News Nearby: Homeland Security Investigating Raytheon in Tewksbury?
Check out some of the stories making headlines in the region this week.
Here are some of the stories making headlines in the region this week:
Gluten/Wheat Free Bakery Coming Soon to East Arlington: A gluten/wheat free bakery is moving into the old Barismo spot in East Arlington. Something Sweet Without Wheat could open at 169 Mass. Ave. as soon as Saturday, Dec. 1, according to Teresa Fiore, who will manage the shop. “That’s our goal,” she said recently. “We’d like to be a part of East Arlington First Lights.” The family owned and operated specialty bakery, which was started by two Stoneham sisters just over two years ago, is based out of a commercial kitchen on 6th Road in Woburn.
Donate Items for Troops to NRHS American Red Cross Club: The North Reading High School American Red Cross Club is collecting donations to fill 800 stockings for troops overseas as part of the American Red Cross Care Package Drive. Support the students and the troops by dropping items into any of their collection boxes around town.
Is Homeland Security Investigating A Theft At Raytheon's Tewksbury Plant? Federal law enforcement officials are investigating a theft of sensitive materials at a Massachusetts-based defense contractor. According to one Boston news station, he theft may have taken place at the Raytheon plant in Tewksbury. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released the following statement on Monday: “HSI (Homeland Security Investigations) special agents executed a federal search warrant yesterday evening. Because it is sealed, no additional information is publicly available.”
Medical Marijuana's Future in Wilmington Unclear: Medical marijuana dispensaries are coming to Massachusetts. Whether they’re coming to Wilmington remains to be seen. After the ballot question legalizing medical marijuana passed in Massachusetts with 63 percent voter support earlier this month, towns are scrambling to find out just what impact the law will have at a local level. Just over the Wilmington border in Reading, voters have already spoken. At Town Meeting last week, Reading residents voted by a 113-39 margin to approve a zoning article that would prohibit a medical marijuana dispensary from opening in town. “It’s on our radar screen,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull. “It’s certainly possible that it’s something that could come up at Town Meeting, but we haven’t fully looked into it yet.”