GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, August 15, the 224th day of 2017 with 141 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:50 and sunset is @ 7:46. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1057 – Macbeth, the King of Scotland, was killed by the son of King Duncan. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Cambridge, MA, August 10, 2017 — An overflow crowd filled the Eagle Room at Boston City Hall for First Literacy’s annual scholarship award ceremony. Continue reading First Literacy Awards Scholarships to Community Learning Center Graduates
Mayor Stephanie M. Burke is excited to announce that Bill Blumenreich Presents, Inc. (BBP) has been selected to manage the city-owned Chevalier Theatre in Medford. Continue reading Mayor Burke Announces New Chevalier Theatre Management Company
July – August
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-5 pm
Wednesday 10 – 9 pm
Sunday: Closed Continue reading Summer Reading Program for Grownups at the Sherborn Library
BOSTON – Thursday, August 3, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the launch of RentSmart Boston, a tool that provides prospective renters and homeowners with data about Boston’s properties. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH RELEASES RENTSMART, A NEW TOOL FOR RENTERS
DEDHAM, Mass (August 7, 2017) – The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.
Continue reading Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer
Ella’s Army dedicates Peabody playground in memory of a beautiful, little girl
Continue reading PEABODY AND EVERETT GATHER TO REMEMBER ELLA O’DONNELL
Andover TV returns this year to the Concerts in the Park series as a platinum sponsor and we are so grateful for their continued support! Andover TV is a non-profit local access television system serving Andover residents with one of the most advanced local television studios in the region. Located at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts at Andover High School, their studio equipment and facilities are provided for use for all Andover residents over 18 years old.
You can find out more about Andover TV at AndoverTV.org or find them on the local programming channels below:
Public – Comcast Channel 8 / Verizon Channel 47
Education – Comcast Channel 99 / Verizon Channel 43
Government – Comcast Channel 22 / Verizon Channel 45
*Food will be available from our catering service provided by the Center at Punchard’s team! Frank and his staff will have hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, cotton candy, chips, and drinks available for purchase right at the concert!
Concerts in the Park take place in The Park in downtown Andover at the intersection of Bartlet and Chestnut street on Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm. Andover Recreation provides a variety of musical entertainment eac h summer with the series running from July 12-August 16. In case of inclement weather, a decision on cancellations will be made by 2:00 pm on the day of the show. Check AndoverRec.com or call 978-623-8340 after 2:00 pm for a decision on the concert.
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The following is the list of scholarships that students of the Class of 2017 received, per Amelia Jensen, Director of Guidance.
Continue reading Medford HS Guidance Provides List Of 2017 Scholarships
Representative Geoff Diehl will formally announce his candidacy on Tuesday, August 1st.
Continue reading Diehl for Senate Kick Off Tour
Director to manage all aspects of CPA program; work with committee to make recommendations for use of CPA funding
BOSTON – Friday, July 28, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the selection of Christine Poff, of Jamaica Plain, as Director of the Community Preservation Committee, Continue reading MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES CHRISTINE POFF AS DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
City departments to launch public art campaign “To Immigrants With Love” celebrating immigrants and their contributions to the City of Boston
Continue reading MAYOR WALSH, OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT ADVANCEMENT TO CELEBRATE IMMIGRANTS’ CONTRIBUTIONS WITH PUBLIC ART PROJECT
On July 26, 2017 the Tewksbury Police Department arrested Leonard M. Boutilier Jr., 46, of 18 Mead Street, Charlestown, Ma for unarmed robbery. At approximately 6:45 PM, the Tewksbury Police responded to the Market Basket located at 10 Main Street for a report of a robbery. Continue reading Tewksbury Market Basket Robbery Suspect Arrested
Representative Geoff Diehl will formally announce his candidacy on Tuesday, August 1st. Continue reading Diehl for Senate Kick Off Tour
Music of the disco era and beyond will come alive as the Stardust dance band returns to the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series at City Hall Plaza on August 16 at 7 p.m. Continue reading STARDUST RETURNS FOR CITY HALL PLAZA DISCO NIGHT AUGUST 16
Photo of suspect Lamonde
Jordan C. Lamonde, age 22, of Portsmouth (Rochester Police Department booking photo)
ROCHESTER — Chief Paul Toussaint reports that the Rochester Police Department, after an aggressive investigation, has arrested a suspect in the brutal attack of a young woman outside a local fitness center.
Continue reading Rochester Police Arrest Suspect in Violent June 12 Attack at Planet Fitness
FRAMINGHAM – Justin Breakspear, 31, of Framingham, was arraigned today in Framingham District Court and charged with six counts of armed assault with intent to murder, six counts of attempt to commit murder, possession of ammunition without a license, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, possession of a firearm without a license, assault with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation, four counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device and possession of a firearm after two violent crime or drug convictions. Continue reading Framingham Man Arraigned After Allegedly Firing at Police
if your kids are playing sports in junior high or high school program anytime this year in Massachusetts please read: Continue reading We Support The Makayla Fund
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
A full weekend of entertainment!
On August 11, 12 and 13, the Saint Rocco’s Feast Association will celebrate 88 years of tradition during their annual “Grande Festa”.
Continue reading 88th Annual Feast of St. Rocco to be held in Malden on August 11, 12 and 13, 2017
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)
Three Years Since Warren’s Last Cape Cod Town Hall
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
One Employee Placed on Leave
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