Honoring our nation’s finest

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Honoring our nation’s finest

Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD –  U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jay Pinette, chairman of the Wakefield Veterans Advisory Board, welcomed hundreds of local residents to Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Galvin Middle School promptly at 11 a.m. yesterday for the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremonies. “Every year, at the 11th hour, of the...

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Santos to seek State Rep. seat

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Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Town Councilor Ann McGonigle Santos plans to announce that she is running for the Democratic nomination to fill the 32nd Middlesex State Representative seat soon to be vacated by Democrat Paul Brodeur. Last week, Melrose resident Brodeur defeated at-large City Councilor Monica Medeiros to become the next Mayor of Melrose. Brodeur...

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FPCC celebrates 375th ‘Anniversary Sunday’

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on FPCC celebrates 375th ‘Anniversary Sunday’

Published in the November 11, 2019 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — First Parish Congregational Church on Church Street, affectionately known as “the stone church by the Lake,” is celebrating its 375th anniversary this year, and on Sunday, Nov. 10 a special service commemorating the event was held. The building has been at its current lakeside location for 330...

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Warriors beat Dracut 49-14

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Sweeney’s five TD’s one shy of century-old record Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — Friday night, it was cold up at Landrigan Field and by the time kickoff rolled around the breeze had started to pick up, making for some brisk fall football conditions. For Dracut, they were tasked with stopping the Warriors’...

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Wakefield earns 3-1 victory over Central Catholic in quarterfinals

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Meet Concord-Carlisle in semifinals Wednesday Published in the November 11, 2019 edition. By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LAWRENCE — In a physical and chippy game, especially late in the second half, the Wakefield High boys’ soccer team defeated host Central Catholic 3-1 in the Division 2 North quarterfinals on cold Saturday night in Lawrence. With that victory, the 13th-seeded Warriors improved to...

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Warriors to host Dracut tonight

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors to host Dracut tonight

Published in the November 8, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High football team is better off looking at strength of schedule rather than record when scouting tonight’s opponent. The Warriors will host Dracut in a Div. 4 North Consolation game at 7 p.m. Wakefield lost to Wayland 27-14 in the first round last week while...

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Jean K. Camerato, 80

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Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Jean K. (Luciano) Camerato, 80, died at home on Friday, November 8, 2019. Born in Wakefield, Jean was the daughter of the late Domenic and Josephine Luciano. She graduated from Wakefield High School in 1956. In the 1970’s Jean, known as “the hawk,” was a manager for the St. Joseph’s Conquistadors...

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Martha E. Smith, 77

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Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. LANCASTER – Martha E. (Carter) Smith, 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Kevin C. Smith; her children, Rick Roberts and wife Kathy of Kennebunk, Maine; Tammy Turcotte of Clearwater, Fla.; and...

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Marion E. Perry, 91

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Published in the November 12, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD – Marion E. (Ross) Perry, 91, longtime resident of Wakefield, died on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington. Born on September 30, 1928, in Medford, Marion was one of two children of the late Kenneth and Esther (Tamlyn) Ross. She grew up in Melrose graduating from Melrose High...

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