Increased parking enforcement to begin July 1

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Increased parking enforcement to begin July 1

Published in the June 24, 2019 edition. A color-coded map of the downtown parking changes accompanies this press release. WAKEFIELD — In April, residents approved the expenditure for two parking attendants starting in fiscal year 2020, which begins on July 1. Strengthened parking enforcement, along with the creation of designated spaces for short- and long-term users and merchants, aim to...

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Native tongue

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Native tongue

Published in the June 20, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA As has oft been stated, Wakefield is a welcoming town, for both visitors and new residents — especially new residents, whom we have a habit of electing to public office before they’ve even finished unpacking. A couple times a year, Wakefield offers an orientation program for refugees from other...

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Remains found on Lakeshore Drive identified

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Remains found on Lakeshore Drive identified

Published in the June 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Wakefield Chief of Police Steven Skory confirmed today that the remains located outside a residence on Lakeshore Drive in Wakefield on Monday have been positively identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner through dental records as Clifford Bates, 54, of Dracut. On April...

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Dodging for Dollars another huge success for Boys and Girls’ Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Dodging for Dollars another huge success for Boys and Girls’ Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield

Published in the June 24, 2019 edition. STONEHAM — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield’s fourth annual Dodging for Dollars event exceeded its original fundraising goal of $50,000, raising a grand total of $62,000 to support local youth. The record-breaking continued as the event involved a cumulative 400 dodgeball players from 44 teams and collected over...

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Softball team celebrates season at banquet

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Softball team celebrates season at banquet

Published in the June 20, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High School softball team celebrated their annual end of the season banquet recently. The Warriors finished the season with a record of 9-11, finishing just one game out of qualifying for the tournament in head coach Chris Tolios’ first season at the helm. Led by a strong...

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They will be there for Zach Frank Saturday

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on They will be there for Zach Frank Saturday

2nd Speed Lacrosse Tournament at Landrigan in honor of late WMHS star Published June 19, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — If you’re going to the second annual Zachary P. Frank Lacrosse Scholarship Tournament on Saturday you might want to think about wearing one of those “Hello my name is…” stickers. Sure, you’ll recognize some people. Maybe some old...

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Dorothy L. Gervais, 72

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Dorothy L. Gervais, 72

Published in the June 24, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD – Dorothy L. Gervais, 72, of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Born in Lowell on July 29, 1946 she was the daughter of the late André and Anita (Bertrand) Gervais. Dorothy was raised in Lowell and attended St. Joan...

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Phyllis T. Pace, 84

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Phyllis T. Pace, 84

Published in the June 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — After a full and loving life, Phyllis T. (Taibbi) Pace, 84, passed away on June 9, 2019 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center with her family by her side. She had bravely fought Interstitial Lung Disease. Phyllis was a lifelong resident of Wakefield. She was the cherished wife and soulmate of...

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Greta Leach, 95

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Greta Leach, 95

Published in the June 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Greta Louise Jordan Leach, 95, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2019. But don’t think of an old lady. Think of her playing “The Nice Old Lady” in a two-act play to amuse children, one of her dozens of theater productions. Think of her waltzing around the Mount Washington Hotel...

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