Emily Tauro Turns 92

Happy 92nd birthday to Mama Emily Tauro who celebrated her special day with her family and friends on Sunday.

Mama Tauro has 5 sons, 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Emily Tauro is the wife of the late Patrick Tauro who was the founder of Pat’s Auto Body & Painting of Somerville.

We here at The Somerville News Weekly wish her and her entire family all the best for many more years to come!



information for Shooting for a Cure With Jack

On Sunday, November 10th immediately following their 11:00 game (around 12:30), the 2002 Boston Stars team is holding a “Shooting for the Cure With Jack ” team event in the tennis court adjacent to the Somerville Rink. The boys will be taking practice shots to help reach their goal of 1,000 shots!

Each team member has committed to making 1,000 practice shots during the month of November and will collect pledges to support research to benefit Cure NF with Jack. (www.curenfwithjack.com). Jack Burke is an eight-year-old boy fighting neurofibromatosis. Although he currently lives in Atlanta, his father, Jake, is originally from Medford. Jack has a tumor on his brain stem and is currently undergoing 15 months of chemotherapy. This amazing boy has spoken before Congressmen and raises money in hopes of finding a cure for this genetic disorder.

The idea for “Shooting for a Cure for Jack” came from brothers Thomas and Andrew McGaffigan, and the entire team is on board with the effort.


AUTHOR EVENT: The Book Shop in Somerville

Wednesday November 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM

CARTER ALAN will discuss his new book:RADIO FREE BOSTON: THE RISE AND FALL OF WBCN a Q & A and signing will follow.

We will have books available for purchase.

Currently a DJ (WZLX Sunday Morning Blues) and music director at WZLX in Boston, CARTER ALAN was a DJ at WBCN for nineteen years. He is the author of U2, Outside Is America, and Life on the Road.

Also: Music by Somerville Teenager Valentin Prince from 5 to 7pm come early.
The Book Shop
694 Broadway
Somerville, Ma


Public Hearing on Appointments to the BOA

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., City Hall

The Legislative Matters Committee of the Board of Alderman will hold a public hearing on the proposal that the Board of Alderman approve a Home Rule Petition to amend Section 7 of Title 2 of Division 1 of the City Charter regarding filling vacancies on the Board. Potential methods for filling vacancies to the Board will be discussed including the options for possible methods posted online at: http://goo.gl/FQFzfT.

The full agenda for the Public Hearing is posted online at: http://somervillecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=1755.

All are welcome.