Nearby News: Man Revived at Bruins Practice

Also Stoneham Police officers hold training, a Reading restaurant finds itself in trouble and a Westford woman's inspiring story.


Man Revived During Bruins Practice in Wilmington

Terry Gardner was at Ristuccia Arena with a few of his friends to watch the Boston Bruins take the ice for practice. But he was hard at work before long.

Gardner was among the group of on and off duty emergency personnel who saved the life of a man who had a cardiac episode in the stands on Thursday morning.

Bruins players, who had just taken the ice in Wilmington, took a knee along the boards in front of the benches and watch as several professionally trained first responders rushed into the stands and used a defibrillator to shock the man back to consciousness.

“The quicker you can do CPR the better. Seconds really count in that situation,” said Gardner. “Really, for the situation that he had, he had it in a pretty good place. They had the defibrillator on scene, which made a world of difference for him. If this happened at home, he may not have had such a good outcome.” - Matthew Schooley


Mobile Video-Based Trailer Drills Officers in Firearms and Communication

STONEHAM—Two police officers have their guns drawn, cautiously moving down the high school hallway as they check doors after a report of a man with a gun inside the school. Suddenly a crowd of students comes running around the corner, with the officers telling everyone to show their hands up, and just as suddenly the gunman turns around the corner. The officers yell for the man to drop his weapon, but he fires, and the officers return fire.

That harrowing and sadly familiar sounding situation—and other intense scenarios involving firearms—took place in a virtual training last week behind the Stoneham Police Department, where the Middlesex Sheriff Department's Mobile Training Center parked for six days as officers were drilled in both firearms training and how to use verbal commands to de-escalate situations involving guns. - Daniel DeMaina


Macaroni Grill to Pay $20K in Fines After Failing Health Inspection 

The Macaroni Grill failed a routine health inspection last December with 31 violations, according to Health Department Director Ruth Clay. The restaurant will pay $20,000 in fines. During a routine health inspection on Dec. 18, Macaroni Grill had 31 violations including six critical violations and 25 non-critical violations. - Ashley Troutman


Westford Woman Seeks Help For Second Boston Marathon Run

Sarah Jane Constantine was diagnosed with lupus and hopes to run in the Boston Marathon for the second year in a row, but is finding it more difficult this year due to the economy. - Andrew Sylvia


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