Somerville’s 241st Anniversary of the Raising of that Flag Through the Camera Lens of Skip Murray

By Skip Murray

January 1, 1776, General George Washington orders the Great Union flag to placed atop Prospect Hill, Somerville, MA, (then known as Charlestown Across the Neck), a flag that could be seen far and wide, including by all the British in Boston, letting them know of the Colonist’s resolve toward its own independence. Continue reading Somerville’s 241st Anniversary of the Raising of that Flag Through the Camera Lens of Skip Murray

Here’s this Week’s Somervillen Voice Topic of The Week” Choice and You Decide!”:Should Somerville Follow In Boston’s Steep Snow Removal Penalties?

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BOSTON SNOW REMOVAL PENALTIES (H 3326)

By Bob Katzen

 

The House and Senate approved and sent to Gov. Baker legislation that would increase the maximum fines levied on Boston property owners who fail to shovel their sidewalks or throw their “private snow” onto the street or any other public property. Continue reading Here’s this Week’s Somervillen Voice Topic of The Week” Choice and You Decide!”:Should Somerville Follow In Boston’s Steep Snow Removal Penalties?

STATE RECYCLING AND CITY AND TOWN RECYCLING

 

By Bob Katzen

 

   On June 9, 2016, the Senate 38-0, approved a bill that would require state agencies and courts to implement recycling programs by 2018. Mandatory recycling would include lead batteries, metal containers, glass containers, polymer plastics, recyclable paper, carpets, fluorescent lamps, cathode ray tubes and construction and demolition material.  Continue reading STATE RECYCLING AND CITY AND TOWN RECYCLING

SENTATE PROHIBITS UNSOLICITED LOANS

By Bob Katzen

 

   On March 24, 2016, the Senate 37-0, approved a bill that would prohibit banks from issuing unsolicited loans, often in the form of a check, through the mail, unless the recipient is already a customer of the bank. And even those customers would have ten days to rescind the loan and pay the bank back the entire amount, without any interest or fees.  Continue reading SENTATE PROHIBITS UNSOLICITED LOANS

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Marcos DA COSTA (Unlicensed Operation + Multiple Warrants)

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On January 1, 2017 at approximately 22:30 hours, while assigned as marked unit East-2, I observed a 2012 Ford Fusion bearing MA plate XXXXX traveling west on Somerville Avenue; a public way in the city of Somerville. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Marcos DA COSTA (Unlicensed Operation + Multiple Warrants)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Toniann ROXTON (Forge Check) at Citizens Bank

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On Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 12:50 p.m., I, Officer Lorenti, while in full uniform and assigned to area East 2, was dispatched to 40 Union Square, (Citizens Bank), for a report of a person attempting to cash a fraudulent check. Ofc. McCarey, East 3 also responded as back up. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Toniann ROXTON (Forge Check) at Citizens Bank

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, January 02, the 2nd day of 2017 with 363 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:14 and sunset is @ 4:22. 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: 1492 – The leader of the last Arab stronghold in Spain surrendered to Spanish forces loyal to King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville’s 241st Grand Union Flag Raising on Prospect Hill 2017

Photos by Frank Santangelo & Rosalee Zammuto

By William Tauro 

In its annual tradition, the City of Somerville kicked off the New Year (and Somerville’s 175th Birthday celebrations) this past Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, with a reenactment ceremony for the 241st anniversary of the “Grand Union” flag-raising ceremony at Prospect Hill Park.  Continue reading Somerville’s 241st Grand Union Flag Raising on Prospect Hill 2017