Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Outgoing lieutenant governor said recent controversies had nothing to do with decision to resign.
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray said none of the controversies that have dogged him during his tenure on Beacon Hill contributed to his decision to announce his resignation. In a press conference at the State House Wednesday, Murray said his final day on the job will be June 2. The next day he will take over as president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce where his salary will reportedly be around $200,000. In January, Murray said he had no intention of running for governor when Gov. Deval Patrick's term expires in January 2015. "This has been a very difficult but empowering decision," Murray said. "It has been an honor to serve as lieutenant governor." Patrick called Murray an "outstanding partner" during his time in …
Edward MacKenzie Jr., was arrested at his Weymouth home after being indicted on charges including racketeering and extortion from the Boston Society of the New Jerusalem Church.
A 54-year-old Boston church official from Weymouth was arrested Wednesday on charges of stealing money from the Boston Society of the New Jerusalem Church. Edward MacKenzie Jr. was arrested at his Weymouth home after being indicted on charges of racketeering and extortion from the Boston church known to many as Church of the Hill, according to the US Department of Justice. MacKenzie was the director of operations at the church since 2003 and federal authorities are accusing him of looting the church of its financial assets through fraud, deceit, extortion, theft and bribery. MacKenzie also allegedly intimidated and threatened individuals who were employed by and did work at the Church, DOJ spokeswoman Christina DiOrio-Sterling said in a …
The school is offering limited discounts on spirit-wear, school supplies and novelties this month.
Weymouth High School is offering discounts on their spirit-wear, school supplies and novelties until mid June. From now untill June 14, the Wildcat Den will offer a buy one, get a half off on a second item sale. The school store is located inside Weymouth High School and is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
CBS Boston reports Murray has a new job lined up already.
UPDATE, 12:15 p.m.: The Massachusetts Republican Party was quick to jump on the reports about Murray's resignation, saying Murray is trying "to outrun the scandal that dogs him" in a statement on their website. MassGOP attempted to liken Murray's exit to that of former House Speaker Thomas Finneran, who was convicted of obstruction of justice in 2007. “History doesn’t always repeat itself, but in this case it looks like Tim Murray is following the same path as a previous, disgraced Democratic official,” said Nate Little MassGOP Executive Director in the scathing statement. “Only time will tell if Murray follows the Finneran playbook to the end, complete with indictment and guilty plea.” UPDATE, 10:45 a.m.: Boston.com has updated their …
On Sunday, veterans and citizens gathered at the new memorial on on Route 3A to rededicate the two soldier statues.
The Weymouth Vietnam Memorial was restored in time for Memorial Day. On Sunday, veterans and citizens gathered at the new memorial on Bridge Street to rededicate the two soldier statues. Last November one of the statues was destroyed by vandals just before Veterans Day. The statue of one of the soldiers was detached from its concrete base, its eyes and nose were smashed in, its arm was cracked and its hand was laying on the ground. Police and veterans believe the incident was committed by children. A $500 reward was offered to find the suspect, but police were unsuccessful in their investigation.
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Can you guess where in Weymouth this photo was taken?
Let's go on a photo hunt. Do you know where this image came from? If so, write it in the comment section. I will come back by the end of the week, and let you know where the photo was taken. If you'd like to submit a photo for this feature upload it to the gallery email it to email@example.com
The following excerpt is from the Weymouth police log from Wednesday, May 15. The arrest information does not indicate a conviction.
Wednesday, May 15: At 6:40 a.m. police arrested Christopher Dahl, 20 of Weymouth for a warrant charge. The arrest was made on Washington Street near the Sacred Heart Church. At 7:05 p.m. police arrested John K. Lowry, 53 of Weymouth for assault with a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit a crime. The arrest was made on Union Street. At 7:50 p.m. police arrested Kenneth McAuliffe , age 49 of Weymouth on three warrant charges. The arrest was made on Gilmore Street.
Former high school teacher Pat Conaway sees real hope in the young people who help him clean the area's trails, waterways and roadways.
Pat Conaway admits he is "kind of a nut" about the environment, so when he retired from teaching in 2008, it didn't take long for him to find a number of productive ways to spend his time. "I wanted to get people fired up about the environment, to try to encourage citizens to get involved locally," said Conaway, founder of Big Hearts, Little Feet. A nearly constant presence on area roadways, trails and waterways, Conaway can be found leading groups of volunteers, including many students, to pick up trash, improve trails and remove invasive species. From beer cans to soda and coffee cups, trash tossed by the roadside washes into local rivers and, if left alone, eventually finds its way to the ocean, where scientists have found plastic …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone from the Weymouth area who was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.