Next GMS leader introduced

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen K. Zrike at last week’s school board meeting formally introduced recently hired Galvin Middle School principal Adam Colantuoni. Colantuoni will succeed Mark Bedrosian and will begin work on Wednesday, July 1. “As a Wakefield native, Mr. Colantuoni returns to the Galvin Middle School with a passion for his home community and a commitment to providing all students with a dynamic educational experience,” Zrike wrote in a letter to the Galvin community. “He is a career middle school...

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Bill Chetwynd named July 4th parade grand marshal

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Independence Day Parade Committee announces that the Grand Marshal for the 2015 Independence Day Parade is Bill Chetwynd. Mr. Chetwynd exemplifies the theme of the parade: “Foundation of Democracy – America’s Volunteers.” This theme celebrates the men and women who volunteered their time, skills, blood, sweat and tears to establish an independent nation. It also honors those who volunteer their time and skills to make our community a better place to live. The parade committee solicited essays about nominees for Grand...

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School facilities job redefined

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Following discussions among town officials, it has been decided to redefine the schools Facilities Director position currently held by Peter Evangelista for the upcoming school year. At Tuesday’s school board meeting, members approved the measure. School board members also approved the hiring of an assistant principal of student services for kindergarten through grade 4. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen K. Zrike, schools Business Administrator Michael Pfifferling, Permanent Building Committee and Board of Appeals...

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Baseball team outduels Stoneham

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors top Spartans 3-1 in well-pitched contest By JIM SOUTHMAYD STONEHAM — In its first two games, the Wakefield Memorial High baseball team has been involved in a pair of high-scoring games. On Friday afternoon at Stoneham High School, the Warriors not only played in a low-scoring contest but they also showed that they can win the tight games. Wakefield received a fine pitching effort from its two hurlers, played nearly flawless defense in the field and had some timely hitting to defeat host Stoneham by a 3-1 score in a well-played...

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Softball team stays on a roll

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors crush Stoneham, Woburn to go to 5-0 By DAN MARGARITA STONEHAM — The Wakefield Memorial High softball team continued to roll over its opponents, traveling to Stoneham on Friday where it dismantled the Spartans, 17-1, in a game halted by mercy-rule in the fifth inning. The Warriors then went on to defeat Woburn by a 13-5 score on Saturday morning at Library Park to increase their record to 5-0 on the season. In the Stoneham game on Friday,  it looked early on as though Wakefield would squander some offensive opportunities, which the...

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Baseball team turns in extra effort against Watertown

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors break out with nine runs in ninth inning, outslug Red Raiders 15-8 WATERTOWN — The Wakefield Memorial High baseball team had another big inning offensively but, unlike the season opener, the Warriors waited until the ninth inning before they broke out the bats in a big way in a high-scoring 15-8 triumph over Watertown on Wednesday night at Victory Field. Wakefield increased its record to 1-1 on the season as it rebounded nicely from its opening day loss against Lexington. The score was tied at 4-4 after seven complete frames and 6-6...

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Ernest A. Masiello, 88

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

DELTONA, Fla. — Ernest A. Masiello, 88, of Melrose passed away at Fish Memorial Hospital in Deltona, Fla. on April 15. Ernie was born in Melrose on Nov. 30, 1926 to the late Angelo and Angelina (Bevilaqua) Masiello. He was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose High School and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Masiello summered at Bow Lake in New Hampshire since 1959 and wintered in Deltona, Fla. since 1976. Ernie entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served his country with pride during World War II. He was discharged in 1946. Mr. Masiello was the...

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Damian D. Morse, 37

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WAKEFIELD – Damian D. Morse, 37, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, April 16, after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in Madrid, Spain on Sept. 13, 1977 and raised in Nottingham, N.H., Damian was the son of Carolyn Morse-Finn and Martin J. Finn. A resident of Wakefield since 2011, Damian was the devoted husband of Jaclyn Ortiz and an amazing father to 5-year-old twins, Paloma and Bodhi. Damian also leaves behind his sister, Lena Hartford and her husband Kevin and children, Gavin and Grace. Damian graduated Dover,...

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Pasquale M. Guerriero, 78

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WAKEFIELD — Pasquale M. “Pat” Guerriero, 78, died on Friday, April 17 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Everett, May 10, 1936, he was the son of the late Anthony and Maria (Napolitano) Guerriero. Pat was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1954. He was a retired policeman for the city of Everett. He was a long-time Everett resident before moving to Wakefield. He was a member of the Malden YMCA for over 50 years. He enjoyed baseball, reading and spending time with his family. Pat was the husband of Florence (Bisesti)...

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