No one hurt in two alarm Stark Ave. blaze

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Clean laundry that somehow ignited on a stovetop is being cited as the cause of a two alarm house fire on Stark Avenue last night. According to Fire Chief Michael Sullivan, his department received numerous calls for a reported house fire at 17 Stark Ave. at approximately 9:16 p.m. Firefighters under the command of Captain Thomas Purcell arrived at 9:18 p.m. to find smoke and fire venting out of both sides of the two-story wood frame house. A second alarm was struck at 9:32 for manpower,...

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Move on to jump start rail trail in Lynnfield

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition. By MAUREEN DOHERTY LYNNFIELD — Some Lynnfield residents are more than ready to take the next step in creating a miles-long recreational area that would begin across the street from the Galvin Middle School in Wakefield. A citizens’ petition offered by the Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail will seek to have Town Meeting authorize the Lynnfield Board of Selectmen to enter into a lease of up to 99 years with the MBTA on behalf of the town. The petition will appear as Article 24 on the annual Town...

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Say hello to those running for SC, selectman

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Candidates running for the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee in the April 25 Town Election had an opportunity to introduce themselves to local voters at a forum at The Savings Bank last night sponsored by the Democratic Town Committee. School Committee candidates went first, with four of the five announced candidates attending. Incumbent Christopher Callanan along with challengers Ashley Shae Chase, Anne-Marie Fortier and Gregory Powers outlined their reasons for...

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Boudreau Golf Tournament will be held June 19

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

20th showcase will be the last one Published in the March 24, 2017 edition. MIDDLETON — The 20th and last year of the Boudreau Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 19 at the Ferncroft Country Club. (The following is a statement/letter by Mike Boudreau) Boudreau Golf Tournament I wanted to thank all of you that attended and/or sponsored this past year’s golfing event. It ended up being a beautiful day, after a bit of a chilly start, and lunchtime was very emotional and special for all who were able to experience it. As part of the...

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Veteran track coach Jim Duff calling it a career

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Retiring as girls’ indoor track coach after 24 seasons Published in the March 23, 2017 edition. By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — For long time Wakefield Memorial High track coach Jim Duff, he began his career leading the Warriors to championships, and over 50 years later, he ended his illustrious career with a league title. Duff has retired after 24 years of coaching the WMHS girls’ indoor track team which will pave the way for a new head coach next winter season. Duff also coached the boys’ outdoor track team for 43 years until he stepped...

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Boys’ track team dominates M.L. All-Star balloting

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Freedom division champion Warriors have 13 all-stars named Published in the March 22, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — The Middlesex League boys’ indoor track coaches met recently to make this year’s selections in the Freedom division. For league champion Wakefield, it had 13 all-stars chosen with eight individuals and five members of a relay team. The individual Warriors chosen were senior Nick McGee (mile), Adam Roberto (1000 meter run), senior Ryan Sullivan (600 meter run), Dan Summers (300 meter run), senior Dan Sallade (dash), junior Matt...

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John J. Hoare, 70

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition. STONEHAM — John J. Hoare, 70, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, died at his home on Friday, St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Born in Boston, March 28, 1946, he was the son of the late James J. and Mary T. (Walsh) Hoare of Brighton, formerly of Galway, Ireland. John was a graduate of St. Sebastian’s in Needham, Boston College and Boston College School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude. He worked as a corporate attorney for the former American Mutual Life Insurance Company for 15 years. He was a...

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Gladys Irene Corbett

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Gladys Irene Corbett was born in Blackburn, UK, on May 5, 1927. She died on March 17. She had a wonderful life. She was the daughter of Rose (Henry) and Sidney Terry and beloved wife of Everett E. Corbett. She is survived by her two loving and devoted children, Barry E. Corbett and Donna I. Corbett of Wakefield; her surviving brother Peter Terry and his wife Lena and their family in Dallas, Texas; her nephews Robin Terry and his wife Kathryn, and Martin Terry, his wife Jill and their...

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George E. Weldon

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition. BURLINGTON — George Edward Weldon passed away peacefully, after a long illness, on March 21. He was born in East Greenwich, RI, and was the only child of George and Helen (Perry) Weldon. He grew up in Medford and graduated from Medford High School. He enlisted in the Army after high school and served in World War II. After the war, he went to Boston University and earned his bachelor of science degree. Over the years he returned to Boston University to earn two master degrees in Political Science and...

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