8 have filed so far

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the February 22, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD – The 2017 Town Election continues to take shape as eight candidates have already returned their nomination papers and had the requisite number of signatures certified, according to Town Clerk Betsy Sheeran. To qualify for the ballot, a candidate must return nomination papers with at least 50 registered voters’ signatures. To date, 21 candidates for various offices have pulled nomination papers. As of yesterday, eight of those candidates have already gathered their signatures, returned them...

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9 more budgets approved

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the February 21, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — With the larger departments still pending, the Board of Selectmen dealt with nine more of the smaller FY 2018 departmental budgets last week. Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio said that the budgets that have been presented through last week had come in collectively at about 2.5 percent less than last year. Town Accountant Kevin Gill presented the numbers for each of the budgets, starting with the $213,952 Health Department request. Gill said that the budget reflected an...

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SC gives Dr. Smith high marks

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the February 20, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – Hardly a negative word was spoken during the School Committee’s annual performance review of School Superintendent Dr. Kim Sm Smith, with members rating her job performance as “proficient” or “exemplary” across the board. The review took place in public session during the school board’s meeting last week. At the start of the evaluation, School Committee Chairman Greg Liakos outlined the process by which the review was conducted. He said that Smith provided members with...

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Girl cagers take charge in Patton Tournament

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

Top Tewksbury, host Hamilton-Wenham to win showcase Published in the February 22, 2017 edition By DAN BYRNE SOUTH HAMILTON — The varsity girls’ varsity basketball team from Wakefield Memorial High School wrapped up its regular season on a high note, capturing the Fourth Annual General Patton Tournament Championship hosted by Hamilton-Wenham at Hamilton-Wenham Regional  High School. Monday’s three-point victory over Tewksbury, 48-45,  gave the Warriors a place in the finals where they faced tournament hosts Hamilton-Wenham. Wakefield earned...

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Boys’ hoop team’s prayers go unanswered

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors lose third in a row, must win finale to get into state tourney Published in the February 21, 2017 edition. MARBLEHEAD — It is coming down to the last game for the Warrior boys’ hoop team and its hopes of clinching a state tournament berth. Wakefield dropped its third straight game as it lost a 67-47 decision to Pope John XXIII in the first round of the Sheridan Tournament played last night at Marblehead High School. The Warriors dropped to 8-9 with the loss and will need to beat Tewksbury tomorrow night in the consolation round of...

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Girls’ indoor track team places two entries at Div. 4 Meet

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Harrington takes fifth in 600, 4×800 relay team finishes eighth Published in the February 20, 2017 edition. BOSTON — The Wakefield Memorial High girls’ indoor track team placed two entries at the Div. 4 Indoor Track and Field Championship Meet on Thursday night at the Reggie Lewis Track Center. Senior captain Abby Harrington took fifth in the 600 meter run and the 4×800 relay finished in eighth place and scored a point. Harrington placed fifth overall in the 600 and a good time of 1:41.26. The 4×800 relay team clocked in at...

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Albert Romano

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

World War II veteran, prisoner of war, civil engineer Published in the February 22, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Albert “Al” Romano of Lynnfield and formerly of Revere passed away on Sunday, February 19, surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of 66 years to Gloria L. (Polcari). He was the loving son of the late Louis and Josephine (Zolla). He was the devoted father of Denise Ratti and husband Donald of Woburn, and Diane Falite and husband Ronald of Lynnfield. He was the dear brother of Edith Crowley and her late husband Bill of...

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Josephine DiTrapano, 97

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Longtime Wakefield resident was an excellent cook Published in the February 22, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Josephine DiTrapano, 97, of Wakefield died Monday, February 20 at Oosterman’s Rest Home in Wakefield. Born in Cambridge on January 28, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Attilio and Mary (Guglietti) Donatio. Mrs. DiTrapano was raised in East Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Class of 1937. She then went on to work at General Electric in Everett where she would meet her husband, Joseph J. DiTrapano,...

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Gerald F. DeVeau, 81

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Army veteran was talented mechanic Published in the February 22, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Gerald F. DeVeau, 81, of Wakefield, died Monday, February 20 at CareOne at Wilmington. Born in Wakefield on April 9, 1935, he was the son of the late John and Beatrice (Muise) DeVeau. Gerald was raised in Wakefield and had attended the Wakefield Public Schools. He had served in the Army and was stationed in Germany. He was a retired mechanic for Yale Equipment in Wilmington. Though he started off in the foundation business, Gerald was very mechanically...

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