Remembering Anne Joyce of Somerville


By William Tauro

Our condolences go out to the family of Anne Joyce of Somerville who has sadly passed away this week from injuries that she sustained from a fall.

Anne was mother to former Somerville Ward 2 Alderman Kenny Joyce and widow to the late former Somerville Alderman-at-Large William “Billy” Joyce who went in to be the City Messenger for Somerville.

Anne was a wonderful lady very active within the city of Somerville and especially with the all her friends who gather at all the Somerville Council on Aging events.

She was very well-liked throughout the entire city and she will be sadly missed

We will keep you posted with Anne’s funeral service information as soon as we hear more.


Letter to The Editor Regarding Russell’s Disposal Labor Union Dispute

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Chuck Carneglia holding a $148,000 law suit settlement check from Local 25

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F.W. Russell Disposal
Charles Carneglia
120 McGrath Highway
Somerville, MA 02145

October 31, 2013

The Owner of F.W. Russell Disposal, Charles Carneglia, received a check today for his settlement with the Teamsters Union, Local 25.

On June 21, 2013, a 12 person Jury in Suffolk County Superior Court found that Teamsters Union Local 25 is liable for damage caused to F.W. Russell & Sons Disposal, Inc., a Family owned waste removal company that services many local cities, towns and businesses. The events at issue in this case began on December 27, 2007 when Teamsters organized and executed mass picketing at Russell’s Somerville facilities. The Teamsters elected to engage in this “strike for recognition” instead of using the National Labor Relations Board’s typical procedure, which would have allowed Russell employees to vote on wheather or not they wanted Union representation. The Teamsters goal was to put pressure on the Owner of F W Russell Disposal to recognize the Union without their employees assent. Continue reading Letter to The Editor Regarding Russell’s Disposal Labor Union Dispute

Gigantic Somerville Made Red Sox Banner to Fly Over Hancock Tower


By William Tauro

Earlier this week we wrote a story titled “Somerville Company Burning The Midnight Oil Manufacturing 2013 World Series Championship Banner”

The banner was manufactured by Tony Lafuente and his company Flag Graphics thats located on Allston Street in Somerville MA.

After completion, the banner that was delivered actually on Thursday, a bit sooner then originally planed, then installed outside Fenway Park in Boston reflecting The 2013 World Series Championship Boston Red Sox as it is proudly displayed for the world to see!

On Friday morning Tony Lafuente and his entire staff of employees at Flag Graphics were busy again manufacturing yet another new banner.

This banner measured 30′ x 50′ in dimension and will be installed early Saturday morning and proudly displayed as well on the side way up high of the John Hancock Tower in Boston

This World Series Championship banner will be noticed by thousands of spectators as the procession of Boston Duck Tour Boats drive by the monstrous banner carrying the 2013 World Champion Red Sox team.

Tony Lafuente’s company Flag Grapics has been manufacturing flags and banners for the champs of all our Boston sports teams for years.