Somerville DPW Digging Us Out Two Years Ago This Week Jan 28th 2015


One year ago this week, Somerville was digging itself out of major snowstorms that dumped many inches of snow across the city with weeklong snow emergencies declared in Somerville. 

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By William Tauro 

The weather report for Somerville on January 28th 2015 was:
A six-week-plus snow siege in January-February 2015 had parts of New England blowing past all-time records. Continue reading Somerville DPW Digging Us Out Two Years Ago This Week Jan 28th 2015

Controversy Surrounding $18 Million In Pay Hikes


By Bob Katzen

   House approved 116-44, Senate approved 31-9 and Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed an $18 million pay raise package including hiking the salaries of the two leaders who filed the bill, House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst), by $45,000 from $97,547 to $142,547. The measure also hikes the pay of the Legislature’s two Republican leaders, Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) and Rep. Bradley Jones (R-North Reading) by $37,500 from $85,047 to $122,547. Continue reading Controversy Surrounding $18 Million In Pay Hikes

Somerville Remembering Helen Woodman Harrington 


Photo: Helen Woodman Harrington with her godson Scott Condon, son of former State House News Service reporter Lisa Capone.

 By Bob Katzen 

This week’s column is dedicated to Helen Woodman Harrington who died at the age of 74 on January 23. Helen was the former owner of the well-respected State House News Service from 1979 until she sold it in 1996. She was one of a kind and one of the nicest people I’ve known during my 42 years in the Statehouse reporting business. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Helen Woodman Harrington 

You’ll (Heart) Cooking a Gourmet Dinner At Home on Valentine’s Day

By Blakely Trettenero

It sounds so dreamy, doesn’t it – going out for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day?

Except it doesn’t always turn out that way. All too often the restaurant is crowded, the servers cranky and the “exclusive” prix fixe menu is limited and expensive. Not to mention that should you decide to get affectionate – you’re in a public place. Continue reading You’ll (Heart) Cooking a Gourmet Dinner At Home on Valentine’s Day

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, January 28, the 28th day of 2017 with 337 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:02 and sunset is @ 4:52. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1521 – The Diet of Worms began, at which Protestant reformer Luther was declared an outlaw by the Roman Catholic church.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer