Five-story condo complex eyed for North Ave.

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the February 12, 2016 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — It’s a long way from being built, but a five story, 60-unit, mid-rise luxury condominium complex proposed for 175 North Ave. appeared to leave a favorable first impression with the Zoning Board of Appeals this week. The site in question is the entire block on North Avenue between Armory and West Water streets. Currently on the site is a vacant one-story concrete and stucco industrial building. Attorney Brian McGrail represented The Maggiore Companies, the developer that...

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Italian Tomato Co.’s marinara sauce just like Nonna’s

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Published in the February 12, 2016 edition. By GAIL LOWE LYNNFIELD — Two local men – Michael “Mike” DiCorato and John Micieli – grew up in homes where Sunday dinners were taken to an art form. The meals went on for hours while dishes of homemade Italian food were brought to the table, one platter after another. DiCorato said that growing up Italian, his family always looked forward to dinner at “Nonna’s” house. As soon as you walked through the door, the aroma of her cooking would put a smile on everyone’s face. Micieli nodded. He experienced...

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Wakefield Academy showing growth

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the February 11, 2016 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Enrollments in before school and after school programs continue to increase, Wakefield Academy Director Jeffrey Boyd told the School Committee this week. He provided a general overview of and status report on Wakefield Academy, which offers before and after school enrichment activities and experiences “to help promote children’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth.” Boyd said that before school programs are offered at all elementary schools and the Doyle...

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Boys’ indoor track team hopes to state its case

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Warriors are well represented in Div. 4 championship meet Published in the February 12, 2016 edition. BOSTON — The Wakefield Memorial High boys’ indoor track team set its sights on doing well in the Middlesex League which it did with a 4-1 record. Now the Warriors are setting their sights on performing at a high level in the state meets. Wakefield has 18 entries and all three relay teams in the Div.4 championship meet which will be held today at 4:30 p.m. at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. In the 55 meter dash, senior Eric Chi...

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Girls’ indoor track team hopes for a good showing

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Warriors have six entries, two relays in Div. 4 meet Published in the February 12, 2016 edition. BOSTON — The Warrior girls’ indoor track team will have six individual entries and two relay teams in the Div. 4 championship meet which is scheduled to be run today at 4:30 p.m. at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. There are runners that will be the 300 meter dash, 600 meter run, 1000 meter run, mile, hurdles and shot put. Also, Wakefield’s 4×200 relay and 4×800 relay teams have made the cut for the state meet as well. In the...

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Girl cagers inch closer to a state tourney berth

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Sink Burlington in fourth quarter in 50-41 victory Published in the February 11, 2016 edition. BURLINGTON — The girls’ basketball team is one win away from clinching a state tournament berth, although it took quite a yeoman’s effort to earn its ninth victory of the season. Wakefield outscored Burlington 18-9 in the fourth quarter to pull away for good in a 50-41 triumph on Tuesday night at Burlington High School. The Warriors are now 9-8 overall and 9-6 in the Middlesex League Freedom division. Wakefield needs one more win in its final three...

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Luigi Garofalo, 95

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

WWII veteran was an engineer at Gillette Published in the February 10, 2016 edition WAKEFIELD — Luigi Garofalo, 95, of Wakefield, died Feb. 7 at his residence. Born in East Boston on Jan. 28, 1921, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Ermelinda (Barbato) Garofalo. Mr. Garofalo was raised and educated in East Boston. He then enlisted in the Navy and served during World War II. He had been employed as a longtime engineer for Gillette in South Boston. During his retirement years, Mr. Garofalo worked as a bus driver and at Whittemore Hardware...

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Sadie R. McFadden

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the February 9, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Sadie Rosalie (Guariniello) McFadden of Wakefield died on Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Melrose/Wakefield Hospital. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Consiglio and Antonetta (Amoroso) Guariniello. Sadie lived in Somerville and Medford before moving to Wakefield 18 years ago. She loved to cook, go on cruises and trips to the casinos, the beach and spending time with family and friends. Sadie was the beloved wife of the late Andrew McFadden and the devoted mother of Joyce...

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Alan R. Bursey, 68

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Published in the February 9, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Alan R. Bursey, 68, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Winchester Hospital. Born in Winchester on April 1, 1947, he was the son of the late George and Silvia (Hubbard) Bursey. Mr. Bursey was raised and educated in Wakefield. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the VFW in Maine. Mr. Bursey was a retired plumber for Cliff Giles Plumbing & Heating Company. He was the loving father of Alan B. Bursey and his wife Nelie...

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