Tarrant Lane plan scaled back

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Tarrant Lane plan scaled back

Published in the March 19, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The developer of a proposed 40B apartment complex on Tarrant Lane has reduced the number of units in a redesigned plan presented to the Zoning Board of Appeals last week. Tarrant Lane Apartments was initially proposed on Jan. 9 by developer Anthony Bonacorso as a 190-unit rental...

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The wonders of STEAM

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on The wonders of STEAM

Published in the March 18, 2019 edition. By SARAH ROEHRICH WAKEFIELD — On Thursday, March 14 — Pi Day — the Wakefield Public Schools STEAM Community Task Force hosted STEAM Night for the second time at the Galvin Middle School. STEAM Night is an opportunity for educators and professionals from science, technology, engineering, art and math to share their...

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Town seeking volunteers for board and commission openings

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Town seeking volunteers for board and commission openings

Published in the March 18, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Town Administrator’s office is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on one of the following committees. Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest via email to Sherri Dalton, Executive Assistant to the Town Administrator at sdalton@wakefield.ma.us by Monday April 1 at 4:30 p.m. Appointments will be made in April...

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TSF’s 39th annual phonathon March 23

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on TSF’s 39th annual phonathon March 23

Published in the March 18, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Local high school students will be calling Wakefield residents on Saturday, March 23 between noon and 4 p.m. as part of The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield’s 39th Annual Phonathon. The student volunteers will be calling from the Americal Civic Center where TSF has its office. According to TSF of Wakefield Phonathon...

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Warriors have seven wrestlers selected M.L. All-Stars

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors have seven wrestlers selected M.L. All-Stars

Published March 13, 2019 WAKEFIELD — The Div. 3 North champion Wakefield Warriors had seven wrestlers recently named as Middlesex League All-Stars. Wakefield’s strong senior class was well-represented amongst the Freedom Division All-Stars as captains Aidan Armstrong (132 lbs.), Derek Dimascio (195 lbs.) and Mike Yirrell (182 lbs.) all got the nod. Additionally, junior Brock Johnson (138 lbs.) and sophomore Joao...

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Diaz, Fetherston, Jellison represent Wakefield at Nationals in NYC

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Diaz, Fetherston, Jellison represent Wakefield at Nationals in NYC

Published March 12, 2019 NEW YORK CITY — Over the weekend, high school athletes from all over the country embarked on the New Balance Armory in New York City to compete against the best. The meet itself is a preview of some future NCAA Champions and Olympians. The qualifying standards are strict. While many set their sights on All...

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Third annual Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K April 20

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Third annual Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K April 20

Published in the March 7, 2019 edition. BOSTON — The third annual Ryan Shaw Memorial 5K Run is being held on Saturday, April 20 along the Charles River at Boston’s DCR Artesani Park in remembrance of Northeastern University student Ryan Scott Shaw. Registration starts at 10:15 a.m. while the race begins at 12 p.m. Ryan passed away at the...

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Michael E. Stanley, 56

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Michael E. Stanley, 56

Published in the March 19, 2019 edition. FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Michael Edward Stanley, 56, formerly of Wakefield and Reading, Mass. passed peacefully on March 8, 2019 at Longwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, Fla. Michael was born in Winchester, Mass. on April 11, 1962 to the late Alice Mae (Amirault) Stanley/Richardson and Edward (Tony) H. Stanley. He...

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Stephen Whicher, 68

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Stephen Whicher, 68

Published in the March 19, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Stephen Jeremiah Whicher, 68, died on March 11, 2019. Born December 30, 1950, in Rhode Island to Marion L. (Jones) and Ralph F. Whicher, he graduated from Wakefield High School in 1967. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1971 with a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering. Steve served...

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Roland A. Coté, 95

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Roland A. Coté, 95

Published in the March 19, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Roland A. Coté, 95, a longtime resident of Wakefield passed away on March 17, 2019. Born in New Bedford, he was the son of Osias and Herminie (Trahan) Coté. After high school he served in the United States Army and upon his return he began his career as a salesman. Roland...

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Evelina L. Bugli, 90

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Evelina L. Bugli, 90

Published in the March 18, 2019 edition. STONEHAM — Evelina L. Bugli, 90, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, died Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Boston on July 9, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Arturo and Luigia (Vendramin) Sacilotto. Mrs. Bugli was raised in Boston and was a graduate...

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John Moccia, 80

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on John Moccia, 80

Published in the March 14, 2019 edition EPPING, N.H. — John I. Moccia, 80, of Epping, N.H., formerly of Wakefield, Mass., died on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Hyder Hospice House, Dover, N.H. He was born on April 25, 1938 in Melrose, Mass., the son of Vito J. and Mary (Carmella Palumbo) Moccia. He was a graduate of Wakefield High...

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Margaret Grady, 73

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Margaret Grady, 73

Enjoyed arts and crafts, especially painting rocks Published March 13, 2019 KENNEBUNK, Maine — Margaret Mary “Margo” Grady, 73, of Kennebunk, formerly of Wakefield, Mass, died peacefully Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Kennebunk Center for Rehabilitation following a period of failing health with her loving family at her side. Margo, to all who knew her, was born April...

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