Bank Robbery, Bonfire, Methadone Appeal
A look back at anything and everything you may have missed.
The first full week of the new year was a busy one for the City. Stories ranged from a bank robbery to a controversial appeal and the installation of a new City Council president. Be sure to check out our Week in Review for anything and everything you may have missed.
- On Monday, TD Bank on Loring Avenue was robbed at approximately 2:15 p.m. Officials said the male showed a note and took back the note before leaving the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Police said the suspect was a black male in his early 20s.
- Mayor Driscoll delivered the State of the City address before the City Council Monday night. Ward Four Councilor Jerry Ryan was installed as the new Council president, taking over for Ward One Councilor Robert K. McCarthy.
- On Tuesday, Community Health Care, Inc. announced plans to appeal in Superior Court following the Zoning Board of Appeals’ rejection of its application to open a methadone clinic at the site of the former Hillcrest Chevrolet.
- The FBI announced it was investigating the possibility that robberies in the region were connected on Wednesday. Robberies in question included the TD Bank on Tuesday and robberies in Lynnfield, Reading, Malden, Westford, Salem, and Burlington.
- The City celebrated the new year and said goodbye to 2010 (and Christmas trees) Wednesday night at a City-wide bonfire at Dead Horse Beach.
- At Thursday’s Planning Board meeting City Planner Lynne Duncan told the Board that after nine months of discussion, there may be a vote as early next week on the Lowe’s/Wal-Mart project on Highland Avenue.