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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


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 

Andover Recreation 


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.

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES CHRISTINE POFF AS DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

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

Rochester Police Arrest Suspect in Violent June 12 Attack at Planet Fitness


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 Man Arraigned After Allegedly Firing at Police

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

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