Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Take a stroll up Circuit Avenue and check out the help-wanted signs: Businesses are hiring now for summer 2013.
Attention, summer job-seekers: Ice-cream scoopers, retail workers, arcade assistants and restaurant staff are all in demand on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs. Some of the businesses where we spotted help-wanted signs yesterday are featured in our mini-video: Looking for work? Check our Jobs on Martha's Vineyard page. Looking for workers? Post on Patch and reach more potential hires. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The popular Oak Bluffs pizzeria combined its seasonal reopening with a fund-raiser for Boston Marathon bombing victims.
Martha's Vineyard restaurants have been doing their part to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to social media updates. Giordano's Restaurant & Clam Bar in Oak Bluffs posted on Facebook last night, "Thanks to all those that came out for opening weekend. It was great to see so many familiar faces and get back into the swing of things. A special thanks to those that donated to The One Fund. It is because of you that we were able to contribute $563 to the victims of this terrible tragedy. The Giordano Family will match that donation for a total contribution of $1,126. We are so proud to be part of this generous Island community." Last week, Island restaurateur JB Blau reported donating $7,833 to the One Fund, the …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Accused of possessing hard-core pornographic videos of pre-teen girls, Carlos Roberto Dasilva has also been placed on an immigration detainer and could be deported to Brazil after his local case has ended.
A 43-year-old Brazilian national arrested in Oak Bluffs on suspicion of distributing child pornography is scheduled for a pretrial hearing in Edgartown District Court this week. The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of Homeland Security has also issued an immigration detainer for Carlos Roberto Dasilva, who according to court documents was being held in lieu of $25,000 bond pending his May 2 hearing. “DHS intends to assume custody of you after you otherwise would be released from custody,” the detainer advises. Dasilva was convicted in 2006 of failing to identify himself to a police officer, according to documents filed in his current case. Investigation led to computer Dasilva, 43, was targeted by the Massachusetts …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Think you've seen the last of traffic blinkers on the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road? Maybe not.
The blinking traffic lights are gone for good from the Barnes Road/Airport Road intersection with Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, superseded by the new roundabout. But one of the blinkers may be coming back to the main road in a new spot, at the County Road intersection by Jardin Mahoney. Oak Buffs Highway Superintendent Richard Combra told town selectmen last week that the County Road intersection has seen several serious accidents, including fatalities, in recent years. Combra suggested that one of the blinkers removed from the roundabout intersection could be reinstalled at County Road to help calm traffic there. The other blinker, which Combra described as "vintage," may be donated to the Possible Dreams charity benefit: Oak Bluffs …
The Island's Little League teams paraded up Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs to start the 2013 season in Viera Park Saturday. Were you there? See anyone you know in our video?
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Friday, April 26, 2013
Congratulations to Chip Coblyn of Oak Bluffs and Bethesda, Md. for his winning photo of Fenway.
The people have spoken. The tie has been broken! Congratulations to Chip Coblyn of Oak Bluffs and Bethesda, Md. for his winning photo of Fenway, photo #42. Chip is the winner of a $25 gift certificate. Thank you to Lara Robinson, who came in second place, for her photo of Tukka Rex, #41. The dog photos were terrific. Thank you to the Patch readers who entered the contest. For the complete photo gallery of dogs in our contest, click here. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Martha's Vineyard starts its Little League season Saturday with a parade and games in Oak Bluffs, followed by more games around the Island. We'd love to see your photos from Opening Day: Just click the button to upload them to our gallery
Saturday in Oak Bluffs, Islanders will cheer the beginning of the 2013 Little League season. The annual Opening Day parade, complete with fire trucks, steps off at the police station at 10:30 a.m. with teams making their way up Circuit Avenue to Viera Park for 11 a.m. ceremonies. Members of the Martha's Vineyard Tactical Response Team who traveled to Boston to help with last week's bomber manhunt may be throwing out the first pitches for games beginning at noon, league official Phil Regan said. The park grill will be open serving hot dogs and hamburgers, according to the Little League website. After the ceremonies, Little Leaguers will travel to other Island ballparks to play more games Saturday, Regan said. Will you be at the parade and …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
It's still a construction site, but it's also a functioning roundabout that can handle the largest 18-wheeler on the Island, said Oak Bluffs Highway Department Superintendent Richard Combra, Jr.
After weeks of construction and sometimes lengthy backups, the Oak Bluffs roundabout at Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road and Barnes Road began circling traffic as designed this week, the town's highway superintendent told selectmen. "It's a functioning roundabout now," Richard Combra, Jr. said during Tuesday's board of selectmen meeting at the library. "Yesterday was probably the worst day," Combra continued. "Hopefully that was the hardest part of the construction." Not only is the roundabout carrying passenger-vehicle traffic without a hitch, Combra told selectmen: Tuesday, the largest 18-wheel tractor-trailer operating on Island roads went through it with no problems. Big-rigs' rear wheels may encounter dirt as they circle the roundabout, …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Yankee Magazine's new Travel Guide lists two Oak Bluffs businesses as its only Martha's Vineyard picks for the 2013 Editors' Choice Best of New England list. Here's where to find the Best Clam Chowder and Best Harborfront Hotel on the Cape and Islands.
Oak Bluffs can add two more feathers to its cap with the release Wednesday of the Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England, which includes a "Best of New England — Editor's Choice" guide with 317 listings throughout the region. Out of 17 "Best of" listings for Cape Cod and the Islands, only two are located on Martha's Vineyard — both in Oak Bluffs: Chowder Company owner JB Blau was wowed by the distinction, posting on Facebook, "Didn't even know they had a best of!!!! Congrats to Chef Alex Nagi for his amazing recipe and to the fabulous Chefs who make it daily and the amazing crew who get it to your table... So proud of everybody!!!!!! wow. wow." The magazine's editors appear to be in step with local tastes: Martha's Vineyard Chowder …
Members of the Martha's Vineyard Tactical Response Team appear in a New York Times photograph of the response to the Boston Marathon bombings, according to Oak Bluffs Police Chief Erik Blake.
Police officers from the Martha's Vineyard Tactical Response Team put their training to the test last week, making two trips to Boston to assist local teams in the marathon bombing investigation. On their second trip, said Oak Bluffs Police Chief Erik Blake, the Island team took part in a house-to-house search in Watertown Thursday night. "They did over 30 houses and 30 back yards," Blake told Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday, a black band across his badge in mourning for slain MIT police officer Sean Collier. "They were right in the thick of it. I couldn’t have been prouder," Blake said. Island officers appear in a New York Times photograph from last week's manhunt, Blake said. The photo was posted on the Oak Bluffs Police Department …