Town wants to redo its deal with MarketStreet

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the April 28, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town of Wakefield is looking to renegotiate an agreement under which sewage from the MarketStreet development in Lynnfield is pumped through Wakefield’s sewer system. The town of Lynnfield does not have its own sewer system. In April of 2008, the town of Wakefield signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, National Development (the developer of MarketStreet) and the town of Lynnfield to provide a connection through Wakefield to the MWRA sewer...

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Bag ban opposed

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Speaking for Wakefield merchants and other businesses, the local Chamber of Commerce has come out against a Town Meeting article that would ban so called single-use, thin film plastic bags in Wakefield. Marianne Cohen, executive director of the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce appeared before the Board of Selectmen Monday along with Laurie Hunt, a member of the Chamber board of directors. Cohen read a prepared position statement that had been voted by the full Chamber board. “The Officers and Board of...

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Municipal self-loathing

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Published in the April 27, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA Most people think Wakefield is a pretty nice town. We have two lakes, a beautiful Common and a walkable downtown area with some great restaurants. We have easy access to public transportation and are near two major highways. Oh, and we are one of the few places outside of big cities that still has a daily, family-owned newspaper. And, of course, there’s Fred’s Franks. What’s not to like? But there is a small but vocal cohort that takes a strange delight in hating the town, whether they...

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Boys’ lacrosse team mauls Wildcats

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Warriors roll to 19-1 triumph, go to 8-0 on season Published in the April 28, 2017 edition. By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — On Thursday the Wakefield Memorial High School varsity boys’ lacrosse team hosted Middlesex League Freedom division opponent Wilmington at Landrigan Field. The Warriors had no trouble making quick work of the Wildcats, disposing of their opponent, 19-1, in a lopsided tilt. “The thing is preparation and lacrosse IQ,” head coach Andrew Lavalle said after the win talking about what separates his team from some they face. Austin...

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Boys’ track team stays active at Nashua North Invitational Meet

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Warriors turn in some good performances in showcase Published in the April 27, 2017 edition. NASHUA, N.H. — Although there weren’t any dual meets last week, the Wakefield Memorial High boys’ outdoor track team broke up its practice routine by competing in the Nashua North Invitational Meet which was held last Saturday at Nashua North High School. The Warriors got an opportunity to stay sharp and run against some of the finer athletes from the region as they had a host a good performances throughout the showcase. Wakefield’s top finish came in...

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14th class honored at WMHS Athletic Hall of Fame banquet

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Former Warrior greats achievements recognized at induction ceremonies Published in the April 26, 2017 edition By DAN MARGARITA WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame formally inducted its newest members on Saturday night at a dinner held at the Crystal Community Club. This was the 14th induction to the WMHS Athletic HOF. The inductees to the Hall of Fame included Scott Brown (Class of 1977, Basketball and Track), Janel Gerrior Stevenson (Class of 1989, Soccer, Basketball, and Softball), Jul Gerrior Schofield...

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Kenneth P. Rossicone, 57

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Published in the April 28, 2017 edition. WEST BARNSTABLE — Kenneth P. “Hawk” Rossicone, 57, of West Barnstable and formerly of Wakefield, passed way on Monday, April 24. He was born in Melrose on June 14, 1959 and was the son of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Callahan) Rossicone. He was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School in the Class of 1977. Kenny is survived by his loving daughter Taylor Rossicone of West Barnstable, his brother Paul Rossicone and his wife Martha and his sister Karen (Rossicone) Crocker and husband John, all of...

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Michael B. O’Neil, 59

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Published in the April 27, 2017 edition. STONEHAM — Michael Brian O’Neil, 59, of Stoneham died on Tuesday, April 25, peacefully among family at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Michael was born in Everett on May 6, 1957 to the late Robert and Margaret (O’Keefe) O’Neil. He resided in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1975. He served for 35 years as an electrician in the IBEW Local 103. He loved his family, friends, playing guitar and riding his Harley Davidson. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis M. (Bruning)...

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Daniel K. Cogan, 22

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Published in the April 27, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Daniel K. “Danny” Cogan, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, entered into eternal life suddenly, Monday, April 24, 2017, following a long struggle with addiction. He was 22 years old. Danny was born in Tucson, Arizona on December 28, 1994, a son of Linda D. (McGunigle) Cogan and Kenneth C. Cogan. He grew up in Wakefield where he was educated in the Wakefield Public School system and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School in 2013. Danny had been working for a moving company for several...

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