Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Donna (Sissy) Langill, Police Officer Barry Ward, Dominique Fiorentino, Jake Glejzer, Mark McCabe, Delio Susi Sr., John Fiore, Eileen Costa, Richard Spinosa, Kenny Manzi, Andre Green, Dianne DesRoches, Cheryl Cottis Ricci, Michelle McCollem Dasilva, John Buccelli, Kristen Glejzer, John Casey, George Barnoski, Jeff Northrup, Cheryl Chaille Horan, Margi Frattura, Debbie Brune Cabral, Patricia Talbot, Joanne Blundon, Ron Elwood, Frank Tello Jr, Vincent Chiappini and a Happy 80th Birthday to our good friend Margaret Barry Cottier! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week
WALTHAM – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Derrick Lopez, 18, of Waltham was arraigned today in Waltham District Court in connection with the July 15, 2017 death of Christin Tobin, 36, of Waltham.
Continue reading Waltham Man Arraigned, Held Without Bail in Waltham Homicide
BATTINELLI, Thomas Of Somerville, on July 12, 2017, at age 88. Beloved husband of Evelyn (Talmo) and devoted father of Elisabeth Battinelli and her husband Zheng-Yi Chen of Somerville. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Thomas Battinelli
WALTHAM – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Waltham Chief of Police Keith MacPherson are investigating the suspicious death of a woman in her 30’s on Adams Street in Waltham. Today, at approximately 2:40 a.m., Waltham police responded to a report of an assault on a female. Upon entering the residence, police located the body of an adult female.
Derrick Lopez, 18, of Waltham, is currently in custody in connection with this incident and is charged with assault and battery causing serious bodily injury and armed assault with intent to murder. This is not believed to be a random incident and there is no danger to the public. These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police and Waltham Police. The case has been referred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who will determine the cause and manner of death. No further information will be released pending the notification of next of kin of the decedent and the Medical Examiner’s ruling.
On Thursday, July 13, 2017 at approximately 5:20 A.M. members of the Tewksbury Police Department responded to the area of South Street and Morningside Drive in response to a report of a B&E into a motor vehicle that had just occurred. Continue reading Tewksbury-2 Juveniles Arrested (B&E Motor Vehicles)
Whitman, MA … Today Representative Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) criticized Senator Elizabeth Warren lack of attention to Cape Cod. Continue reading Diehl Criticizes Warren’s Cape Absence
On July 9th, seven Medford residents captured the bronze medal at the Bay State Games for the Metro girl’s hockey team including Medford High’s Erin Allen, Patricia MacLean, Mamie Powers, Julia Shanahan, Caitlin Sheehey, Abby Vigliotte, and Matigon High’s Alyssa Morgan. Continue reading Medford HS Girls Hockey Players Take Bronze Medal At Bay State Games
The Gloucester Police Department is searching for this man, who is believed to have stolen jewelry from a store in the city. (Courtesy Photo Gloucester Police Department) Continue reading Gloucester Police Searching for Jewelry Store Shoplifting Suspect
Teen leadership program kicks off this week, with a focus on how ableism, classism, sexism, and racism affect society
Continue reading 57 BOSTON, EVERETT TEENS TO PARTICIPATE IN BOCH CENTER’S SUMMER ARTS EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
If you are frustrated by the lack of environmental stewardship shown by the president and his administration, take heart. There are many steps that can be taken at the local and state levels to offset these actions. Continue reading Melrose-July 27 workshop focuses on local support of environmental protection
Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett are happy to announce the opening of the Everett Summer Youth Basketball League. Inaugural games tipped off on Wednesday July 5th, 2017 at Baldwin Ave Park.
Continue reading EVERETT SUMMER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE TIPPED OFF IT’S SEASON JULY 5TH, 2017
Community Outreach Liaison Gary Barrett, Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan, and Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger at the P.A.A.R.I. two-year anniversary gala in June. (Wayne E. Chinnock Photography/Courtesy photo)
Announcing a Two-Year P.A.A.R.I. Partnership with Evelyn Lilly Lutz Foundation Continue reading New Project Aims to Increase Addiction Recovery Connections and Resources in Essex County
Imagine Boston 2030 to guide long-term growth to boost quality of life, equity and resilience in every neighborhood across city Continue reading MAYOR WALSH RELEASES FINAL VERSION OF IMAGINE BOSTON 2030, A GUIDE TO INCLUSIVE LONG-TERM GROWTH FOR BOSTON
The Town of Arlington is updating its online payment system as part of its ongoing update of its financial software. On July 10th, the Town launched a new online payment system for Real Estate, Continue reading Arlington-Town Launches New Online Payment System
Boston, MA—Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released an audit calling on the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) to increase its Continue reading Auditor Bump Calls for Improved Collaboration between State and Municipal Governments on Gun Licensing
BOSTON – Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) today released a draft Performing Arts Facilities Assessment that aims to understand the current and anticipated venue challenges of local performing arts organizations in Boston. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH RELEASES PERFORMING ARTS FACILITIES ASSESSMENT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
CHATHAM, NY — Police Chief Peter Volkmann, along with Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I) Co-Founder and Chairman John Rosenthal and Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade, are pleased to announce that the Chatham Police Department celebrated its one-year anniversary of its Chatham Cares 4 U Outreach Initiative Program, assisting 130 participants into treatment. Continue reading Chatham, New York Police Department Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of P.A.A.R.I. Addiction Recovery Initiative
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This coming Tuesday July 11th at M.I.T. A rally is scheduled at 12:00 Noon on Immigration for this employee “Stop Francisco’s Deportation… Continue reading Letter to the Editor:MIT Rally to Stop Francisco’s Deportation
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 1st to join the Tewksbury Police Department as they join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 34th Annual National Night Out. Continue reading Tewksbury’s National Night Out 2017
Mayor Walsh welcomed students to Youth Enrichment Day; announced winning “Youth Lead the Change” Participatory Budgeting Projects Continue reading MAYOR WALSH HOSTS YOUTH ENRICHMENT DAY FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN BOSTON’S SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM
TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard D. Howe and Town Administrator Matthew T. Hanson issue the following statement:
Accounting irregularities were discovered in May by members of the town hall’s financial staff. Continue reading Tyngsborough Police Department Investigating Missing Funds from Town Finance Department
METHUEN — Police Chief Joseph Solomon reports that the Methuen Police Department is investigating after a bloodied and beaten man entered the police station lobby on Saturday night.
Continue reading Methuen Police Investigating after Man is Robbed and Beaten with a Firearm
On June 26, 2017 the Tewksbury Police Department arrested Antonio Becerril (cannot confirm his real name at this time), 27 of 452 Haverhill Street, Lawrence Apt. #6 for distribution of a class b substance (cocaine), subsequent offense, larceny over $250 by false pretense (possessing a Massachusetts Health Card under a false name), giving a false name at booking, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Continue reading Tewksbury Drug Distribution Arrest
Boston–Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) invites Boston girls to Girls Nights, a series of free girls-only events. All activities are designed to bring girls together in a safe, non-competitive environment where they can be themselves, meet other girls their age and engage with role models. Continue reading Boston-BCYF Girls Nights Start July 12
The Trustees of the James and Thelma Connors Foundation are pleased to announce that fifty Medford residents were each awarded a $3,000 scholarship to help further their educational goals. The scholarship program sponsored and funded by the Foundation is administered by Scholarship America.
**Classes begin the week of August 28, 2017 !
Medford Early Education Preschool (MEEP) enrollment is now open for the 2017/2018 School Year. Applications are available at the Parent Information Center at Medford High School, at Medford Family Network and online at the Medford Public Schools website.
Continue reading Medford Pre School Information for the 2017-2018 School Year
MEDFORD: Mayor Stephanie M. Burke formally announced the appointment of Benjamin Brown as the Station Manager for the new public access station and community media center, located at the Medford Vocational and Technical High School. Continue reading Mayor Burke appoints Station Manager for Community Media Center
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Boston, MA—Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released an audit of the UMass Memorial Medical Center’s (UMMMC) compliance with mandatory reporting requirements when children are born with a physical dependence on an addictive drug, known as substance-exposed newborns. Continue reading Audit Finds 80 Children Born with a Physical Dependence on an Addictive Drug at UMass Memorial Medical Center Not Properly Reported to the State
“Plaza Palooza” to celebrate summer at City Hall
BOSTON – Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Building on the success of activating City Hall Plaza for all to enjoy, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced Boston will host its third annual summer kick off on the City Hall Plaza “front lawn.” “Plaza Palooza” will welcome summer to City Hall, and include lawn games, music provided by 103.3 AMP Radio, and food for purchase. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH TO HOST CITY HALL PLAZA SUMMER KICK OFF
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – June 29, 2017 – The Morse School, Tobin Montessori School, and Fletcher Maynard Academy recently received trophies for earning first, second, and third places, respectively, in the annual Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) “Go Green Challenge.” This was the second year in a row that the Morse School won first place. Continue reading Three Cambridge Schools Receive Go Green Challenge Trophies
EVERETT – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett Chief of Police Steven Mazzie have announced today that Steven Byrnes, 53 of Everett was convicted of operating under the influence of alcohol, threatening to commit a crime and disorderly conduct by a Middlesex Superior Court Jury on June 28, 2017. Following a bench trial today, Continue reading Everett Man Convicted of 7th OUI
On Thursday, June 29th the City of Everett and the Malden YMCA kicked-off Everett’s Summer Food Service Program. Continue reading CITY OF EVERETT & YMCA KICK-OFF SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
Report focuses on cost-containment, access and quality of care, workforce, and Continue reading Auditor Bump Releases Report Examining Impact of Chapter 224 Health Reform Law
BOSTON – Mayor Martin J. Walsh will join representatives from Boston City departments and elected officials to sign the $3.15 billion Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget that was approved by the Boston City Council earlier this week.
Continue reading MAYOR WALSH TO SIGN $3.15 BILLION FY18 BUDGET, HIGHLIGHT INVESTMENTS IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD IN BOSTON
The City of Medford has been awarded new two grants from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) that will assist the city in becoming more energy-efficient, saving both energy and city funds. Continue reading Medford Green Communities Grant
July is “Hot” with networking opportunities through the Malden Chamber of Commerce!
Local business representatives are encouraged to join the Chamber for both of their July networking opportunities happening on July 13th and July 20th.
Continue reading July is HOT with networking opportunities through the Malden Chamber of Commerce
Ann McCrea from “Clay-Works,” will visit the Shute Memorial Library on July 12, 2017. The program begins at 2 PM and will end by 3:15 PM. First she will tell a story from the book, “Mole Music,” by David McPhail. Continue reading SCULPT A CLAY MOLE WITH ANN MCCREA AT THE SHUTE LIBRARY
On June 23rd, Boston Magazine released its Best of Boston 2017 magazine and named Night Shift Brewery the best brewery in Massachusetts.
Continue reading NIGHT SHIFT BREWERY NAMED BEST BREWERY BY BOSTON MAGAZINE
Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the Attorney General’s Office has chosen the City of Everett as a recipient for the Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program. The City will receive a grant up to $3,520.
Continue reading CITY OF EVERETT RECEIVES HEALTHY SUMMER YOUTH JOBS GRANT
Mayor Stephanie M. Burke is currently seeking a resident to fill a vacant position on the 7-person Medford Brooks Estate Land Trust (M-BELT) board.
Continue reading Medford Mayor Burke Seeks Brooks Estate Board Member
WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Thomas Benjamin, 50, was sentenced to four to five years in State Prison today by Middlesex Superior Court Judge Bruce Henry in connection with a 2015 Framingham assault that left a victim in critical condition. Continue reading Framingham Assault Suspect Sentenced to Four to Five Years in State Prison
Mayor Martin J. Walsh is alerting Boston’s green thumbs that they have until Wednesday, July 12, to register for the 2017 Mayor’s Garden Contest presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a grand prize provided by JetBlue and media support provided by the Boston Herald.
Continue reading MAYOR’S GARDEN CONTEST DEADLINE JULY 12
WOBURN- Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Beryl Porter, 61, of Waltham, pled guilty to larceny over $250 from a person over the age of 60, six counts of larceny over $250, four counts of uttering forged checks, two counts of failure to appear in court, one count of securities fraud and one count of being a common and notorious thief. Continue reading Waltham Man Pleads Guilty to $82,000 Larceny Scheme
As part of our Adult Summer Reading Program – Build a Better World – we will have a two-part book discussion series called Reading Without Walls. Continue reading Reading Adult Summer Reading Book Group at RPL
BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent is pleased to announce that the Burlington Police Department has launched its Opiate Outreach Program to help those beginning the process of recovering from addiction. Continue reading Burlington Police Department Launches Opiate Outreach Program