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!

Rebekah Gewirtz Ward 6 Alderman

My Endorsements
(and some helpful Election Day information)
Election Day is Tuesday November 5, 2013

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As you know, there is an Election Day in Somerville coming up on Tuesday, November 5th. Polls will be open throughout the city from 7am-8pm. While I do not have an opponent this year, I would very much appreciate your vote! For news stories about what I have been been up to on the Board of Aldermen recently, check out my website at Also, be on the lookout for the winter edition of my quarterly e-newsletter.. coming soon. If you know of events or happenings you would like me to include, please send me an email to:

Polling locations in Ward 6:
Ward 6 Prct 1: Kennedy School, Sartwell Ave entrance.
Ward 6 Prct 2: Ciampa Manor, corner of College and Winslow Ave (I will be at this polling location from 7-9am greeting voters and collecting signatures for the Raise up Massachusetts Campaign)
Ward 6 Prct 3: Baptist Church, corner of Chapel and College Ave.


An Open Invitation From Somerville’s Veteran’s Services Director to Local Veterans

Dear Veterans’ Friend,

The Somerville Allied Veterans’ Council and the Somerville Department of Veterans’ Services cordially invite you to the annual Veterans Day services and ceremony.

This year’s event will take place on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at VFW George Dilboy Post 529, 371 Summer Street, Somerville.

As always, we will honor all of our veterans past and present, especially those currently serving in Afghanistan and around the world, protecting the freedoms we enjoy.

Please R.S.V.P. to the Somerville Department of Veterans’ Services at (617) 625-6600, extension 4700. A continental breakfast will be served. Thank you for supporting of all of our veterans.

​Very truly yours,

​Jay Weaver


Medford’s Mystic Wellington Yacht Club to Host Toys For Tots Program

The Mystic Wellington Yacht Club of Medford will be hosting it’s Annual Toys For Tots Tailgate Party this coming Sunday, November 3, 2013.

Please note the admission to this event is a toy ($10.00 value) to benefit the United States Marine Corps.

Toys for Tots Program.

Please pass this notice along to friend also. It is a great fun filled day and all are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Thank You
Joe DiGirolamo
Mystic Wellington Yacht Club