Changes coming for refuse collection

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Changes coming for refuse collection

Published in the September 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Beginning September 30, JRM Hauling and Recycling will be servicing the town for both trash and recycling management. Little will change for residents, and existing blue trash bins will still be used. Currently, JRM provides recycling services to Wakefield and Russell Disposal provides trash refuse collection services. Russell Disposal informed...

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Natalie Joly wins New England Music Award

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Published in the September 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — On September 7, Wakefield’s own Natalie Joly and Kyle McGrail, and their band “Natalie Joly & the Reckless Hearts,” took home the Song of the Year award at the New England Music Awards, for their latest release, “You Oughta Know.” “You Oughta Know” was written by Joly, and is performed by...

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Plans unveiled for head of Lake property

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Plans unveiled for head of Lake property

Published in the September 13, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — This week, the Zoning Board of Appeals got its first look at a proposal for the next incarnation of the former American Mutual/Comverse building at 200-400 Quannapowitt Parkway. Waterstone Properties Group purchased the property in January of 2018 for $15 million. They are seeking Special Permits and...

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Warriors shut down Belmont, pick up first win of season, 21-10

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Pierre breaks game open; Stikeman scores twice Published in the September 16, 2019 edition. BELMONT — It’s one win that sort of feels like two. After dropping their season-opener to Greater Lawrence 16-14 on Sept. 6, the Warriors had two options heading into practice last week: Use it as fuel or let it crush their season. The Warriors emphatically...

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Warrior swimmers will draw a lot of attention this fall

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warrior swimmers will draw a lot of attention this fall

Published in the September 13, 2019 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD— Wakefield Memorial High School Swim team coach Kathy Byrne has been here before. At the start of her 26th season in charge of the Warriors, coach Byrne has seen what it takes to have success in the Middlesex League. Last season, the team took on a group of...

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One team, One dream

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on One team, One dream

Published in the September 12, 2019 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — Into the second week of September, the high school fall sports season has kicked off, and for the girls of the Wakefield Memorial High School field hockey program, they are ready to compete once again after an intense off-season/pre-season of training and getting prepared for the Middlesex...

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June Hazelwood, 93

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Published in the September 16, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — June Winifred Turner Hazelwood, 93, formerly of Wakefield, passed away on September 12, 2019 with family by her side. Born in Belmont on June 17, 1926, to Mildred and Frank Turner, she grew up in Medford. June graduated from Medford High School Class of 1944. As a teenager, she was...

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Roberta E. O’Neil, 68

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Published in the September 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Roberta (”Robin,” “Bobby”) O’Neil, 68, passed away on August 27, 2019 after a long and courageous fight against breast cancer. She was born in Boston in 1951. In 1954 her family moved to Wakefield where she and her five sisters attended the Wakefield school system. Roberta graduated from Wakefield High...

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Aletha M. Specht, 82

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Aletha M. Specht, 82

Wakefield High School graduate, class of 1955 Published September 11, 2019 WINDHAM, N.H. — Aletha “Lee” M. Specht, 82, of Windham, N.H. passed away on Sunday morning, September 8, 2019 at Salemhaven Nursing Center in Salem, N.H. She was born on August 8, 1937 in Melrose, Mass. to Frank and Edna (Hawkes) Layton. Aletha attended local schools and graduated...

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