MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES OPEN SOURCING OF BOSTON.GOV


The City of Boston will open source the code of its official website

BOSTON – Thursday, October 27, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a milestone in the development of the City of Boston’s website: three months after launching a redesigned Boston.gov, the City has released the site’s source code to the public domain as an open source project. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES OPEN SOURCING OF BOSTON.GOV

Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan Travels to Arizona to Speak about Opioid Epidemic, P.A.A.R.I. Programs


Left to right: Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan, P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade, Debbie Moak, Director of the Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, and Frank Milstead, Director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Continue reading Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan Travels to Arizona to Speak about Opioid Epidemic, P.A.A.R.I. Programs

BOSTON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (AIR) VIDEO INSTALLATION ON DISPLAY AT STRAND THEATRE

 

The Traces of Wind and Water installation in Dorchester

 
BOSTON – Friday, October 21, 2016 – The City of Boston’s Office of Arts and Culture today announced the unveiling of a video installation Traces of Wind and Water at the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner, Dorchester. Continue reading BOSTON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (AIR) VIDEO INSTALLATION ON DISPLAY AT STRAND THEATRE

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, October 23, the 297th day of 2016 with 69 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:06 and sunset is @ 5:50. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1864 – During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri that were under Gen. Stirling Price.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Tewksbury’s Substance Use Prevention and Education Week


As the Town of Tewksbury continues to face and fight the increasing indiscriminate substance abuse epidemic within our community (74 overdoses and 13 related deaths since January 1st, 2016), we feel that raising public awareness is a crucial weapon in that battle. Opioid abuse is viewed as the largest and fastest growing drug problem in Massachusetts and we aim to provide our community with a level of education that will afford an ounce of prevention and some promise for a better future. Continue reading Tewksbury’s Substance Use Prevention and Education Week

Middlesex County law enforcement agencies join White House’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative


 

BILLERICA, Mass. – The leaders of more than a dozen Middlesex County law enforcement agencies today announced they have formally joined the White House-led Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) Initiative, focused on reducing the number of mentally ill individuals awaiting trial in local jails. Continue reading Middlesex County law enforcement agencies join White House’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF FAY CHANDLER EMERGING ARTIST AWARDS

BOSTON – Friday, October 7, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the winners of the second annual Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Awards. The awards were announced at an October 6 artist reception at the Fay Chandler EMERGING Art Exhibition in the Scollay Square Gallery at City Hall. The winners are: Continue reading MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF FAY CHANDLER EMERGING ARTIST AWARDS

Tewksbury Police Department Announces Newest Addition

 
Police Chief Timothy B. Sheehan is pleased to announce the addition of Patrolman Michael Maccario to the ranks of the Tewksbury Police Department. Incoming Tewksbury Police Officer Michael Maccario transferred to the Department on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 from the Marblehead Police Department where he began his law enforcement career back in March of 2014. Michael is a 2014 graduate of the Reading Police Academy. Continue reading Tewksbury Police Department Announces Newest Addition

P.A.A.R.I. Used as Model in COPS Office’s Publication as Program that Successfully Addresses Opioid Use

GLOUCESTER — Chairman John Rosenthal is pleased to announce that the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) has been featured in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services’ (COPS Office) publication, Building Successful Partnerships between Law Enforcement and Public Health Agencies to Address Opioid Use.  Continue reading P.A.A.R.I. Used as Model in COPS Office’s Publication as Program that Successfully Addresses Opioid Use

Newton Mayor Setti Warren and Boston College President Father William Leahy Announce Partnership to Address Income Inequality in Newton

  
 

Boston College Campus – Today Newton Mayor Setti Warren and Boston College President Father William Leahy are announcing a historic partnership on Mayor Warren’s evidence- and research-based policy to increase economic opportunity and address income inequality in Newton: Economic Growth for All. Continue reading Newton Mayor Setti Warren and Boston College President Father William Leahy Announce Partnership to Address Income Inequality in Newton

MAYOR WALSH TO DEBUT CITY HALL’S EXTERIOR LIGHTS DURING THIS YEAR’S FINAL BEER GARDEN ON THE BRICKS CELEBRATION


 

BOSTON – Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – On Thursday, October 13, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will debut City Hall’s exterior lighting installation, a permanent fixture to highlight and enhance the building’s original design while livening up City Hall Plaza and increasing public safety. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH TO DEBUT CITY HALL’S EXTERIOR LIGHTS DURING THIS YEAR’S FINAL BEER GARDEN ON THE BRICKS CELEBRATION

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF EDWARD INGERSOLL BROWNE TRUST FUND GRANTS


Over $850,000 Designated for Public Art Projects

BOSTON – Thursday, October 6, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the recipients of the Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust Fund Grants. Pending the approval of the Boston City Council, a total of $856,257 will be distributed among eight projects, designed to enhance and improve public spaces through restoration and public art. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF EDWARD INGERSOLL BROWNE TRUST FUND GRANTS

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SAMARITANS TO PROMOTE SUICIDE PREVENTION  


BOSTON – Saturday, October 1, 2016 – At the 5K Samaritans Road Race, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston’s partnership with the Samaritans of Boston, leading a citywide initiative to reduce the stigma associated with suicide, create public awareness about suicide prevention and increase support services to individuals in crisis. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SAMARITANS TO PROMOTE SUICIDE PREVENTION