The former executive director of the Medford Housing Authority has been barred from public employment in Massachusetts, according to Attorney General Martha Coakley. Robert Covelle, 59, of Stoneham, r following a federal audit that found the authority failed to follow procurement procedures and also handed out projects without putting them out to public bid. Under an agreement with the Attorney General, Covelle admitted to failing to follow procurement procedures during construction at public housing community LaPrise Village, and for several security contracts, according to a press release from Coakley's office.
Bishop Blesses New Grace Church Boiler: The Reverend Gayle Elizabeth Harris, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, blessed Grace Episcopal Church's new boiler during her official visit to the parish Sunday.
Weather: Sunny skies with highs around 70 degrees are expected today, according to the National Weather Service. Similar weather is expected tomorrow with slightly warmer highs.
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New Study: Your Morning Cup of Coffee Could Relieve Pain: As if research hadn't already shown a number of benefits from your morning cup of Joe — help in weight loss, reducing the risk of Alzheimer's Disease and certain cancers, to name a few — now comes a new study from Norway indicating coffee can also alleviate pain.