MLK Day celebration honors diversity, inclusiveness

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on MLK Day celebration honors diversity, inclusiveness

Published January 23, 2019 By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — In spite of the brutally cold weather on Monday, Jan. 21, Wakefield’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration drew a respectable number of people to the Galvin Middle School auditorium to hear inspiring stories, applaud award recipients and pay tribute to the late Wakefield Human Rights Commission (HRC) Founder William...

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A sweet story: The Gagnes continue a family vanilla business

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on A sweet story: The Gagnes continue a family vanilla business

Published in the January 22, 2019 edition. By NOAH GREIF WAKEFIELD — Charles and Marc Gagne, along with parents Mat and Christina, use their family-made Mount Vanilla vanilla flavoring for just about anything. Of course it is frequently used in baked goods but it can also be added to your morning coffee and even, as Marc and Charles suggest,...

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Clearing a wintry mess

Posted by on Jan 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Clearing a wintry mess

Published in the January 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — A messy wintry mix, combined with bitter cold, continued to impact our region this morning, a day after Wakefield saw about 9 inches of snow fall in the first big storm of 2019. Travel was hampered — and discouraged — Saturday night into Sunday morning as crews worked to get...

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Coach Ross Ickes secures 350th win as Warriors sweep quad meet

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Coach Ross Ickes secures 350th win as Warriors sweep quad meet

Published January 23, 2019 By RYAN MARSH WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Warrior wrestling team looked to start their Martin Luther King Jr. weekend off right by sweeping their matches at the quad meet on Friday the Jan. 18. Wakefield hosted Wilmington, Tyngsborough and Pentucket for a Friday night quad meet. The first matchup of the night was against Wilmington....

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Warrior sweep: Girls’ and Boys’ hoop pick up big wins in Burlington

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warrior sweep: Girls’ and Boys’ hoop pick up big wins in Burlington

Published in the January 22, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI BURLINGTON — Trust us when we tell you Friday night hoop doubleheaders in the Middlesex League should be here to stay. From 1994 to 2012, having both girls’ and boys’ varsity teams play doubleheaders at the same site was a tradition. For the next six seasons it was back-and-forth. Some...

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Boys’ co-op swim team beats Tigers, Generals

Posted by on Jan 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Boys’ co-op swim team beats Tigers, Generals

Published in the January 21, 2019 edition. By KAITLIN PATT IPSWICH – The Wakefield-Lynnfield Boys’ co-op swim team had a great meet against the Ipswich boys on Jan. 2 and a fantastic meet against the Hamilton-Wenham Generals on Jan. 5 to improve their record to 4-0 in league play.  “The boys have many personal best times since the start...

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Joseph E. Trahan, 91

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Joseph E. Trahan, 91

U.S. Navy veteran of WWII Published January 23, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Joseph E. “Micky” Trahan, Sr., 91, of Wakefield, died on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. Born in Boston on June 26, 1927, he was the son of the late John A. and Angelina T. (D’Eon) Trahan. Mr. Trahan was raised...

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Helen M. Cahill, 85

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Helen M. Cahill, 85

Avid bingo and card player Published January 23, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Helen M. “Sis” Cahill, 85, formerly of Wakefield, died on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Born in Stoneham on July 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Stanaford) O’Brien. Mrs. Cahill was a graduate of Somerville High School...

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Diana Roberts, 78

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Diana Roberts, 78

Local realtor at Century 21 Greers for more than 20 years Published January 23, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Diana Roberts, 78, of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 17, 2019. She was a longtime Wakefield resident. Diana was born on April 5, 1940. Diana was a resilient, vibrant optimist who loved life and lived for...

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