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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 »


The National Black State Troopers Coalition/Massachusetts Minority State Police Officers Association, will be hosting its 31st Annual Summer Training Conference July 27- July 31, 2016. At the Boston Quincy Marriott Hotel 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, MA 02169. View full article »


BOSTON- The Massachusetts Senate recently passed legislation filed by Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) to help prevent the illegal practice of wage theft and promote employer accountability. View full article »

Cambridge, MA, July 18, 2016 — City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking a Cambridge resident to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Water Board. View full article »

This fall, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification course will be offered by the Medford Technical Institute at the Medford Vocational Technical High School, (MVTHS). View full article »

BOSTON – Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – Tomorrow, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will celebrate the launch of the redesigned website, representing a new direction for digital services in the city. View full article »


New England’s Largest Indoor Antique Marketplace


Want to join the ever growing number of antique dealers, artists, and other service providers here at the mills? We’re just as excited as you are to have you come check out the available space. 

Space is filling quickly. 
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Two Passengers Hurt — Second Passenger Fled Scene and was Located after Extensive Police Search Involving K-9 Unit

MERRIMAC — Chief Eric M. Shears reports that the Merrimac Police Department, the Amesbury Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred early Monday morning. View full article »

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 18, 2016) Seaman Sashira Martinez, from Boston, adjusts her sander as she prepares to continue sanding the overhead in Underway Replenishment Station 7 on the starboard side of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). View full article »

GROTON — Police Chief Donald Palma Jr. and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan report that Aaron Delollis, 35, of Ayer, was arraigned in Ayer District Court Wednesday after he allegedly struck a bicyclist while driving under the influence of alcohol and then fled the scene. View full article »

BOSTON – Friday, July 15, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the extension of the Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Abatement program. View full article »

Left to right: Samantha Foley, Alexis Osborne, Keri Mulvehill and Julia Kolar. View full article »

METHUEN — Police Chief Joseph Solomon reports that the Methuen Police Department is actively searching for a man who is wanted on domestic violence charges. View full article »

Arlington Police Officer Michael Hogan talks to an impaired motorist during one of the simulations offered by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Mobile Training Center (MTC). (POOL Photo: Nancy Lane/Boston Herald View full article »

Cambridge, MA, — The Community Preservation Act Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 28, at 6 p.m., in the Sullivan Chamber of Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue.   View full article »

BOSTON – Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans today announced an agreement with the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) to allow the City of Boston and Boston Police Department to launch a six-month Body Worn Camera Pilot Program. Under the agreement, up to 100 volunteer patrol officers will be equipped with body cameras for a six month period in which on-duty police activity will be documented. View full article »

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Mayor Gene Brune, Maria Nardella, Billy Tauro, Cindy Hicky, Janeen Mobilia, Gerly Adrien, Joe E Vanessa, Tommy Colon, Robbie Harts, Sissy Doherty, Stephen M Post, Anne Vigorito, Corinne Brune Dellanno, Paul Burke, Mark McCabe, Timothy Winn, Captain Mark Healey and Gina Fraumeni  View full article »

By Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

Recently the Baker administration announced a new policy for how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts handles interactions between state police and federal immigration officials. View full article »

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, July 10, the 192nd day of 2016 with 174 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:16 and sunset is @ 8:22. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter & Mars.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1609 – The Catholic states in Germany set up a league under the leadership of Maximillian of Bavaria.  View full article »

BOSTON – Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the Friday Afternoon Concert Series lineup for July, hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, & Entertainment. Every Friday from July 8 – August 26, 2016, a different local band will perform live from 12 – 2 p.m. in Sam Adams Park, directly outside of Faneuil Hall. View full article »


Fifteen students completed the CS Pathways app design camp held at the McGlynn Middle School from June 27 through July 1. View full article »

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Selected Projects Will Explore Ways to Help Reimagine Public Spaces in Boston

BOSTON – Thursday, July 7, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh yesterday evening announced the winners of the City’s second Public Space Invitational, a civic design competition that challenged applicants to conceptualize projects that have the potential to reimagine and enhance our public spaces in Boston. View full article »

During a National Day of Action for Gun Violence Prevention Rally at the State House, Senator Sal DiDomenico joined Congresswoman Katherine Clark and other Massachusetts leaders in calling on Congress to enact stricter gun laws to end our nation’s epidemic of gun violence. View full article »


Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently appointed eleven men to the Everett Fire Department. View full article »

 550 Pleasant St, Winthrop, MA 02152

Ask for Gary P. DeCicco (617) 846-5262

“Tell them we sent you!” View full article »

De-cluttering Peer Support Group – this is a closed support group for individuals who are concerned about their clutter. Please contact Natasha Naim at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 if you are interested in attending. View full article »

Digital display is the latest in a series of improvements to Boston’s most prominent civic space

Photo by Don Harney, Mayor’s Office 

BOSTON – Friday, July 1, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today revealed a new 32-inch solar-powered E Ink® screen on City Hall Plaza. The sign uses ePaper technology and will provide visitors to City Hall Plaza with information on local events and help residents and visitors locate nearby landmarks. View full article »



BOSTON – This week Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) and her colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate voted to engross an omnibus energy bill to diversify the state’s energy portfolio by procuring additional clean energy resources to replace aging power plants that are going offline and move the Commonwealth closer to its emissions reduction goals under the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act.  View full article »


On Friday June 24th at approximately 5:00 p.m., Rutland Police Department requested K9 assistance for a child that left a school in their town and had been missing for approximately an hour. View full article »

Individuals and Businesses Honored for their Dedication
BOSTON – Tuesday, June 28, 2016- Mayor Martin J. Walsh, together with Department of Neighborhood Development Director Sheila Dillon, Chief of Economic Development John Barros, City staff, members of Boston Main Streets and community members, today celebrated the Boston Main Streets volunteers and businesses of the year at the 20th annual Boston Main Streets awards ceremony. View full article »

Volunteers Needed!
BCYF Hyde Park Community Center will soon receive a brand new tot lot and playground next to the center thanks to KaBOOM and JetBlue along with support from the Foundation for BCYF and the BCYF Hyde Park Community Center Council. View full article »

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The 2016 Summer Film Series begins Wednesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. This classic 1939 Frank Capra movie focuses on the U.S. Senate. Jimmy Stewart plays Jefferson Smith, the leader of the state’s Boy Rangers group. He is named as interim Senator following the death of the sitting politician. Smith is an innocent, wide-eyed idealist who ultimately stands up to graft and greed in the government. Not Rated.


Other films in ‘Politics in The Movies’ include: All the Kings Men, Seven Days in May, All the President’s Men, Dave and No.  They will be shown one a week on Wedndesdays at 7 p.m. through August 17. A short discussion will follow each film.


The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries.



The library’s first adult and young adult reading program, “Exercise Your Mind,” will be offered this summer. The main component is a bingo card with reading, library, and community activities. When they complete an activity, they mark an X in the activity’s block. Once someone has enough spots filled to make “BINGO,” they return the card to one of  the marked boxes at the reference and circulation desks, which enters them into a drawing to win prizes. There will be two drawings over the summer, one in mid-July and the other in mid-August.


The program is for anyone entering 9th grade in September and older.



The library has joined the Commonwealth eBook Collections, which allows Acton residents to access ebooks from three different online providers: Axis 360, EBL (also known as “Ebook Library”) and BiblioBoard Library. Axis 360 provides access to eBooks and audiobooks via a website and mobile app, including many bestsellers. EBL offers access to over 110,000 titles of academic and technical content, including many that can be hard to find in public libraries. BiblioBoard provides a growing collection of materials from small presses. Due to licensing restrictions, the Commonwealth eBook Collections are available only to Acton residents.


These services expand the library’s existing E-Resources offerings, which include Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks, and the Freegal Music Service.


The Commonwealth Ebook Collections are made possible through the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and local participating libraries. The project is funded, in part, by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

To learn more, and for device-specific help for each of the services, visit the library Commonwealth Ebooks Collection page at


The library is located at 486 Main St., next to Town Hall. The parking lot and entrance can be reached from Woodbury Lane. A great deal can be learned on the library’s website,; people who wish to receive e-mails reminding them of library events may sign up for the free service on the website.

BOSTON – Monday, June 27, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today proposed an Office of Returning Citizens within the City of Boston to support the 3,000 individuals who return to Boston after being released from state, federal, and county facilities each year, as well as others who were previously incarcerated. View full article »

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” Albert Einstein View full article »

Come visit the Mills with over40 antique dealers including Mod House, J. Martin Antiques, Boston Vintage, Timely Treasures, The Fourth Floor Antique Association, Antique Classics, and many more! View full article »


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