Joe Curtatone on Public Transit 

  
Public transit is a big, complicated issue, but it’s one we can’t avoid. We’ve got to do it better and extend it to the places where it needs to operate (e.g. the most densely populated city in New England). Improving the service and reach of the MBTA is the biggest challenge facing state government at this moment. Our long-term success as a state relies on us meeting this challenge today.

Read the article:http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2016/01/05/mbta-out-of-service/#

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone – Inaugural Address, Jan. 4, 2016

  
Good evening and Happy New Year!
I’d like to welcome the members of our State delegation as well as President White, Vice President Ballantyne, Chairperson Normand and Vice Chairperson Bockelman; Honorable Members of the Board of Aldermen and School Committee; Superintendent Skipper; and all our Honored Guests, Friends, and Family, as well as my fellow public servants and my fellow residents of Somerville. Continue reading Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone – Inaugural Address, Jan. 4, 2016

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, January 05, the 5th day of 2015 with 361 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:14 and sunset is @ 4:24. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Mercury, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1781 – Richmond, VA, was burned by a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

History of Grand Union Flag Raising on Prospect Hill by Skip Murray

   
 
January 1, 1776, General George Washington orders the Great Union flag to placed atop Prospect Hill, Somerville, MA, (then known as Charlestown Across the Neck), a flag that could be seen far and wide, including by all the British in Boston, letting them know of the Colonist’s resolve toward its own independence.
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