Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Jeanette Hurley Myles, Al Baldasaro, Gabriella Correia, Joseph Nardella, Maryjean Cincotta, John Gentile, Jeff Adams, Fernanda Braga, Susan McDonald Nionakis and Joe Baldasaro Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week
SOMERVILLE, MA – More than 100 community members attended a public hearing today before the Somerville Board of Aldermen to discuss the urgent need for a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) as part of the Union Square redevelopment. Continue reading Union Square Coalition Calls for Community Benefits Agreement
Event marks notable milestone in the steady evolution
of Somerville’s newest mixed-use community
Somerville, MA (Nov. 14, 2016) – Callahan Construction Managers, a Bridgewater based full-service construction management firm, along with developer Federal Realty Investment Trust, architect Stantec and Iron Workers Local 7 commemorated a significant milestone in the ongoing progress of Assembly Row with the topping off of Block 6. Continue reading ASSEMBLY ROW’S BLOCK 6 FORMALLY TOPPED OFF
The Alex Foster Foundation’s HopeFULL Backpack Program recently donated filled backpacks to CASPAR (Cambridge and Somerville Program for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Rehabilitation). Continue reading Somerville/Cambridge Alex Foster Foundation
When the public becomes fixated on something, we all know how quickly facts get left behind for popular rumors, prominent special-interest agendas and ideologies. Sometimes, public opinion is wrong.
Continue reading The Politics of Murder: Was The Convicted Teenager, Eddie O’Brien, and In One of Boston’s Most Infamous Murder Trials Actually Innocent?
If you weren’t aware there is a severe shortage of safe and durable playing fields for our children in Somerville. In fact, youth soccer was recently considering dropping their U12 program due to a shortage of fields. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:A Citizen Petition in Support of the City of Somerville Athletic Fields Master Plan
Photos by Frank Santangelo
By William Tauro
This past Thursday afternoon in Union Square, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that Somerville was awarded a $13 million grant from the MassWorks Program. Continue reading Governor Baker Announces $13 million Grant for Somerville
On November 13, 2016, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol in marked cruiser East 1. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Elvin ALVAREZ (Receiving Stolen Property, Unlicensed Operation of MV)
On Friday, November 11th, 2016, I, Officer Devin Schneider, was in full uniform while assigned to the Assembly Square unit. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Charles THOMPSON (Larceny & Wrentham Warrant)
On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, I, Officer Devin Schneider, was in full uniform while assigned to the Assembly Square unit. The following report is a summary of the events that I witnessed, as they pertain to incident #16071174:
On November 8, 2016, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol in marked cruiser East 1. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Raveena JAGHOO (Unlicensed Operation of MV, Attaching Wrong MV Plates, Unregistered MV)
JAGHOO , RAVEENA
44 FLORENCE ST SOMERVILLE MA
ATTACHING WRONG MOTOR VEHICLE Continue reading Somerville Police Department Weekly Arrest Log 11/7/16-11/14/16
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, November 14, the 319th day of 2016 with 47 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:34 and sunset is @ 4:23. The Full Beaver Moon is exact @ 8:52 AM EST. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1832 – The first streetcar went into operation in New York City, NY. The vehicle was horse-drawn and had room for 30 people.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Photos by Mike Moccia
By William Tauro
An early morning motor vehicle accident on Route 16 in Medford slowed down incoming and outgoing Somerville traffic down to a halt.
Continue reading Early Monday Morning Motor Vehicle Accident
I walked in my first Relay For Life for my grandparents, diagnosed within 2 years of each other with breast cancer and leukemia. Ten years later, I joined the event in a different capacity: as a survivor. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Relay For Life event
Join the SCOA’s email group – The email group is for Somerville Council on Aging Seniors and / or Caregivers who are interested in the latest information on resources, events, programming, etc…in and around the Somerville area. Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information