Real Life Somerville Police Stories:James CLOVER (OUI Liquor, Leave Scene of Property Damage)

   
 
On Saturday, February 27, 2016, I, Officer Paul Beckford, was on duty for the Somerville Police (E1). At approximately 12:48 AM, Officer Joseph Moreira (E4), Sergeant Michael Holland (S8), and I were dispatched to Franklin St at Oliver St. for a motor vehicle accident.James.  Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:James CLOVER (OUI Liquor, Leave Scene of Property Damage)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Oscar HERNANDEZ-RIVERA (Receiving Stolen Property & Roxbury DC Warrant)Assembly Row Somerville 

   
 
On Friday, February 26, 2016 at 2:00 P.M., while walking on Grand Union Blvd. along with Officer Anderson, I observed a man who was later identified as Oscar Hernandez-Rivera open the side door of a trash receptacle and place a plastic shopping bag inside the metal frame. Hernandez walked west on Grand Union Blvd and entered Express store. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Oscar HERNANDEZ-RIVERA (Receiving Stolen Property & Roxbury DC Warrant)Assembly Row Somerville 

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Steven SHEA (Shoplifting, Receiving Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest)at Puma Assembly Row Somerville 

   
 
On Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:05 P.M., I received a call on my department issued phone from Puma store manager, XXXXX, stating a male entered the store with two empty bags and left with the bags full, activating the security system as he exited the store. XXXXX stated the man made no attempt to purchase the merchandise. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Steven SHEA (Shoplifting, Receiving Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest)at Puma Assembly Row Somerville 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, February 29, the 60th day of 2016 with 306 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:21 and sunset is @ 5:32. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1288 – Scotland established this day as one when a woman could propose marriage to a man. In the event that he refused the proposal he was required to pay a fine.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, February 28, the 59th day of 2016 with 307 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:23 and sunset is @ 5:31. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1827 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first railroad incorporated for commercial transportation of people and freight.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Police Search For Waltham Man Last Seen Walking Towards Charles River 

  

MISSING: Leonard Quirk, 66 year old male, missing from the Moody Street area. Last seen on 2/16 in area of River Street near Rite-Aid. Leonard is 5’6″, 140 lbs (extremely thin), with brown eyes, thinning gray hair, and facial scars. He walks with the aid of a cane and has difficulty getting around. If you have any information or see Leonard, please contact the Waltham Police Department at 781-314-3600. Please SHARE and help spread the word.

Somerville BOA Special Meeting 3/2/16, 8PM

  
President William A. White, Jr., has called for a Special Meeting of the Board of Aldermen on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 8:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the Administration’s presentation on fields and considering a $9,425,000 bond for the renovation of Lincoln Park.

 

This meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM. Initially it was scheduled to begin earlier, but it was rescheduled to accommodate a MA DOT meeting on the Green Line Extension scheduled for 6:30 PM at the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue. Continue reading Somerville BOA Special Meeting 3/2/16, 8PM

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, February 27, the 58th day of 2016 with 308 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:24 and sunset is @ 5:29. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1700 – The Pacific Island of New Britain was discovered.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville Welcomes in Seven New Police Officers

   
 
Photos by Kim Moss

By William Tauro 

During this past Thursday evenings board of aldermen meeting at City Hall, seven new Somerville Police Officers were given the oath and sworn into become members of the department. 

Below is a letter from Somerville Police Chief David Fallon addressed to the board of Alderman requesting them to be sworn in. 
Continue reading Somerville Welcomes in Seven New Police Officers

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, February 26, the 57th day of 2016 with 309 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:26 and sunset is @ 5:28. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from the Island of Elba. He then began his second conquest of France.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville Neighborhood Newscast #59

In this episode of Somerville Neighborhood News, you will find out everything you need to know about voting in the March 1 Presidential Primary before heading out to the polls. Political Icon Tip O’Neill coined the phrase, All Politics is Local. Even in a presidential election knocking on doors and manning the phones to ask for votes is an integral part of the campaign. SNN hits the sidewalk with some volunteer campaigners. Two thirds of Somerville residents are renters, and many of those are young and have no ties to the city, and no political involvement. Getting young voters to participate is good for them and for the process. Young Somerville takes on the issue. February is Black History Month. Sometimes history is taking place right in of us. Somerville’s first Poet Laureate, Nicole Terez Dutton shares one of her poems with us. The rocky ride of the Green Line Extension began more than a decade ago. SNN looks back at how and why the GLX project came about through the 2006 documentary “Off Track.” 

All these news stories and more in Somerville Neighborhood News #59. Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. The half-hour news show has as its mission to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues and information impacting Somerville residents. SNN airs Tuesdays at 7pm on SCATV Ch.3 and online at http://www.somervilleneighborhoodnews.org.

Mayor Joe Curtatone on: The First Day of the New Supreme Court Without Antonin Scalia on the bench, the court’s liberals spoke up and won out

   
 
Earlier this week we saw a perfect example of why real world experience and a deeper understanding of how the law works on the ground is vitally important in the Supreme Court. Continue reading Mayor Joe Curtatone on: The First Day of the New Supreme Court Without Antonin Scalia on the bench, the court’s liberals spoke up and won out

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, February 25, the 56th day of 2016 with 310 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:27 and sunset is @ 5:27. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1570 – England’s Queen Elizabeth I was excommunicated by Pope Pius V.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

“National Historic Landmark” recognition status for the wondrous “Museum of Modern Renaissance”

  

“…Come join us to witness the launch of our campaign to achieve “National Historic Landmark” recognition status for the wondrous “Museum of Modern Renaissance” (Modren)…” Nicholas & Ekaterina, co-founders with collaboration with the offices of Senator Warren and the Mayor of the City of Somerville. 
Program
Continue reading “National Historic Landmark” recognition status for the wondrous “Museum of Modern Renaissance”

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, February 24, the 55th day of 2016 with 311 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:29 and sunset is @ 5:26. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1803 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled itself to be the final interpreter of all constitutional issues.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville Selected to Join Harvard By All Means Consortium

  

 

 

 

The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) announced today the selection of six cities, including Somerville, for a new multi-year initiative — By All Means: Redesigning Education to Restore Opportunity — aimed at developing comprehensive child wellbeing and education systems that help eliminate the link between children’s socioeconomic status and achievement. Continue reading Somerville Selected to Join Harvard By All Means Consortium

Centenarians, Rebellion and Comedy to Premiere at 16th Annual Irish Film Festival, Boston/Somerville 

  

 

 

BOSTON and SOMERVILLE, MA Issued February 21, 2016… Irish Film Festival (IFF), Boston presents a riveting lineup of events, screenings and awards at the 16th annual Irish Film Festival, from March 10 through 13 at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA. A complete schedule of events is available at http://www.irishfilmfestival.com.
Continue reading Centenarians, Rebellion and Comedy to Premiere at 16th Annual Irish Film Festival, Boston/Somerville 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, February 23, the 54th day of 2016 with 312 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:30 and sunset is @ 5:24. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1574 – France began the 5th holy war against the Huguenots. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

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 Celia Taylor, John Zafiris Jr, Ross Scabin, Rod Kreimeyer, Donald Arbeene, David Mangan, Allie Chaves, Bobby Travers, Dana Iacopucci, Courtney Russell, Sebastion Patriot Wells, Brian Horan and Happy Birthday to our good friend Terri Medeiros! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week 

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Brian GIGUERE & Andrew CHAGARIS (Larceny & Conspiracy)

   
 
On Thursday, February 18, 2016, Officer Schneider and I were in full uniform patrol in marked unit (E1). At approximately 6:52 PM, we were dispatched along with Officer Wolf Berrouet (E4) to the Adidas store for a shoplifting in progress. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Brian GIGUERE & Andrew CHAGARIS (Larceny & Conspiracy)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, February 22, the 53rd day of 2016 with 313 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:32 and sunset is @ 5:23. The full “Snow Moon,” is exact @ 1:20 PM EST The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1630 – Quadequine introduced popcorn to English colonists at their first Thanksgiving dinner.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville Lions Club & Bostonchinatown Lions Club Annual St Patrick’s Dinner Show Extravaganza to Help Conquer Blindness

   
  
Please join Club Presidents Billy Tauro and Ken Chia and members of the Somerville & Boston Chinatown Lions Clubs in celebrating with a pre-St Patrick’s Day Bash!

   Continue reading Somerville Lions Club & Bostonchinatown Lions Club Annual St Patrick’s Dinner Show Extravaganza to Help Conquer Blindness

Ward 1 Alderman Matthew McLaughlin’s “Annual Matty’s St. Patty’s Day Celebration and Fundraiser”

   
 

Please join Ward 1 Alderman Matt Mclaughlin in celebrating Irish heritage and the American immigrant experience. Matt will talk about issues in Somerville and feature performers of traditional Irish music.
Continue reading Ward 1 Alderman Matthew McLaughlin’s “Annual Matty’s St. Patty’s Day Celebration and Fundraiser”

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, February 21, the 52nd day of 2016 with 314 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:33 and sunset is @ 5:22. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1804 – The first self-propelled locomotive on rails was demonstrated in Wales.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, February 20, the 51st day of 2016 with 315 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:35 and sunset is @ 5:21. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1673 – The first recorded wine auction took place in London.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Vehicle Found in Somerville:Arrest Warrant Issued For Suspect In Malden Homicide

  

Kenneth Manning, Age: 35, Height: 6’2″, Weight: 265 lbs

MALDEN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Malden Chief of Police Kevin Molis have announced that an arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect in the murder of Colleen Russell, 36, of Malden and for larceny of a motor vehicle. Continue reading Vehicle Found in Somerville:Arrest Warrant Issued For Suspect In Malden Homicide

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, February 19, the 50th day of 2016 with 316 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:36 and sunset is @ 5:19. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1807 – Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested in Alabama. He was later tried and acquitted on charges of treason.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

   
 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, February 18, the 49th day of 2016 with 317 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:38 and sunset is @ 5:18. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1564 – The artist Michelanglelo died in Rome.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, February 17, the 48th day of 2016 with 318 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:39 and sunset is @ 5:17. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1801 – The U.S. House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Jefferson was elected president and Burr became vice president.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Latest Somerville Neighborhood News #58

Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. The half-hour news show has as its mission to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues and information impacting Somerville residents. In epsidoe #58 of Somerville Neighborhood News we explore: the many affordable housing proposals on the table, find out more about the middle school health survey results and more!

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Drone Video Aerial Photography by Snapdrone@yahoo.com

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, February 16, the 47th day of 2016 with 319 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:4 and sunset is @ 5:1. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1741 – Benjamin Franklin published America’s second magazine, “The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle”.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville’s Better Block Follow Up Discussion

  

Mayor Joe Curtatone and Ward 4 Alderman Tony Lafuente invite all Somerville residents, business owners, and all other stakeholders are invited to evaluate, debrief, and discuss next steps related to the Winter Hill Better Block festival on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Winter Hill Community School cafeteria (115 Sycamore St.). Continue reading Somerville’s Better Block Follow Up Discussion

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 Albert Piacentini, Dusty Gerlach, Jimmy Gondolfe, Bernard Gibbons, Darrell English, Dino Alves, Lisa Winchester Catino, Lou Ferrara, Steve Grossman, Jason Kilburg, Susan Lampedecchio, Everett Mayor Carlos DeMaria, Scott Gamble, Alyssa Nicole, Ray Snow Sr., Joe Itrato, Brooke Metivier, Jimmy Nutt, Austin Ruiz, JoEllen Dunne, Mrs. Galluccio and a very Happy 1st Birthday to sweet little Ava Rose! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

What’s Purple, Green, and Gold and Smiles All Over ? Mardi Gras at the Jeanne Jugan Residence!

   
 
 

Last Tuesday, February 9th , the Jeanne Jugan Residence and Little Sisters of the Poor, in preparation for Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Season, celebrated Mardi Gras in full regalia with its residents, staff and Sisters all getting involved in the celebration.
Continue reading What’s Purple, Green, and Gold and Smiles All Over ? Mardi Gras at the Jeanne Jugan Residence!

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, February 15, the 46th day of 2016 with 320 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:42 and sunset is @ 5:14. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1758 – Mustard was advertised for the first time in America.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Pedro HERRERA (B&E Person in Fear; Somerville & Everett Warrants)

   
 
On February 13, 2016, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol in marked cruiser 871.At approximately 2:18pm I, along with Officer Devin Schneider (E4) and Sgt. Michael Capasso (S8), were dispatched to Illinois Ave for an Unwanted Person. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Pedro HERRERA (B&E Person in Fear; Somerville & Everett Warrants)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Jeramie CROFT (Larceny)Shoplifting at Assembly Row Sports Authority 

   
 

The following is a summary of the details related to this incident. 

On February 11, 2016 at approximately 15:40 hours, while assigned as marked unit Alpha-1, I received a call on my department issued cell phone. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Jeramie CROFT (Larceny)Shoplifting at Assembly Row Sports Authority 

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Michael RICCIO (Larceny, Theft Protection Device)Shoplifting at Assembly Row Saks Fifth Ave

   
 

The following is a summary of the details related to this incident. 

On February 10, 2016 at approximately 12:15 hours, I observed two males walking east on Canal Street. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Michael RICCIO (Larceny, Theft Protection Device)Shoplifting at Assembly Row Saks Fifth Ave

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

 

 
  
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, February 14, the 45th day of 2016 with 321 to follow. Happy Valentine’s Day! Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:43 and sunset is @ 5:13. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1778 – The Stars and Stripes was carried to a foreign port, in France, for the first time. It was aboard the American ship Ranger.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

A Nice Gesture From a Properzi Manor Somerville Senior Resident

 

Photo:Host Wrong Wen  
 

Photos by Kim Moss

By William Tauro 

Last week on Saturday February 6th, a Somerville resident named Wrong Wen who resides at Properzi Manor wanted her family to host and cook for a traditional Chinese dinner to Celebrate the Chinese New Year for the residents of the building,. Continue reading A Nice Gesture From a Properzi Manor Somerville Senior Resident

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

 

  
 
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, February 13, the 44th day of 2016 with 322 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:45 and sunset is @ 5:12. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are, Mercury & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1542 – Catherine Howard was executed for adultery. She was the fifth wife of England’s King Henry VIII.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Centenarians, Rebellion and Comedy to Premiere at 16th Annual Irish Film Festival, Boston, Somerville

  
  

BOSTON and SOMERVILLE, MA Issued February 12, 2016…Irish Film Festival (IFF), Boston presents a riveting lineup of events, screenings and awards at the 16th annual Irish Film Festival, from March 10 through 13 at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA. Continue reading Centenarians, Rebellion and Comedy to Premiere at 16th Annual Irish Film Festival, Boston, Somerville