New police accord reached

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 29, 2017 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The town has reached collective bargaining agreements with both unions representing the Wakefield Police Officers. The Wakefield Police Officers Association and the Wakefield Superior Officers Association have agreed to contracts that will run through June 30, 2020. Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio told the Board of Selectmen Monday that the terms were essentially the same for both unions. The agreed-to cost of living increases effective on the following dates: • July 1,...

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DPW budget approved

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 28, 2017 edition By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — DPW Director Richard Stinson was at last night’s Board of Selectmen meeting to present the $5,785,419 tax-supported Public Works Department budget for FY 2018, including $750,000 for Snow and Ice removal. He also presented the self-supporting Water and Sewer enterprise department budgets. Stinson explained that the budget included amounts related to the DPW’s assuming increased responsibilities for the Americal Civic Center as a result of the town taking over management of...

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Fight leads to arrests

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the March 27, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — A melee at a Lafayette Street group home last night resulted in the arrest of three female juveniles on various charges including assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. Two of the girls were 15 years old and one was 13. Police were called to the home at about 9 p.m. on a report of a fight inside the residence. Arriving officers located an apparent victim hiding in a shed behind the home. The victim told police that she had been assaulted by other residents of the home...

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Boys’ basketball team overcame plenty of adversity

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Warriors had another tournament-clinching season despite injuries Published in the March 29, 2017 edition By DAN BYRNE WAKEFIELD — Coming off two straight Middlesex League Freedom division titles, the Wakefield Memorial High School varsity boys’ basketball team had plenty to aim for coming into the 2016-17 season. With league all-star Kobey Nadeau and fellow returning senior starter Alex McKenna and a strong supporting cast of upperclassmen, the Warriors had their hopes set high at the outset. They posted a 10-11 overall record and 8-8 record...

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Wakefield resident goes the distance for a cure

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Published in the March 28, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Glen Josephson of Wakefield is participating in the 2017 Boston Marathon as part of the RUN to End Alzheimer’s team for the Alzheimer’s Association®, MA/NH Chapter. Josephson will join other team members as they run 26.2 miles to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s on April 17. Josephson returns for his third year as a charity runner for the Alzheimer’s Association. He joined the team in honor of his father who battled the disease for over eight years. “I am also running for my family...

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Ruben Reinoso named Div. 4 Coach of the Year

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Led Warriors to league title, best state meet finish in half a century By VIN SYLVIA WAKEFIELD — Talk with members of Ruben Reinoso’s staff or listen to him speak at one of Wakefield Memorial High’s track and field banquets, and it becomes apparent the man has a serious character flaw: He simply doesn’t know how to accept praise. Reinoso’s boys’ indoor track and field team this past winter won the Middlesex League Freedom Division championship, finished a close second in the state Division 4 Championship, had what for Wakefield was an...

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Jean P. Turner, 87

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Retired Wakefield Junior High teacher Published in the March 29, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Jean P. Turner, 87, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Friday, March 24, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Wakefield on August 27, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Michele and Rita (Colannino) Leone. Mrs. Turner was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1947, and received her master’s degree from Boston University. She was a retired teacher from the Wakefield Junior High School. Mrs. Turner was the wife of the late Richard W....

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Daniel W. Riley, 54

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Published in the March 27, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Daniel “Danny” W. Riley, 54, of Wakefield died surrounded by family on Thursday, March 23, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Arlington on April 6, 1962, he was the son of William F. Riley Jr. of Arlington and the late Roberta (Flaherty) Riley. Daniel is survived by his wife Janet M. (Marino) Riley, his son Daniel W. Riley Jr. and his wife Andrea of Stoneham, and his three daughters Stacy A. Cucinotto and her husband Chris, Rebecca E. Riley, and Rachael A. Riley,...

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Caryl Doucette

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Published in the March 27, 2017 edition. HOLDERNESS, NH — Caryl Rose (Maher) Doucette of Holderness, NH, and formerly of Wakefield, MA passed away on March 22 after a lengthly illness. She was born in Wakefield in January 2, 1930, to the late Harold J.and Laura (Rathe) Maher. She was married to William F. Doucette of Wakefield, who predeceased her in 1974. Caryl attended St. Joseph’s School and graduated in the WHS Class of 1947 and received a master’s degree from Rivier College in Nashua, NH. She is survived by her three children: Stephen...

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