The Region: Student Hit by Car, Possible Gas Leak at School

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Tufts Student in Critical Condition After Getting Hit by Car

A 21-year-old Tufts student who lives in Somerville was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital Thursday night and is in critical condition after getting hit by a car at the intersection of Powder House Boulevard and Packard Avenue.

Since Oct. 30, five Stoneham area businesses have been robbed at gunpoint, and police believe it's the same person.

MHS Students Released Following Reports of Possible Gas Leak

Students at Melrose High School were released at 10 a.m. Monday following reports of a possible gas leak.

Police responded to Broadway at about noon Wednesday to investigate a possible hate crime. Once there, police heard from the reporting party, who said that someone had drawn offensive material into the dust on her car on two separate occasions.

The night of Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, someone had drawn a swastika on her car’s back window, she said. At the time, she thought it was a random act. Then on Monday, Nov. 5, she woke up to find another swastika in the dust on her car, along with the “N-word,” she said. That’s when she decided to call police.


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