Tuesday, February 21, 2012
An individual was contemplating jumping off the Speen Street Bridge Tuesday morning, but was stopped by two men passing by and by Natick Police officers.
UPDATE, 4 p.m.: Matthew Satalino and Joe Marino were driving over the Speen Street Bridge just before 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, when they noticed a young woman standing on the ledge over the railroad tracks. Satalino noticed that the girl was crying and Marino pulled over the car to see what the men could do to help. Satalino, from Middletown, CT spoke with the individual while Marino, of West Boylston, MA, was able to get closer to the woman from the top of the bridge. As Marino approached the individual, Satalino was able to call Natick Police to report the incident. When officers Keven Kelley and Ronald Richardson arrived on the scene, they kept up the conversation with the potential jumper and slowly approached closer. While the woman …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The Silvano Anthony Melchiorri (Speen Street) Bridge opened to traffic on Friday afternoon.
The Silvano Anthony Melchiorri (Speen Street) Bridge opened to traffic Friday afternoon around 3 p.m., after being out of commission since March 2010.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
After hopes that the Speen Street bridge would finally open to traffic last Friday, the projected completion date has been moved to this Friday, June 3.
The skepticism of a few of the members of the board of selectmen that the Speen Street Bridge would open last Friday was well-founded. The bridge, according to town engineer Mark Coviello, will be opened to traffic this Friday morning instead. Still left to mark off the checklist: complete the landscaping, install fences and guardrails, install pavement markings, reset traffic control settings and remove detour signs, said Coviello. Rep. David Linsky and Rep. Alice Peisch announced Tuesday that the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a bill to officially named the Speen Street Bridge as the Silvano Anthony Melchiorri Bridge, who served as a veteran, firefighter and fire captain, Town Meeting member, developer and musician in …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Massachusetts state representatives have filed legislation to name the Speen Street Bridge south of Route 135 the Silvano Anthony Melchiorri Bridge.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The construction of the bridge on Speen Street south of Route 135 has yet to be complete, but it may already have a name thanks to legislation filed by several Massachusetts state representatives. Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick), Rep. Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley), Sen. Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) and Sen. Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) have announced that they have filed for the bridge to be named the Silvano Anthony Melchiorri Bridge after Natick resident, Army veteran, firefighter, Town Meeting member, developer and musician known as "Sil," who died in January 2010, according to a press release. “Sil Melchiorri was dedicated to the town of Natick and his contributions to the town can still be felt, “said Linsky. “Watching Sil’s band in the 4th of …