Tickets are still on sale for the Saturday, December 3rd concert to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford, Somerville, and Salem, MA. Details are below and you can click the button below the poster to buy tickets.
By Bob Katzen
The House and Senate approved and sent to the governor a bill that would create a 13-member Task Force on Integrity in State and Local Government including the attorney general, the chief legal counsels to the governor, House and Senate, each branch’s chair of the Committee on Ethics and the Committees on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight and three other people with expertise on issues relating to ethics, public integrity or campaign finance. Continue reading Massachusetts ETHICS TASK FORCE (H 4627)
By Bob Katzen
A new law that prohibits persons from leaving their pet in a car when high or low temperatures could endanger the animal’s health and safety went into effect on November 17. Violators will be hit with up to a $150 fine for a first offense, $300 for a second offense and $500 for any subsequent offense. Continue reading PREVENT ANIMAL SUFFERING AND DEATH
By Bob Katzen
The controversial subject of sanctuary cities is back in the news following the election of Donald Trump. “We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths,” Trump said in an August speech on immigration. “Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.” Continue reading Somerville’s Controversial Subject of Sanctuary Cities Back In The News
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week.
The controversial subject of sanctuary cities is back in the news following the election of Donald Trump. “We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths,” Trump said in an August speech on immigration. “Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.” Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 41 – Report No. 46 November 14-18, 2016
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
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 3 Alderman Robert McWatters, and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) invite all interested community members to a community meeting to discuss the upcoming Stormwater & Park Project planned at Nunziato Park on Summer Street (between Prescott St. and Putnam St.). Continue reading Nunziato Park Community Meeting 11/21
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, November 19, the 324th day of 2016 with 42 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:4 and sunset is @ 4:19. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are 0Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1794 – Britain’s King George III signed the Jay Treaty. It resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
BOSTON – I am happy that former speaker Sal DiMasi is being released from federal prison. He will be with his family, and have the possibility of decent health care. Keeping terminally ill and incapacitated people locked up doesn’t serve public safety, costs enormous amounts of money, and is inhumane. Had he been sentenced to state prison, this never would have been an option because Massachusetts is one of only a handful of states without a medical release law. Hopefully we can change that soon.
By William Tauro
Last week, Former Somerville Alderman Bruce Desmond was inducted into the Lowell High School Hall of Fame.
Desmond was the 4th all time for tackles in a game with 20 in one game during the class of 1972. Continue reading Former Somerville Alderman Inducted Into Lowell HS Hall of Fame