190-unit Tarrant Lane 40B plan aired

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on 190-unit Tarrant Lane 40B plan aired

Published in the November 19, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Zoning Board of Appeals last week got its first look at the 190-unit 40B rental project proposed for Tarrant Lane, just over the Hopkins Street Bridge near the Reading line. Anthony Bonacorso of Middleton-based Bonacorso Construction and Development was on hand with his Wakefield attorney, Ted...

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Too soon!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Too soon!

Published in the November 16, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — A much-too-early winter nor’easter blew into our region last night, bringing a heavy, wind-whipped snow, causing significant problems all over the area and delaying the opening of school before turning to rain this morning. DPW Director Richard Stinson reported the town received about 5 1/2 inches of snow, much more than...

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Rail trail progress update

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Rail trail progress update

Published in the November 15, 2018 edition. By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will tentatively hold a public hearing on the proposed rail trail’s 25 percent design this winter, Recreational Path Committee (RPC) Chairman Gerard Noumi told the Board of Selectmen last week. Noumi appeared before the selectmen to give a status update on...

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New roof eyed for Greenwood School

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on New roof eyed for Greenwood School

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The School Department will ask the town for a new roof at the Greenwood School next year, an item that comes with a $650,000 price tag. The School Committee last night reviewed the FY 2020 list of capital requests and discussed the list with top school administrators. Fiscal Year 2020 begins on July 1,...

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Thanksgiving Throwback: ’95 Warriors edge Melrose 28-27

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Thanksgiving Throwback: ’95 Warriors edge Melrose 28-27

Published in the November 19, 2018 edition. MELROSE — In today’s edition of the Thanksgiving Throwback, we are heading back to 1995 when the Wakefield Warriors continued a Thanksgiving winning streak against Melrose with a back-and-forth, 28-27 victory. The win was the third in a row on Thanksgiving for Wakefield who won 14 straight from 1993 to 2007. The 1995...

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Thanksgiving Throwback: ’85 Warriors shut out Melrose in the snow

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Thanksgiving Throwback: ’85 Warriors shut out Melrose in the snow

Published November 14, 2018 WAKEFIELD — In today’s edition of the Thanksgiving Throwback, we hop back in the DeLorean to 1985 where Wakefield hosted Melrose on a snowy morning in the 26th annual Thanksgiving Showdown. The following is part of a game story that appeared in the Daily Item’s Friday, November 29 edition.  “The weather was more fitting for...

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Warriors get second overall at Div. 3 EMass State Championship

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors get second overall at Div. 3 EMass State Championship

Published in the November 13, 2018 edition. WRENTHAM — The Division 3 EMass State Championship title was on the top of the list for the Wakefield boys’ cross country team to add to their achievements. Even though the boys had a tough day on the course, they still managed a runner-up finish to take home some hardware and earn...

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Ground attack leads Warriors to 49-28 win over Boston Latin

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Ground attack leads Warriors to 49-28 win over Boston Latin

Published in the November 12, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — During a soaking rain that was more like a monsoon at times on Friday night, the Wakefield Warriors and Boston Latin Wolfpack put on a show at Landrigan Field, scoring a combined 77 points. The game was tied 14-14 at halftime but the Warriors embraced the rain...

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Virginia A. Hopkins, 86

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Virginia A. Hopkins, 86

Published in the November 19, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Virginia A. “Ginny” Hopkins, 86, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Melrose on August 17, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Angela (Pizzano) Capone. Ginny was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate...

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Mary F. Paiva, 85

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Mary F. Paiva, 85

Published in the November 16, 2018 edition. BOXFORD — Mary F. (Zappala) Paiva, 85, of Boxford, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport. Born in Melrose on March 15, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Anne Mary (McLaughlin) Zappala of Wakefield. She was also the stepdaughter of the late...

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Edward F. McNeely, 83

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Edward F. McNeely, 83

Published in the November 15, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Edward F. McNeely, 83, of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2018 at Melrose Wakefield Hospital in Melrose, Massachusetts Ed was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and a friend of many. Ed valued and cherished his family and was happy when they were...

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Norma Elizabeth LeBlanc, 68

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Norma Elizabeth LeBlanc, 68

Published in the November 15, 2018 edition. AMESBURY — Norma Elizabeth (Rose) LeBlanc, 68, passed away on November 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Norma was born on March 28, 1950 in Boston, the first daughter of Norman James and Elizabeth Rose (Buckley). After 21 months of courtship, she married the love of her life,...

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