Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line:
1. Why would this successful U.S. journalist, greatly critical of the government
of Saudi Arabia, dare to visit the Saudi Consul, knowing full well their treatment of dissidents?
2. Why did the press take days to mention the name of his fiance who was outside the Consul waiting for him? Why no information about her?
Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:The Murder of Kashoggi – Questions from a Reader + Disinformation
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, October 23, the 296th day of 2018 with 69 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:05 and sunset is @ 5:50. 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: 1864 – During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri that were under Gen. Stirling Price. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Click on link below to read:October 23rd, 2018 The Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online October 23rd, 2018 The Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online (1)
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Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Tommy Doucette, Brian Burns, Eileen St Laurent Ironfield, Christopher Bremis, Catherine Mroczek, John Gannon, Carole Buonopane, George Scarpelli, David B. Garrity, Paul Joseph, Kathy Webber, Chuck Viola, Erin DiBenedetto, Charlene Clifford Finos, Joe Donnelly and Happy 81st Birthday to Mrs Mitrano
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There will be a public hearing about the current draft of the Proposed Zoning Ordinance, which was submitted Tuesday, October 16.
You can cast a ballot ahead of the November 6 election during early voting hours at City Hall. The first day of early voting is Monday, October 22, and it runs through Friday, November 2. Check the Elections Department website for each day’s hours
Help decide how Community Preservation Act funding is spent by applying to be a member of the Community Preservation Committee. There are two openings on the committee – one with a two-year term and one with a three-year term.
Continue reading Join the Community Preservation Committee
You’ve probably noticed the construction in Union Square that is part of the Somerville Avenue Utilities and Streetscape Improvements Project. The next phase of the project is about to start and it will include a detour in the middle of Union Square. The detour is planned for about six months starting in early-November. Continue reading Upcoming Union Square Detour
By William Tauro
This past week, the Somerville Lions Club held a ceremony with District 33K Governor Debbie Jennings Hayes swearing in two new members into their club.
Continue reading Somerville Lions Club Inducts Two New Members
Somerville Stands Together demanding responsible development in Union Square, where developers plan $1 billion in projects
Somerville—Somerville Stands Together joined by Ayanna Pressley, Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, was at a rally in Union Square to support affordable homes, good jobs and responsible development in Union Square. Continue reading Ayanna Pressley Joins Somerville Rally for Affordable Housing and Good Jobs
As part of the ongoing Somerville Ave. Utility & Streetscape Improvements Project, a work zone will require detour for through traffic from November 2018 through approximately April 2019. Access to businesses will be maintained.
The next phase of the Somerville Ave. Utilities & Streetscape Improvements project is set to begin in early November (an exact start date is TBD pending completion of utility work by Eversource) and continue for approximately six months (through April 2019). Continue reading Detour to be Implemented on Somerville Ave. Eastbound (Between Dane St. and the Somerville Ave./Washington St. Intersection) in November
On Saturday, 10/20/2018, I was working my assigned 4PM to 12AM shift in the East-1 cruiser with my partner, Ofc. Devin Schneider. At approximately 8:00PM, my partner and I, along with Officers Fusco, Goulart and Soares were on a motor vehicle stop on Marshall Street (refer to incident #18062426). Marshall Street is a public way. During the motor vehicle stop, officers observed a group of young males pass by, two of the parties were known to officers as Justin Myrick and XXXX.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Justin MYRICK (VCO Open Container)
The following is a summary of the details related to this incident.
On October 16, 2017, I, Officer David Ruf, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser West-6, for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 4:43 P.M., I was dispatched to the area of Broadway and Lowden Ave for a motor vehicle driving erratically. Officer Wyatt (West-5) also responded as backup.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jacqueline MCCALL (OUI Drugs, Negligent Op of MV)
On Monday, October 15, 2018, I received a call from Assembly Row Security regarding an unwanted male in the elevator vestibule of XXXX Apartments, located at 4xx Canal Street, Somerville. Officer Bork responded as back-up.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Anthony HOOKER (Possess B & Boston Warrant)
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, October 22, the 295th day of 2018 with 70 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:04 and sunset is @ 5:52. 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: 1746 – The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Robert George “Bobby” Pickett
We thought it would be fitting especially on this time of year as we get closer to Halloween to honor a great Somerville legend who was a big part of the city and never forgot where he came from.
Even after his big hit song “Monster Mash” he would always return to Somerville where it all began for him. Continue reading Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week In Memory of The Late Robert George “Bobby” Pickett
SOMERVILLE –Mayor Curtatone, the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD), and Assembly Row Condominium, Inc. are pleased to announce an affordable homeownership opportunity for fifteen (15) condos at 275 Foley Street for income-eligible households with a combined gross income at or below 80% or between 81 to 110% of the Area Median Income. Please see the sales prices and descriptions of the affordable units below: Continue reading 15 Affordable Homeownership Units at 275 Foley Street for Alloy at Assembly Row
Expanded voting rights among 16 recommendations in
Clean and Open Elections Task Force report
SOMERVILLE – A recently released report by the Somerville Clean and Open Elections Task Force includes 16 recommendations to increase voter participation, lower barriers to candidate participation, and increase the openness and transparency of the election process. At the request of Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, two of the recommendations will soon be under debate by the Board of Aldermen: that for City and School Board elections only, the City seek home rule petitions from the State Legislature to lower the voting age to 16 and expand voting to non-citizens who would otherwise be eligible to vote.
Continue reading Somerville to Consider Expanding Municipal Voting Rights to Teenagers (Aged 16 and 17) and Non-Citizens
SOMERVILLE, MA, OCTOBER 2018 – Middlesex Federal Savings is pleased to announce the appointment of Fred McGrane as Senior Vice President – Commercial Loan Officer.
Before joining Middlesex Federal, Fred was a Commercial Lender at Berkshire Bank, the former Commerce Bank, and Mercantile Bank & Trust where he was the Senior Lender. Fred also worked at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and other Boston area banks. For more than 35 years, he has been lending to Boston area businesses. Fred earned his M.B.A. from Suffolk University and is a graduate of Salem State College. He resides in Reading with his wife and has two children that live in Medford.
Continue reading FRED MCGRANE JOINS MIDDLESEX FEDERAL SAVINGS AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – COMMERCIAL LOAN OFFICER
The Somerville Board of Aldermen Committee on Land Use, and the Somerville Planning Board, invite all interested community members to a joint Public Hearing on the adoption of a new Somerville Zoning Ordinance. Continue reading Zoning Ordinance Public Hearing 10/30