News Nearby: Tewksbury Unveils Its New High School
A look at the top headlines from the last week 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.
VIDEO: New Tewksbury High Fills Students With Pride, Excitement
TEWKSBURY - History will record that after several years after the first planning meetings and nearly two years after ground was broken, the new, $68 million Tewksbury Memorial High School opened its doors to students on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Far more than just a school building, the new facility promises to be a show piece and a source of pride for the community.
Joe Fish May Be Moving into Old Piccadilly Pub Location
NORTH READING - There has been speculation that a Joe Fish restaurant will move into the old Piccadilly Pub location on Main Street in North Reading, and Jim's Restaurant Group, LLC, owned by Jim Dietz who owns and runs Joe Fish, pulled a demolition permit for the location this week.
RMHS Graduate Featured in Shape Magazine
READING - Reading Memorial High School graduate Dina Metrano will be featured in the October issue of Shape Magazine in an article about how exercise helps depression. Metrano is a group exercise trainer and director at PUMPS Fitness in Wakefield, a women's facility fitness center. Working with women constantly allows her to see how they benefit from exercise.
Wakefield Has Increasingly Prominent Role in Sport of Judo
WAKEFIELD - Wakefield is gaining an increasingly prominent spot on the map in the world of competitive judo - and not just because of the recent gold medal won by Kayla Harrison, who trains at Jimmy Pedro's Judo Center on New Salem Street in Wakefield. Since 2007, Pedro's has been one of several USA Judo National Training Sites.
In fact, Pedro himself was the coach of the U.S. Olympic Judo team during the London games, continuing what has long been a standout career in the martial art. The owner and head instructor of Pedro's Judo Center won bronze at the 1996 and 2004 Olympics, and he was also on the 1992 and 2000 teams. Along the way, he also won the world championship in 1999 and five U.S. championships.