Shirley police name Joseph Santiago detective

02/16/2018 12:33 PM EST
SHIRLEY -- There's a new police detective in town. But Joseph Santiago is no newcomer. Hired as a reserve officer by the former police chief in June, 2015 and later appointed as a full time patrol officer, Santiago -- who is not related to Shirley Police Chief Samuel Santiago -- came up through the ranks. 
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DA warns of senior scams, abuse
02/09/2018 03:24 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan hosted a senior protection seminar at the Shirley Council on Aging to discuss ways that seniors can avoid being victims of scams and elder abuse. Full Story

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Shirley police name Joseph Santiago detective

02/16/2018 12:33 PM EST
SHIRLEY -- There's a new police detective in town. But Joseph Santiago is no newcomer. Hired as a reserve officer by the former police chief in June, 2015 and later appointed as a full time patrol officer, Santiago -- who is not related to Shirley Police Chief Samuel Santiago -- came up through the ranks. 
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Law firms ask communities to sign on to opioid litigation
02/16/2018 12:02 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- Law firms across the state have banded together to form MOLA, (Massachusetts Opioid Litigation Attorneys) joining other top firms across the country in the fight against opioid addiction, using the best tool available to them: the law. Full Story

Law firms ask communities to sign on to opioid litigation
02/15/2018 01:28 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- Law firms across the state have banded together to form MOLA, (Massachusetts Opioid Litigation Attorneys) joining other top firms across the country in the fight against opioid addiction, using the best tool available to them: the law. Full Story

Donations for Puerto Rico took a detour, but are now helping hurricane survivors
02/15/2018 11:43 AM EST - AYER -- More than three months after students with special education needs and members of the community collected boxes of supplies to send to Puerto Rico, the donations will be given to Hurricane Maria victims on the island and those resettling in the Leominster area. Full Story

DA warns of senior scams, abuse
02/09/2018 03:24 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan hosted a senior protection seminar at the Shirley Council on Aging to discuss ways that seniors can avoid being victims of scams and elder abuse. Full Story

Could recreational marijuana be good for Shirley?
02/05/2018 12:43 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- Should recreational marijuana facilities be allowed in town and if so, where? The Planning Board has been grappling with that question since December, while drafting six warrant articles for the March 5 Special Town Meeting. Full Story

Transcription backlog leads to Open Meeting Law complaint
02/01/2018 11:39 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- Selectmen at their meeting Monday night reviewed a letter that Town Counsel aims to send to the State Attorney General addressing a citizen's complaint that alleges the board violated the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law when it did not deliver Executive Session minutes as requested. Full Story

Shirley police lost phone service after bill went unpaid
01/30/2018 04:18 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- For 30 minutes on Jan. 25, the Police Department was without phone service. The culprit turned up in a desk drawer just outside the town administrator's office -- an unpaid phone bill, amid a stack of unpaid bills, several overdue by months. Full Story

Former Shirley deputy chief recalled for heroism, dedication
01/29/2018 07:41 AM EST - SHIRLEY -- When then-fire Capt. Joseph Hawthorne rushed into a burning building one early winter December morning in 2009 without backup or protection, he wasn't thinking about accolades. Full Story

Interim TA Miller gets to know Shirley, with hopes town may want to keep him
01/24/2018 01:20 PM EST - SHIRLEY -- Time was tight when the Board of Selectmen at a meeting earlier this month interviewed two candidates to temporarily replace Town Administrator Patrice Garvin. Full Story