Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Boston.com is reporting an early salvo has been fired in what could be the Senate special election showdown.
In a radio interview Wednesday morning, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) jabbed at Democratic Congressman Edward Markey about his residency in Malden, according to a Boston.com report. Brown questioned if Markey, who represents Stoneham, still lives in Massachusetts and also told WTKK-FM he often sees members of the Bay State congressional delegation on plane trips home but said "I have never seen Ed on the airplane—ever," according to the report. Markey spokeswoman Giselle Barry responded in an email to Patch Wednesday, saying, "Scott Brown has not yet announced that he is running for Senate, but he is already launching false, personal attacks from the sidelines. Ed Markey lives in Malden, and has lived there his entire life. He and his wife …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Check out our sampling of stories from around the Stoneham region last week.
Here's a look at some of the stories that made headlines last week in the Stoneham area: Malden Mayor Mulls Possible Muzzle Law Veto: Mayor Gary Christenson said he had not decided whether he will sign an ordinance muzzling pit bulls in the city Tuesday night, an indication he may consider vetoing the now city council-approved ordinance. “Now that the bill has been passed by the City Council, I will review the proposal and ensure both sides have a chance to comment before deciding,” he said. Medford Audit Uncovers 'Significant and Severe' Issues in Medford Housing Authority: The Medford Housing Authority distributed nearly $8 million in aid in 2010 and 2011 without properly following federal guidelines, according to the Department of …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Seniors, students and commuters from the Greater Boston area, including Stoneham, attended the transportation public hearing Thursday night at Malden City Hall.
No protesters interrupted the MBTA's twentieth public meeting on proposed cuts for next year's budget, though transportation officials still got an earful from angry commuters Thursday night. One hundred thirty-seven speakers took to the podium on behalf of students, seniors, the handicapped, the ill and more, with a common message to MBTA General Manager Jonathan Davis: these proposals are unacceptable. Officials say a mixture of service cuts and fare hikes are necessary to close a $161 million deficit in next year's operating budget, with one proposed scenario closing as many as twelve bus lines in Malden - including routes many students use to get to Malden High School. “I don't know what the answer is to the MBTA deficit, but I know in…
Monday, December 26, 2011
Check out some of the recent stories from the Stoneham area.
MALDEN — Police have released stills from surveillance footage from a Tuesday afternoon bank robbery at the Stoneham Savings Bank on Charles St. The lone gunman allegedly entered the bank and demanded cash from the teller. Det. Lt. Mark Gatcomb said that he suspect then brandished what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun. MELROSE — As Melrose enters 2012, the search for a new school district leader is ramping up. On Tuesday night, the Melrose School Committee voted on several aspects of the search, including the advertised salary range for a new school superintendent and the documents required with the application, which will be available on a new website created for the search. READING — The Reading Police Department, in conjunction …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Yuri Mikalixen, 23, assaulted a 16-year-old Stoneham High School runner in the Middlesex Fells Reservation last year.
An illegal immigrant was found guilty Tuesday in a Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on multiple charges for assaulting a Stoneham High School girl running in the Middlesex Fells Reservation in September 2010. Yuri Mikalixen, 23, hit a 16-year-old girl jogging through the Fells from behind and attempted to rape her. Mikalixen was sentenced by a judge to 5-7 years in state prison on a kidnapping charge, 3-5 years concurrent on the assault with attempt to rape charge and five years probation. Mikalixen, who was living in Malden, according to a Fox 25 News report, is expected to be deported to Brazil after completing his sentence.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Check out the latest "Patch Picks" column.
For today's edition of Patch Picks, we wanted to know: What are the best places to get ice cream in the Stoneham region? Here are our picks based on readers' recommendations: