November 2nd, 3rd Year Anniversary of Somerville Police Officer Shooting


By William Tauro

This past Saturday, November 2nd marked the third anniversary that Somerville Police Officer Mario Oliveria was shot multiple times while serving an arrest warrant.

The incident took place on Gibbens Street in Somerville where Oliveria moments after the shooting lay cold on the ground fighting for his life until emergency medical first responder units arrived at the scene.

Oliveria said in a statement to The Somerville News Weekly that” If it weren’t for the heroics of ATF Agent Brian Higgins, Somerville Police Sergeant Joe Mccain, Somerville Police Lieutenant. Reardon and Somerville Police Detective Nadile that he would not have made it to the Massachusetts General Hospital where Dr. David King performed a miracle and brought him back from the dead, not once but Twice!” He also went on saying that” He could never repay those guys for what they did, never!” and that “He is forever indebted to them. ” also “Thank you to all my family and Facebook family for all the support, I mean that with all my heart!”


Somerville Chamber’s Annual Dinner & Powderhouse Awards


Keynote: John Harthorne, MassChallenge

Fitzgerald Lifetime Achievement Award: Tom Bent, Bent Electrical

6:30 P.M. Reception

7:30 P.M. Dinner

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Holiday Inn, 30 Washington Street




Stephen V. Mackey, President/CEO

Somerville Chamber of Commerce

2 Alpine Street, P.O. Box 440343

Somerville, MA 02144



Grand Opening Official of “West 7 Bistro” in Somerville!


By William Tauro

The Grand Opening of Somerville’s newest restaurant, “West 7 Bistro,” owned by Delio Susi took place this past Saturday afternoon.

The new bistro restaurant is located at 1137 broadway, Teele Square in Somerville.

Friends, relatives, patrons and elected officials were in attendance at the grand opening event to congratulate “West 7 Bistro’s owner on his new restaurant.

While they were there they also got to sample some of the restaurant’s finest cuisine creations from its new menu.

Former Somerville Mayor/ Middlesex County Register of Deeds Gene Brune had the honors of cutting the grand opening ribbon that officially made the opening official.

U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano, State Massachusetts State Representative Tim Toomey, Somerville Deputy Police Chief Michael Cabral and Somerville Alderman Dennis Sullivan as well as candidate for alderman-at-large, Mary Jo Rossetti stopped by to offer their congratulations and support as well. Continue reading Grand Opening Official of “West 7 Bistro” in Somerville!