Week in Review: Irene Hits, A Big Pot Bust, 9/11 Ceremony Slated
Medford's week in review, Monday, Aug. 29 to Friday, Sept. 2, 2011.
Here's some of the top stories from Medford this week:
Irene Rips Through Medford: Limbs and lines went down and thousands lost power statewide as result of Irene's powerful winds and rain Sunday. It took three days for power to be restored in Medford, and the cleanup is still a work in progress.
Owner of Pinky's Pizza Faces Hefty Pot Charge: Nikita Yanakopulos, 34, of Medford was arrested on Boston Street in Everett on Aug. 26 after investigators watched him load boxes full of marijuana into the back of his pick-up truck, according to a press release from district attorney Gerry Leone. The grass weighed in at 250 pounds and was valued at over $750,000.
Medford to Hold 9/11 Ceremony: The city will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a ceremony at Morrison Park. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 and will be followed with a walk to Immaculate Conception Church where a special "Blue Mass" will be held to honor Medford and Malden's First Responders.
Chiefs Fall in Game Five: After winning two games in dramatic fashion to force a game 5 in the Championship Series of the ICL, the magic ended Tuesday night for the Andre Chiefs, as the fell to the Blue Sox 5-0 to lose the title game.