Memorial Day observances Monday

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the May 26, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — As Memorial Day approaches, the town again gets set to remember the lives of those Wakefieldians who died serving our country. The observances begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, at Moulton Park when the West Side Social Club (WSSC) holds its annual Memorial Day program. After a short break, the town’s Memorial Day ceremony begins at the Veterans Memorial Common at 1 p.m. Lt. Justin Maio, a marine inspector with the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit in Port Arthur, TX, will be the guest...

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Bizarre circumstances in Florida murder of Wakefield man

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the May 25, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA TAMPA, Florida — The murder last Friday in Florida of an 18-year-old man from Wakefield appears rooted in the alleged killer’s past affiliation with hate groups and his perception of being disrespected after his recent conversion to Islam. Andrew W. Oneschuk was killed in a Tampa, Florida apartment that he was sharing with three other men, according to news reports. Oneschuk’s friend, Jeremy Himmelman, 22, was one of the roommates and was also killed in the attack. Another of the...

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Selectmen rap Farmers Market

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

Published in the May 24, 2017 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The Wakefield Farmers Market has refused a request from a Wakefield business to participate in the weekly market, and many in the community as well as several members of the Board of Selectmen aren’t happy about it. The Bread Shop, a popular bakery located at 411 Main St., applied in early May to have a table at the weekly Wakefield Farmers Market this summer but their application was denied by market co-manager Wendy Dennis. Margaret Shimek, co-owner of The Bread Shop, said...

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Boys’ track team has high expectations for Div. 3 Meet

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors have many qualifying athletes on track and in field Published in the May 26, 2017 edition. BURLINGTON — The Warrior boys’ outdoor track team didn’t win the Middlesex League Freedom division championship, but a Div. 3 state meet title would be a great consolation prize. Of course, Wakefield will have to contend with M.L. Freedom division Burlington at its home facility. The Div. 3 State Meet will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Varsity Field at Burlington High School and the Warriors have high expectations with a strong contingent of...

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Robertson is Big East Champion in the 10K

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Multiple track and field alumni have success this spring Published in the May 25, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD  — It’s been a roller coaster ride of a college career for Providence College track athlete and Wakefield High alumni. However on Friday night at the Big East Championship at Villanova University it ended on a high note as Stephen Robertson completed his collegiate athletics career by winning the 10K to be named Big East Champion in the distance event with a time of 30:08. It was only the second time he ran the event on the track and it...

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Softball team’s hope of a tourney berth vanish

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

Warriors drop season finale to Marblehead, 8-4 Published in the May 24, 2017 edition By DAN MARGARITA WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High softball team saw its season come to an end yesterday afternoon when they lost to Marblehead, 8-4, at Vet’s Field. Wakefield came into the game needing to win to qualify for the state tournament and had the opportunity to win on a technicality. Marblehead mistakenly thought the game was scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and not 3:45 p.m., the actual time. Arriving well after 4  p.m., Wakefield would have been...

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Stephen M. Dalbec, 61

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the May 25, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Stephen M. Dalbec, 61, of Wakefield died on Tuesday, May 23, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in New Bedford on October 27, 1955, he was the son of Norman Dalbec of New Hampshire and the late Katherine (McIlmail) Dalbec. Stephen was raised in Acushnet and was a graduate of New Bedford High School and the University of Massachusetts, Class of 1977. He was a supervisor for National Grid in Lowell. Steve loved his family. He was a Cub Scout leader and was a coach for many of...

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Andrew W. Oneschuk, 18

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

Outdoorsman with a thirst for life Published in the May 24, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Andrew W. Oneschuk, 18, of Wakefield, was shot and killed in his apartment in Tampa, Florida on Friday, May 19. Born in Winchester on April 27, 1999, he was the beloved son of Walter J. and Christin A. (Capone) Oneschuk of Wakefield. Andrew was raised in Wakefield and had attended Austin Preparatory School during his middle school years before attending St. John’s Preparatory School for 9th and 10th grade. Following his two years at St. John’s, Andrew left to...

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Anna Marie Bagarella, 92

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

Published in the May 23, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Anna Marie (Broderick) Bagarella, 92, passed away the morning of Sunday, May 21, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 4, 1924, and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Cummins) Broderick. Born in Charlestown and a member of the Charlestown High School Class of 1941, she resided in Wakefield for over 60 years where she was a communicant of St. Joseph Parish. She was an employee of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Anna was active and involved in...

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