NoBo Newsworthy Wrap-Up: 12/8/11
MASSACHUSETTS – Here’s a look at today’s top stories for the NoBo region. Enjoy the rest of your evening!
1. Two stories from yesterday’s headlines continued to dominate the NoBo region’s news sources as well as websites and newspapers across the nation. Readers are up in arms over recent criminal charges filed against an 80-year-old Lynn resident for repeatedly feeding wild animals after disregarding officials’ previous requests and citations. In Saugus, residents are reacting to an indictment filed by US Attorneys, claiming a former employee of the town’s library embezzled more than $800,000 in a 7-year period. More than 1,000 stories have been cataloged by Google News on both topics.
3. A Beverly resident has claimed a $1 million lottery scratch ticket prize, opting for the $650,000 lump sum payment, before taxes. Susan Palelli purchased a $10 ticket at the New Bridge Variety and Deli in Danvers, who will collect a $10,000 commission. The chances of her winning were just 1 in 1,612,800. According to the story, a Hamilton resident won $250,000 on a Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Champions instant game earlier this week as well.
4. More than 2,000 registered Andover voters attended a recent Town Meeting to approve a citizens’ petition to help fund the construction of a youth center. The 20,000 square-foot, $4.2 million building will be constructed behind the Doherty Middle School, and will be operated by the Andover Youth Foundation. The request included $2 million from the town’s operating budget, according to the Boston.com report.
5. The trial of a Marblehead man who was charged with murdering a Wesleyan University student in Connecticut resumed today, according to various reports in the media. A psychiatrist was scheduled to testify today about Stephen Morgan’s mental health problems.The thirty-two-year-old has been accused of shooting 21-year-old Johanna Justin-Jinich of Timnath, Colorado in 2009 at bookstore cafe.