COA. LGBT Liaison, Library to Offer Author Discussion this Thursday

As part of the City’s new LGBT Aging Project, the Somerville Council on Aging and City of Somerville LGBT Liaison of the Somerville Office of Commissions announce a discussion with local author Becky Sarah, for her new book, Grandmothering: Real Life in Real Families. The discussion will be held Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at 167 Holland Street, and is free of charge.
What do you like about being a grandparent? What do you wish your grandparents had done differently? Cambridge author Becky Sarah will introduce her new book, Grandmothering: Real Life in Real Families, and lead a discussion about grandparenting as it relates to the LGBT community. All ages are welcome! Grandmothering: Real Life in Real Families takes a look at the experiences of over 80 grandmothers today. It’s about all kinds of families, including adoptive families, gay and lesbian families, stepfamilies, and multiracial families. This event is presented by the LGBT Liaison of the Office of Somerville Commissions, the Somerville Council on Aging, the Somerville Public Library, and the LGBT Aging Project. Call 617-625-6600 x2400 for more info.


Somerville Firefighter Presented Firefighter of the Year Award

Somerville firefighter Christine Guelpa was presented the Thomas Chetham Firefighter of the Year Award by American Legion Post 19 during ceremonies held on November 9, 2013. Firefighter Guelpa received the award for her lifesaving actions at a medical emergency in which she stemmed a patient’s severe bleeding. The victim later notified the department of Firefighter Guelpa’s actions and credited her with saving his life.

(l-r) Firefighters Local 76 President Tom Ross, Firefighter Christine Guelpa & Chief Kevin Kelleher.

Photo courtesy of Somerville F.D.


Letter to The Editor

Nov 12, 2013

Dear Mayor Joe,

As a proud born and raised Somerville citizen
As well as a resident of the
Prospect Hill area ,we have noticed and wondered why there has not been a flag up on the Prospect Hill tower for a long period of time. Our Somerville High student 15-year-old asked the question to both my husband and I. We as Proud American’s, especially in the
“All American City” especially the First American flag being raised in our city, should be proudly displaying our American Flag.I would have never thought that this would not be of utmost of Importance, that our Flag is where it belongs.

Thank You,

A lifelong proud and Concerned Citizen.