On Sunday, October 24, 2016, I, Officer Paul Beckford, was on duty for the Somerville Police (E2). At approximately 4:56 AM, Officer Fernando Cicerone (E3), and I were dispatched to Beacon St. & Somerville Ave. for a check condition of man asleep in a motor vehicle at a stop light. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Benjamin WARREN (OUI Liquor)
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Ghosts of Somerville Continue reading Pictures of The Week Series by Skip Murray
November 10 public hearing on the need for a CBA to prevent displacement
Who: Union United, coalition of residents, labor unions, business and religious leaders, and nonprofits
What: Public Hearing on Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) Continue reading Union Square Coalition Calls for Community Benefits Agreement in Somerville, Mass
Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Theresa Hussey Rogers, William Latta, Lisa Rubera, Mike DiBacco, Kimmy Moss, Timothy Gager, Michael Buckley Jr., Nancy O’Brien, Lou Remigio, Herc Kalos, Linda Brown and Happy 4th Birthday to beautiful Myah Cabral
Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week
Can we please move on from this election?
After a few months of shenanigans, this election has taught me a few things:
Continue reading Reality Bites by James A. Norton
If Question 2 passes and a new charter school opens in Somerville, the School Department could be forced to close one or two elementary schools and/or slash popular school programs like music and athletics, Somerville’s School Committee chair, mayor, and legislative leaders said today. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:City leaders spell out the likely consequences for Somerville if Question 2 passes
Due to high interest in the Solarize Somerville program, Somerville residents and businesses now have more time to take advantage of free solar energy consultations and discounted solar panel purchases being offered for a limited time through the program. Continue reading Somerville Solar Panel Discount Program Extended: Site Visits now through 11/23, Agreement to Purchase by 12/16
By Frank Santangelo
Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Rachel Strutt
Rachel is a Magoun Square resident who has worked at the Somerville Arts Council for the past fifteen years, curating and producing large-scale public events like ArtBeat and the Ignite Global Street Food and Fire Festival and running cultural economic initiatives like the ArtsUnion Project. Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Rachel Strutt
Hair Cuttery to Donate Thousands of Haircuts to Former Military in Honor of
Somerville, MA, October 25, 2016 – This Veterans Day the Somerville Hair Cuttery salon at 495 Artisan Way is honoring and giving back to former servicemen and women through its Share-A-Haircut program. Continue reading Hair Cuttery Salutes Servicemen and Women with Veterans Day Share-A-Haircut Program
Wondering about the residents of this historic Milk Row Cemetery dating back to 1804? Join the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission on Sunday, November 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., for the final public opening of 2016. Due to its fragile condition, the site is often closed to the public, except by appointment, or during regular openings during the seasonal months. Continue reading Join Historic Preservation Commission for Tours of Milk Row Cemetery, Prospect Hill Tower
USA TODAY (10/27, Johnson) reports Federal authorities “unsealed an indictment Thursday, charging 56 people in a vast scheme in which suspects posed as Internal Revenue Service agents and immigration authorities.” Continue reading US Issues Indictments In $300 Million IRS Phone Fraud Conspiracy
On May 7th, 2017, LGBTQ families and their supporters in Somerville, Massachusetts and around the world will be participating in the 6th annual International Family Equality Day celebration. Continue reading 6th annual International Family Equality Day celebration
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, October 31, the 305th day of 2016 with 61 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:16 and sunset is @ 5:39. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1517 – Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Green Line Extension Parcel D-2, north of the GLX Union Sq station.
I want you to know about some important Public Hearings in mid-November and decisions that the Board of Aldermen (BOA) will be making in the next few months. Continue reading Mark Niedergang, Ward 5 Alderman:Update from your Ward 5 Alderman
Matin Polignone of Somerville “The Voice of the elderly and disabled”
Finished and paid for law school on a very limited low income and have been my education to volunteer and provide help for the elderly and disabled persons like myself. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Help Local Somerville Resident (advocate for the elderly and disabled)With Bar Exam
Jahmai Jahron Furtado-Cooper (aka “Mai”) is such a beautiful spirit. He brings joy to a multitude of people and his presence is well-known to family, friends and especially in his community of Somerville, MA where he has been dubbed “Mayor of Somerville” by various school officials. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Home Going Services for Jahmai
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, October 30, the 304th day of 2016 with 62 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:15 and sunset is @ 5:40. The New Moon is exact @ 1:40 PM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1735 – John Adams, the second President of the United States, was born in Braintree, MA. His son became the sixth President of the U.S. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
By Chris Manns
The sticker shock that comes when college students take a look at the latest textbook prices is leading to some creative and unusual remedies.
In California, a partnership between West Valley College and Second Harvest Food Bank lets students borrow textbooks in exchange for canned-food donations. Continue reading College Students Try To Dodge High Textbook Costs
Ageless Grace: Ageless Grace, the Council on Aging’s new Fitness class for the body and mind. The 5-week series, held at 4:00 p.m. at the Holland Street Center, the Ageless Grace program is an innovative wellness and fitness program done seated in a chair to upbeat music. Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House and Senate last week.
This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on how often local senators voted with their party leadership. Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 41 – Report No. 43 October 24-28, 2016
SOMERVILLE – The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Preservation Awards. Continue reading NOMINATE PROPERTIES FOR ANNUAL PRESERVATION AWARDS BY FRIDAY, NOV. 18
ST CATHERINE’S PARISH will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 2:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the parish hall, 179 Summer Street, Somerville. Silent Auction, games, raffles, jewelry, refreshments, items for sale, etc. Free Admission..