Weekly Recap: Extortion Case, Looming Local Aid Cut, and More
A look back at Medford's top stories of the week.
Here are some of the highlights from Medford Patch's coverage this past week. This is only a small sample—to see all the coverage, click on the News tab on the navigation bar.
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The Medford Sons of Italy Hall, at 42 Alfred St., plays a role in an extortion case involving Howie Winter, former boss of the notorious Winter Hill Gang.
Winter, 83, of Millbury, was scheduled to be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court Tuesday morning on extortion charges, according to an announcement from the Middlesex District Attorney's office.
Medford could lose between $204,000 and $229,000 in aid from state government, Mayor Michael McGlynn said, as part of the half-billion worth of cuts that Gov. Deval Patrick proposed on Tuesday, in anticipation of the "fiscal cliff" combined with projected state tax revenues that are more than $500,000 lower than previously expected.
Also in this month's roundup of restaurant news near Medford: Pinkberry not coming to Davis Square; Tavern on the Water closes in Charlestown; and Melrose's Busy Bee on Chronicle.
Topping a list of the 10 most viewed articles on Medford Patch last month was news of Johnnie's Foodmaster closing.
A selective list of entries from the Medford Police log from Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 through Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 and any arrests recorded during that time.