About twenty residents participated in the effort to sweep up and clean up the area, sparking interest from curious neighbors who pitched in to help! The project is part of the Bowdoin Geneva NRT, helping residents work together to make their community a safer, better place to live.
“Bronson” is a German Shepard certified in patrol and explosives/ ballistic detection. The Superstar K-9 spends his days with his partner/ handler Police Officer Troy Caisey. Bronson beat out several other less attractive dogs for the prestigious honor to appear in vest-a-dog’s 2013 Calendar.
Celebrating 12 Years Supporting Massachusetts Police Dogs
The Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog (MAVAD) program provides bulletproof vest, essential equipment and training for canine police dogs. For the past seven years, part of MAVAD fundraising has been to produce a state wide K-9 annual calendar. Proceeds and donations from the calendar fundraising goes directly to providing bulletproof K9 vests, training, and essential equipment, such as K9 first aid kits.
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Traffic Advisory, Mayor’s Cup Pro Bike Race, Hub On Wheels, Allston/Brighton Events
For Immediate Release
September 21, 2012
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The Mayor’s Cup Pro Bike Race and Hub On Wheels will be held this weekend. The events will result in street closures and temporary parking restrictions in Downtown Boston. Drivers are cautioned to watch for cyclists and additional pedestrians on local streets, and spectators are encouraged to travel by MBTA into the City.
The Mayor’s Cup Professional Bike Race will take place on Saturday, September 22. Streets to be closed to vehicular traffic are as follows.
•Cambridge Street, between Court Street and New Chardon Street, from 9 AM to 7 PM
•Congress Street, southbound only between New Sudbury Street and State Street, from 9 AM to7 PM
•State Street, at Congress Street, from 9 AM to 7 PM (Drivers will be allowed to turn left or right onto Congress Street)
•Court Street, in its entirety, from 9 Am to7 PM
•Court Square, in its entirety, from 9 AM to7 PM
The Mayor’s Cup Professional Bike Race will begin on the City Hall side of Cambridge Street and riders will proceed west turning right onto New Sudbury Street, right onto Congress Street, right onto Court Street and right onto Cambridge Street.
Hub On Wheels will take place on Sunday, September 23. Streets to be closed to vehicular traffic are as follows.
•Cambridge Street, northbound, from Court Street to Charles Circle, from 8 AM to 2 PM
•State Street, at Congress Street, from 8 AM to2 PM (Drivers will be allowed to turn left or right onto Congress Street)
•Court Street, in its entirety, from 8 AM to 2 PM
•Court Square, in its entirety, from 8 AM to 2 PM
•Arlington Street, between Commonwealth Avenue inbound and Boylston Street, from 8 AM to 2 PM
•Commonwealth Avenue, inbound only, between Kenmore Square and Arlington Street, from 8 AM to 2 PM
An estimated 3,000 bicyclists are expected to ride in the Hub On Wheels event on one of three different routes, a 10 mile, 20 mile and 50 mile, using a variety of city streets. Traffic delays should be expected Downtown.
To accommodate the weekend’s cycling events, the following temporary parking restrictions will be in effect.
“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Saturday and Sunday”
•Cambridge Street, both sides, from Court Street to New Sudbury Street
•Congress Street, City Hall side, from North Street to State Street,
•Court Square, both sides, the entire length (from inbound at Court Street to outbound at Court Street)
•Court Street, both sides, from Washington Street to Cambridge Street
•State Street, both sides, from Congress Street to Washington Street
•Washington Street, both sides, from Water Street to Court Street
“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Saturday”
•Congress Street, City Hall side, from New Sudbury Street to North Street
•New Sudbury Street, both sides, from Cambridge Street to Congress Street
•New Chardon Street, odd side, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street
“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Sunday”
•Cambridge Street, north side, from New Sudbury Street to Charles Circle
Also happening on Sunday, September 23, are three events in Allston/Brighton that will require temporary traffic delays and parking restrictions.
The 8th Annual Brian J. Honan Memorial 5K Road Race will begin at Noon in front of#161 Brighton Avenue (Tavern on the Square.) Up to 2,000 runners will head west turning left onto Cambridge Street, right onto Washington Street, turning around near the intersection of Washington and Fairbanks Streets, and returning to#161 Brighton Avenue.
The 29th Annual Allston/Brighton Parade will begin at 1 PM on Brighton Avenue at Harvard Avenue. The parade will travel from Brighton Avenue to Union Square to Cambridge Street to Brighton Center to Washington Street to Oak Square.
To accommodate the road race and parade, the following temporary parking restrictions will be in effect.
“Tow Zone No Stopping, Sunday, Parade”
•Brighton Avenue, outbound roadway, from Malvern Street to Cambridge Street
•Faneuil Street, park side, from opposite Adair Street to opposite #365 Faneuil Street
•Cambridge Street, both sides, from Brighton Avenue to Washington Street
•Washington Street, both sides, from Cambridge Street to Oak Street
The Allston Village Fair will be held on Harvard Avenue. To accommodate the fair, the following temporary parking restrictions will be in effect.
“Tow Zone No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event, Sunday”
•Harvard Avenue, both sides, from Cambridge Street to Brighton Avenue
•Harvard Terrace, both sides, from Harvard Avenue to the Dead End
•Farrington Street, both sides, from Harvard Avenue to Highgate Street
•Gardner Street, both sides, from Harvard Avenue to Linden Street
Boston Police Working to Return Recently Recovered Stolen Property to its Rightful Owners
At about 5:20pm, on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for person breaking into an apartment in the area of 34 Worcester Square. On arrival, officers spoke to the tenants (victims) who stated that the bottom floor of their two story apartment had been broken into. According to the victims, they were home at the time of the break but weren’t aware of what had happened until they went downstairs and discovered that they had been burglarized. While speaking to the officers, one of the victims stated that, among the things stolen, was an iPhone, equipped with a tracking system. Officers promptly broadcast a description of the suspect along with the last known location of the phone. In short time, officers were able to locate the individual and take him into custody.
In addition to the stolen property belonging to the aforementioned victims, the suspect was found to be in the possession of several pieces of unclaimed jewelry and property.
In an effort to return these items to their rightful owners, the Boston Police Department is releasing several pictures and images of the recovered property (please see enclosed pictures). If any of the recovered property looks familiar to you, please contact District D-4 Detective Timothy O’Sullivan at (617) 343-4683.
On Friday, September 21, 2012, The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will hold its annual memorial service at the State House at 11am. In honor and memory of their heroic sacrifices and service to the city and citizenry of Boston, the three fallen officers will be added to the memorial this Friday.
• Reserve Officer Michael Brennan was killed in the line of duty on July 7, 1918, when he fell while investigating a premise.
• Captain Hugh J. Lee was killed in the line of duty on May 2, 1919, when he suffered a heart attack during the May Day Riot.
• Patrolman John Condon was killed in the line of duty on October 7, 1927, when he was shot with his service weapon during an arrest.The public is welcome to join families and police in honoring these heroes.
The Hero Signs – honoring the following officers – can be viewed at the following locations:
At about 10:25am, on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot at 70 Hamilton Street.
Upon arrival, officers observed the victim inside suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The 23 year old, male victim was transported to Boston Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as a dark skin black male, with facial hair, in his 20s, wearing dark sunglasses and a grey sweatshirt.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District C-11 detectives at (617) 343-4335.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.
Boston Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is participating in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The Boston Police Department in partnership with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of medications.
The Boston Police Drug Control Unit and Community Service Officers in the following districts will participate in this initiative.. This year’s drop off sites are:
20 Vine Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
2400 Washington St
Roxbury, MA 02119
101 West Broadway
South Boston 02127
1708 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02135
1 Corinth Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
757 Gallivan Blvd.
Detectives seeking the owners of the following items:
Sony Digital Video Camcorder Model # DCR-TRV25
Canon EOS4 35mm Camera Serial #0630443
JVC Everio High Definition Camcorder Model #GZ-HM30BU
The property was recovered prior to August 17, 2012. Anyone who may recognize the items should call Detective Louis T. Relerford @ 617-343-5628 or e-mail him at [email protected].
Today was the Day!!! Boston Police Department Celebrates the 100 Year Anniversary of the BPD’s Motorcycle Unit!!!
Today, Sunday, September 16, 2012, the Boston Police Department celebrated the 100 Year Anniversary of the Department’s Motorcycle Unit. The day-long celebration began inside one of baseball’s most beloved ballparks – good ole’ Fenway Park at approximately 8:00am this morning. During the early morning gathering, members of the unit (past and present) gathered at Fenway for reminiscing and photo-taking before embarking on a ride designed to honor and remember the six officers killed in the line of duty while serving in the unit. In honor of their heroic sacrifices and service to the city and citizenry of Boston, officers rode by the six hero signs which were posted at locations correlating with the locations where these brave officers died in the line of duty. During today’s ‘Ride to Remember’ – riders respectfully and solemnly rode past all six Hero Signs. Said Commissioner Ed Davis, “We will never forget the sacrifices of any officer killed in the line of duty and today was about remembering and honoring the six officers who lost their lives and left loved ones behind while protecting and serving our fine city. These brave officers are deserving of nothing less than the highest levels of respect, admiration and gratitude and today was about honoring and remembering them.”
The Hero Signs – honoring the following officers – can be viewed at the following locations:
- Patrolman Ward M. Bray was killed in the line of duty on April 14, 1921 at intersection of Centre Street & Seaverns Ave in Jamaica Plain. Bray – a 2 year veteran of the department – was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a commercial vehicle. Bray was survived by his wife.
- Patrolman Peter Paul Oginskis was killed in line of duty on May 5, 1923 at intersection of Pond Street & Arborway in Jamaica Plain. Oginskis – a 2 year veteran of the force – was killed when his police motorcycle was struck head on by an oncoming motor vehicle.
- Patrolman Herbert D. Allen was killed in the line of duty on December 25, 1927 at the intersection of Washington & Fairbanks Street in Brighton. Allen – who was killed on Christmas morning – lost control of his motorcycle and struck a pole after the bike’s kickstand fell free from its holding clip. Allen was survived by his wife and two young sons.
- Patrolman William L. Abbott was killed in the line of duty on November 28, 1931 at the intersection of Riverway & Brookline Ave in the Fenway. Abbott – a 10 year veteran of the force – was killed while pursuing a stolen motor vehicle. Abbott lost control of his bike during the pursuit and struck a pole. Abbott was survived by a wife and 5 children.
Patrolman Daniel A. McCallum was killed in the line of duty on May 12, 1935 in the area of Jamaicaway and Bynner Street in Jamaica Plain. At the time of his death, McCallum was escorting Governor Curley’s motorcade. While escorting the motorcade, McCallum swerved to avoid striking a motor vehicle on a winding road and, sadly, struck a tree in his effort to avoid the car.
- Patrolman Michael J. Crowley was killed in the line of duty on May 12, 1961 in the area of 283 River Street in Mattapan. Crowley was killed when his police motorcycle struck a deep hole in the roadway causing him to lose control of his police motorcycle which led to the accident that took his life. Crowley was survived by his wife and 5 children. His daughter, Kathleen, who was 5 years-old at the time of his death, would go onto become a Boston Police Officer.
During the ceremony, Superintendent William Evans read the names of the six officers killed in the line of duty. As the names were being read, family members of the fallen officers were lead to six unattended motorcycles which were intentionally left unattended in honor of the six officers killed. At each motorcycle, a rose and a pair of white gloves were placed on the seat of each bike. The white gloves were offered as a symbol of respect for the fallen officers, while the red rose was offered as a symbol of love for those lost. In addition to the rose and white gloves, each family member was presented with and accepted the department’s Medal of Honor in remembrance of their loved one’s ultimate sacrifice.
Said Commissioner Davis, “When you have a department as rich in history as the Boston Police Department, it is essential to remember, honor and celebrate it. The 100 Year Anniversary of the motorcycle unit is an enormously significant event and I was humbled to have had the opportunity to acknowledge, not only the history of the unit, but all the officers – past and present – who have made and continue to make this department one of the best in the nation.”
In the year 1912, William Howard Taft – the 27th President of the United States – was in the White House, the Titanic set sail from England, Fenway Park opened its doors for the very first time and the Boston Police Department established one of the country’s very first motorcycle units. While the Berkeley, California Police Department is credited with establishing the first official police motorcycle unit in the United States in the year 1911, the Boston Police Department would soon follow suit. Over the years, hundreds of officers have ridden motorcycles – be they Indian or Harley-Davidson – while patrolling and protecting the streets of Boston and we thank them all for their service our city.