Salem St. projects review continues

Posted by on Jan 15, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Salem St. projects review continues

Published in the January 15, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — One of the two proposed residential building projects on Salem Street appears close to wrapping up the permitting process with the Zoning Board of Appeals, while the other looks to be heading back to the drawing board. A number of outstanding issues with a proposed 30-unit condominium...

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Local businesses honored

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Local businesses honored

Published in the January 14, 2021 edition. BY MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Two local businesses were recognized at this week’s Town Council meeting after they were honored at MassEcon’s 17th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. Batten Brothers Signs in Greenwood and Carols Cafe on Tuttle Street were honored recently by MassEcon, a statewide non-profit alliance of private and public sector...

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Civics lesson

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Civics lesson

Published in the January 14, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA  A certain kind of bias has long been suspected in public education but has always been vigorously denied. So, I commend School Committee member Greg Liakos for his honesty and forthrightness this week in loudly and proudly confirming what many have long believed. He brought politics into the School...

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Warrior girls’ hoop can’t find rhythm in loss to Watertown

Posted by on Jan 13, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warrior girls’ hoop can’t find rhythm in loss to Watertown

Published January 13, 2021 By DAN PAWLOWSKI MIA FORTI hit a clutch 3 in the 4th quarter and collected four rebounds against Watertown on Saturday. (Dan Pawlowski File Photo) WATERTOWN — The Wakefield High girls’ basketball team couldn’t get comfortable on the road in their second game of the season Saturday against Watertown.  The Raiders and Warriors played to...

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Another Warrior-Wildcat boys’ hockey classic

Posted by on Jan 11, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Another Warrior-Wildcat boys’ hockey classic

Wilmington comes back from three down to tie 3-3 Published in the January 11, 2021 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI STONEHAM — A better Monday than a Friday; the Sasquatch; an uneventful trip to CostCo. Add to that list of things that don’t exist: a boring Wakefield vs. Wilmington hockey game.   The Warriors hosted the Wildcats on Sunday morning at...

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Strong senior class ready to lead Wakefield gymnastics in ’21

Posted by on Dec 30, 2020 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Strong senior class ready to lead Wakefield gymnastics in ’21

Published in the December 30, 2020 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Over the course of just a few years, the Wakefield High gymnastics team transformed from a group struggling to hold their own against an overwhelmingly talented Middlesex League to one of the elite programs in the region.  In fact, if you wanted to pick an exact timeframe, three years would...

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Karin S. Hellmer

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Karin S. Hellmer

Published in the January 14, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Karin S. Hellmer, or “Kory” to most that knew her, was born on January 16, 1943 to the late Greta and Carl M. Hellmer. She spent her childhood in Lynnfield, where she was active in the Girl Scouts and built friendships that would last a lifetime. Early on she found...

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Helen H. McCree

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Published in the January 14, 2021 edition. CAMBRIDGE — Helen H. (Stanzyk) McCree, a resident of Cambridge and formerly of Wakefield, passed away on January 11, 2021. Helen was the wife of the late Robert E. McCree. She is survived by her daughter, Diane J. McCree (Melissa J. Vaughn) of Belmont. She leaves her niece Ann Marie Locwin (Frank Locwin), and great-nephews Brian Locwin (Elena...

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Robert L. Rouillard, 89

Posted by on Jan 13, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Robert L. Rouillard, 89

National Guard veteran, fluent in three languages Published January 13, 2021 MALDEN — Robert L. “Bob” Rouillard, 89, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2021. Robert was born in Stoneham on Jan. 9, 1932, and grew up in Malden. He was the son of the late Lewis and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Rouillard. Robert graduated from Malden High School with the...

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