Phone scammers posing as Middlesex deputy sheriffs

BILLERICA, Mass. – In recent days, the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a new round of arrest scam calls in which perpetrators are posing as members of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office. The recent round of calls varies slightly in nature, with some individuals reporting they were threatened with arrest for failure to pay a debt, while in others for failure to attend jury duty. In each case, the perpetrators indicated the only way to avoid arrest was to pay money. “At no time will a legitimate member of law enforcement ever threaten arrest or demand payment for debt over the phone,” said … Continue reading

Boston Chinese Evangelical Church Provides Temporary Housing for Chinatown Fire Victims

Boston Chinese Evangelical Church (BCEC) opened its facility at 120 Shawmut Avenue on Oct. 23, 2015 to victims of a recent fire at 84 and 86 Harrison Avenue in Chinatown. The 40 displaced residents are occupying 18 rooms at the church building, which was the former location of the South Cove Manor nursing home. They reside on the top floor while the church is renovating the first floor of the building. In addition to the rooms, the residents also have access to a common and dining area. Since the residents moved from the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association to the church … Continue reading