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News Nearby: Christmas Eve Vigil For Victims in Newtown Planned in Stoneham

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--STONEHAM: To honor the nearly 30 victims of the Newtown, Conn. fatal shootings, there will be a vigil held on Christmas eve in Stoneham.

The vigil is slated for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Stoneham Town Common, according to organizer Erin Sinclair. At 7:28 p.m., green LED-lit balloons with names tags of the victims will be released simultaneously in many communities by 20 elementary aged kids and 8 adults, followed by a two-minute moment of silence, according to Sinclair. "27 balloons will be released for the victims of Sandy Hook and the 28th balloon is for all lost souls or people who are or have someone that is a victim from acts violence," wrote Sinclair on the event page on Facebook.

Police Make Seven OUI Arrests Over Three Days-- WILMINGTON: Wilmington Police were busy over the weekend, making seven drunk driving arrests in a span of three days. Those arrests included four drivers who were arrested for a subsequent offense of operating under the influence.

Tewksbury Remembers Victims of Newtown Shooting at Candlelight Vigil-- TEWKSBURY: Nearly 150 Tewksbury residents dropped what they were doing on Saturday night to gather on the Tewksbury Town Common for a Candlelight Vigil in memory of the victims of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting. The event was organized by residents Trish Bourne and Kelly Joyce.

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