Affordable Home Buying Opportunity in Somerville

  
 A 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom condominium is available to income-eligible first time home buyers at 55 Jacques St. This is a for sale by lottery opportunity. All 15 units in the building are deed restricted affordable home ownership units for moderate-income individuals and families.
To receive an application, you must attend one of the following information sessions: Tuesday, August 18, at 6 p.m. or Friday, August 21, at 11 a.m. Both will be held in the Somerville Public Library first floor conference room.
For more information, including income eligibility information: http://bit.ly/1TOD0m3

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:DRUG, POSSESS CLASS B c94C S34

   
 
DAVID REIS Arrest

On August 16, 2015 at 9:10 P.M. I was in full uniform operating marked unit 871. I was dispatched to 25 Macarthur Street for a complaint of loud music. Officer Collette who was operating marked unit 874 was sent as my back up. Upon our arrival we noticed that 25 Macarthur Street is located on the corner of Macarthur Street and Bonaire Street. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:DRUG, POSSESS CLASS B c94C S34

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE WITHOUT WARRANT c276 S20

   
 
SHALIK DEVON SMITH Arrest

On August 16, 2015 I was in full uniform and assigned to the Somerville Police Traffic Bureau. I was conducting enforcement in the area of Route 16 and Dilboy Field. Route 16 (Alewife Brook Pkwy) is a posted 30 MPH Zone and public way within the City of Somerville. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE WITHOUT WARRANT c276 S20

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:DEFACEMENT MALICIOUS WANTON PROPERTY C266 S126A

   
 

PETER MCILROY Arrest

On August 15, 2015, at 19:10 hours, I, Officer Rivera, while in full uniform and working as West 6, was dispatched to 180 College Avenue, for a motor vehicle vandalism. I was also informed by dispatch that the suspect was still on scene. Officer Catatao and Officer Clark arrived as back up. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:DEFACEMENT MALICIOUS WANTON PROPERTY C266 S126A

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:DRUG VIOLATION NEAR SCHOOL c94C S32J

   
 
MICHAEL A BAPTISTA Arrest

Members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit initiated a drug investigation of Mr. Michael Baptista and his alleged role in the ongoing distribution of Heroin. The alleged distribution occurs from his residence located at 73 Dane Street, Somerville, MA 02143.   Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:DRUG VIOLATION NEAR SCHOOL c94C S32J

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: disorderly conduct and resisting arrest

   
 
OMAR MCCARTNEY LEGALL Arrest

On August 15th, 2015, at 4:25 a.m., I, Officer Goncalves, while in full uniform and assigned to area East 4, was dispatched to 68 Wheatland St. for multiple calls for a fight involving three males. Officers Pulli, Messaoudi, Ramirez and Sgt. Ward also responded. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: disorderly conduct and resisting arrest

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Shoplifting/Malicious Distruction of Property Assembly Row

   
 
JUAN MOLINA Arrest

On 8/13/15 at approximately 2:30 PM I, Officer Mark Pulli badge #311, while assigned to Assembly Row Unit Alpha-2, was conducting a follow-up investigation at Nike when I observed a Hispanic male walking through the store, later identified as Juan Molina, that I recognized as being a possible suspect in a previous incident on 8/11/15. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Shoplifting/Malicious Distruction of Property Assembly Row

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:DRUG, POSSESS CLASS A c94C S34/Tresspass Arrest/Shoplifting At Assembly Row

  

   
OSCAR L HERNANDEZRIVERA Arrest

On 8/10/15 at approximately 1:30 PM I, Officer Mark Pulli badge #311, while assigned to Assembly Row Unit Alpha-2, received a call on my department issued phone from Saks’s loss prevention agent XXXXX, who stated that he had just observed a Hispanic male, later identified as Oscar Hernandez-Rivera, select multiple items and conceal them in a reusable green canvas shopping bag.   Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:DRUG, POSSESS CLASS A c94C S34/Tresspass Arrest/Shoplifting At Assembly Row

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Tresspass Arrest 

   
 
ALAN ZENDT Arrest 
 On August 10,2015, I, Officer Gravin Guillen, was in full uniform assigned to marked unit E-3. At approximately 09:55, I was dispatched along with unit E-4, to 709 McGrath Highway, the Hess gas station for an unwanted person called in by Hess Gas Station. Upon arrival, a white male was outside pan handling. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Tresspass Arrest 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  
 GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, August 17, the 230th day of 2015 with 136 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:52 and sunset is @ 7:44. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1790 – The capital city of the U.S. moved to Philadelphia from New York City.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Both the Somerville Fair Housing Commission and the Somerville Condominium Review Board are seeking new members

  

If you’re interested in serving with either group, please see the link below for more on what each does and how to submit your application.

Submissions are due by Aug. 31. For more information about the Fair Housing Commission, contact Vicki Wairi, Housing Program Specialist, at vwairi@somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600 extension 2588. For more information about the Condominium Review Board, contact Russell Koty at rkoty@somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600 extension 2568.

City of Somerville:Need to cool off?

  

Please remember that spray heads and public fountains are on in the summer from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m and run on timers, usually for four hour cycles. In between cycles the system shuts off completely for 10 to 30 minutes. Please be patient during the rest period and don’t hit the activate buttons. Using excessive force can break the activators.

Go to Somerville Resistat.Blogspot.com to find your nearest park with a water feature.

 

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

  

   
 
     Many Villens celebrating their birthdays in the Ville this week! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Ashley Rebelo, Rich Clark, Ron McCollem, Evan Winter, Courtney O’Keefe, Leonardo Araujo, Anita Dill Fusco, Kathleen Clinton, Larry Rogers, Carol Allen, Anthony Ward GiGante, Bill Monahan, Bob Wilson and Aunt Joan! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week US Airman Thomas Lambert

   
 Photos courtesy of fox 25 Boston

Letter to the Editor:My Home Town Hero!
Hello my name is Linda Lambert:

My son is Airman Thomas Lambert from Somerville, born raised graduated Somerville high school class of 2012 played hockey for Somerville high, joined the airforce right out of high school, he went in to get his training to come back and be a Somerville Police officer! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week US Airman Thomas Lambert