Somerville BOA Unanimously Approve Home Rule Petition For Real Estate Transfer Fee

By Matt McLaughlin

The Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a Home Rule Petition for a Real Estate Transfer Fee tonight.  I plan on canvassing the neighborhood to explain the final bill, but I want to dispel misinformation I routinely hear.  This is a simplified version but I am happy to go into detail for anyone interested.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, May 25, the 145th day of 2018 with 220 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:13 and sunset is @ 8:08. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 585 BC – The first known prediction of a solar eclipse was made in Greece. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

City Submits Proposal for Relocation of Public Safety Building to Former Site of Cobble Hill Shopping Center

New site at 90 Washington St. would house SPD Headquarters and SFD Engine 3.

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today that the City has formally submitted a borrowing authorization request and a request for appropriation to the Board of Aldermen to acquire the parcel at 90 Washington St., to relocate the Somerville Police Department Headquarters and Somerville Fire Department’s Engine 3. 90 Washington St., the former site of the Cobble Hill Shopping Center, has been vacant since 2014, and was identified as the most ideal location for the new Public Safety Building through a space needs assessment and site review of several parcels of land within the city limits that met identified space requirements. Continue reading City Submits Proposal for Relocation of Public Safety Building to Former Site of Cobble Hill Shopping Center

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, May 24, the 144th day of 2018 with 221 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:14 and sunset is @ 8:07. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1610 – Sir Thomas Gates institutes “laws divine moral and marshal,” a harsh civil code for Jamestown. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, May 23, the 143rd day of 2018 with 222 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:15 and sunset is @ 8:06. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1430 – Joan of Arc was captured by Burgundians. She was then sold to the English. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville-Share Your Thoughts on the Future of Central Hill, ‪May 31 at 6 p.m.‬

 

The City of Somerville is developing a campus plan for Central Hill, home to City Hall, Somerville High School, and the Central Library. It also has a rich history; it was Somerville’s first civic space and park and played a significant role in the Revolutionary War. It is currently home to many of the war memorials in Somerville.

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Building Trades Unions Call on Clarendon Hill Developer to Negotiate for More Affordable Housing, Good Jobs, and Responsible Development

Somerville- The local building trades unions are asking Clarendon Hill developer Redgate, and its partner, Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), to come to the table to work together on a new deal that does right by Somerville’s working families. Continue reading Building Trades Unions Call on Clarendon Hill Developer to Negotiate for More Affordable Housing, Good Jobs, and Responsible Development

PUBLIC HEARD AT HOME RULE PETITION HEARING FOR CLARENDON HILL HOUSING ON PROJECT

Photo:Residents displaying “Proud Clarendon Resident” T-shirts

By William Tauro

Members of the public were invited to attend a joint public hearing held by the Board of Aldermen’s Committees on Legislative Matters and Finance this past Monday night to present comments on a Home Rule Petition relative to the Somerville Housing Authority’s Clarendon Hill Public Housing Project.

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“Public Hearing on Home Rule Petition for Clarendon Hill Housing Project, Tonight May 21

Members of the public are invited to attend a joint public hearing to be held by the Board of Aldermen’s Committees on Legislative Matters and Finance on Monday, May 21, to present comments on a Home Rule Petition relative to the Somerville Housing Authority’s Clarendon Hill Public Housing Project. The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall, 93 Highland Ave.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Darryll CHERFILS & Jamison GASTON (Distribute B, Heroin/Morphine/Opium Trafficking)

The following is a brief summary to incident #18029529.

During the early evening of May 18, 2018, Detective’s Legros, Cicerone, Goncalves, McNally and I were working in an undercover capacity assigned to the Somerville Police Drug Control Unit. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Darryll CHERFILS & Jamison GASTON (Distribute B, Heroin/Morphine/Opium Trafficking)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, May 21, the 141st day of 2018 with 224 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:16 and sunset is @ 8:04. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 0996 – Sixteen year old Otto III was crowned the Roman Emperor. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Somerville Director of Veterans Services Bryan Bishop

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Bryan Bishop

Before becoming the City of Somerville’s Veterans Service Director in December of 2015, Bryan Bishop was the Deputy Commissioner & Chief of Staff of Boston Veterans Services.

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The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Debbie Gentile McMahon, Tony Costa, Crosby Saulnier, Steven Levine, Annette McGloin, Dave Fimiani, Michael Ring, Eileen McMahon Woods, Kim Gentile, Willy Medeiros, Carol Toomey, Maninder Singh, Debbie Mains, Mike Legee, David Miele, Frank Pasquarello, Lenny Silva, Charles Roche, Tim Morine, Mark Murdza, Conor James Murphy, Lewis Bacon and Happy 12th Birthday Mia Rose Resmini

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PROPOSAL TO HIRE RETIRED POLICE AS SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS

By Bob Katzen

The Education Committee held a hearing on a proposal that would allow cities and towns to hire retired state and local police officers to be full-time safety resource officers at local schools. Under current law, there is a 960-hour limit on the number of hours these officers can work in municipal or state government. That translates into approximately 120 eight-hour days.

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