Sunday, May 12, 2013
Find out what other stories made headlines in the Melrose region this week.
Here is a look at some of the stories making headlines in the Melrose region this week: Medford Bank Robbed, Malden Man Arrested: Medford Police charged Robert Cornejo, 26, of Malden with armed robbery while masked for allegedly robbing the East Cambridge Savings Bank at 243 Salem St. Wednesday afternoon. Cornejo allegedly made off with a bag of cash but a dye pack exploded inside the bag. Cornejo was arrested after police interviewed a woman driving a vehicle described as the getaway car. Town Looking to Impose Moratorium for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Last Fall, Town Meeting voted for a zoning bylaw that prohibited medical marijuana dispensaries in town. However, Attorney General Martha Coakley did not approve the bylaw given that …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Mostly pro-gun control experts weighed in at the discussion, part of the senator's "Policy Forum Series."
Numerous experts from throughout the commonwealth weighed in on gun control issues during a forum held in Malden by State Sen. Katherine Clark Wednesday night. The panel mostly spoke of the benefits of increased gun control, and the challenges faced by policymakers at the state and federal level. The panel also accepted questions from the audience during a question-and-answer session. "This is a topic brought to the forefront (here) by continued acts of violence, both on the news and right here in our community," Malden Mayor Gary Christenson said. Panelists included Christenson, State Rep. David Linsky, Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis, Harvard professor David Hemenway, "Stop Handgun Violence" founder John Rosenthal, as well as Dawn …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Check out some of the stories making headlines in the Melrose region this week in our latest News Nearby post.
Here are some of the stories making headlines in the Melrose region this week in our latest News Nearby post: VIDEO: Seven Arrested in Alleged $1 Million Drug Ring: Police seized guns, cash, bags of marijuana and scales from multiple properties in the city last night during a coordinated raid on the so-called "Maplewood Gang." 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. 'Alice in Fashionland' Show a Hit at …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Judith “Judi” Lenk, 63, a resident of Melrose, passed away on Sunday, March 24 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Melrose Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
[Editor's note: The following information was supplied by the Melrose Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.] The Melrose Police Department has an anonymous tip line: 781-665-TIPS (8477). To text a tip to the Melrose Police Department, text MELROSE to 847411 (TIP411). The tip line is sponsored by the Melrose Police and the Melrose Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. The following is a sampling of entries from the Melrose Police log: Two Arrested on B&E Charges At 2:10 a.m. Feb. 27, Melrose Police responded to Laurel Street for a report of a breaking and entering in progress. Christopher Goveo, 19, of 30 Clinton St., Malden, and Peter Neusner, 22, of 107 Pleasant St., Cambridge, were …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Boston.com is reporting an early salvo has been fired in what could be the Senate special election showdown.
In a radio interview Wednesday morning, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) jabbed at Democratic Congressman Edward Markey about his residency in Malden, according to a Boston.com report. Brown questioned if Markey, who represents Melrose, still lives in Massachusetts and also told WTKK-FM he often sees members of the Bay State congressional delegation on plane trips home but said "I have never seen Ed on the airplane—ever," according to the report. Markey spokeswoman Giselle Barry responded in an email to Patch Wednesday, saying, "Scott Brown has not yet announced that he is running for Senate, but he is already launching false, personal attacks from the sidelines. Ed Markey lives in Malden, and has lived there his entire life. He and his wife …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Check out our sampling of stories making headlines in the Melrose region this week.
Here are some stories making headlines in the Melrose region this week: Malden Malden Man 'Tested by Lucifer' Charged with Carjacking, Hospitalized: A Malden man was arrested and charged with attempted kidnapping and attempted carjacking earlier this week, after allegedly attempting to steal three vehicles in the parking lot of a Connecticut hospital. The Hartford Courant reports that William C. Palma, 21, was admitted to the hospital after "acting irrationally" on a bus near Vernon, Connecticut. Police told the paper Palma claimed he was being "tested by Lucifer to find his way home." The man was submitted to nearby Rockville General Hospital for treatment. Medford Tragedy Avoided at Wright's Pond: Tragedy was avoided at Medford's …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The child was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
A child was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hosptial after a playmate stuck him with a discarded needle found at Pine Banks Park last week, police confirmed Wednesday. Melrose Police responded to the scene of the incident and safely disposed of the needle, though responding officers determined the incident took place in the Malden part of the park, Melrose Police Lt. Decroteau said. Malden Police Capt. Thomas Swanson confirmed the incident but said the department had no official police report for the call. The students were reportedly on a field trip to the park, though neither department could confirm with which program. Children should avoid syringes they find and tell an adult, according to experts. Adults, if careful, can pick up a syringe …
Friday, August 24, 2012
A new law signed by Gov. Deval Patrick would prevent cities and towns from instituting breed specific dog rules.
Is it common sense to allow cities and towns to pass rules specific to certain dog breeds, such as pit bulls, in the name of public safety? Or do they unfairly target certain dogs? Last week, Gov. Deval Patrick signed an animal rights bill that takes effect Nov. 1 and includes a stipulation prohibiting cities and towns from creating breed specific rules at the local level. The move has angered some Boston officials, the Boston Herald reports, as the new state law would negate the city's "Responsible Pit Bull Ownership" ordinance that, among other rules, requires pit bull owners to keep their dogs muzzled when off the owner's private property. Boston adopted the ordinance in 2004 after several pit bull attacks in the city captured officials…
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Also in news from Melrose's neighbors: Reading residents talk drugs and denial; a Medford woman takes her fight against rats to city hall; and three options are presented for the Galvin Middle School Project in Wakefield.
Each Saturday, Melrose Patch will run a round-up with links to stories from surrounding communities that are of interest to Melrosians.