Opioid Special – Somerville Neighborhood News #57 – January 12, 2016 

In the latest segment of Somerville Neighborhood News we take a look at the opioid issue here in Somerville and what efforts are being done to handle this problem. Somerville is not immune to the increase in opioid use and addiction around the country. In Massachusetts, Governor Baker has proposed legislation to support medical personnel, tighten prescribing regulations and increase community education. Somerville Neighborhood News shares a three part series on Opioid abuse, addiction, and the city’s response. Police Chief Dave Fallon and Patricia Contente of Community Outreach and Harm Reduction join us to discuss their collaboration and the steps the city is taking to treat addiction in the long term and stop addiction before it takes hold. 

Somerville-MLK DAY CEREMONY SET FOR JAN. 18

  
Annual ceremony will include youth performances and essayists, Interfaith Choir, Poet Laureate and more.
 

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Somerville Office of Commissions and the Somerville Public Schools announce the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event, entitled, “Power to Impact Positive Change in our Community,” to be held on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of national Martin Luther King Jr Day. Continue reading Somerville-MLK DAY CEREMONY SET FOR JAN. 18

Hair Cuttery Salon in Somerville to Provide Haircuts for the Homeless

   

Program to reach thousands of homeless people in the area.

 

Somerville, MA, Jan. 12, 2016 – On February 1st and 2nd Hair Cuttery will host Share-A-Haircut for the homeless. Every time anyone receives a haircut at any of the Hair Cuttery salons in New England, including the salon in Somerville, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a homeless person in the community. Continue reading Hair Cuttery Salon in Somerville to Provide Haircuts for the Homeless

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

 

 
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, January 13, the 13th day of 2015 with 353 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:12 and sunset is @ 4:32. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Mercury, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1128 – Pope Honorius II granted a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar. He declared it to be an army of God.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Historic Somerville Merchandise on Sale at Winter Farmer’s Market 1/16

  
 
Here’s a way to show your Somerville pride and help support historic enrichment projects in the community. The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission, working with artwork done by the Somerville High School CAD students, has designed “Preserving Somerville: Home to Diverse Architecture, Streets, and People” merchandise which is available for sale. Continue reading Historic Somerville Merchandise on Sale at Winter Farmer’s Market 1/16