Wind downs trees, pole

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

Published in the January 24, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — High wind gusts kept local public safety personnel busy overnight dealing with uprooted trees and fallen branches as well as one utility pole that fell across Main Street and was hit by a motorist. Falling temperatures also brought out DPW trucks to salt roads that were starting to freeze up at around 2 a.m. At about 1:15 a.m. police were called after a public tree was uprooted and took wires down on and scattered debris on Eastern Avenue. Police notified the DPW and the Wakefield...

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Homes sales, median price up in 2016

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

Published in the January 24, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — There were more single family homes sold in town in 2016 than the year before, and for more money. In a report this morning, The Warren Group — publishers of Banker & Tradesman — compiled December single family and condo sales from across the state. In Wakefield, 255 houses were sold in 2016, compared to 242 in 2015, an increase of 5.4 percent. The year to date median sales in Wakefield for December 2016 was $480,000, up from $455,500 for the same period in 2015. In December 2016, the...

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Man arrested on drug charges

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

Published in the January 23, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — A 30-year-old Newburyport man faces a slew of drug charges after police received a call reporting a suspicious white man sitting in front of the Everly Apartments at 14 Audubon Rd. at about 8 p.m. Saturday night. Responding police located a man fitting the description wearing a sweatshirt, jeans and carrying a backpack. Police said that he exhibited behavior consistent with someone under the influence of drugs and appeared to be extremely nervous, his hands were shaking and he was not...

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Grapplers lock up two more victories

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

Warriors top Wilmington and Saugus Published in the January 24, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — While the Warrior wrestling team entered Saturday’s dual meet competition with 14 victories, it hadn’t earned a win against a Middlesex League Freedom division squad. That all changed on Saturday morning at the Charbonneau Field House as Wakefield earned a 46-21 triumph over Wilmington in a tri-meet with Saugus. The Warriors also added another non-league win with a 42-30 victory over the Sachems. Wakefield is now 16-4-0 overall on the season and 1-1-0 in...

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Girls’ hoop team takes sole possession of first place

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors edge Watertown in M.L. Freedom division showdown Published in the January 23, 2017 edition By DAN MARGARITA WATERTOWN — The Wakefield Memorial High girls’ basketball team traveled to Watertown on Friday night and came away with a 45-42 victory over the Red Raiders in a highly anticipated match-up between the two Middlesex League Freedom division first place teams at Kelley Gymnasium. The Warriors increased their league record to 7-1 in the league (9-1 overall) as they took sole possession of first place in the M.L. Freedom division...

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Co-op swim team finds CAL title race party inviting

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

Wakefield/Lynnfield hands Hamilton-Wenham first league loss Published in the January 20, 2017 edition. By JIM SOUTHMAYD PEABODY — If the Hamilton-Wenham and Masconomet co-ed swim teams were hoping to throw a championship party in the Cape Ann League, then the Lynnfield/Wakefield co-operative team needs to be invited. The Pioneers knocked the Generals from the unbeaten ranks with a 98-86 victory in a dual meet held last Sunday night, Jan. 15 at the Peabody YMCA Pool and is very much in the hunt for the league championship. “This was the...

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Gerard J. Graziano, 80

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the January 23, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Gerard J. Graziano, 80, of Wakefield died Saturday, January 21, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 22, 1936, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Dominica (Lombino) Graziano. Mr. Graziano was raised in Brooklyn, NY, before moving to Malden, where he graduated from Malden High School in 1954. He later enlisted in the United States Army. An avid sports fan, Mr. Graziano never forgot his New York roots and remained a diehard Yankees fan. In his spare time...

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Peter G. Tine, 91

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the January 23, 2017 edition VENICE, Florida – Peter G. (Pete) Tine of Venice, Florida, a native and longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Venice Hospital on January 11. He was 91. The beloved husband of Joan Connor Tine for 62 years and devoted father of Nancy Tine Shaer and her husband James Shaer of Melrose, Pete is survived by his wife, daughter and brother, Victor Tine and his wife Helen of Hampton, NH. He was the cherished son of the late Salvatore Tine and Maria Penna Tine, dear brother of the late...

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Helen E. Wilder-Wadland, 95

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

Published in the January 20, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Helen E. Wilder-Wadland, 95, of Wakefield died Wednesday, January 18 in Wakefield. She was born in Malden on September 16, 1921 and was the daughter of the late David and Isabelle (Irving) Flanagan. Helen was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School and later from the Katherine Gibbs School of Boston. She had been a longtime Wakefield resident and a summer resident of Bow Lake, NH. She was retired from the former American Mutual Insurance Company of Wakefield and was a...

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