Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Book Club Listings — July 2019In “Community”Wilmington Book Club Listings — August 2019In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community” WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a listing of book club discussions happening in Wilmington this January:Pints & Pages Book Group (Library’s Social Book Group For 20 & 30 Somethings)Thursday, January 3, 7pmPancho’s CantinaInstead of discussing a particular book this month, we’ll meet up to share your latest favorite reads, watches & listens! Plus get great recommendations from others. Bring along at least two (books, movies, series, podcasts, etc.) to share! If you don’t have it in hand, that’s okay! Just remember the title. Register HERE.Novel Ideas Fiction Book GroupThursday, January 17, 7pmWilmington Memorial LibraryFeatured Book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellEnjoy reading fiction? Join the library’s fiction book group led by Adult Services Librarian Kim Rowley. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book. Register HERE.Well Read Wednesday Book GroupWednesday, January 23, 10amWilmington Memorial LibraryFeatured Book: A Piece of the World by Christina BakerThis is book group discusses contemporary books both fiction and non-fiction led by Library Director Tina Stewart. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book. Register HERE.The Buzz Book ClubMonday, January 28, 1pmWilmington Senior CenterFeatured Book: Into The Water by Paula HopkinsMembers are asked to get their own book for this meeting. No registration required.Have your own book club and looking for members? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:
Forensic investigators work at the scene of an attack where a van was driven at Muslim worshippers outside a mosque in Finsbury Park in North London. Photo: ReutersPress minister at the Bangladesh High Commission in London Nadeem Qadir has said they are yet to confirm whether the man killed in the terror attack in front of a London mosque is from Bangladesh or not.“We’ll update you as soon as we have the details,” he told news agency UNB.A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, killing one man, said to be a Bangladeshi, and injuring 10 in what police are investigating as a terrorist incident.The Telegraph online in its report claimed the victim was an ‘elderly Bangladeshi man’ who had just left the Muslim Welfare Mosque on Seven Sisters Road.Police said the 48-year-old man who was driving the car has been arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution. He will be given a mental health evaluation, reports AP from London.The crash occurred at a time when the multiethnic neighbourhood was crowded with Muslims leaving the Finsbury Park mosque after Ramadan prayers.London police said the driver was detained by the crowd until police arrived.The crash occurred shortly after midnight when police received reports of a collision between a van and pedestrians. Police said eight of the injured were hospitalised; the other two had minor injuries and were treated at the scene.Witnesses reported seeing police give emergency heart massage to at least one of the injured.The Muslim Council tweeted that worshippers had been struck and said its prayers were with the victims.London police closed the area to normal traffic. A helicopter circled above the area as a large cordon was established to keep motorists and pedestrians away.Witnesses told Sky News and other British media that the van seemed to have veered and hit people intentionally.Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organisation, said that based on eyewitness reports it seems to be a ‘deliberate attack against innocent Muslims’.The Finsbury Park mosque was associated with extremist ideology for several years after the 9/11 attacks in the United States but was shut down and reorganised. It has not been associated with radical views for more than a decade.UK rime minister Theresa May described the crash as a ‘terrible incident’. The statement from her office said her thoughts were with the injured, their loved ones and emergency services who responded to the scene.Britain’s terrorist alert has been set at ‘severe’ meaning an attack is highly likely.
By The Associated PressBALTIMORE (AP) — A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging eight Baltimore residents with participating in a fentanyl and heroin ring.If convicted, the defendants each face a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life. Prosecutors say one of the accused also faces gun charges. All the defendants except one have been arrested and are in federal or state custody.Fentanyl pills (DEA Photo via drugabuse.gov)In a Monday statement, U.S. Attorney Robert Hur in Baltimore says his office is trying to do “everything possible to reduce overdose deaths from fentanyl and from all opioids.”Late last year, he announced that officials in Maryland’s biggest city would prosecute more fentanyl cases in federal court. The effort is designed to help combat an alarming increase of fatalities caused by the synthetic opioid.