No booster rules yet

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Over the next two weeks, the school board’s Policy Subcommittee, chaired by Gregory Liakos, will meet to continue discussions about guidelines as they apply to the various booster clubs at the high school. Booster club members will be invited to the meeting to provide their input and the guidelines will be adjusted, if needed. The current or revised guidelines then will be presented for a vote at the school board’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The guidelines, written by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen K. Zrike...

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Brightview will take 18 months to build

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — If the four-story, 130-unit Brightview Senior Living facility proposed for Crescent Street is approved, it will take approximately 16 to 18 months to build, according to Daniel Messier, senior vice president of PROCON, the construction management firm that Shelter Development would use to oversee the project. While awaiting the Traffic Advisory Committee’s final report related to the Brightview project, the Zoning Board of Appeals used last night’s meeting to tie up some other matters, including a preliminary...

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Town digs out after 29-inch blizzard

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By BOB BURGESS WAKEFIELD — Snow began falling here, however lightly, early Monday afternoon. When it was over around 5:30 this morning — after the rage and fury of a significant, classic nor’easter — Wakefield had received 29 inches that rested on top of nearly six more that fell over the weekend. The blizzard brought the town and all communities in eastern Massachusetts to an almost complete standstill. Virtually all businesses were closed, school was cancelled for two days, the streets were barren Tuesday of everything except hard-swirling,...

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Boys’ indoor track team gears up for M.L. Freedom title showdown

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors take on Burlington in clash of undefeated squads tonight By JIM SOUTHMAYD LEXINGTON — This year, the Wakefield Memorial High boys’ indoor track team hopes for a better result. The Warriors ran against the Red Devils in the dual meet finale last winter with the Middlesex League Freedom division championship being the prize. Wakefield came up short in its quest as it suffered its only loss of the 2013-14 season in the division. Now, the two M.L. Freedom division rivals meet once again and for the second time in as many seasons, the...

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WMHS hockey, wrestling contests get postponed

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Most of the canceled games have been rescheduled WAKEFIELD — There were three more Wakefield Memorial High contests postponed yesterday leaving athletic directors in the area scrambling to reschedule three days worth of games. The varsity boys’ hockey game against Belmont was postponed yesterday and will be made up on Monday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. at the Viglirolo Rink. The varsity wrestling match against Melrose was postponed yesterday and will be made up on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Charbonneau Field House. The varsity girls’ hockey game...

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Blizzard wreaks havoc with WMHS sports schedule

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Monday and Tuesday’s slate wiped out, more postponements today   By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — The Blizzard of 2015 has resulted in the postponement of all of Wakefield Memorial High’s sporting events the past two days and could result in more postponements for today’s events. As of press time, one out of three contests were still on although Director of Athletics and Student Activities Mike Boyages said that could change. A decision was expected to be made on all those games later this morning. The three scheduled events are boys’...

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Ethel A. Driscoll, 102

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Worked at Carr Fastener   WAKEFIELD — Ethel A. (Hagen) Driscoll, 102, of Wakefield, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at her home, surrounded by loved ones. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Driscoll II, with whom she celebrated over 50 years of marriage. Mrs. Driscoll was born Dec. 22, 1912 in Malden. She was the daughter of the late Arne and Christine Hagen. Raised in Malden, she was a graduate of Malden High School and went on to work at Carr Fastener, where she was employed for many years prior to retirement. The Driscolls moved to...

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Mary P. O’Connell, 63

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — Mary P. “Pat” (Lamson) O’Connell, a 40-year resident of Wakefield and formerly of Melrose, entered into eternal life on Saturday, January 24, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose following a brief illness. She was 63 years old. Pat was born in Malden on April 20, 1951, a daughter of the late Harold O. Lamson and Genevieve L. (Quill) Lamson. She grew up in Melrose where she was educated in the Melrose Public School system and graduated from Melrose High School in 1969. Pat worked as a bookkeeper for Shawmut Jewelry in Boston...

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Pansy M. Manzella, 98

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — Pansy M. Manzella, 98, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Saturday, Jan. 24, in Wilmington. Born in Wakefield on April 1, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Sabatino and Maria (Grazia) Quinzio. Mrs. Manzella was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She had worked for the L.B. Evans Shoe Company of Wakefield and had also worked at Santoro’s Sub Villa of Saugus. She had been a member of the Lynnfield Art Guild and a lifelong member of St. Florence Church and member of the Ladies Sodality of the church. Mrs. Manzella was the...

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