Tax hearing tonight

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — The selectmen tonight will hold their annual tax classification hearing at which they determine what shift interval to implement so residential taxpayers and commercial property owners share the fiscal year 2015 tax burden. The joint public hearing with the assessors is scheduled for 7:40 p.m. A shift of 1 would create the same residential and commercial tax rate of $15.55 per $1,000 of property value. A shift of 1.25 would bring a residential tax rate of $14.86 and a commercial rate of $19.44. A shift of 1.5 would mean a...

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VNA one of nation’s best

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — VNA of Middlesex-East announced today that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency and financial performance...

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Man charged in drug sale

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — A 47-year-old Salem man was arrested on several charges after he allegedly sold another man a bag of heroin not far from Wakefied Square. Police said Juan A. Reynoso, 67 Palmer St., apartment 2, Salem, was arrested Friday, Nov. 21, around 2:20 p.m. following observations made by Detectives Chris Grace and Ken Silva and Patrolman Megan Leary. Officers began watching a man who was on foot in the Square. He was talking on the phone and, in the eyes of police, acting suspiciously. They followed him to Yale Avenue, where the man was...

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Field hockey team had a dedicated group of players

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors worked hard to improve over the course of the season By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — With the fall sports season coming to a close, the Wakefield Memorial High School field hockey team concluded its season with a record of 4-11-1 in the Middlesex League Freedom division and 4-12-1 overall. Unfortunately, the Warriors didn’t get to the state tournament which was one of the team goals headed into the season. “Looking back at this year’s team, I see a group of 12 seniors who were dedicated to the sport,” Coach Cara Luca said of the 2014...

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Thanksgiving Day tickets go on sale today

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

For annual Wakefield-Melrose classic WAKEFIELD — Tickets for the annual Wakefield Memorial High/Melrose High Thanksgiving football game will be on sale beginning Friday at Smith Drug and the Wakefield Memorial High Athletic Office after school hours. This year’s Thanksgiving Day classic game will be played at Landrigan Field in Wakefield beginning at 10:15 a.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets sold at the gate on game day are $8. Tarpey Insurance  is again sponsoring the annual $10,000 field goal contest for a lucky...

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Jon Davison wins ICL Sportsmanship Award

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Merchants player the lone recipient from Wakefield STONEHAM — The voting is complete and the Intercity League is pleased to announce its 2014 individual award winners. The winners were honored at the Fifth Annual Hall of Fame, Awards & Reunion Dinner, that was held on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham. One Wakefield Merchant player was honored. Jon Davison was the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award. —– 2014 INTERCITY LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Johnny Welch, Andre Chiefs OUTSTANDING HITTER...

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Alicia Marie DeMarco, 28

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Raised and educated in Reading READING — Alicia Marie DeMarco, 28, of Reading died Thursday, Nov. 20, at Winchester Hospital along with her daughter Arianna Marie Toni DeMarco-Bubanas. Alicia was born in Boston on Jan. 1, 1986, and was the daughter of Raymond and Mary (Zagarella) DeMarco. She was raised and educated in Reading. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her daughter Alexa. She was the loving mother of Alexa Rae Maureen DeMarco-Bubanas. In addition to her parents she was the beloved sister of Tracy Moore of...

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Mary T. Gilman, 77

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Affectionate pet owner grew up in Wakefield NORFOLK, Va. — Mary T. (McGrath) Gilman, 77, of Norfolk, Va. passed away on Nov. 20 after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret (McGarr) McGrath of Wakefield. She is survived by her longtime companion, Anthony “Pat” Felce of Norfolk, Va.; her sons William Gallagher of Overland Park, Kan., Joseph Gallagher of Pepperell, and daughter Erin (Gallagher) and her husband James Apostolos of Alexandria, N.H. She is also survived by granddaughters Kaitlin and Jacalin...

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Blanche M. Sarno, 92

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — Blanche M. Sarno, 92, of Wakefield died Wednesday, Nov. 19 at her home. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada on May 16, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Catherine (Doucette) Porter. Mrs. Sarno moved to Wakefield as a young child and was raised and educated in town. She had many passions in life and loved to knit and to bake; she entertained other hobbies such as sewing, attending yard sales and reading. Additionally, she was an active member of St. Joseph Church. Mrs. Sarno was the wife of the late Carmino Sarno. She was...

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