Hull files for Special Election

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the May 5, 2016 edition. WAKEFIELD — Former Selectman Phyllis Hull said yesterday that she plans to go before the Board of Selectmen at their meeting on Monday night and request a Special Election to fill the seat on that board that was vacated when Betsy Sheeran was elected to the office of Town Clerk in the April 26 Annual Town Election. Sheeran resigned as a selectman with one year left on her term. A Special Election would fill that one-year term. In that same April 26 Town Election, Hull lost her bid for for re-election to...

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Special effects

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the May 5, 2016 edition. By MARK SARDELLA If you are one of those who thought last week’s election meant that you could finally count Phyllis Hull out, a) you don’t know Phyllis Hull very well and, b) you might want to cork the Champagne, at least for now. Hull was defeated in her bid to be re-elected to the Board of Selectmen in the April 26 Town Election but within 48 hours she was preparing a petition for a Special Election to fill the vacancy left on the board by the election of Betsy Sheeran as Town Clerk. And if you thought...

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WMHS performs ‘Legally Blonde’ with energy, spunk

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the May 4, 2016 edition By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — Hollywood has Reese Witherspoon. Wakefield has Emily Sheeran, Ryan Tarpey, Meg Sullivan and a host of other young actors who would give Reese a run for her money. They and a cast of about 70 other students deserve accolades for their performance of Legally Blonde on stage last weekend inside the Galvin Middle School’s auditorium. For months, they dedicated themselves to learning the lyrics to the score. The musical is the story of teenager Elle Woods (Sheeran) who lives what most...

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Boys’ lacrosse team earns a split decision

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Grinnell gets 300th point in Wilmington rout, Warriors edged by Winchester Published in the May 5, 2016 edition. WINCHESTER — The past two games were quite a contrast for the Warrior boys’ lacrosse team. After playing well in every aspect against Wilmington last Friday, Wakefield was unable to put together a full effort in all phases for all four quarters against Winchester on Tuesday afternoon. As a result, the Warriors split the two games as they annihilated Wilmington by a 19-0 score at the Woburn Street School Field and dropped a 10-8...

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Anthony Fabiano signs with Baltimore Ravens

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Former Warrior inked as undrafted free agent Published in the May 4, 2016 edition WAKEFIELD — Former Wakefield Memorial High football player and Harvard University offensive lineman Anthony Fabiano was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens. Soon after the draft concluded, the scouts and coaches got right back to work on finalizing 90-man rosters. The second phase of draft weekend is signing all the of the undrafted free agents and the Ravens have a strong history of finding gems during this process. They are hoping that...

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Boys’ track team crowns two champs

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors shine at Div. 3 State Relays, take sixth overall Published in the May 3, 2016 edition. BURLINGTON — The Wakefield Memorial High boys’ track team crowned two champions, had several entries medal and placed sixth overall in the team scoring in the Div. 3 State Relays which were held on Sunday at Burlington High School. The javelin relay team captured first overall with a combined distance of 426-9. The trio of throwers were junior Cole Mottl, senior Eric Smith and senior Kevin Russo. There were 16 teams that competed in the event. The...

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John W. Hickey, 87

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Published in the May 5, 2016 edition. NAPLES, Italy — John W. Hickey, 87, formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, April 29, at his home in Naples, Italy. Born in Wakefield on March 24, 1929, he was the son of the late Walter and Marion Hickey. John was the husband of Schatzi Mosca. He was the father of Paul, Stefano and Eva Hickey. He was the grandfather of five. He is also survived by his sisters Marion and Audrey. He was predeceased by his sister Nina. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home,...

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Paul J. Comerford, 84

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Navy veteran, banker, community volunteer Published in the May 5, 2016 edition PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE WAKEFIELD — Paul Joseph Comerford, 84, of Wakefield, passed away on May 1 while surrounded by his loving wife Patricia and family. Paul, son of the late Delia and Maurice Comerford of Dorchester, was preceded in death by his brothers Matthias, Thomas and Robert. Paul proudly served his country in the United States Navy on board the USS Atka and the USS Elokomin, and was the honored recipient of The National Defense Service Medal, Good...

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Edward F. Lowney, 84

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the May 3, 2016 edition. WINTHROP — Edward F. Lowney, 84, of Winthrop and formerly of Revere and East Boston, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, April 30. Ed was a graduate of East Boston High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War, in the U.S. Army 45th Infantry Div. 180th Tank Co, and held a rank of Sergeant First Class. Prior to his retirement, Ed was a long time employee at N.E. Telephone Co. He was a loving father dedicated to his family and enjoyed sailing. He was the devoted...

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