Local resident looks to sing in Fenway

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the July 24, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Catherine Joyce is 97 years old so she has no problem meeting the 18 and over requirement to participate in a contest seeking to find someone to sing the National Anthem at an upcoming Red Sox game. The wife of the late Wakefield Police Officer William Joyce, Catherine seeks to be a contestant in The 99 Guests Got Talent 2017 competition at the 99 Restaurant in Tewksbury on Tuesday, August 8. The video she submitted can by seen on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Iaf0LtgKNs Her...

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Car crashes into garage on Pleasant Street

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the July 24, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Police, firefighters and Action Ambulance responded to a Pleasant Street address after a vehicle crashed into a garage at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday. According to police, a 2007 Chevy minivan was attempting to back into a driveway and ended up driving into the wall of a concrete block detached garage. The Fire Department said that there was major damage to the garage and a private contractor had to be called in to shore up the structure before the minivan could be removed. There were two...

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Local ban on pot shops appears safe

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the July 21, 2017 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — It now appears certain that recreational marijuana will not be sold in Wakefield. Town Clerk Betsy Sheeran was notified last week that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has approved the three Town Meeting articles overwhelmingly passed by voters last May that would prohibit recreational marijuana shops in Wakefield. Ballot Question 4, legalizing recreational pot, was approved by Massachusetts voters in the November 8, 2016 election. As originally written, that law...

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2017 Townies in full swing

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the July 24, 2017 edition. The following was submitted by Townies Senior Babe Ruth coach, Gus Dettorre. WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Townies Summer Baseball Program is just past the halfway point of the 2017 season. The Townies baseball program has provided Wakefield teens an opportunity to play competitive baseball during the Summer months for over 40 years. Originally it was one team of high school baseball players given an opportunity to continue their season. Seven years ago, following the disbanding of the Pony League Program,...

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12 All-Stars named for boys’ track team

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the July 21, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — The 2017 WMHS boys’ spring track and field team had 12 members named as Middlesex League Freedom Division All-Stars. The All-Stars and their event: • Dan Sallade, senior, 100 meter, 4 x 100 relay • Nick McGee, senior, two mile • Ryan Sullivan, senior, 800 meter • Carmen Sorrentino, senior, 4 x 100 relay • Adam Roberto, senior, 800 meter • Cole Mottl, senior, shot put • Matt Greatorex, junior, mile • Patrick Redmond, junior, shot put • Charlie Senior, junior, discus • Marc Biennestin, junior,...

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WMHS Dance Team wins multiple awards at Universal Dance Association

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Published in the July 20, 2017 edition. BOSTON — The Wakefield High School Dance Team Program recently attended the Universal Dance Association overnight camp at Emmanuel College. At camp, each dancer learned three routines over the course of three days, and attended team and individual technique classes. During the last day of camp, they performed in an evaluation. Their hard work and dedication paid off, and it showed at evaluation time. The team was awarded The Leadership Award. This award, voted on by their peers, is presented to the team...

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Lloyd Farwell

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the July 21, 2017 edition. WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — Lloyd Farwell was born in Concord, New Hampshire on August 15, 1922 and began what became an extraordinary life. As a small child he moved to Wakefield, when his dad took a job working for a Boston newspaper. After graduating from Wakefield High in 1940, he enrolled at the University of New Hampshire. Following America’s entry into World War II, Lloyd enlisted in the Aviation Cadet Program at college. After graduating from fighter pilot training, he was deployed to France. His...

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Lorraine I. Oliphant

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the July 17, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Lorraine I. (Daley) Oliphant, 71, of Wakefield died Friday, July 14 at her home. She was born on July 12, 1946, and was the daughter of the late Russell and Inez (Murray) Daley. Lorraine was a graduate of Reading High School, class of 1964. She was a resident of Wakefield since 1969. Lorraine loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed bowling and playing cards. She was the beloved wife of Robert C. Oliphant. She was the loving mother of Dawn M. Buck...

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Doris G. DiGiammarino

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the July 17, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Doris Gloria DiGiammarino, age 90, of Wakefield died Sunday, July 16 in Maine. Born in Boston on April 3, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Giovanna (Sinagra) Capone. Mrs. DiGiammarino was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School and later went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Lowell University at the age of 52. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident, living in the area for more than 53 years and was a member of St. Joseph Church for 40 years. Mrs....

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