In tribute to Officer Collier’s character and values, MIT is in the process of creating the Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund. Donations received will be used to establish the Collier Medal – a commendation to be awarded to individuals who demonstrate the values of Officer Collier. To learn more about how to make a donation – please click on the enclosed link:
Boylston Street will continue to be closed from Berkeley Street to Mass Ave. On Tuesday, Newbury Street will be open to vehicular traffic. The Prudential Center will be open for business but only will be accessible from the Huntington Avenue Side.
National Weather Service has warned that tomorrow morning’s commute will be extremely difficult. With that forecast in mind, Mayor Thomas M. Menino today met with his Snow Team and Interim Superintendent of Schools John P. McDonough and the decision has been made to close schools tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
The latest forecasts indicate that Boston could see 8 inches of snowfall with the expectation for freezing rain, ice, and sleet throughout the morning’s commute. Residents and commuters should expect very slow traffic as the City’s plowing operations continue throughout Tuesday morning. For commuters coming into Boston tomorrow, public transportation will be the best route. The Mayor and his team will continue to monitor the latest weather reports.
All Boston Centers for Youth and Families sites will be OPEN tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All children over age 6 are welcome, but youth under 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at drop-off to complete a short written form.
Boston Public Works crews are prepared for the storm. They will pre-treat the roads before the snow starts and will work throughout tonight and into tomorrow. The department will have 396 pieces of equipment on hand for the overnight.
Residents with weather-related questions or concerns should call the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500, or contact us via Twitter using @NotifyBoston. Residents should also visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow for latest updates and to submit requests and find information online.
Mayor Menino also reminds residents of the following:
• Do not throw snow back into the street. “Throwbacks” force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.
• Shovel out fire hydrants, catch basins and pedestrian ramps close to your home.
• Property owners are reminded to shovel snow from sidewalks that abut their homes and businesses and any handicapped ramps close to your homes or business.
• Do not double-park.
• Please check on elderly neighbors and others in need.
• For additional snow and cold weather safety tips, please visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow
Spring break brings the opportunity for students to get away but it can also provide opportunity for would be thieves.
The Boston Police Department reminds students to secure their off campus housing units before leaving for ANY length, or extended period, of time. Check all the locks on doors and windows. Ask neighbors to watch the area around your home. Electronic devices are valuable and attractive to thieves, safeguard laptops, game systems, iPods and iPads. take them with you if at all possible. Do not let mail collect in mailboxes or on porches. Keep your apartment from being targeted, leave a light on a timer.
And finally, when you are at home, pay close attention to who’s coming and going from your multi-family dwelling or apartment building. Be sure anyone you do let into the building has a legitimate purpose for their visit.
The Boston Police encourages you to take a few extra minutes to do a simple security check before you leave your unit, it could help prevent you from becoming a victim.
Focusing on the men and women of the Boston Police Department, Boston’s Finest will offer viewers an up-close and very personal look at what it takes to protect and serve one of the greatest cities in America.
The show hits airwaves for real on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:00pm on TNT.
Boston Police Department reports more than 2200 cell phones were stolen in 2012. Expensive and easy to re-sell, the threat of having your smart phone stolen a real one. But, now there is something you can do to render the phone worthless and prevent the thief from accessing your personal information.
It’s called bricking. If your smart phone is lost or stolen, contact your carrier and ask them to remotely disable the device. After a phone has been ‘bricked’ or disabled, it has little value to any would-be thief who tries to sell it or anyone who tries to use it. Bricking a phone essentially makes the phone useless (like a brick). After a phone is bricked, all the information that was once on the phone can no longer be accessed.
By bricking your phone, everybody wins. Not only will you protect your private information but you’ll also help police eliminate the black market that exists for stolen smart phones. Said another way, you can help reduce robberies by eliminating the reason criminals steal smart phones in the first place.
A variety of resources, mostly online, can be found and used immediately once a person’s cell phone is stolen.
BPD warns people who may have misplaced their cell phone and don’t believe it was stolen may not want to brick it. Bricking cannot be reversed.
For safety tips pertaining to wireless devices, visit the FCC’s website: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/stolen-and-lost-wireless-devices
For instructions on contacting your service provide in case of robbery or theft, visit: http://www.fcc.gov/stolen-phones-contact-numbers