Town helps Richard Bayrd celebrate 92 years

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Town helps Richard Bayrd celebrate 92 years

A BIRTHDAY BANNER signed by hundreds of well-wishers was presented to Richard Bayrd in front of his Yale Avenue home by his daughter Deb Bayrd and his grandson David Bayrd. (Mark Sardella Photo) By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town turned out in force yesterday afternoon to help one of its most respected citizens celebrate his 92nd birthday. Richard...

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Warrior logo vote still matters

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Warrior logo vote still matters

Published in the April 8, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA By now, you’ve probably heard that the School Committee voted on March 23 to eliminate the Wakefield Warrior logo. You may have inferred from that 5-2 vote that the issue is settled and the April 27 Town Election vote on the Warrior logo ballot question is now moot. That’s...

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GMS principal is leaving

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on GMS principal is leaving

Published in the April 8, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — The popular leader of the Galvin Middle School is moving on. Adam Colantuoni wrote in a message yesterday to Galvin families that he has accepted another administrative job in Salem.  He wrote, “It is bittersweet to share this email with you this afternoon. After serving as the principal of the...

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Hollywood kingpins hit town

Posted by on Apr 6, 2021 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off on Hollywood kingpins hit town

THE FILM CREW made some alterations to the Wakefield Bowladrome in preparation for shooting yesterday’s scenes for “The Tender Bar,” George Clooney’s forthcoming film starring Ben Affleck and Max Casella. The sign depicts tenpin bowling, whereas the Wakefield Bowladrome has only ever offered candlepin bowling.  (Mark Sardella Photo) Published in the April 6, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA...

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Trio of Wakefield athletes named winter All-Stars for St. Mary’s

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Trio of Wakefield athletes named winter All-Stars for St. Mary’s

Published April 7, 2021 COLBY MAGLIOZZI ALYSSA GROSSI LYNN — Three student athletes from Wakefield earned All-Star honors at St. Mary’s Lynn for their work during the winter season.  Felicia D’Alessandro, Alyssa Grossi and Colby Magliozzi, all seniors from Wakefield, each got the nod as 2021 Catholic Central League All-Stars. FELICIA D’ALESSANDRO D’Alessandro was named an All-Star for the girls’...

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Hurley the hero as Wakefield beats Burlington 9-7

Posted by on Apr 5, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Hurley the hero as Wakefield beats Burlington 9-7

Published in the April 5, 2021 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — Saturday morning felt more like an early November day than it did an early April day – and that was fitting weather for a football game as Wakefield hosted Burlington on the gridiron. The day began with a Senior Day ceremony where all of the senior Warriors...

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Burlington storms back to win five-set thriller

Posted by on Apr 2, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off on Burlington storms back to win five-set thriller

Published in the April 2, 2021 edition. By DAN PAWLOWSKI WAKEFIELD — A playoff atmosphere can absolutely occur in the regular season.  The Wakefield High volleyball team hosted Burlington at the Charbonneau Field House on Tuesday night with both teams sporting 4-0 records.  What ensued was a five-set thriller between two teams who refused to give up.  The Warriors,...

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Aleta A. Black, 92

Posted by on Apr 6, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Aleta A. Black, 92

Published in the April 6, 2021 edition. LYNNFIELD — Aleta A. Black passed away peacefully on April 1, 2021. She would have celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sunday, April 4. Aleta was born in Lincoln (Fredericton), New Brunswick, Canada to Leslie and Helen (Targett) Cail. She was also proud to be a Canadian and retained her Canadian citizenship her...

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Lorraine Donovan, 93

Posted by on Apr 5, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Lorraine Donovan, 93

Published in the April 5, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Lorraine A. Donovan, 93, of Wakefield, formerly of Lynnfield and Stoneham, died Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Brightview Senior Living in Wakefield. Born in Medford on May 12, 1927, she was the daughter of the late James and Lillian (Donahue) MacDonald. Lorraine was a graduate of Malden Catholic Girls...

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Ronald A. Schneider, 78

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off on Ronald A. Schneider, 78

Published in the April 1, 2021 edition. WAKEFIELD — Ronald Alan Schneider, 78, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, March 29 surrounded by his loving family after an eight year battle with Alzheimer’s. Ron was born on April 13, 1942 in Norwood and was the son of the late Alfred S. and Gertrude E. (Eccleston)...

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