In case you missed some news this past month, here are the top 10 stories that topped the charts in March:
1. Top 50 Earners in Reading in 2012. The top earner from Reading in 2012 was Vincent Cameron from RMLD with a gross salary of $190,642.40. Superintendent John Doherty and Lieutenant Richard Robbins take the second and third spots with gross salaries of $161,661.62 and $159,689.49, respectively.
2. Reading Female Arrested on Charges of Breaking and Entering. This is an excerpt from the Reading Police Department log. The information is open to the public.
3. Fire Knocked Down on Woburn Street. According to emergency scanner reports, the Reading Fire Department knocked down a fire near the corner of Woburn Street and Bancroft Avenue on March 2.
4. Selectmen Name LeLacheur New Town Manager. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to name Bob LeLacheur, the town’s assistant town manager and finance director for the last seven years, the town’s top administrator after an hour of discussion about the three finalists for the post. The board interviewed the three on March 5.
5. . eading Police made multiple arrests in recent days involving drugs and weapons after a pair of what officers called “lengthy investigations.”
6. Man Threatened With Knife on Walkers Brook Drive. This is an excerpt from the Reading Police Department log. The information is open to the public.
7. PHOTOS: Avalon Road Home Available for Close to $1 Million. This huge home is 4,800 square feet and has four beds, three-and-a-half baths, and is listed for sale at $995,000.
8. East Boston Resident Arrested on Charges of Indecent Assault and Battery. At 1:29 p.m. Wednesday, a woman walked into the police station to report that her son had his genitalia inappropriately groped at Market Basket on March 17. As a result of the call, Leonardo T. Jimenez, 45, of 190 Paris St., East Boston was arrested on charges of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.
9. 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 in late March.
10. How Much Money Does it Take to Raise a Family in Reading? A family of four in Massachusetts needs to earn nearly $74,000 to make ends meet without public or private assistance, according to a study released Thursday by the Crittenton Women's Union. In Reading, that number is slightly higher—$74,664. This amount includes rent, utilities, food, transportation, healthcare and personal needs.