Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The club's director knew about allegations in 1980 but fired Paul Collins and told him to leave town, instead of contacting police, according to court documents.
Paul A. Collins, the Long Island, N.Y., man arrested Friday in connection with the investigation into sexual-abuse allegations at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, was arraigned Monday in Cambridge District Court in Medford. Collins, 62, of 31 Pleasant Ave., Centerreach, N.Y., was held on $250,000 cash bail by Judge Roanne Sragow. He is accused of sexually abusing four boys while he was the swim coach at the club in the late 1970s, according to a Boston Globe report. Collins was charged with rape of a child by force, indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 (three counts) and open and gross lewdness. According to the Globe, in the court documents, it states that one of Collins’ accusers confronted him at the time of the …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Paul A. Collins will be in Cambridge District Court in Medford.
The Long Island, N.Y., man arrested Friday in connection with the investigation into sexual-abuse allegations at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club will be arraigned today in Cambridge District Court in Medford, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan. Paul A. Collins, 62, of 31 Pleasant Ave., Centerreach, N.Y., has been charged with rape of a child by force, indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 (three counts) and open and gross lewdness, according to the district attorney’s office. Collins was arrested Friday at his Centerreach home without incident by Arlington police and the United States Marshal’s New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
A Long Island, N.Y., man was arrested Wednesday, according to police.
Arlington police have made in arrest in connection with the investigation into sexual-abuse allegations at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Police arrested Paul A. Collins, 62, of 31 Pleasant Ave., Centerreach, N.Y., Friday and charged him with rape of a child with force, lewdness, open and gross conduct and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, according to an Arlington Police Department release. Collins’ crimes allegedly occurred in the late 1970s, early 1980s, and there are five unknown victims at this time, according to police. Collins was expected to be arraigned at 11 a.m. Saturday at the 1st District Court in Central Islip, N.Y. He was arrested without incident by Arlington police and officers from the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Arlington Police Department and Middlesex District Attorney's Office are now investigating the allegations.
The Arlington Boys and Girls Club revealed Thursday that for more than a year it’s been investigating allegations that a former and now deceased employee “sexually abused children at the club between the 1970s and 1990s.” The club released a statement saying its investigation began in late 2011 after a former club member came forward with the allegations against the late William “Sully” Sullivan, a West Roxbury resident who worked at the club for 38 years, from 1964 until his death in 2002. The club said it “hired a third party to conduct an independent investigation.” A source with knowledge of the club’s investigation has told Arlington Patch that the “third party” was a law firm. The Arlington Police Department and Middlesex District …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The club released the following statement at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Update 5:25 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 This article has been updated. Update 5:55 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 William "Sully" Sullivan, the alleged abuser, was program director at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, according to a Boston Herald obituary. Sullivan, of West Roxbury, died in June 2002 at the age of 66. Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan said Thursday, "We were recently made aware of these allegations and are conducting our own independent investigation." The Arlington Boys & Girls Club first knew of the allegations in late 2011, according to a Thursday statement from the club. In 2011, the club hired a "third-party" to conduct an "independent investigation," according to a Thursday letter from the club's leadership team, instead of …
Friday, December 7, 2012
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Anthony Leccese donated the money through the Arbella Insurance Foundation Employee Giving Program.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Medford's Anthony Leccese recently donated $1,000 to the Arlington Boys & Girls Club through the Arbella Insurance Foundation Employee Giving Program.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Here are a couple great fall classes; registration for both starts Aug. 10.
This week, we asked our readers what are the most creative, unusual classes for adults in Arlington. Both fall classes below are at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, and online and mail-in registration for both begins Aug. 10. You can also walk-in to register, starting Aug. 24, or register by phone or fax, beginning on Aug. 31. For the Arlington Boys & Girls Club's full list of programming, see their fall brochure. Know of any other great classes for adults in town or nearby? Feel free to let us and others know in the comments section below.