Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information


ONGOING PROGRAMS

The Council on Aging wants you! – The SCOA is supporting D.A. Marian Ryan’s Project C.A.R.E. and Project Linus. Helping children of trauma have some comfort in their time of need by providing them with homemade blankets. Help us reach our goal of 200 blankets. Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information

Beacon Street Protected Bicycle Lane to Close for 2017 Construction Season


Beacon Street is one of the most heavily utilized bicycle corridors in the State.

 

Due to ongoing construction on Beacon St., the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, City of Somerville, and project contractors have determined that it is in the interest of public safety to CLOSE the protected bike lane, between Oxford St. and Washington St., for the 2017 construction season, beginning on Monday, March 20. Continue reading Beacon Street Protected Bicycle Lane to Close for 2017 Construction Season

JOINT COMMITTEE ON MARIJUANA POLICY TO HOLD STATEWIDE HEARINGS

 

(BOSTON) – This past week the Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy, chaired by Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville) and Representative Mark Cusack (D-Braintree), announced details for the four public hearings they will be holding across the state. The hearings will allow the committee to receive testimony from advocates, state officials, municipalities, and the public, among other groups. Continue reading JOINT COMMITTEE ON MARIJUANA POLICY TO HOLD STATEWIDE HEARINGS

The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Richard Johnstin

By William Tauro 

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Retired Somerville Resident Richard Johnstin Finds Purpose Playing

 

Many Americans struggle with navigating life after retirement. For Richard Johnstin, 66, of Somerville, who spent 10 years working as a senior planner for RCA Automated Systems Department and 18 years working at Somerville Community Schools After-School Program, retirement came too early. Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Richard Johnstin