SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Historic Preservation Commission Director Brandon Wilson announced that the 238th annual “Grand Union” flag-raising ceremony at Prospect Hill Park will be held on Continue reading GRAND UNION FLAG RAISING KICKS OFF AT 11:30 A.M. ON JANUARY 1ST
On Saturday, 12/21/13, I, Officer Stanford was on duty for the Somerville Police operating marked cruiser 660 Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories
After a busy post-Thanksgiving holiday season, the Somerville Council on Aging announces limited programming for the week of December 30- January 3rd. Continue reading Holiday Happenings at the Somerville COA
By William Tauro
Frank Conole, a retired City of Cambridge Dept of Public Works employee that lives not too far from the site for the past six years has been decorating the Somerville Fire Department’s / Arrow Paper Company’s Fire Memorial that’s located at 111 South St. in Somerville.
Francis shows up at every holiday with the a decorative wreath in festive decor to pay tribute to firefighters lost in the line of duty.
From Little League coaching to special community events, John’s participation is always there year round with a smile on his face and with or without his white Santa beard.
In a posting John states:
“Every adult should be Santa Claus at least once in their lives to see Christmas through the eyes of s little kid again. Nothing better! My favorites are the “doubters”. There’s always one or two kids trying to “out” Santa in front of the younger kids. I laugh the whole time–actually laughed until I cried.”
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On Sunday evening, State and local police are investigating a badly decomposed body found under route 93 in Somerville behind Super Stop & Shop at Mystic Avenue and McGrath Highway next to where salt pile is!
There is no word yet on the identification of the body nor cause of death.
Authorities are awaiting on the medical examiner’s report to determine the cause and approximate time of death.
This story is still developing…