The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Joe Lynch

Joe Lynch, the host of our local tv show “Greater Somerville with Joe Lynch”!

Joes a great guy and really cares about Somerville.

Most times you would think that he’s an alderman especially when he’s taking calls, answering questions and solving problems in Somerville’s many neighborhoods on different issues.

Joe is an asset to the city and we appreciate his efforts for all that he does for Somerville on a daily basis.

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.


Central Broadway Streetscape Meeting 9/10 – community note

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 4 Alderman Tony Lafuente, and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) invite all interested community members to the second in a series of meetings to discuss the Central Broadway Streetscape Improvements Project. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., attendees will hear the results of the recent traffic analysis, and about preliminary concepts for the project. The meeting will be held at the Healey School cafeteria, 5 Meacham Street. For more information, visit, or call 617-625-6600 ext. 2500.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. To request language assistance, American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, or information on the meeting, please contact Gregory Flanigan at: or 617-357-5772 ext. 18.

Somerville COA 1st Week September Schedule


Monday, September 1st
Tuesday, September 2nd
10:00 English Conversation (C)
10:00 Men’s Group (H)
10:00 Cards (RJ)
11:30 Lunch (RJ, C)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)
6:00 Caregivers Group (H)

Wednesday, September 3rd
10:00 Cards (RJ)
10:00 English Conversation (C)
11:30 Lunch (H, RJ, C)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)

Thursday, September 4th
10:00 Cards (RJ)
10:00 Current Events Group (H)
11:00 Computer tutorial with Barbara (by appointment only) (H)
11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)
12:45 Bingo (RJ, H)

Friday, September 5th
10:00 Book Club (H)
11:30 Lunch (H)
12:45 Bingo (H)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories


Elderd Arrest

Members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit have been conducting an ongoing narcotic investigation of the above named defendants Bruce Perez Jr. and Donna Elderd and their alleged role in the sale / distribution of Heroin. This investigation was launched upon cultivating intelligence from a reliable confidential source regarding illegal drug activity allegedly engaged in by the defendants in this matter.
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, August 25, the 237th day of 2014 with 128 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:01 and sunset is @ 7:31. The New Moon is exact @ 10:14 AM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury & Saturn.

1718 – Hundreds of French colonists arrived in Louisiana, some settling in what is now New Orleans.
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