RECORKING YOUR WINE AFTER YOU DINE

By Bob Katzen

Effective January 20, 2017: A new bill on Beacon Hill expands the prior law allowing restaurant and hotel customers to bring home an unfinished bottle of wine. The new law expands the law to taverns, clubs and veterans’ organizations like American Legion posts. The wine would have to be resealed and then placed in a one-time-use tamper-proof, transparent bag.

   Supporters say it is time to expand this law to ensure that people do not finish their bottle of wine just so it doesn’t go to waste. They noted that often leads to drunken driving.

BEACON HILL URGES TRUMP TO RECONSIDER TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Photo by William Tauro 

By Bob Katzen

 

The Senate on a voice vote, without a roll call, approved a resolution condemning the recent Executive Order issued by President Trump which for 90 days bars entry to the United States for some nationals from seven nations including Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. Continue reading BEACON HILL URGES TRUMP TO RECONSIDER TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

The Somerville News Weekly “Favorite Happy Birthday Photos of the Week”

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Keri Rodrigues, Joshua E. Davidson, Dan Mackey, Kenneth Reeves, Krissi Dunne Ali, George Smichinski, Bob McWatters, Valdo Meneses, Erica Karlberg, Tracey Stark, Craig Bowers, Leland Cheung, Terrence Kennedy, Tommy Yung, Jimmy Nutt, Jessica Mantia, Kara Rossetti, Jeanne Gullage, Michelle Mckenna Matthias, Marie O’Meara, Jennifer Branco-Caton, Kathleen Marks, Patti Foscarota, Roslyn Santangelo, Happy 17th Birthday to Chris Tello and Happy 13th Birthday Alexa English! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly “Favorite Happy Birthday Photos of the Week”

Sergeant Joe Macarelli Retires From The Somerville Police Department After 33Years 


By William Tauro 

Congratulations and best wishes go out to Somerville Police Sergeant Joe Macarelli on his recent retirement this past Saturday from the Somerville Police Department. 

Sergeant Macarelli served on the Somerville Police Departmenton for 33 years of dedicated service to the people of Somerville.  
We here at the Somerville News Weekly wish him all the best for years to come. 

The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Tom Brady

By Frank Santangelo 

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Tom Brady

After making the greatest Superbowl comeback in the history of the game by overcoming a 28 to 3 deficit in the 3rd quarter, with a record breaking 466 passing yards, and winning the game 34 to 28 in the only Superbowl to go into overtime. Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Tom Brady

Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information

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ONGOING PROGRAMS

 

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. Use the link https://groups.google.com/group/somerville-council-on-aging – If you have any questions or need help joining please contact Debby Higgins at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321 or email dhiggins@Somervillema.gov Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Christian AHEARN (Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Poss. Class E)

On the morning of February 6th, 2017, while in uniform, I was assigned to marked unit East-1. At 12:54 AM, I was traveling west bound on Broadway when I observed three parties, two females and one male walking east bound. The two females appeared to be upset and one appeared to be crying. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Christian AHEARN (Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Poss. Class E)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Doreen KOENIG (OUI Liquor, Leave Scene of Property Damage)

On February 4, 2017 at approximately 8:55 PM, I (Officer Mark Nevin / West 5) was dispatched to the intersection of Winthrop Street at Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford where the Medford Police had a motor vehicle stopped. The motor vehicle was involved in a hit and run moments earlier at Medford and Lowell Streets in Somerville. The following is a brief summary of my investigation: Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Doreen KOENIG (OUI Liquor, Leave Scene of Property Damage)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Franklin ARGUETA (Poss. Class C, Conspiracy, PWID Class D) & Felipe LEAO (PWID Class D, Conspiracy)

The following is a brief summary to incident #17007334.

  Members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit have been conducting an ongoing investigation involving the above named defendants Franklin Argueta / Felipe Leao and their Marijuana Distribution operation.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Franklin ARGUETA (Poss. Class C, Conspiracy, PWID Class D) & Felipe LEAO (PWID Class D, Conspiracy)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Fedley Frederick (Possession or Use of Counterfeit Receipts) to Steal Extra Virgin Olive Oil

On Friday, February 3, 2017, while assigned to marked unit East-1, I was dispatched to Stop & Shop, located at 775 McGrath Highway, for the report of a suspicious person stopped by Loss Prevention. Marked unit East-4 and street supervisor, Sgt. Kennelly, also responded.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Fedley Frederick (Possession or Use of Counterfeit Receipts) to Steal Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Luis CEPEDA (Larceny Over) Shoplifting Super Stop & Shop

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On January 31, 2017, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol in marked cruiser East 1. At approximately 12:43pm, I was dispatched along with Officer Devin Schneider (East 4) to Stop & Shop located at 775 McGrath Hwy for a shoplifter. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Luis CEPEDA (Larceny Over) Shoplifting Super Stop & Shop

ASHLEY CADET SHINES FOR PROSPECT HILL ACADEMY

Photos of Sophomore Sensation–Ashley Cadet #1–who is highlighted in the article

Photos by Correen Demers

By Ashley Richardson

​Early in the week, the Prospect Hill Academy Lady Wizards overwhelmed Salem Academy Charter by a lopsided score of 69-14 in a home contest at the Arthur D. Healey School in Somerville. A day later, the Community Charter School of Cambridge Cougars ventured over to Lexington and came away with a 39-25 decision over Minuteman Regional High School. Continue reading ASHLEY CADET SHINES FOR PROSPECT HILL ACADEMY

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, February 06, the 37th day of 2017 with 328 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:52 and sunset is @ 5:03. 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: 1778 – The United States gained official recognition from France as the two nations signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance in Paris. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer