Johnson Campaign Opens Tuesday
WILMINGTON -- Erika Johnson, candidate for state representative in the 19th Middlesex District, announced her campaign kickoff event will take place on Tuesday, July 10. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodbriar Health Center, located at 90 West St., in Wilmington.
There will be a meet-and-greet with Johnson, refreshments, finger foods and the opportunity to donate to the campaign.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ErikaForThe19th .
-- KORI TUITT
New venue for Tewksbury Market
TEWKSBURY -- The Tewksbury Community Market’s new venue is the Tewksbury Public Library, located at 300 Chandler St. The market is running from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
The market is set to run through Sept. 25 and skip the week of Labor Day.
Vendors will sell fresh produce, crafts, art flowers and more. This is the sixth year the town has put on its Community Market.
-- KORI TUITT
Family caregivers talk in Billerica
BILLERICA -- Family caregivers can share their experience and hear from others at an event this week with state Sen. Cindy Friedman.
The Billerica Council on Aging will host the event, which starts with light dinner and socializing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The formal session will begin ay 6:30 p.m.
Representatives from Guardian Angels, Home Instead and Right at Home will also be in attendance.
Sign up by Monday by calling 978-671-0916
-- ELIZABETH DOBBINS
Sheriff gets youth safety grant
CHELMSFORD -- The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a state grant to support this year’s Youth Public Safety Academy.
The MSO received about $23,500 from the Commonwealth’s Law Enforcement and Youth Partnerships Summer Day Program, administered through an application process by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
The academy is one of the MSO’s most popular community initiatives, with more than 1,300 children ages 8 to 12 applying this year, said Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian.
This grant will allow them to hire two additional counselors, and increase the number of those able to attend by as much as 120 children.
The week-long academy is designed to expose youngsters to role models in public safety, as well as to teach them valuable life and safety lessons. The first week begins Monday, July 9.
-- RICK SOBEY