Chelmsford Police Investigating Incident Where Man was Struck by Motor Vehicle

CHELMSFORD — Chief James Spinney reports that the Chelmsford Police Department, along with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police, are actively investigating an incident in which a man was struck by a motor vehicle last night. Continue reading Chelmsford Police Investigating Incident Where Man was Struck by Motor Vehicle

Maynard Police Investigate After Construction Nail Gun Shells Are Found in Fowler School Bathroom


No Danger to Community

MAYNARD — Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department is investigating after shell casings from a construction nail gun were found in a girls bathroom at the Fowler School on Thursday.
During the morning, a student in a physical education class found what appeared to be empty shell casings in a plastic clip. She immediately reported the findings to her teacher and said that the casings were inside the holes of a cinder block at the top of a wall in the bathroom.
The teacher notified Principal Sharon Seyller who called Maynard Police Detective Christopher Sweeney, the department’s school liaison. Detective Sweeney determined that the shells were not from any kind of firearm but rather originated in a powder actuated nail gun commonly used by construction workers to fasten items to concrete. 
The shells were spent, and there was no explosive powder remaining in the shells. 
While there has not been any recent construction work in the building, officials believe that the shells may have been left in the cinder block holes 15 years ago when the building was constructed. 
The shells were removed, and school and police officials do not believe there is any danger to the community or any criminal intent in this instance.
“The safety and security of children at school is paramount for the Maynard Police Department,” Chief Dubois said. “Thankfully, this appears to be nothing more than the careless disposal of construction debris. We are grateful to the student who immediately came forward upon making this discovery.”
Chief Dubois and Superintendent Dr. Robert J. Gerardi, Jr. have also been in contact about the incident.
There was no disruption to the school day, and classes went on as scheduled Thursday.

MAYOR WALSH HIGHLIGHTS FREE TAX SERVICES AVAILABLE ON EITC AWARENESS DAY

BOSTON – Friday, January 27, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined the Boston Tax Help Coalition and community partners for National Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day, to launch the 2017 tax season at Dorchester House. The event highlighted the free tax preparation and asset building services offered by the Boston Tax Help Coalition. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH HIGHLIGHTS FREE TAX SERVICES AVAILABLE ON EITC AWARENESS DAY

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR WALSH ON EXECUTIVE ORDERS


STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH
BOSTON – Saturday, January 28, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today released the following statement regarding this week’s executive orders:
“Preventing people from entering this country based solely on faith runs counter to everything we stand for as Americans. Let’s be clear: this is not an effective way to combat terrorism and increase homeland security. It is a reckless policy that is rooted in fear, not substance, and further divides us as a nation and a world. It is simply morally wrong. As Americans, we must move forward together as a country proud of our diverse heritage, and find real solutions to the challenges we face.”

Sudbury Fire Department Battling 3-Alarm House Fire

SUDBURY — Chief William Miles reports that Sudbury Fire Department is on scene of a 3-alarm house fire this past week. Firefighters responded to 15 Whitetail Lane around 7:30 p.m. after family members reported fire in the home, a 2.5 story wood frame house.
No injuries have been reported. Chief Miles reports that a father and juvenile son were home at the time, and the mother and daughter were running an errand. The son heard the smoke alarm and alerted his father. The two evacuated the home safely.
Firefighters from Wayland, Maynard, Lincoln, Concord, Hudson, Acton, and Weston are at the scene assisting the Sudbury Fire Department. Crews from Framingham, Marlborough, and Bedford are covering Sudbury at this time.
The heavy fire was knocked down shortly after 8 p.m., but there is extensive overhauling and serious damage to the home. The family will not be able to return to the house this evening. This remains an active scene, and there is no word on an origin or cause at this time.
Motorists are urged to avoid Sawmill Lane and the intersection of Concord and Lincoln Roads near Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, as fire apparatus are working in the area and using fire hydrants in the neighborhood. 
This is a breaking news update. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Woburn Woman Arraigned in Connection with 2015 Motor Vehicle Homicide

CAMBRIDGE – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Berta Rodriguez, 62, of Woburn, was arraigned yesterday in Cambridge District Court and charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation and a crosswalk violation in connection with the 2015 death of 91-year-old William Dotson of Arlington. Continue reading Woburn Woman Arraigned in Connection with 2015 Motor Vehicle Homicide

Statement of Sudbury Public Schools Superintendent Anne Wilson Regarding School Bus Crash on I-95

SUDBURY — Sudbury Public Schools Superintendent Anne Wilson issues the following statement to the community:
“This afternoon, a school bus operated by First Student Inc. crashed on I-95 Southbound. The bus was carrying 22 students from the Ephraim Curtis Middle School. Continue reading Statement of Sudbury Public Schools Superintendent Anne Wilson Regarding School Bus Crash on I-95

Lexington Man Charged in Connection with Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition in Home

LEXINGTON – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Lexington Police Chief Mark Corr have announced that Robert Ivarson, 49, of Lexington, has been charged with three counts of possessing a firearm without a license, three counts of possessing ammunition without a license, Continue reading Lexington Man Charged in Connection with Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition in Home

EVERETT MAYOR DEMARIA DELIVERS STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS


Everett will continue to move ahead with many projects in 2017

 

On Monday, January 9th, Mayor Carlo DeMaria welcomed the City Council, dignitaries, and residents to Everett City Hall where he delivered his 2017 State of the City Address. The Mayor focused on the accomplishments of 2016 and the positive direction the City is heading. Continue reading EVERETT MAYOR DEMARIA DELIVERS STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

District Attorney Ryan Hosts 2017 Campus Safety Symposium to Address Substance Misuse on College Campuses

Left to right: Mike Duggan, CIP, Wicked Sober, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, John King, Executive Director of Public Safety & Chief of Police, Boston College

NEWTON – Yesterday, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan hosted her annual College Safety Symposium at Boston College in Newton partnering with law enforcement officials, medical professionals, Continue reading District Attorney Ryan Hosts 2017 Campus Safety Symposium to Address Substance Misuse on College Campuses