A 54-year-old Lowell man faces drunken driving charges after he allegedly rear-ended a state trooper who was parked on the side of the highway in Andover with another woman he had just arrested in the backseat. State police said Edison Martinez, who was driving a white Toyota SUV while under the influence, slammed into the back of a state police vehicle at about 3:10 a.m. on Interstate 93 at the ramp for Interstate 495. This is his third operating under the influence offense, Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Paul Sullivan said. The trooper had just stopped and arrested 33-year-old Medina Pires for driving under the influence, Sullivan said, and the Methuen woman was sitting in the back of the state police SUV at the time of the crash. They were waiting for a tow truck. Both the trooper, who is not being identified, and Pires were taken to the hospital for minor injuries and released to the Andover barracks. Martinez faces several charges including operating under the … [Read more...] about Edison Martinez, of Lowell, faces third OUI charge after crashing into Massachusetts State Police vehicle
Chicagoland runners can now sign up for the Edison Park Turkey Trot, which this year supports three charities including SALUTE, INC., the Palatine, Illinois based non-profit dedicated to meeting the financial, physical and emotional needs of injured military service members, veterans and their families. The Thanksgiving Day 5K race started 22 years ago in Edison Park with just 500 runners. This year, more than 6,000 people are expected to run. The 5K kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on November 22nd--shortly after the Gobble Gallop, which takes place at 8:30 a.m. for kids ages 3 to 10. With no chips and no timers, the Turkey Trot is intended to be a fun holiday race that focuses on raising funds for various charitable organizations. This year, the beneficiaries include the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives of our fallen heroes, Ignite the Spirit, a charity that was created to raise funds for Chicago's firefighters, paramedics, … [Read more...] about Edison Park Turkey Trot to Support SALUTE, Inc.
The prep winter sports season officially gets underway in less than two weeks when teams are allowed to assemble for practices. Nov. 12 marks the start of the boys and girls basketball seasons, wrestling, ice hockey and girls’ swimming.Woodland Park has teams in all those sports for the first time in school history. Cripple Creek-Victor plays boys and girls basketball.This is the first year Woodland Park will have a girls’ swim team. Rusty Bernstein is the head coach. He is also the head coach of the Peak Swim Team, a club team that swims out of the Woodland Aquatic Center. That is also the home pool for the high school team.Woodland Park athletic director Joe Roskam said the Panthers’ inaugural swim team could have 10-12 girls. Woodland Park is scheduled to host a meet Jan. 11 against Sierra.The Woodland Park ice hockey team is beginning its second season under coach Chad Mason. The Panthers went 1-17 last season. Their victory was over Palmer.Skye Ciccarelli is … [Read more...] about Woodland Park Panthers introduce first swim team; Ciccarelli, Davies expected to lead on basketball court
The city’s plan to “lift” East River Park by 8 to 10 feet will mean bulldozing millions of dollars in new park amenities unveiled just last month, burying them under tons of dirt, and closing the entire oasis for 3 ½ years. Some residents are scratching their heads that so soon after the city spent $2.8 million to deliver a new soccer field and resurfaced running track, it will now flush those features and close the park again. The work, to begin in 2020, is part of a massive, $1.45 billion flood-prevention plan to protect the area from storm surges. The newly revised design will elevate the surface of the 40-acre park between the East River and FDR Drive by dumping tons of soil and fill between 13th and Cherry streets, raise and rebuild the esplanade along the river by boosting the height of the pilings underneath, and erect a flood wall at the river’s edge. At the height of superstorm Sandy, Lower Manhattan was plunged into darkness and the Con Edison … [Read more...] about ‘Lifting’ East River Park means bulldozing millions worth of brand new amenities
Photo by Cody Tomer Wheeling Park’s Emma Delk controls the ball down the sideline as John Marshall’s Kylie Sutton defends during Thursday night’s sectional final. Island Stadium on Thursday. WHEELING — Since Coach Carrie Hanna took over the Wheeling Park girls’ soccer program three years ago, she has been building a culture — a winning culture. The Patriots have clearly bought into her ways and it showed Thursday night as they rolled to an 8-0 triumph against John Marshall at Wheeling Island Stadium in the West Virginia Class AAA Region One, Section One Final. “Our girls are clicking very well,” Hanna said. “Since I took over the program, we have been working really hard at building a culture so that it gets handed down over and over.” Last year, Park had high hopes but was unable to get past the regional round, an obstacle Hanna believes her team can hurdle this year as they take on Morgantown with a trip to the state … [Read more...] about Park Girls Earn Hardware