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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

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2017-2018 SPARK BOSTON COUNCIL

Council members to serve as leaders who will empower and support Boston’s young adults

BOSTON – Friday, June 16, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced applications for the 2017-2018 SPARK Boston Council are now available. The SPARK Boston Council is a group of volunteers charged with leading the City’s efforts to engage Boston’s young adult population. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2017-2018 SPARK BOSTON COUNCIL

Whitman Police and Fire Warn Residents of the Dangers of Carfentanil

Dangerous Substance Identified in Samples by State Police for the First Time in Massachusetts

WHITMAN — Police Chief Scott D. Benton and Fire Chief Timothy J. Grenno are warning residents about the dangers of carfentanil after three drug samples recently seized in Massachusetts tested positive for the deadly synthetic opioid. Continue reading Whitman Police and Fire Warn Residents of the Dangers of Carfentanil

Chelmsford Police Arrest Rhode Island Man Wanted in Vermont after Pursuit from New Hampshire into Massachusetts


Gregory Coffey, age 32, of Warwick, R.I. (Police Courtesy Photo)
CHELMSFORD — Police Chief James M. Spinney reports that the Chelmsford Police Department arrested a fugitive from justice after a pursuit that involved multiple agencies. Continue reading Chelmsford Police Arrest Rhode Island Man Wanted in Vermont after Pursuit from New Hampshire into Massachusetts

COMMUNITY OUTREACH, MEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL, MEDFORD VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL1st Annual Underground Student Film Festival!


By LISA EVANGELISTA 

The First Annual Underground Student Film Festival will be held next Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, in the new Medford Community Access / Media Technology Studio located at the Medford Technical High School. Continue reading COMMUNITY OUTREACH, MEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL, MEDFORD VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL1st Annual Underground Student Film Festival!

MAYOR WALSH EXPANDS POLICE REVIEW BOARD, ESTABLISHES NEUTRAL LOCATION FOR PUBLIC TO FILE COMPLAINTS


 Reforms Will Increase Board Access, Transparency and Effectiveness

 BOSTON- Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today improvements to the Community Ombudsman Oversight Panel (CO-OP) and Complaint Mediation Program that will provide a neutral location for the public to file complaints, increase the number of cases reviewed and automatically refer cases for immediate review that involve allegations of discrimination or use of force resulting in serious bodily injury.  Continue reading MAYOR WALSH EXPANDS POLICE REVIEW BOARD, ESTABLISHES NEUTRAL LOCATION FOR PUBLIC TO FILE COMPLAINTS

Mayor Walsh, Superintendent Chang Honor 38 Valedictorians from the Boston Public Schools Class of 2017

BOSTON — Tuesday, May 30, 2017 — Thirty-eight high school valedictorians from the Boston Public Schools (BPS) hailing from 11 different countries were honored today at the 19th Annual BPS Valedictorians Luncheon at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Continue reading Mayor Walsh, Superintendent Chang Honor 38 Valedictorians from the Boston Public Schools Class of 2017

Chamber donates $1,000 from recent Taste of Malden event to YMCA of Malden’s Summer Youth Food Programs

(Pictured L to R: Jenna Coccimiglio of the Malden Chamber, Debbie Murphy of Dockside Restaurants, Andrea Bezemes of Brookline Bank & MCC Board Member, Lisa O’Loughlin of Intercity Home Care & MCC Board Member, Patty Kelly of Housing Families & MCC President, Mayor Gary Christenson, Shane Smyth of Hugh O’Neill’s, Gregg Ellenberg of the YMCA & MCC Board Member, Cristina Sadler of New England Coffee, Debbie Amaral of the YMCA of Malden and Nicole Frattura of Hoff’s Bakery)

Chamber donates $1,000 from recent Taste of Malden event to YMCA of Malden’s Summer Youth Food Programs.
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Gronk Nation Youth Foundation Makes Donation to Boston Public Schools Athletics

Provides Funding for Sporting Equipment
BOSTON — Wednesday, May 24, 2017 — New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski presented a check for $70,000 toward athletic equipment for female athletes to the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and five other New England school districts in a ceremony today at White Stadium in Jamaica Plain. Continue reading Gronk Nation Youth Foundation Makes Donation to Boston Public Schools Athletics

Italian Students at Medford High School Learn Lessons In Electronics Using Arduino

Posted by LISA EVANGELISTA 

(From the desk of Rita DiCarlo, Director, Foreign Language)
At the end of the mini-course on Arduino, students pose with Italian teacher Armando Zona; Professor Domenico Teker from the Italian Consulate; Foreign Language Director, Ms. Rita DiCarlo; Arduino instructor, Andrea Centurrino; and Science Director, Rocco Cieri Continue reading Italian Students at Medford High School Learn Lessons In Electronics Using Arduino

MAYOR’S OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE & MASS POETRY ANNOUNCE 2017 RAINING POETRY INSTALLATIONS


Poems located in Back Bay, Copley, Dorchester, Downtown Crossing, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan and Roxbury

 

 BOSTON – Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the City of Boston’s Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Mayor’s Mural Crew, the Boston Art Commission and Mass Poetry recently installed a new round of Raining Poetry in neighborhoods around Boston. Continue reading MAYOR’S OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE & MASS POETRY ANNOUNCE 2017 RAINING POETRY INSTALLATIONS

Boston:MAYOR’S OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE ANNOUNCES NEW EXHIBITIONS IN THE CITY HALL GALLERIES 


Now You See: A Celebration of Courageous Kids, on display in the Mayor’s Neighborhood Gallery on the second floor of City Hall

BOSTON – Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – As part of the Guest Curator Initiative at City Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture will host two photography exhibitions during the month of May and into June curated by professionals from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Institute for Contemporary Art. Continue reading Boston:MAYOR’S OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE ANNOUNCES NEW EXHIBITIONS IN THE CITY HALL GALLERIES 

Malden: Nomination Papers Available June 20th


Nomination papers will be available for the November 17 City Election on Tuesday, June 20

Nomination papers may be obtained at the City Clerk’s office, 110 Pleasant Street, only by a candidate or a person presenting the signed authorization for a candidate. The last day to obtain nomination papers for all candidates will be Friday, July 28. The last day to submit nomination papers will be no later than 5:00 P.M on Tuesday, August 1 for all candidates.
Prior to obtaining nomination papers, each candidate must file with the Clerk’s Office, a statement containing his/her name and address and the office for which he/she intends to run.
Before any voter may be permitted to sign a nomination paper, paperwork must be completely filled out with the candidate’s name and address as they appear on the 2017 voting list, and the office to which he or she seeks nomination.
In order to run for public office, a resident must be at least 18-years old, an American citizen a registered voter in the ward they are running for.
The minimum number of signatures to be certified on nomination papers to place candidates on ballot is as follows:

•Ward Councillor: Signatures required 50; Term 2 years, one Councilor per ward

•Councillor At-Large: Signatures required 200; term 2 year; 3 elected

•School Committee: Signatures required 50; term 2 years’ one per ward
For more information please contact the City Clerk’s office 781-397 7116
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