Group hears of WMHS building woes

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the September 4, 2015 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High School building has many of the kinds of problems that would be expected of a building its age, and last night the Permanent Building Committee heard about some of those issues as part of an Existing Conditions Survey conducted by the architectural firm Dore and Whittier. The existing conditions evaluation study represents an early stage of what is expected to culminate in a “Statement of Interest” (SOI) submitted to the Massachusetts School...

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Civil War Monument needs some attention

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the September 3, 2015 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Veterans Memorial Common has sustained a lot of damage through its 113 years as a memorial to Wakefield’s Civil War fighters. Wakefield Veterans Service Agent Alicia Reddin has sought and received an estimate form The Granite Corporation of Barre, Vt. that the work will cost $546,500 and take 8 to 12 months to restore the monument. The estimate described the condition of the monument and the work that will need to be done. The...

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Rights stuff

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Published in the September 3, 2015 edition. Wakefield’s long human rights nightmare is over. No more need to tell your stockbroker to divest from companies doing business in Wakefield. Last week, the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee voted to endorse the establishment of a “Wakefield Human Rights Commission.” You didn’t know that human rights abuses were rampant in Wakefield? Clearly you haven’t been attending ZBA meetings. No one would ever question the virtue and nobility of a community forming a Civil Rights Commission. But why...

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Golf team seeks even more success in 2015

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Warriors return most of last year’s M.L. Freedom division co-championship team Published in the September 4, 2015 edition. By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — The 2014 Warrior golf team was among the best ever in Wakefield Memorial High history to play on the links. As the 2015 season opener draws closer, the Warriors are seeking to achieve greater success than they did a year ago. There is plenty of reason for optimism that this year’s squad can do even better as it returns nine of 10 players from a team that posted a 12-5-1 overall record...

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10th annual K of C Soccer Challenge will be held

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Event is for boys and girls, ages 9 to 14 Published in the September 4, 2015 edition. WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Knights of Columbus, Council #104, invites all boys and girls, ages 9-14, to participate in the local level of competition for the 2015 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge. The local competition will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19  at 1:30 p.m. at Moulton Playground. Registration will start at 1:15 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and state...

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Chris Gianatassio named new boys’ hockey head coach

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Was an assistant coach last winter with the Warriors Published in the September 3, 2015 edition. By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — Chris Gianatassio was named an assistant coach for the Wakefield Memorial High boys’ hockey team last year. He didn’t have to wait too long to be name the program’s head coach. Gianatassio was appointed to the position in late July as he takes over for John Pellerin who coached the team for a year but is not returning. Gianatassio, who is a 2004 graduate of Everett High, has a solid hockey background as a player and as...

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Gail P. Costello, 69

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Published in the September 4, 2015 edition. WAKEFIELD — Gail P. Costello, 69, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Lynn on May 11, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Fannie (Zagarella) Cronin. Mrs. Costello was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1964. She had worked as an employment agent and also at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in the Medical Records Department. Mrs. Costello is survived by her husband John H. Costello; her son Paul A. Costello and his...

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Charles L. Cressy Jr., 88

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Published in the September 4, 2015 edition. BEVERLY — Charles L. Creesy Jr., 88, beloved husband of June C. (Swan) Creesy, died Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born and raised in Beverly, he was the son of the late Charles L. Sr. and Grace (Copp) Creesy. He was a proud graduate of Beverly High School, Class of 1944, and had attended all of the reunions. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as an airplane mechanic during World War II as a member of the United States Army Air Corps. Mr. Creesy...

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Kathleen K. Cranley, 71

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Published in the September 4, 2015 edition. STRAFFORD, N.H. — Kathleen K. Cranley, 71, of Strafford, N.H. and formerly a longtime Wakefield resident, died on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Hyder Hospice House in Dover, N.H. Born in Boston on April 9, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Katherine F. (Mooney) Kean. Mrs. Cranley was raised in Dorchester. She was a graduate of Fontbonne Academy in Milton, Boston City Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1965, and earned her master’s degree from Boston College. Mrs. Cranley worked at...

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