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News Nearby: Reading Teacher Fired for Alleged Abuse

We 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.

Teacher Fired After Allegedly Abusing Child at Goddard School

READING--The Department of Early Education and Care reported that they received information from the Goddard School in Reading regarding alleged abuse of a child by one of the school's teachers. The teacher was fired. Details of the abuse have not yet been disclosed. DEEC officials are still investigating.

Reading’s Sweet Shoppe Candles to Appear at Golden Globes

READING--A piece of Reading will be in tinsel town this weekend when Sweet Shoppe candles are gifted to celebrities at the Golden Globes. Owner Leslie Gennari received a phone call from GBK Productions asking her to make custom cupcake candles for the Globes' nominees, presenters and VIPs.

Hundreds of Hypodermic Needles Found at Playground in North Reading 

NORTH READING--Hundreds of hypodermic needles were found by DPW workers on Jan. 9 at Clarke Park in North Reading. Police recovered the needles and other drug paraphernalia.

Former TMHS Star Athlete Gives of Himself To Save a Stranger

TEWKSBURY--Many college students enjoy spending parts of their Semester Break on ski trips to the mountains or lounging on some tropical beach.

Manny Cabral, a junior at Texas Southern University, spent his break doing his part to save the life of a complete stranger.

On Dec. 20, doctors at the Roger Williams Medical Center extracted bone marrow from the former Tewksbury High star athlete to transplant to a patient battling a life-threatening illness.

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