GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, May 31, the 149th day of 2017 with 216 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:09 and sunset is @ 8:13. 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: 1433 – Sigismund was crowned emperor of Rome.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, May 30, the 148th day of 2017 with 217 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:10 and sunset is @ 8:12. 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: 1416 – Jerome of Prague was burned as a heretic by the Church.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Maureen (Sissy) Doherty

By Frank Santangelo 

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Maureen (Sissy) Doherty
Sissy is a lifelong Somerville resident who loves this city with all her heart. Sissy, a daughter of veteran Somerville Police Officer Bernie Doherty, attended Saint Annes as a child then later graduated from Saint Clements with the Class of 1988.  Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Maureen (Sissy) Doherty

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Timothy Dunne, Gianna Dunne, Charles Roche, Libby Earle, Shelly A Legee, Jim Pitcher, Diane Gentile, Ann Sabbey, George Vendetti, William Donovan, Nicolette Hardy, Frank Olivieri, Darlene Kelly Dumond, Bill Hill, Lori Santos Santoro, Joe Ferraro, Lawrence Fidalgo, Bill White and Happy 74th Birthday to Mr Frank Santangelo (Frank’s dad) and Happy Birthday to little Jonathan Richardson!
Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

RESCHEDULED: LGBTQ Flag Raising Initially Scheduled for Thursday, May 25, Moved to Thursday, June 1 

This event had previously been scheduled for Thursday, May 25.

 

Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) on Thursday, June 1, at 2:45 p.m., to raise the Pride flag in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month and LGBTQ Youth Pride. Continue reading RESCHEDULED: LGBTQ Flag Raising Initially Scheduled for Thursday, May 25, Moved to Thursday, June 1 

Chica Project and Friends of Rosanna announce a night of dancing, fun and fundraising to support the Full of Life Scholarship at Chica Project.  

Saturday June 3rd, 2017 at Once Ballroom, 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA from 6pm to 10pm.
Celebrate the life of Rosanna Y. de la Cruz and kick off a scholarship in her name at Chica Project: http://www.chicaproject.org. Continue reading Chica Project and Friends of Rosanna announce a night of dancing, fun and fundraising to support the Full of Life Scholarship at Chica Project.  

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston To Rename 20-Foot-Tall LEGO Giraffe in Honor of Medford’s Giovanni “Gio” Maggiore

On Wednesday, May 31, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston will host a ceremony to rename “Tessie” the large, 20-foot-tall LEGO Giraffe outside of their building to “Gio” in honor of Giovanni Maggiore, the Medford six-year-old who passed away in April after battling Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). Continue reading LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston To Rename 20-Foot-Tall LEGO Giraffe in Honor of Medford’s Giovanni “Gio” Maggiore

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Liliana ARAUJO (Larceny Over)/Shoplifting at Saks Fifth Ave Assembly Square 


 

On Tuesday May 23, 2017, while assigned to unit Alpha-3 at Assembly Row, I was contacted by the loss prevention officers at Saks, stating they had a shoplifter in the office that had taken several bottles of perfume. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Liliana ARAUJO (Larceny Over)/Shoplifting at Saks Fifth Ave Assembly Square 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, May 29, the 147th day of 2017 with 218 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:10 and sunset is @ 8:11. 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: 1453 – Constantinople fell to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, ending the Byzantine Empire.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, May 28, the 146th day of 2017 with 219 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:11 and sunset is @ 8:10. 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: 585 BC – A solar eclipse occurred that had been predicted by Thales Miletus. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville’s Memorial on the Mystic Fireworks Cancelled, Concert Moved Indoors

Due to forecasts of inclement weather, Somerville’s Memorial on the Mystic Concert originally scheduled for Monday, May 29, at Baxter Park, has been moved indoors to the Somerville High School auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks have been cancelled. Continue reading Somerville’s Memorial on the Mystic Fireworks Cancelled, Concert Moved Indoors

Somerville’s Cobble Hill Seniors Enjoy Holiday Inn Pool and Pizzas for Party 


By Martin Polignone

This past week the elder residents of Cobble Hill Apartments enjoyed the invitation of Holiday Inn general manager Ryan Burkart for a pizza and dessert buffet, with a movie screening of La La Land and for those brave enough a dip in the hotel pool. 
Continue reading Somerville’s Cobble Hill Seniors Enjoy Holiday Inn Pool and Pizzas for Party 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, May 27, the 145th day of 2017 with 220 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:12 and sunset is @ 8:10. 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: 1647 – Alse Young (Achsah Young or Alice Young), a resident of Windsor, CT, was executed for being a “witch.” It was the first recorded American execution of a “witch.” 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, May 26, the 144th day of 2017 with 221 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:12 and sunset is @ 8:09. 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: 0017 – Germanicus of Rome celebrated his victory over the Germans.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, May 25, the 143rd day of 2017 with 222 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:13 and sunset is @ 8:08. The New Moon is exact @ 3:46 PM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 585 BC – The first known prediction of a solar eclipse was made in Greece.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, May 24, the 142nd day of 2017 with 223 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:14 and sunset is @ 8:07. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.ON THIS DAY IN: 1610 – Sir Thomas Gates institutes “laws divine moral and marshal,” a harsh civil code for Jamestown. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Letter to the Editor:Director of Fleet Management Ron Bonney, his wife Iwana Bonney on Somerville Redevelopment Authority

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Dear Editor Billy and Somerville News Weekly Speak Up Line,

I wasn’t sure if you were aware that the Director of Fleet Management Ron Bonney, his wife Iwana Bonney, a research doctor at Tufts Medical is on the Somerville Redevelopment Authority! Talk about a conflict tenfold! 
Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Director of Fleet Management Ron Bonney, his wife Iwana Bonney on Somerville Redevelopment Authority

SOMERVILLE’S CARNAVAL JUNE 4 LAUNCHES SEASON OF STREET FESTIVALS: Circus Arts, Music, Dance, Food, Parkour, Local Films, Crafts & More

CITY’S SOMERSTREETS PROGRAM RETURNS FOR SUMMER 2017

Kicking off with “Carnaval” along East Broadway, SomerStreets promotes active living and reconnecting with city neighborhoods Continue reading SOMERVILLE’S CARNAVAL JUNE 4 LAUNCHES SEASON OF STREET FESTIVALS: Circus Arts, Music, Dance, Food, Parkour, Local Films, Crafts & More

Letter to the Editor:In Response to Your Somerville Cash Cow Article Part II

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Dear Bill, Somerville Speak Up Line,

Just finished reading Part II of the Cash Cow series. I’m reminded of something my Portuguese grandmother used to say… “Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear”. I have SEEN a lot of what you write about with my own eyes. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:In Response to Your Somerville Cash Cow Article Part II

Somerville’s Affordable Housing Fight Challenges Progressive Values


By Matthew McLaughlin
 

​The Somerville Planning Board approved a controversial 500 unit luxury apartment complex in Assembly Row this past Thursday. The debate was whether Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT) should respect the 20 percent affordable housing rate passed last year or be held to the previous standard of 12.5 percent. Continue reading Somerville’s Affordable Housing Fight Challenges Progressive Values

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, May 23, the 141st day of 2017 with 224 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:14 and sunset is @ 8:06. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1430 – Joan of Arc was captured by Burgundians. She was then sold to the English.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:Dan Mosher


By Frank Santangelo 

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Dan Mosher

Dan is a lifelong Somerville resident of Somerville. He is a third generation Irish Italian immigrant from a family who’s ancestors came to this country many years ago to find a better life and who call Somerville their home. Continue reading Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:Dan Mosher

Somerville’s Stalled Developments/The Cash Cow “Show Me The Money” Part II

By William Tauro 

Did you ever wonder how and why was the “Director of Fleet Management” position was created and was it created for Ron Bonney at the Somerville DPW?
In Somerville’s 175 year history, a director of fleet management has never existed nor even needed.  Continue reading Somerville’s Stalled Developments/The Cash Cow “Show Me The Money” Part II

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Vanessa Zappala, Christine A Resmini, Jack Conway, Matthew Larffarello, Ray Snow Jr, Tayla Caggiano, Rob Caggiano, Annette McGloin, Michael Ring, Eileen McMahon Woods, Romell King, Kim Gentile, Willy Medeiros, Carol Toomey, Debbie Mains, Mike Legee, David Miele, Frank Pasquarello, Lenny Silva, Tim Morine, Mark Murdza, Conor James Murphy, Lewis Bacon, Happy 70th Birthday to Pina Mingace and Happy Birthday Little Dillon 

Sent in by our readers!
Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

2017 Mass Motorcycle Association Storms The State House

Click on link to see video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdIsxwTSF5o&sns=em​

Photos and video by William Tauro 

By William Tauro 

The Massachusetts Motorcycle Association was the first to announce a “Storm” was coming on May 18, 2017. 
“Storm The State House” hit the road with dozens of motorcyclists that stormed the Massachusetts State House this past Thursday. Continue reading 2017 Mass Motorcycle Association Storms The State House

CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE NEWLY PAVED COMMUNITY PATH FROM GROVE ST. TO CEDAR ST.


Ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, May 25 at 8:15am on the Community Path at Lexington St. Park
 

SOMERVILLE – Join Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the Somerville Community Preservation Committee (CPC), and the Friends of the Community Path to celebrate the reopening of the Grove-to- Cedar section of the Community Path following repaving work that occurred this month. Continue reading CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE NEWLY PAVED COMMUNITY PATH FROM GROVE ST. TO CEDAR ST.

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. Knitted, crochet or handmade fleece accepted. Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Jose PENA (Distribute Class A) & Manuel PEREZ (PWID Class A)


On Thursday, May 11th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Detective Costa was in the area of Edgar Ave. and Heath St. when he observed a white male party known to him as XXXXX, a known narcotics user, traveling on Edgar Ave towards Heath St. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Jose PENA (Distribute Class A) & Manuel PEREZ (PWID Class A)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, May 22, the 140th day of 2017 with 225 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:15 and sunset is @ 8:05. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1246 – Henry Raspe was elected anti-king by the Rhenish prelates in France.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

2017 Somerville Heroes Salute Ceremonies

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Photos by Skip Murray 

By William Tauro 

This past Saturday morning, hundreds of friends, relatives and residents assembled in the Somerville High School Auditorium to help honor the 2017 Somerville Heroes Salute with a wonderful dedication ceremony hosted by the City of Somerville and Veterans Service Department Director Byran Bishop.  Continue reading 2017 Somerville Heroes Salute Ceremonies

Curtatone Reports”This is Serious and People Might be Going to Jail”

By Joe Curtatone 

We’ve got months of news and events around the Trump-Russia connection and it all points in the same direction – that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials to release stolen information to disrupt the 2016 election, and they are now covering it up. There’s no burying your head in the sand on this. A special prosecutor has been appointed. This is serious and people might be going to jail. Continue reading Curtatone Reports”This is Serious and People Might be Going to Jail”

Somerville Planning Board Approves New Phase of Housing in Assembly Square by Mayor Joe Curtatone


By Joe Curtatone 

this past week the Planning Board approved a new phase of housing in Assembly Square that ultimately should net the city 80-93 affordable housing units.It was a contentious issue and I appreciate that some people are raw about an outcome that wasn’t 100% of what they went in demanding, but I will submit that the public pressure on this application helped achieve a positive result. Continue reading Somerville Planning Board Approves New Phase of Housing in Assembly Square by Mayor Joe Curtatone

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, May 21, the 139th day of 2017 with 226 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:16 and sunset is @ 8:04. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 0996 – Sixteen year old Otto III was crowned the Roman Emperor.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, May 20, the 138th day of 2017 with 227 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:17 and sunset is @ 8:03. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 0325 – The Ecumenical council was inaugurated by Emperor Constantine in Nicea, Asia Minor.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

14th Annual Save Our Homes Walk to Prevent Homelessness in Somerville Approaching


SOMERVILLE – Each year, the Save Our Homes Walk to Prevent Homelessness in Somerville raises thousands of dollars to help Somerville families avoid eviction and stay in their homes. The 2017 Walk is Sunday, June 11 at 2pm and will cover 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), beginning and ending at Somerville High School. Continue reading 14th Annual Save Our Homes Walk to Prevent Homelessness in Somerville Approaching

REP. BARBER TESTIFIES ON BILL TO SEND MORE CHILD SUPPORT TO FAMILIES

 

Medford and Somerville State Representative Christine P. Barber testified before the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities this week to testify in support of legislation she filed to ensure child support paid to families receiving Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) goes directly to benefit the child, rather than the state. Continue reading REP. BARBER TESTIFIES ON BILL TO SEND MORE CHILD SUPPORT TO FAMILIES

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, May 19, the 139th day of 2017 with 226 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:18 and sunset is @ 8:02. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier set sail for North America.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Letter to the Editor:Let’s Wait and See If This Connected Developer Gets A Free Pass?

Dear Somerville Speak Up Line:

Congratulations to the popular and well connected developers that are purchasing the Shield Service Station property on Broadway!
Recently the Shield Service Station that’s located at 620 Broadway in Somerville next to the Somerville DAV went under agreement this week to be sold for development.  Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Let’s Wait and See If This Connected Developer Gets A Free Pass?

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, May 18, the 138th day of 2017 with 227 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:19 and sunset is @ 8:01. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1302 – The weaver Peter de Coningk led a massacre of the Flemish oligarchs.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Letter to the Editor:Somerville Director of Fleet Management Lies to Constable About Identity When Served Then Cries 

Dear Somerville Speak Up Line,

Last week I observed a constable serving court papers to the home or Ron who’s Somerville’s Director of Fleet Management. 

The papers from what I overheard over a very loud discussion argument at the scene were from the Somerville District Court, Civil Clerks office, a Supplementary Process case summons and complaint. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Somerville Director of Fleet Management Lies to Constable About Identity When Served Then Cries 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, May 17, the 137th day of 2017 with 228 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:20 and sunset is @ 8:00. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1540 – Afghan chief Sher Khan defeated Mongul Emperor Humayun at Kanauj.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Omar Boukili Pledges To Live In Revere, But Trying To Squeak In As Ward 4 Somerville Alderman?


Photo of Omar Boukili

By William Tauro 

Omar Boukili, who became Chief Administrative Officer for the mayor of Revere over a year and a half ago and who is on the Revere payroll who promised that mayor and the people of Revere that he would move to Revere as a requirement of his job description.  Continue reading Omar Boukili Pledges To Live In Revere, But Trying To Squeak In As Ward 4 Somerville Alderman?

Letter to the Editor:Trains Running Engines and Blowing Horns at Early Morning Hours in Somerville 


Hello William and SpeakUp Line,

I am sorry to contact you at this ungodly hour of 2:23am but I need your help with a situation in East Somerville. For the past few nights an MBTA train has been in on the tracks near our house in Knowlton street. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Trains Running Engines and Blowing Horns at Early Morning Hours in Somerville 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, May 16, the 136th day of 2017 with 229 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:21 and sunset is @ 7:59. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1770 – Marie Antoinette, at age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week 

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Ashley Rescigno, Anthony Mitrano, Lauren Buccelli, Lisa Saverse-Maille, Sharon Whittier, Jason Edmonds, Shaleah L Rather, Tatou Hilaire, Laurie Toomey, Timothy Dunne, Rick Ster, Chuck Nease, Steven Levine, Happy 80th Birthday to Mr Boudreau and a Happy 85th Birthday to Mary Carr. 

Sent in by our readers!
Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week 

Writer Kenya Barris, Creator of “Black-ish,” to Deliver Tufts Commencement Address May 21


Kenya Barris, award-winning television and film writer, creator, director, showrunner, and executive producer, will deliver Tufts University’s commencement address on Sunday, May 21, and receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. Continue reading Writer Kenya Barris, Creator of “Black-ish,” to Deliver Tufts Commencement Address May 21

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Chris REYES (AB Police, Disorderly, Resisting, Threats)


On the morning of May 13th, 2017, while in uniform, I was assigned to marked unit East-2. At 11:23 AM, I was dispatched, along with Ofc. Collette, to 30X Somerville Ave, (Union Square,) for a report of a male threatening an off duty firefighter, later identified as XXXXX. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Chris REYES (AB Police, Disorderly, Resisting, Threats)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Alain PIERRE-LOUIS (Suspended License, Fail to Stop, No Seat Belt)


On Thursday, May 11, 2017, while working in marked cruiser West 5, I observed Massachusetts registration number XXXXX, fail to stop for a red light at the intersection of Broadway and Warner Street. Both streets are public ways in the City of Somerville.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Alain PIERRE-LOUIS (Suspended License, Fail to Stop, No Seat Belt)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Deanne FRONDUTO (Larceny)at TJ Max Assembly Row


On May 09, 2017, at approximately 18:40 hours, I, Officer Rivera, while in full uniform and working as Alpha 1, was contacted by Tj Maxx Loss Prevention Detective XXXXX for a shoplifter who exited the store and refused to return the stolen merchandise. Officer Fusco, who was working as Alpha 3, and I responded. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Deanne FRONDUTO (Larceny)at TJ Max Assembly Row

Somerville’s Winter Hill Community Innovation School AwardedBoston Foundation ‘Pozen Prize for Innovative Schools’


Winter Hill first public school district Innovation school to receive this award

 

Somerville, MA – In a ceremony held in its downtown Boston office last night, The Boston Foundation announced the Winter Hill Community Innovation School as the winner of the 2017 Pozen Prize for Innovative Schools. Continue reading Somerville’s Winter Hill Community Innovation School AwardedBoston Foundation ‘Pozen Prize for Innovative Schools’

4 Tips For Overcoming Life’s Most Traumatic Experiences

By Susan Mattern

Wouldn’t it be great if our most difficult days came with Hollywood-happy endings?
In the movies, when faced with the worst possible situations, our heroes rise to the occasion and find strength they never knew they had. But those who experience real-life traumas are just as likely to end up questioning their faith in God, their family and themselves. Continue reading 4 Tips For Overcoming Life’s Most Traumatic Experiences

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, May 15, the 135th day of 2017 with 230 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:22 and sunset is @ 7:58. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1602 – Cape Cod was discovered by Bartholomew Gosnold. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Irish American Police Officers Association Hosts 18th Annual Awards Dinner

The Irish American Police Officers Association Pipes and Drums Band. (Courtesy Photo)

The Irish American Police Officers Association (IAPOA) is pleased to announce that it hosted its 18th annual awards dinner, where it recognized over two dozen police officers for their bravery, humanitarianism and sacrifice on behalf of the communities they serve. Continue reading Irish American Police Officers Association Hosts 18th Annual Awards Dinner

P.A.A.R.I. and Over 100 Police Officials Send Letter to White House Regarding Future of ONDCP

GLOUCESTER — John Rosenthal, Co-founder and Chairman of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.), and Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade announce that the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative has sent a letter to Reed Cordish, Assistant to President Donald J. Trump, highlighting the critical importance of the Office of National Drug Control Policy as the nation continues to deal with an opioid epidemic that now claims more lives each year than automobile crashes. Continue reading P.A.A.R.I. and Over 100 Police Officials Send Letter to White House Regarding Future of ONDCP

Letter to the Editor:Why Did The Mayor Throw a Wrench In and Sabotage The Winter Hill Star Market Development


Dear Somerville Speak Up Line,

A few years back, Ocean State Job Lots was interested in leasing out the old Star Market that’s located on Broadway in Winter Hill. As I recall correctly, Mayor Curtatone went out of his way to see that the development deal fell through. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Why Did The Mayor Throw a Wrench In and Sabotage The Winter Hill Star Market Development

PorchFest 2017 Invades Somerville

 
Photos by: Frankie’s crazy friends. 

By William Tauro 

This past Saturday, musicians and bands throughout Somerville celebrated and utilized an underused public venue: The Porch. Acts ranging from bollywood funk, cosmic americana, killer blues, Moroccan, Balkan, gospel, American space rock and clawhammer banjo were serenaded by passersbys from porches throughout Somerville.  Continue reading PorchFest 2017 Invades Somerville

Message From Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang:Ward 5 Resistat Tues; rally for affordable housing Thurs & more


Demonstrate for more affordable housing at City Hall, May 18, 5 PM

Next week will be busy in Somerville, with many meetings, events, important decisions, and a big demonstration for affordable housing. Here are the details on what’s happening and some thoughts about key policy issues so you can participate and be informed. Continue reading Message From Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang:Ward 5 Resistat Tues; rally for affordable housing Thurs & more

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, May 14, the 134th day of 2017 with 231 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:23 and sunset is @ 7:57. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1264 – King Henry III was captured by his brother in law Simon deMontfort at the Battle of Lewes in France.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, May 13, the 133rd day of 2017 with 232 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:24 and sunset is @ 7:57. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1607 – An expedition led by Captain Christopher Newport arrived at Jamestown, Virginia. The passengers went ashore the next day and this site became the first permanent settlement English colony in America.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer