Tiro apologizes for ‘honest mistake’

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By BOB BURGESS WAKEFIELD — School Committeeman Rob Tiro, a Holy Cross senior elected to office last week, this morning answered critics who claim his campaign didn’t play fair during the last few days of the campaign. In particular, the chairman of the committee to reelect Janine Iengo Cook to the School Committee — Fred Rich LaRiccia — has demanded an apology. Cook lost out in a three-way race for two three year terms on the school board. Over the last week of the campaign, Tiro’s people sent out a mailer and a newspaper insert that included...

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School breakfast to cost more

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By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Starting in September, students in Wakefield’s school district will pay 25 cents more for breakfast. At last Tuesday’s school board meeting, members voted unanimously to increase the price from $1.25 to $1.50 per breakfast but the increase will not affect rates that are already reduced, such as those in the free or reduced-lunch program. Following the vote, Kristen Morello, who heads up the school nutrition program for Wakefield and Reading, gave a report on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s...

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Busy weekend for police

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WAKEFIELD — Police over the weekend responded to a host of motor-vehicle related accidents, including a pedestrian accident in the area of 627 Main St. Saturday afternoon. Police said that a 9-year-old girl was taken to Lahey Clinic in Burlington for treatment of cuts to her knees, elbow and wrist suffered during the accident. According to witnesses, the girl ran between two cars into traffic on Main Street without stopping and a 62-year-old man from Haverhill driving a 2010 Ford did not see her until it was too late. The girl’s parents were...

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Softball team has more than enough against Winchester

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Warriors blast Sachems 13-1 to end two-game slide By DAN MARGARITA WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High softball team hosted Winchester and sent its guest away in rude fashion, beating the Sachems 13-1 in a game that was called due to the “mercy rule” to bring their record to 8-3 on Friday afternoon at Vets’ Field. “It was a strange game. It wasn’t our greatest game. I’m probably being picky when I say this but I thought we could’ve hit the ball a little harder. I don’t think we had any shots in the outfield but a W is a W,” said Wakefield...

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Baseball team wins the battle against Winchester

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Warriors prevail in 4-2 contest for seventh victory of the year By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — Sophomore right-hander Mike Guanci earned his third victory of the season on the mound and is 3-0 on the year. But on Friday afternoon at Walsh Field, Guanci didn’t have his best stuff but battled valiantly and gave the Wakefield Memorial High baseball team a chance to win. The Warriors also got good relief pitching from Joe Stackhouse and Andrew Auld, played good defense and had some timely hitting as they topped Winchester by a 4-2 score. Wakefield...

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Local runners honor Armenian Genocide Centennial during Boston Marathon

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Wakefield’s Suzie Oliveira was among the group of marathoners BOSTON —  More than 20 runners in the 119th Boston Marathon proudly honored the history and legacy of the Armenian Genocide, which marked its centennial just four days after the internationally famous race on Friday, April 24. Suzie Oliveira of Wakefield was one of those runners. Each of the runners wore a specially designed emblem on race day to call attention to the genocide’s 100th anniversary and to salute how Armenians have not only survived but thrived in the...

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Shirley J. Rowe

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WAKEFIELD — It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that this past Friday evening, May 1, Shirley J. Rowe peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her three children, their spouses and her nine grandchildren. She is now reunited with her loving husband, the late William H. Rowe. She was the wonderful mother of Robert Rowe and his wife Judi of Newburyport, Linda Spang and her husband Robert of Wakefield, Donna Rallo and her husband Len Rallo of Reading, an adoring grandmother to her nine grandchildren Jenn, Mike and Steve Rowe,...

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Memorial service for Phyllis Anthony Saturday

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WAKEFIELD — Phyllis Kenney Anthony, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Feb. 12, 2015. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 5 Bryant St., Wakefield. She was born in Providence, R.I. on July 29, 1925, to the late Havena (Hopkins) and Gordon B. Kenney. She graduated from Cranston (R.I.) High School and received an associate degree at Lasalle Junior College in Newton. She married the late Richard P. Anthony in 1954. In 2008, after the passing of Richard, she moved to...

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Lillian M. Farrell, 79

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WAKEFIELD — Lillian M. Farrell, 79, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Friday, May 1 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born in Stoneham on June 30, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Ferrick) Mitchell. Mrs. Farrell was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1952. She was a retired property manager for Newbury Reality Company in Boston. Mrs. Farrell is survived by her husband John V. Farrell; her daughter Amy Farrell Cook of Wakefield; two stepdaughters, Jean Young and her husband Richard of...

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