Here are some of the stories making headlines in the Winchester region this week:
- Union Square Fire Causes at Least $35K in Damage: A Wednesday night fire at a bakery in Union Square caused at least $35,000 in damage, probably more, and three firefighters were injured fighting the blaze.
- : A Somerville District Court judge ordered to surrender their passports and not leave the Commonwealth while their charges are pending. Stanley Komins, 78, and is son, Stephen Komins, 45, both of Stoneham, appeared before Judge Neil Walker Friday morning for arraignment on their charges. Not guilty pleas were entered for both.
- Melrose Home Sales Jump Up in November: The city saw a 30 percent year-over-year increase in single-family home sales, almost matching the statewide average, which was the largest year-over-year percentage increase this year.
- Summer Street Man Charged with Attempted Murder: A Summer Street man allegedly choked a woman in his residence on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. Omar Taha, 24, was arrested at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, after the woman reported the alleged incident to police that morning. He was charged with attempted murder, assault and battery and threats, according to police.