Building Inspector Jack Roberto to retire

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Building Inspector Jack Roberto to retire

Published in the February 25, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — After many years of service, Building Inspector Jack Roberto will be retiring at the end of June, and he was on hand at last night’s Town Council meeting for the presentation of his final budget. But his retirement is not the only change coming for the Inspectional Services...

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WMHS Ceramics to display at Art & edibles

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on WMHS Ceramics to display at Art & edibles

Published in the February 24, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Memorial High School (WMHS) Visual Arts Ceramics students have been invited to take part in the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield’s third annual Art & edibles exhibit. Since the beginning of the school year, Ceramic students have been working with clay, learning about wedging, glazing, and hand building techniques such...

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Councilors have much to do Monday

Posted by on Feb 21, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Councilors have much to do Monday

Published in the February 21, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Town Council will dig into another full plate of business when it meets Monday night in the big studio at the WCAT facility behind Wakefield Memorial High. Here are examples of the anticipated discussions: • Town Engineer William Renault is expected to present a strategic plan for comprehensive town-wide road repair and maintenance....

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Valdevino earns a state wrestling title

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Valdevino earns a state wrestling title

Manfredi named assistant coach of the year Published in the February 25, 2020 edition. WAYLAND — Wakefield junior Joao Valdevino won a state championship over two days of work at the Div. 3 state meet held at Wayland High School over the weekend. Valdevino earned the crown at 160 lbs. going 4-0 and ending with another victory over Victor...

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Wakefield, Gloucester square off in hoop, hockey playoffs

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Wakefield, Gloucester square off in hoop, hockey playoffs

Published in the February 24, 2020 edition. Two Wakefield High winter sports teams have drawn Gloucester in the first round of their respective Div. 2 North tournaments. Just for simplicity’s sake, the seedings are the exact same as well. The Wakefield boys’ basketball and hockey teams will be ranked 10th while both Gloucester teams are 7th. Ironically enough, only one Warrior...

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Wakefield boys’ hockey draws Gloucester in first round

Posted by on Feb 21, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Wakefield boys’ hockey draws Gloucester in first round

Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Stoneham Arena Published in the February 21, 2020 edition. The Wakefield High boys’ hockey team earned the No. 10 seed in the Div. 2 North Tournament. The Warriors finished the season at 11-6-3 after their victory over Watertown in the regular season finale yesterday. Wakefield will get ready to play No. 7 Gloucester in the...

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Mary E. Loud, 99

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Mary E. Loud, 99

Published in the February 25, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Mary E. “Beth” Loud, 99, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on September 16, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Albert and M. Elizabeth (DeVeau) LeFave. Beth was a retired cafeteria worker for the Wakefield School Department. She...

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Edward F. Bird, 82

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Edward F. Bird, 82

Published in the February 25, 2020 edition. BELMONT, N.H. — Edward F. Bird, 82, of Belmont, N.H. passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 16, 2020 after battling health issues associated with congestive heart failure. Ed was an engineer at the Cog Railway, a math teacher, coach, and police officer, but spent most of his professional career as...

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Norma M. Donovan, 86

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Norma M. Donovan, 86

Published in the February 17, 2020 edition. DERRY, N.H. — Norma M. Donovan, 86, of Derry, N.H., formerly of Wakefield, died on Wednesday February 12, 2020 at the Aurora Senior Living Center in Derry, N.H. She was born in Wakefield on May 25, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Soccorso and Mary (Santoro) Storti. Norma was a...

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