News Nearby: Arrests For Fraud and Sal's Pizza Gets a Brand New Look

Each week we take a look at some of the news making headlines in neighboring Patch Towns.


Reading Man Arraigned on Fraud Charges

A Reading resident, and newspaper delivery man in Woburn, is allegedly behind a string of identity fraud, forgery and larceny incidents. He was arraigned in court this week.

North Reading

Over 600 residents attended Special Town Meeting at North Reading High School Monday night to vote to appropriate $15.5 million in additional funds for the school building project. The auditorium filled quickly and the overflow space in the gymnasium was utilized. Residents used a paper ballot to vote, and the motion passed by more than the required two-thirds, 525 to 120.


Westford Planning Board Approves Self Storage Facility Off Groton Road

In addition to the state's largest privately owned solar power plant, Cathartes Private Investments now will be placing a self-storage facility at its property just off Groton Road near Route 3.


Sal's Pizza Begins Rebrand With New Look Chelmsford Store

The home of the 3 pound pizza is getting a new look and it's beginning with drastic changes to its Chelmsford location, including the addition of a yogurt store and an entirely new menu that aims to retain loyal customers while reaching out to a new demographic looking for healthier food.


There has been much discussion over the past few weeks regarding the potential periodic closing of the South Fire Station next fiscal year due to a reduction in funding for overtime.  In an open letter to the Town, a member of the Tewksbury Fire Union has accused the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager of not caring about the South end of Tewksbury or about public safety.

We consider this an outrageous accusation and a scare tactic of the worst kind.  In fact, the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager value all of the Town’s public safety personnel and appreciate the hard work and dedication they provide to our community.


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