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A 26-year-old Boston man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly holding a pregnant woman against her will in a Tewksbury motel and then beating her when she tried to escape.

Mark Silvia, of 39 Boylston St, was arrested after police responded to a 911 call from a guest at the Motel Caswell, reporting a possible domestic assault in the adjacent room.

According to the Tewksbury Police report, further investigation revealed that Silvia had held the victim against her will in the motel room for over two-and-a-half hours. During this time, Silvia allegedly verbally and physically assaulted the victim, slapping her in the face.

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Reading Town Meeting voted 113-39 last week to prohibit any future medical marijuana treatment center from opening in town.On Nov. 6, Election Day, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question that allows the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Reading voters supported the question by just under 60 percent, Town Manager Peter Hechenbleikner told Town Meeting.

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A plan to reconstruct Beacon Street calls for eliminating parking on one side of the street over a nearly mile-long stretch of roadway. Doing so would make space for dedicated cycle tracks for bicycles.

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