Region Roundup: Armed Bank Robbery, Bar’s Liquor License Suspended, Local Parent on Jimmy Kimmel and More

A look at the top headlines around the area for the week of Nov. 4, 2012.

Armed Robbery at Blue Hills Bank in Dedham

Blue Hills Bank, at 749 Providence Highway in Dedham, was robbed Friday afternoon.

Two suspects and a gun were involved, according to scanner reports.

The suspects fled in an unknown direction after the robbery, and there is no word on what was taken.

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Bar Louie’s Liquor License Suspended 5 Days for Serving to Minor

Bar Louie at Patriot Place will not be allowed to sell alcohol from Nov. 25-29 while it serves a suspension imposed by Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen for serving alcohol to a minor on Sept. 27.

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Prank by Plainville Parent Featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

For the second time in as many years, the Jimmy Kimmel Show challenged parents to film them telling their children that they ate all their Halloween candy.

While many children in the montage featured on the show last week cried and were angry at the idea that all their candy was gone, one local child took the news quite well.

When Erica Weihrauch of Plainville told her son Ryan that she ate all his candy, the four year old who will be five this month simply said, "It's alright. I just want you to feel happy."

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President Obama, Scott Brown, Stephen Lynch and John Rogers were all winners in Norwood Tuesday night when the votes were counted.

The Mass. U.S. Senate race was the only one in which Norwood voters did not pick the ultimate winner - choosing Scott Brown over the now Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren.

For the U.S. Presidency, town of Norwood voters chose the Obama-Biden ticket over Romney-Ryan by a vote of 8,098 to 6,292.

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Facebook Comment Starts Heated Debate in Mansfield

Mansfield School Committee members expressed their concerns Wednesday to the board of selectmen regarding a comment selectmen chair Olivier Kozlowski stated on Facebook.

“There is so much content that every little thing happens it can be perceived in a much different way than it was stated,” he said.

The statement was in regard to events at a recent budget sub committee meeting.

School committee chair Michael Trowbridge said that the main complaint was that the comment discussed their committee outside of the public forum (yet still in the public discourse) that could affect current union negotiations for the next budget year. These negotiations affect salaries for school staff across the board, and school superintendent Brenda Hodges said that, with the exception of one union, they are negotiating new terms will all others.

“You’ve done a lot of damage to our negotiation process and I asked the board to consider this is a problem,” said committee member Lisa Losiewicz. “We need to sit on a finance committee with you and not be able to trust your judgment.”

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