Friday, November 16, 2012
Another license go around is under way for Mansfield's Comcast Center. A selectmen subcommittee is gathering comments for public hearing.
Mansfield selectmen are again beginning the task of reviewing the security needs of the Comcast Center for the coming concert season. That involves a look back at this summer’s performances and the problems in Mansfield and Norton. It is not a pretty picture, according to selectmen. “There has been a progression of nastiness every year,” said board member Doug Annino Wednesday. “I’m amazed at the that shenanigans that go on.” The 2012 season had two deaths occurring after the Identity Tour festival in July. Selectman George Dentino told the board and the chiefs of the fire and police department the tragedies may be emblematic of the danger to the public from the increasing drug and alcohol use within the confines of the Comcast concert …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Brockton Rox tonight!
1. Sunny, with a high near 86. North wind around 6 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Tuesday NightPatchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. 2.The Comcast Center, while a topic of discussion recently due to two drug-related deaths recently, has calmed down since. Check out the police log related to the most recent concerts. 3. Come and cheer on Mansfield native Rhett Wiseman and your other favorite Rox players. Tonight's theme is National Night Out Against Crime. 4. This week's police log features a rash of break ins from last week. 5. Norton Meat Raffle - Nine raffles of meat and one 50/50 raffle. Food for purchase so bring your appetite. Starts at 7:30 p.m.
What do you think should be done?
The recent two deaths at the Comcast Center has started debate between town officials on how to deter drinking and drugs at the venue. Deterrents such as drug detecting dogs, signs and only allowing ticket-holding patrons in the venue. But what do you think should be done? Should more stringent and stronger methods be taken to help curtail the problem, or do you think this is business as usual and can't be helped? Tell us in the comments what you think.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of July 29, 2012.
Norton Man Cited for Leaving Scene of Route 24 Fatal Massachusetts State Police have issued a citation to the man who was allegedly operating the vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian on Route 24 northbound in Randolph early Sunday morning, July 29 (around 1:15 a.m.). Shane Wilson, 20, of Norton was issued a citation with a single charge of leaving the scene after causing personal injury resulting in death, David Traub, spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, said in a press release. 29-year-old Adam T. Trudeau of Needham was said to have been standing in the roadway on the northbound side of Route 24 when he was struck by Wilson's vehicle. Read more by clicking here. *** Stoughton Fire Department Helps to …
Monday, July 30, 2012
A summary of police activity during the Identity Festival at the Comcast Center.
The following is a summary of police action at the Comcast Center during the Identity Tour. Twenty-four people were arrested for underage possession of alcohol and 16 people were taken into protective custody for public intoxication. More serious charges listed below. The following is a list of arrests made for possession of a class B substance: Todd Gardner, 24, of 10 Evergreen Drive., Granby, Conn., Charles Heneberry, 20, of 500 Winthrop St., Winthrop, Kevin Crotty, 21, of 252 Middleton Road, Boxford, Robert Gutman, 18, of 18 Colonial St., Westogue, Conn., William Moore, 18, of 18 Bobwhite Way, Simsbury, Conn., Bryan West, 18, of 9 Berkshire Way, Simsbury, Conn., Robert Schulz, 21, of 55 Dean St., Luke Lohan, 21, of 405 Woodland Drive, …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
How loud is loud?
We'll be asking Mansfield Patch readers a different question every weekday. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what MANSFIELD thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. On Monday night, Mansfield Selectmen discussed the problems created during the Identity Tour at the Comcast Center. The main issue was not that the main stage itself was too loud, but that the show used more space outside the pavilion for stages and bands, and many residents (some even two miles away) heard the show (without even buying a ticket). Did you hear the show on Saturday? If so, what was the distance from the Comcast Center?
Saturday's Identity Festival drew many a noise complaint.
Complaints keep rolling in about the impact of some of the Comcast Center's concerts. Only recently, a Westwood man was beaten by a group of young Mansfield men over a conversation with a girl. Numerous Mansfield witnesses later stepped forward to identify six people who took part in the assault. This week, Spring Street resident Howie Fiske, a long time member of the Mansfield Airport Commission, told selectmen on Monday that his house was rattled by the reverberations from Saturday's all-day Identity festival. "Comcast is not a good neighbor," said Fiske. "I hear 60 percent of the concerts at my house, although others don't. For the concert Saturday night, I had to turn my T.V. up." Selectman Chairman Jess Aptowitz, who has attended …
Monday, August 22, 2011
A lot of arrests this week.
August 15 10:36 p.m. Erin Philips, 29, of 21 East St. was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident. Police were alerted by a caller stating that Philips’ vehicle had struck the back of the 21 East St. building and caused damaged. She then left the scene. August 16 10:00 a.m. Caller reported that his trash barrels had been stolen. 5:09 p.m. Caller reported that someone had backed into her vehicle and then drove away. 8:40 p.m. Corey Medeiros, 41, of 17 Fulton Pl. was arrested for having two active warrants out for his arrest. August 17 9:16 a.m. Reporting party came into the station and stated that his vehicle had been broken into. 4:39 p.m. Caller reported that her residence had been broken into and several items of jewelry had …