Friday, February 22, 2013
Northborough residents will join the some 9,000 participants in this annual walk.
Submitted by Allison Epstein, Teak Media On Sept. 9, five residents from Northborough will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic route of the Boston Marathon in the 24th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Kevin Cantwell, Janice Kapaon, Northborough Police Chief Mark Leahy, Teresa Leahy and Kelly Leahy Dias will be among the 9,000 walkers expected to participate with the collective goal of raising more than $7.5 million to support lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk is the largest single-day participatory event benefiting the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber and has raised nearly $80 million since its inception in 1989 to conquer all forms of …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Patch sits down with Northborough Police Chief, who fields all sorts of questions, including those from our readers.
Log on at 1 p.m. on Wedneday, June 6, to shoot your questions to Northborough Police Chief Mark Leahy. Leahy sits down with Northborough Patch to talk about issues, policies and anything else that comes up in a day's work as head of our local squad. Submit your questions in our comments section below now, or log on at 1 p.m. on Thursday to ask your questions of the chief. Join us, won't you? Now's your chance to ask.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Massachusetts Chiefs Association are rolling out a new badge that makes it easy to identify the authenticity of a police officer.
Everyone's heard stories about crimes that have occurred by people posing as police officers. This past summer, a man posing as a police officer robbed a mobile home in Wareham. In February, police were on the lookout for a man "posing as a police officer and seeking access to homes." There are many ways criminals use an ID or a badge to commit crimes, some of them more rare than others. But still a threat. Realizing the potential threat to safety, Massachusetts took the initiative and has become the first in the country to implement new ID cards that are uniform in design, and designed to thwart tampering and counterfeiting. Until now, while officers are required to carry an ID, they varied from state to state, department to department, …