5 Stories That Made Waves This Week
In case you missed something, here's a look back at this week's top stories.
Here are our top five stories of the week, they are listed in no particular order. Click on the headlines to read the full story.
Joey D's Opening on Pleasant Street: The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a motion Wednesday night to award a Common Victualer's License to a local man looking to open Joey D's in the space formerly occupied by Hooked Seafood & Grill. Prospective owner Joseph Costanzo, of Green Street, told board members he recently sold Luciana's Restaurant and Pizza on Highland Avenue in Salem and is looking to open a business on Pleasant Street that will offer fresh-caught seafood, Italian fare and pizza.
Local Woman Charged With $140,000 Fraud: A local woman has been charged with stealing more than $140,000 in social security checks made out to her dead father, according to a complaint filed Friday in Boston District Court. According to the complaint, filed by SSA Special Agent Kyle Zgraggen, Nancy J. Bruett, 63, of 23 Whittier Road, Marblehead, allegedly cashed dozens of social security checks made out to her father, who died at the age of 93 in 2001.
What's With the American Flags on Atlantic Avenue?: Ticehurst Lane resident Katie Reilly said she dreamed of driving down Atlantic Avenue and seeing American flags at all of the houses and businesses along the way. So, in March, Reilly set out to make her dream a reality and began a campaign to have American Flags installed - free of charge - at homes and businesses along the route.
Filming in Marblehead to Begin Next Week: Get ready Marblehead - filming of the star-packed Adam Sandler movie Grown Ups 2 is expected to begin in town next week. Columbia Pictures Location Manager Mark Fitzgerald appeared before the Board of Selectmen at Abbot Hall Wednesday night to present a proposed schedule for the first two weeks of filming - which will include four days in Marblehead.
Local Firefighters Rescue Cat: Fire Capt. Michael Porter was nice enough to send along these two photographs, taken during the rescue of a local cat Sunday afternoon. With the help of one of the department's ladder trucks, firefighters in Group 3, led by Capt. Betsy Wilson, successfully retrieved the cat and returned it to its owner.
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