What the massive snowfall tells us about global warming from The Washington Post

 

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“You could treat this as ordinary weather, or, you could think about it in a climate context. Counter-intuitive though it may sound, the fact remains that — as I have noted previously — some kinds of winter precipitation could indeed be more intense because we’re in a warming world.” Chris Mooney

 

The entire article is well worth reading:

http://wapo.st/1Ag6gqF

BE OUR VALENTINE? – Special 2/10 Screening of Rom-Com “Amira & Sam”

Cape Ann Community Cinema

TO BENEFIT
TEAM RED, WHITE & BLUE
This screening benefits Team Red, White, and Blue (click for more info).

sq_amira_and_samRousing, smart, and sweet, AMIRA & SAM (executive-produced by Gloucester’s own Meg Montagnino Jarrett) is a confident feature debut from writer-director Sean Mullin, and follows Sam (Martin Starr of “Freaks & Geeks” and “Silicon Valley”), an army veteran adapting back to civilian life after a lengthy tour overseas. Upon reuniting with his unit’s former Iraqi translator in New York City, he meets Amira (newcomer Dina Shihabi), his war buddy’s niece; suspicious of soldiers, she wants nothing to do with him. However, when Amira runs into immigration trouble, Sam offers to keep her safe at his apartment. After a rocky start, their unlikely friendship starts to blossom into something more. Meanwhile, Sam’s cousin Charlie (Paul Wesley of “Before I Disappear” and “The Vampire Diaries”) offers him a lucrative opportunity at his hedge fund, helping to secure wealthy veterans as new clients. However, all is…

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IMPORTANT STORM UPDATE FROM MAYOR SEFATIA

Gloucester and Essex County have been hit particularly hard since the snows began a couple of weeks ago. In the past 17 days, we have received a record setting 70 inches of snow. Not only has there been a lot of snow but it has been cold which has not allowed the snow to melt. The streets are lined with mountains of snow which makes getting around dangerous. We urge residents to exercise caution and take your time when travelling around the City.

The City has committed significant resources towards ensuring snow removal. We have deployed 25 pieces of City equipment and up to 75 pieces of contracted equipment as well as over 100 operators rotating through in shifts to clear snow. Our snow clearing efforts are ongoing and operating around the clock. We ask for your patience while we continue this endeavor.


I would like to say a quick word about the Gloucester DPW. These past few weeks have not been easy; the Director and his team have been working extremely hard. I would like to thank him and everyone at DPW for their incredible work and dedication to this City. Day-in and day-out they continue to do a tremendous job.

Working with Lt. Governor Polito, Senator Tarr and Representative Ferrante, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has agreed to provide the City with additional equipment to help clear snow.
The City also has secured a waiver on a limited basis to dump snow in the ocean from Secretary of Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Mark Beaton. Those efforts will be coordinated through our Department of Public Works.
If there is any doubt as to the historic nature of these storms, Governor Baker announced today that he has called in the National Guard to assist with snow removal. The City has forwarded an expansive list of needs to Governor’s office and continues to work with them to meet those needs.

 

In the coming days, we will continue to widen the City streets and dig out the school and municipal parking lots.
We continue to maintain an aggressive snow removal plan while keeping the police and fire stations working and clear of snow.

On behalf of the City, I ask once again for your patience and understanding. Public safety is of the utmost importance. We are a strong community and together will get through this. Keep helping each other, checking on your neighbors and keep an eye on our seniors.

Thank you.

Sefatia Romeo Theken

Mayor

 

#GloucesterMA parking ban lifted

Parking ban was lifted at 12 noon. All vehicles that utilized school and municipal lots for the ban MUST be removed immediately. Towing will commence at 315pm. Lots need to be cleared for school and municipal offices. Thank you for your cooperation.

Respectfully,

Leonard Campanello

Chief of Police

City of Gloucester, MA

Huge Shout Out To Annabelle’s Pet Care

Hi Joey – I just wanted to give a HUGE thank you to Christine, Mary, Karen, and Kelsea from Anabelle’s Pet Care. They gave my sweet old puppy, Mango, the most kind, compassionate care in the last months of her life while I was at work. Wanted all the GMG readers to know ANABELLE’S provides outstanding service!

Leslie Heffron

MASSACHUSETTS FROM MAYOR ROMEO THEKEN

Gloucester and Essex County have been hit particularly hard since the snows began a couple of weeks ago. In the past 17 days, we have received a record setting 70 inches of snow. Not only has there been a lot of snow but it has been cold which has not allowed the snow to melt. The streets are lined with mountains of snow which makes getting around dangerous. We urge residents to exercise caution and take your time when travelling around the City.

The City has committed significant resources towards ensuring snow removal. We have deployed 25 pieces of City equipment and up to 75 pieces of contracted equipment as well as over 100 operators rotating through in shifts to clear snow. Our snow clearing efforts are ongoing and operating around the clock. We ask for your patience while we continue this endeavor.

I would like to say a quick word about the Gloucester DPW. These past few weeks have not been easy; the Director and his team have been working extremely hard. I would like to thank him and everyone at DPW for their incredible work and dedication to this City. Day-in and day-out they continue to do a tremendous job.

Working with Lt. Governor Polito, Senator Tarr and Representative Ferrante, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has agreed to provide the City with additional equipment to help clear snow. The City also has secured a waiver on a limited basis to dump snow in the ocean from Secretary of Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Mark Beaton. Those efforts will be coordinated through our Department of Public Works

If there is any doubt as to the historic nature of these storms, Governor Baker announced today that he has called in the National Guard to assist with snow removal. The City has forwarded an expansive list of needs to Governor’s office and continues to work with them to meet those needs.

In the coming days, we will continue to widen the City streets and dig out the school and municipal parking lots. We continue to maintain an aggressive snow removal plan while keeping the police and fire stations working and clear of snow.

On behalf of the City, I ask once again for your patience and understanding. Public safety is of the utmost importance. We are a strong community and together will get through this. Keep helping each other, checking on your neighbors and keep an eye on our seniors. Thank you.

Respectfully,

Leonard Campanello

Chief of Police

City of Gloucester, MA

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: Rocky Kramm 8pm 2.11.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, February 11th
Special Guest: ROCKY KRAMM!

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The ROCK is back! Awesome guy. Awesome music. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…

Allen Estes

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Jon Butcher

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