Nearby News: Fire Damages Somerville Bakery

Also, an Arlington man has been charged with attempted murder, three indicted for 2007 fatal hit and run in Saugus and car break-ins in Reading. Click the links for more info.


Union Square Fire Causes at Least $35K in Damage 

A Wednesday night fire at a bakery in Union Square caused at least $35,000 in damage, probably more, and three firefighters were injured fighting the blaze. - Chris Orchard


Summer Street Man Charged with Attempted Murder

A Summer Street man allegedly choked a woman in his residence on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. Omar Taha, 24, was arrested at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, after the woman reported the alleged incident to police that morning. He was charged with attempted murder, assault and battery and threats, according to police. - John Waller


The Essex County Grand Jury returned indictments late on Friday, December 28 charging two Winchester men and a Revere woman with conspiracy and misleading investigators in connection to the January 5, 2007 hit-and-run deaths of Tina Tello and Christopher Zullo. Michael S. Tranchita, Jr., 33, of 63 Harvard Street, Winchester is charged with leaving the scene of a death, conspiracy, and 2 counts of misleading a potential witness.  His father, Michael S. Tranchita, Sr., 55, of 69 Harvard Street, Winchester is charged with conspiracy, misleading a potential witness and misleading an investigator.  Lisa Cutting, 39, of 263 Bradstreet Avenue, Revere is charged with conspiracy, misleading an investigator and accessory after the fact. - John Waller


Several car break-ins and an arrest are reported in this police log. - Ashley Troutman


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