Friday, January 18, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Donato Redux: Pat Fiorello "The Camera Don't Lie!"

1,303,245 @ 9:13 pm
The Orville is on!

Pat Fiorello "The Camera Don't Lie!"

Pat Fiorello "The Camera Don't Lie!"

Pat Fiorello "The Camera Don't Lie!"

Pat Fiorello "The Camera Don't Lie!"

Pat Fiorello "The Camera Don't Lie!"

Pat Fiorello "The Camera Don't Lie!"

RIP William Brady Former Medford School Committee


Longtime Medford School Committee Member William Brady Dies

Brady, an Air Force veteran and DPW employee, served 25 years on the school committee.

By Alex Newman, Patch Staff  | Updated 
(Hijacked from the Medford Patch)

He later worked for many years in the Medford Public Works Department. Bill served for 25 years as a member of the Medford School Committee. He was devoted to making education efforts in Medford Public Schools the best they could be. He was a tireless advocate for all aspects of education, whether academic, social, the fine arts or athletics.

Community Preservation TONIGHT 1-17-19, Cable Advisory Next Week 1-24-19

 Community Preservation Committee meeting
Monday, January 21
 City Hall Closed
 Trash Collection delayed by one day this week due to holiday
 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 22
 Hormel Stadium Commission meeting
 City Council Committee of the Whole meeting
 Medford Community Garden Commission meeting
Wednesday, January 23
 Substance Use & Recovery Resources Drop-in Center
 City Council Committee of the Whole meeting
Thursday, January 24
 Medford Cable Advisory Board meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In the Land of Don Paulato - part of Speaker DeLeo's Management team

1,303,206 @ 5:12 pm 1-17-19

See photo of Mr. Creepy here:

Report: Massachusetts Representative Accused of Groping Incoming Lawmaker

A top lawmaker in Massachusetts' House of Representative is accused of groping an incoming lawmaker, according to the Boston Globe.
Rep. Paul McMurtry, a Democrat from Dedham and a member of House Speaker Robert DeLeo's leadership team, allegedly grabbed the backside of an incoming legislator at an orientation cocktail hour last month for new lawmakers in the state, the Globe reported.
At the time of the alleged incident, McMurtry was the chairman of the House personnel committee. 

Addiction and its impact In the news By JV

1,303,035 @ 10;34 pm

Addiction and its impact In the news

January 15, 2019 Guest columnist Joe Viglione (for another website, Not MedfordInfo Central!)
National Public Radio published two Opiod epidemic articles on the 13th and 14th of January. 2019 – 1 Dead And 12 Hospitalized After Mass Drug Overdose In California on the 13th and Report: Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The Road on the 14th.
In the 1980s it was said that using heroin was like walking across a crowded highway, that an individual was taking a gamble on living or dying. In 2019 with fentanyl added to the mix, the result is a highly addictive, cheap and deadly combination.
So here we are with daily stories on the NPR website. The story on the 13th is about a “ four (people who) are in critical condition after a mass drug overdose at a house in Chico, Calif.” while the story on the 14th contains statistics that are just as or even more grim: “For the first time in U.S. history, a leading cause of deaths — vehicle crashes — has been surpassed in likelihood by opioid overdoses, according to a new report on preventable deaths from the National Safety Council.
Americans now have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to the council’s analysis of 2017 data on accidental death. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103.
“The nation’s opioid crisis is fueling the Council’s grim probabilities, and that crisis is worsening with an influx of illicit fentanyl,” the council said in a statement released Monday.”
With so much talk on the news, at the water coolers, one would think people would have some ideas on the search for a logical and effective set of solutions?
An interesting Twitter site is @Opiod_Epidemic which states: “This site is used to raise awareness of the issue and give some ways that the average person can help fight it.
The last tweet is from November 30, 2016 which is discouraging as an epic battle needs persistence, courage and a relentless passion to mobile and organize.

A twitter site, a news article, a book like Hat Tricks from Heaven: The Story of an Athlete in His Own Prison of Addiction, all can be flashpoints to ignite ideas on how to organize people in an energetic way to seek solutions, and to implement them.

The Addiction Recovery Guide is a good resource
especially for families and / or partners of addicts. Most people outside of the drug culture don’t know what crack cocaine is or what it does. I do not, nor do I want to know, but I do want to understand why people are attracted to it and what we can do to help them stop ruining their lives and the lives of others.
In any battle one of the biggest obstacles is human apathy. The human condition appears on the surface to be get up, go to work, deal with bills and life problems, get some food and entertainment and go to sleep, only to start the life cycle again.