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Charlie Knight
· April 11, 2017
I can not attend tonight's MH6C neighborhood council meeting as I am sick and on antibiotics, hopefully tomorrow will be better.
But I urge all that can, to go and find out what is happening in your "...neck of the woods". See More
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Check out this cool piece of equipment being used to mow the lot at corner of Pine/Windsor Streets (271 Pine Street). New construction is planned for this lot. The Historical Commission will discuss it at their October 1st meeting, 6:30 PM, Room 310, at Springfield City Hall.
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JC Williams Community Center
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We would like to offer a Creative Arts Camp for children 5-14 during this Spring school vacation (April 16-20), but we need your input! Please consider taking t...his brief survey (https://mailchi.mp/108dc8d462d9/made-in-springfield) to guide us in offering the best experience possible. As a THANK YOU, you’ll be entered to receive a pair of @upscale_socks for your child ☺️. Deadline to enter is Feb. 26. Call 413-732-5804 or email jcwccma@verizon.net for more info #MadeInSpringfield #JCWCC #childcare #creativearts #springfieldma

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There were more than 10,000 false alarm calls in the city of Springfield in 2017. Every time officers respond to a "false alarm" they treat it as if there was ...an immediate and real danger.

Officers spend approximately 7 man hours per day responding to false alarms, time that could be spent more efficiently,

Per city ordinance, businesses and residents will be fined for three or more false alarms in a year.

*** Please check your alarms regularly to make sure they are in proper working condition and have businesses properly train their employees on how to use their alarm systems.

Also please register your alarms. The link is provided below:
https://www.springfield-ma.gov/police/index.php?id=sarf

http://www.westernmassnews.com/…/37489…/city-of-springfield-
plans-to-enforce-fines-for-repeat-false-alarms

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When alarms in homes or businesses are accidentally set off, it can be downright annoying, and even worse for first responders who arrive on-scene only to find nothing is wrong.
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Springfield Police Department

Sharing this on behalf of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.

The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission recently received reports that an individual... claiming to be a Commission employee attempted to gain entry into Springfield homes.

To protect your family and your property, please remember the following points:

• Do not allow anyone who claims to be a Commission employee into your home without first checking their official Springfield Water and Sewer Commission identification card. The backs of the cards include a number you may call to verify employment with the Commission.

• Commission employees drive blue or white vehicles with official license plates, and the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission seal is displayed on the vehicle.

• In most cases, Commission work is performed by appointment. Employees may visit a property unannounced at times; however, most of those contacts are due to a water or sewer emergency.

• You may contact 413-452-1320 to verify that an employee works at SWSC, and/or you may call Customer Service at 413-310-3501 to verify that the employee is scheduled to perform work at your property.

• Payments and other account transactions are only accepted by mail, on-line, or at designated payment locations. Commission employees never ask for cash payments, money transfers, or refunds while at a customer’s home.

• If you suspect that an individual is unlawfully posing as a Commission employee, do not allow them access to your property and contact your police department.

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Community Policing in action in MHSC. Thank you to those who came forward about this situation. Many thanks and congratulations for a job well done to our SPD, State Police, DHS, Attorney General Office and District Attorney Office.

The Springfield Police Department cannot stress enough how much the support of our community and our partners through our C3 efforts help to make our city a bet...ter place.

The Springfield Police Department's C3 principles and community meetings are what started this human trafficking investigation.

Members of the community identified this problem and mentioned it to our officers at C3 and Neighborhood Beat Management meetings.

Our police officers gathered information, developed intelligence and collaborated with our partners at the Massachusetts State Police and Attorney General Maura Healey office leading to these arrests. #teamwork

http://www.masslive.com/…/2_springfield_sex_spas_made_10.ht…

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Defense lawyer Matthew Fleischner asked for Liu Yang's release on $5,000 bail, citing her lack of a criminal record and the "scant" evidence turned up by investigators.
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Come join us this Sunday!

One of our favorite events of the year the 2018 Springfield Preservation Trust Winter Fundraiser is being held on Sunday, January 28t...h at 1 PM. The homeowner, Ellen Berry, lovingly maintains this wonderful shingle-style house built in 1888.

The house, located on Crescent Hill in the Maple Hill Local Historic District, was built for Mase Southworth, whose mother lived next door. Southworth was a chemistry professor at Williams College who later worked in the family business, Southworth Manufacturing Company. The family lived here until 1967.

Please join us for an afternoon of meeting old friends and new friends and networking with our wonderful group of supporters. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Al Dente Catering, and wine, and nonalcoholic beverages will be served. Tickets are $35 for SPT members and $40 for general public.

To buy online, visit:

http://www.springfieldpreservation.org/…/2018-winter-fundr…/

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This year’s annual SPT Winter Fundraiser is being held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1 PM. The homeowner, Ellen Berry, has lovingly maintained this wonderful shingle-style house built in 1888.
springfieldpreservation.org

Interested in becoming a Springfield firefighter?

To learn more about working for the Springfield Fire Department, attend next Wednesday's open house. Click the link for details.

http://bit.ly/2DpOrhw

Massachusetts State Police

PUBLIC WARNED OF HOAX CALLS

Numerous members of the public have reported to State Police that they received hoax telephone calls yesterday that showed the phone... number of the calls' origin to be the number of the State Police Middleborough Barracks, 508-947-2222. These calls have also originated from State Police Barracks in Danvers (978-538-6161), Andover (978-475-3800), Leominster (978-537-2188), and Framingham (508-820-2300).

When the call recipients answered, they were told to hold for an officer regarding a complaint or charges that had been issued against them. The "officer" then told the call recipients they needed to pay a fine of several thousand dollars or face a lawsuit to resolve the matter.

The calls are hoaxes. Anyone receiving calls like these, or calls of any similar nature, should immediately hang up. Never go anywhere or provide any personal information or money as a result of an unsolicited, unexpected, or suspicious phone call. Please be aware that no police department will ever call someone to tell them there is a warrant or complaint against them, and no police department will ever ask for any amount of money to be turned over to it.

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On a day like today, the story of how basketball was invented makes total sense.
http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/how-basketball-…/

If it weren't for a bad case of cabin fever, a Springfield, Mass., gym teacher might never have made basketball history.
newenglandhistoricalsociety.com

He spent summers in Connecticut, studied in Massachusetts and gave speeches in Maine and Rhode Island. He helped a New Englander become president and cost a New England horse the Kentucky Derby.
http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/8-surprising-fa…/

Martin Luther King worked, studied and courted his wife in New England, where he had a profound impact. Here are 8 facts you may not know about Dr. King, New England and New Englanders.
newenglandhistoricalsociety.com
Springfield Water and Sewer Commission is reminding the public about steps they can take to avoid and react to frozen water pipes in extreme cold weather.
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Springfield Police Department

The 3rd and final collection for the Springfield Police Department & Springfield College Police coat drive will be on Saturday December 23rd from 3pm to 4pm at ...Cyr Arena in Forest Park.

So far there have been more than 60 new coats collected and well more than 100 slightly used coats that have been collected. We are also accepting new winter hats, gloves and cash donations which 100% of the proceeds will be spent on purchasing new coats for kids and those in need, in Springfield. .

This will take place during the Learn to Skate Program. The Learn to Skate Program will also host their Christmas party immediately following the program at 4pm with a special appearance from Santa.

In its 21st year, Learn to Skate is a program where Springfield Police Officers teach kids of all ages how to ice skate.

The program is completely free of charge, including skate rental, ice time and instruction. We only ask that the child brings a properly fitted bike or hockey helmet and gloves to keep their hands warm.

The Learn to Skate program runs every Saturday from November 25th through January 6th from 3pm-4pm at Cyr Arena in Forest Park. We ask that children arrive by 2:30pm.

If children cannot make it this Saturday, that’s okay, you can start anytime and you do not have to make this a weekly commitment. This program is open to all children, not just Springfield residents.

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A New England holiday tradition, the Friendly's Jubilee Roll combines two kinds of ice cream with fudge, nuts, and sprinkles into the ultimate take-home treat.
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Springfield Police Department

The Springfield Police Department does not want you to become a target for thieves this holiday season.

While thefts of packages get a lot of attention, the S...pringfield Police Department wants to make sure you protect your gifts once you receive them.

If you get a new television, electronics or another high end item don't advertise it. Make sure that any items of value are not visible from the outside of your home.

Also, don't leave the boxes or packaging outside your home. Leaving a new television box on your curb alerts potential thieves that you have a new television inside your home. Break down all boxes and packaging and don't put them outside until your recycling pickup day.

In terms of holiday delivery's especially as we close in on Christmas, follow the tracking number and get notified when it is delivered. If you can't be home when a package is delivered, have it sent to your workplace if they allow it.

Report any suspicious individuals or vehicles you see in your area.

Install video enhanced doorbell cameras or security cameras to the points of entry at your home.

If you have a security camera, we are asking that you register it at crimereports.com. This is a voluntary program that can help deter and solve crime quickly in our community.

If you have a security camera at your home or business, by registering this information, only the law enforcement would have access to that information. We would NOT have access to your camera's feed.

In addition to canvassing an area for cameras, it would help speed up the process of solving crimes. By registering your camera, it would just allow us, in the event of a crime in your area, to contact you to review your recordings. This could expedite solving a case and prevent the same person(s) from committing that same offense.

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You are cordially invited to attend the next monthly meeting of the MHSCNC on Tuesday, September 12th, at 6 PM, at 74 Walnut Street, the Primus Mason Building of the Mason Wright Retirement Community. We are an all-volunteer group working on quality of life issues in the Maple High Six Corners Neighborhood and we welcome input from our neighbors. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 PM. Share any problems you are experiencing on your street so we can work on them toge...ther. Attending meetings is also a good way to keep up to date with any projects the city has planned for MHSC.
You can also get neighborhood updates by joining our group email list. Email our Secretary, Linda Bartlett, at maplehighsixcorners@yahoo.com to be added to the group email list.

Maple High Six Corners Neighborhood Council, Inc.
74 Walnut Street, Suite #B109
Springfield MA 01105
736-4493, maplehighsixcorners@yahoo.com
President: Melvin Edwards, 348-8036, melvinspeaks@msn.com
Vice President: Raymon Ray, 736-9131, rayland500@yahoo.com
Secretary: Linda Bartlett, 519-3936, vze4f2rh@comcast.net

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If you watch 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' closely, you may recognize parts of western Massachusetts.
http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/grinch-became-t…/

When the much-loved television special How the Grinch Stole Christmas first aired on Dec. 18, 1966, optimists thought it might run for 10 years.
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