This week’s top stories on

The horror of an attempted abduction in Lynn, curiosity about an old Saugus steak house’s redevelopment, and consternation directed at the possible loss of housing court in Lynn led the online conversation this week.

Here are the week’s top stories on

White Rose owner: ‘I’ve lost my business and I’ve lost my daughter’: Readers continue to pore over and discuss the debacle that led to a Lynn coffee shop’s closure.

Lynn Police: Man suspected of trying to kidnap a baby made ‘alarming’ statements: The brazen daytime attempt to kidnap a 1-year-old baby from a Lynn laundromat was headline news across the state this week. Even more troubling was a prosecutor’s claim that the suspect in the case told police he wanted to slash the baby’s throat.

Hilltop project charges forward: The massive new project planned for the former Route 1 institution’s location continued to creep forward. Developers told Saugus officials they plan to start construction by the end of the year. And yes, the giant cactus is still in development’s rendering.

Liquor store robbed in Lynn: The suspect in this case stuck a gun in a cashier’s face and demanded cash.

Lynn housing court getting eviction notice: A new plan may take away the housing court’s one day in Lynn, forcing residents to find their way to Salem. Advocates say that’s too far for residents with mobility issues or lack of transportation.

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