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News Nearby: Former Tewksbury Athlete Gives Bone Marrow to Save a Life

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Former TMHS Star Athlete Gives of Himself To Save a Stranger: TEWKSBURY--Many college students enjoy spending parts of their Semester Break on ski trips to the mountains or lounging on some tropical beach.

Manny Cabral, a junior at Texas Southern University, spent his break doing his part to save the life of a complete stranger.

On Dec. 20, doctors at the Roger Williams Medical Center extracted bone marrow from the former Tewksbury High star athlete to transplant to a patient battling a life-threatening illness.

High School Gymnasium to be Demolished in February: WILMINGTON--Superintendent of Schools Joanne Benton announced during Wednesday’s School Committee meeting that the Wilmington High School gymnasium will be demolished over February vacation.

Though the high school project is currently being appealed to Superior Court, it was previously ruled that the Activities and Use Limitation (AUL) was not allowed as part of the appeal, leaving the door open for the town to begin work on at least part of the project.

February vacation is slated to begin on Monday, February 20. On February 11, Benton said fencing will be put up in the area.

Stoneham Foreclosure Activity Up Slightly in November: STONEHAM--While completed foreclosures Massachusetts declined again in November, Stoneham's foreclosure activity continued to outpace 2011 according to the latest figures from The Warren Group.

There were two foreclosure deeds, which represent completed foreclosures, recorded in Stoneham during November, while there were none in November 2011. Year-to-date foreclosure deeds are only up slightly in Stoneham, with 16 recorded through the first 11 months of 2012, compared to 14 during the same time period the year before. Foreclosure deeds are down 8 percent year-to-date across Massachusetts.

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