Storm spares region

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the February 9, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — The town and those around it were spared a major winter blow yesterday during a storm that dumped about 4 1/2 inches of cold, dry snow on Wakefield streets. Forecasts called for up to twice that amount. The DPW began treating road surfaces around 3 a.m. Monday and in the opinion of DPW Director Richard Stinson, the treatment seemed to work well enough to keep roads passable. The town began plowing with its own men and equipment around 6:30 p.m. and called in private contractors around 7...

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Police probe vehicle breaks

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Published in the February 9, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Four vehicles on Stark Avenue were broken into between Sunday night and Monday morning. The owners notified police at various times yesterday as the breaks were discovered. All four vehicles had been unlocked, police said. One of the vehicles was a Toyota Tacoma from which an Apple iPad was reported stolen. Two of the vehicles, a 2012 Jeep and a 2008 Toyota RAV 4 were owned by the same Stark Avenue resident. Police said that it appeared that someone had gone through the glove boxes...

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Back to back storms blanket town

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the February 8, 2016 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Public Works crews were kept busy over the weekend cleaning up after Friday’s storm and getting ready for today’s wintry conditions. DPW Director Richard Stinson said that the town got about 7 inches of heavy, wet snow on Friday that he said was “like glue sticking to the trees and roadways.” He said that crews were mostly finished with Friday’s storm by midnight, although a few workers remained into the early morning hours on Saturday. More workers returned at...

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Boy skaters have a senior moment

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Several 12th graders play pivotal roles in 3-3 tie Published in the February 9, 2016 edition. SAUGUS — On Senior Night for the Warrior boys’ hockey team, there was plenty of excitement provided by several of Wakefield’s 12th graders on Saturday night against rival Melrose at the Kasabuski Arena in the home finale. Senior forward Anthony Funicella scored a goal and assisted on two others, senior defenseman Dylan Melanson scored a goal, and senior goalie Ben Yandell made 27 saves as Wakefield rallied from a two goal deficit to tie the Red...

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Boy cagers claim M.L. Freedom division title outright

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Top Melrose in overtime thriller to defend crown Published in the February 8, 2016 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High School varsity boys’ basketball team concluded its home schedule on Sunday afternoon after snow postponed the match-up with Melrose originally scheduled for Friday at the Charbonneau Field House. The Warriors knew they could stake their claim to the Middlesex League Freedom Division title with a win and so did the fans who showed up in record numbers for this season to catch the final home game...

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Boys’ track team doesn’t skip a beat

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors post many PRs in dual meet finale Published in the February 5, 2016 edition. BOSTON — Even though the Wakefield Memorial High boys’ indoor track team didn’t have a dual meet in three weeks, the Warriors didn’t skip a beat. The Warriors had many good performances, including many PRs, as they posted a 58-28 triumph over Watertown on Monday night in the dual meet finale at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Wakefield wrapped up the dual meet portion of its schedule with a 4-1 record in the Middlesex League Freedom division and...

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Sadie R. McFadden

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Published in the February 9, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Sadie Rosalie (Guariniello) McFadden of Wakefield died on Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Melrose/Wakefield Hospital. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Consiglio and Antonetta (Amoroso) Guariniello. Sadie lived in Somerville and Medford before moving to Wakefield 18 years ago. She loved to cook, go on cruises and trips to the casinos, the beach and spending time with family and friends. Sadie was the beloved wife of the late Andrew McFadden and the devoted mother of Joyce...

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Alan R. Bursey, 68

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Published in the February 9, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Alan R. Bursey, 68, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Winchester on April 1, 1947, he was the son of the late George and Silvia (Hubbard) Bursey. Mr. Bursey was raised and educated in Wakefield. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the VFW in Maine. Mr. Bursey was a retired plumber for Cliff Giles Plumbing & Heating Company. He was the loving father of Alan B. Bursey and his wife Nelie...

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Mary E. Lucey

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the February 8, 2016 edition. MALDEN – Mary E. “M” (Donnelly) Lucey, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away on Feb. 4, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was 80 years old. Mary was the longtime loving companion of Donald Puopolo. She is also survived by the father of her children Edwin Lucey of Malden. Mary was the beloved mother of Greg Lucey and his wife Marie “Tomi” of Malden, Susan Farrell and her husband Robert of Wakefield, Scott Lucey of Malden and the late Brian, Dennis and Sean Lucey. She was the mother in-law...

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