Charging forward

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Charging forward

Published in the November 21, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA If you thought the local plastic bag ban passed by the town a couple of years ago was bad, take heart. It’s about to get a lot worse. The Massachusetts Legislature is considering a measure that would ban plastic bags statewide. The State Senate is now debating the legislation...

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2020 Sweetser Lectures announced

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on 2020 Sweetser Lectures announced

Published in the November 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Wakefield’s venerable Sweetser Lecture Series has three speakers booked for its 2020 season. All three lectures will be in The Savings Bank Theatre at Wakefield High School, 60 Farm St., Wakefield. Each lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. on its scheduled evening. Tickets for a single lecture are $10 with a special discount price of $25...

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Veterans Advisory Board would like to grow

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Veterans Advisory Board would like to grow

Published November 20, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The chairman of the Veterans Advisory Board would like to see the board expanded so that additional members can do more to assist in getting the word out to Wakefield veterans about services and benefits available to them. Chairman Jay Pinette appeared before the Town Council last week to update...

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Girls’ soccer team celebrates season at banquet

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Girls’ soccer team celebrates season at banquet

Mondello, Purcell, Porter named All-Stars Published in the November 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High varsity girls’ soccer team recently held their annual end of the season banquet. Wakefield thanked their seniors, Kathryn Kerrigan, Emma Lambiaso, Winnie Mylan, Lillian Jones, Paige Dube, Abby Mondello, Lily Smith, Sarah Melanson, Julia Castellano and Kyleigh Flannigan for their dedication to...

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Thanksgiving football tickets on sale now

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Thanksgiving football tickets on sale now

Published November 20, 2019 Tickets for the 60th annual Wakefield vs. Melrose Thanksgiving Day football game are on sale now at Smith’s Drug Store on Main Street. Advanced ticket prices are $5 for students and $7 for adults. Tickets bought on game day will be $10. This year’s game is set to kickoff at 10:15 a.m. at Melrose High’s...

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Sweeney’s 5th TD gives Wakefield 42-35 win over North Reading

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Sweeney’s 5th TD gives Wakefield 42-35 win over North Reading

Published in the November 19, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI NORTH READING — How do you follow up a five-touchdown game? Easy, just do it again. Following his five-touchdown effort at home against Dracut on Nov. 8, sophomore running back Aidan Sweeney rushed over to North Reading on Friday and ran in five more to help the Warriors beat a...

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Helen A. McKinnon, 89

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Helen A. McKinnon, 89

Published in the November 21, 2019 edition. EVERETT — Helen A. (Rosolko) McKinnon, 89, died at her home in Everett on November 20, 2019. Helen was born in Jamaica Plain, was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School and from Simmons College with a bachelor’s degree. Mrs. McKinnon was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Everett and a...

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Francis E. Graham Jr., 52

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Francis E. Graham Jr., 52

Published in the November 21, 2019 edition. DANVERS — Francis “Frankie” E. Graham Jr., 52, a resident of the Hogan’s House Regional Department of Mental Retardation in Danvers, formerly of Reading, passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Frankie is the loving son of Gale (Feugill) Graham and the late Francis E. Graham Sr. He is the...

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Barbara J. Ciullo, 83

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Barbara J. Ciullo, 83

Enjoyed arts and crafts, dancing and her grandchildren Published November 20, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Barbara J. (Keane) Ciullo, 83, a devoted mother and loving wife of Wakefield and formerly of Springvale, Maine, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Brightview Assisted Living in Wakefield surrounded by her family. She was born in Woburn on October 11,...

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