Top Five Stories Last Week, Including News on Ronan Case

Check out the five stories that topped the charts this past week.

Did you miss some news this past week? Take a look at the five stories that topped the charts:

1. Questions Raised about RMLD Vote to Rotate Senior Staff into Open GM Post Temporarily. Should senior staff rotate into the position of general manager of a town department while the department looks to fill the top job? With an interim general manager in place? Two selectmen and the town manager questioned the vote taken by the Reading Municipal Light Department Board of Commissioners last month to do just that.

2. Revere Man Faces Up to 25 Years for Reading Fatal Shooting Case. Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone announced that a Revere man pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of Reading resident Joseph Ronan, 22, in August of 2011. Revere resident John Burke, 26, is facing up to 25 years in prison.

3. Reading Minister on 16 Day Tour of Iraq. Rev. Tim Kutzmark, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church, is currently on a 16 day tour of Iraq. Kutzmark, along with a small group, plans to witness the impact of the United States invasion and assess the current state of the country.

4. Dwyer Votes No on Transportation Finance Bill. The Massachusetts House approved a transportation finance bill that will raise about $500 million in new taxes, according to Boston.com. State Representative Jim Dwyer voted against the bill.

5. Interim Principal for Coolidge Middle School Chosen. Superintendent John Doherty announced that he suspended the Coolidge Middle School principal search and appointed Sarah Marchant, according to a press release from Reading Public Schools. Marchant will be the interim principal starting July 1.


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