|Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Imagine the surprise! A tight turn, a large dump truck, Riley
Brothers doing trench work for NStar and suddenly a street light
topples into a neighbor's front window.
Andre Monteiro lives in the first floor at 14 field Street in
Upham's Corner. He had just left to drop off a friend at work and
was returning home. "I didn't know anyone was going to be working
in my driveway," he thought as he pulled up and saw the caution tape
without noticing the toppled light. He approached the work
crew. "Nobody got hurt," he was told. "Got hurt?" he
That's when he noticed the light.
"When I realized what had happened, I was really surprised and couldn't
believe it." Inside he found additional damage: "Apparently
the street light hit the satellite dish on the way down. The
molding around the window is loose and there's a crack in the wall
the dish is mounted."
"Well, this is an interesting way to start the New Year. So what
are you going to do now?" we asked. "The owner (of Riley
Brothers) said he is willing to pay for the damage." With that
Andre returned to his online video game, and we bid adieu.
|Sunday, January 9, 2011
We understand that businesses in Upham's Corner are
giving high marks to the Safe Street Team. There are two
According to our sources, the SST response has been excellent.
One business manager was praised for recognizing a problematic
situation and calling on the Safe Street Team immediately.
Indirectly, the praise falls on both parties, one for recognizing the
problem and the second for their response. In another case the
Safe Street Team has been working with the business manager to implement a
strategy and this is ongoing.
- First is help in overcoming a persistent
- Second is help dealing with a potential
Sgt. Tommy Brooks enourages you to work with the SST proactively.
Always call 911 but consider having an ongoing conversation with the
Sergeant as well. Email: BrooksT.firstname.lastname@example.org Cell Phone: 617-593-5882