Hull Police Remind Residents to Avoid Driving Impaired During July 4 Holiday

Hull Police Department
Chief John Dunn
1 School Street
Hull, MA 02045

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Hull Police Remind Residents to Avoid Driving Impaired During July 4 Holiday

HULL — Chief John Dunn and the Hull Police Department wish to remind residents of the dangers of impaired driving prior to the July 4 holiday, which is traditionally among the deadliest times of the year on American roadways.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more deaths due to drunk driving crashes around the Fourth of July holiday — between the evening of July 2 and the morning of July 6 — than at any other time throughout the year.

In 2016, 188 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator who was impaired by alcohol. Almost half of those deaths occurred when at least one driver or operator had a BAC of .15 or higher — nearly twice the legal limit.

Individuals who are arrested for operating under the influence face myriad consequences, including:

  • Jail time
  • Loss of driver’s license and vehicle
  • Fines
  • Up to $10,000 in attorney fees, plus additional costs beyond fines
  • If you kill someone while operating under the influence, you can face manslaughter charges.

“While we want everyone to have a safe and happy Fourth of July there is no excuse for getting behind the wheel while impaired,” Chief Dunn. “If you do not have a designated driver, there are ride sharing apps and taxi services that can make sure you get home safely. Don’t put yourself or others at risk by driving impaired.”

The Hull Police Department urges residents to observe the following tips from the NHTSA on getting home safely:

  • Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, do not plan on driving.
  • Designate a sober driver or use public transportation or a ride share service to get home safely.
  • Take the keys away from individuals who are drunk and are planning to drive.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, call local law enforcement.

NHTSA’s mobile app, SaferRide, allows users to call a taxi or a friend and identify their location so they can be picked up safely. Residents who will be drinking during the holiday are also encouraged to use apps like Lyft or Uber in order to call a ride, rather than drive themselves.

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Hull Police Provide Residents with Hot Car Safety Tips

Hull Police Department
Chief John Dunn
1 School Street
Hull, MA 02045

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Hull Police Provide Residents with Hot Car Safety Tips

HULL — With summer just over one week away, Chief John Dunn and the Hull Police Department would like to warn residents about the dangers of being trapped in hot cars and provide tips to keep everyone safe.

In the United States, 37 children die in hot cars every year, according statistics from the website noheatstroke.org. Several pets also die annually trapped in hot cars.

“Even if you need to make a very quick trip into a business or home, never leave a child, elderly person or pet trapped in a car for any amount of time,” said Chief Dunn. “The temperature inside a car can be drastically different than outside, and with the changing seasons, hot cars become very dangerous.”

Incidents of death from heatstroke are at their height between Memorial Day and Labor Day, however children can die trapped in hot cars in other months as well.

Heatstroke is classified as when a person’s core body temperature rises to 104 degrees Fahrenheit; a temperature of 107 degrees can result in irreversible organ damage or death. Young children’s bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, thus putting them at higher risk.

A majority of those who die in hot cars do so because parents forget them in their vehicle. Temperatures inside a vehicle can rise nearly 20 degrees in 10 minutes, and as time goes on, the temperature could continue to rise.

According to noheatstroke.org:

  • 87% of children who die are 3 years old or younger
  • 54% are forgotten in a vehicle
  • 27% are playing in an unattended vehicle
  • 18% are intentionally left in a vehicle by an adult

Here are five recommendations from the non-profit Safe Kids Worldwide to keep everyone safe:

  • If you see a child alone in a car, call 911
  • Never leave a child alone in a car, not even for a minute
  • Keep your car locked when you are not in it, otherwise kids may gain access and become trapped
  • Put something in the back seat next to your child, such as a briefcase, purse, cell phone, or even one of your shoes so you do not forget them
  • Set an alert on your phone to make sure you dropped your child off at daycare and develop a plan to be notified if your child is late or a no-show

If you see a child left in a car, take action immediately. Do not wait for the driver to return or assume that they will be back soon. If the child appears to be in distress, attempt to get them out of the car immediately and dial 911.

Pets should also not be left alone in hot cars. According to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA-Angell), pets suffer needlessly and could die when left in hot cars, even on moderately warm days.

Anyone who has questions about hot car safety should contact the Hull Police Department at 781-925-1212.

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Hull High School Seniors Recognized with Scholarships During Awards Night

Hull Public Schools
Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045

For Immediate Release

Monday, June 4, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Hull High School Seniors Recognized with Scholarships During Awards Night

HULL — Principal Paula Girouard McCann is pleased to announce that 44 Hull High School students earned more than $78,000 in scholarships during their senior awards last week.

On Friday, June 1, approximately 100 students gathered in the auditorium to receive scholarships and awards for outstanding performance in academics, athletics and involvement in school organizations.

“The annual senior awards night is a wonderful testament to the hard work and special contributions that so many of these graduates have made to Hull High School,” Principal McCann said. “We wish our seniors the best as they pursue post-secondary education and careers following graduation.”

John Abatuno

Catherine Coccimiglio Nantasket-Hull Rotary Club Scholarship

Hull Boosters Scholarships

Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Hull Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Meredith Beckett

Beatrice Satter Kaye Scholarship

Thomas Griffin Foynes Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Devitt Everest Memorial Scholarship

Shea Burke

Denise Dolan Memorial Scholarship

EM20 Award

Hull Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Hull Pirate Youth Basketball Scholarship

Hull Youth Football/Paul Mitchell Award

Kevin Burke Memorial Scholarship

Margaret Canavan

Hull Boosters Scholarships

Hull Garden Club Scholarship

Hull Lions Club Scholarship

Hull United Youth Soccer Scholarship

Hull High School Student Advisory Scholarship

Zachary Caulfield

Boretti-Condon-Grey Scholarship

Thomas Griffin Foynes Memorial Scholarship

Hailey Cederquist

Kenneth Cowen, Mr. C, Memorial Scholarship

Sarah Dahill

Emma B. Ryan Scholarship

Hull Pirate Youth Basketball Scholarship

Jessica Delaney

Emma B. Ryan Scholarship

Hull Pirate Youth Basketball Scholarship

Paul J. Sheehan Memorial Scholarship

Faith Devitt

Francis J. Lyons Memorial Award (Fire Chief)

Hannah Diemer

Danielle E. Struzziery Memorial Award

Riley Dolan

Emma B. Ryan Scholarship

Megan Dunn

EM20 Award

Victoria Fuda

Catherine Coccimiglio Nantasket-Hull Rotary Club Scholarship

Danielle E. Struzziery Memorial Award

Daughters of the American Revolution

EM20 Award

Helen M. Weiser Scholarship Award

Hull Boosters Scholarships

Hull Lions Club Scholarship

Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Hull PTO Academic Award

Hull United Youth Soccer Scholarship

Kelly-ann Resnick Memorial Scholarship

Reuben & Lizzie Grossman Foundation Award

Hull High School Student Advisory Scholarship

Devin Gamble

Lawrence Stone/Paragon Award

Michael R. Devitt Memorial Scholarship

Gregory Jenkins

Charles G. Waterhouse Scholarship

Melaney Jenkins

Hull High School Theatre Arts Award

Hull Pride Acceptance & Inclusion Scholarship

Joseph C. Doniger Theatre Scholarship

Vinny Bregoli Scholarship for Music & the Arts

Cynthia Kellem Musical Theater Scholarship

Andrew Jones

Treston O’Hare Memorial Scholarship

Olivia Kelly

Paul J. Sheehan Memorial Scholarship

Jacob Lanner

Walter E. Labonte Memorial Scholarship

Kristen MacDonald

EM20 Award

Hull Youth Football/Paul Mitchell Award

Christian Marcella

Robert & Marylou Galluzzo Scholarship

Emily Menice

Catherine Coccimiglio Nantasket-Hull Rotary Club Scholarship

David & Joseph Stone Memorial Award

Dottie Ayers Jacobson Scholarship

Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Hull Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Hull Teacher’s Association Scholarship

Kasey-Emily Mullenhoff

Hull Pride Acceptance & Inclusion Scholarship

Pauline & Edgar Cook Scholarship

Paul J. Sheehan Memorial Scholarship

Shawn Nally

Nantasket Fellowship Society

Nhu Nguyen

Rose Stone Memorial Scholarship

Will Nolan

EM20 Award

Hull Youth Football/Paul Mitchell Award

Ronin O’Reilly

Jason Mazzeo Memorial Award

Michael F. Powers Memorial Award

Christian Olivieri

Boston Globe Foundation/Richard J. Phelps Scholar-Athlete Scholarship

Danielle E. Struzziery Memorial Award

Denise Dolan Memorial Scholarship

EM20 Award

Hull Boosters Scholarships – Joe Menice

Hull Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Hull Teacher’s Association Scholarship

Hull Pirate Youth Basketball Scholarship

Hull Youth Football/Paul Mitchell Award

Reuben & Lizzie Grossman Foundation Award

Sheila Eileen Pearlman

Wendy Oberg Nelson Scholarship

Hull High School Theatre Arts Award

Charles G. Waterhouse Scholarship

Cynthia Kellem Musical Theater Scholarship

Allison M. Haake Memorial Award

Jake Peters

Danielle E. Struzziery Memorial Award

Anne M. Rogers Scholarship

Denise Dolan Memorial Scholarship

Emma B. Ryan Scholarship

Hull Firefighters Local 1657 Scholarship

Hull Youth Football/Paul Mitchell Award

Sean Reichardt

Sons of Italy Scholarship

Madeline Richardson

Hull Boosters Scholarships – Charlie Feist

Hull Lions Club Scholarship

Hull Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Hull Pirate Youth Basketball Scholarship

Wallace and Elinor Richardson Scholarship

Maeve Richardson

Hull Boosters Scholarships – Joe Sullivan

Hull Lions Club Scholarship

Hull Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Hull Pirate Youth Basketball Scholarship

Wallace and Elinor Richardson Scholarship

Christopher Rivieccio

Hull High School Music Award

Daniel Rocha

Paul J. Sheehan Memorial Scholarship

Matthew Rymaszewski

Cynthia Kellem Memorial Scholarship – Hull Public Library

Hull Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Jewish War Veterans: Classmates Today, Neighbors Tomorrow

Jacquelin Schroeder

Paul J. Sheehan Memorial Scholarship

Olivia Smith

EM20 Award

Hull Boosters Scholarships

Hull Youth Football/Paul Mitchell Award

Old Colony Youth Cheerleading

Kelly Smyth

Denise Dolan Memorial Scholarship

Ernest Leonardi Memorial Award

Nathan Sordillo

EM20 Award

Julia Tramontana

Dorie Mahoney-Saville Scholarship

Kenneth Cowen, Mr. C, Memorial Scholarship

Walter E. Labonte Memorial Scholarship

Madison Williamson

Paul J. Sheehan Memorial Scholarship

Matthew Williamson

Hull Scholarship Fund, Inc.

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Statement of Hull Superintendent and Police Chief Regarding Incident at Middle School

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Statement of Hull Superintendent and Police Chief Regarding Incident at Middle School

HULL — The following is a statement from Hull Superintendent Michael Devine and Police Chief John Dunn regarding an incident at the Memorial Middle School this morning.

“At approximately 11:30 a.m., Hull Police received a call from administration at the Memorial Middle School, 81 Central Ave., after a male eighth grade student made a concerning remark about a firearm.

“The student then fled the building. Out of an abundance of caution, the school was placed on lockdown. Police located the student a few blocks from the school, and he was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation.

“No weapons were found in the building and there is no threat to students, faculty or the community. The student’s parents were contacted, and no weapons were found in their home after a search.

“The lockdown was lifted at noon and classes resumed as normal.

“The incident remains under investigation by the Hull Police Department.”

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