Each week we take a look at the top headlines from Reading's neighbors:
Ground Broken for Burlington's Wegmans
BURLINGTON—Local and state officials, along with many local residents, came to the future Wegman's location on 3rd Avenue last week for a groundbreaking event.
Though no shovels were actually put in the ground, the event was a celebration of the beginning in the next stage of the site's development. The Wegman's is planned to open in the spring of 2014.
New Wilmington Eatery Opens For Business
WILMINGTON—There is a new entrant into the highly competitive world of Wilmington roast beef restaurants.
Rizzo's Roast Beef & Pizza opened its doors at 3R Church Street on March 18.
Owner George Rozopoulas said he has been very pleased with the reception the restaurant has received in the first week.
"It's been a grand slam so far," he said.
This is the third "Rizzo's" for Rozopoulas. He founded the chain in Peabody and Salem but has since sold the Peabody location.
$15.5 Million Override Passes at Special Election
NORTH READING—Residents voted 1,964 to 1,090 Friday to finalize the $15.5 million addition to the budget for the school building project. The appropriation was first approved at Special Town Meeting Monday and is now final.
There wasn't much cheering when the results were announced. As Selectman Steve O'Leary put it, "none of us wanted to be here."
Town Will Appeal Coakley's Medical Marijuana Ruling
WAKEFIELD—The town will appeal a decision by Attorney General Martha Coakley overturning its bylaw aimed at zoning medical marijuana facilities out of Wakefield.
Meeting in an executive session at the start of Monday night's meeting, members of the Wakefield board of selectmen voted in favor of having Town Counsel Tom Mullen file the appeal.