Somerville Animal Control News

 Missing Dod:Female Boston Terrier Somerville, MA 9-30-15

 

 “Lucy” is 5 yrs./25 lbs., Black and White. Missing from the vicinity of Rush Street and Broadway. She is wearing a collar with tags and is microchipped. She is friendly but is running scared. Please do not chase.

 Please share to help generate sightings and get this girl back home! #Somerville

 Please call the Somerville ACO at 617-625-6600 ext. 2190 with any sightings.

Missing  Rescue cat
 
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The #SomervilleStories Collection is Live

  
Somerville Community Access Television has been working in partnership with different community groups to collect stories about Somerville. As the City of Somerville continues to evolve, it is important to document the past with the present. Some fabulous stories have been captured to achieve this exact mission. Some of these stories were collected in partnership with the Somerville Arts Council, where people were interviewed inside & outside their M.U.S.C.R.A.T. bus as well as at the Union Square Farmers Market, where SCATV setup an interactive storytelling booth. Hear stories from local politicians, community residents, activists, artists and others about their experience living and/or working in Somerville. some fabulous storytelling videos been captured to achieve this exact mission. Some of these stories have been in partnership with the Somerville Arts Council, interviewing people inside & outside their M.U.S.C.R.A.T. bus as well as at the Union Square Farmers Market, where SCATV setup an interactive storytelling booth. Hear stories from local politicians, community residents, activists, artists and others about their experience living and/or working in Somerville, MA over the years.
You can watch the #SomervilleStories Collection online here
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This is an ongoing project and more to come soon in this series. Find us monthly on the last Sunday at Aeronaut Brewery from 3pm-5pm, collecting stories about “Why Do You #SupportLocal?” as well as at the October 18th Assembly Row Farmers Market day.
For more information about this project, please contact Erica Jones at ejones@scatvsomerville.org

Here’s Your Weekly Dosage of News Talk Shout Out

  
  
Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Jo-Ann Crosby, Christopher Dube, Michelle Petruzziello Doherty, Helen- Bill Gioiosa, Donna Baldasaro, Mark Lavelle, Judson Walker Greene, Joey Lacey, Jean Mickiewicz Brunco, Sergei Sterev, Jack Bailey, Anthony Petruccelli, Tammy Doe, Peder Acres, Phyllis Grenier, Billy Haley, John Parker and a very special Happy 2nd Birthday to Arianna Louise Costa who is Eileen Costa’s little granddaughter!

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Thank you Somerville for making us your #1 local news source for Somerville and now with over 12,000 plus Facebook Likes and counting!

 

Even the other newspapers are reading us! Continue reading Here’s Your Weekly Dosage of News Talk Shout Out

Union United Coalition Op-Ed:GLX funding must ensure development without displacement

  

 

By Kristen Lucas and Van Hardy, on behalf of Union United

 

At the end of the summer, MassDOT announced that the projected costs for the Green Line Extension are nearly $1 billion more than previously anticipated, putting the future of the project in question. Continue reading Union United Coalition Op-Ed:GLX funding must ensure development without displacement

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

   
 
Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Jo-Ann Crosby, Christopher Dube, Michelle Petruzziello Doherty, Helen- Bill Gioiosa, Donna Baldasaro, Mark Lavelle, Judson Walker Greene, Joey Lacey, Jean Mickiewicz Brunco, Sergei Sterev, Jack Bailey, Anthony Petruccelli, Tammy Doe, Peder Acres, Phyllis Grenier, Billy Haley, John Parker and a very special Happy 2nd Birthday to Arianna Louise Costa who is Eileen Costa’s little granddaughter!
Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Brian DALEY ARREST (Malicious Defacement of Property/Attempt to Commit Crime)

    

 
BRIAN MICHAEL DALEY Arrest
On Tuesday, 9/22/2015, I, Officer DiFava, was on duty for the Somerville Police operating marked cruiser 876. At approximately 1259 hrs, I was dispatched to Walker Street for a report of an attempted break. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Brian DALEY ARREST (Malicious Defacement of Property/Attempt to Commit Crime)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, September 27, the 270th day of 2015 with 95 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:36 and sunset is @ 6:34. The Full Harvest Moon, or Full Corn Moon is exact @ 10:52 PM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1779 – John Adams was elected to negotiate with the British over the American Revolutionary War peace terms.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Dedication of Playground in Memory of Officer Sean Collier

   
 
By Paul Upton

This past Saturday, a playground was dedicated to the memory of MIT Officer Sean Collier at Silver Lake in Wilmington. Officer Collier was a Wilmington native and attended the Wilmington Public Schools before moving to Somerville where he embraced the Somerville community as his own. He was killed by the Boston Marathon bombers on April 18th, 2013. Continue reading Dedication of Playground in Memory of Officer Sean Collier

Marathon Sports “Somerville Jingle Bell Run” registration has opened

  
Santa Claus is currently relaxing on the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana on the Gulf Coast and his guaranteed arrival in Davis Square-Somerville, MA is on December 20, 2015 @ 11:00am – he is bringing sunshine for the day and then he is bringing back to the Gulf Coast cases of Harpoon Brewery refreshments and Mizuno sneakers from Marathon Sports for all our friends south of Somerville, MA Continue reading Marathon Sports “Somerville Jingle Bell Run” registration has opened

SOMERVILLE TO HOST ‘COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS’ SERIES ON RACE AND RACISM

   
 
Residents invited to share their experiences, concerns, ideas

 

SOMERVILLE –The City of Somerville will host a new round of its Community Conversations Series, focusing on race and racism in light of ongoing national conversations surrounding this topic, beginning on Oct. 5, 2015, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced. Continue reading SOMERVILLE TO HOST ‘COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS’ SERIES ON RACE AND RACISM

Somerville-News from The Armory

 
Here at The Armory, we’re gearing up for this fall’s session of Youth Arts Arise, our FREE arts education program for students ages 11 to 19. The fall session will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5pm, October 6th through December 9th. Participants can sign up for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or both. To register or ask questions, email education@artsatthearmory.org.  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, September 25, the 268th day of 2015 with 97 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:34 and sunset is @ 6:38. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1492 – The crew of the Pinta, one of Christopher Columbus’ ships, mistakenly thought that they had spotted land.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

All-American City Championship Celebration  

  

To celebrate Somerville’s All-America City Awards win, we are throwing a party on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Baxter Park in Assembly Row. Come by for music – including performances by some of our All-America team members – and other fun community activities. In keeping with the award’s theme this year of supporting boys and young men, this celebration will kick off several months of activities and programs geared toward engaging and empowering young people. Stay tuned for more details.

Fire on Greenville St Somerville

   
  

At 1150 a.m. on Thursday, September 24th, the Somerville Fire Department responded to a fire at 9 Greenville Street. Firefighters arrived to find a fire involving the contents of a construction dumpster located in the driveway. Heat from the fire resulted in considerable damage to the exterior of the three family home.

Lower photo– Firefighters work to stretch a hose line into the driveway of 9 Greenville Street.

  

 Bottom photo – Lt. Dennis Sullivan extinguishes the burning contents of the dumpster.

 

  

 

DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST THE SOMERVILLE 18: 

   
 

By Mayor Joseph Curtatone

We are a nation founded upon and strengthened by a long history of social activism and protest—from the Boston Tea Party to the Freedom Marches for Civil Rights. When something is profoundly wrong in this nation, our citizens speak up and act up peacefully to set it right, and our freedoms—freedoms that are the envy of so many around the world—make this possible.  Continue reading DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST THE SOMERVILLE 18: 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, September 24, the 267th day of 2015 with 98 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:33 and sunset is @ 6:40. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1789 – The U.S. Congress passed the First Judiciary Act. The act provided for an Attorney General and a lower federal courts.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, September 23, the 266th day of 2015 with 99 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:31 and sunset is @ 6:42. Fall began in the Northern Hemisphere with The Autumnal Equinox @ 4:21 AM. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1642 – The first commencement at Harvard College, in Cambridge, MA, was held.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville:Important Plastic Bag Public Hearing

  
CITY OF SOMERVILLE ORDINANCE NO. 2015-In Board of Aldermen: 

There will be a Public Hearing before the Board of Aldermen’s Committee on Legislative Matters on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 6:30 PM, in the Aldermanic Chambers, 2ndFloor, City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, on the Order of Alderman Mary Jo Rossetti, Chair of the Committee, for public input related to the city’s proposed ban on plastic bags. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND AND BE HEARD.  Continue reading Somerville:Important Plastic Bag Public Hearing

Community Note: Medford St. Closure between Pearl St. & Walnut St. 9/24

  

 

Due to ongoing GLX construction on the Medford St. Bridge, construction crews will need to fully close Medford St. to through traffic between Walnut St. and Pearl St. on Thursday, Sept. 24, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Vehicles traveling west on Medford St. will be detoured onto Walnut St., left onto Pearl St., and onto Medford St. For additional information, visit http://greenlineextension.eot.state.ma.us/.

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  
 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, September 22, the 267th day of 2015 with 98 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:30 and sunset is @ 6:43. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1789 – The U.S. Congress authorized the office of Postmaster General.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

“Green, Candidate for School Committee, Calls for Hiring Help for Teachers and Students”

  

In the course of my campaign for School Committee, I’ve spent the summer walking all over Ward 4, from my home street of Governor Winthrop to Lee St. While I’ve been talking to residents throughout Winter and Ten Hills about the need to address the Achievement Gap and to get our teachers and students the resources they need to thrive; mostly I’ve been listening. Continue reading “Green, Candidate for School Committee, Calls for Hiring Help for Teachers and Students”

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

   
   
Many Villens celebrating their birthdays here in the Ville this week! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Janetta Giso, Sal DiDomenico SR., Tiger Stockbridge, Mark Riley, Mario Sousa, Olivia Kelleher, Robbie’s  g randdaughter Delano, Ada Tauro, Marsha Hamel McGlashing, Dan Hamel, Robert W Hickey, Debra O’Connor, Ellie A Stolp Manning, Matthew Desmond, Timothy Shwartz, Sandy Murphy Starfish Mattson, Teresa Paribello, Irene Reni Macarelli, Greg Eibell and Christina Ferguson.  Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  
 
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, September 21, the 265th day of 2015 with 99 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:29 and sunset is @ 6:45. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1792 – The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Board of Aldermen Public Hearing on banning plastic bags

  
There will be a Public Hearing before the Board of Aldermen’s Committee on Legislative Matters on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 6:30 PM, in the Aldermanic Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, on the Order of Alderman Mary Jo Rossetti, Chair of the Committee, for public input related to the city’s proposed ban on plastic bags. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND AND BE HEARD.
 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  
 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, September 20, the 264th day of 2015 with 100 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:28 and sunset is @ 6:47. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1519 – Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain to find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Medal of Honor Recipient Speaks with Somerville High School Students

   
Medal of Honor Recipient Donald Ballard

 
  

By William Tauro
This past Wednesday, a motorcade of Massachusetts State Police Special Operations motorcycle unit agents and troopers escorted United States Medal of Honor Recipient Donald Ballard to the Somerville High School auditorium where he spoke in front of Somerville High School students.  Continue reading Medal of Honor Recipient Speaks with Somerville High School Students

SUNDY BEST Coming to THUNDER ROAD in SOMERVILLE (9/26)

  
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 17, 2015) – Critically-acclaimed Kentucky duo, Sundy Best, will be bringing their unique blended sound of country, folk, rock, bluegrass and R&B to Thunder Road in Somerville, MA on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 for their Salvation City Tour. For more show and ticket information, please visit http://www.sundybest.net. Continue reading SUNDY BEST Coming to THUNDER ROAD in SOMERVILLE (9/26)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  
 
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, September 18, the 262nd day of 2015 with 102 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:26 and sunset is @ 6:50. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1709 – The creator of the first dictionary of the English language, Samuel Johnson, was born in England.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Better Block: Winter Hill Community Walk and Talk – 9/28

  

 

As part of the Winter Hill neighborhood planning process, neighborhood residents and business owners are invited to brainstorm ways to improve Winter Hill in the short-term using low-cost “tactical urbanism” strategies through a community walk and talk scheduled for Monday, Sept. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at 328 Broadway—the future home of Winter Hill Brewing Company—with Team Better Block. Continue reading Better Block: Winter Hill Community Walk and Talk – 9/28

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, September 16, the 260th day of 2015 with 104 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:24 and sunset is @ 6:54. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1400 – Owain Glyndwr was proclaimed Prince of Wales after rebelling against English rule. He was the last Welsh-born Prince of Wales. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

BOSTON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SCREENING SCHEDULE                                                          

  

31st Festival Runs SEPTEMBER 17-21; Five World Premieres
 
BOSTON, September 10, 2015 – Continuing its tradition of featuring exciting new films, the 31st annual Boston Film Festival (September 17-21) will spotlight two local features and five world premieres that will expand to five different Boston venues.  Continue reading BOSTON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SCREENING SCHEDULE                                                          

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, September 15, the 259th day of 2015 with 105 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:1 and sunset is @ 7:0. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1775 – An early and unofficial American flag was raised by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Mott after the seizing of Fort Johnson from the British. The flag was dark blue with the white word “Liberty” spelled on it.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer