First Baptist service marks fire anniversary

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on First Baptist service marks fire anniversary

Published in the October 22, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Tomorrow night marks the first anniversary of a devastating fire that destroyed the stately First Baptist Church at the corner of Lafayette and Common streets. A service is planned at the site of the old — and future — church tomorrow beginning at 6:30 p.m. Organizers anticipate that it will...

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Police offer Halloween safety tips

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Police offer Halloween safety tips

Published in the October 21, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — Chief Steven Skory and the Wakefield Police Department want to remind families of several important safety tips as they prepare to take their children trick-or-treating. The Wakefield Police Department wishes to offer the following tips to the community to help ensure everyone has a fun and safe Halloween. Children should: •...

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Top town boards discuss money

Posted by on Oct 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Top town boards discuss money

Published in the October 18, 2019 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Last night’s “Tri-Board” meeting at the Galvin Middle School was a kind of summit on the town’s finances, with three of the town’s top boards getting together in advance of the municipal budget season. The meeting took place in a far better fiscal atmosphere than in 2008,...

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Warriors impress in multiple races at Twilight Invitational

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Warriors impress in multiple races at Twilight Invitational

Published in the October 22, 2019 edition. FALMOUTH — Two-thousand runners from across the state ventured across the Bourne Bridge on Friday evening to race fast in a competitive environment over the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in Falmouth. The 5K course was lined with lights over the three one mile loops. Every year, kids blaze through the flat course on their...

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Shorthanded Warriors beat Watertown on Senior Night, 26-7

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Shorthanded Warriors beat Watertown on Senior Night, 26-7

Published in the October 21, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — Seniors or freshmen, it doesn’t really matter to the Wakefield High football team. They just wanted a win. Hosting 2-3 Freedom Division foe Watertown for Senior Night on Friday, the 2-3 Warriors needed a victory, not just for their chances of making the Div. 4 North Playoff bracket,...

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Golfers are tourney bound for second straight season

Posted by on Oct 18, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Golfers are tourney bound for second straight season

Published in the October 18, 2019 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI NORTH READING — The Wakefield High golf team is off to states once again. The Warriors punched their ticket with a 46-26 win over Wilmington last week at the Hillview Country Club in North Reading. It is the second consecutive season that the Warriors will be competing as a team at...

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Judith Ann Brown

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Judith Ann Brown

Published in the October 17, 2019 edition. HAMPTON, N.H. — Judith Ann (Rugg) Brown, of Hampton passed peacefully on October 16, 2019. Judi was the daughter of the late Phillip and Bertha (Coleman) Rugg formerly of Portsmouth, N.H. She is survived by her son, United States Ambassador Scott Brown, his wife Gail Huff Brown of Rye, N.H. and their...

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Donald T. Young, 84

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Donald T. Young, 84

Veteran photojournalist Published October 16, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Donald T. Young, 84, a lifelong resident of Wakefield and a veteran newspaper photographer, died on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Mr. Young was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1955; Franklin Technical Institution, Boston, Class of 1956 (majoring in photography); and New England School of Art, Boston, Class of 1959...

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Nancy F. Malonson, 62

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Nancy F. Malonson, 62

Loved all animals, especially her cats Published October 16, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Nancy F. Malonson, 62, a longtime Wakefield resident, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at her residence with her family by her side. Born in Everett on November 23, 1956 she was the daughter of Paul and Anne (Gilmore) Fazzina. Nancy was raised in Wakefield and was a...

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