Town celebrates summer tomorrow

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Town celebrates summer tomorrow

Published in the August 17, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Tomorrow afternoon into the early evening, weather permitting, Wakefield celebrates the summer with its annual Festival Italia. (Organizers were meeting this morning to determine whether to postpone the festivities to Sunday.) Along closed sections of Main Street and Albion Street, there will be activities for kids, street performers, musicians, dancers, food and...

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Walton will be ready for start of school

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Walton will be ready for start of school

Published in the August 16, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The Walton School is expected to be ready for faculty and students by the Sept. 6 start of school even as “two shifts of tradesmen” are “working overtime” to complete the $6 million addition/renovation of the school before the end of summer vacation. “We do anticipate that...

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Tamagini of NYC returns to Wakefield

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Published in the August 16, 2018 edition. By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Lisa-Anne Tamagini, formerly of Wakefield and now a New York City resident, did not fall far from her musical family tree. Like her mother, she pursued a career in music, voice in particular. A well-known singer and voice teacher in New York City, she has returned this...

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Brewers walk off wild game two in Twi Finals, 8-7

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Brewers walk off wild game two in Twi Finals, 8-7

Series tied 1-1; game three tonight Published in the August 17, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — There’s a general consensus in town that the best fireworks in Wakefield happen on the 4th of July. The ones at Moulton in August aren’t bad either. It’s been an extremely competitive, thrilling and at times contentious Twi League playoffs. Game...

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Merchants score four in 6th to top Reds 7-5 in game one of ICL semis

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Merchants score four in 6th to top Reds 7-5 in game one of ICL semis

Published in the August 16, 2018 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI MELROSE — Too bad it wasn’t in the seventh. That’s the only possible way Joe Barry’s three-run double in the sixth inning could have been any more clutch. With a full count, two outs, bases loaded and the Merchants down 4-3, Barry wasn’t hoping for a borderline pitch he...

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Wakefield resident Kevin Dougherty a finalist in Bruins’ National Anthem Contest

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Wakefield resident Kevin Dougherty a finalist in Bruins’ National Anthem Contest

Published in the August 15, 2018 edition BOSTON — For the first time in 42 years, the Boston Bruins are searching for a new National Anthem singer.  Kevin Dougherty is up to the task.  The Wakefield resident was one of 52 invited to audition at the Boston Garden.  Dougherty, a United States Navy Veteran, was named the 2018 Distinguished...

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Susanjo Caira, 54

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Published in the August 16, 2018 edition. MELROSE — Susanjo (Leavy) Caira, 54, passed away at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Saturday morning, August 11, 2018 with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Brian Caira. Sue was born in Malden. She was raised and educated in Melrose and a 1981 graduate of...

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James A. Andaralo, 27

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on James A. Andaralo, 27

Published in the August 13, 2018 edition. BRIGHTON — James A. Andaralo, 27, of Brighton and a former Wakefield, resident died Friday, August 10, 2018. James was born in Minsk, Belarus on August 11, 1990 and was the beloved son of Alexander and Elena (Shavel) Andaralo of Wakefield. James and his family came to the United States when he...

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Marcia Hicks, 63

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Marcia Hicks, 63

Published in the August 13, 2018 edition. BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — Marcia Jean (Troughton) Hicks, 63, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of 37 years of Chester Hicks, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Born on February 28, 1955 in Arlington, Mass. to John Troughton and the late Betty (Chandler) Troughton, she was raised in Wakefield, Mass. and has been...

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