Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Two groups of Stoneham's bravest will join north shore firefighters for the fifth annual fundraising event this weekend.
Stoneham Firefighters will be 'Cooking for a Cure' this weekend, along with several other north shore fire house chefs. Two groups of Stoneham Fire Department cooks will face off against other teams of three to six firefighter-chefs as part of the Firefighters/MDA Cooking for a Cure event at the Danversport Yacht Club this Saturday, March 23 at 6 p.m. Food will be served between 7 and 9 p.m. At the ovens for Stoneham will be: Dan Kelleher, Chuck Webber, Mark Chabak, Jim McLaughlin, Jr. and Michael Labriola. In addition to all you can eat dinner on Saturday, there will be a cash bar and raffles. "Fire houses have some great cooks," said Labriola on Monday. "This will be a great event." The fifth annual event is hosted by the …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
After receiving over two-feet of snow, firefighters tell us how much snow you should remove from your area fire hydrant.
Welcome to You Ask... Patch Answers where we answer readers questions. We recently received questions about clearing neighborhood fire hydrants to help fire departments. But how much of the hydrant should we clear? How many feet around the hydrant will help the firefighters? Here is your answer: According to Stoneham Fire Chief Joe Rolli, fire departments need about two feet of snow cleared away from the hydrant. "The front of the hydrant is most important because that is where the hose gets hooked up," said Chief Rolli. Also, the nut on top of the hydrant must be clear, as firefighters need to use it to turn it on. There you go, Stoneham. Now you know, and you can go clear your hydrants for the Stoneham Fire Department!
Thursday, December 27, 2012
For more than a decade the Stoneham Public Schools have had a district-wide emergency response plan in place, said Superintendent Les Olson in response to the recent Newtown, Conn. shooting.
For more than a decade the Stoneham Public Schools have had a district-wide emergency response plan in place, said Superintendent Les Olson in response to the recent Newtown, Conn. shooting. "Security and emergency procedures are reviewed annually with school administrators and local Fire and Police Departments, and they are again being reviewed in light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut," Olson said in an email to Stoneham Patch. "The plan covers both district-wide procedures and specific building-level responses. In the event of an emergency, the district or school cooperates with the appropriate public safety responders, whether they be our local fire and police departments or regional/state authorities. "In such an event, the …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
At 7:42 a.m. Dec. 10, police and fire responded to a hit-and-run call near the McDonald Finnegan Funeral Home located on Common Street.
A Stoneham woman may lose her license following a hit-and-run incident near a local funeral home Monday morning, according to police. At 7:42 a.m. Dec. 10, Stoneham Police and Fire responded to a hit-and-run call near the McDonald Finnegan Funeral Home located on Common Street. A 2011 Chevrolet pick-up truck, driven by a 66-year-old Stoneham woman, "was traveling north on Main Street, turned onto Common Street, crashed into (a) stop sign then through (the) fence of (the) funeral home. (The) vehicle then drove back onto Common Street and left scene," Police Chief Jim McIntyre said in an email to Stoneham Patch Tuesday. "(The) operator (was) cited for leaving the scene of a property damage crash," McIntyre said, adding that the estimated …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The following information was provided by the Stoneham Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
[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 11:50 a.m. Oct. 19, Stoneham Police responded to Winchester Hospital to recover a stolen vehicle in the parking lot. Police contacted the hospital to get their security footage. The vehicle was reported stolen from a Maple Street home in Stoneham, according to police. Oct. 19 @7:41 a.m.: Police responded to Emerson Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury. The caller reported hitting a child, but the child appeared to be fine, according to police. Police to file a report. @9:42 a.m.: Police called to Rose Lane for a report of a stolen vehicle. The …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Check out these fire safety tips for kids and families!
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Friday, October 12, 2012
October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week. National Fire Prevention Week is an annual public awareness campaign to promote fire safety throughout the U.S. This year’s theme is “Have 2 Ways Out!” which focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. Created and sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the goal of National Fire Prevention Week is to educate families on what causes home fires, how to prevent them, and what to do in an emergency situation. NFPA has been the official sponsor of this campaign since 1922, making it the longest running public health and safety observance on record. “National Fire Prevention Week is critical in educating the public about the dangers of fire and how to …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Visit Arielle's Cafe & Pizzeria's directory listing on Stoneham Patch and post a review for the restaurant and rate it on a 1-5 star scale.
Arielle's Cafe & Pizzeria, which reopened under new management in February at 8 Central St. across from the Stoneham fire station, wants to know: What do you think about the food and service at Arielle's Cafe & Pizzeria? Do you love their menu? Are you a big fan of their soups, sandwiches, pizzas or frozen yogurts? Was the service exceptional? Let them know by visiting their Stoneham Patch directory listing, then scroll to the bottom of it and leave a fair-minded review so they know what they're doing well or if there is something they could do to improve the food or service.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A worker briefly trapped at the demolition site at the middle school freed himself and wasn't injured during the incident Tuesday afternoon, according to project staff.
A worker briefly trapped at the demolition site at the Stoneham Middle School freed himself and wasn't injured during the incident Tuesday afternoon, according to project staff. Around 12:30 p.m. there was a small roof collapse, but the male worker wasn't injured during the incident, according to Stoneham School Building Committee chairwoman Jeanne Craigie. The worker was assessed and was fine, declining transport to a nearby hospital, according to Stoneham Fire Chief Joseph Rolli. Rolli discussed his team's response to the incident. "We have three firefighters on detail whenever a building is being demolished and part of the reason is because something like this could happen," Rolli said. "The worker driving the Bobcat was in a hollowed-…
Demolition work kicked off at 7 a.m. Monday.
The walls of the aging Stoneham Middle School came crumbling down Monday morning, as demolition work got underway at the site. From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Essex Newbury North Construction demolished the technology wing and gym section of the middle school, according to Timothy Hurdelbrink, vice president of operations and project executive for Boston-based Shawmut Design and Construction. Shawmut hired the Haverhill construction firm to handle the demolition project. "We're happy with the progress," Hurdelbrink said Monday night following a Stoneham School Committee session at the High School. "The goal really is with the benefit of starting a little earlier than we expected is to try and get as much of the debris hauled offsite before the …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The event is slated for Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rear parking lot of Redstone Shopping Center on Main Street.
The Stoneham Fire Department will hosting a Touch-a-Truck event on Aug. 11, 2012 in the rear parking lot of Redstone Shopping Center on Main Street, according to a press statement. The free event, which will be held raise or shine, will be held in conjunction with the fire department's annual Fill the Boot fundraising drive in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., children will be able to see, touch, explore and honk the horns of their favorite fire trucks and emergency vehicles. The Stoneham Department of Public Works is also expected to showcase some of their newest equipment, alongside vehicles from the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office, the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) …