Statement from Warren Tolman regarding Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores

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WATERTOWN – Warren Tolman has released the following statement regarding the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores decision.

“The Supreme Court’s decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores case is flat out wrong. Five conservative male justices hijacked a woman’s fundamental right to have access to Continue reading Statement from Warren Tolman regarding Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores

Summer Movies: NEWS FROM ACTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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COMPUTER SKILLS
‘Email Basics’ will be offered Tuesday, July 8, from 3 to 4 p.m. Come to this class to learn how to add an attachment to an email; deal with spam; send out group emails; and more. Registration required; call the Reference Department at 978 929-6543 to sign up

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES BEGINS
‘Film Masterpieces of the ‘60’s’ will be held on six successive Wednesdays at 7 p.m. beginning July 9.

The first film is Andrei Rublev. Widely recognized as a masterpiece, Andrei Tarkovsky’s 205-minute medieval epic, based on the life of the Russian monk and icon painter, was not seen as the director intended it until its re-release over twenty years after its completion.

Other movies planned include Breathless, Lawrence of Arabia, 8½ , Dr. Strangelove, and Persona.

A discussion will follow each film. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries.

SUMMER HOURS
The library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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, http://www.actonmemoriallibrary.org; people who wish to receive e-mails reminding them of library events may sign up for the free service on the website.

Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session July 21

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Cambridge, MA — The City of Cambridge will be holding a free Walk-In Informational Session on affordable rental and homeownership programs Monday, July 21, from 6-8 p.m., at St. Paul’s Christian Life Center, 85 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge. Additional programs will be held at different locations in the coming months. Housing personnel from the Community Development Department will be available to discuss the city’s affordable rental and homeownership programs.

For more information, please contact us at 617-349-4622.

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, June 30, the 181st day of 2014 with 184 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:10 and sunset is @ 8:25. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1520 – Montezuma II was murdered as Spanish conquistadors fled the Aztec capital of Tenochtilan during the night.
1572-Great Britainpassed aPoor Law, Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Boston’s Top Personal Injury Law Firm, Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., continues to support the health and safety of Massachusetts children by donating over 300 helmets to CYCLE Kids students in Somerville, MA.

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Somerville, MA (June 23, 2014)- CYCLE Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles for youth and families, was thrilled to partner with ongoing sponsors Breakstone, White & Gluck, LLC (BWG) to award each ‘CYCLE Kid’ participating in the CYCLE Kids program in Somerville Elementary Schools this year, with a helmet.
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Bedford Police Complete Advanced Emergency Medical Training Narcan, AED Training Gives Quick-Responding Officers Vital Lifesaving Tools

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BEDFORD — Police Chief Robert Bongiorno is pleased to announce that every member of the Bedford Police Department recently completed multiple training sessions designed to outfit police officers with advanced lifesaving tools.
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BCYF Neighborhood Block Parties To Start July 10th!

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Mark your calendar and bring your friends and family to a fun and free BCYF Neighborhood Block Party! Every Thursday night in July and August from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the BCYF Neighborhood Block Party will offer a variety of activities which, depending on the location, will include an inflatable obstacle course, a DJ, ice cream, an interactive arts activity, an animal petting zoo, resource information tables staffed by our partners and other city agencies, arts & crafts activities, swimming, a cookout and more.
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Mayor McGlynn and Wicked Tuna Cast Attends Somerville-Medford Mystic River Blessing of the Fleet

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By William Tauro

This past Saturday afternoon hundreds of Somerville and Medford boaters paraded through the Mystic River to be blessed at the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony and to take part in a weekend long full of festivities.

Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn helped bless the passing vessels standing alongside all four Mystic River club’s commodores and a local priest aboard the vessel “San-dee.”

Continue reading Mayor McGlynn and Wicked Tuna Cast Attends Somerville-Medford Mystic River Blessing of the Fleet

A Wynn in Everett is a Wynn For All!

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When you have the facts, it’s pretty clear – Wynn is the best choice for Massachusetts. A Wynn in Everett is a Wynn For All!

Wynn will be creating a $1.6 Billion, 5-Star resort casino – far surpassing the other proposals in quality and benefit for the region and the state. When you get the facts, there’s no comparison – a Wynn in Everett is a Wynn For All!

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Mayor Walsh Announces New Federal Funding to Assist Boston’s Homeless HUD Continuum of Care Program awards Boston second round of funding

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BOSTON—Mayor Martin J. Walsh, along with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Regional Administrator Kristine Foye and Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development Director Continue reading Mayor Walsh Announces New Federal Funding to Assist Boston’s Homeless HUD Continuum of Care Program awards Boston second round of funding

The Department of Public Works ‘Scrub the Hub’ in Chinatown Before and After 2014 Chinatown Main Street Festival

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Photos by Courtney Ho

BOSTON—Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Commissioner Michael Dennehy of the Department of Public Works (DPW) extending gratitude to DPW personnel, who took to the streets of Chinatown pre-and post- the 2014 Chinatown Main Street Festival. The crew consisted of six DPW personnel.
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