A well-deserved salute to public safety personnel

Posted by on Apr 8, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on A well-deserved salute to public safety personnel

Published April 8, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — If you were in the downtown area at around 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon, you may have witnessed something you don’t see every day. Scores of local residents formed a vehicle parade that included dozens of cars and trucks. With lights flashing and horns honking, they drove by the Fire Station, the Police...

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Town Election put off; Lake parking restricted

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Town Election put off; Lake parking restricted

Published in the April 7, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The 2020 Town Election will take place on Tuesday, June 23, after the Town Council voted last night to postpone the election, originally scheduled for April 28. But that wasn’t the only dramatic measure that the Town Council took last night. They also voted to enforce social...

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Living simply, simply living

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Published in the April 7, 2020 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — It was as though the driver of a Brinks armored truck had left a million dollars at my front door last week when a package containing dishwashing liquid arrived from Amazon. These days, I am doubling down on taking nothing for granted — not even toilet paper....

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Tournament Committee focused on Sectionals

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Published April 8, 2020 The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Tournament Management Committee held virtual meetings on April 2 and April 6 to discuss potential plans for spring tournaments. The MIAA is still planning on a May 4 start to spring sports with a conclusion to tournaments on June 27. “The understanding is clear by the Association and its members that...

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Groundhog Day

Posted by on Apr 6, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Groundhog Day

Canty on unique challenges of baseball in a pandemic By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Okay campers, rise and shine and don’t forget your baseball gloves because it’s cold out there today. It’s cold out there everyday. That’s right it’s Groundhog Day for spring student athletes and coaches who wake up every morning in the midst of a pandemic containing...

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‘Being on a team should never be taken for granted’

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on ‘Being on a team should never be taken for granted’

Pandemic gives new perspective to Pappas, Warrior track Published in the April 3, 2020 edition. WAKEFIELD — We all know this is bigger than sports.  Thoughts are with the sick and gratitude is with healthcare workers on the front line.  Even in regards to what an extended absence has meant to students especially for Wakefield High’s class of 2020, sports...

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Maurice M. DiBlasi, 74

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Had a passion for cooking, jewelry design and fishing Published April 8, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Maurice Michael DiBlasi, 74, died at his Wakefield home after a lengthy illness on April 3, 2020. He was born in Boston on September 28, 1945 to the late Philip James DiBlasi, born in Boston, and Santina Marie (Intravaia) DiBlasi born in Augusta, Sicily....

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Barbara Birch, 91

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Enjoyed summers at the lakefront cabin in Maine Published April 8, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Barbara (Beardsley) Birch, 91, a resident of Wakefield, formerly of S. Dennis, died peacefully after a brief battle with the COVID-19 virus, at Winchester Hospital on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Barbara was born in Cambridge on October 14, 1928, one of three children of the...

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Donald G. Smith, 99

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Published in the April 7, 2020 edition. STONEHAM — Donald G. Smith, 99, of Stoneham passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Port Healthcare Center in Newburyport. Born on February 18, 1921 in Chelsea, Donald is the loving son of the late Charles H. Smith and Mary (Gauthier) Smith. Donald is a warm and caring son, brother, uncle,...

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