Monday, April 22, 2013
Hundreds came to Stoneham Monday afternoon to pay their respects to the late MIT officer.
Flags at half-staff, a police caravan leading a hearse and the Patriot Guard Riders lining Main Street in Red, White and Blue. A long, almost silent trail of mourners waiting to enter a local funeral home and a row of TV news trucks. Bystanders and passersby no longer have to ask, “What happened?” “What’s going on?” They know. It’s a scene that’s become all too familiar – Sunday in Medford, Monday in Stoneham and at Boston University and soon in Dorchester. On Monday in Stoneham, police paid respects to one of their own, 27-year-old Sean Collier, an officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was shot and killed Thursday night in his police car. Hundreds of others also attended the wake for Collier, a Wilmington native and …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Dr. Carl Conui, who has performed surgeries at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, helped people injured during the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday afternoon.
When bombs were detonated near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, Dr. Carl Conui described the scene as a "war zone." Conui, 44, a Stoneham resident who works at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists which has offices in Reading and Somerville, has served as a volunteer at the Boston Marathon for about 15 years. At past marathons, Conui said that the typical types of injuries he has dealt with include blisters, damage to nails, sprains, strains, assisting with physical therapy and dehydration issues that cropped up at last year's race due to the hot weather. "This year it was interesting because I told the students that this was perfect running conditions with minimal injuries," he said. "We had a steady amount of…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Check out some of the stories making headlines in the Stoneham region this week in our latest News Nearby post.
Here are some of the stories making headlines in the Stoneham region this week: Report: Man Poops in Pants After Getting Bounced From Davis Square Club: After Johnny D's in Davis Square wouldn't admit a 49-year-old man who was too drunk, the man struggled with police, defecated in his own pants and got pepper sprayed, according to allegations in a police report. Medford Woman Pleads Guilty to Husband's Stabbing Death: Shawntina Burston, 40, pleaded guilty to a single count of voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of her husband, Troy Burston, in January 2011. The Middlesex County District Attorney's office said she was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison after she entered her guilty plea in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn. '…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Check out some of the stories making headlines in the Stoneham region this week.
Here is a look at some of the stories making headlines in the Stoneham region this week: Davis Square Hotel: What Have Developers Proposed? Four development groups have put forward proposals to build a hotel in Davis Square. Here's a quick look at those proposals. Two Arlington Restaurants Changing Owners: A Mexican restaurant in East Arlington and a Thai one in the center are changing owners. The new owners of Zocalo Cocina Mexicana and Thai Moon went before the Board of Selectmen Monday to apply for new operating and beer and wine licenses. Both restaurants received the licenses in unanimous votes. Governor: Investing in Early Education Important [VIDEO]: Governor Deval Patrick met with educators and children at the Franklin Early …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
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: Somerville Winchester Reading Melrose
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Somerville congressman told WCVB he wasn't sure if Sen. Scott Brown would run, or win, if Sen. John Kerry leaves the Senate to accept a cabinet position.
Representative Michael Capuano told WCVB he would "consider" running for Senate if Sen. John Kerry leaves the legislative body to join President Barack Obama's cabinet. That said, Capuano told the TV station, "I can't deal the cards," and that he wasn't officially "planning anything." If Kerry, who was first elected to the Senate in 1984, joined Obama's cabinet, it could lead a number of prospective candidates to consider running for his seat. Among those possible candidates would be Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who recently lost a bid for reelection to Elizabeth Warren. In regard to Brown, Capuano, a Democrat, told WCVB he wasn't sure if the Republican would run again, or win. Capuano ran for Senate once before during the 2010 special …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Check out some of the top recent stories from the week in the Stoneham region.
Winchester Winchester Looks into High School Upgrades: As the school year quickly approaches, Winchester residents are being asked to offer input on updating Winchester High School. Winchester has been working with the Massachusetts School Building Authority on a feasibility study of the high school. This has included discussion of renovating the existing school or building a new school in another location. Somerville Davis Square Bank Robbery Wednesday, Police Seek Suspect: Somerville police are seeking to identify a suspect who robbed the Central Bank in Davis Square Wednesday afternoon. The suspect was a white male of average build wearing a green T-shirt and black Stanley Cup hat, according to an announcement from Somerville Police. …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Find out what types of stories made headlines in the Stoneham region last week.
Arlington Arlington Selectmen Grant Two New Liquor-Store Licenses: After more than three hours of presentations and deliberations June 18, the Arlington Board of Selectmen handed out the town’s two new liquor-store licenses to The Meat House and Mystic Wine Shoppe – but not before an unexpected twist. The board first granted The Meat House one of the two licenses in a unanimous vote but was then left with quite the predicament. In the first round of voting, Selectmen Kevin Greeley and Steven Byrne had selected the Foodmaster Super Markets proposal as their top pick, while Daniel Dunn and Joseph Curro Jr. had chosen the Mystic Wine Shoppe proposal, and as for Diane Mahon, well, she was undecided. Charlestown Cooperative Bank Robbery …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Find out what types of calls kept Stoneham Police Department busy recently.
[Editor's note: The following information was provided by the Stoneham Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.] At 5:59 p.m. April 2, Stoneham police responded to Marshalls for a report of shoplifting. The store's loss prevention team told officers that three men fled the store with stolen clothing. The trio were seen running behind Stoneham Bank in the area of Kenneth Terrace. One man was caught on Marie Avenue. Wakefield police assisted in the search for the other two men, who were later found trying ti hide in the woods of a golf course near High Street. Herman Abadi, 21, of 88 Wheatland St., and Kesher Lubin, 19, of 125 Alewife Brook Parkway, both of Somerville, were arrested and …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Methuen native Leonard "Lenny" Collins bought the Stoneham establishment on Feb. 1.
After spending years working at restaurants and retail stores in Massachusetts, Leonard "Lenny" Collins recently took the plunge by taking over ownership of Arielle's Cafe & Pizzeria. First-Time Buyer Collins, 56, of Methuen, purchased the 8 Central St. establishment on Feb. 1, signing a five-year lease. It's the first time Collins has owned his own business, but his family and a couple of employees are helping him out any way they can. "I want to be here at least five years. That's my goal," Collins said of the cafe located directly across from the Stoneham Fire Station. "Maybe 20 years or however long I can keep it." While he was browsing business listings online, Collins saw that Café Arielle was up for sale on the BuyBiz website and …