During the Democratic National Convention, I wrote about the first vote I ever cast for President. That vote was important to me. I was unsure who to vote for. Then I heard Shirley Chisholm.
Continue reading State Representative Tim Toomey Op-Ed:”We still have progress to make together”
Photos by Kim Moss
By William Tauro
This past Monday afternoon over one hundred Somerville seniors were treated to an old-fashion barbecue at the Winter Hill Yacht Club in Somerville. Continue reading Somerville Seniors Get Treated To A Summer Barbecue On The Waterfront
Somerville Police Department awards Christine Cornelio, today, The Beyond The Call Of Duty Award for her work with a 911 call. On August 12, 2016, Christine Cornelio received a 911 call from a Somerville resident. Continue reading Somerville Police Department Beyond The Call Of Duty Award:Christine Cornelio
Last year the Somerville Police Department began the City of Somerville’s STEPS program initiative and will continue to mentor students this upcoming school year 2016-2017. Here’s a look: http://somervillepd.com/index.php/general-information/steps-program
Ville from above Extreme height edition
Continue reading The Ville From Above Photos by Frank Santangelo
Municipalities now have new powers to make their streets and neighborhoods safer. Introduced as an amendment to the recently-adopted Municipal Modernization bill by State Representative Denise Provost of Somerville, the bill authorizes cities and towns to reduce the existing 30 mph speed limit to speed limits of 25 mph on local roads in “thickly settled” or business districts. Municipalities may also create “safety zones,” where the speed limit is 20 mph “in the interests of public safety and without further authority.” Continue reading Municipal Modernization Bill Allows Cities and Towns to Adopt Lower Speed Limits
On August 18th, 2016, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform while assigned to the Assembly Row unit in marked cruiser 660. The following report is a summary of events that I witnessed that day, as it pertains to incident #16051162: Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Barem SHARWANI (Larceny, Conspiracy) & Daniel YOUNG (Larceny, Conspiracy)
On the morning of August 16th, 2016, while in uniform, I was assigned to marked unit East-1. At 1:04 AM, I was dispatched, along with East-4, Ofc. Clark, East-2, Ofc. Isaacs, and East-3, Ofc. Bork, to 698 Assembly Row, (Earl’s Kitchen and Bar), for a report for about 8-10 people fighting. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Carlos SILVEIRA (ADW, ABDW, Leave Scene of Personal Injury, Reckless Operation of MV, Malicious Defacement of Property)
The City of Somerville successfully resolved a number of our community’s core concerns regarding the Wynn casino project through our recent appeal of the casino’s Ch. 91 license. For this reason, we will not pursue further appeal of the license via the courts. Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT RE: SOMERVILLE CH. 91 APPEAL OF EVERETT CASINO
SOMERVILLE (Aug 21, 2016)—It’s a run + bike + run! Looking for something active and local to do in the Boston area as we move into Fall? Sign up to participate in this LOCAL DUATHLON fundraiser that’s not only good for your health, but good for the local economy. Continue reading Somerville Local First Hosts a LOCAL DUATHLON – Community Co-op Series: Health & Wellness Edition at The Training Room on September 24th
Back-to-school screening of classic send-up of campus life will feature live music
SOMERVILLE, Mass.—He never smiled on camera, earning him the nickname of “the Great Stone Face.” But Buster Keaton’s comedies rocked Hollywood’s silent era with laughter throughout the 1920s. Continue reading Silent Buster Keaton comedy ‘College’ on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Aeronaut Brewing Co.
To the editor:
The fight against the addiction epidemic in Somerville is a true community effort. We all have a role to play in ending the overdoses, reversing the stigma, and supporting those who are struggling with addiction or who are in recovery. Our elected leaders must be a part of these efforts, and in this election season it’s important to support the people who have shown that they are personally invested in this fight. I know that Tim Toomey is one of those people.
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, August 22, the 235th day of 2016 with 131 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:58 and sunset is @ 7:35. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter & Mars.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1485 – The War of the Roses ended with the death of England’s King Richard III. He was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field. His successor was Henry V II.
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Ageless Grace: Ageless Grace, the Council on Aging’s new Fitness class for the body and mind, will be starting its next 5 week series on July 25th. Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from July sessions.
REDUCE FUNDING FOR EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM BY $150,000 (H 4450)
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 41 – Report No. 33 August 15-19, 2016
Photos by Frank Santangelo
There were plenty of free open street events that featured live music, family-friendly activities, food, and more as residents celebrated the season at “Seize the Summer,” the August installment of the City’s SomerStreets festival this past Sunday.
Continue reading SOMERVILLE SEIZE’S THE SUMMER AT SOMERSTREETS ON HOLLAND ST