Local Eats Week kicks off at ACE

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Local Eats Week kicks off at ACE

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Local Eats Week, a 10 day website and social media campaign celebrating food, art, community, and conversation is coming to Wakefield March 1 through 11. To kick things off, local artists and restaureteurs are cooking up a three-day interactive experience in downtown Wakefield, with a heaping spoonful of culinary creativity in the spotlight. From March 1 through 3, community members are invited to participate in Art & Edibles, an exhibition that’s inspired by, and created from, our community’s love of...

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Top 50 made at least $125K each last year

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Top 50 made at least $125K each last year

By BOB BURGESS WAKEFIELD — The bar just keeps rising in the world of municipal employee compensation. In Wakefield, no one among the top 50 paid town workers in 2017 made less than $125,995. In 2016, no one in the top 50 made less than $120,000. As much as things change, however, they remain the same: only one woman is among the highest paid employees in Wakefield. And she oversees the town’s public school system. As is the case in any community, more police were among the town’s top...

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Town Election 2018 update

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Town Election 2018 update

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — With just over a week left to obtain nomination papers for any opening on the 2018 municipal election ballot, little interest has been shown in either of two seats on the School Committee. So far, two relatively new faces to elected politics in Wakefield have expressed a desire to serve on the committee that oversees the town’s public education system. They are Colleen E. Guida, 49 Renwick Rd., and James A. Horne, 1055 Main St. The two School Committee incumbents, Rob Tiro...

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Skaters survive Brookline

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Skaters survive Brookline

Need one today for tournament appearance Published in the February 23, 2018 edition. By DAN ZIMMERMAN STONEHAM – After narrowly edging non-league opponent Brookline in Wednesday’s matinee at the Stoneham Arena, the Wakefield High School boys’ hockey team now hopes to make it a one-two punch when they face Wilmington in their regular season finale on Friday. By defeating Brookline, 4-3, the Warriors claimed two of the three points they required to advance to the MIAA Tournament via the Sullivan Rule, which allows teams with sub-.500 records an opportunity to...

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Girls’ hockey tournament bound after Senior Night win

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Girls’ hockey tournament bound after Senior Night win

Seedings for D2 North Tourney to be decided Saturday Published in the February 21, 2018 edition By DAN MARGARITA STONEHAM — The Wakefield High girls’ hockey team played their final game of the regular season yesterday, and came away with 6-2 victory over Wayland-Weston at the Stoneham Arena. As the last home game it was Senior Night and all of Wakefield’s seniors were feted with flowers before the game. There was a lot more than flowers at stake in the game, however. Wakefield needed a victory to qualify for...

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Boys’ hoop wins OT thriller on Senior Night

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Boys’ hoop wins OT thriller on Senior Night

Warriors close season with back-to-back victories Published in the February 20, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Senior Night’s usually provide positive memories that last a lifetime, win or lose. But sometimes they’re so much sweeter. The Wakefield High boys’ basketball team might not have expected supreme excitement at their senior night on Thursday. They were out of postseason contention, battling a Stoneham team with a similar record. It can be tough for a senior class to play with the same type of motivation and desire during these...

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Mary-Ellen Chanley, 67

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Mary-Ellen Chanley, 67

Published in the February 22, 2018 edition. GARDNER — Mary-Ellen (Robertie) Chanley, 67, of Gardner, died peacefully Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in her residence surrounded by family, after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Boston on October 22, 1950, she was the daughter of Norbert and Frances (O’Conner) Robertie. Mary-Ellen graduated from Wakefield High School with the Class of 1969. She was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner, and its Ladies of Ste. Anne Society. Mary-Ellen found her calling...

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Maurie A. Haver, 85

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Maurie A. Haver, 85

Published in the February 20, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Maurie Ann Haver, 85, of Wakefield, passed away on February 18, 2018. She was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1951. After graduation, she had a brief stint at the Palace of Sweets Ice Cream & Soda Shoppe in Malden and then it was off to serve in the Air Force as a WAF. After basic training at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., she served as a Transfer Specialist at Lackland Air Force Base, San...

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Gwenn E. Therrien, 67

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Gwenn E. Therrien, 67

Published in the February 19, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Gwenn E. Therrien, 67, of Wakefield, died Friday, February 16, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brave battle with cancer. Born in St. Johnsbury, VT, she was the daughter of the Doris (Cheney) Therrien and late Russell Therrien. Gwenn was raised and educated in Cabot, VT and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Vermont. She then became a bank examiner for the Comptroller of the Currency at the Treasury Department, and...

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