JAMES AND THELMA CONNORS FOUNDATION AWARDS $150,000 IN SCHOLARSHIP AID TO MEDFORD RESIDENTS


 

The Trustees of the James and Thelma Connors Foundation are pleased to announce that fifty Medford residents were each awarded a $3,000 scholarship to help further their educational goals. The scholarship program sponsored and funded by the Foundation is administered by Scholarship America.

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Medford Pre School Information for the 2017-2018 School Year

**Classes begin the week of August 28, 2017 !   
 Medford Early Education Preschool (MEEP) enrollment is now open for the 2017/2018 School Year. Applications are available at the Parent Information Center at Medford High School, at Medford Family Network and online at the Medford Public Schools website. 
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Audit Finds 80 Children Born with a Physical Dependence on an Addictive Drug at UMass Memorial Medical Center Not Properly Reported to the State

Similar Problem found at Lowell General Hospital in Previous Audit
Boston, MA—Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released an audit of the UMass Memorial Medical Center’s (UMMMC) compliance with mandatory reporting requirements when children are born with a physical dependence on an addictive drug, known as substance-exposed newborns. Continue reading Audit Finds 80 Children Born with a Physical Dependence on an Addictive Drug at UMass Memorial Medical Center Not Properly Reported to the State

MAYOR WALSH TO HOST CITY HALL PLAZA SUMMER KICK OFF

“Plaza Palooza” to celebrate summer at City Hall

BOSTON – Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Building on the success of activating City Hall Plaza for all to enjoy, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced Boston will host its third annual summer kick off on the City Hall Plaza “front lawn.” “Plaza Palooza” will welcome summer to City Hall, and include lawn games, music provided by 103.3 AMP Radio, and food for purchase. Continue reading MAYOR WALSH TO HOST CITY HALL PLAZA SUMMER KICK OFF

Three Cambridge Schools Receive Go Green Challenge Trophies


 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – June 29, 2017 – The Morse School, Tobin Montessori School, and Fletcher Maynard Academy recently received trophies for earning first, second, and third places, respectively, in the annual Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) “Go Green Challenge.” This was the second year in a row that the Morse School won first place. Continue reading Three Cambridge Schools Receive Go Green Challenge Trophies

MAYOR WALSH TO SIGN $3.15 BILLION FY18 BUDGET, HIGHLIGHT INVESTMENTS IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD IN BOSTON

BOSTON – Mayor Martin J. Walsh will join representatives from Boston City departments and elected officials to sign the $3.15 billion Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget that was approved by the Boston City Council earlier this week.
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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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