Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday to Tammie Pothier Cota, Brehnen Hardy, Maureen Fucile, Jared Venezia, Sandy Courtney Russell, Traci Fenton, Dallas O’Brien, James Gallo, Jim Lovett, Bill Rogers, Michael Freedman, Peter Goodsell, John DiFava, Joseph DiPietro, Luigi Buonopane, Richard Lyons, Kennerh Fournier, Adam Miele, Kristine Foote, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week→
From COVID Response and Recovery to Affordability for All, from Racial and Social Justice to Transparency, 100-Day Agenda Released
SOMERVILLE, MA – In her inaugural address on Monday, January 3, newly elected Mayor Katjana Ballantyne laid out her vision for an administration that is inclusive and transparent, examines every issue through an equity lens, and strives to ensure progress made in the city positively affects all residents and businesses. She also promised to announce her 100-day work plan, and today she delivers on that promise with the release of the 100 Day Somerville ‘Progress for All’ Agenda. Continue reading Mayor Ballantyne Announces Inclusive, Equity-Focused 100-Day ‘Somerville Progress for All’ Agenda→
“This commission brings together a diverse, experienced and thoughtful group of experts and stakeholders to help our administration develop the policies and strategies we will need to meet the challenges associated with decarbonizing the buildings sector in Massachusetts. Continue reading QUOTABLE QUOTES ON BEACON HILL→
The Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will hold a virtual hearing on January 26 on a measure that would create an 11-member commission to investigate and report on what measures may be necessary and appropriate to protect the citizens of the commonwealth from the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons and to contribute towards the total elimination of these weapons from all countries. Continue reading ELIMINATE NUCLEAR WEAPONS→
The Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will hold a virtual hearing on January 26 on legislation that would allow cities and towns to opt to have mental health civilian advocates accompany police and other law enforcement personnel on mental health-related calls to respond to non-violent or behavioral health-related situations. Continue reading POLICE AND MENTAL HEALTH CIVILIAN ADVOCATES→
The Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee held a hearing on a proposal that would reduce the frequency at which owners of food trucks must renew their business licenses, from annually to every five years.
The Transportation Committee held a virtual hearing on a measure that would amend a current law which prohibits drivers with suspended licenses from getting their license reinstated, after the suspension is over, until they pay off the entire associated fine for the underlying offense. Continue reading SUSPENSION OF DRIVER’S LICENSE→
The Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy approved and sent to the Senate Ways and Means Committee legislation that would expand the state’s existing bottle bill law that requires a 5-cent refundable deposit on glass, plastic, metal, aluminum and bi-metal containers holding beer and other malt beverages, carbonated soft drinks and mineral waters. Continue reading EXPAND THE BOTTLE BILL→
The Senate 39-0 approved and sent to the House legislation that would make it easier for homeless youth and adults to secure free state ID cards. The measure would allow homeless service providers or other state agencies to provide the individual with documentation to prove residency.
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