Saturday, December 29, 2012
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is instituting a parking ban starting at 9 p.m. Saturday due to the snowstorm, according to a State Police press statement.
Updated at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is instituting a parking ban starting at 9 p.m. Saturday due to the snowstorm, according to a State Police press statement. "...The Department of Conservation and Recreation or DCR will institute a parking ban on all of their roads in anticipation of the pending storm," reads the statement. "These roads are all around parks, waterways and areas generally patrolled by the State Police. "All vehicles not removed from these areas will be towed to allow for snow removal and emergency access." State Police initially reported the ban would begin at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, but sent out a second press statement with the corrected time of 9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The brush fire Wednesday afternoon was in the same area of the Middlesex Fells Reservation as Monday's fire near the edge of I-93 near Exit 34 northbound in Stoneham.
A brush fire in the Middlesex Fells Reservation along the edge of I-93 near the Medford-Stoneham border Wednesday afternoon was quickly extinguished, according to Stoneham Fire Lieutenant Matthew Rexrode. The fire was in the same area as the brush fires that broke out Monday afternoon near Exit 34 northbound of I-93, according to Rexrode. Stoneham Engine 3 put the fire out quickly, according to Rexrode. Medford firefighters were also called to the scene, added the lieutenant. The cause of the fire is unknown.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
State police will set up a routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend.
If you spot a state trooper camped out by the side of the road somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend, he or she may be doing more than just watching for speedsters. State Police Superintendent Col. Marian McGovern announced last week that a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Middlesex County from Saturday into Sunday — New Year's Eve into New Year's Day. The checkpoints, which are funded by a state grant, are routine operations performed by the state police. McGovern said in a press release that the purpose of the checkpoint is to further educate motorists and strengthen public awareness to the need of both detecting drivers who are operating under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and taking …
Friday, June 17, 2011
With the Boston Bruins victory parade rolling through the city and bridge construction work underway, state police are advising drivers to find alternative routes to take this weekend.
[Editor's note: Below is a press statement issued by the Massachusetts State Police.] The Massachusetts State Police are urging motorists who live north of Boston who plan to use Route 93 to drive to and from the city on Saturday to consider alternate routes, as the combination of the next phase of the “Fast 14” bridge replacement project and the Bruins championship parade is expected to cause significantly heavy traffic on that highway. The parade begins at 11 a.m. tomorrow; traffic into the city is expected to begin getting heavy several hours earlier as huge crowds are expected to line the parade route. At the same time, the third weekend of the “Fast 14” project – in which a series of bridges along Route 93 in Medford are being …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Forty-seven-year-old Frank Ceccaroni was booked at the Medford State Police Barracks on a host of charges stemming from a drunken, high-speed chase and crash early Wednesday morning.
As of 10:39 a.m., a Holliston man was being booked at the Medford State Police Barracks on a host of charges stemming from a drunken, high-speed chase that began in Stoneham and ended with a crash early Wednesday morning. Forty-seven-year-old Frank S. Ceccaroni, of Holliston, was hospitalized after allegedly fleeing from police in a stolen car and crashing into a tractor trailer, state police said. Ceccaroni was released from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and will be arraigned at Woburn District Court later Wednesday after he is booked in Medford. Ceccaroni has been charged with operating under the influence of alcohol (sixth offense), receiving a stolen motor vehicle (subsequent offense), receiving stolen property, attaching …
Friday, May 6, 2011
A Stoneham man was one of the recipients of an award at the ceremony held at the Massachusetts State House Friday morning.
Standing tall on the Grand Staircase at the Massachusetts State House the recipients of awards and medals signifying bravery gathered to display their honors to their families, fellow police officers and state troopers. The awards and medals were given out at a ceremony on behalf of the Massachusetts State Police. A huge round of applause erupted from the crowd Friday morning to show their appreciation for the heroic acts demonstrated by the honorees who humbly said they were only doing the right thing. “I just did what I was trained to do and it’s nothing extra,” said Trooper David Fleming Jr. who received the Lifesaving Award for resuscitating a nine-year-old girl with help from fellow honoree Brendan Donahue of the Shrewsbury Police …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The investigation began in April, culminating with the arrest of Michael Dell’Isola of Somerville on Monday.
*UPDATED at 12:35 p.m. WOBURN – A Middlesex Sheriff’s Department sergeant from Somerville was arraigned Tuesday in Woburn District Court after being arrested and charged with receiving cocaine from an undercover state trooper. Judge Paul Yee ordered Michael Dell’Isola, 51, be held on $1,000 cash bail with the condition that he stays away from the Sheriff’s Department, according to Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone. Dell'Isola is slated to reappear in court June 8 for a probable cause hearing. “This defendant is alleged to have accepted illegal narcotics and money from an undercover state trooper this afternoon, in violation of the public trust placed in all employees who engage in the care, custody and control of prisoners," Leone …