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Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: 90 Washington St. City Plan

Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,

Here is a letter sent to city hall:

Dear Mayor Ballantyne:
 
Congratulations on your joyous Mayoral swearing-in ceremony followed by your inspirational inaugural address.
 
I send you this message on behalf of the 300 residents of Cobble Hill Apartments who are hoping, and yes praying, you will terminate the prior Administration’s mistaken plans to put a fire and police headquarters next to the largest elderly development in Somerville.  Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: 90 Washington St. City Plan

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! 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

Mayor Ballantyne Announces Inclusive, Equity-Focused 100-Day ‘Somerville Progress for All’ Agenda

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

ELIMINATE NUCLEAR WEAPONS

By Bob Katzen

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

POLICE AND MENTAL HEALTH CIVILIAN ADVOCATES

By Bob Katzen

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

EXPAND THE BOTTLE BILL

By Bob Katzen

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

Somerville/Medford Remembering Joseph A. Wright III March 05, 1964 – January 11, 2022

JOSEPH’S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran
Wright, Joseph A. III—Of Somerville, January 11, 2022.
Beloved son of Mary G. (Eldracher) Wright and her Fiancé Robert Carney and the late Joseph A. Wright Jr. Devoted father of Ashley Rodrigues. Loving brother of Jack Wright and his wife Leslie and the late Nancy Wright. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Joseph A. Wright III March 05, 1964 – January 11, 2022

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