***Cold Weather Alert***
Temperatures to reach teens, single digits with wind chill; City urges residents to stay warm, be cautious with portable heating devices
Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that the City of Boston is taking all steps to keep residents safe and warm as temperatures with wind chill are expected to dip into the teens and single digits for the remainder of this week. Projecting the coldest weather in Boston so far this season, forecasts for today, Thursday, and Friday indicate rapidly falling temperatures and wind gusts that could exceed 20 miles per hour. Given the cold snap, Mayor Menino urged residents to check on the well-being of their elderly or disabled neighbors, be mindful of homeless individuals that may need assistance, and practice caution when using portable heating devices such as space heaters.
*BOSTON POLICE INCREASE VISIBILTY *
*DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON*
Boston Police Offer Helpful Holiday Safety Tips
Today Boston Police announce that they have increased patrols in popular holiday shopping areas as a proactive public safety measure throughout the busy holiday season. Patrols include holiday walking beats, directed patrols and additional coordination with specialized units and plain-clothes officers.
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can easily create a distraction for people. However, during this festive time, it is important to pay special attention to the things going on around you. The holiday season is considered peak season for burglars, pickpockets and shoplifters.