Police crack house break case

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

WAKEFIELD — Detectives got a break yesterday in a case involving break-ins at three homes in the past month. They now have a suspect in custody and he will be summonsed to court soon. The suspect is a 25-year-old man from Wakefield. When he appears in Malden Court, he will face charges of breaking and entering and attempting to break into homes on Wharton Park, Orsini Drive and Butternut Road. The alleged breaks occurred on Monday, Sept. 22, Sunday, Oct. 12 and Wednesday, Oct. 15. Police said the break on Orsini Drive was an attempted...

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MacNeill, town close to resolving their differences

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

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The issues between MacNeill’s Auto Repair and the Zoning Board of Appeals appear to be on the road to resolution, after the parties met Wednesday night at a Town Hall hearing. “I appreciate your coming in,” Appeals Board chairman David Hatfield told Steven MacNeill at the start of the hearing on MacNeill’s appeal of the Building Inspector’s Sept. 15 Cease and Desist Order. “It’s unfortunate that it’s come to this. We didn’t want to see it happen.” In the Cease and Desist Order, Building Inspector Jack Roberto...

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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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Girls’ volleyball team rallies from two sets down against Wilmington

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

Warriors post third victory of the season WILMINGTON — The one thing about playing a team twice is that you can split the season series. The Wakefield Memorial High girls’ volleyball team experienced both sides of a split decision this week. After losing to Woburn by a 3-0 score in the rematch on Monday afternoon at the Charbonneau Field House, the Warriors rebounded with a 3-2 triumph over Wilmington in the second meeting of the season against the Wildcats which was on Wednesday afternoon at the Wilmington Middle School. Wakefield is now...

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Girls’ swim team puts in spirited effort

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

Warriors come up short in dual meet finale MALDEN — The dual meet finale took place for the Warrior girls’ swim team last night at the Malden High School Pool, and despite a valiant effort, Wakefield came short of a victory as it lost a not so close as it appears 83-79 contest. Wakefield wrapped up the dual meet season with a 2-6 record in the Middlesex League. Wakefield honored the seniors in its home finale and the Warriors responded with some good performances. However the Sachems had strong swimmers and strong numbers. Winchester got a...

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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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Lenore K. Connolly, 89

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

EVERETT — Lenore K. “Lee” (O’Brien) Connolly of Everett passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 89 years. Born on March 25, 1925, Lee was the beloved wife and copilot for 61 years to the late Richard H. Connolly. She was the loving mother of Rich Connolly and his wife Ellen of Melrose, Julie O’Neill of Marshfield, Joanne Leach and her husband Michael of Wakefield and the late Janet O’Neill and her surviving husband Michael of North Reading. She was also the loving sister of Anne Gibbons of Maine and the cherished grandmother of...

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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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