Saturday, February 9, 2013
Attleboro mayor Kevin Dumas says an emergency shelter has been established at Attleboro High School.
Saturday, February 9
Attleboro Mayor Kevin J. Dumas issued the following message Saturday morning: Per Governor Patrick, there shall be no motoring on any public roadway until further notice. All City residents should stay home and off the streets until further notice unless they have an extreme emergency. Public shelters should be a shelter of last resort. All public and private resources are deployed and have been since the inception of Winter Storm Nemo. There are approximately 3,800 customers without power at this time. Please make sure that you have reported your power outage to National Grid at 1-800-323-3223. EMERGENCY SHELTER The City will have a designated Emergency Shelter at Attleboro High today, Feb. 11 a.m. If you must evacute, the best choice is …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The firefighter had been dismissed for allegedly misrepresenting a work-related injury.
A Massachusetts Superior Court judge recently upheld a 2011 decision by the state Civil Services Commission stating an Attleboro firefighter/EMT was unfairly fired in 2009 and must be reinstated. The three-page court decision (which is attached) was issued last month and appeared this week on the Civil Service Commission's website. Firefighter William Dunn was suspended and later fired in 2009 after he was seen on video tape working and performing physical duties for his maintenance business while being on paid disability with the city of Attleboro for a knee injury. The Civil Service Commission determined last year that Dunn's injury was legitimate and he was seeking proper treatment in hope of returning to work with the city. Judge D. …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The state's decision to pay off its share of the Coelho School early will save Attleboro almost a million dollars in interest.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Using federal funds, the city of Attleboro is going to spend a million dollars on housing improvements downtown.
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Attleboro Police Log
Jan. 8 2:34 p.m. Dillon Bassett, 26, of 18 Bearcourt Dr. was arrested for possession of class C and B substances and reckless endangerment to children on 110 Pleasant St. 2:43 p.m. Bradford Gaudreau, 30, of 37 School St. was arrested for possession of a class A substance and reckless endangerment to children on 110 Pleasant St. 10:22 p.m. Gordon Benjamin, 60, of 453 South Main St. was arrested on South Main St. for operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Jan. 9 12:37 a.m. Lorilee Legere, 47, of 929 West St. was arrested for disturbing the peace on 21 Shaw Ave. 1:59 a.m. Athoney Alves, 28, of 47 Dorrance St. in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was arrested for defacement of property, breaking and entering into a motor …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Attleboro Patch is asking readers for the ideas on how to solve problems and challenges the city is facing in 2012. For the week, a different question will be asked every day.
Mayor Kevin Dumas is starting his fifth team as mayor of Attleboro, facing many challenges in 2012. For the next week, Attleboro Patch will be looking at areas the city is dealing with, asking readers for the ideas or suggestions how to deal with these issues. Wednesday-What would you do to rebuild the downtown area and bring development and businesses to the city? Thursday-What would do about the repairs to the current high school and about the education of the city's children? Friday-What would you do about greening the city? Weekend-What you do to decrease crime in the city? Monday-What would you to maintain services, but not raise taxes? Do taxes need to be raised to meet the cost of public services? Tuesday-What would you do to make…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The office of Senator James E. Timilty announced Attleboro is receiving a grant.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant Program recently awarded the City Of Attleboro a FY2010 Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP3) grant of up to $999,999. The money awarded to Attleboro will be distributed to a predetermined target area known as Census Tract 6314, a section of southern Attleboro bordered in the west by 3rd and Mechanic Street and in the east by Brook Street. Under the Department of Housing and Community Development, the federal funds awarded through the Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant, Neighborhood Stabilization Program (CDBG-NSP3) are allocated to cities and towns with populations fewer than 50,000 people for rehabilitative projects. Typically, communities fund projects revitalizing …
Friday, November 4, 2011
A complaint was filed with the State Ethics Commission against David Murphy.
A complaint questioning the residency of Attleboro School Committee candidate David Murphy was filed with the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission on Oct. 11, but the Commission found that there was no violation of the conflict of interest law. Murphy has come under fire recently because he made public that he was leasing an apartment in Boston, the same city where his employer, Nixon Peabody, is located. Murphy has denied allegations that he does not live in Attleboro. In fact, Murphy said his legal address is his parents' home in Attleboro, but that he also leases an apartment in Attleboro. "I am an Attleboro resident," Murphy said. "We have conducted a review of the information you furnished to the State Ethics Commission via an online…
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Hey neighbors, help us finish the headline.
So many of you have told Patch that you were raised in Attleboro and either never left or left and then came back. So, how does one know that you're from Attleboro? We want to hear your answers. Let's see who will post the funniest, most clever and most obvious. Ready? Go!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Happy 4th! Here are some exciting local events that include a bike parade, fireworks, waterfire and a farmer's market in the 'Boro!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Deb Gould
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Fourth of July Fireworks: Where/When: Hayward Field, North Avenue, Attleboro, July 4 at 9 p.m. Why Go: What better way to celebrate the 4th than with fireworks! People travel for miles to see this awesome display that is held right here in the boro! Come early for pre-firework entertainment, food and fun. Pricing: Free! Kidz 4th Fun and a Bike Parade: Where/When: Poncin-Hewitt Field, Attleboro, July 4, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Why Go: You will not want to miss this 4th of July celebration filled with family oriented games, activities, food, music and prizes! Join the annual bike parade as children parade around the Poncin-Hewitt Complex on their decorated bicycles. The event will include age appropriate races for children 13 and under …