Nearby News: Two Charges in Arlington Bank Robbery
Also Melrose reaches a "historical agreement," Winchester opens its winter market and Stoneham sees more foreclosures.
After reaching a "historical agreement" with the Melrose Patrolmen's Union, the city of Melrose can expect to see at least three patrolmen and an officer assigned per shift every day, Mayor Rob Dolan said in a press statement on Monday.
A year ago "an outside consultant (was brought in) to review police operations, as I have done with other departments in the city," Dolan said in the statement. The consultant was brought in to investigate overtime costs associated with each shift, according to the statement. - Mark Ouellette
Dozens of vendors will be displaying their wares when Mahoney's second annual Winter Market kicks off Saturday morning at the Garden Center located at 242 Cambridge St. - Mark Ouellette
Andrea Koutis, a 30-year-old Arlington woman, and Erik Stout, 35, of Somerville, allegedly robbed the East Cambridge Savings Bank in East Arlington Tuesday afternoon and then the Sovereign Bank on Trapelo Road in Waltham right after. The two were pulled over in a stolen vehicle later that afternoon in Boston by a state police trooper, according to police. They had $7,000 in cash, police said. - John Waller
While completed foreclosures Massachusetts declined again in November, Stoneham's foreclosure activity continued to outpace 2011 according to the latest figures from The Warren Group.
There were two foreclosure deeds, which represent completed foreclosures, recorded in Stoneham during November, while there were none in November 2011. Year-to-date foreclosure deeds are only up slightly in Stoneham, with 16 recorded through the first 11 months of 2012, compared to 14 during the same time period the year before. Foreclosure deeds are down 8 percent year-to-date across Massachusetts. - Dann DeMaina