Somerville Police Detective Kathryn McDaid and Officer Patrick Canty Received Life Saving Award


Detective Kathryn McDaid and Officer Patrick Canty received the IAPOA Life Saving award for their efforts at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15th 2013. Both were near the finish line in separate areas watching for friends when the explosions occurred. Without regard for their own safety and lacking protective equipment, both officers jumped into the crowd to render aid to victims.

Detective McDaid and Officer Canty accepted the award from President Mark O’Toole.

Photo by Mike Upton

Deputy Chief Paul Upton Presented “Order of Erin” Award.


Photo: Mike Upton with his dad Paul Upton accepting award.

Congratulations to Former Somerville Police Deputy Chief Paul Upton who was awarded the Irish American Police Officers Association “Order of Erin” Award on Friday evening at the Annual IAPOA Banquet.
This is a very prestigious award that has only been given out a few times in the past.
It is awarded for those who go above and beyond in their support of the IAPOA.
Paul is a very worthy recipient.

Thanks for Deputy all you have done!

Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney Adrienne Lynch was on hand to congratulate Deputy Upton on his award.

2014 Somerville Sunsetters Auditions

Auditions for the 2014 Sunsetters will be held on Wednesday May 7th in the Somerville Cable TV studios next to Somerville High School ( entrance is at the end of the SHS/City Hall parking lot below the SHS library. The Sunsetters are Somerville’s long time youth song and dance group that performs on the streets of Somerville throughout the summer. Kids ages 12 to 17 are invited to audition for this paying position. Rehearsals will be Monday through Thursdays for the months of May and June Auditions start at 7 pm. Bring something to sing. A CD player will be available. Bring your IPod or phone to sing along with . Good luck! For more info contact Jimmy Del Ponte at or 617-625-6600 extension 2616