first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 the Tewksbury Police Department arrested Robert J. Gorski, 26, of 85 Baystate Rd., Tewksbury on a warrant for Receiving Stolen Property (subsequent offense).After setting up a surveillance operation at 85 Baystate Rd (Gorski’s residence) with an arrest warrant and search warrant in hand, Detectives observed a 2016 Black Ford Escape (Ma. Reg. 6PRY70) leaving the residence. Detectives observed Robert Gorski sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle which led to a motor vehicle stop a short distance from the residence and his arrest without incident.Mr. Gorski is a suspect in a string of recent car breaks in the neighborhood where he resides and his arrest/warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation. The search warrant was executed at 85 Baystate Rd after his arrest and items linked to the recent car breaks were located. Mr. Gorski was held overnight and transported to Lowell District Court in the morning for arraignment.The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373. If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to Gorski(NOTE: The above press release is from the Tewksbury Police Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSuspects In Recent String Of Wilmington Break-Ins Arrested After Turning Themselves InIn “Featured”Wilmington K9 Ridic Helps Catch Bad Guy In AndoverIn “Government”WANTED: Fugitive Dumped Stolen Car In WilmingtonIn “Government”last_img read more

first_imgBy The Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia first lady Pam Northam has expressed regret after the mother of an African-American teenager complained that a tour of the governor’s mansion was racially insensitive.Northam said Wednesday that is she is working to make sure the stories of slaves who worked in the mansion’s historic kitchen before the Civil War are told properly.In this Feb. 9, 2019 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, right, and his wife Pam, watch as the casket of fallen Virginia State Trooper Lucas B. Dowell is carried to a waiting tactical vehicle during the funeral at the Chilhowie Christian Church in Chilhowie, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool, File)Northam’s statement comes amid heightened racial tension in Virginia politics. Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring have recently apologized for wearing Blackface decades ago. The state’s highest elected Black official, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, has compared himself to Jim Crow-era lynching victims after two women accused him of sexual assault.State employee Leah Walker made the complaint. Her eighth-grade daughter toured the mansion this month as a part of the Senate page program. Walker says Pam Northam singled out African-American students when passing out cotton and discussing the horrors of slavery.Northam’s office said the first lady did not single anyone out.Walker’s account differs from an account of the tour written by her daughter. Her daughter did not explicitly say only African-American pages were singled out by the first lady.Democratic Sen. Scott Surovell and Republican Sen. Bill Stanley said both their daughters, who were also on the tour, said Northam did not single anyone out.last_img read more

first_imgBy ALISON GRAHAM, The Roanoke Times undefinedLEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — She rested beneath packed earth for more than 100 years in an unmarked grave. Someone must have known her name — her family, friends, maybe the person who buried her.But when those people died, so did the last living memory of the woman so long buried near the corner of Nelson and Randolph Streets.In 2008, a construction crew pulled her bones from the earth and she entered the 21st century nameless.In this May 19, 2019 photo, Lexington City Councilwoman Marilyn Alexander lays a flower on the coffin of “Ancient Jane,” a woman whose remains were found during construction of the county courthouse in Lexington, Va. in 2008. The city reburied her in Evergreen Cemetery on Sunday in a coffin built by Pat Harris, a local woodworker. Photo taken May 19. (Alison Graham/The Roanoke Times via AP)And on May 19, that’s how she returned — “Unknown African American woman, died ca. 1800’s” will mark her new gravesite at Evergreen Cemetery in Lexington.She’s less than a mile from where she was found during excavation of the Rockbridge County Courthouse and just a little farther from Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, named for the famed Confederate general who is buried there beneath a larger-than-life memorial and statue.Churches, museums, hotels, shopping centers and the local hospital are named for Jackson and Confederate General Robert E. Lee, who is also buried in the city. But few things are named for the African Americans who helped build Lexington into what it is today.“This discovery may not have been a war hero, but we know she was certainly someone’s child,” City Councilwoman Marilyn Alexander said. “She was certainly someone’s hero.”“Ancient Jane,” as she’s come to be known around the city, was buried after a simple, 30-minute ceremony. People spoke about what is known: she was an 18- to 23-year-old African American woman who died sometime in the 1800s.But most people spoke about what is unknown: who she was, how she died or how she lived her life. She could have been enslaved. She could have walked free and worked in town. She could have had children. She could have lived with her family or a husband. She might have even been murdered when the Ku Klux Klan rode through town in 1867 for what was described as “a bloody hour.”“Her skeletal remains reveal very little about her and invite us to imagine the circumstances of her life,” Washington and Lee University Professor Ted DeLaney said. “As a historian, I feel very uncomfortable imagining too much about this woman, because imagination leads to fiction.”The unknowns plagued the ceremony’s planners — how do you honor someone you know nothing about?DeLaney, along with Alexander and his colleague Alison Bell, settled on simple. DeLaney and Alexander gave speeches, the crowd sang “Amazing Grace” and a local minister led the group in saying the Lord’s Prayer. At the end, each attendee took a flower and laid it on top of the handmade white oak coffin.The ceremony ended with little fanfare and people slowly scattered as they walked back to their cars.The organizers said they felt validated. In a small city steeped in Confederate history, there will be a small memorial to a young, African American woman, forever marked with a gravestone installed later this summer.After most people left, Bell placed a 2019 penny beneath the flowers on the coffin.If Jane’s grave marker is ever lost and her remains are propelled into yet another century, they’ll know she had some connection to 2019.And perhaps one small part of her story will be remembered.___Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.comlast_img read more