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Around the Region: Malden Man Threatens DA and Police, Somerville Fire Displaces Seven

A regional roundup. Monday, Feb. 27 to March 2, 2012.

Here's some of the top headlines from just beyond Medford's bounds:

Alleged threats made against police officers and the Middlesex District Attorney may land a Malden man in even more legal trouble this week. According to authorities, Sean Kearney, 36, was already under indictment in connection with a 2010 Everett armed robbery when a recorded call from jail caught him threatening harm to authorities. “I’m gonna kill a cop, I’m gonna kill one of these cops here, maybe all of them, as many as I can possibly get my hands on," he allegedly said.

Seven family members were left homeless after the Friday morning attic fire on Glen Street in Somerville. "We were informed by the Somerville Fire Department that seven people were displaced and are going to need assistance," said American Red Cross Communications Director Kat Powers. The Red Cross will provide hotel accommodations for the evening and emergency finances for food, said Powers. More assistance for clothing and other necessities may be given if needed.

- Wakefield Police arrested a man suspected of dealing drugs in Wakefield - for the second time in a month. Police arrested John Moses, 23, of 24 Haverhill St. in Reading on Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. for allegedly being in possession of cocaine and heroin with the intent to distribute it. -Sara Jacobi

: Commuter rail riders who park at one of Melrose's three stations to head into Boston face a $1 per day increase in parking lot rates starting mid-March, under a proposal given an initial OK by the aldermen on Monday night. The proposed daily parking rate increase from $2 to $3 would pay for three new pay-and-display units at the city's commuter rail station parking lots. Currently only the stop has a functioning parking pay machine. -Daniel DeMaina

The Stoneham Board of Selectmen voted unanimously in favor of creating a seven-person committee to look into bar seating restrictions and the possibility of securing beer and wine licenses only for some establishments in town Tuesday night at . The committee will consist of two restaurant owners who also are members of the Chamber of Commerce, three residents and Selectmen Robert Sweeney and John DePinto. Sharon Iovanni, executive director of the Chamber, lauded the Selectmen for wanting to form the committee and offered to help moving forward. -Mark Ouellette

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