Here is a look at some of the stories making headlines in the Stoneham region this week:
Town Begins Reconstruction at Center Falls Dam on Monday: The reconstruction of the Center Falls Dam is slated to begin March 25, according to town officials. The reconstruction work, which will be handled by Hudson, Mass.-based New England Infrastructure, is Project III of the town's Flood Mitigation Program.
Veteran's Heartwarming Note to Local Woman Goes Viral: The note, which was left anonymously on Samantha Ford's car outside the Dunkin' Donuts in Arlington Heights, had received nearly 1.7 million Facebook 'Likes' and more than 200,000 shares as of early Wednesday morning.
Mayor Defends Street Improvements that Don't Emphasize Parking [VIDEO]: Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone defended his administration's push to create more biking and walking infrastructure in the city, even when those plans come at the expense of parking.
What's more, he said embracing multiple modes of transportation is good for local businesses and the local economy.
"I argue that people aren't moving to Somerville because they have more parking," the mayor said.
Malden Woman Injured When Tanker Jackknifes on Mass Pike: Massachusetts State Police are investigating and a car became lodged underneath the tanker.
Preliminary reports from Trooper Thomas McCarthy indicate a 2011 Honda Pilot was travelling in the left travel lane when, for reasons yet to be determined, drifted over into the breakdown lane. The truck struck the guardrail, coming back across the roadway and striking the right side of a 2006 Western Star tanker trailer, according to State Police.