Mayor Walsh Delivers First Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Speech

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Will Streamline Zoning, Transform City Owned Land,
Push for Immigration Reform, Innovate in Business

BOSTON – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today presented his first speech at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s annual Government Affairs Forum. During the speech, he highlighted more than $2 billion of new investment approved by the Boston Continue reading Mayor Walsh Delivers First Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Speech

Cambridge Fair Housing Awards Honor Students and Fair Housing Advocates

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The Cambridge Human Rights Commission celebrated National Fair Housing Month by sponsoring its 21st Annual Fair Housing Award Ceremony and Reception on April 16, 2014, at City Hall. Attendees included Cambridge School student winners in grades 5-8, teachers, parents, bank sponsors and city officials including City Manager Richard C. Rossi and Mayor David P. Continue reading Cambridge Fair Housing Awards Honor Students and Fair Housing Advocates

Mayor Walsh and Boston Landmarks Commission Release Calendar of Events for National Historic Preservation Month

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BOSTON — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a calendar of special events for National Historic Preservation Month this May under the theme of “Buildings and Grounds.” The City will host a variety of tours, talks Continue reading Mayor Walsh and Boston Landmarks Commission Release Calendar of Events for National Historic Preservation Month

Car Crashes Lands in Somerville Amelia Earhart Dam Locks Police Rescue Driver

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By William Tauro

Tuesday night at 11:00pm a motor vehicle driven by a man traveling along a back access road behind the Amelia Earhart Dam in Somerville crashed through barriers and landed in 25 feet of water totally submerged in the Mystic River Locks closer to the Everett side.

Somerville Police Officers climbed down a small access ladder and pulled the man that was clinging to the ladder to safety.

Somerville Police requested for the Massachusetts State Police Dive Team to search and make sure that there were no other occupants in the submerged motor vehicle.

It is alleged that the man was intoxicated.

He was transported to the Massachusetts General Hospital for observation.

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Mayor Walsh Announces Selection of Boston’s New Chief Financial Officer Brings Experience in Municipal Finance, Oversight of Massachusetts Lottery

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BOSTON – Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that David Sweeney will serve as Boston’s next Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Collector-Treasurer. Sweeney brings nearly a decade of experience working in government finance, and most recently managed the financial operations of the Massachusetts State Lottery Continue reading Mayor Walsh Announces Selection of Boston’s New Chief Financial Officer Brings Experience in Municipal Finance, Oversight of Massachusetts Lottery

District Attorney Marian Ryan Sponsors Narcan Training for First Responders “Another Chance: Reversing the Effects of Opiate Overdoses”

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TEWKSBURY – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan sponsored a training for police officers and firefighters from across Middlesex County in how to use the drug Narcan for the treatment of opioid overdoses.
Continue reading District Attorney Marian Ryan Sponsors Narcan Training for First Responders “Another Chance: Reversing the Effects of Opiate Overdoses”

Jacqueline Timas has been chosen as one of the credit union Rising Stars of 2014 Honor of the Massachusetts Credit Union League

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Somerville, MA—Somerville Municipal Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Jacqueline Timas has been chosen as one of the credit union Rising Stars of 2014. Timas is a Senior Member Service Representative & Loan Officer who specializes in IRAs,

Continue reading Jacqueline Timas has been chosen as one of the credit union Rising Stars of 2014 Honor of the Massachusetts Credit Union League

Good Morning Today Is by John Dwyer

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Q: What was the reporter doing at the ice cream shop?

A: He was getting the latest scoop.

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, April 25, the 115th day of 2014 with 249 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:48 and sunset is @ 7:36. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Venus. The evening stars are Mars & Jupiter.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1792 – The guillotine was first used in Paris.

1859 – Ground was broken at Port Said, Egypt, for the Suez Canal.
1898 – The United States declared war on Spain.

1901 – New York became the first state to require automobile license plates; the fee was one dollar.

1915 – In World War I, Australian and New Zealand troops landed at Gallipoli in Turkey.

1928 – The first guide dog, Buddy, was presented to Morris S. Frank.

1945 – Delegates from some 50 countries met in San Francisco to organize the United Nations.

1953 – The magazine “Nature” published an article by biologists Francis Crick and James Watson, describing the “double helix” of DNA.

1959 – The St. Lawrence Seaway was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II and President Dwight Eisenhower, linking the Atlantic Ocean with ports on the Great Lakes.

1967 – The first law legalizing abortion in the U.S. was signed by the Colorado governor.

1990 – The crew of the U.S. space shuttle Discovery placed the Hubble Space Telescope, a long-term space-based observatory, into a low orbit around Earth.

2003 – Georgia lawmakers voted to remove the Dixie cross from the state’s flag.

2005 – Bulgaria and Romania gain entrance into the European Union.

2005 – In Japan, one hundred seven perish in the Amagasaki rail crash.

Taylor’s Message Presentation May 6th at 7pm (Tewksbury Memorial High School)

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Ladies and Gentlemen:

We are very excited about cosponsoring three presentations of Taylor’s Message with Lowell General Hospital’s Center for Community Health and Wellness. There will be two assemblies/presentations held during the morning of May 6th for the student population and faculty at Tewksbury Memorial High School and one the evening of May 6th at the same location Continue reading Taylor’s Message Presentation May 6th at 7pm (Tewksbury Memorial High School)