Summer Safety Night on July 18

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Summer Safety Night on July 18

Published in the July 15, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Wakefield Fire Department, Wakefield Police Department, Action Ambulance Service Inc. will host a summer safety night at the Lower Common of Lake Quannapowitt to provide summer safety resources and other important information to visitors. Attendants will also have the opportunity to...

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Hearings on Harvard Mills apartments wrapping up

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Hearings on Harvard Mills apartments wrapping up

Published in the July 12, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — A proposal to convert one of the Harvard Mills buildings into a 184-unit residential complex appears to be heading into the home stretch as the Zoning Board of Appeals and the developer, NRP Group, worked through some of the remaining issues at a ZBA hearing this week....

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FOLQ offers donation for improvements

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Published in the July 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Friends of Lake Quannapowitt, celebrating 28 years of lake advocacy (1991-2019), are honored to share their plans for their gift to the town of Wakefield for the purpose of lakeside park improvements. The organization recently asked the town to accept a gift of $152,000 (plus a contingency if needed) for...

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Unity, passion and a dash of rain creates perfect 2nd annual Meghan Burnett Fly High Softball Tournament

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Unity, passion and a dash of rain creates perfect 2nd annual Meghan Burnett Fly High Softball Tournament

Published in the July 12, 2019 edition. By NOAH GREIF WAKEFIELD — As legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” This attitude was a constant throughout the 2nd Annual Meghan Burnett Fly High Softball Tournament, which was held July 28-30 across Wakefield and Stoneham. The event is held for Meghan Burnett, who tragically...

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Brewers hold off Expos 7-6; move into first place tie in Twi

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Brewers hold off Expos 7-6; move into first place tie in Twi

Published in the July 11, 2019 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — The Twi League schedule is still in its infancy, but Tuesday night’s matchup between the Expos and the Brewers proved that even early season games are important. The Expos came in tied for a share of first place in the standings with five points, having played to a 7-7 tie...

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Unknowns, Expos finally run out of firepower in 7-7 tie

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Unknowns, Expos finally run out of firepower in 7-7 tie

Published July 10, 2019 WAKEFIELD — The fireworks may have been over on the Fourth, but the Twi-League fireworks continued on Monday as the Expos and Unknowns provided a starburst of excitement that concluded with a heart pounding 7-7 tie. With the tie, there was a three way split for first place in the Twi League, between the Expos, Loafers,and Unknowns...

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Margaret R. Murphy, 84

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Margaret R. Murphy, 84

Published in the July 15, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Margaret Regina (Hunt) Murphy, 84, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Regina was born in Boston on August 24, 1934 to the late William and Delia (Biesty) Hunt. She graduated from Mission Hill High School and received an associate’s degree...

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Jean M. Burke, 84

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Jean M. Burke, 84

Published in the July 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Jean M. Burke, 84, a lifelong resident of Wakefield died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Wakefield on July 31, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Marie (Hovak) Whitford. Mrs. Burke was born and raised in Wakefield and was...

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James C. Donahue, Jr., 71

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on James C. Donahue, Jr., 71

Published in the July 11, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — James C. (”Crunch”) Donahue, Jr., 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by his three sons on July 9, 2019. Son of the late James C. Donahue, Sr. (Wakefield Auxiliary Police) and F. Elizabeth (Sawler) Donahue and brother of the late Gloria E. (Donahue) Martin. James is survived by his sister Nancy...

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