Here's a look at some of the stories making headlines in the Stoneham region this week:
Linden School 'Safe and Sound' After Knife Incident: A student at Linden Elementary School was reportedly found to be carrying a knife that was later surrendered to school officials. No one was hurt in the incident.
: The Framingham State University student killed Friday night was also a Melrose native.
Colleen Kelly, 21, who was expected to graduate from Framingham State University in 2013, was an English major, who just completed a 12-week internship at Fuller Middle School.
. She made it halfway when she was struck in the eastbound lane, thrown into the westbound lane, where she was hit again. Both drivers stopped. Framingham Police are investigating.
School Lunches Improve in North Reading: School lunches are not what they used to be; they’re better.
As students file into the lunch line in the North Reading High School cafeteria they are finding more than just a hot or cold lunch option. Students are able to choose from a variety of healthier options including a made-to-order sandwich, and Director of Food Services Anna McGovern oversees the line reminding students to add a fruit or vegetable to their lunch tray.
To improve health and combat childhood obesity, the National School Lunch program and USDA have set new requirements for school districts to follow when it comes to school lunches.
: This excerpt from the Reading Police Department log highlights a minor arrested on charges of operating without a license and possession of alcohol as well as a woman being hit by a vehicle and transported to the hospital.