Top Five Stories Last Week
Take a look at stories you may have missed.
In case you missed the top stories this week, here is a list of five stories that topped the charts.
1. New Owner to Take Over Restaurant and Function Facility at Thomson Country Club. Owner of Teresa's Italian Eatery in Middleton Nick Yebba, Sr. is taking over the restaurant and function facility at the Thomson Country Club. The transfer of the liquor license was approved at Monday's Board of Selectmen meeting, and Yebba plans to make some major changes to the club.
2. 38 Minors Charged With Possession of Alcohol in Reading. On Sept. 2, according to Reading Police, officers reported to a house party were over 40 youths were present without adult supervision. As a result of the party, 38 minors are being charged with possession of alcohol and one youth is being charged with furnishing alcohol to minors, police said. Police have decided to implement a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding cases similar to this one.
3. Reading EDC Awarded $10K for Local Businesses. The Reading Economic Development Committee, in conjunction with the Planning Division, recently announced that they received a $10,000 grant award from The Massachusetts Downtown Initiative. With the grant money, the town will offer a program, Best Retail Practices, to local business owners as well as the opportunity for eight businesses to have a one-on-one consultation with retail expert Christine Moynihan.
4. 2012 Human Cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts Surpass 2011. A Middlesex County woman in her 30s is the latest infected by West Nile Virus, according to a press statement by the Massachusetts Health and Human Services Department. The woman is the most recent human case of West Nile Virus, according to the statement. Nine human cases of West Nile Virus have been found in Massachusetts, compared to six in 2011.
5. Reading Delegate, Donald M. Green Focused on Healthcare at DNC. Donald M. Green was an alternate delegate at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this year. He is a physician and Reading resident.