The following is a summary of events that pertain to incident # 18023337.
On April 4, 2018, I ( Officer Joseph Moreira) , was in full uniform operating marked unit 781 ( East-1). At 1641, I was dispatched to the xxxxx, xx Washington Street, for a report of an individual who was using fraudulent credit cards. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Pierre SILLICE (Forge Credit Card, Poss Blank Credit Card, Identity Fraud, Force RMV Doc…)
I, Sergeant Michael McCarey, report the following summary of events based on direct and indirect interview with the persons named.
On Sunday, April 22, 2018, I, Sergeant McCarey, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked patrol cruiser unit #789, overseeing east Somerville as patrol supervisor for the Somerville Police Department. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Daniel ORELLANA (OUI Liquor)
On 4/18/2018, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform while assigned to marked cruiser East-1 during the 8pm-4pm shift. At approximately 10:14am I responded to xxxx, located at xx Middlesex Avenue, for a report of a shoplifter. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Wilfredo RIVERA (Larceny Over, Removal of Theft Detection Device)
On, 04/18/2018, while assigned to marked unit East-4, I was on routine patrol at a red-light near the intersection of Temple Street and Mystic Ave, both public ways in the city of Somerville. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Ronnie MENDES (OUI Liquor, Negl. MV Op, Op MV w/Susp Reg.)
Dear Billy T and Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line,
According to this week’s Boston Globe Magazine, Somerville wasn’t even in the running for the 2018 Top Spots to Live in Massachusetts, 12 communities where demanding prices are surging the most. Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Letter to the Editor:Curtatone Ego Buster Somerville Wasn’t Even in the Running For “Top Spots To Live in Massachusetts!”
Michael Everett “Mike” Capuano born January 9, 1952 is a very well liked and respected politician who serves as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district. A member of the Democratic Party, his district includes the northern three-fourths of Boston, as well as Somerville and Cambridge. Prior to being elected to Congress he served as an Alderman and later Mayor of Somerville.
Continue reading THE SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY’S SPECIAL PERSON OF THE WEEK MIKE CAPUANO
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This past Saturday April 21 dozens of volunteers participated and enjoyed a day at the 2018 Somerville Annual Spring Clean-Up & Earth Day Barbeque at the Blessing of the Bays Boathouse on Shore Drive in Somerville.
Continue reading Somerville Annual Spring Clean-Up & Earth Day Barbeque
On April 11th, 2018 I, Officer Steven Scrugli (Badge #348) was on uniformed patrol in unit East-1 with Officer Tim Van Nostrand. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Zachary COLON (Armed Robbery)
“Report entered by SPD Records Personnel based upon report by SHA (LC)”
The following is a brief summary of facts pertaining to incident #18021885.
On 04/13/2018 at 5pm while getting on duty for the Somerville Housing Police, I observed a dozen individuals jumping around between the rear of 5 Canal and 5 River Road. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jamal ESCOBAR (Trespass)
On April 11th, 2018, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform while assigned to marked cruiser East-1 during the 4pm-12am shift. The following report is a summary of the events that I witnessed, as they pertain to incident #18021404: Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jamal ESCOBAR (Disorderly, Threat to Commit)
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, April 23, the 113th day of 2018 with 252 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:50 and sunset is @ 7:33. 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: 1348 – The first English order of knighthood was founded. It was the Order of the Garter.
1500 – Pedro Cabal claimed Brazil for Portugal. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Two immediate questions to the city and assessor’s office:
1) Devaluing my property by removing my current right to add a 3rd unit, how does the city plan to reassess for that lost value? I assume my taxes will be reduced proportionately to its diminished value.
Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Letter to the Editor: Downzoning RB to NR – Eliminating 1500+ Potential Rental Units
Get rid of unused and unwanted prescription medications and help reduce overdose and abuse. You can bring unwanted medications to drop-off sites at the Public Safety Building (220 Washington St.) and the Teele Square Fire Station (6 Newbury St.) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drop-off kiosk in the Public Safety Building is available 24/7 all year round.
Join us to discuss a potential rerouting of the MBTA #91 bus route in the Lincoln Park neighborhood as well as other transportation and traffic safety matters in the Union and Inman Square area beginning at 6 p.m. in the Public Safety Building, 220 Washington St. The forum will be broken into topic-specific segments, so visit the link below for the full schedule.
While working on the intersection of Highland Avenue and Cedar Street, contractors encountered unexpected issues. That means the intersection will continue to be closed during workday hours – from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – until approximately May 3.
Continue reading Local Businesses Remain Open During Highland Avenue and Cedar Street Detour
Small businesses in Somerville may be able to receive free consulting services related to business planning, bookkeeping, financial management, marketing and sales, and operations. Continue reading Free Consulting for Somerville Businesses
Community Preservation Act resources fund affordable housing, recreation, open space and historic preservation projects throughout Somerville. Continue reading Somerville Community Preservation Act Funding Opportunities
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, April 22, the 112th day of 2018 with 253 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:52 and sunset is @ 7:32. 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: 1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — On Saturday, May 19, students and staff members from four Somerville schools will participate in the 9th Annual Playworks Run for Recess 5K presented by Playworks New England in partnership with the New Balance Foundation. Continue reading Somerville Schools Pound the Pavement for Play during the 9th Annual Playworks Run for Recess 5K Presented by Playworks New England and the New Balance Foundation Saturday, May 19
Applicant must be a Somerville resident who works at or serves on the board of a Somerville non-profit community-based organization
SOMERVILLE – The Somerville Fair Housing Commission was formed to help prevent housing discrimination in Somerville. Continue reading SOMERVILLE SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION VACANCY
To discuss a potential rerouting of the MBTA #91 bus route in the Lincoln Park neighborhood as well as other transportation and traffic safety matters in the Union and Inman Square area, Continue reading Union Square and Inman Square Neighborhood Transportation Forum, 4/24