News Nearby: Medford Teen Lost For Two Days on Sugarloaf in Maine
Check out stories making headlines in the Melrose region this week.
Here is a look at stories making headlines in the Melrose region this week:
Sen. Jehlen Speaks Out Against Beacon Street Reconstruction Plan: Somerville State Sen. Patricia Jehlen Tuesday weighed in on a proposed plan to reconstruct Beacon Street, a plan that would add cycle tracks and eliminate some parking spaces along the street. The proposal has been a contentious issue in the neighborhood in recent months. In response to some comments made at Tuesday's meeting, Alex Epstein, a Beacon Street resident and chair of the Somerville Bicycle Committee, sent a letter to the editor that led to a lengthy discussion on Somerville Patch.
Medford Teen Lost For Two Days on Sugarloaf in Maine: Nicholas Joy, a 17-year-old Medford High School senior, went missing at Sugar Loaf ski resort last Sunday while skiing with his family. A large search effort began in difficult weather conditions and after spending two nights in the woods, Joy emerged, discovered by a snowmobiler.
Joy stayed overnight at a Maine hospital for observation but was otherwise doing well after his experience. Joy reportedly built a snow cave to stay in and survived by using skills he learned on television.
MBTA Targets Spring Completion Date For Wedgemere Station Project: The final phase of the Wedgemere Station project is expected to be finished by late May, according to the MBTA.
Selectmen Interview 3 Finalists for Town Manager: Each of the three finalists for Reading town manager took a turn in the spotlight Tuesday during their public interviews with the Board of Selectmen.
The finalists are Robert LeLacheur, Reading’s assistant town manager and finance director since 2005; John D’Agostino, Abington town manager since 2010; and Kerry Speidel, Lunenburg town manager since 2007.