News Nearby: New Details Emerge in Tewksbury Brutal Beating
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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.
School Nurses Continue Fighting For Equal Pay: WILMINGTON--An ongoing dispute between the Wilmington School Committee and the district’s registered nurses remains, with no immediate end yet in sight.
The nurses believe they should be paid on the same level as teachers in the school instead of at a lower pay scale. About 70 percent of districts pay their nurses the same as teachers while 30 percent do not.
“Right now that is our goal, to educate the public to what is happening and what we’re fighting for,” said Woburn Street School nurse Lori Trites. “The money is one thing. But we’re fighting for our professionalism at this point. We work in the town, work in the schools, and we value these children just as much as the School Committee hopefully does.”
Stoneham BOH: West Nile Spraying 'Not A Viable Option' For Town: STONHEAM--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.