Alleged Overtime Scandal at The Somerville DPW

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By William Tauro

Continue to follow BostonNewsGroup.com as we bring you inside for close look at the ongoing internal investigation probe at the request of the Mayor’s office being conducted by various law enforcement agencies at the Somerville Department of Public Works!

Police officials are believed to have spent over a full 2-3 weeks sifting through mountains of incriminating hard evidence and conducting over a week’s worth of meetings at the Somerville DPW building interviewing, questioning and even taking depositions of certain city employees that are believed to be part of a plot to defraud city taxpayers out of thousands of overtime hour dollars.  Continue reading Alleged Overtime Scandal at The Somerville DPW

Alleged Overtime Scandal at The Somerville DPW

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By William Tauro

Continue to follow BostonNewsGroup.com as we bring you inside for an exclusive close look at the ongoing internal investigation probe at the request of the Mayor’s office being conducted by various law enforcement agencies at the Somerville Department of Public Works!

Police officials are believed to have spent over a full 2-3 weeks sifting through mountains of incriminating hard evidence and conducting over a week’s worth of meetings at the Somerville DPW building interviewing, questioning and even taking depositions of certain city employees that are believed to be part of the plot to defraud city taxpayers out of thousands of overtime hour dollars. 

Find out who the players are and how they did it! 

Hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars allegedly being scooped away by a handful of city employees for their own personal gain. 

Hundreds of alleged misrepresented time sheets and literally hundreds of photos taking you inside the DPW Garage as it was happening!

Stay tuned to BostonNewsGroup.com for the very best news coverage of this situation as it unfolds while the investigation continues and the evidence mounts against the accused! 

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Congressman Mike Capuano Will Not Run For 2014 Corner Office

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By William Tauro

After much debate and speculations of Congressman Mike Capuano running in the election for the 2014 corner office, he released the following statement:

“After taking time to reflect with my family, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for Governor in 2014. I am truly touched by the support and encouragement I received throughout this process, but believe that I can best serve the Commonwealth in Congress. I will continue to be a strong voice for progressive policies in Washington.”

9/26 Somerville Fire Under Investigation: Does Not Appear Suspicious

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State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Somerville Fire Chief Kevin W. Kelleher and Somerville Police Chief Thomas Pasquarello said last night’s fire, on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 27 Dickinson Street remains under investigation on Friday but it does not appear suspicious in nature. At this stage, the investigative team is focusing on several possible accidental causes.

The fire is being jointly investigated by members of the Somerville Fire and Police Departments and state police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

The Somerville Homeless Coalition has set up a fund to assist victims of fire. You can click here to make a donation. Any victims of fire who need assistance can contact the Homeless Coalition directly at (617) 623-6111.

– See more at: http://www.somervillema.gov/news/926-fire-under-investigation-does-not-appear-suspicious#sthash.4NJkllG7.dpuf

Update and a photo of previous story Regarding Somerville Fire :

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Photo by Louise Parise

Breaking News Update: Working House Fire on Dickerson Street Somerville Displaces War Veteran

Story by William Tauro

Some good news, the family dog was inside the burning home and was thought to have been lost in the blaze, but moments later a firefighter walked out of house with the dog in his arms and everyone there broke out clapping and cheering. 

According to a source close to the family, Joyce Mcguirk who owns the house is believed to not have any insurance and allegedly she said the back door was open and they have not ruled out arson as of yet. 

The top of the home is completely gutted from the blaze and just a lot of damage. 

Our source also tells us that Kevin, the military veteran who lives there, most likely lost his ribbons and medals he received during his deployment in the Marines.

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Breaking News: Working House Fire on Dickerson Street Somerville Displaces War Veteran

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By William Tauro

Shortly after 8:00pm tonight, (Thursday) Somerville firefighters began battling a blaze that broke out in a single family home on Dickerson Street in Somerville.

The occupants of the home were forced to evacuate the residence to the streets with just the cloths on their backs.

According to sources, one of the occupants of the home had just returned to the states within the past six months from a tour of duty in Irac and Afghanistan.

According to sources, it is believed that the occupant’s family dog has died in the blaze

No Injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

This is still a developing story……….

Three Somerville Police Promotions and a Citation for Deputy Chief Upton

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By William Tauro

On Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Mayor Curtatone and the Board of Aldermen will be presenting Deputy Chief Upton with a citation for his 30 years of distinguished service. 

This is also a wonderful evening as they will also be promoting (pending approval) a new Deputy Chief (Fallon), Captain (Donovan), and Lieutenant (Sheehan).

Deputy Chief Paul Upton – citation recognizing his retirement on Monday, September 30, 2013

Promotions:

David Fallon to Deputy Chief

James Donovan to Captain

Sean Sheehan to Lieutenant

A special thanks to the Somerville Police Superior Officer’s Association for their generosity in sponsoring a celebration event after the ceremony. 

Boston News Group wishes Congratulations to Deputy Chief Upton, Deputy Chief Fallon, Captain Donovan and Lieutenant Sheehan on a job well done!