Here's a look at some of the stories making headlines in the Stoneham area this week:
Man Revived During Bruins Practice in Wilmington: Terry Gardner was at Ristuccia Arena with a few of his friends to watch the Boston Bruins take the ice for practice. But he was hard at work before long.
Gardner was among the group of on and off duty emergency personnel who saved the life of a man who had a cardiac episode in the stands on Thursday morning.
Bruins players, who had just taken the ice in Wilmington, took a knee along the boards in front of the benches and watch as several professionally trained first responders rushed into the stands and used a defibrillator to shock the man back to consciousness.
“The quicker you can do CPR the better. Seconds really count in that situation,” said Gardner. “Really, for the situation that he had, he had it in a pretty good place. They had the defibrillator on scene, which made a world of difference for him. If this happened at home, he may not have had such a good outcome.”
Macaroni Grill to Pay $20K in Fines After Failing Health Inspection: The Macaroni Grill failed a routine health inspection last December with 31 violations, according to Health Department Director Ruth Clay. The restaurant will pay $20,000 in fines. During a routine health inspection on Dec. 18, Macaroni Grill had 31 violations including six critical violations and 25 non-critical violations.
Level 3 Sex Offender Arrested for Allegedly Evading Registration: A Saugus man is under arrest and facing arraignment in Malden District Court today, after authorities allege he misreported his residence in the sex offender registry and lived near a Malden school's athletic fields and a day care center.
Medford to Re-Examine Winter Parking Ban: At the urging of residents, the Medford City Council this week resolved to look into implementing changes to the city's annual winter parking ban. From Dec. 1 to April 1, parking is restricted to just one side of city streets from 12 to 7 a.m. regardless of weather conditions. Residents have complained about a lack of available spaces in thickly-populated areas and that the ban is enforced more strictly in some areas than others.