Governor Deval Patrick announced the nomination of John E. McDonald, Jr. as an Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court, Central Division.
Mayor Gary Christenson and City Council President Neal Anderson attended the swearing in of newly appointed Superior Court Judge Kenneth V. Desmond, Jr. on January 15th in Boston. Judge Desmond was formerly an Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court and served as the Presiding Judge of the Dorchester Drug Court. Last November, Judge Desmond was nominated to the Superior Court by Governor Patrick to fill the vacancy of the retiring Honorable Elizabeth Bowen Donovan. Judge Desmond was born and raised, and continues to reside in Malden’s Ward 7.
Quincy will celebrate the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at its 16th Annual Breakfast on Monday, January 16, 2012, which marks his birthday in 1929. Dr. King was a Baptist Minister and Social Activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United Statesfrom the mid 1950′s until his assassination in 1968.