Two teens facing gun charges

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Two teens facing gun charges

In Audubon Road shooting Published in the September 24, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Wakefield Chief of Police Steven Skory have confirmed that a 17-year-old male juvenile from Wakefield and a 16-year-old male from Lynn have been charged with firearms offenses in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a 21-year-old woman that occurred early Tuesday...

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Mailing it in

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Mailing it in

Published in the September 24, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA It’s adorable how people still refer to Nov. 3 as “Election Day.” We’ve had “early voting” for a couple of years, which began the process of diluting the meaning of Election Day. Now, with the totally unnecessary concept of “mail-in voting,” we’re told that we may not even know...

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Health Board warning for youth sports

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Health Board warning for youth sports

Published in the September 24, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Health Director Ruth Clay plans to work with Recreation Director Dan McGrath in an effort to get leaders of the town’s youth sports leagues together for a Zoom meeting to stress the rules for spectators at sporting events in the COVID age. The discussion ensued at last night’s...

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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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Tom Leclair is Week 1 winner

Posted by on Sep 15, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Tom Leclair is Week 1 winner

Of 59th annual Daily Item Football Contest Published in the September 15, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Prospect Street resident Tom Leclair was the Week 1 winner of the 59th annual Daily Item Football Contest with an 8-2 record. Leclair was the only contestant to finish at 8-2 this week. Leclair will receive his weekly prize from Designer Lawn Sprinkler Service and his photo will appear...

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Ronald Hawkes, 89

Posted by on Sep 23, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Ronald Hawkes, 89

Avid motorcyclist Published September 23, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Ronald “Ron” Hawkes, 89, a Wakefield native, passed peacefully at his daughter’s New Hampshire home on July 27, 2020, just two months shy of his highly anticipated 90th birthday. Ron graduated from Wakefield High School with the Class of 1949 and went on to serve in the US Air Force for...

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Michael P. DeCecca, 66

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Michael P. DeCecca, 66

Published in the September 22, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Michael P. DeCecca, 66, of Haverhill, formerly of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at The Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. He was born in Wakefield on July 29, 1954 and was the son of Ralph DeCecca and the late Barbara (Whitney) DeCecca.  Michael grew up in Wakefield and...

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Robert Butler, 78

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Robert Butler, 78

Published in the September 22, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — Robert “Pete” Butler, 78, of Wakefield passed away peacefully on September 18. He was born in Newfoundland Canada in 1942 to the late Laura (Snow) Butler and William Henry Dawe Butler. He was the beloved husband of the late Evelyn F. (Levenson) Butler, his high school sweetheart with whom he shared...

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Gerald J. Cronin, 71

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Gerald J. Cronin, 71

Published in the September 22, 2020 edition. NORTH READING — Gerald J. Cronin, 71, of North Reading and formerly of Reading, died on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, after a brief illness. Born in Ayer, MA on June 6, 1949, he was the son of the late W. Robert and Mayrita (Barry) Cronin. He was a...

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