Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Friday, June 1, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Methuen Police Department Hosts Annual Pasta Dinner for Seniors
METHUEN — Mayor James Jajuga and Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to announce that Methuen Police held its ninth annual senior pasta dinner earlier this week.
On Tuesday, May 29, Methuen police officers served a pasta dinner to more than 350 senior citizens at the Methuen Senior Center, 77 Lowell St. Seniors enjoyed pasta, meatballs and sauce with fresh Italian bread for dinner, and coffee and cake for dessert.
Sgt. Joe Rynne organized the event with Activity Coordinator Sue Foster from the Methuen Senior Center. Additionally, Lt. Ron Valliere, Sgt. Shawn Moore, Officer Jeff Brouck, Officer Matt Mueskes, Officer Jeff Smith, Officer Aaron Little, Lt. Joe Aiello, Sgt. Walter Fleming, Officer Tom Torrisi, Officer Kara McMenamon, Sgt. Rynne and Officer Tim Getchell helped to cook, prepare, run and serve food.
The Methuen Police Superior Officer’s Union, the Methuen Police Patrolman’s Union and the Fraternal Order of Police sponsored the dinner. Piro’s Bakery, 300 Merrimack St., donated the fresh Italian bread and cake, and the Tenney Grammar School, 75 Pleasant St., donated cooking supplies and utensils.
“I am proud of the Methuen Police Department for stepping up year after year to serve our seniors and create stronger relationships with them,” said Mayor Jajuga. “This is a wonderful event and I’d like to thank all those who donated food, supplies and time, for their generosity to help make it possible.”
The annual event is organized to strengthen relationships and communication between Methuen’s senior citizens and the police department in a relaxed environment.
“Each time we come back to the Methuen Senior Center we get to know more people and recognize even more familiar faces,” Chief Solomon said. “I am proud of all of the officers who helped host the dinner and who answered questions from seniors. We can’t wait to do it again next year!”