The Somerville Health and Human Services Department has scheduled an additional free public flu vaccination clinic. While there is no charge for vaccinations, attendees are asked to bring an insurance card if available. Continue reading Free Flu Vaccine Clinic at City Hall Annex 11/19
By William Tauro
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Assembly Row as work crews install the first Christmas tree of the year.
Senator Sal DiDomenico recently took part in a panel discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on how we can get young people more engaged in the political process. Continue reading Senator DiDomenico Speaks at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
BOSTON – State education leaders, including Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville), recently released the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission, appointed to examine the adequacy and effectiveness of the state’s education funding formula. Continue reading Bipartisan Commission Issues Report Calling for Improvements to School Funding Formula
The Somerville High School Track Parents & Alumni Club (SHS Track PAC) is hosting the 24th Annual Holiday Arts & Craft Fair on Saturday, November 28th from 9am-3pm in the Brune Fieldhouse at SHS. 120 artisans from all over New England will display unique items for sale and our Country Store raffle table will offer a chance to win valuable prizes and gifts- Admission is free. A breakfast/lunch table will be open for business as well. SHS Track PAC supports the Cross Country & Track teams at SHS and provides scholarships to SHS athletes.
On Friday, November 13, 2015, while assigned to the Traffic Unit, I was on patrol when I observed Massachusetts Registration 972RX3, a black Land Rover SUV, fail to stop at the red light at Broadway and Curtis Street. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle Arrest
On November 13th, 2015, I, Officer James Torres, was in full uniform while assigned to marked unit East 4 during the evening shift, along with Officer Devin Schneider. The following report is a summary of events that I witnessed that day, as they pertain to incident 15056134: Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Disorderly Conduct & Resisting Arrest
On 11/15/15 at approximately 5:34am, I was patrolling in marked unit East-3 in full uniform when I, along with East-2 ofc. Ramirez and S8 Sgt. Ward, were dispatched to 96 Highland Avenue, a public way in the city of Somerville, for an assist. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Alleged Drunk Driver Slumped Behind the Wheel & Resisting Arrest
The following is a brief summary of the incident. It does not contain every minute detail of the arrest. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Shoplifting at Market Basket
The following is a brief summary pertaining to Incident #15056269:
Members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit initiated a drug investigation of Mr. Steca Thelemaque and his alleged role in the ongoing distribution of Heroin. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Multiple Drug Arrests
On the Morning of Friday, November 13, 2015 I was assigned to marked unit E-3. While travelling westbound on Washington Street, a public way in the City of Somerville, I randomly queried Mass Reg 198-XP9 from the laptop in the police vehicle. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:LICENSE SUSPENDED, OP MV WITH c90 S23 Arrest
On November 13, 2015 while on patrol in marked unit East-2 with Officer Ramirez, we were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at 216 McGrath Highway (a public way in the city of Somerville). Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:OUI Liquor Arrest
On November 12, 2015 I Orlando Jacquet was assigned to marked unit East 1 with Officer Van Nostrand. At approximately 10:01 PM we were dispatched to KMART for a larceny in progress. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Shoplifting at KMart Assembly Square & Drug Possession Arrest
On November 11, 2015, at 20:58 hours, Officer Soares and I were dispatched to Star Market, located at 14 McGrath Highway, for a shoplifter. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Shoplifting at Twin City Plaza
On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, while on full uniformed patrol in marked unit 876, I(Officer Eric O’Brien), along with my FTO(Officer Patrick Canty), was dispatched to the Powder House Rotary, for an operator who possibly fell asleep at the wheel. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Suspended License Arrest
The following is a brief summary of the incident. It does not contain every minute detail of the arrest. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Shoplifting at Star Market Twin City Somerville
Bryan Bishop, current Deputy Commissioner & Chief of Staff of Boston Veterans’ Services, named new Director of Somerville Veterans Services
Continue reading New Somerville Director of Veterans Services Announced
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, November 16, the 320th day of 2015 with 45 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:35 and sunset is @ 4:22. 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: 1776 – British troops captured Fort Washington during the American Revolution. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Event Organizers Joanne Rivieccio and Judy Walker
By William Tauro
Hundreds of people attended the Annual Celebration of Life Event that was held at the Arts at the Armory on Highland Avenue this past Sunday. Continue reading Celebration of Life Event in Somerville a Huge Success
By William Tauro
Somerville resident Jim Legee celebrated his 90th birthday with a birthday bash thrown in his honor at the Montvale Plaza. Continue reading Jim Legee of Somerville Turns 90 Years Old
Picture 1. Monument at Milk Row Cemetery. It is the oldest Civil War Monument in the United States.
Picture 2. Wreath presentation.
Continue reading Pictures of The Week Series by Skip Murray
Photos by Kim Moss
By William Tauro
This past Saturday night, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone hosted his “Second Annual Thanksgiving with the Mayor” event. Continue reading Joseph Curtatone’s 2nd Annual Somerville Seniors Thanksgiving Event With The Mayor