Milton World War II vet receives long-overdue Purple Heart

from Wicked Local Milton

Senator Michael Rush (left) presents World War II veteran Hyman Levy with a Purple Heart as his wife Rose, Senator Brian A. Joyce, and Senate President Stan Rosenberg look on.

Senator Michael Rush (left) presents World War II veteran Hyman Levy with a Purple Heart as his wife Rose, Senator Brian A. Joyce, and Senate President Stan Rosenberg look on.

Wounded during the World War II invasion of Sicily in 1943, Hyman Levy was presented with a Purple Heart on the floor of the state Senate on Wednesday (Read the full story here.)

Milton Schools Pitch In to Green Up the Blue Hills!

All are invited to join the Friends of the Blue Hills for a spring festival of stewardship and fun.  The annual Green Up Day will be held on Sunday, May 31, from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Ponkapoag AMC Cabins.  Volunteers will enjoy music, food, face painting, crafts and a scavenger hunt while helping with an essential task: pulling up invasive weeds that threaten the Blue Hills.

Senator Joyce Announces Funds for the Milton Library, Forbes House Museum

News release from Office of Senator Brian A. Joyce

Senator Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton) announced the passage of two budget amendments to provide funding for improvements to the Milton Public Library and the Forbes House Museum.  The amendments, filed by Joyce, passed the Senate late Tuesday night during the first of several days of debate on the budget.

Youth Conservation Corps has jobs for students ages 15-18

There are 4 summer job positions reserved for Milton residents ages 15-18 with the Youth Conservation Corps working from Monday July 6- Friday August 14. Working as part of a team, youth will engage in physical work projects to improve parks and natural areas while learning about conservation, horticulture and local greenspace efforts.

Update: Shooting at Milton Hill House

News release from the Milton Police Department – updated @4:45.

Update (4:45pm) – The suspect in today’s arrest Jacqueline Scott, was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing in Quincy Court on May 29th.

Just after 3:00 am today Milton Police Communications received a series of 911 calls from residents of an apartment building located at 36 Eliot St. (Milton Hill House.)

The initial calls indicated that a resident on the third floor was “yelling for help.” Additional information revealed that an ambulance was needed.

Time to move on with Hendries

Commentary by April Anderson Lamoureux 

In some ways, the story behind the Hendries redevelopment project reads like a cheap novel worthy of a grocery store endcap. It’s got drama, intrigue and even a murder…of an already dead tree. At some point, many people in Milton just stopped listening, while simultaneously lamenting the dilapidated behemoth sitting in the middle of an otherwise revitalized business district. From a community development perspective, what has happened at this site is a disaster

Man shot in Milton domestic shooting

from MyFox

A man is in the hospital following a domestic shooting.

Police say that a man was shot by a woman on Eliot Street. The man was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. (Read the full story here.)

Milton Native Colonel Paul Burke to Speak at Memorial Day Service

Paul V. Burke, a 1972 graduate of Milton High School and retired Colonel of the US Marine Corps will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Memorial Day Observance, Monday, May 25th.

Colonel Burke enlisted in the military after graduating from Loyola University in Montreal, Canada, serving first as a member of the infantry and then transferring to the air wing division of the Marines.