Council opens TM warrant Monday

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Council opens TM warrant Monday

Published January 24, 2020 WAKEFIELD — In its second official gathering of 2020, the Town Council on Monday will continue hearing the fiscal year 2021 spending plans of municipal departments and are expected to talk about allowing members of town committees, boards and commissions to remotely participate in meetings, among many other matters. The Town Council meets in the big studio...

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Decision close on 259 Water St.

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Decision close on 259 Water St.

Published in the January 23, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals appeared ready to issue a decision last night on Anthony Arcari’s application for Special Permits and site plan approval to construct a 16-unit mid-rise apartment building at 259 Water St., but ultimately decided to hold off until its next meeting on Feb....

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Wakefield native writing town’s Civil War history

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Wakefield native writing town’s Civil War history

Published January 22, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Civil War historian Tom A.C. Ellis grew up in Greenwood and lived in Wakefield until he joined the U.S. Army in 1965. He has written a number of books about the connections of various Massachusetts towns to the Civil War, including Marlborough, Hudson, Natick, Hopkinton, Medway and Millis. Now, he is turning his attention...

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Warrior boys take 5th overall at state relays

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warrior boys take 5th overall at state relays

Meet Burlington tonight to decide Freedom Div. Published January 24, 2020 BOSTON — The Wakefield High boys’ indoor track and field team finished 5th overall at the Div. 4 State Relays at the Reggie Lewis Center last Friday night. Wakefield finished with 26 team points, trailing North Reading (29), Triton (29.5), Wilmington (34.5) and Burlington (35). The Warriors defeated...

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Wakefield defense forces Watertown drought

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Wakefield defense forces Watertown drought

First place in Freedom on the line in Wilmington Friday Published in the January 23, 2020 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — Having lost their previous game on Sunday against Bishop Fenwick, the Wakefield Memorial High School girls’ varsity basketball team looked to bounce back against Watertown on Tuesday in a rematch of the season’s first game, which saw Watertown take...

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Warriors cruise past Stoneham/Melrose, fall to Woburn

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors cruise past Stoneham/Melrose, fall to Woburn

Published January 22, 2020 STONEHAM — The Wakefield High girls’ hockey team moved to 6-3-3 after a week that included a 5-1 win over Stoneham/Melrose and a 5-0 loss to Woburn. The Warriors loss to the Tanners was their first defeat since Dec. 21, ending a seven-game point streak. Woburn (8-1-1) is tied with Arlington and Lexington at the...

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Warriors target top of the league with Burlington, Arlington wins

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors target top of the league with Burlington, Arlington wins

Published January 21, 2020 EMMA LAMBIASO WAKEFIELD — In most games, there is a team that wins and a team that must take a loss. Often is the case where two teams are equally matched and one team just happens to have one to three points more than the other when the final buzzer sounds. This has been the...

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James H. Powell III, 97

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on James H. Powell III, 97

Enjoyed boating and winter golf in Florida Published January 24, 2020 PEABODY — James H. Powell III, 97, of Peabody, formerly longtime of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Jim was born in Boston on October 3, 1922, one of three children of the late James H. Powell...

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Carl E. Akerberg, 83

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Carl E. Akerberg, 83

U.S. Marine Corp. veteran of the Korean War Published January 24, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Carl E. Akerberg, 83, a longtime resident of Wakefield died on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Boston on October 7, 1936, and was the son of the late Edwin C. and Mary (Manfredi) Akerberg. Carl was raised and...

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Joan M. O’Donnell, 90

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Joan M. O’Donnell, 90

Enjoyed the beach, painting classes and travel Published January 22, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Joan Marie O’Donnell, 90, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home. Born in Bayonne, N.J. on March 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late David and Eleanor (Fitzpatrick) Donovan. Mrs. O’Donnell was raised and educated in Bayonne,...

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