The following is a press release from the Middlesex District Attorney
A Brockton woman has been charged with motor vehicle homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol after she allegedly struck and killed a man who had pulled over into the breakdown lane of Route 128 in Reading last night, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced today.
Mary Grigoriadis, 32, of Brockton, was arraigned today in Woburn District Court on charges of motor vehicle homicide and operating under the influence of alcohol. Woburn District Court Judge Marianne Hinkle ordered the defendant held on $10,000 cash bail with a condition of no driving.
Her next court date is January 17 for a pre-trial hearing.
“This defendant’s reckless actions have had tragic consequences,” said District Attorney Ryan. “Anytime a person gets behind the wheel after consuming alcohol they put themselves and others at risk. This is an unfortunate reminder that there are still drivers who have not heeded the warnings regarding the risks presented by consuming alcohol and driving. Our thoughts today remain with the victim’s family and friends.”
At approximately 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, Reading Police and Reading Fire officials responded to Route 128 north near Exit 38 for a report of a car crash. Upon arrival, police discovered the victim appeared to have been struck by a vehicle while he was outside of his vehicle, which was pulled over in the breakdown lane.
The victim, Vittorio Recupero, 71, of Wakefield, suffered extensive injuries and was transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington where he was later pronounced dead.
Authorities allege that a Toyota Scion, driven by the defendant, was traveling in the right lane just prior to the collision. It is alleged that the defendant struck Recupero and his vehicle, a Hyundai Tucson. While being interviewed by police, the defendant exhibited signs of being under the influence of alcohol and failed multiple sobriety tests. She was arrested and charged.
The case is being investigated by Reading Police and Massachusetts State Police.
State Senator Thomas McGee was chosen Thursday night to succeed John Walsh as leader of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
Walsh, who has held the post since 2007, will become executive director of Governor Deval Patrick’s political action committee, the Together PAC.
McGee is the Senate chairman of the Transportation Committee and a member of the Ways and Means Committee. Since 2002 he has represented a North Shore district that includes Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott.
He has also served as chairman of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development and the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs.
After mosquitoes in Lynnfield tested positive for West Nile virus, the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control District will conduct a targeted pesticide treatment in neighboring Peabody.
According to a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services, truck-mounted spray is expected to occur after 8 o’clock tonight, but may be rescheduled depending on the weather conditions.
The area targeted for spraying will be certain neighborhoods bounded by Winona, Lake, and Lowell Street next to the Lynnfield border.
The map of the area to be sprayed is available for viewing at the health department office in City Hall, as well as at all branches of the Peabody Institute Library.
In addition, streets around the following public parks will be sprayed: Kennedy Fields, Corbeil Park, Ross Park, Symphony Park, and the Peabody Independence Greenway bike path.
West Nile has been detected in other cities in towns on the North Shore as well.
The city of Beverly underwent a targeted spraying last week to reduce mosquito populations in designated areas of the city in response to a positive West Nile sample of mosquitoes from specific sections of Beverly.
In addition, Saugus, Newburyport, Middleton, Marblehead and Lynn all had mosquito pools test positive for West Nile as of this week. In the state, there are 80 positive mosquito pool samples, according to the state.
The health department said in a recent statement that residents do not need to take special precautions to prepare for the spray activity, but may choose to stay indoors, close windows or shut off air conditioners when the truck is on their street until it passes.
Although the risk for West Nile in Peabody is considered low, the Health Department urges residents of the importance to take personal precautions against mosquitoes, such as using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves or other protective clothing, minimizing outdoor activity between dusk and dawn, and eliminating standing water around the home.
More detailed information is available at www.mass.gov/dph/wnv and at the Peabody Health Department at City Hall, located at 24 Lowell Street, or by dialing 978-538-5926.
The Cummings Foundation of Beverly has awarded a $100,000 grant to Bridgewell Inc. of Lynnfield, a leading provider of services for individuals with developmental and psychiatric disabilities .
Through the Foundation’s new "$100K for 100" program, the organization chose Bridgewell during a competitive review process. Bridgewell accepted its official award letter at the Foundation’s first annual Grantee Reception on June 19.
The Foundation infused $10 million in $100,000 grants into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector. The funding for Bridgewell will support the organization’s services to young adults on the autism spectrum disorder.
“We are thrilled to partner with Cummings Foundation to help young adults with autism build healthy and fulfilling lives,” Bob Stearns, Bridgewell president and CEO said in a recent announcement. “We thank the Foundation wholeheartedly for its leadership and generosity in supporting Bridgewell and the wider nonprofit community.”
According the a recent statement, the grant will enable Bridgewell to partner with GestureTek, a leading motion-controlled technology developer, to bring cutting edge, immersive virtual therapy to the Rosewood Drive Day Habilitation Center in Danvers, serving young adults with autism.
Bridgewell plans to work with GestureTek of Toronto, Canada to develop a virtual therapy system targeted specifically to young adults with autism. After an initial launch at Rosewood Drive, the product will be marketed to other providers serving young adults with autism, aiming to extend benefits well beyond Bridgewell.
“As the primary beneficiary of commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties, the Foundation is very committed to the 10 communities in which the firm manages buildings, as well as the hometowns of its 350 staff members," said Cummings Foundation Executive Director Joel Swets in a recent statement. "We are delighted to support Bridgewell in its admirable work in the community.”
GestureTek has agreed to develop a software royalty revenue share with Bridgewell and Romanelli Digital Media of Boston, which will provide marketing and product development.
Bridgewell will get a percentage of profits on all product sales. Romanelli has also agreed to donate all proceeds for the first two years from its own share back to Bridgewell. This will provide Bridgewell with a valuable source of earned income that can be reinvested into programming at Rosewood Drive and beyond, the announcement said.
“GestureTek is very proud of the successful results we have seen from the revolutionary, video gesture analysis and control technology, we invented for the worlds of rehabilitation and therapeutic health," Vincent John Vincent, CEO & co-founder of GestureTek, said in a recent announcement. "We are honored to be partnering with Bridgewell to bring cutting-edge therapeutic technology to the rapidly expanding population of young adults on the autism spectrum. We applaud the Cummings Foundation for making this initiative possible and hail Bridgewell’s foresight in developing with us the types of applications that could help a whole generation of those challenged by autism."
The following was submitted by Boston College High School:
For High Honors a Soph., Jr., Sr. must have at least a 3.80 quality point average and all grades '"C+" or higher. Freshmen need a 3.6 quality point average and all grades '"C+" or higher.
For Honors a Soph., Jr., Sr. must have at least a 3.20 quality point average and all grades '"C-" or higher. Freshmen need a 3.165 quality point average and all grades '"C-" or higher.
Burlington: Honors: Edward C. Wetzel ‘16
Everett: High Honors: Samuel Vasquez ’14 and Matthew F. Donohue ‘16
Honors: Igor Campos Carvalho’14
Lynnfield: High Honors: Eric Simonelli ‘15
Malden: High Honors: Delsin David '14 and Danny Nguyen '16
Honors: Ismail Chineye Asongwed '14, Kolby Lavrik Vegara '15 and Kenny Wilson Delino '16
Medford: High Honors: David Gentile ’14 and John M. O'Brien 2015
Honors: Keshler S.G. Charles '15 and John F. Glynn '15
Melrose: High Honors: James F. O'Donnell '14, Daniel Casey '16, Anthony A. Ioffredo '16, Edward J. Kelley '16, Jacob A. May '16, Matthew W. O'Donnell '16, Noah A. Peterson '16
Honors: Samir Aslane '15, Robert A. Brodeur '16 and Andrew T. McCormack '16
Merrimac: High Honors: Liam Maxwell Rich’14
Nahant: High Honors: Matthew C. Ryan ‘14
North Andover: Honors: Emaad Syed Ali '15 and John Roy O’Connor '15
Revere: High Honors: Kenny Builes '14, Michael J. Kelley '14, Matthew S. O’Keefe '14 and Gabriel Drumond Depinho '16
Honors: Walter A. Carrera '14, Sergio Manuel Leon '16 and Alejandro D. Montoya '16
Salem: High Honors: William M. Kraemer ‘15
Saugus: Honors: Christopher J. Kelble '14
Somerville: High Honors: Christien P. Mendoza Exconde '15, Jesse O. Najarro '15 and Alex E. Santos '15
Honors: John W. Dres 2014, John P. Lynch 2015 and Brandon R. Payzant '16
Stoneham: High Honors: David A. Vaccaro’14
Honors: Sean P. Moynihan’14
Swampscott: High Honors: Michael Wade Norcott '14
Honors: Peter R. Amato '16
West Newbury: High Honors: William Callahan Duggan '16
Winchester: High Honors: Thomas X. Pinella '14, Nathan S. Batty '15 and John D. O'Donnell '16
Honors: Alexander J. Farone '15
Winthrop: High Honors: Thomas J. Nee '14, Christian G. Navarro '15, Nicholas R. Triant '15 and Cameron A. DeAngelo '16
Honors: Grant Herbert '14
Woburn: High Honors: Robert J. Ferullo ‘15
Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men founded in 1863. The school enrolls approximately 1600 students from more than 100 communities in eastern Massachusetts.