WAAV is on a mission

Posted by on Sep 29, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on WAAV is on a mission

Published in the September 29, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is right around the corner in October. The month is an opportunity to raise awareness about Domestic and Family violence. The Wakefield Alliance Against Violence (WAAV) will use the event to educate Wakefield on its work as a community-based organization dedicated to creating a lifestyle...

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WCAT surviving, thriving in spite of pandemic

Posted by on Sep 29, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on WCAT surviving, thriving in spite of pandemic

Published in the September 29, 2020 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The only thing that has been consistent during the pandemic is change. For the past six months, change has come to every facet of life, from how the young are educated to how restaurants serve patrons and everything in between. Last week, the Daily Item contacted WCAT...

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Schools ready to welcome kids

Posted by on Sep 28, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Schools ready to welcome kids

Published on September 28, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — An independent engineering firm has cleared the way for local schools to reopen tomorrow for limited classroom instruction. The firm concluded that any deficiencies in the air quality or ventilation systems in the schools can be adequately addressed using short-term measures and should not affect plans to move to the...

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Chris Farris is Week 3 winner

Posted by on Sep 29, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Chris Farris is Week 3 winner

Published in the September 29, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Paon Blvd. resident Chris Farris was the Week 3 winner of the 59th annual Daily Item Football Contest with an 8-2 record. Farris was one of eight contestants to finish at 8-2 this week, but his tiebreaker score of last night’s Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens game was the closest, giving him the Week 3...

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Big Dipper Ice Cream Stand sponsors local fall baseball

Posted by on Sep 23, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Big Dipper Ice Cream Stand sponsors local fall baseball

Published September 23, 2020 NORTH READING — Big Dipper Ice Cream Stand in North Reading is sponsoring a local 12U baseball team. “The Big Dippers” are a combined team of North Reading and Wakefield baseball players ages 11 and 12. The coaches are long time Malden high school friends, Matt Libby (North Reading) and Mike Viselli (Wakefield) who wanted to...

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Another great season for WLL’s Challenger Division

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Another great season for WLL’s Challenger Division

Published September 16, 2020 KEVIN BLAKE accepts his trophy from Challenger League organizers John and Maureen Koehler. (Paul Paglierani Photo) By PAUL PAGLIERANI WAKEFIELD — In addition to the usual fun, friendship, enthusiasm, and good sportsmanship that the Wakefield Little League Challenger Division is known to embody, a sense of normalcy was an important ingredient in this summer’s mix. Aside...

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Thomas E. Humphreys Sr., 85

Posted by on Sep 28, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Thomas E. Humphreys Sr., 85

Published on September 28, 2020 edition. Thomas E. Humphreys, Sr., 85, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, surrounded by family at his home in Wakefield. Tom, the youngest child of Carl F. and Mary G. “Mae” Humphreys, was born in Somerville on May 4, 1935. Tom fiercely loved living in Wakefield. He was a graduate of St. Joseph School,...

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Jacqueline Sawyer, 58

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Published on September 28, 2020 edition. Jacqueline (Symes) Sawyer, 58, of Wakefield, formerly of Reading, passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, surrounded by her family. Jacqueline was born Dec. 6, 1961 in Winchester and was a longtime resident of Reading, graduating from Reading Memorial High School in 1980 and Northern Essex Community College. Jacqueline and her former husband. David...

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Antonio Bonaventura, 98

Posted by on Sep 28, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Antonio Bonaventura, 98

Published on September 28, 2020 edition. Antonio Bonaventura, 98, a resident of Wakefield, died Friday, Sept. 25, at the Tufts New England Medical Center. Born in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy on July 19, 1922, Antonio was raised and married in Italy before moving to the United States in 1959. He and his wife first settled in the North End...

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