Thursday, July 17, 2008

National Night Out: Boston Schedule of Events

The City of Boston is holding 12 different NNO events beginning tomorrow and culminating in a citywide event on Tuesday, August 5th.

You can find the complete schedule here.

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Budget Update: SCSD Transparency

On Sunday, July 6th, Governor Deval L. Patrick signed and enacted the conference committee FY09 budget allocation recommendations. He vetoed and scaled back some amounts and the House and Senate will meet this week and next to possibly override some of his vetoes.

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Department receives the vast majority of their funding through line item 8910-0000. This line item is known as the county pool, as it represents an amount that is divvied up among the seven remaining county sheriff's departments: Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk (Nantucket county is also solvent, but does not receive funding from the county pool). The other seven sheriff's departments: Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, and Worcester receive their funding in separate and dedicated line items.

The designation of being a county sheriffs or a state-sheriffs is determined by whether or not county government is still operational (i.e. electing a county treasurer or county commissioners) in a given county. Suffolk is a bit of an aberration to this rule, as we do not have a typical county form of government still in place. Nevertheless, the Boston City Council serves as Suffolk County Commissioners.

The total amount approved for line item 8910-0000 was $195,179,966. This amount is divided among the county sheriffs with oversight from the County Government Finance Review Board.

Thank You!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral wants to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful and safe Independence Day.
Click here for a rundown of Boston's 4th of July Celebration, fireworks, and Boston Pops concert.
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Monday, June 23, 2008

Save the Date: NNO in Revere!

Revere City Councilor Ira Novoselsky is hosting the annual Ward 2 National Night Out celebration this August. He recently sent out an invitation announcing the event. Details below:

Ward 2
National Night Out

Curtis Park
at the Garfield Magnet School

Tuesday, August 5, 2008
5:30 PM until it’s over

Rides, games, DJ, food and a movie
Fun for all


Hosted by
Ward 2 Councillor
Ira Novoselsky

Lawmaking in Massachusetts, the commonwealth's official website has posted a detailed explanation of the lawmaking process.

Although lengthy, the article is richly detailed and well worth a read.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Department is Hiring!

Are you interested in pursuing a law enforcement career? Do you want to join a professional law enforcement agency? Do you have what it takes to build a stronger and safer community?

The SCSD is always looking for well qualified applicants. Please visit the following links to learn more.