Wet ‘n wild

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By GAIL LOWE WAKEFIELD — A nor’easter that got its start yesterday blew through Wakefield overnight, bringing with it gusty winds and torrential rain that soaked then helped clog some local roadways. Yesterday’s police log was filled with calls about debris on town streets, wires down and giant puddles that caused vehicles to stop in their tracks. On Robert Street, a tree went through a house, said Department of Public Works Director Rick Stinson. He also said that the town has 3,000 catch basins, and many are clogged with fallen leaves,...

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Shelter reps. talk project density, design

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — No decisions were made but Shelter Development presented more architectural detail on its proposed 137-unit Brightview Senior Living facility on Crescent Street at last night’s meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals. The board in turn gave Brightview representatives feedback and indicated areas related to density and architecture that need to be addressed further at a special ZBA meeting set for Wednesday, Nov. 5. That meeting will also move on to discuss landscaping, lighting and signage. Attorney Brian McGrail...

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Capital planners back TM projects

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — The Capital Planning Committee reviewed three Nov. 17 Town Meeting articles last night that seek a total of about $625,000 to expand Forest Glade Cemetery, upgrade some of the town’s computer hardware and to install a new set of controls for the series of traffic lights in Montrose. The funds would come from the town’s “free cash” account if Town Meeting voters approve the measures. According to committee Chairman Shaun Margerison, members spent the most time Tuesday debating the traffic signal improvements and the upgrades to the...

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Football team seeks to stay on a roll headed into the playoffs

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Hosts Burlington in regular season finale tomorrow night at Landrigan Field By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — Since returning home to Landrigan Field two weeks ago, the Wakefield Memorial High football team has posted two straight wins and both have been one-sided shutouts. However tomorrow night’s game against Burlington could be the toughest of the three for the Warriors to pull out. Wakefield and Burlington meet in the Middlesex League Freedom division finale at Landrigan Field. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Warriors are 3-3 overall on the season...

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K of C Soccer winners announced

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Knights of Columbus, Council #104, held its eighth annual “Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge” at Nasella Playground on Sunday, Sept. 28. The competition was open to all boys and girls, ages 9 through 14. The winning girl was: Age 11 – Jessica Maffe. It was ironic but all of the girls who competed were 11 years old so there was only one winner. The winning boys were: Age 9 – Finn Wilson; Age 10 – William Townshend; Age 11 – Lucas Pastore; Age 12 – Liam Cosgrove; no age 13 or 14 boys...

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Girls’ cross country doesn’t have to share

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Fends off strong Burlington challenge to capture fourth straight M.L. Freedom title outright BURLINGTON — The clincher sure didn’t come easy. The Wakefield Memorial High girls’ cross country team captured its fourth consecutive Middlesex League Freedom division championship outright but not before it had to fend off a huge challenge from Burlington yesterday afternoon at the Burlington High School course. The Warriors needed a great effort to deny the spoiler-minded Red Devils as they posted a 25-30 triumph to be crowned the M.L. Freedom...

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Rose Calvo Giunta, 91

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Wakefield native was avid artist   LYNNFIELD — Rose Calvo Giunta, 91, of Lynnfield passed away peacefully on Sept. 4 of natural causes, surrounded by her family. Born in Wakefield on March 6, 1923, she was the daughter of Antonio and Sebastiana (Tine) Calvo. Rose married Armand T. Giunta, also of Wakefield, in 1949, and remained his devoted wife until his death in 2006. Rose was an active member of the Centre Congregational Church in Lynnfield, and was an avid free-hand painter, stenciler and reader. A devoted and loving wife, mother,...

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Betty J. Hayter

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Led Lynnfield Council on Aging   LYNNFIELD — Betty J. Hayter, a longtime a well-known Lynnfield resident, died Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in Seattle, Wash. on June 25, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Jeanette (Day) Ellenson. Betty was raised in Seattle, Wash. and later Sacramento, Calif. Betty served as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy during World War II where she met her husband, Charles. Later upon moving to Massachusetts, she pursued her degree at Endicott College in Beverly and...

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Lois P. Adams, 95

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

WHS graduate worked in insurance industry STONEHAM — Lois P. Adams, 95, of Stoneham and formerly of Wakefield, died Saturday, Oct. 18 at her home. Born in Melrose on June 16, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Arthur G. and Jennie (Bolton) Parker. Mrs. Adams was a lifelong Wakefield resident and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Wakefield and was involved with the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. Prior to her retirement, Lois had worked in the insurance industry. Mrs. Adams...

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