Yoki Restaurant will be hosting the 5th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Medford Family Network on Monday/October 3rd, 2016, at the Sagamore Golf Club in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Continue reading YOKI RESTAURANT TO HOST 5TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT MEDFORD FAMILY NETWORK!
Cambridge, MA, August 31, 2016 — The City of Cambridge will host the 21st Annual Danehy Park Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled day of children’s amusement rides, arts and crafts, live music and roving performers, plus free hot dogs, chips, sodas and T-shirts while supplies last! Check out performances throughout the day at the children’s stage. Rain Date is Sunday, Sept. 18. Continue reading Cambridge Danehy Park Family Day September 17
The State Primary will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Continue reading TEWKSBURY VOTING LOCATIONS
The Newbury Fire Department battled a five-alarm fire on Plum Island this afternoon.
NEWBURY — Fire Chief Nathan Walker reports that the Newbury Fire Department fought a five-alarm fire today on Plum Island. Continue reading Newbury Fire Department Battles 5-Alarm Fire on Plum Island
WOBURN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Waltham Chief of Police Keith MacPherson have announced that Julio Resto, 52, of Waltham, pled guilty today in Middlesex Superior Court to second degree murder in connection with the December 31, 2014 death of his wife, 42-year-old Gloria Resto of Waltham. Continue reading Waltham Man Pleads Guilty to Wife’s 2014 Murder
CHELMSFORD — Police Chief James M. Spinney reports that the Chelmsford Police and Fire Departments responded today for a report of a child pulled from a swimming pool. Continue reading Chelmsford Police and Fire Respond to Report of Child Pulled from Pool in Semi-Conscious State
ROCKPORT – Chief John Horvath reports that the Rockport Police Department is seeking a suspect who allegedly assaulted a woman yesterday. Continue reading Photos: Rockport Police Seeking Assault and Battery Suspect
Single Person Craft — Pilot Walks Away Unhurt
ASHLAND — Chief Craig Davis reports that the Ashland Police and Fire Departments responded Wednesday afternoon after the pilot of an ultralight aircraft made a crash landing in the Ashland Reservoir. Continue reading Ashland Police and Fire Respond After Ultralight Plane is Ditched in Reservoir
At 2:52 p.m., troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Belchertown and the Air Wing, along with FAA and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) personnel, responded to calls of a plane landing inside the Quabbin Reservoir. Continue reading Emergency Landing at Quabbin Reservoir
WOBURN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Woburn Chief of Police Robert Ferullo have announced that James Lyons, 36, of Woburn was arraigned today in Woburn District Court and charged with assault with intent to murder in connection with an alleged stabbing that occurred at Jake n JOES restaurant in Woburn. Continue reading Woburn Man Arraigned in Stabbing at Jake n JOES
I was pleased to learn that the DEP permit granted to Wynn will not be appealed, allowing construction of this $2.1 billion economic engine to proceed. This is the most intensely scrutinized development in the state’s history, and it is time for it to be built. I am very proud of the tremendous public benefit already generated by the early phases of the development, including the cleanup of a hazardous and barren industrial site that blocked public access to the waterfront, and the creation of several hundred early-stage construction jobs. This project is an opportunity to create tremendous regional benefit, and I look forward to collaborating with surrounding cities to ensure that it catalyzes increased prosperity for Massachusetts.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Event will feature back-to-school safety resources, over 40 emergency vehicles, a FREE teddy bear clinic and car seat inspections and installations
Continue reading District Attorney Ryan, Lahey Health and Winchester Hospital to Host Back-to-School Safety Day
LOWELL – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor have confirmed that at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 Lowell Police and Fire responded to a report of an apparent drowning on Freda Lane in Lowell. Continue reading Update on Lowell Response to Apparent Drowning
During the Democratic National Convention, I wrote about the first vote I ever cast for President. That vote was important to me. I was unsure who to vote for. Then I heard Shirley Chisholm.
This past Monday afternoon over one hundred Somerville seniors were treated to an old-fashion barbecue at the Winter Hill Yacht Club in Somerville. Continue reading Somerville Seniors Get Treated To A Summer Barbecue On The Waterfront Sponsored by Gary Decicco The mills at Pulaski Street
BOSTON – Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) today launched an open source toolkit for the City of Boston’s daily performance management system, CityScore®. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH LAUNCHES OPEN SOURCE CITYSCORE® TOOLKIT, HIGHLIGHTS IMPROVEMENTS TO CITY SERVICES
Reminds Seniors It’s Not Too Early To Prepare For Cold Weather
Photo Credit: City of Boston, Mayor’s Office
BOSTON – Wednesday, August 17, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that applications are now available for Seniors Save, a proactive program that helps income eligible seniors replace failing or inefficient heating systems before winter begins. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS SAVE HEATING SYSTEM REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
WOBURN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan announced that Marjorie Taylor, 29, of Wilmington, was arraigned today in Middlesex Superior Court and charged with 35 counts of uttering a false prescription for a controlled substance in connection with an alleged scheme to fraudulently obtain prescription opioid medications. Continue reading Registered Nurse Charged with Writing False Opioid Prescriptions
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Woburn Police Chief Robert Ferullo are confirming that the 15 month old baby boy who has been hospitalized since August 15, 2016, was pronounced dead tonight at Boston Children’s Hospital. Continue reading 15 month old baby boy pronounced dead at Boston Children’s Hospital
This past Wednesday afternoon, Somerville’s “Low Vision-No Vision” group got treated to a summer luncheon at the Mount Vernon Restaurant. The luncheon was hosted be the Somerville Lions Club and sponsored by Gary DeCicco of The Mills at Pulaski Street. Continue reading Somerville’s Low Vision-No Vision Group Partners With Somerville Lions & Gary DeCicco of The Mills at Pulaski Street, Peabody, MA
Photos by Al Baldasaro and William Tauro
65 years after CPL Ronald Sparks’ death, his nephew Bob Sparks received a call from the US Army’s Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch. They informed him that they had identified his uncle’s remains through a 100% DNA match and he would be coming home to Cambridge. CPL Sparks was a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient. Today, he returned home to #CambMA. Well done, Cambridge Veterans’ Services. Continue reading Cambridge Resident, Veteran & Former POW CPL Ronald Sparks After 65 Years Remains Returned Home
BOSTON – Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) calling on artists and residents to submit their proposals for a public art project in Hyde Square, located in Jamaica Plain. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH OPENS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR PUBLIC ART PROJECT IDEAS IN HYDE SQUARE
Superintendent Roy Belson has announced the appointment of Mr. Andrew M. O’Brien, IV, to the position of Assistant Principal of the Roberts Elementary School. Continue reading Medford:ANDREW O’BRIEN, IV, APPOINTED NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT ROBERTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!
Superintendent Roy Belson is featured in an article from the August edition of the American School Board’s Journal, the official publication of the National School Boards Association. This journal is distributed across the country and is a well- regarded publication designed to inform school committees and educators on best practices. Continue reading NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARD JOURNALS HIGHLIGHTS MEDFORD IN BEST PRACTICES FOR SCHOOL SAFETY!
BOSTON – Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – With temperatures expected to reach or exceed 90 degrees for the next several days, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today declared a heat emergency in Boston effective tomorrow. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH DECLARES HEAT EMERGENCY EFFECTIVE THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
By William Tauro
A Somerville pawn shop, LBC Boutique & Loan that’s located at 233 Elm St in Davis Square Somerville has recently come into possessing of a well-known artists’s grammy award. Continue reading Davis Square Somerville Pawnshop DisplaysPeter Tosh’s Grammy Award
What happens when a corporation’s leadership is engaged, talented and competent ¬– but so stuck in their ways that they can’t quite grasp the importance of acting as a strategic, forward-thinking team? Continue reading How To Zap Business Executives Out Of Their Comfort Zones
By William Tauro
Boston News Group.com /METRO BUZZ highly recommends the Tilted Kilt in Billerica Massachusetts and in our own experience, “The Tilted Kilt is the place to go! For that relaxing evening out enjoy their wonderful atmosphere, great food and a fun night!”
“That’s why we’re giving it a big thumbs up here at BostonNewsGroup.com /METRO BUZZ” Continue reading Boston News Group/METRO BUZZ Highly Recommends Tilted Kilt Billerica Now Open
High School Students Extend Summer Learning with Job Shadow Day at The Castle Group
Castle Group employees and WriteBoston students pose for a photo in the Charlestown Navy Yard during a job shadow day at the marketing and PR agency. Continue reading Boston Public Schools students are mentored at The Castle Group, Boston-based public relations firm
BOSTON—Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues and in the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation establishing a paid family and medical leave program for all Massachusetts workers. The bill creates a system for paid, job-protected leave for employees who must take time off from work to recover from their own serious health condition or to care for a new child or ill family member. Continue reading DiDomenico Supports Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill
BOSTON – Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – On Sunday, August 7, Newbury Street will be closed to vehicles for “Open Newbury Street.” From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Newbury Street will become a pedestrian-only walkway, allowing pedestrians the opportunity to use the full width of the street from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue. Continue reading OPEN NEWBURY STREET TO TAKE PLACE SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
BOSTON – Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today filed an ordinance to establish a restaurant and food truck letter grading system to protect consumers and provide them with information about recent health inspections. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH FILES ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH RESTAURANT GRADING SYSTEM
Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce Suffolk Construction is kicking off it’s Trade Partnership Series to help minority and disadvantage firms learn about Suffolk’s “build smart” approach to construction management. Continue reading EVERETT MAYOR DEMARIA ANNOUNCES SUFFOLK CONSTRUCTION TRADES PARTNERSHIP SERIES
Cambridge, MA, July 28, 2016 — City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking residents interested in serving on the Cambridge Planning Board. Continue reading Cambridge Planning Board Vacancy
First of its kind “housing surge” focused on housing elders
while qualifying them for services and support
The City of Boston, in partnership with the state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs, today hosted a first of its kind “housing surge”, designed to connect chronically homeless seniors with housing and services. Continue reading City and State team up to house chronically homeless elders
On July 27, 2016, the Town of Arlington was awarded $400,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) under the “Complete Streets” program. Continue reading Town Receives $400K MassDOT Grant for Pedestrian Improvements on Gray Street
Come “kick off” Recovery Month with Medford Overcoming Addiction’s 2nd Annual “Kicking Addiction” Kickball Tournament ! Happening on September 10th starting at 9 AM at Tufts Park in Medford. We will have food, music, raffles, vendors, resource tables, kids activities, speakers and of course kickball ! This is a family fun event for all to join. Continue reading Medford Overcoming Addiction Kickball Tournament
BEDFORD — Police Chief John Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department is now able to identify both parties involved in Saturday’s fatal motorcycle collision.
The motorcyclist is identified as Grace Gallo age 21 of Merrimack. She died at Elliot Hospital on Sunday morning after being ejected from the motorcycle.
A preliminary investigation indicates that Gallo struck a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by William Morin, age 92 of Bedford. He was not injured.
The case remains under investigation by the Bedford Police Department Technical Accident Reconstruction Team. Bedford Police are asking that any witnesses to the collision call 603-472-5113.
Bedford Police also continue to investigate a fatal one-car crash that occurred on Friday. Police stress that anyone who witnessed either crash should contact the department.
Bedford Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash
BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist on Saturday. Continue reading “UPDATE”Operators Indentified in Fatal Bedford, N.H. Motorcycle Crash
BOSTON – Monday, August 1, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a call for submissions for the second annual Fay Chandler EMERGING Art Exhibition, a celebration of the Boston visual arts community. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR FAY CHANDLER EMERGING ART EXHIBITION