Monday, April 22, 2013
Hundreds came to Stoneham Monday afternoon to pay their respects to the late MIT officer.
Flags at half-staff, a police caravan leading a hearse and the Patriot Guard Riders lining Main Street in Red, White and Blue. A long, almost silent trail of mourners waiting to enter a local funeral home and a row of TV news trucks. Bystanders and passersby no longer have to ask, “What happened?” “What’s going on?” They know. It’s a scene that’s become all too familiar – Sunday in Medford, Monday in Stoneham and at Boston University and soon in Dorchester. On Monday in Stoneham, police paid respects to one of their own, 27-year-old Sean Collier, an officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was shot and killed Thursday night in his police car. Hundreds of others also attended the wake for Collier, a Wilmington native and …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Employees from the local design company handed out free copies of the poster for people to hang in their homes, stores and elsewhere around the community.
Two women from Breakaway Innovation Group on Boylston Street were at the Boston Marathon victims' memorial at Boylston and Berkeley streets on Thursday afternoon handing out printed signs to show their support in the aftermath of Monday's bombing. The small posters show a Boston skyline with an overlay of a red Boston "B" and text reading "26.2gether." "We just thought it would be nice to print these out and give them to local places in support and solidarity for the whole community," said Breakaway employee and Somerville resident Megan Brock. ProPrint on Boylston Street donated 250 copies of the poster.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Dr. Carl Conui, who has performed surgeries at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, helped people injured during the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday afternoon.
When bombs were detonated near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, Dr. Carl Conui described the scene as a "war zone." Conui, 44, of Stoneham, who works at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists which has offices in Reading and Somerville, has served as a volunteer at the Boston Marathon for about 15 years. He also has performed surgeries at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Common Foot Ailments on Race Day At past marathons, Conui said that the typical types of injuries he has dealt with include blisters, damage to nails, sprains, strains, assisting with physical therapy and dehydration issues that cropped up at last year's race due to the hot weather. "This year it was interesting because I told the students that this …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Check out some of the stories making headlines in the Melrose region this week.
Here is a look at some of the stories making headlines in the Melrose region this week: Davis Square Hotel: What Have Developers Proposed? Four development groups have put forward proposals to build a hotel in Davis Square. Here's a quick look at those proposals. Two Arlington Restaurants Changing Owners: A Mexican restaurant in East Arlington and a Thai one in the center are changing owners. The new owners of Zocalo Cocina Mexicana and Thai Moon went before the Board of Selectmen Monday to apply for new operating and beer and wine licenses. Both restaurants received the licenses in unanimous votes. Finding Trooper: Volunteers Rescue Puppy: Using a technique called "Hasty Search," volunteers brought home a young pup who went missing from …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Somerville congressman told WCVB he wasn't sure if Sen. Scott Brown would run, or win, if Sen. John Kerry leaves the Senate to accept a cabinet position.
Rep. Michael Capuano told WCVB he would "consider" running for Senate if Sen. John Kerry leaves the legislative body to join President Barack Obama's cabinet. That said, Capuano told the TV station, "I can't deal the cards," and that he wasn't officially "planning anything." If Kerry, who was first elected to the Senate in 1984, joined Obama's cabinet, it could lead a number of prospective candidates to consider running for his seat. Among those possible candidates would be Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who recently lost a bid for reelection to Elizabeth Warren. In regard to Brown, Capuano, a Democrat, told WCVB he wasn't sure if the Republican would run again, or win. Capuano ran for Senate once before during the 2010 special election to …