy Fire Chief position. Presenting the budget Monday night, Town Accountant Kevin Gill said that the Fire Department budget was increased by $199,558...

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Eight men out

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Eight men out

Published in the February 14, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA Who couldn’t have seen this coming? The folks who took the “man” out of selectman now want to manipulate the gender composition of other boards. So much being gender neutral. Recently, the Town Council advertised for candidates to serve on the crisply-named “Public Safety Building Re-Assessment Committee.” In mid-November,...

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SC eliminates freshman honors English

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Published in the February 14, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – There will be no separate 9th grade honors level English and College Prep English offered next year at Wakefield Memorial High School. The School Committee last night approved the school administration’s recommendation to offer “one heterogeneously grouped English course for all ninth graders (with Honors weight) that...

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Warriors need wins in final two games after loss to Melrose

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Published in the February 15, 2019 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI MEDFORD — Success is often determined by a response to adversity. The Wakefield High girls’ hockey team has a decision to make after falling to Melrose 6-1 on Wednesday at Flynn Rink. They can let it bring their spirits down or they can use it as fuel for their...

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The Kings in the North: Warriors are Sectional champs

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Published in the February 14, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI MELROSE — It wasn’t necessarily a revenge story. But when the Wakefield wrestling team rolled into Melrose for the North Sectionals on Saturday, they knew who their top competition was. The Warriors executed their gameplan and focused on their individual matchups; it was just an added bonus that they...

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Wakefield gymnastics ends regular season on a high note

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Wakefield gymnastics ends regular season on a high note

Published February 13, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI ARLINGTON — The Wakefield High gymnastics team made sure they went into the Middlesex League Meet on Monday with plenty of momentum, putting together one of their best performances of the season on Friday night to beat Arlington for their fourth straight win. “It was an awesome way to end the regular...

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Margaret Rose O’Donnell, 66

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Published in the February 14, 2019 edition. AUGUSTA, Maine — Margaret Rose O’Donnell, 66, better known to her family and friends as Sue or Suzie, passed away on Feb. 7, 2019, at Maine General Hospital in Augusta, Maine. She was born Feb. 19, 1952 in Melrose, the youngest of six children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Hamilton) O’Donnell. Sue lived...

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Jerilyn A. Barton, 76

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Published in the February 14, 2019 edition. NORTH READING — Jerilyn A. Barton, 76, of North Reading and a former longtime Wakefield resident, died February 12, 2019 in Wilmington. She was born in Stoneham on August 13, 1942 and was the daughter of the late William and Lucy (Verrengia) Marinelli. She was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden...

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Virginia T. Rudasill, 85

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Virginia T. Rudasill, 85

Published in the February 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Virginia T. (Paschal) Rudasill, 85, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2019 with her family at her side in Burlington. Virginia (Ginny) resided for 27 years in Wakefield with her daughter and son-in-law, and, prior to that, in Medford. Ginny was predeceased by her father,...

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