News Nearby: Movie Starring Big Names to Film in Woburn

Check out some of the stories making headlines in the Stoneham region this week.

Here are some of the stories making headlines in the Stoneham region this week:


New David O. Russell Movie Starring Big Names to Film in Woburn Next Week: Mayor Scott Galvin posted to his Facebook page last night that there will be filming for a new movie at the Clapp School next week.

According to Galvin, the yet-to-be-named movie stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Admans, and Louis C.K. Film executives and crews have been working with Mayor Scott Galvin, Superintendent Mark Donovan, Police Chief Robert Ferullo, Fire Chief Paul Tortolano and other key city and school department officials to prepare for the day of filming.


When Will Melrose's Golf Courses Open This Spring

With several snowstorms hitting the city this winter, Melrose golf courses are opening about a month later than last year. With temperatures rising and conditions at the course looking good, Mount Hood Golf Courseopened on Wednesday, according to Joan Bell, superintendent of Mount Hood and Public Open Space. Meanwhile, Bellevue Golf Club, a private nine-hole golf course, is expected to open at 8 a.m. Saturday, according to Manager Jeff Monteleone. 


Reading residents voted in the local election Tuesday, but the turnout was lower than expected. Of 17,594 registered voters, only 3,207 or 18.2 percent voted. 


Winchester Board of Appeal to Review CVS Pharmacy Proposal in May: With no updated site plan to review, the Winchester Board of Appeal granted a continuance for CVS Pharmacy until May 14 during their meeting Tuesday night at Town Hall.

Acting Board of Appeal chairman Richard Sampson explained that the town has a rule stating that site plans need to be submitted at least five days before a meeting and CVS did not provide the plans ahead of Tuesday's session. He added that the board would not be voting on anything related to the project until the new plan has been received and reviewed by the board.

CVS, which has a location on Main Street in Winchester, is proposing to develop a roughly 12,000 square-foot location in the area of 278-292 Washington St., 12 Swanton St. and 16-20 Swanton St. The area is currently zoned as mixed use, which would allow for commercial development.


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