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April 3,1980—-April 3, 2020 40th Anniversary of the worst chemical spill in the history of The Commonwealth

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Written by Mayor Emeritus Gene Brune

My “baptism by fire”, so to speak, came three months into my first term as Mayor. At about 8:30 a.m. on the morning of April 3, 1980, I received a telephone call at my home, just as I was about to leave for my office. Continue reading April 3,1980—-April 3, 2020 40th Anniversary of the worst chemical spill in the history of The Commonwealth

MEDFORD Mayor Lungo-Koehn Leads Local Mayors in Request to Governor re: Construction Projects

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With the support of leaders from six surrounding communities, Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn submitted a letter to Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito today, asking the administration to revise the order (COVID-19 Order No. 13) that currently allows construction projects to operate as usual in local municipalities. Continue reading MEDFORD Mayor Lungo-Koehn Leads Local Mayors in Request to Governor re: Construction Projects

Somerville High School Construction Workers Still Working/Somerville Police Officer In Hospital/Coma Situation Silenced

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By William Tauro

This picture was taken at 1:00PM this past Thursday, March 26, 2020 so it’s happening now as I’m reporting along with these photos to validate it. These photos were taken at the Somerville High Schoolconstruction site. Does it look like these guys (Managers setting an example for their workers)are practicing social 6’ distancing? Continue reading Somerville High School Construction Workers Still Working/Somerville Police Officer In Hospital/Coma Situation Silenced

Somerville Keeps Construction Stoppage in Place

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The Somerville Construction Advisory issued on Monday, March 23rd, remains in full force. The City of Somerville had previously issued Construction COVID-19 Safety Guidelines to allow construction to move forward with site-specific safety plans ensuring social distancing and following state and federal safety guidelines for COVID-19. Continue reading Somerville Keeps Construction Stoppage in Place

Start of Street Sweeping Delayed and Updates on Other City Services

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The start of street sweeping in Somerville has been delayed by two weeks to Wednesday, April 15. Normally, street sweeping takes place from April 1 until December 31. As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 emergency, we will decide if the delay will be extended and share that information as it becomes available. Continue reading Start of Street Sweeping Delayed and Updates on Other City Services

Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line: Resident’s Concerns Over “SOMERVILLE ORDERS ALL GENERAL CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS TO CEASE”

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Dear Billy T and Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line,

Schools, parks, libraries, city hall, etc all closed to minimize the transfer.
Lets not worry about 400 workers descending into Somerville. Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line: Resident’s Concerns Over “SOMERVILLE ORDERS ALL GENERAL CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS TO CEASE”

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, March 24, the 84th day of 2020 with 282 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:40 and sunset is @ 7:00. The New Moon is exact @ 5:29 AM EDT. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1379 – The Gelderse war ended. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

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Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville and around the Square! Happy Birthday to Helen Halloran, Jaclyn Ricci Agosto, Michael Miller, Cathy Tatosky, Lisa Fucci, Frank McSorley, Sussette Muise, Gregory B. Roche, Bobby Powers, Maria Tauro, Brian Buckly, Russell Castor Jr, Paul Allan, Elizabeth McNamara, Robin Sabatino Demuth, Paul Cardoso, Donna Johnson,

Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Baker Issues Emergency Order Essential Services

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Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24 at noon until Tuesday, April 7 at noon. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely. Continue reading Baker Issues Emergency Order Essential Services

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Christopher MACINNES (Attempt to Commit Crime, Deface Property, Possess Burglarious Instrument)

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On 03/10/2020, I, Officer Christopher Collette was assigned to Somerville marked unit West Seven. At approximately 21:33 hours, I responded to the laundromat at 740 Broadway for the report of a male and female attempting to break into a locked bathroom within the business. Officer Khoury also responded. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Christopher MACINNES (Attempt to Commit Crime, Deface Property, Possess Burglarious Instrument)

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