VOX POP Events: Live DJs, Free Yoga, Art Openings, Live Podcasts, Author Talks & more!

VOX POP is a pop up community, media & arts space that is the result of a collaboration between Federal Investment Realty Trust (FRIT) the property developer and owner of Assembly Row and Somerville Media Center. VOX POP is located at 431 Artisan Way at Assembly Row. Parking is free for 3-hours in the garages and is accessible by MBTA Orange Line. Continue reading VOX POP Events: Live DJs, Free Yoga, Art Openings, Live Podcasts, Author Talks & more!

Public Meeting to Discuss Next Phase of Construction on Somerville Ave., June 4

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 City Councilor J.T. Scott, and Ward 3 City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen invite you to a public meeting for an update on the Somerville Ave. Utilities & Streetscape Improvements project and ongoing construction in the Union Square area. The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m. in the Academy Room at the Somerville Public Safety Building, 220 Washington St. Continue reading Public Meeting to Discuss Next Phase of Construction on Somerville Ave., June 4

Audit Calls for Enhanced Oversight of Child Sex Abuse Allegations in the Commonwealth

Boston, MA – State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released an audit of the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) that recommends the agency seek more information relative to the incidence of child sexual abuse from the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Continue reading Audit Calls for Enhanced Oversight of Child Sex Abuse Allegations in the Commonwealth

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Paul ANDERSON (Armed Robbery, VCO Open Container) & Shannon MCKIM (Misc. Common Law Viol) Stop & Shop

On 5/9/2019, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform while assigned to marked unit East-1 during the 4pm-12am shift. The following report is a summary of the events that I witnessed, as they pertain to incident #19025597: Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Paul ANDERSON (Armed Robbery, VCO Open Container) & Shannon MCKIM (Misc. Common Law Viol) Stop & Shop

CHILD CARE FOR CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE

By Bob Katzen

The Elections Laws Committee held a hearing on a bill allowing a candidate for public office to use campaign funds for child care while the candidate is campaigning on his or her own behalf or attending events directly related to his or her campaign. The House gave initial approval to the proposal in the 2017-2018 session, but the bill died in the committee on Bills in Third Reading. Continue reading CHILD CARE FOR CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE

SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAMS FOR MASSHEALTH RECIPIENTS

By Bob Katzen

The Health Care Financing Committee’s agenda also included a hearing on proposals requiring the state to cover the expenses of programs for smoking and tobacco use cessation treatment and information by people on MassHealth—the state’s Medicaid program that provides health care for low-income and disabled persons. Continue reading SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAMS FOR MASSHEALTH RECIPIENTS

AG CAN FILE CIVIL SUIT FOR WAGE VIOLATIONS

By Bob Katzen

The Labor and Workforce Development Committee heard testimony at a hearing on a bill that would allow the attorney general to file a civil suit for injunctive relief, damages or lost wages and benefits for an employee and for the employee to receive triple damages if the suit is successful. Currently, the attorney general can only give either a civil citation or file a criminal complaint. Continue reading AG CAN FILE CIVIL SUIT FOR WAGE VIOLATIONS

Somerville-A Letter by Butch Foster:2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride For MSUD


Scott Foster

A Letter by Butch Foster:

Later this spring I will be traveling to Philadelphia Pennsylvania to participate in a bike ride to raise money for Maple Syrup Urine Disease, MSUD research. MSUD is a rare incurable metabolic disorder that only affects 1 in 180,000 individuals. Continue reading Somerville-A Letter by Butch Foster:2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride For MSUD

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, May 19, the 139th day of 2019 with 226 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:18 and sunset is @ 8:02. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier set sail for North America.
1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after she was convicted of adultery. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

STANDOUT SCHEDULED AT REGISTRAR CURTATONE’S HOME IN PROTEST OF HER UNDERAGE SOMERVILLE DRINKING PARTY/ STABBING/ASSAULT ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

A local mom’s group affiliated with MADD to hold standout in front of South Middlesex Registrar of Deeds Maria Curtatone’s home later this spring in outrage over her Underaged Drunkfest that she hosted last spring.

By William Tauro Continue reading STANDOUT SCHEDULED AT REGISTRAR CURTATONE’S HOME IN PROTEST OF HER UNDERAGE SOMERVILLE DRINKING PARTY/ STABBING/ASSAULT ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

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