Region Roundup: House Fire, Adderall Distribution, Taylor Swift and More
A look at the top headlines around the area for the week of Nov. 11, 2012.
Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to Taylor Swift’s recently announced RED Tour, the six-time GRAMMY winner has announced she will be adding a second show at Gillette Stadium next summer.
Swift will play Gillette Stadium on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 in 2013. Tickets for both shows go on sale Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com. Any inquiries from Foxborough residents regarding concerts at Gillette Stadium can be submitted to email@example.com
Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub is allegedly in violation of its liquor license for the fourth time since 2011 after Foxborough Police reported the establishment served alcohol to a minor during a September compliance check operation in town.
The alleged violation could lead to significant consequences for the Main Street establishment if found guilty.
"If [Waxy's] gets hit with a fourth violation then they will be out of business," said Foxborough Town Manager Kevin Paicos following a May 2011 public hearing in which Foxborough's Board of Selectmen suspended Waxy's liquor license for 10 days after the establishment was found guilty of three separate offenses in 2011.
When King Philip High School student Megan Conner discovered a school fundraiser where a teacher was taped to a wall, she knew she had to bring the idea to KP.
The fundraiser, called ‘”Stuck for a Buck,” had students tape King Philip Principal Lisa Oliveira to the wall of the KP cafeteria during the four lunch periods. Standing on a chair while being taped to the wall, the goal was to get Oliveira stuck to the wall so she would stay up when the chair was removed at the end of lunch.
Undercover Boston Police arrested a Norwood man for allegedly distributing prescription medication in the Home Depot parking lot in West Roxbury.
One Nov. 7 around 4:57 p.m., Alain Barbara, of 565 Pleasant St., Norwood, was arrested and charged with distribution of a class C drug, Adderall.
Members of the Boston Police District E-5/E-18 Drug Control Unit in the Home Depot parking lot, a known place for drug transactions, according to a Boston Police report. Police saw one vehicle parked in the farthest spot from the store when there were plenty of other spots closer to the store. After several minutes another vehicle came, and one driver got into the other's vehicle.
Fire crews from Dedham responded to the scene of a two-alarm fire at 139 Vine Rock St. Monday afternoon.
The blaze had been reportedly knocked down after the fire tore through the roof of the property.
The Mansfield Board of Selectmen recognized the retirement of officer Lance Lawson.
Affectionately nicknamed “No Chance” Lance, selectmen said he was a valuable asset to the department for decades.