Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Dozens of police vehicles escorted the body of slain MIT police officer Sean Collier to a private funeral service at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Peabody Wednesday afternoon.
More than 30 American flags, veterans from across Massachusetts and Connecticut, Peabody police officers and state troopers solemnly greeted the motorcade bearing the body of Sean Collier as it arrived in Peabody this afternoon. Collier, a 26-year-old MIT police officer who was allegedly shot and killed by the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects on April 18, was laid to rest at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The motorcade, which included three departments Collier was affiliated with -- MIT, Cambridge and Somerville, accompanied Collier's family from the site of a memorial service at MIT earlier today. That service was attended by thousands of police officers and Vice President Joe Biden. Peabody police were not involved in the …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Dr. David Miller said he was "cautiously optimistic" about Winchester native and MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr.'s recovery after he was wounded during a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects early Friday morning.
During a press conference Sunday afternoon at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. David Miller said he was "cautiously optimistic" about Winchester native and MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr.'s recovery after he was wounded during a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects early Friday morning. Following the conference, Dr. Russell Nauta, professor of surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital, explained what happened to Donohue Jr. "He was shot through the anterior thigh and there was an entrance wound and no exit wound so the bullet remains in the leg," Nauta said, adding that there were no fractures and partial transection of three out of the four blood vessels that are in the leg. "There was bleeding from the wound that led to cardiac arrest …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The DPW is prepared for this weekend's blizzard.
“We’re in for a long weekend,” DPW Commissioner Andrew Pappastergion said. “But we know what’s coming, so we’ll be ready to go.” Pappastergion said that the number one concern with this impending storm is tree branches and power outages. “People should be prepared for power outages through town,” Pappastergion said. “With high winds and heavy snow, the potential to lose power is a factor.” Pappastergion said that the DPW will spend all weekend cleaning the snow off of the roads. Monday will be a snow removal day to get rid of snow banks in parking lots. “The timing on this storm couldn’t be better,” Pappastergion said. “Everyone should be home from work and off of the roads by the time the heavy stuff starts.”