GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, December 31, the 366th day of 2016 with 00 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:13 and sunset is @ 4:20. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1687 – The first Huguenots set sail from France for the Cape of Good Hope, where they would later create the South African wine industry with the vines they took with them on the voyage.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, December 30, the 365th day of 2016 with 01 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:13 and sunset is @ 4:19. The New moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1460 – At the Battle of Wakefield, in England’s Wars of the Roses, the Duke of York was defeated and killed by the Lancastrians.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville Remembering Peter Saitta

Our condolences go out to the Saitta family for the loss of Peter. Peter was a Somerville High School graduate, a military veteran and a great guy who will be sadly missed here in Somerville. 

Obituary of Peter Saitta

Peter Saitta, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away suddenly on December 25th in his home. He was 81 years of age. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Peter Saitta

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, December 29, the 364th day of 2016 with 02 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:13 and sunset is @ 4:19. The New Moon is exact @ 1:54 AM EST. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1170 – St. Thomas à Becket, the 40th archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in his own cathedral by four knights acting on Henry II’s orders.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, December 28, the 363rd day of 2016 with 03 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:13 and sunset is @ 4:18. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1065 – Westminster Abbey was consecrated under Edward the Confessor.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, December 27, the 362nd day of 2016 with 04 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:12 and sunset is @ 4:17. 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: 1703 – The Methuen Treaty was signed between Portugal and England, giving preference to the import of Portuguese wines into England.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, December 26, the 361st day of 2016 with 05 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:12 and sunset is @ 4:17. 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: 1620 – The Pilgrim Fathers landed at New Plymouth, MA, to found Plymouth Colony, with John Carver as Governor.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 41 – Report No. 51 December 19-23, 2016

By Bob Katzen 

   THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week.
   The 2016 session ends on January 3, 2017. Any bills that are not approved by that time by both branches and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker are dead but can be refiled for the 2017-2018 session.  Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 41 – Report No. 51 December 19-23, 2016

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, December 25, the 360th day of 2016 with 06 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:12 and sunset is @ 4:16. 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: 0800 – Charlemagne was crowned first Holy Roman Emperor in Rome by Pope Leo III.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, December 24, the 359th day of 2016 with 07 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:11 and sunset is @ 4:15. 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: 1814 – The War of 1812 between the U.S. and Britain was ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in Belgium.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville Remembering Nicholas “Nicky” Rubera

Our condolences go out to the Rubera family on the loss of Nicholas. 

Nicky as most of us here in Somerville know him by, was a kind hearted gentleman, dedicated military veteran and a very good friend to many of us here in the Ville.
Nicky will be sadly missed here in Somerville, but may the memory of his kindness live on forever.

Obituary of Nicholas Rubera: Continue reading Somerville Remembering Nicholas “Nicky” Rubera

Latest Somerville Neighborhood News #76

SNN #76: 10 Million Dollar Grant to Fund a “Super School” called Powderhouse Studios A local nonprofit has received a 10 million dollar grant to build a “super school” in Somerville called Powderhouse Studios​. 


SNN #76: Cambridge Fire Update 


SNN #76: Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization 101 

Marijuana is legalized in Massachusetts, what does this mean exactly? Learn more in this breakdown.


SNN #76: Reducing Concussions with Youth Athletes 

The City of Somerville forms a partnership with the Concussion Legacy Foundation to help prevent youth concussions


SNN #76: Community Path and GLX 

The Green Line Extension is back on track with some slight adjustments to the original plan.