TOP STORIES: September 2012
Here's a look back at our top stories of September 2012.
Here are our top stories of the month, they are listed in no particular order. Click on the headlines to read the full story.
Warwick Place Will Have Outdoor Dining: A request for an outdoor dining area adjacent to the high-end restaurant expected to open on the first floor of Warwick Place sometime next year was unanimously approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday night.
New Building Coming to Atlantic Avenue: The former home of the Fruit of the Four Seasons on Atlantic Avenue is expected to be torn down by the end of the year to make way for a new one-story, 2,000-square-foot commercial space.
Marblehead For Teens Awarded Special Use Permit: Local nonprofit Marblehead For Teens was granted a special use permit Tuesday night by the Zoning Board of Appeals, paving the way for the organization's move into their new home on Pleasant Street.
Local Teen Arrested for Assaulting Officer: A local teen arrested earlier this month for possessing approximately five ounces of marijuana and 33 unmarked white pill capsules was arraigned in court Wednesday afternoon for allegedly assaulting a local police officer on Pleasant Street Tuesday night.
Marblehead Honors Local Olympians: Hundreds of town residents crowded into Abbot Hall Sunday afternoon to meet and honor the local Olympians who put Marblehead on the map with their performances at the summer games in London.
Park and Rec Endorses Effort for Synthetic Turf: At their meeting at the Marblehead Community Center Tuesday night, members of the Recreation and Parks Commission unanimously endorsed the Marblehead All-Sports Foundation's effort to install a synthetic turf field at Marblehead High School before the 2013 fall sports season.
'Movie Money' Advancing Memorial Park Proect: The ongoing redesign of Memorial Park will be completed thanks to funding from the Harold B. and Elizabeth Shattuck Memorial Fund and money the Recreation and Parks Commission raised by renting beach space to Grown Ups 2 film crews.
Lost for 50 Years, Historic Marker Will Return to Ocean Avenue: The theft of the tercentenary marker on Ocean Avenue was one that Selectmen Harry C. Christensen Jr. referred to as "one of the great Marblehead mysteries. How did a 400-pound cast-iron marker simply disappear overnight in the 1960s?
Casa Corona Hoping for BYOB: Unable to secure a liquor license of their own, the owners of the recently-opened Casa Corona Restaurant are now looking for permission to have their customers bring alcohol in with them.
Local Teen Arrested for Selling Marijuana, Pills: A local teen allegedly found to be in possession of approximately five ounces of marijuana, more than $1,000 in cash and 33 unmarked white pill capsules Friday night denied charges at his arraignment Monday morning.
Marblehead Honors Those Lost on September 11th: The Marblehead Fire and Police Departments joined departments across the country in conducting a remembrance ceremony Tuesday morning at Memorial Park to commemorate the eleven-year anniversary of September 11th.
Now Open: Yannalfo's Ristorante: Yannalfo's Ristorante opened in the former home of Pellino's Ristorante, located at 261 Washington St., on Tuesday. The owner, Brett Yannalfo, 43, of Andover, said he has always dreamed of opening a restaurant of his own.
Fall Victim Upgraded to Fair Condition: The local librarian who sustained a severe head injury when he fell from a Swampscott porch last week has been upgraded to fair condition at Mass General Hospital in Boston, a spokeswoman said Monday night.
Local Tree Collapse Victim Identified: Police have identified the Marblehead man who was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital Tuesday afternoon after a tree fell on his SUV while it was traveling toward Lynn on Humphrey Street.
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