Weekly Recap: Stabbing, Rescued Swan and Dogs Allowed at Mount Hood
A look back at Melrose’s top stories of the week.
Here are some of the highlights from Melrose Patch's news coverage this past week. This is only a small sample—to see all the coverage, click on the News tab on the navigation bar.
Top Three Articles of the Week
A man was stabbed early Monday morning in Malden, according to police. Police declined to comment on the severity of the man's injuries. He was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston helped a swan with a fishing lure stuck in its foot Tuesday afternoon at Ell Pond Park in Melrose.
The Melrose Park Commission narrowly voted to rescind a total dog ban at Mount Hood, according to multiple sources. On Monday the Commission voted 3-2 to overturn the dog ban, as dogs will be allowed in the park but not on the fairways or greens, according to Mayor Rob Dolan's blog.
Check out photographer Bob Hurkett's images captured at Saturday's game between Woburn Memorial High School girls' soccer and Melrose High.
Massachusetts Democrats got more of a confidence boost out of their party conventions than Republicans did: that's the major finding from Red and Blue Commonwealth surveys sent out to Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats earlier this week.
Mayor Rob Dolan announced Thursday that he will be renewing Melrose Police Chief Mike Lyle's contract.
Police and Fire
There was a report of vandalism at the Winthrop School, one of larceny or fraud on Washington Street and several reports of motor vehicle accidents in the police log.
A Melrose man is accused of assaulting two Boston Police officers and damaging a car mirror during an incident outside of Fenway Park Tuesday night.
A sergeant with the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department was found guilty Wednesday on charges that he received money and cocaine from an undercover state trooper last year, according to a press statement from the Middlesex District Attorney's office.
The Neighborhood Files
The deadline to register for the Citywide Yard Sale is coming up soon. All those who want to participate in the Citywide Yard Sale on Sept. 22 and have their location listed on the Treasure Map needed to submit their registration forms and payments at the Melrose Council on Aging Office, 235 W. Foster St., by 5 p.m. on Sept. 12.
As if research hadn't already shown a number of benefits from your morning cup of Joe — help in weight loss, reducing the risk of Alzheimer's Disease and certain cancers, to name a few — now comes a new study from Norway indicating coffee can also alleviate pain.