Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Tarah LLEWELLYN (B&E) & Jonathan ZAKAS (B&E, Possession E)

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, while on full uniform patrol in marked unit 781, I (Officer Edna DaCosta), and my partner Officer Patrick Canty, was dispatched to the XXX construction site at Foley Street for a report of a motion alarm.  Marked unit 782 (Officer Juan Ducasse), and 783 (Officer Tyler Sousa), were sent as backup.  Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Tarah LLEWELLYN (B&E) & Jonathan ZAKAS (B&E, Possession E)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, March 05, the 64th day of 2018 with 301 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:13 and sunset is @ 5:37. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1623 – The first alcohol temperance law in the colonies was enacted in Virginia. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Audit Finds Improvements to Determination Process to Provide State-Sponsored Legal Representation

Audit Shows Additional Improvements Still Needed

 

BOSTON, MA — State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump this past week released an audit of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), which is responsible for providing legal services to low income people entitled by law to representation by legal counsel. The Office of the Commissioner of Probation (OCP) determines if individuals seeking state-sponsored legal representation meet the financial requirements and maintains documentation of these determinations.

Continue reading Audit Finds Improvements to Determination Process to Provide State-Sponsored Legal Representation