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    On January 30 2016 the Clowns will be hosting a recruiting tour of our Boston Hospital. View full article »


Tuesday, December 1st 2015  
6:00-8:00 P.M.
Jake n’ Joe’s Sports Grille
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    Mayor Michael J. McGlynn of Medford, will deliver his final State of the City Address, Sunday/November 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Medford City Hall, 85 George P. Hassett Drive in Medford.  
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BOSTON- Senators from the Cambridge delegation recently joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate to pass legislation covering veterans, public education and social media privacy. These votes came during the last formal legislative session for the legislature until January.
<!–more–>“I was proud to stand with my colleagues in the Senate in passing multiple pieces of legislation that honor and support our veterans, punish drug traffickers, protect social media privacy for students and workers, as well as promote solar growth in the Commonwealth,” said Senator Sal DiDomenico. “I would also like to thank my colleagues for their support of my Healthy Youth Bill, which will help to ensure that Massachusetts students receive the comprehensive health information they need to make healthy life choices. I look forward to continue advocating for the passage of this bill in the House.”

“The Senate passed several important pieces of legislation that will positively impact the lives of veterans, students, and employees among others,” said Senator Pat Jehlen. “I look forward to the New Year when the Senate will be back in session and can continue working on issues that matter very much to our constituents.”

The veterans’ legislation passed by the Senate covers numerous areas of protecting and providing benefits to our veterans:

H.1641, The Stolen Valor Act criminalizes the practice of falsely representing oneself as military personnel, a veteran or a recipient of specific military honors in order to receive money, property or a tangible benefit. This crime would be punishable by a fine of $1,000 and imprisonment of not more than one year. 

H.3243, An Act providing free park access to Purple Heart recipients waives entrance or parking fees at state parks, forests, and reservations for recipients of the Purple Heart. Under current law, only disabled veterans or handicapped persons whose vehicles bear distinctive license plates are allowed free access to these public spaces.

Several other bills passed by the Senate impose additional fines and penalties for the destruction of veterans’ gravesites, including for the destruction or removal of gravestones and gravemarkers and the removal or destruction of veteran, police, and firefighter commemorative flag holders and flags.

In addition to the veterans bills the Senate also passed an updated amendment of the solar net metering legislation that would increase the cap on residential and commercial projects. Notably, the amendment seeks to ensure the future growth of community shared solar and virtual metering while grandfathering in existing projects. Promoting continued solar growth is essential to help the Commonwealth reach the goals for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions established in the Global Warming Solutions Act. 

Other legislation passed by the Senate includes:

S. 2013, An Act Relative to Healthy Youth, requires each school district, public school and charter school that offers sexual health education to provide medically accurate, age-appropriate education. The bill also requires schools that offer sexual health education to adopt a written policy ensuring notification to the parent or legal guardian and the right of the parent or guardian to withdraw a child from the education program.

S.2034, An Act Relative to Social Media Privacy Protection, prohibits any public or private institution providing elementary, secondary or higher education from requiring a student or applicant to disclose a user name, password or other means of access to a personal social media account or service. The bill also prohibits any employer from requiring an employee or applicant to disclose a user name, password or other means of access to a personal social media account or service. In addition, the legislation prohibits any employer from requiring an employee or applicant, as a condition of employment or consideration for employment, to include any employer or employer’s agent on a list of contacts associated with a social media account or service.

S. 1976 An Act to Promote Quality Physical Education, updates the current statutory requirement that physical education be taught in all public schools to include charter schools. The bill re-defines physical education to include physical activity, fitness, nutrition and wellness and requires physical education to be age appropriate and evidence-based 

H. 3798, An Act Relative to the Trafficking of Fentanyl, this bill would penalize, with up to 20 years in prison, anyone who traffics in fentanyl, a dangerously strong narcotic often mixed with heroin. In addition any derivative of fentanyl, and knowingly or intentionally manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, distribute, and dispense within the Commonwealth is subject to the same penalties. The bill now goes to the Governor for his signature.

BOSTON – Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, will host Boston’s 74th Annual Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common on Thursday, December 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  View full article »

Events Focus on Leadership, Self-Discovery for Young Women in High School and Middle School View full article »


By: VIA and RMA
Last Wednesday, November 18th, Viasworld TV attended a wine tasting event at the Charlesmark Hotel and Lounge in Boston. This event known as the “Wine Tasting Party” takes place every third Wednesday of every month. View full article »


Suspect Arrested After Lengthy Vehicle and Foot Pursuit View full article »


NORTH READING — Police Chief Michael P. Murphy reports that the North Reading Police Department arrested two men after they allegedly rushed into a local auto repair shop, masked and armed with blunt objects, and beat the owner and several employees. View full article »


CONCORD — With the holiday season in full swing, Chief Joseph O’Connor and the Concord Police Department advise residents to be cautious of scams and skimmers, as thieves will be extremely prevalent during this time of year. View full article »


Event Brought Service Providers, Legislative Leaders, and Seniors Together
MALDEN – State Representative Steve Ultrino (D—Malden) hosted Malden seniors at a well-attended community forum at the Malden Senior Center on Monday, along with House Elder Affairs Committee Chairwoman Representative Denise Garlick (D—Needham) and Representative Paul Brodeur (D—Melrose). View full article »

Good Afternoon Friend — 

Community Victory Party (Saturday after Thanksgiving) View full article »


New working group will foster community development by aligning federal, state and local stakeholders  View full article »

BOSTON – Monday, November 23, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined the Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, luminARTZ, ArtsBoston and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau to announce new and returning holiday season initiatives for residents and visitors of Boston to enjoy.  View full article »


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Police Chief Michael Covert announces that the Cooperstown Police Department will partner with the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) to implement new addiction recovery initiatives and work with P.A.A.R.I. to place those struggling with addiction into treatment, starting this week on Thanksgiving. View full article »

Chief Joseph Solomon (right) presents Officer Thomas R. Torrisi Jr. (center) with the 2015 Police Officer of the Year Award from the Methuen Exchange Club for saving Christine Prescott’s (left) life earlier this year. View full article »


BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent and the Burlington Police Department announce that they will be increasing police patrols at popular shopping areas during the holiday season in an effort to target and reduce incidents of retail theft and property crime at the Burlington Mall and areas surrounding the Mall, including the new Third Avenue shopping area.  View full article »


Operation Nets Human Trafficking Suspect and Eight Would-be “Johns” View full article »

Gallagher’s Painting



WHO: Tommy Chang, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools (BPS); View full article »

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-PA) introduced the Interstate Swatting Hoax Act of 2015, legislation to combat attacks known as swatting. View full article »


Vanessa Williams Performs, Celebration of Diversity and Immigrant Heritage

BOSTON – Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Office of New Bostonians (MONB), will host the “We Are Boston Anniversary Gala” celebrating ten years. View full article »

Mayor Setti Warren Announces Newton’s Next Chief Of Police 

Captain David MacDonald will replace Chief Howard Mintz  View full article »

On November 13th, 2015, Detectives from the Tewksbury Police Department and the Andover Police Department were conducting surveillance on Woburn Street in Tewksbury for narcotics transactions.

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The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia will arrive by police escort at Boston Common at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday, November 20. View full article »


Everett Police Department Chief of Police Steven A. Mazzie announced the arrest of an individual suspected of breaking into several homes in Everett and Chelsea. View full article »



Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the City of Everett, and the Teen Enrichment Center held a hugely successful Fall Clean- up Program this past Saturday, November 7th. View full article »


7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 15 at the Pleasant Street Center. View full article »

CHELMSFORD — Police Chief James Spinney reports that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed that the woman’s body found in a wooded area on Nov. 9 is indeed that of a Lowell woman who was reported missing last month. View full article »

On Monday, November 9, 2015, a small contingent of your Massachusetts Motorcycle Association visited the State House to participate in a hearing held by the Joint Committee on Transportation. View full article »



NEWTON and VERO BEACH, Fla. — Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello and John Rosenthal, co-founders of The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.), are pleased to announce that Dynamic Life Recovery Centers has partnered with P.A.A.R.I. to offer addiction recovery services for men. View full article »



Wind, Strings, & Mallets at the Lilypad Inman
Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 8 pm View full article »

Drug Detectives Callahan and Glejzer gave a presentation to approximately 125 Dr’s and nurses at lahey clinic today on recent drug trends, opiate use epidemic , and the departments deployment of Nasal Naloxone (Narcan).



Earlier this week Mayor McGlynn gave the key to the city to the Roberts Elementary School Music Teacher, James Conner. View full article »


On November 8, 2015, the Tewksbury Police Department responded to the Mobil Mart Gas Station located at 940 Andover Street at 9:50PM for a report that both the Mobil Mart and the Dunkin Donuts clerk had been robbed at knife point.   View full article »


CHELMSFORD — Police Chief James Spinney reports that the body of a woman, believed to be in her 60s, was found in a wooded area this afternoon.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the body is likely that of a Lowell woman who was reported missing on Oct. 25. View full article »


MERRIMAC – Police Chief Eric M. Shears regrets to report that, after a thorough search by multiple agencies, a 76-year-old resident was found deceased this morning. View full article »


Friends, supporters, and people of the City of Medford,
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IPSWICH — Ipswich Police Chief Paul N. Nikas and Police Lt. Jonathan Hubbard, the town’s Emergency Management Director, report that the Ipswich Police and Fire Departments this morning responded to a boat fire in Ipswich Town Wharf.  View full article »

The Cambridge Police Department welcomed eight new police officers to its ranks at a swearing-in ceremony held this week at the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility on 125 6th Street.  View full article »




All New Show to Feature Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd,
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Flemming Lund is not only going to explain how infrared diagnostic technology can detect difficult-to-find energy losses in a home or building – he’ll be giving a live demonstration at the Milano Center. This unique workshop, hosted by the Melrose Energy Commission, takes place on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7:15 p.m. View full article »


A few members of the media have inquired about this incident. Note that no charges are forthcoming, no photos are available, and the department is unavailable to speak on camera about this.  View full article »

BEDFORD — Chief John Bryfonski and the Bedford Police Department invite the public to attend a Substance Abuse Summit next month. The summit comes amidst a national substance abuse epidemic. View full article »

Age Should Not be Only Factor in Determining Dangerousness

Rehabilitation is “Next to Impossible” For Berry

SAUGUS — Saugus Police Chief Domenic J. Dimella and The Saugus Police Department would like to formally state their opposition to parole for convicted murderer Christopher Berry. View full article »


MERRIMAC – Police Chief Eric M. Shears reports that the Merrimac Police and Fire Departments responded to a home construction accident today where multiple people were injured after a wall collapsed. View full article »

Gloucester Police Arrest Career Drug Dealer with More Than $1,000 Worth of Heroin In Her Possession 

GLOUCESTER — Chief Leonard Campanello reports that the Gloucester Police Department, arrested a career drug dealer earlier this week with over $1,000 worth of heroin concealed in her undergarments.  View full article »

Lions Club Ticket Combo


(Somerville, MA) Naveo Credit Union donated two hoop style bike racks to the City of Somerville to benefit members and neighbors conducting business in the area. The bike racks were installed on city property in front of the Naveo branch on Somerville Avenue and can accommodate up to four bikes. The racks provide much-desired bike parking in an area which is heavily biked.
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