The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week 


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 

Middlesex District Attorney and Waltham Police Investigating Suspicious Death

 
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.

New Project Aims to Increase Addiction Recovery Connections and Resources in Essex County

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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

MAYOR WALSH RELEASES PERFORMING ARTS FACILITIES ASSESSMENT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT


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, New York Police Department Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of P.A.A.R.I. Addiction Recovery Initiative

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

Tewksbury Drug Distribution Arrest


 

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

JAMES AND THELMA CONNORS FOUNDATION AWARDS $150,000 IN SCHOLARSHIP AID TO MEDFORD RESIDENTS


 

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.

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Medford Pre School Information for the 2017-2018 School Year

**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. 
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Audit Finds 80 Children Born with a Physical Dependence on an Addictive Drug at UMass Memorial Medical Center Not Properly Reported to the State

Similar Problem found at Lowell General Hospital in Previous Audit
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

MAYOR WALSH TO HOST CITY HALL PLAZA SUMMER KICK OFF

“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

Three Cambridge Schools Receive Go Green Challenge Trophies


 

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

MAYOR WALSH TO SIGN $3.15 BILLION FY18 BUDGET, HIGHLIGHT INVESTMENTS IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD IN BOSTON

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.
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Framingham Assault Suspect Sentenced to Four to Five Years in State Prison

 

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

Waltham Man Pleads Guilty to $82,000 Larceny Scheme

 

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