Sunday, May 12, 2013
Find out what other stories made headlines in the Stoneham region this week.
Here is a look at some of the stories making headlines in the Stoneham region this week: Pedestrian Killed in MBTA Bus Accident Identified: The Middlesex District Attorney's office has identified the pedestrian killed in the MBTA bus accident Tuesday night as Minor McLain, 88, a World War II veteran and Prisoner of War. Medford Bank Robbed, Malden Man Arrested: Medford Police charged Robert Cornejo, 26, of Malden with armed robbery while masked for allegedly robbing the East Cambridge Savings Bank at 243 Salem St. Wednesday afternoon. Cornejo allegedly made off with a bag of cash but a dye pack exploded inside the bag. Cornejo was arrested after police interviewed a woman driving a vehicle described as the getaway car. Town Looking to …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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With the city of Melrose considering prohibiting medical marijuana treatment centers, we'd like to know: Should medical marijuana treatment centers be built in Stoneham? Let us know where you stand on this issue by posting a comment in the comments section below.
A Malden resident is facing allegations she inappropriately used sick time to work at a Melrose Real Estate office.
A Middlesex County Sheriff's Office employee is facing criminal fraud charges for allegedly working another job in Melrose while she remained on medical leave from the sheriff's office. Joyce Drinkwater, 67, of Malden, was charged on Nov. 19 with knowingly presenting a fraudulent claim to a public employer for a benefit, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office. Drinkwater allegedly collected her full salary as she stayed on medical leave from the sheriff's office. Drinkwater, who worked in the sheriff's payroll office, took medical leave in June and when that ended she allegedly used her unused sick time remain out on leave, according to the DA's office. She allegedly certified to the sheriff's office that she was …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Police believe a masked gunman who robbed a Gulf Gas Station in Reading late Thursday night is the same suspect in five Stoneham area armed robberies and an attempted armed robbery Sunday night at a convenience store in Stoneham.
Police believe a masked gunman who robbed a Reading gas station late Thursday night is the same suspect in five Stoneham area armed robberies and an attempted armed robbery Sunday night at a convenience store in Stoneham. The Gulf Gas Station on Main Street in Reading was robbed of several hundred dollars Thursday evening at approximately 10:45 p.m., according to Reading Police. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately six feet tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing black pants, a black sweatshirt with a hood and a mask. The suspect made it a point to show his black handgun to the clerk before he took several hundred dollars, according to police. Police believe the suspect "matches the description of the suspect from recent …
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority will begin work to replace a water meter on Nov. 26.
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) will begin work to replace a water meter on Monday, Nov. 26, according to a press statement. "This work may cause discolored water in parts of Melrose and Stoneham in the areas around West Wyoming and the Fellsway (east of Ravine Terrace) for up to three days," reads the statement. "There will be no impacts to water pressure." If discolored water does occur, it will result from a small amount of iron in the pipes, reads the statement. While safe for drinking, cooking and other uses, "iron will stain light colored items in your laundry, especially when bleach is used," according to the statement. Residents should check water clarity before washing any white or lighter colored laundry …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Since Oct. 30, five Stoneham area businesses have been robbed at gunpoint, and police believe it's the same person.
Recently, five armed robberies have occurred at Melrose area businesses and police believe the suspect in each case is the same person. Since Oct. 30, five armed robberies—including one at the DB Mart convenience store and another at Sunset Tanning in Stoneham—have taken place in the area, including one in Melrose, Winchester and Woburn, according to investigators. The suspect is described as being a white male, approximately 5-foot-8, wearing a black hat, black mask, black sweat shirt, black gloves, black running pants with a white stripe down the leg and black sneakers with white soles, according to Stoneham Detective Christopher Dalis. "I have been working with Woburn, Winchester and Melrose detectives," said Stoneham Detective …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by uploading photos of your and/or your family and friends supporting the cause.
Showing off your pink pride during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a favorite thing to do with survivors and supporters alike. Thousands of hats, shirts, and other pink breast cancer items are sold in October. Millions of tiny pink ribbons are worn to support the cure for breast cancer and hope for many women. Also, countless numbers of people show support of Breast Cancer Awareness by participating in fundraising events. Have you strapped on your pink running shoes for the Komen Race for the Cure? If a walk is more your speed, how about the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure? Have you joined a local support group? Joined efforts with other supporters to hold a fundraiser or night out? We want you to tell us your story in the …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Scope out our sampling of open houses in the Stoneham region.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Officials are urging the public to take precautions against West Nile virus.
Three more human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed in Middlesex County and the threat level is being raised in several communitites, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In response, the DPH has raised the WNV threat level to "high" in the following communities: Chelsea, Everett, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Revere, Saugus and Winthrop. Also, the threat level is being raised to "moderate" in other towns: Bedford, Burlington, Lincoln, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester and Woburn. WNV mosquito cases have been confirmed in 97 towns statewide this year and the state on pace to have the highest number of cases since 2000, according to the DPH. Below are precautions to take against contracting West Nile …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
While the town may not be spraying, Stoneham is taking other measures to reduce the possibility of EED or West Nile Virus being found in the community.
With West Nile Virus and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) being found in nearby communities, Stoneham is stepping up efforts to reduce the risk of either virus from cropping up in town. In an email to Stoneham Patch Tuesday afternoon, Stoneham Health Agent John Fralick III discussed the Board of Health's plan to limit the town's exposure to the mosquito-borne viruses. "With the recent positive (EEE) sampling in Reading, the Stoneham Board of Health is being proactive in taking action to ensure the risk of a positive sampling in Stoneham remains low," Fralick said. "The Massachusetts Department of Public Health tests pre-designated sites in the area on a weekly basis, and as of now only one positive sample has been found in the area (…