Region Roundup: Power Outage; Raucous College Students (And More)…
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of April 1, 2012.
Almost 11,000 National Grid customers in Stoughton (90 percent of customers) lost power last Saturday afternoon, March 31, as a result of a breaker that opened at a National Grid substation on Sumner St. in Stoughton, according a spokesperson for National Grid.
The Sumner St. substation also serves a small amount of customers in North Easton, where there were also reports of outages.
Power was restored within a few hours.
Easton Police have had their hands full at Ho Yon and El Mariachi restaurants on Washington Street in Easton recently, Easton Police Chief Allen Krajcik told that town’s Board of Selectmen Tuesday night.
A number of disturbances have occurred at the two establishments since they have become "very popular with Stonehill College students" on Thursday nights, he said.
Last Friday morning, shortly after midnight, police were called after a fight in Ho Yon that resulted in a broken window and the assault of a 20-year-old female, Krajcik explained.
He said the incident was one of a slew of problems resulting at the two restaurants on Thursday nights and early Friday mornings.
Visitors to a new downtown Sharon park might learn about a Sharon resident who received the Silver Star and Purple Heart after being killed in action during World War II.
Sharon should name the park at South Main, Station and South Pleasant streets after U.S. Army First Sergeant James A. Keating, and dedicate the site to him, Sharon Deputy Police Chief J.J. McGrath told Sharon selectmen Tuesday night.
Professors, students and staff gathered in the Cole Memorial Chapel at Wheaton College this past Monday night to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American male who was shot and killed in a Florida neighborhood by 28-year-old George Zimmerman.
Massive public outcry arose when Zimmerman, of white and Hispanic descent, was not charged with murder.
The vigil drew over 100 people.
State Rep. Jay Barrows and Taunton State Hospital Nurse Karen McLaughlin came to the Mansfield Selectmen on Wednesday to ask for their support to oppose the shut down of the Taunton State Hospital.
Mansfield selectmen voted 5-0 to write a letter to the governor’s office asking that a decision on the hospital’s closing be put off until a comprehensive study can be put together to assess the impact the closing would have on the eastern region of Massachusetts.