Fine for parking

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Fine for parking

Published in the February 21, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA It was heartening to see the Wakefield Town Council take an action recently that will benefit those who drive automobiles, because the trend across the Commonwealth and the nation in recent years has been to treat motorists as the scum of the earth. The Town Council voted 5-2 a...

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Christopher J. Barrett Realtors celebrates 50 years

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Published in the February 21, 2019 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — On a cold morning in February, a visitor to Christopher J. Barrett Realtors at 73 Albion St. finds co-owner Christopher M. (Chris) Barrett seated at a desk once owned by his father. It is a massive, elegant piece of furniture that looks like mahogany or another type...

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Weighing in on the downtown

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Weighing in on the downtown

Published February 20, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — About a hundred residents showed up last night to participate in the first of several public-input sessions that could shape the future of the downtown area. The session was held at the Mike Angelo Cafeteria at the Galvin Middle School. The session was hosted by VHB, an engineering company that...

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Clash of the Champions: Warriors take 3rd at D4 States

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Published in the February 21, 2019 edition. ROXBURY — The ‘Clash of the Champions’ made for an exciting day at the Reggie with four teams shooting for the Div. 4 State Championship team title going into the last event. Wakefield, Weston, Northampton, and Burlington have all won track and field state titles in the past year or two, verifying...

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Warriors come up short on Senior Night

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors come up short on Senior Night

Pistons rookie Bruce Brown makes his Wakefield return Published February 20, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Somebody tell Bruce Brown to come back for a playoff game. The Detroit Pistons rookie and former Wakefield High standout returned to the Field House on Thursday night, 24 hours after starting against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden. Wakefield head...

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Lasting legacy left by girls’ hoop seniors

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Lasting legacy left by girls’ hoop seniors

Published in the February 19, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — There are times when being a senior leader means a little bit more. It’s one of the most difficult things to do in high school sports: to take ownership of a vastly inexperienced group and, especially one year after making a run to a sectional championship game, commit...

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Maria Rose Lusignolo, 98

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Maria Rose Lusignolo, 98

Published in the February 21, 2019 edition. HARWICH — Maria Rose Lusignolo, 98, of Harwich, formerly of Wakefield, died on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Rosewood Manor in Harwich. Born in Castelfranci, Italy on April 7, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Michele and Palmina (Nigro) Roberto. Mrs. Lusignolo had been a Wakefield resident since 1929...

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Joseph A. Lettieri, 75

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Joseph A. Lettieri, 75

U.S.A.F. veteran of the Vietnam War Published February 20, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Joseph A. Lettieri, 75, a longtime resident of Wakefield passed away suddenly on February 18, 2019. Born in Boston on January 16, 1944, Joseph was raised in East Boston and graduated from English High School. He enlisted into the U.S. Air Force in 1967 and served his...

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Rita E. Schille, 90

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Former Den Mother for Wakefield Cub Scouts Published February 20, 2019 MELROSE — Rita E. Schille, 90, of Melrose, Wakefield and Vero Beach, Florida, died on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Greenwood Nursing Center in Wakefield. Born in Everett on June 21, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William and Theresa Costa. Mrs. Schille was a graduate...

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