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Medford News

Local news for Medford, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission said this week that major water line work on Medford Street would likely stretch through all of this summer and into next summer as well. The major project is one of several throughout the City to replace major water lines, and the Medford Street project is being done by subcontractor RJV Construction.

ILIUM Technology, a leader in wide-range / ultra-low liquid conductivity measurement, announced today that it has entered into a distributor agreement with Titan Technologies, K.K. of Japan to address demand in East Asia for its Model 2100 Conductivity Meter. The Model 2100 and its associated line of high-accuracy smart probes can measure liquid conductivities ranging from 10-3 S/cm, typical of low concentration aqueous solutions, down to 10-15 S/cm, typical of low concentration solutions in non-polar solvents.

For homeowners concerned about defoliation of a favorite backyard shade tree, ornamental or apple tree, that has to be good news. Robert Burgess, spokesman for Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, said the horticultural staff has several recommendations for property owners eager to stem the tide of ravenous caterpillars.

Somerville News

Local news for Somerville, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

The House and Senate are offering up competing versions of a bill to rewrite the state's new recreational marijuana law, but the House version, behemoth though it may be, is superior to what the Senate has proposed. That's in large part because the Senate has decided to leave the tax rate for pot sales untouched.

According to the US Attorney's office, Leonard Leseman, 58, sent more than 30 meth packages to Robert Annette in Somerville and Provincetown between 2011 and 2013: Leseman and Annette communicated via text message to discuss the logistics for orders, shipments and payments. For example, regarding a package that Leseman sent Annette, Leseman advised him: "You'll see 3 blind mice eating ice cream."

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Malden News

Local news for Malden, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

McMinn, B., N. Ashbolt, AND A. Korajkic. Bacteriophages as indicators of faecal pollution and enteric virus removal.

In a colorful school cafeteria on a rainy evening, parents, friends and community leaders anxiously awaited 8:23 p.m. The exact time of Friday's sunset marked both the breaking of the Ramadan fast in the Muslim faith, and, this year, in Malden, the coming together of different religions and cultures for what Nicole Mossalam called "taking care of our own." Mossalam, administrative director for the Outreach Community and Reform Center in Malden, had wanted to host an Interfaith Fastathon for years.

An hourlong police chase that began in Massachusetts has ended in a crash in New Hampshire with the suspect dead. Authorities say police in Malden initiated the pursuit Thursday night after they recognized the suspect as being wanted in Maine in connection with sexual assault, firearms and stolen motor vehicle charges.

Cambridge News

Local news for Cambridge, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

A roving UHub photographer happened upon this scene on Mass. Ave. at MIT around 5:30 p.m., reports "the driver of the RAV ran for it," bringing State, Cambridge and MIT police to the area to look for him.

The vacant 1960s-era World Trade Center office tower on the riverfront is close to rebirth after years of failed attempts to pick a developer and litigation. The building opened as the International Trade Mart and was later renamed to the World Trade Center in 1968.

Despite her busy schedule, Vice President Leni Robredo still managed to help her daughter Aika settle in as she moved to the United States, where she will spend a year to take up advanced studies. Robredo took to Facebook on Wednesday to share her time with Aika, who has been accepted into the Master in Public Administration program at the prestigious Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Melrose News

Local news for Melrose, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Mayor Robert J. Dolan and the Public Safety Building Committee announce that they have selected an architect for the first stage of the project, which is a study of the available options and solutions. The architect Donald M. Walter a partner in the Newburyport firm of Dore & Whittier Architects, Inc., will lead the feasibility study.

He was the husband of Edna Rose Cox, of Melrose. He was the father of Kevin Cox and his wife Amanda of Burlington, Keith Cox and his wife Judy of Winchester and Kathleen Holland of Stoneham.

Mayor Dolan, the Melrose Human Rights Commission, Melrose Organizes for Real Equality , the Melrose High School Visual Arts Department, and Melrose Arts announce a contest for a new "Melrose: One Community Open to All" logo to be used to express unity, support and pride in our shared community. The new logo, along with the original slogan, will be used on stickers, bumper stickers, magnets and window decals, which will be made available to Melrose residents and local businesses.

Stoneham News

Local news for Stoneham, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

He was the husband of Edna Rose Cox, of Melrose. He was the father of Kevin Cox and his wife Amanda of Burlington, Keith Cox and his wife Judy of Winchester and Kathleen Holland of Stoneham.

STONEHAM, M.A. A local dog walker has been arrested after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and property from her clients, police confirmed. The Stoneham Police Department announced on Tuesday that 38-year-old Andrea Sharby, of Stoneham, was arrested following an extensive investigation that showed she was re-selling items at local pawn shops, and on poshmark.com Sharby, the co-owner of Walk-About Animal Care Services, had been employed by a Winchester resident for about a year when he noticed clothes and jewelry disappearing.

Written by Moira Buffini, Directed by Weylin Symes; Scenic Design, Matthew Lazure; Costume Design, Gail Astrid Buckley; Lighting Design, Jeffrey E. Salzberg; Sound Design, David Reiffel; Production Stage Manager, Rachel Policare Performances through May 14 at Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA; Box Office 781-279-2200 or www.stonehamtheatre.org Stoneham Theatre seriously ups its game with Moira Buffini's 1997 play Gabriel , a World War II tale of survival and intrigue, where the fate of a family may rest upon the identity of a mysterious stranger.