Regional Roundup: Underpaid Workers, Home Invasion and More
A look at the top headlines around the area for the week of Feb. 10.
A group of Boston-area restaurants and their owners, Patrick Lyons and Edward Sparks, have come to an agreement to pay $424,000 to 409 employees for Fair Labor Standards Act violations. Out of the amount, $212,000 will be in back wages and "liquidated damages." Kings in Dedham is one of the restaurants listed.
According to an investigation that was done by the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, employees at Kings were not compensated for all work hours.
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Norwood Police are investigating a reported home invasion in which a woman was found tied and injured after being assaulted by two men. According to police reports, the victim was in the parking lot of her building when she was confronted by two black men. One of them was allegedly holding a firearm.
The Mansfield Board of Selectmen voted 5-0 last night to have a public hearing and accept a report by animal control concerning a complaint filed about a vicious dog attack.
The public hearing will take place on February 27 as recommended by Town Manager William Ross to leave time to give notice and advertise the hearing. Filed by the lawyer of Dawn Herbert-Miller, the complaint from January 3 stems from a dog attack on Herber-Miller’s six year old son.
The bites from the dog reportedly left the child in such sever damage that he needed over 400 stitches, surgery, and ongoing treatment.
William Lozeau, of Norton, was pronounced dead at Sturdy Memorial Hospital Tuesday following an accident on Route 123.
The 50-year-old W. Main Street resident hit a town plow truck head on near St. Mary's Church. The driver of the plow, Rhode Island resident George Guptill, was travelling in the eastbound lane when Lozeau came from the opposite direction into that lane.
The accident caused the road to be closed for an hour and a half. The cause of the collision is under investigation.