The Region: Arlington Man Allegedly Drugs Buddy's Beer and Beats Him, West Nile Found in Melrose
A look at some of the top recent stories from just beyond Medford.
Man Allegedly Drugs Friend's Beer and Then Beats Him, on Multiple Occasions: A 48-year-old Arlington man allegedly drugged a male friend’s beer on two occasions, and, each time, he then broke into the friend’s apartment and beat him while he was passed out, according to police. Clyde Sommers, of Massachusetts Avenue, was arrested at about 9:39 a.m. Monday, July 23, for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and felony breaking and entering, after the alleged victim went to Arlington Police Sunday morning. -John Waller
Malden Teacher Suspended for Porn Background Won't Return: Suspended Mystic Valley Regional Charter School teacher Kevin Hogan will not return as the head of the school's English department this year, after a Fox 25 news report last year revealed he had performed in same-sex pornographic videos just a year before starting at the school. -Chris Caesar
West Nile Virus Detected in Melrose Mosquito Pools: West Nile Virus has been isolated from three mosquito pools in Melrose located on Ravine Road and Swains Pond Avenue, the Melrose Health Department announced in a press release on Thursday. The state Department of Public Health reported the finding on Thursday, the Health Department said in the release. Next week, all catchbasins in Melrose will be treated with a larvacide to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes in those environments. -Daniel DeMaina
Man Walking Dog Beaten Near Union Square Dog Park, Says Report: A 50-year-old man walking his dog across the street near Nunziato Field Dog Park outside Union Square was nearly hit by a moving truck and was then punched, knocked to the ground and kicked by three men in the truck, according to a police report. The men who allegedly did the beating told police their victim cursed at them and threatened them with a straight edge razor. -Chris Orchard
Hubway Coming to Charlestown by End of Summer: Are you tired of waiting for Hubway to come to Charlestown? You don’t have to wait much longer. Kris Carter, director of Boston Bikes, said that Hubway plans to expand its network of 61 kiosks to 100 by the end of the summer. That expansion includes new stations in the surrounding municipalities of Somerville, Cambridge and Brookline as well as 11 new stations within Boston—with two aimed directly at Charlestown. -Matt M. Casey