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WOBURN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Waltham Chief of Police Keith MacPherson have announced that Julio Resto, 52, of Waltham, pled guilty today in Middlesex Superior Court to second degree murder in connection with the December 31, 2014 death of his wife, 42-year-old Gloria Resto of Waltham. View full article »

CHELMSFORD — Police Chief James M. Spinney reports that the Chelmsford Police and Fire Departments responded today for a report of a child pulled from a swimming pool. View full article »


ROCKPORT – Chief John Horvath reports that the Rockport Police Department is seeking a suspect who allegedly assaulted a woman yesterday. View full article »

Single Person Craft — Pilot Walks Away Unhurt

ASHLAND — Chief Craig Davis reports that the Ashland Police and Fire Departments responded Wednesday afternoon after the pilot of an ultralight aircraft made a crash landing in the Ashland Reservoir. View full article »


At 2:52 p.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Belchertown and the Air Wing, along with FAA and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) personnel, responded to calls of a plane landing inside the Quabbin Reservoir. View full article »

WOBURN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Woburn Chief of Police Robert Ferullo have announced that James Lyons, 36, of Woburn was arraigned today in Woburn District Court and charged with assault with intent to murder in connection with an alleged stabbing that occurred at Jake n JOES restaurant in Woburn. View full article »


I was pleased to learn that the DEP permit granted to Wynn will not be appealed, allowing construction of this $2.1 billion economic engine to proceed. This is the most intensely scrutinized development in the state’s history, and it is time for it to be built. I am very proud of the tremendous public benefit already generated by the early phases of the development, including the cleanup of a hazardous and barren industrial site that blocked public access to the waterfront, and the creation of several hundred early-stage construction jobs. This project is an opportunity to create tremendous regional benefit, and I look forward to collaborating with surrounding cities to ensure that it catalyzes increased prosperity for Massachusetts.

 

 

Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Event will feature back-to-school safety resources, over 40 emergency vehicles, a FREE teddy bear clinic and car seat inspections and installations
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LOWELL – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor have confirmed that at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 Lowell Police and Fire responded to a report of an apparent drowning on Freda Lane in Lowell. View full article »

During the Democratic National Convention, I wrote about the first vote I ever cast for President. That vote was important to me. I was unsure who to vote for. Then I heard Shirley Chisholm.

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Photos by Kim Moss
By William Tauro 

This past Monday afternoon over one hundred Somerville seniors were treated to an old-fashion barbecue at the Winter Hill Yacht Club in Somerville.   View full article »

BOSTON – Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) today launched an open source toolkit for the City of Boston’s daily performance management system, CityScore®. View full article »

Reminds Seniors It’s Not Too Early To Prepare For Cold Weather

 

Photo Credit: City of Boston, Mayor’s Office

BOSTON – Wednesday, August 17, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that applications are now available for Seniors Save, a proactive program that helps income eligible seniors replace failing or inefficient heating systems before winter begins. View full article »


WOBURN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan announced that Marjorie Taylor, 29, of Wilmington, was arraigned today in Middlesex Superior Court and charged with 35 counts of uttering a false prescription for a controlled substance in connection with an alleged scheme to fraudulently obtain prescription opioid medications. View full article »


Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Woburn Police Chief Robert Ferullo are confirming that the 15 month old baby boy who has been hospitalized since August 15, 2016, was pronounced dead tonight at Boston Children’s Hospital. View full article »


By William Tauro 

This past Wednesday afternoon, Somerville’s “Low Vision-No Vision” group got treated to a summer luncheon at the Mount Vernon Restaurant. The luncheon was hosted be the Somerville Lions Club and sponsored by Gary DeCicco of The Mills at Pulaski Street.  View full article »

Photos by Al Baldasaro and William Tauro 

Cambridge Police:
65 years after CPL Ronald Sparks’ death, his nephew Bob Sparks received a call from the US Army’s Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch. They informed him that they had identified his uncle’s remains through a 100% DNA match and he would be coming home to Cambridge. CPL Sparks was a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient. Today, he returned home to #CambMA. Well done, Cambridge Veterans’ Services. View full article »

BOSTON – Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) calling on artists and residents to submit their proposals for a public art project in Hyde Square, located in Jamaica Plain. View full article »


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Superintendent Roy Belson has announced the appointment of Mr. Andrew M. O’Brien, IV, to the position of Assistant Principal of the Roberts Elementary School. View full article »

Superintendent Roy Belson is featured in an article from the August edition of the American School Board’s Journal, the official publication of the National School Boards Association. This journal is distributed across the country and is a well- regarded publication designed to inform school committees and educators on best practices. View full article »

BOSTON – Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – With temperatures expected to reach or exceed 90 degrees for the next several days, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today declared a heat emergency in Boston effective tomorrow. View full article »

41st Annual MMA Toy Ride

By William Tauro

A Somerville pawn shop, LBC Boutique & Loan that’s located at 233 Elm St in Davis Square Somerville has recently come into possessing of a well-known artists’s grammy award.  View full article »


By Frank Granara and Lorraine Grubbs

What happens when a corporation’s leadership is engaged, talented and competent ¬– but so stuck in their ways that they can’t quite grasp the importance of acting as a strategic, forward-thinking team? View full article »

By William Tauro

Boston News Group.com /METRO BUZZ highly recommends the Tilted Kilt in Billerica Massachusetts and in our own experience, “The Tilted Kilt is the place to go! For that relaxing evening out enjoy their wonderful atmosphere, great food and a fun night!” 

“That’s why we’re giving it a big thumbs up here at BostonNewsGroup.com /METRO BUZZ” View full article »

High School Students Extend Summer Learning with Job Shadow Day at The Castle Group

Castle Group employees and WriteBoston students pose for a photo in the Charlestown Navy Yard during a job shadow day at the marketing and PR agency. View full article »

 

BOSTON—Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues and in the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation establishing a paid family and medical leave program for all Massachusetts workers. The bill creates a system for paid, job-protected leave for employees who must take time off from work to recover from their own serious health condition or to care for a new child or ill family member. View full article »


Newbury Street Will Transform into a Pedestrian-Only Walkway for the Day

BOSTON – Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – On Sunday, August 7, Newbury Street will be closed to vehicles for “Open Newbury Street.” From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Newbury Street will become a pedestrian-only walkway, allowing pedestrians the opportunity to use the full width of the street from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue. View full article »

BOSTON – Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today filed an ordinance to establish a restaurant and food truck letter grading system to protect consumers and provide them with information about recent health inspections. View full article »

 

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce Suffolk Construction is kicking off it’s Trade Partnership Series to help minority and disadvantage firms learn about Suffolk’s “build smart” approach to construction management. View full article »


Cambridge, MA, July 28, 2016 — City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking residents interested in serving on the Cambridge Planning Board. View full article »

First of its kind “housing surge” focused on housing elders 

while qualifying them for services and support
The City of Boston, in partnership with the state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs, today hosted a first of its kind “housing surge”, designed to connect chronically homeless seniors with housing and services. View full article »

 

On July 27, 2016, the Town of Arlington was awarded $400,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) under the “Complete Streets” program. View full article »


Come “kick off” Recovery Month with Medford Overcoming Addiction’s 2nd Annual “Kicking Addiction” Kickball Tournament ! Happening on September 10th starting at 9 AM at Tufts Park in Medford. We will have food, music, raffles, vendors, resource tables, kids activities, speakers and of course kickball ! This is a family fun event for all to join. View full article »


BEDFORD — Police Chief John Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department is now able to identify both parties involved in Saturday’s fatal motorcycle collision.
The motorcyclist is identified as Grace Gallo age 21 of Merrimack. She died at Elliot Hospital on Sunday morning after being ejected from the motorcycle.
A preliminary investigation indicates that Gallo struck a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by William Morin, age 92 of Bedford. He was not injured.
The case remains under investigation by the Bedford Police Department Technical Accident Reconstruction Team. Bedford Police are asking that any witnesses to the collision call 603-472-5113.
Bedford Police also continue to investigate a fatal one-car crash that occurred on Friday. Police stress that anyone who witnessed either crash should contact the department.
 
FROM SUNDAY:

Bedford Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash

BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist on Saturday. View full article »

BOSTON – Monday, August 1, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a call for submissions for the second annual Fay Chandler EMERGING Art Exhibition, a celebration of the Boston visual arts community. View full article »


Three Black Lives Matter banner protests last night were all peaceful and respectful. Thanks be to God! I was worried but so glad there was no reason to be. I am glad that Mayor Curtatone is standing firm on keeping the banner up. View full article »

 

The Massachusetts Motorcycle Political Action Committee is pleased to announce its endorsement of Peter Boncek for State Representative in the 12th Plymouth District. Your MMPAC encourages all riders in that district to vote in the Primary on Thursday, September 8, 2016, and in the General Election on Tuesday November 8, 2016. View full article »

BOSTON – Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh issued the following statement:
“The entire City of Boston is praying for the safe return of Kyzr Willis and will be on high alert until he is back home. The Boston Police Department is working closely with the Massachusetts State Police, and we ask anyone with absolutely any information that may be related to this young boy to immediately call 911.”

Cambridge, MA, July 27, 2016 — The Cambridge Council on Aging is seeking interested individuals to serve on its board and help advocate for important senior issues. View full article »

BOSTON – Monday, July 25, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the August Friday Afternoon Concert Series lineup, hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, & Entertainment. As a continuation of the series that began in July, every Friday in August a different local band will perform live from 12-2 p.m. in Sam Adams Park, directly outside of Faneuil Hall. The event is free and residents and visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend. View full article »

Legislation will be the strongest pay equity statute in the nation

 

(BOSTON) – Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature have passed a measure to ensure that men and women receive equitable compensation for comparable work. View full article »

The Mystic Wellington YC Fishin with a Mission Autism Awareness Event is next Sunday from 10-4pm

Please join us.
 

 

ARLINGTON, MA-The Town of Arlington is pleased to announce that two employees have recently earned a Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management from Suffolk University’s Moakley Center for Public Management. View full article »

BILLERICA — Chief Daniel Rosa reports that the Billerica Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash today on Boston Road involving a pedestrian who sustained serious injuries. View full article »

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