News Nearby: Tewksbury Police Investigate Brutal Beating
A look at the top headlines in Patch towns surrounding Wilmington.
Wilmington residents aren't only interested in what happens in town. So each week we provide you with a look at items that are making headlines in surrounding towns.
Here is a look at the latest News Nearby.
New Details Emerge In Brutal Beating On Compass Lane
TEWKSBURY-- Tewksbury and State Police are hunting for the person or persons responsible for a brutal beating that left a Lowell man fighting for his life in a Boston Hospital.
The attack took place around 3 p.m. on Compass Lane, a small, residential, dead-end road off Shawsheen Street.
Police received a call that a man was lying unconscious in a driveway. The name of the victim has not been released but Fox 25 News and the Lowell Sun have both identified him as being a 27-year-old Lowell man.
Stoneham BOH: West Nile Spraying 'Not A Viable Option' For Town
STONEHAM-- After the town recently learned that a Stoneham man had been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, the Board of Health has decided to forego the spraying option, according to Stoneham Health Agent John Fralick.
"At this time, the Board of Health has not considered spraying to be a viable option where it is so late in the warm season (2-3 weeks) and mosquito activity is gradually slowing down," Fralick said.
On Sept. 20, a 63-year-old Stoneham man was confirmed to have West Nile Virus; however, "the man has reportedly recovered fully," Fralick said. A reverse 911 call was initiated on Sept. 25 to notify the public about the human case of West Nile Virus in Stoneham, he said.
NORTH READING-- North Reading resident Paul Barker opened Pauli's Restaurant, a popular sandwich place in the North End. Shortly after he opened, Joe Gannascoli – best known for his role as Vito Spatafore in The Sopranos – was filming a promotional video on Salem Street. He wandered into the restaurant and said: “This is cool.”
Paul told him he had just opened and Joe asked if could make him something to eat. Paul agreed, and one of their most famous sandwiches was made that day.
“The next thing I knew, he was behind the counter, making a sandwich,” Paul said. “And that’s how The Vito was born. We sold three while Joe was in the restaurant.”