Here is a look at the stories making headlines in the Stoneham region this week:
Medford Building Evacuated After Threat: A bomb threat was called into a large office building at 1 Cabot Road in Medford Thursday morning, forcing evacuation of the building. The Massachusetts State Police bomb squad responded to the scene. The building was swept with no finding and employees were allowed to return to the building around 12:30 p.m.
Winchester's $400K Snow Budget Nearly Gone: The Winchester Department of Public Works has used up nearly all of its $400,000 snow budget this winter, according to Director Jay Gill. Of the $400,000 allocated for this winter, only about $12,000 remains, or in other words: About 97 percent of the overall snow removal budget has been used, according to Gill.
Top 50 Earners in Melrose in 2012: Twenty-two of the top 50 earners in Melrose in 2012 were from the Police Department, according to data provided by the city. Eight of the top 10 earners in 2012 were police officers, including top-earning Detective James Mulrenan who earned nearly $170,000.
Two Arrested on Prostitution Charges in Reading: Ling Ling Wang, 47, of 61 Kenberma Rd., Worcester and Wen Qui, 36, of 144 Brook St., Quincy were arrested Thursday in Reading on charges of sexual conduct for a fee, according to police.