MEMO TO BHRC SUBSCRIBERS: This week’s report is on the 2015 roll call attendance record of your local representatives through August 28. Some representatives may have poor attendance records for a variety of reasons, including health problems or military service. We asked the five legislators with the worst attendance records to explain their reasons for missing votes. Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 40 – Report No. 34 August 28, 2015
This week’s announcement by the MBTA of escalating costs for the Green Line extension was disappointing and unwelcome news. Continue reading Medford Mayoral Candidate Stephanie Muccini Burke on the Greenline Extension
On August 25th, 2015, members of the Tewksbury Police Department responded to the Gold’s Gym (540 Main Street) for a report of a serious motor vehicle accident that involved a single vehicle that had rolled over. Continue reading Unarmed Assault with Intent to Rob Arrests
Cambridge, MA, August 28, 2015 – The City of Cambridge has developed a new “credit card” size City Resource Guide that includes useful numbers and helpful information in an easy-to-keep and convenient expandable format. Continue reading New Compact Size City of Cambridge Resource Guide Now Available
Dysautonomia is a group of medical conditions that result in a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for automatic bodily functions such as respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, temperature control and more. Continue reading Mayor McGlynn declares October, 2015, Dysautonomia Awareness Month in the City of Medford!
Free Summer in the City Performance – Sunday, September 6
Bread and Puppet Theater “The Overtakelessness Circus” photo by Mark Dannenhauer
Bread and Puppet Theater “The Overtakelessness Circus” photo by Mark Dannenhauer Continue reading Cambridge:Bread & Puppet Theater Comes to Magazine Beach, Grants Writing Workshop & Call for Panelist Nominations
“Why Being There Matters”
On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. Continue reading Navy Mineman Ryan Aguiar of Boston, serves with Navy Munitions Command East Asia Division
WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas have announced that Rooslin Altidor, 26, of Medford was arraigned in Cambridge District Court on a charge of murder in connection with a homicide in Cambridge on Wednesday, August 12. Judge J. Michele Hogan ordered Altidor held without bail and scheduled the next court hearing in this case for Friday, September 18, at 9 a.m.
Series of Walks with Boston Police, Community Leaders and Members Being Held Throughout Neighborhoods
BOSTON - Monday, August 24, 2015 – The Mayor’s Office of Public Safety is encouraging community members to join local leaders, Boston Police and other advocates in a series of neighborhood walks to engage with neighbors in areas that have been struck by recent acts of violence in the City. Continue reading MAYOR’S OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY LAUNCHES NEIGHBORHOOD WALKS AGAINST VIOLENCE
Mayor Michael J. McGlynn responded to the news by stating, “Now is not a time to panic, but rather a time to come together to address the issue before us. Continue reading MAYOR McGLYNN STATEMENT ON GREENLINE
WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced that Kevin Suarez, 31, of Methuen, was arraigned in Lowell District Court today on charges of assault with intent to commit rape, kidnapping, and indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14.
Continue reading Methuen Man Arraigned On Sexual Assault Charges
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas have announced that an arraignment is scheduled this morning in Cambridge District Court in connection with a homicide in Cambridge on Wednesday, August 12. Continue reading Cambridge Homicide Suspect To Be Arraigned This Morning
The Tuesday, September 1st Preliminary Election is quickly approaching. The results of this election will set the stage for the big one in November. First off – be sure to vote! This will be a low-turnout election and every vote will count. Continue reading Medford Preliminary Election is September 1st
On August 21, 2015 the Tewksbury Police Department arrested Bridgette Dodge, 24, of 157 Nesmith Street, Lowell for operating under the influence of liquor, failure to stop for a police officer and negligent operation.
Continue reading Officer Struck by Vehicle – Driver Arrested for OUI
On August 20, 2015 the Tewksbury Police Department arrested Thomas Smith Sr., 53, of 47 Tanglewood Dr., Falmouth for distribution of a Class E substance (gabapentin). Smith also had warrants for breaking and entering, larceny over $250 and receiving stolen property.
Continue reading Tewksbury Drug Distribution Arrest
Mayor Christenson, City Hall employees and many residents enjoyed the 7th concert of the Mayor’s Summer Concert series held on City Hall Plaza. Malden youth performer Sarah Viera warmed up the crowd and then “Soul Pilgrims & Howie Newman” got the audience to their feet. The eight Concert Series is sponsored by Wynn Resorts. Please plan to attend the last concert on Tuesday, August 25th from 6-8 PM on City Hall Plaza, 200 Pleasant Street where “Vintage Vibe Band” will be the featured band. Continue reading Summer Concert Series Draws Crowd
Chief Robert Irving is pleased to announce that the Wayland Police Department will conduct a Citizen Police Academy beginning on October 6, 2015. This eight-week program is designed to teach interested Wayland residents about the various tasks that are performed by Wayland police officers in the community. Continue reading Wayland Police Department to conduct Citizen Police Academy
By: VIA and RMA
Silvia Via aka VIA created VIASWORLD in order to expose the culture of all genres of art. She wanted to bring art to corporate America’s front door step. The acronym VIA stands for “Very Important Artist.” All artists feel their art is important and at VIASWORLD, we feel all art and artists are important as well. They deserve exposure and a chance to be discovered. Continue reading Introducing VIASWORLD
WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Patrick McCarthy, 35, of Boston, a Boston Police Officer, was arraigned today in Lowell District Court on a charge of assault and battery on a household member. Judge Ellen Caulo released McCarthy on personal recognizance with conditions the defendant abide by a restraining order, stay away, have no contact with and not abuse the alleged victim, and possess no firearms. The next hearing in this case was scheduled for Tuesday, September 29.
Continue reading Boston Man Arraigned For Alleged Domestic Violence
Mayor Michael J. McGlynn is pictured presenting Peter DiLorenzo with a key to the City of Medford, celebrating 45 years in business in Medford Square, as owner of Devlin’s Smoke Shop. Continue reading Devlin’s Smoke Shop – 45 Year Anniversary in Medford!
On Tuesday August 18, 2015 at approx. 1:30pm the Ayer Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the Ayer Parks Department lifeguards, reporting an unresponsive person at the Sandy Pond public beach and that CPR was in progress. The Ayer Fire / EMS and Police Departments were dispatched to the scene and learned that the victim (a 42 year old female) was found under the water and extricated by the lifeguards, where they started CPR as a lifesaving measure. The responding EMS took over care upon their arrival. Continue reading Ayer Police News Realease
NORTH READING — Police Chief Michael P. Murphy reports that the North Reading Police Department last evening arrested a man for allegedly shooting a vehicle, driven by a 16-year-old resident, with an arrow. Continue reading North Reading Police Arrest Man for Allegedly Shooting Vehicle with Arrow
WOBURN—Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis, and other authorities are requesting assistance from the public regarding the murder of a store owner in Malden on January 29, 2013. Continue reading Public’s Assistance Is Sought In Unsolved 2013 Murder
WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced that Thomas Benjamin, 48, was arraigned in Framingham District Court today on a charge of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury. Continue reading Man Arraigned On Assault And Battery Charge In Framingham
BOSTON – Friday, August 14, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today signed an ordinance banning the possession, sale, manufacture and distribution of synthetic cannabinoids, also known as “K2” or “Spice,” in Boston. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH SIGNS ORDINANCE BANNING SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID PRODUCTS
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced the September schedule for its popular series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops at six Boston locations.
Continue reading SEPTEMBER PARKARTS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED
Single-Vehicle Crash Injured 17-Year-Old Driver
DUNSTABLE — Police Chief James G. Downes III reports that the Dunstable Police Department is investigating a Friday afternoon crash that left a 17-year-old driver injured.
Dunstable Police were called to the area of 300 Hollis St. at approximatley 2 p.m. Friday for a report of a white pickup truck that had crashed into a tree. Upon arrival, officers found the 1999 Ford F-150 ablaze. Continue reading Dunstable Police Department Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash
I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Alderman of Ward 7. As a proud lifelong resident and now as a homeowner, I understand the challenges of our ward in a way that others do not. I am the only candidate from Ward 7 that has lived here my entire life, and did not just move to the Ward recently. I have walked the neighborhoods and heard your concerns. I promise to be your independent voice at city hall and to fight for what you need. Continue reading Charles Viola Announces Candidacy Alderman Ward 7 Woburn
This past Tuesday night a community room full of concerned residents and business owners attended a meeting held by the city and state officials and including in attendance was Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston, board of Alderman President William White, Aldermen Rossetti, Sullivan and McWatters including a representative from state representative Tim Toomey’s office at the Somerville Police Station located at 220 Washington Street. Continue reading Somerville’s McGrath Highway Parking Restriction Controversy
VIASWORLD is excited to introduce singer-songwriter Kara Applei aka Harmonei as its artist of the week. Continue reading VIASWORLD Introduces HarmoneiBy: VIA and RMA
Mayor Gary Christenson recently visited Housing Families, a Malden-based agency that works to end family homelessness, and dropped off backpacks for their Annual Backpack Drive. Continue reading Malden Housing Families Annual Backpack Drive
On August 10, 2015, the Tewksbury Police Department arrested Christian Cepeda-Ortiz, 22, of 5 Warwick St, Apt.3, Lowell for 3 counts of armed robbery, 3 counts of armed assault with the intent to rob, aggravated rape, kidnapping and witness intimidation. Continue reading Tewksbury PD Backpage.com Robber Arrested
MMA Awards 2015 Harley-Davidson Bike Raffle Grand Prize
The Massachusetts Motorcycle Association was pleased to present the grand prize for the MMA’s 2015 Bike Raffle to Robert Hazelton from Marstons Mills, Massachusetts this past weekend.
The grand prize offered was a 2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special (FLHXS) painted a factory-custom Charcoal Pearl valued at $23,000.00, or a $10,000.00 cash payment option. After much consideration, Bob decided to take the $10,000.00 cash option. Continue reading
Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Everett Police Department hosted another successful National Night Out last Tuesday. Residents from across the City came together for an evening of fun with neighbors and friends. The theme this year was “Take Back the Streets.” Continue reading EVERETT COMMUNITY GATHERS FOR ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Sabrina Costa, 23, of Lowell, and Kala Shaniece Lopez, 22, of Lowell, were arraigned in Lowell District Court today on charges related to allegedly abusing residents of a nursing home. Continue reading Lowell Women Arraigned On Elder Abuse Charges
WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Tewksbury Chief of Police Timothy Sheehan have announced that Christian Cepeda-Ortiz, 22, of Lowell, was arraigned in Lowell District Court today on charges of armed kidnapping with sexual assault, armed robbery, aggravated rape, armed assault with intent to rob, and witness intimidation. Continue reading Lowell Man Arraigned On Armed Robbery And Rape Charges
On July 25, 2015, the Tewksbury Police Department responded to the Motel 6 for a report that a woman had been held against her will, brutally assaulted and suffocated. Continue reading Violent Fugitive Apprehended
Senator Sal DiDomenico was recently chosen as one of only 22 Legislators from throughout the United States as an Early Learning Fellow by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Continue reading Senator DiDomenico Chosen as One of Only 22 National Early Learning Fellows in the United States
“The Greater Boston Labor Council is proud to endorse Jeff Donahue for Ward 4 Malden City Councilor. Jeff as a union member and activist will bring a much needed worker’s perspective to the Malden City Council” said Rich Rogers, Executive Secretary-Treasurer Continue reading Greater Boston Labor Council Endorses Jeff Donahue for Ward 4 Malden
CHELMSFORD — Deputy Police Chief Dan Ahern reports that the Chelmsford Police Department will charge a teenage driver after a Thursday afternoon three-car crash that resulted in serious injuries to a 8-year-old child. Continue reading Chelmsford Police to Charge Unlicensed Teen Driver in Multi-Car Crash that Injured Six, Including Two Young Children
WAKEFIELD – Chief Rick Smith announces that all Wakefield Police Cruisers will now carry Nasal Naloxone, otherwise known as Narcan, to better equip officers who respond to reported drug overdoses.
Continue reading Wakefield Police Department Deploys Nasal Narcan in all Cruisers
Your Massachusetts Motorcycle Association invites you to Massachusetts’ longest continuously running 3-day motorcycle event! Now in its 33rd consecutive year, it is always a great time with a lot of laughs shared by everyone. Meet old friends and riders from around New England, or make new friends! Continue reading Join the MMA for its Annual State Party, the “Fall Round Up”!
Boston – Friday, August 7, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Environment, Energy & Open Space, and the City of Boston Public Works Department joined community partners in building an Aerated Static Pile Facility, from which heated carbon dioxide-enriched air is captured and pumped into an adjacent greenhouse, at the Mattapan Ecovation Center to boost composting and recycling in the City of Boston. Continue reading CITY OF BOSTON WORKS WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO BOOST COMPOSTING EFFORTS
Mayor Gary Christenson joined Superintendent David DeRuosi and Principal Dana Brown in congratulating 33 Malden High School Summer Session students on receiving their high school diplomas. Continue reading Malden High Summer School Graduation
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives and senators on roll calls from prior legislative sessions before the summer recess. All roll calls are on Gov. Charlie Baker’s vetoes of funding in the $38.1 billion fiscal 2016 budget.
$1 MILLION FOR ZOOS (H 3650)
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 40 -Report No. 31 August 7, 2015