MAYOR WALSH CELEBRATES BOSTON MAIN STREETS AT 20TH ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY 


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. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH CELEBRATES BOSTON MAIN STREETS AT 20TH ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY 

NEWS FROM ACTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Book photo

 

POLITICS IN THE MOVIES

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.

 

ADULTS: EXERCISE YOUR MIND!

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.

 

MORE eBOOK CHOICES

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 http://www.actonmemoriallibrary.org/resources-research/e-resources/commonwealth-ebook-collections

 

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, 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.

MAYOR WALSH PROPOSES NEW OFFICE TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS RE-ENTERING SOCIETY

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. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH PROPOSES NEW OFFICE TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS RE-ENTERING SOCIETY

CITY OF BOSTON WILL HOST EVENT TO OFFER FREE LEGAL SERVICE TO COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING ON DAPA AND EXPANDED DACA

BOSTON – Thursday, June 23, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a free immigration legal consultation event will be held on July 23, 2016 at Madison Park High School in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the preliminary injunction that continues to prevent the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive actions on immigration, announced in November 2014. Continue reading CITY OF BOSTON WILL HOST EVENT TO OFFER FREE LEGAL SERVICE TO COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING ON DAPA AND EXPANDED DACA

EVERETT FARMERS’ MARKET KICKS OFF FOR THE SUMMER

 

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Energize Everett kicked off the summer farmers’ market last Wednesday, June 15, in its new location at Glendale Park. Vendors from all over Massachusetts sold fresh produce and homemade goods to a steady stream of Everett residents.

 

“The farmers’ market is a great offering from the City of Everett,” Mayor DeMaria said. “I encourage all Everett residents to go over to Glendale Park on Wednesday afternoons and get some fresh veggies for dinner. Continue reading EVERETT FARMERS’ MARKET KICKS OFF FOR THE SUMMER

Lowell Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault

 

LOWELL – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Kirk Austin, 46, of Lowell, was sentenced Friday in Lowell Superior Court after being found guilty of kidnapping, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon on a child under the age of 14, assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, strangulation, assault and battery on a family or household member, assault and battery, stalking and witness intimidation.   Continue reading Lowell Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES $25.1 MILLION INVESTMENT IN WINDOW AND DOOR REPLACEMENTS AT 7 BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Investment to continue improving learning environments for

Boston public school students, faculty and staff 

BOSTON – Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston will move forward with a $25.1 million investment for door and window replacement at seven schools, after approval by the Boston City Council on Wednesday. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES $25.1 MILLION INVESTMENT IN WINDOW AND DOOR REPLACEMENTS AT 7 BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

READING FALL STREET FAIRE IS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th

Vendors May Begin To Register For The Faire

 

 

Reading, MA, June 6, 2016 – The Reading Fall Street Faire is slated for Sunday, September 11 from 12 – 5PM, and will feature a special program at the beginning of the Faire to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of September 11th. The Fall Street Faire Committee Chair, Brian Snell, commented, Continue reading READING FALL STREET FAIRE IS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th

MMA matches NETRA Reward for Information Regarding State Forest Crimes


The New England Trail Rider Association issued a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who have seriously endangered trail users’ safety by stringing wire across trails in Massachusetts state forests. Your Massachusetts Motorcycle Association has agreed to match that amount, resulting in a $1,000 reward. Continue reading MMA matches NETRA Reward for Information Regarding State Forest Crimes

Stephen Borelli Responds to Boston Herald Story

  
June 2, 2016
A story ran today in the Boston Herald regarding my disability pension from the MBTA Police.
As a candidate for Governor’s Council who is pledging to bring transparency and accountability to our public institutions, I want to fully disclose my intentions and directly answer any questions that are on the minds of residents.  Continue reading Stephen Borelli Responds to Boston Herald Story