GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, December 8, the 342nd day of 2015 with 23 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:00 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mercury, & Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Saturn.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1765 – Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, MA. Whitney invented the cotton gin and developed the concept of mass-production of interchangeable parts. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Wednesday, December 9th, at 6pm at City Hall, there’s an important public hearing regarding a proposal to require 20% Affordable Housing for all new developments of six or more units in Somerville. Continue reading Tony Lafuente Alderman, Ward 4:Reminder Affordable Housing Hearing
All are invited to a Public Hearing before the Board of Aldermen on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 7 p.m., in the Aldermanic Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 93 Highland Ave. to provide public input on the issue of economic inequality. Continue reading PUBLIC INVITED TO PUBLIC HEARING ON ECONOMIC INEQUALITY, 12/10
Photos by Steve Mac
By William Tauro
A tractor trailer taking a turn at the intersection of Pearl and Walnet Streets took a utility pole down on Monday night. Continue reading Tractor Trailer Takes Down Utility Pole in Somerville
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With any new year comes a clean slate and a chance to take on new goals. For many, resolutions revolve around healthy changes, but experts caution that resolve begins to waver at the end of January — which is why setting specific, realistic goals is proven to be more effective. Continue reading How to Give Your 2016 Resolutions Staying Power
The dusty stereotype of grandparents spending their 70s and 80s in a nursing home is fading fast, replaced by stories of skydiving seniors and engaged elders contributing to their communities. Continue reading Forever Young: How Seniors Can Stay Happy and Healthy at Home
By Sasha Purpura
Surplus food happens. It’s what we do with it that affects our environment, community and economy.
Food waste and food insecurity are both challenges in our society, whereas they could in fact, together, form a solution. Continue reading Waste Not, Want Not, Rescued food provides more than 181,000 meals for Somerville residents