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Around the Region: Arlington AD Under Investigation, Stoneham Carnival

A look at some of the top recent stories from just beyond Medford.

on Beacon Street in Somerville could become Whole Foods, according to a report on Boston.com. The news site reports the texas-based upmarket supermarket chain is in talks to buy or lease six of the 10 Johnnie's Foodmaster sites in Arlington, Charlestown, Brookline, South Weymouth, Melrose and Somerville. -Chris Orchard

Athletic Director Edward “Ted” Dever is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation by the Arlington Police Department and Middlesex District Attorney’s office, according to Arlington Superintendent Kathleen Bodie Wednesday. Dever has been placed on paid administrative leave, she wrote in an email. The investigation involves allegations of “certain criminal conduct,” she wrote. “While we cannot comment on the allegations or on the investigation, we are unaware of any allegations of conduct that involves the operation of the Arlington High School athletic programs or of the Arlington Public Schools,” she added. -John Waller

The Stoneham Board of Selectmen are considering bringing a skating rink and a winter carnival to the this winter. Selectman Tom Boussy discussed both activities at Tuesday night's meeting at . "My idea is to invite local restaurants, booster clubs...get a DJ and raise a few bucks for (local organizations)," Boussy said of the Winter Carnival, adding that it would be a first step toward revitalizating the downtown area. Boussy suggested the event be held on a Saturday night, possibly in January sometime. -Mark Ouellette

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