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News Nearby: Killer Sentenced, Town Employees Pack Selectmen's Meeting

Each week we take a look at some of the stories making headlines in neighboring Patch towns.

Reading

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 state prison.

North Reading

Starbucks Planning to Open This Summer

Starbucks hopes to open a North Reading location on Main Street at some point this summer, according to Attorney James Senior, who is representing the landlord of Atlantic Plaza. The coffee shop will be located where the Sunrise Bagels is now.

Westford

Town Employees Pack Selectmen's Meeting

Just one day after town officials attempted to renegotiate municipal health insurance benefits that would reduce the town's expenditures by $1.3 million, town employees from multiple departments filled town hall to voice their displeasure, leading the Selectmen to halt the renegotiation and head back to the drawing board.

Chelmsford

Vote on Varney Park Expected This Month

For North Chelmsford residents, the parkland around Freeman Lake is a point of neighborhood pride, and the Selectmen will act upon a $1.7 million improvement plan later this month, halting the final vote on the Varney Park Master Plan Committee's proposal until Selectman George Dixon, a resident of the area, has a chance to weigh in.

Wilmington

74-Year-Old Man Seriously Injured In Accident Involving Tractor

A 74-year-old man sustained serious injuries Thursday afternoon in a freak accident outside a King Street home.

The victim, was working on an old farm tractor in the driveway at 36 King St., when he somehow became pinned under one of the vehicle's wheels, according to a Wilmington Police Department spokesperson.

 

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