There’s almost no sensibility when it comes to having a simple conversation online anymore…
Where have the simpler days gone? When did the social network go from being a flight of fancy into a soapbox for every person who thinks their opinion matters to the vast expanse of the interwebs? Continue reading Reality Bites by James A. Norton
By William Tauro
Over 100 local seniors joined Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Council on Aging Director Cindy Hickey to enjoy sing-along Christmas music, dancing, fine catered food by the Mount Vernon Restaurant. Continue reading Mayor Joseph Curtatone’s 2016 Senior’s Christmas Party at Winter Hill Yacht Club
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By William Tauro
On 12/10/2016 at around 02:22 hours, while in full uniform and assigned to unit East 2, I was dispatched to Target, which is in the area of Somerville Ave and Medford St. (Both which are a public way in the City of Somerville) for a cab which was just stolen from the parking lot of Green Cab of Somerville. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Max BARNES (MV Larceny & Receiving Stolen MV)
On Friday December 09, 2016 at approximately 1601, I Officer Randy Isaacs along with Officer Ubeda and Sergeant Shackelford were dispatched to 14 McGrath HWY, (Star Market) for a shoplifter in the security office. Upon arrival I met lost prevention who informed me that has a male party that as stolen from the store numerous times and as late as October 28, 2016. Lost prevention also stated that he observed the individual place a item in his back that was later valued at $66.08. Also after approaching the individual and escorting him back to the security office, there were also three bags of shrimp valued at $25.98 per. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Julio PEREZ (Shoplifting) Twin City Plaza Star Market
On Thursday, December 8, 2016, I, Officer Singh, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser 784, patrolling area East-4, for the Somerville Police Department. At 10:45 pm a BOLO was sent out by the Medford Police Department for a hit and run by a white Ford pickup truck. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Shaun FOLEY (OUI Liquor & Leave Scene of Property Damage)
On December 8, 2016, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol in marked cruiser East 1. At approximately 12:40pm, I was at the intersection of Broadway and Mount Vernon Streets (public ways) behind a MA XXXXX. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Angela GRASSA (Operating MV with License Suspended & Resisting Arrest)
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 I was assigned to marked unit east 4 (E-4). At approximately, 2:24 P.M. I was dispatched to 312 Broadway for a report of a male sleeping inside a gray SUV. Officer Moreira E-3 located the suspect in the parking lot of 300 Broadway. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Fredly NOEL (OUI Liquor)
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By Bob Katzen
BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker has nominated Bill Barrett, an attorney from Concord and Andover attorney Salim Tabit to serve as Associate Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court.
“I have the utmost confidence that Bill Barrett and Salim Tabit have the temperament and dedication to serve the people of the Commonwealth on the Superior Court,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Both attorneys bring diverse backgrounds and distinguished legal careers filled with a wealth of civil, criminal, trial and public service experiences.” Continue reading Governor Baker Nominates Two to Massachusetts Superior Court
By Bob Katzen
House 157-0, Senate 38-1, approved a new package allowing the state to borrow money over five years as part of an economic development package aimed at boosting the economy, creating jobs, workforce development and infrastructure investment. The biggest ticket item is $500 million for the MassWorks infrastructure grant program which is promoted as one-stop shopping for cities and towns and other eligible public entities seeking public infrastructure funding to support economic development and job creation. Continue reading $1 BILLION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE (H 4569)
By Bob Katzen
House 158-0, Senate 38-1, approved a $750 million package for transportation projects across the state. The package includes $700 million for highway improvements and $50 million for a new grant program to fund the repair of cities’ and towns’ bridges that are 20 or less feet in length. Continue reading APPROVED $50 MILLION TO COMMUNITIES FOR SMALL BRIDGE REPAIRS
By Bob Katzen
Gov. Baker last week cut $98 million from the $39 billion-plus fiscal 2017 state budget to address what he says is the estimated state shortfall unless revenues dramatically increase.Cuts include $7.6 million for the Office of Travel and Tourism; $6.4 million for the State Police; $1.9 million for the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services; $665,000 for the Emergency Food Assistance Program; $630,000 for the Stop Stroke Program; $300,000 for Prostate Cancer Research; $250,000 for the School Breakfast Program; and $185,000 for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and survivor services. Continue reading Governor Baker Slashes $98 Million in Spending
We have toy drop offs at all of the Marathon Sports “Bill Rodgers Jingle Bell Run” pick-ups this week…..please consider donating a toy to the Somerville based “Toys for Local Children” program.
Please see http://baevents.com/jinglebell/registration.html for bib, tee and merchandise pick-up locations, dates and times.
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, December 12, the 347th day of 2016 with 19 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:04 and sunset is @ 4:11. 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: 1787 – Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Robert L. “Bob” Gover
May 19, 1928 – December 8, 2016
Retired Deputy Fire Chief, Robert L. “Bob” Gover, Somerville Fire Department, a longtime resident of Stoneham and former resident of Somerville and Malden, entered into eternal life on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at his daughters home following a 2 month courageous battle with cancer. He was 88 years old. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Retired SFD Deputy Fire Chief, Robert L. “Bob” Gover