Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) on Thursday, May 25, at 2:45 p.m., to raise the Pride flag in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month and LGBTQ Youth Pride. Continue reading LGBTQ Pride Flag Raising on SHS Concourse May 25, 2:45 p.m.
Eddie Palazzolo is a friend to many of us who grew up in the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville. I have personally known Ed almost as long as I have been alive and have great memories of him around the neighborhood and across the city when I was growing up in the 70’s and 80’s. Continue reading Help Ed Return Home To Heal by James Norton
May 15, 2017
Somerville Board of Aldermen
C/O John Long, City Clerk
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen: Continue reading Union Square Zoning to Somerville Board of Aldermen
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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.
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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
BOSTON, MA — Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released an audit of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) that assessed the controls and planning at its Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI). Continue reading Audit Finds Adequate Controls, Regulations, and Plans at Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
When I think of my Mom, the image that comes to mind is her digging in her garden tending to the Rose of Sharon bushes and priding herself on the early gladiolas and crocuses that came up in abundance, but trees were her passion.
My Mother’s Tree Continue reading My Mother And Her Tree by Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston
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)
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)
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
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Continue reading Somerville Police Department Weekly Arrest Log 5/8/17-5/15/17
By Paul Upton
The Burren in Davis Square was host to a charity concert this past Thursday night by Cambridge Police Lieutenant Pauline Wells. Continue reading Pauline Wells Pacts the House at the Burren in Somerville
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of May 8-12. There were no roll calls in the Senate.
FAIRNESS FOR PREGNANT WORKERS (H 3680)
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 – Report No. 18 May 8-12, 2017
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. Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information
By Susan L. Hickey
The trends are clear – as women age the odds are they will be living alone, largely because of either divorce or widowhood. Continue reading Are Women Prepared For Life Alone As They Age?
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’
Writer and Producer Stephen Loughran, has just finished writing a new short screenplay “And Everything Will Be As It Was”. The screenplay is based on a short by Ernest Hemingway, “Hills Like White Elephants”. Continue reading Casting Call for Local Short Film at Armory in Somerville
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
Photo by William Tauro
By Gary S. Miliefsky
Ever since Americans woke up on the morning of Nov. 9, 2016, to find out that Donald Trump had won the presidential election and would be the 45th President of the United States, many have been wondering how Trump pulled it off. Continue reading Russians Didn’t Orchestrate Trump’s Election – So Let’s Move On
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
*Where:Winter Hill Yacht Club 78 Foley Street Somerville.
Continue reading THE SOMERVILLE LION’S CLUB CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO THE ANNUAL LOBSTER CLAMBAKE/KARAOKE NIGHT AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
Feature-length Oz epic released in 1925 includes comedian Oliver Hardy as the Tin Man; to be screened with live music
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — You won’t find Judy Garland in this version of Oz, or much of anything else that’s familiar. Continue reading Rare silent film version of ‘Wizard of Oz’ at Aeronaut Brewing Co. on Sunday, June 4
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
Nathan Tufts Park in Powderhouse Square, Somerville
PURCHASE TICKETS: http://www.tasteofsomerville.org/#cta
Produced by the Somerville Chamber of Commerce Dining & Nightlife Group, the Taste of Somerville is a unique way to experience Somerville’s dining and nightlife scene. Continue reading Taste of Somerville in the Park June 14th
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