We’re very sure that many of you out there are wondering what’s exactly is going on here at the “News” with all these fancy new names and new owners, so here it is in a nutshell and nothing more so we can all move on!
Recently the two owners of The Somerville News have split up as business partners here in the Ville and both have gone on their separate paths to venture out into the news media industry world on their own.
Publisher Donald Norton moved onto The Somerville Times and Publisher Bill Tauro moved onto The Somerville News Weekly & Boston News Group.com as publisher of both publications as well as Publisher of Modern Cop Magazine and Political Agenda News Magazine.
In a statement, Bill Tauro stated “Even though we both at times clashed and bumped heads, we were friends when we became partners and co-publishers back in 2004 of The Somerville News and as far as I’m concerned, we are still friends to the very end and I have the upmost respect for Donald Norton!” “I wish Donald, his new partners and their wonderful staff all the best with The Somerville Times!
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Only hours after filming the show live in Glouster and showing his support for the paper, “Wicked Tuna Star Visits the Somerville News Weekly on its Grand Opening Day! Capt. “JR” of Sambuca Charters who stars in Nat Geo’s new TV hit series “Wicked Tuna” visited with the staff of The Somerville News and BostonNewsGroup.com this past Saturday evening in Somerville to offer his congratulations on the new opening. Bostonnewsgroup.com and The Somerville News Weekly are currently considering putting together a “Charity Boston Harbor Tour Cruise as well as a Charity Fishing Trip Raffle aboard the two Somerville News and Bostonnewsgroup.com news boats to benefit Somerville Lions Club charities that explore eye research and help to find a cure for blindness. The newspaper is hoping to utilize some “Star Studded Power” to spark up some extra excitement and interest for the summer of 2014 events!
Join The Somerville News Weekly/ BOSTON NEWS GROUP.com at the CelebrAsians Cancer Walk On The Runway In Somerville. Come meet our good friend, Janet Wu, Reporter/Anchor at WHDH-TV/7NBC as she Emcees the CelebrAsians Even and is take part in a benefit fashion show hosted by AWFH to engage, empower and enable Asian women who are impacted by cancers. Fifteen Asian cancer survivors will share their inspiring stories and model the creations of leading Asian designers. Be a champion for Asian women’s health and a supporter of AWFH! Friday, October 4th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Reception and 8:00-10:00: Fashion Show (raffle prizes available) at the: DANCE UNION 16 BOW STREET SOMERVILLE MA 02143 8:00-10:00: Fashion Show FOR TICKETS: http://celebrasians2013.eventbrite.com/ Street parking is available throughout the Union Square area. Free parking will be available after 7pm in the lot behind Reliable Market (45 Union Square, Somerville) and Citizens Bank, as well as in the Goodyear’s parking lot (1 Bow Street, Somerville). Please make check payable to “Asian Women for Health, Inc. and mail it to: 83 Wallace Street, Somerville MA 02144
Continue to follow The Somerville News Weekly as we bring you inside for close look at the ongoing internal investigation probe at the request of the Mayor’s office being conducted by various law enforcement agencies at the Somerville Department of Public Works!
Police officials are believed to have spent over a full 2-3 weeks sifting through mountains of incriminating hard evidence and conducting over a week’s worth of meetings at the Somerville DPW building interviewing, questioning and even taking depositions of certain city employees that are believed to be part of a plot to defraud city taxpayers out of thousands of overtime hour dollars.
Find out who the players are and how they did it! And how can they conducted a CDL Program at the DPW Garage when the instructors aren’t CDL Certified themselves? And Why are they allegedly going to a relative of the instructor at the MBTA to stamp the certification for them while uncertified city instructors are getting paid double over inflated overtime hours and getting away with it since 2010? Not to mention getting paid to work on their own classic automobile restoration projects on the taxpayer’s dime? Hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars allegedly being scooped away by a handful of city employees for their own personal gain. Hundreds of alleged misrepresented time sheets and literally hundreds of photos taking you inside the DPW Garage as it was happening! Stay tuned to The Somerville News Weekly for the very best news coverage of this situation as it unfolds while the investigation continues and the alleged evidence mounts against the accused! We hope that it isn’t true, but who knows? Looks like it’s already pretty deep. We can recall when a couple of Somerville Police officers got let go from the department for steeling a $2.50 bag of donated Halloween candy and the other one, his brother, got let go because of a couple of alleged over inflated and exaggerated court time hours slips. Lets just wait and see how it unfolds and if anymore evidence appears on doorsteps
And speaking of the DPW, we heard rumors that there’s some real serious Racal tensions going on down there as well with one of the managers of the cement crew who called another co-worker, one of his subordinates, who also happens to be a man of color a “MONKEY!” What’s that all about in the 21st century? We hope that’s not true, but who knows and it’s pretty sad if it is?
Come see Jim Plunkett at his very best so please save the date for the David Martini and Nick Peters Schoolrship Fund Raiser on Friday October 4th from 6-4 at the Dante Club on Craige Street in Somerville.
Congressman Mike Capuano Will Not Run For 2014 Corner Office! After much debate and speculations of Congressman Mike Capuano running in the election for the 2014 corner office, he released the following statement: “After taking time to reflect with my family, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for Governor in 2014. I am truly touched by the support and encouragement I received throughout this process, but believe that I can best serve the Commonwealth in Congress. I will continue to be a strong voice for progressive policies in Washington.” Does this mean our Mayor Joe is running?
Another fire last week in the Villen. This one was on Dickerson Street and it was a Working House Fire that displaced many people including a War Veteran. Some good news, the family dog was inside the burning home and was thought to have been lost in the blaze, but moments later a firefighter walked out of house with the dog in his arms and everyone there broke out clapping and cheering. According to a source close to the family, Joyce Mcguirk who owns the house is believed to not have any insurance and allegedly she said the back door was open and they have not ruled out arson as of yet. The top of the home is completely gutted from the blaze and just a lot of damage. Our source also tells us that Kevin, the military veteran who lives there, most likely lost his ribbons and medals he received during his deployment in the Marines.
The State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Somerville Fire Chief Kevin W. Kelleher and Somerville Police Chief Thomas Pasquarello said last night’s fire, on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 27 Dickinson Street remains under investigation on Friday but it does not appear suspicious in nature. At this stage, the investigative team is focusing on several possible accidental causes. The fire is being jointly investigated by members of the Somerville Fire and Police Departments and state police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The Somerville Homeless Coalition has set up a fund to assist victims of fire. You can click here to make a donation. Any victims of fire who need assistance can contact the Homeless Coalition directly at (617) 623-6111.
Happy birthday greetings going out to some Villens in the Ville! Happy birthday to our good friends Joe Lasey. Michelle Petruzziello Doherty and a happy birthday Shane Desrochers who is 22 years old this week! We wish all our happy birthday friends out their all the best!
Somerville Annual Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month! The Annual Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month is this Wed., Oct. 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 220 Washington St. Join the Office of Somerville Commissions in raising awareness of domestic violence and the resources available to victims. This year’s speaker is Corey Yarbrough of the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition. Anti-violence agencies will be in Union Square starting at 5:30 p.m. to share information. http://bit.ly/1blpfSl
Happy wedding anniversary to our good friends Frank and Sheila Santangelo! They are two fantastic people here in the Ville and we wish them all the best and many years of happiness!
On Monday September 30, 2013 Deputy Chief Paul Upton retired from the Somerville Police Department after serving 30 years of distinguished service. Deputy Chief Upton has been a deputy chief at the department since 2008. Paul was the consummate professional who included being the department’s “Public Information Officer.” whose responsibility was to as well as being a deputy chief, he had to deal with the media and inform the public, especially the good citizens of Somerville of any and all newsworthy events. That impacted their lives that involved the Somerville Police Department.
Paul Upton will be missed around the station and we here at The Somerville News Weekly thank him for all his years of service to the Somerville Police Department and especially for a “Job Well Done!”
Somerville Youth Hockey Association is hosted a sign-up this past Monday September 30th and will offer one Wednesday October 2nd from 6:30-7:30 in the lobby of the big rink.
The program starts Saturday October 19 -March 8, from 8AM-11AM. The cost of the program is $25 for Somerville residents and $150 for non-residents.
All players must have the proper equipment to attend.
Please Join The Somerville Chamber of Commerce for the Next Business After Hours Orleans Restaurant 65 Holland Street, Davis Square in Somerville Sponsored by Great Hill Dental from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 3rd! Free appetizers, excellent networking. Bring your business cards for drawing. Members and their guests welcome. Treat your colleagues and clients! RSVP with name(s) and affiliation(s) for you and your guest(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP: Stephen V. Mackey, President/CEO Somerville Chamber of Commerce 2 Alpine Street, P.O. Box 440343 Somerville, MA 02144 617-776-4100 visit them on www.somervillechamber.org
Save the date & have breakfast with the author of “The Spirit of Somerville. “Former Somerville Mayor/Middlesex County Register of Deeds Gene Brune at his next book signing Oct 8th at 9:00am & Oct 9th at 10:00am Pignones Café 319 Main St, Stoneham, MA
Somerville’s McGrath Highway Overpass Construction A Commuter’s Nightmare! Expect delays all week and presumably all winter long on and under the McGrath O’Brien Highway in Somerville as work crews continue to sandblast, paint and repair the aging and decaying overpass. The project itself is a major overtaking that may last through this coming winter and well into the spring and maybe
SOMERVILLE’S OLDE MAGOUN’S HOSTS OKTOBERFEST BIERGARTEN! Olde Magoun’s Saloon is bringing back the Paulaner Oktoberfest Biergarten, this time, making it a 2-day event on Saturday October 5th and Sunday October 6th from 12-6pm! Paulaner is bringing an 18-wheeler truck outfitted with functioning taps and filled with each beer they produce including Oktoberfest Marzen, Oktoberfest Weisn, Pilsner, Lager, Hefeweizen, Salvatore Doppel Bock.They’ll have a tent, biergarten picnic tables, music and authentic Oktoberfest food to go along with all the great beer. This is going to be the Oktoberfest event of the year you don’t want to miss!
Somerville Youth Hockey Association Hosting Sign-Up is happening! Somerville Youth Hockey Association is hosting a sign-up this Monday September 30th from 6-730 and Wednesday October 2nd from 6:30-7:30 in the lobby of the big rink. The program starts Saturday October 19 -March 8, from 8AM-11AM.________________________________________________________________________
Somerville Recreation Department Updates! Registration is now open for: Girls Back to Basics, Friday Night Gym Hockey and Zumba! Please visit www.SomervilleRec.com to register!
Help make Somerville more accessible. This summer we released the results of a six-month study of Somerville’s accessibility, but we need your feedback as well. The second of two public meetings to gather community feedback is scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. You can also send questions and comments to ADA Coordinator Betsy Allen at 617-625-6600 ext. 2323 or by email at email@example.com. You can read the full study here: http://bit.ly/1hhLWb5.
Somerville Football Player Gone To Soon, To Young! R.I.P. Somerville Pop Warner Moises Rodriguez 9-27-13. We are saddened to say with a heavy heart that Somerville Pop Warner has lost a member of the family. Moises Rodriguez played for 5 years (2005-2009).He played hard and was the defense captain on the A-team playing for Coach Eddie. He was a cheerful young man that loved his dog as much as football. He leaves behind a mother and 4 younger brothers & sister. He was happiest when he played football so he will wear his #45 ….home! Team A – Team Player Gave wore # 45 in memory of Moises Rodriguez at Game 4 vs. Mission Hill
Somerville Firefighters Mourn Passing of Retired Brother! The chief of the Somerville Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of former Somerville Firefighter Robert Galvin Sr. – Tower 1 retired. Galvin, a 66, year old resident of Melrose, formerly of Somerville, died after a short illness on September 22, 2013. Robert was the dear son of the late Joseph and Eileen Galvin and the loving father of Robert A. Galvin Jr. of Somerville. He was the brother of James J. Galvin of VA, Joseph Galvin, Jr. of Somerville and the late Eileen (Galvin) Ernst. Robert was the beloved companion of Kathryn A. Powell for 12 years and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He will not be forgotten!
Alderman at Large Bill White invites you to a fundraiser October 8th at Catina LA Mexicana located at 247 Washington Street in Union Square Somerville from 6-8pm. Bill is a great and a hard working alderman!
Middlesex Register of Deeds Maria Curtatone is having a fundraiser on Thursday Oct 3rd, from 5-8pm at The Independent Reataurant in Somerville! Maria always throws a good not-to-be-missed-event that everyone actully enjoys themselves!
Somerville Is The Place To Be For Octoberfest
Hi everyone don’t forget this October is Oktoberfest here in Somerville!
With Dynamite Oktoberfest Celebration Festivities Happening All Week Long!
October 4-5that the Precinct
October 4-5-6th at the Independent
October 5-6th at the Olde Magoun’s Saloon
October 6th at Redbones
October 11-12-13th Honk Festival Activities Street Band don’t miss it for more on all the activities go to that Somerville Chamber of Commerce website at: www.somervillechamber.org/
Somerville’s Middlesex Federal Savings Gets A New Vice President. The Middlesex Federal Savings bank in Somerville is proud to announce the appointment of Peter Bazzinotti, a highly respected and well-known person within the banking industry. Bazzinotti resides in Tewksbury and has been the named “senior vice president-senior loan officer” at Middlesex Federal Savings in Somerville.
Somerville Public Schools Show Phenomenal Growth on MCAS
Somerville High Makes Two-Level Leap to Level 1 Designation; District’s Student Growth. Percentile Surpasses Nearly All Districts with 1,000 or More Students; Notable rise in number of students scoring advanced or proficient in Math and English Language Arts
Somerville, MA – Somerville Public Schools had extraordinary growth exceeding most other school districts according to results from the Spring 2013 MCAS tests, released Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), leading all Massachusetts urban districts in Student Growth Percentile _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Steve Roix had a fundraiser, a campaign event at Casey’s on This past Monday evening with a very large crowd Steve is a great guy and we wish him all the best
Join Senator DiDomenico for his annual Fall Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 16 at the Silver Fox in Everett (530 Second Street, off Revere Beach Parkway) from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. THERE WILL ALSO BE COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING!
There will be elected officials from the federal, state and local level attending, including: United States Senator Edward Markey, Congressman Michael Capuano, Treasurer Steve Grossman, and Senate Majority Leader Stanley Rosenberg. This is always a great event with food, music and fun.
We hope you can join us for this event as we show our support for Senator DiDomenico. Suggested donations $25, $50, $100, $250.
We will see you on October 16th!
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