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Public Input Sought to Strengthen Arts & Cultural Assets in Arlington


New ‘Arts and Culture Action Planning Project’ to engage Arlington residents, business owners, workers, artists

 

 

 

Arlington – The Town invites you to take a new survey that seeks your input on Arlington’s arts and cultural assets and needs: http://www.mapc.ma/arlingtonarts. Residents, workers, artists, and others who live, work, and visit Arlington are invited to take the survey. Survey respondents will be entered to win one of two raffle prizes to local Arlington businesses. Continue reading Public Input Sought to Strengthen Arts & Cultural Assets in Arlington

MAYOR WALSH HOSTS COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ABOUT RACISM IN BOSTON

http://m.cityofboston.gov/cable/video_library.asp?id=19916 

Watch the video from today’s discussion.

BOSTON – Saturday, November 19, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today hosted a public discussion to discuss racism in Boston and how we acknowledge our past as we look to our future in order to become a more socially cohesive and resilient city. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH HOSTS COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ABOUT RACISM IN BOSTON

MEDIA ADVISORY: MAYOR WALSH TO RELEASE DRAFT IMAGINE BOSTON 2030 PLAN 

BOSTON – Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – Tomorrow, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will release Expanding Opportunity, Imagine Boston 2030’s draft plan of priority action areas and major initiatives that will support a thriving city by expanding opportunity, supporting a dynamic economy, enhancing quality of life and preparing for climate change. Continue reading MEDIA ADVISORY: MAYOR WALSH TO RELEASE DRAFT IMAGINE BOSTON 2030 PLAN 

The Politics of Murder: Was The Convicted Teenager, Eddie O’Brien, and In One of Boston’s Most Infamous Murder Trials Actually Innocent?

By  Victoria Hewlett

When the public becomes fixated on something, we all know how quickly facts get left behind for popular rumors, prominent special-interest agendas and ideologies. Sometimes, public opinion is wrong. Continue reading The Politics of Murder: Was The Convicted Teenager, Eddie O’Brien, and In One of Boston’s Most Infamous Murder Trials Actually Innocent?

Bedford Police Host Effective Community Engagement Training Program Involving Community Members

Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes taught a course on Effective Community Engagement to Bedford Police and community stakeholders on Monday. (Courtesy Photo)

BEDFORD – Chief Robert Bongiorno is pleased to announce that the Bedford Police Department on Monday hosted a class on the concept of “Effective Community Engagement.” Continue reading Bedford Police Host Effective Community Engagement Training Program Involving Community Members

Burlington Police Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect


Burlington Police are actively searching for a man who robbed a Salem Five Bank this past week. (Courtesy Photo)

BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a bank in town this afternoon.
On Monday, Nov. 7, at approximately 1 p.m., Burlington Police responded to a reported robbery at the Salem Five Bank, 36 Cambridge St. Continue reading Burlington Police Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES OPEN SOURCING OF BOSTON.GOV


The City of Boston will open source the code of its official website

BOSTON – Thursday, October 27, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a milestone in the development of the City of Boston’s website: three months after launching a redesigned Boston.gov, the City has released the site’s source code to the public domain as an open source project. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES OPEN SOURCING OF BOSTON.GOV

Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan Travels to Arizona to Speak about Opioid Epidemic, P.A.A.R.I. Programs


Left to right: Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan, P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade, Debbie Moak, Director of the Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, and Frank Milstead, Director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Continue reading Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan Travels to Arizona to Speak about Opioid Epidemic, P.A.A.R.I. Programs

BOSTON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (AIR) VIDEO INSTALLATION ON DISPLAY AT STRAND THEATRE

 

The Traces of Wind and Water installation in Dorchester

 
BOSTON – Friday, October 21, 2016 – The City of Boston’s Office of Arts and Culture today announced the unveiling of a video installation Traces of Wind and Water at the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner, Dorchester. Continue reading BOSTON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (AIR) VIDEO INSTALLATION ON DISPLAY AT STRAND THEATRE

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, October 23, the 297th day of 2016 with 69 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:06 and sunset is @ 5:50. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1864 – During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri that were under Gen. Stirling Price.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Tewksbury’s Substance Use Prevention and Education Week


As the Town of Tewksbury continues to face and fight the increasing indiscriminate substance abuse epidemic within our community (74 overdoses and 13 related deaths since January 1st, 2016), we feel that raising public awareness is a crucial weapon in that battle. Opioid abuse is viewed as the largest and fastest growing drug problem in Massachusetts and we aim to provide our community with a level of education that will afford an ounce of prevention and some promise for a better future. Continue reading Tewksbury’s Substance Use Prevention and Education Week

Middlesex County law enforcement agencies join White House’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative


 

BILLERICA, Mass. – The leaders of more than a dozen Middlesex County law enforcement agencies today announced they have formally joined the White House-led Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) Initiative, focused on reducing the number of mentally ill individuals awaiting trial in local jails. Continue reading Middlesex County law enforcement agencies join White House’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative