Assessor agreement renewed

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Assessor agreement renewed

Published in the December 17, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The towns of Wakefield and Reading have agreed to renew the intermunicipal agreement whereby they share the services of Director of Assessments Victor Santaniello. The new three-year agreement begins on Jan. 1, 2019, and expires on Dec. 31, 2021. Both the Wakefield Town Council and the Reading Select...

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More than 100 raise voices at Community ‘Messiah Sing’

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Published in the December 17, 2018 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Community Messiah Sing was held at First Parish Congregational Church (FPCC) Friday night, Dec. 14. Well over 100 people turned out for what has become a favorite Christmas tradition. Those participating sat in pews sectioned off for soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers. Following welcome...

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Learn Anywhere program assessed

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Learn Anywhere program assessed

Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The pros and cons of the Wakefield Public Schools’ Learn Anywhere Project were hashed out at a recent School Committee meeting as part of a presentation by a committee charged with evaluating the program. The Learn Anywhere Project consists of three parts: Distance learning during school cancellation...

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Warriors feed off Red Sea to beat reigning state champion Watertown, 62-49

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Published in the December 17, 2018 edition. THE BENCH was involved in every play on Friday night against Watertown, including this 3-pointer by senior Billy O’Keefe.(Dan Pawlowski Photo) By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — For the first five minutes, it felt more like the Beebe Library than the Charbonneau Field House. Getting the silent treatment from a routinely rowdy Red Sea...

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Warriors fall to Winchester in season opener

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Lawrence excited to build up program in first year Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WOBURN — As first steps go, it was certainly in the right direction for the Wakefield High boys’ hockey team on Tuesday night at O’Brien Ice Rink as they matched up against Winchester. Winchester, coming off a trip to the...

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‘It’s a tie that feels like a win’

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on ‘It’s a tie that feels like a win’

Warriors score with 5 seconds left to stun Winchester By DAN PAWLOWSKI WOBURN — How’s that for game one? Facing a 4-2 deficit with three minutes left against Winchester on Tuesday night at O’Brien Ice Rink, the Wakefield High girls’ hockey team decided their season wouldn’t start this way. “In the third period, the momentum was shifting and I saw...

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MSgt. (ret.) John Buckley, 77

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Published in the December 17, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — MSgt. (ret.) John Stewart Buckley, 77, departed this life on December 1, 2018 at his home in Wakefield after a short illness. John was born in Cambridge on June 21, 1941 and was raised by his maternal uncle and aunt, Dr. Eugene F. and Anna M. (Dickeson) Galvin and their...

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Amandee Elaine Hoctor, 23

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Amandee Elaine Hoctor, 23

Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Amandee Elaine Hoctor, 23, a lifelong Wakefield resident died unexpectedly after a long battle with addiction on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. She was born in Methuen on May 15, 1995 and was a graduate of St. Joseph School and the Northeast Vocational High School, Class of 2013. She is survived...

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Mary Ann Doherty, 85

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Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Mary Ann Doherty, 85, of Wakefield, died peacefully December 13, 2018 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in South Boston on December 8, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Ignaz and Anna (Kevartas) Voveris. Mrs. Doherty was raised and educated in South Boston. At the age of...

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