Top 5 Stories: Pair Arrested in Hamilton Eyed in Multiple Armed Robberies and More

The top headlines from the past week.

A man arrested for robbing a liquor store in Hamilton at knifepoint may be connected to several area robberies in recent months, including at P & S Convenient Store on Lowell Street.

, there is an “extensive investigation” focused on Michael Gallella in connection with his possible role in armed robberies in Reading, Saugus, Wakefield and Marblehead.

Assistant Superintendent of Schools Patty de Garavilla presented the findings from the fall bullying survey to the School Committee at Monday night’s meeting, and the results indicate fewer students who are bullied are reporting the incidents.

A Lowell woman has been indicted on armed assault to murder and firearm charges stemming from a in Reading, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone announced today.

Sherry Lee Hale, 38, of Lowell, was indicted on charges of armed assault to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, and possession of a loaded firearm.  

An illegal gaming operation was shut down by  last week at the  on Washington Street.

The gas station, located on the Reading/Woburn town line, was under investigation after police learned that there may be illegal gaming operations on site.

Reading based roofing contractor Baystate Roofers, Inc., has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 10 alleged serious violations of safety standards at a Topsfield work site for exposing workers to fall hazards, according to a press release issued by the Department of Labor’s Office of Public Affairs.

The roofing company faces up to $42,000 in proposed fines.


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