GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, August 30, the 242nd day of 2014 with 123 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:06 and sunset is @ 7:23. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury & Saturn.

1862 – Union forces were defeated by the Confederates at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia.
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Join us NEXT WEEKEND in East Cambridge!

It is that time of year, when the streets of East Cambridge will come alive for the 88th Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian THIS WEEKEND (September 6 & 7). The feast will be celebrated on Warren Street in East Cambridge. As always, there will be a food festival, parades, amusement rides, “Frozen” movie characters Elsa and Anna, carnival games, antique cars, Continue reading

Inspectors will target problem properties and improperly stored trash in known student neighborhoods

BOSTON – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a comprehensive strategy to assist students moving into off-campus housing in Boston’s neighborhoods for the 2014-2015 Continue reading


PEPPERELL — Police Chief David Scott is proud to announce that a Pepperell Police Officer’s quick thinking and actions saved the life of a Pepperell man yesterday who had suffered a medical emergency.
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On August 26, 2014 the Tewksbury Police Department, along with the Massachusetts State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested Wellington Tejeda, 34, of 1 Boston St., Lynn, Harry Marte, 39, of 10 Kempton St. Apt 1, Lawrence, and Bernardino Polanco, 44, of 80 Park St. 1st Fl for trafficking heroin over 200 grams and conspiracy. Tejeda was also charged with resisting arrest.
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MAYNARD — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is pleased to announce all 15 municipal handicapped parking spaces in town have been converted to a new, unique logo called “The Accessible Icon Project.”Old.

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DRACUT — The NEMLEC Police Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that after a final tabulation of donations and expenses, the annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser brought in net proceeds of more than $35,000 for police training, programs, and services.
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BOSTON– Mayor Martin J. Walsh is taking another step to ensure that business owners and entrepreneurs are able to successfully start and grow businesses in Boston. Digital kiosks have been installed at several agencies Continue reading

“I’m being updated regularly on this situation, and have been informed that Veolia and the bus drivers union continue to negotiate a new contract in good faith. I expect that they will reach a resolution that will provide certainty for all families every day. This is what students and parents deserve.
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, August 27, the 239th day of 2014 with 126 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:03 and sunset is @ 7:28. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1859 – Edwin Drake was the first in the U.S. to strike oil — at Titusville, Pennsylvania.
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WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced today that a Lowell man has been indicted on a charge of murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Lawrence man.
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BURLINGTON — Police Chief Michael R. Kent announces that the Burlington Police Department on Sunday successfully brought a patient out of an unresponsive state through the administration of Narcan for the first time since the department began carrying the drug in June.
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The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) conducted a survey to determine what the most popular myths about hurricanes are among Americans. One misconception is that the need to evacuate is determined by wind strength of the hurricane (hurricane category). In fact, evacuation zones for hurricanes are defined by the threat of Continue reading

Will serve as a Foundation Partner helping to develop global standards for city indicators

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Statement from Interim Superintendent John McDonough

The school bus drivers’ union gave us assurances for several days, including early this morning, that they would provide full service to all students today. This is despite the fact that it did not permit drivers to bid last week to prepare in advance for routes that began this morning.

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Two Men Broke into Mobil Station on South Street at 2 a.m. on August 21
STONEHAM — Police Chief James McIntyre and the Stoneham Police Department are seeking to identify two men seen in video surveillance footage breaking into and stealing items from the Mobil gas station located at 2 South St. in Stoneham.
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