Town leaders donned thinking caps: L -R: Mike Sullivan, Mark Fisher, me, and Sarah Raposa at a benefit Medfield trivia evening (MCPE?), where the scores documented that we were not so knowing. However, we did have the most interesting hats in the room. I was asked to field a Town House team, and Mike, Mark and Sarah were the good sports that joined me. And wore the hats I brought.
OneDrive amuses me by putting up old photos every day and this was one from today, so the trivia event was in early June.
Monique Allen and her landscaping business, The Garden Continuum, volunteered lots of time to design and plant the Straw Hat Park. They made the Straw Hat Park a reality, and now today The Garden Continuum was back comping their time to spread mulch.
Late summer/early fall car wash fundraiser dates are now open. Please sign up for your date of choice using the link on our website.… Read on
What is Medfield’s Car Wash Fundraiser Policy?
Applicants must be local Town of Medfield non profit organizations. There is only one car wash per Saturday, choice of 9AM to 1PM or 10AM to 2PM. Please use this link to sign up for late summer/early fall 2023 dates. If you would like assistance signing up, please contact Brittney Franklin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicant is responsible for picking up water key the Friday before the Fundraiser, water key must be returned in the Green Box on Janes Avenue at the conclusion of the fundraiser. An Adult must be present at all car wash fundraisers.All car wash fundraisers will be postponed if the Board of Selectmen has declared a partial or total Water Ban.
I hold regular monthly office hours at The Center on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. Residents are welcome to stop by to talk in person about any town matters. Residents can also have coffee and see the Council on Aging in action (a vibrant organization with lots going on). I can be reached via 508-359-9190 or this blog about Medfield matters https://medfield02052.wordpress.com, where any schedule changes will be posted.
Hate crimes increased by 30% in 2022, ADL report finds
May 23, 2023
Alison Kuznitz, State House News Service
Hate crimes reported in Massachusetts rose more than 30% between 2021 and 2022, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League. The report indicates the rise in hate and extremism has been driven by antisemitic attacks, white supremacist propaganda and anti-LGBTQ+ threats and harassment.
Trailing only Texas, Massachusetts recorded the second highest number of white supremacist propaganda incidents last year, the report found. The distribution of white supremacist propaganda increased by 71% from 2021 and 2022 — rising from 272 instances to 465 — largely attributed to groups like Patriot Front, the Nationalist Social Club and the Goyim Defense League, according to the report.
You should immediately contact your local police department if you feel you are the victim of a hate crime. Victims of hate crimes can file a civil rights complaint with the Attorney General’s Office or call the office’s special hotline at 1-800-994-3228.”
For Massachusetts state government annual reports:
Barry McGrath, a decades long Wrentham police officer, then Sergeant, was both hired and sworn in last night as the new Medfield Police Department Deputy Chief. What an excellent choice! His many family, friends, and MPD officers attended. The MPD is clearly in good hands.
I started this blog to share the interesting and useful information that I saw while doing my job as a Medfield select board member. I thought that my fellow Medfield residents would also find that information interesting and useful as well. This blog is my effort to assist in creating a system to push the information out from the Town House to residents. Let me know if you have any thoughts on how it can be done better.
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