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.
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Received today from Division of Local Services (DLS) at Massachusetts Department of Revenue. The Senate Ways and Means Committee added about $20K to the Governor and House budget version for Medfield (copy attached below) –
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