News Nearby: Somerville Bakery Fire, Car Break-Ins in Reading & More

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:


  • Union Square Fire Causes at Least $35K in Damage: A Wednesday night fire at a bakery in Union Square caused at least $35,000 in damage, probably more, and three firefighters were injured fighting the blaze.


  • The Essex County Grand Jury returned indictments late on Friday, Dec. 28 charging two Winchester men and a Revere woman with conspiracy and misleading investigators in connection to the Jan. 5, 2007 hit-and-run deaths of Tina Tello and Christopher Zullo. Michael S. Tranchita, Jr., 33, of 63 Harvard St., Winchester, is charged with leaving the scene of a death, conspiracy, and 2 counts of misleading a potential witness. His father, Michael S. Tranchita, Sr., 55, of 69 Harvard St., Winchester, is charged with conspiracy, misleading a potential witness and misleading an investigator. Lisa Cutting, 39, of 263 Bradstreet Ave., Revere is charged with conspiracy, misleading an investigator and accessory after the fact.


  • Several car break-ins and an arrest are reported in this police log. 


  • Melrose Home Sales Jump Up in November: The city saw a 30 percent year-over-year increase in single-family home sales, almost matching the statewide average, which was the largest year-over-year percentage increase this year.


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