Guardsmen rescue woman stranded in hot car for days
By The Associated Press
Staff Sgt. Steven Littlefield/Army
From left, Massachusetts National Guard Staff Sgt. Dana Francis, Sgt. Tommy Coppola, Spc. John Shively and Pfc. Aaron Amardey-Wellington helped rescue a New Jersey woman Monday who was severely dehydrated after being stranded in some woods near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. less
LAKEHURST, N.J. — A woman was stranded in a wooded area for days without food but collected rainwater to drink before soldiers from the Massachusetts Army National Guard happened upon her car and saved her, officials said
BOSTON – On Thursday, the Senate passed a critical piece of legislation relative to the workforce caring for older adults in Massachusetts. S. 2466, An Act relative to the commonwealth’s direct-care workforce for elderly and disabled consumers, will begin the important process of reviewing the current status of and future needs for this workforce across the Commonwealth. The bill is comprised of various legislative initiatives filed by Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) over several sessions.
In light of a growing need to review the workforce needs, Senator Jehlen also filed an amendment to the underlying bill that would fix a regulation gap that currently exists in how the state tracks elder abuse complaints that occur in assisted living residences. Continue reading Senate Passes Elder Workforce Bill Addressing Elder Abuse
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By Ann Vanderslice
The greying of the federal-government workforce could soon create a hiring crisis as a large swath of older workers retires in the coming years and a new generation declines to fill the breach. Continue reading Why Job-Hunting Millennials Could Find APerfect Match With The Federal Government
36th Annual Mayor’s Senior Picnic – Wednesday, August 3rd from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. – Powderhouse Park – (rain date: Friday, August 5th) – food, dancing, music, entertainment and prizes galore. Tickets available by contacting Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300. Continue reading Somerville Council on AgingWeekly Organizational Updates & Information
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Both houses of the Legislature overrode dozens of Gov. Charlie Baker’s 256 vetoes of spending and other items in the recently signed $38.92 billion fiscal 2017 state budget. Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 41 – Report No. 30 July 25-29, 2016
Somerville, I love you.
Yesterday we had a bunch of protests, two in favor of #BlackLivesMatter and one against it. The numbers were overwhelming in favor of the “for” side, just like our local response has been overwhelming in favor of the for side. Continue reading Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone’s Post Rally Statement
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, July 29, the 211th day of 2016 with 155 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:33 and sunset is @ 8:08. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter & Mars.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1588 – The English defeated the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Three Black Lives Matter banner protests last night were all peaceful and respectful. Thanks be to God! I was worried but so glad there was no reason to be. I am glad that Mayor Curtatone is standing firm on keeping the banner up. The new banner sends a great message too. Continue reading Somerville Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang’s Comments Post Rallies