Irish American Police Officers Association Hosts 18th Annual Awards Dinner


The Irish American Police Officers Association Pipes and Drums Band. (Courtesy Photo)

MALDEN — The Irish American Police Officers Association (IAPOA) is pleased to announce that it hosted its 18th annual awards dinner, where it recognized over two dozen police officers for their bravery, humanitarianism and sacrifice on behalf of the communities they serve. Continue reading Irish American Police Officers Association Hosts 18th Annual Awards Dinner

P.A.A.R.I. and Over 100 Police Officials Send Letter to White House Regarding Future of ONDCP

GLOUCESTER — John Rosenthal, Co-founder and Chairman of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.), and Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade announce that the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative has sent a letter to Reed Cordish, Assistant to President Donald J. Trump, highlighting the critical importance of the Office of National Drug Control Policy as the nation continues to deal with an opioid epidemic that now claims more lives each year than automobile crashes.
The letter, sent yesterday afternoon, was signed by the board of directors and 117 law enforcement partners (including 68 chiefs of police) representing agencies from coast-to-coast. Continue reading P.A.A.R.I. and Over 100 Police Officials Send Letter to White House Regarding Future of ONDCP

Statement from North Reading Police Department Regarding Human Trafficking Arrests


NORTH READING — Chief Michael P. Murphy reports that several people were arrested this past Thursday after a joint Municipal, State, and Federal investigation into alleged human trafficking in several communities.
The case, brought forward by North Reading Police Detectives, resulted in five arrests in four communities and freed 10 women from alleged human sex trafficking. Continue reading Statement from North Reading Police Department Regarding Human Trafficking Arrests

Stoneham High School Briefly Shelters in Place After Student Calls 911


No Danger Found — School Day Resumed Normally with Minimal Disruption

STONEHAM — Police Chief James McIntyre and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Les Olson report that Stoneham High School was briefly placed on lockdown mode after a student dialed 911 and told police that she could hear someone screaming. Continue reading Stoneham High School Briefly Shelters in Place After Student Calls 911

 MAYOR WALSH, COMMISSIONER FINN CELEBRATE FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION DAY IN BOSTON

Highlights investments in Boston Fire Department; Honors Commissioner Joseph Finn as Fire Chief of the Year

 
BOSTON – Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn, firefighters, students from the Mather Elementary School and community members in proclaiming Thursday, May 4 as “Firefighter Appreciation Day” in the City of Boston, which honors the important contributions and sacrifices that firefighters make to keep Boston safe. Continue reading  MAYOR WALSH, COMMISSIONER FINN CELEBRATE FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION DAY IN BOSTON

EVERETT MAYOR DEMARIA PROCLAIMS THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY AS CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

 

On Monday, May 1st Mayor Carlo DeMaria proclaimed May 1-7, 2017 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The Mayor met with Superintendent Fred Foresteire, members of the school department, and twelve professionals from Elliot Human Services, and Walker Partnerships to discuss teenagers and youth of Everett with mental health needs in high school, elementary, and middle school. Continue reading EVERETT MAYOR DEMARIA PROCLAIMS THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY AS CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Lawrence Police Department Warns Residents about Spanish-Language Telephone Scams

LAWRENCE — Chief James Fitzpatrick and the Lawrence Police Department are warning residents about telephone scams that have been reported to police recently, in which the scam artist speaks Spanish in an attempt to con a resident out of their money or personal information. Continue reading Lawrence Police Department Warns Residents about Spanish-Language Telephone Scams

Cambridge Compact Workshop Brings Together Energy Efficiency Programs and Incentives for Multi-Family Buildings

 

The Cambridge Compact for a Sustainable Future recently organized an educational workshop on strategies to achieve cost savings through energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy in multi-family buildings. Continue reading Cambridge Compact Workshop Brings Together Energy Efficiency Programs and Incentives for Multi-Family Buildings

Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Billerica Police Investigating Fatal Crash at Lynnway Auto Auction 

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Billerica Chief of Police Daniel Rosa have confirmed that three people have died, six remain hospitalized and three individuals were transported to area hospitals, treated and released, Continue reading Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Billerica Police Investigating Fatal Crash at Lynnway Auto Auction 

CITY OF BOSTON’S ROXBURY E+ HOUSING PROJECT HONORED BY AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS 

BOSTON – The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) today announced that the 226 – 232 Highland Street E+ Green Building project in Roxbury has been selected as a 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Housing Award Winner, one of three across the country in the “One and Two Family Production Home” category. Continue reading CITY OF BOSTON’S ROXBURY E+ HOUSING PROJECT HONORED BY AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS 

Mayor Setti Warren Speaks out Against President Trump’s Plan to Eliminate CDBG Funds at Local Event Celebrating National Community Development Week

 

Ribbon cutting for updated facilities at Dare Family Services made with CDBG funding

 

Newton, MA – Earlier today, Mayor Setti Warren, the Newton Planning Department, and Dare Family Services leadership, staff, Continue reading Mayor Setti Warren Speaks out Against President Trump’s Plan to Eliminate CDBG Funds at Local Event Celebrating National Community Development Week

North Bridge Musket Salute Fired in Concord


Photos by Larry Richardson of Larry’s Drive by Pictures

By John P Zafiris Jr

The Massachusetts Society of The Sons of the American Revolution Colonel Henry Knox Regimental Color Guard marched on and fired a musket salute on the North Bridge in Concord ,Massachusetts this past Wednesday on the 242nd anniversary of The Concord Fight April 19, 1775. 
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American Red Cross hosts commemorative blood drives in remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombings

 

DEDHAM, Ma. (April 7, 2017)—The American Red Cross joins community leaders to host 3 blood drives in honor of the lives forever changed by the Boston Marathon bombings and to pay tribute to the strength and resilience shown by so many following the attacks.
Continue reading American Red Cross hosts commemorative blood drives in remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombings

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ARTISTS AT MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR 


Call for artists will expand the City’s alternative space pilot program

BOSTON – Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a call for artists for the Alternative Space Pilot Program, a partnership between the City of Boston and local businesses and institutions, allowing artists and organizations Continue reading MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ARTISTS AT MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR 

Union Square, Somerville, Master Developer Signs Agreement to Provide Green Line Contribution and Additional Community Benefits;

 

Covenant Brings Total Developer Payments and Contributions to Estimated $112M

 

Benefits include funding for GLX, job programs, infrastructure projects, and more;
Continue reading Union Square, Somerville, Master Developer Signs Agreement to Provide Green Line Contribution and Additional Community Benefits;

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE TEACHER LEARNING COLLABORATIVE BETWEEN DISTRICT, CHARTER & CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ACROSS CITY

Boston Compact, Teach Plus work to bring best teaching practices to all classrooms in Boston

BOSTON – Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and city education stakeholders today announced a groundbreaking new learning collaborative joining together Boston Public Schools, charter and Catholic schools in Boston to share and support best teaching practices and professional development across city school sectors. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE TEACHER LEARNING COLLABORATIVE BETWEEN DISTRICT, CHARTER & CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ACROSS CITY

The Tewksbury Police Department Joins Statewide Effort to Reduce Distracted Driving Crashes

 

The Tewksbury Police Department will partner with the 202 eligible local Massachusetts law enforcement agencies and the Massachusetts State Police in the national U Drive, U Text, U Pay mobilization to crack down on texting while driving. Continue reading The Tewksbury Police Department Joins Statewide Effort to Reduce Distracted Driving Crashes