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Spark Boston Invites Boston’s Millenials To “Vote With Us

  Mayor Walsh’s millennial engagement initiative encourages young adults to vote early with a series of pop-ups at the polls onSaturday, October 29 BOSTON – Friday, October 21, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s millennial engagement initiative, SPARK Boston, will launch “Vote With Us,” a day-long series of “pop-ups at the polls,” events and activities, to encourage Boston’s young adults to vote early for the November 8 election. Nine early voting locations will be open between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th, and “Vote With Us” programming will take place at or nearby each available polling location. … Continue reading

Suffolk DA Release 16-186: Child Rapist Gets Prison for Assaults on Two Children

BOSTON, October 21, 2016— An East Boston man was sentenced to a lengthy prison term this week after a jury convicted him last month of sexually assaulting children, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Sept. 21 convicted OSCAR FLORES (D.O.B. 1/21/59) of three counts of rape of a child and six counts of indecent assault and battery of a child under 14 for assaults against two victims who are now adults; jurors acquitted him of an additional count of indecent assault and battery of a child under 14 and attempt to commit … Continue reading

The Psychological Center, Inc. Raises $50,000 at Overcoming Obstacles Gala

LAWRENCE — The Psychological Center, Inc. (TPC) is pleased to announce that its Overcoming Obstacles Gala fundraiser brought in $50,000 to benefit homelessness, addiction and recovery treatment and mental health services. More than 230 people attended the sold-out event on Friday, Oct. 14, which was generously hosted by Michael Agricola at Salvatore’s Restaurant. The money raised will benefit TPC’s programs at Daybreak Shelter, Pegasus House and Women’s view, which offer emergency shelter and individualized addiction treatment services. Charlie Manzi, who is on the Board of Directors for TPC, was honored at the event for his contributions and dedication to the Merrimack … Continue reading

Governor Baker Signs Legislation Requiring Preservation of Sexual Assault Evidence

BOSTON –  Governor Charlie Baker today signed H. 4364, An Act relative to the preservation of evidence for victims of rape and sexual assault, to ensure that potentially crucial forensic evidence is preserved and retained for at least as long as the 15 year statute of limitations for sexual assault and rape.  At a signing ceremony and press conference led by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito in the State House, members of the Baker-Polito Administration, legislators, members of the non-profit organization RISE and advocates celebrated passage of this legislation and significant progress for survivors of sexual assault and rape who have … Continue reading

Three Boston-Area Organizations Partner in Significant Purchase of Solar Power

Partnership of MIT, Boston Medical Center, and Post Office Square could set a sustainability example for others to follow.   CAMBRIDGE, MA — MIT, Boston Medical Center, and Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation have formed an alliance to buy electricity from a large new solar power installation, adding carbon-free energy to the grid and demonstrating a partnership model for other organizations in climate-change mitigation efforts. The agreement will enable the construction of a roughly 650-acre, 60-megawatt solar farm on farmland in North Carolina. Called Summit Farms, the facility, the largest renewable-energy project ever built in the U.S. through an alliance … Continue reading