Galvin project ending

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — As the $75 million Galvin Middle School project nears completion, finishing touches will be applied between now and the “substantial completion” date of July 17, according to Frank Hayes, CEO of BOND Construction and project manager Dave Capaldo. The main classroom portion of the building was completed in time for students to attend school during the just completed school year even as work on the new gymnasium, music rooms and sports fields has continued. Capaldo provided a construction update for the Permanent...

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Serrao named to new post

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen K. Zrike has announced that Maria Monks Serrao will be the new director of Facilities and Transportation for Wakefield’s public schools effective tomorrow, July 1. Serrao replaces Peter Evangelista, who had held the position for 28 years. In 2000, he was appointed supervisor of custodians. Serrao will earn $85,000 for the period July 1 through June 30, 2016. Following discussions among town officials, it was decided earlier this year to redefine the schools Facilities Director...

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TSB, WCAT sponsor ‘Movies by the Lake’

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WAKEFIELD —This summer The Savings Bank and Wakefield Community Access Television (WCAT) have joined with the Wakefield Recreation Department to sponsor an outdoor, family-friendly movie series, Movies by the Lake. Three movies will be shown, on Thursday, July 2; Thursday, Aug. 13, and Wednesday, Sept. 2, each starting at 8:30 p.m., at Wakefield’s Lake Quannapowitt by the Bandstand. Why not start your July Fourth celebrations early with The Lego Movie this Thursday, July 2, and return for Jumanji and Guardians of the Galaxy in August and...

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JV baseball team came close to perfection once again

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors posted an 18-1 record with lone blemish to Arlington WAKEFIELD — It is very tough to have a perfect season in any sport at any level. The Wakefield Memorial High JV baseball team achieved that great feat in 2014 and came pretty darn close to going undefeated once again this past spring. The Warriors posted an 18-1 record and had another incredible season. Wakefield outscored its opponents, 170-43, and had a team batting average of .409. Ironically those numbers were even better than the Warriors posted in ‘14 when they went...

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Merchants cooled off by Andre Chiefs

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Blanked 8-0 for second straight loss MALDEN — The Wakefield Merchants seemed to be heating up with four straight wins and by going unbeaten in five games. However the locals have cooled off considerably in their past two games. Wakefield suffered its second straight defeat as it was blanked by the Andre Chiefs, 8-0, last night under the lights at Maplewood Field. The Merchants fell to 5-6-1 on the season, while the Chiefs are 10-2-0 on the year. Wakefield mustered just four hits and couldn’t string enough of them to together while the Chiefs...

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Yankees repeat as Senior LL Baseball Town Series Champs

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

Cap off 23-1 season with a sweep of the Nationals in the best-of-three final WAKEFIELD — It all started back on a snowy March Saturday afternoon during Senior Little League Baseball tryouts. The seeds were planted for another successful run at capturing the Wakefield Senior Little League Baseball championship. The coaches, Rick Norton and Michael Maloney, were scouting and forming a plan to repeat as champs. The culmination of lots of hard work, lots of networking the parents and lots of practices were paid in full on Friday night at Walsh...

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Barbara P. Rubbico

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

LYNNFIELD — Barbara P. (Morgan) Rubbico passed away at her Lynnfield home on Tuesday morning, June 23, following a lengthy illness in the presence of her loving family. Born in Boston, she was raised and educated in Revere, graduating from Revere High School, Class of 1951, and continuing onto Katherine Gibbs Secretarial College of Boston, graduating in 1953. In 1954, Barbara married her soul mate, Joseph M. Rubbico, who died in October of 2011. The couple worked as a team to establish a profitable and respected produce market but also an...

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Brenda J. Mariano, 73

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Native of Hawaii WAKEFIELD — Brenda J. Mariano, 73, of Wakefield died Sunday, June 21, at the EPOCH Center in Melrose. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 28, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lillian (Fuller) Hoffman. She learned to hula dance in Hawaii and maintained her “Aloha” spirit and beautiful smile throughout her life. Mrs. Mariano was a graduate of Eastham High School and Tufts Dental School. She had been a Wakefield resident for the past 25 years and also spent 10 of her former years as a resident of Winchester where...

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Paul C. Allen, 35

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — Paul C. Allen, 35, of Wakefield died Friday, June 19, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a long struggle with addiction. Born in Lynn on April 6, 1980, he was the son of Patricia (Doyle) Green and her husband Kevin and the late Steven Allen. Paul was a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 1999, where he had been a member of the ice hockey team. He later attended North Shore Community College. Paul had an impressive photographic memory and a sharp wit. Most recently, he had been working as a self-employed...

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