Celebrate Free Open Streets event to feature live music, family-friendly activities, food, and more!
SOMERVILLE – Celebrate the season at “Seize the Summer,” the August installment of the City’s SomerStreets festival, on Sunday, Aug. 6, from 2 to 6 p.m. between Davis Square and Teele Square on Holland Street. Continue reading Seize the Summer’ at SomerStreets on Holland St., Sunday August 6
SAVE THE DATES:October 6 through 8, 2017
a wide variety of events planned in Somerville, Cambridge, & Boston
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
“Best of Boston for 2017:
Continue reading HONK! FESTIVAL 12TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ACTIVIST STREET BANDS
Photo:left to right Luke Delaney, Eli Delaney founder of My Little Buddy’s Boat, Medford (Captain ) and Mayor Stephanie Muccini Burke and Mark Burgess- events co organizer and Mass Bass Nation representative
Photos by Elaine Tassinari, Jimmy Deoliveira and Joe DiGirolamo
By Joe DiGirolamo
Continue reading 2017 Fishin’with a Mission Autism Awareness Event
Please join us for our summer special After Hours Underbones at Redbones. No Cover. Free appetizers. Excellent Networking. Continue reading Somerville Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Redbones
Enjoy delicious Redbones BBQ, beer and wine on
Monday, July 31 (rain date Aug. 8) from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
All proceeds to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition.
By Frank Santangelo
Brigadier General Richard F. Johnson is currently assigned as the Land Component Commander, Massachusetts National Guard. He advises the Adjutant General regarding Army issues and is responsible for all aspects of training, readiness, and force development for the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Continue reading Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:Former Somerville Alderman/Massachusetts Army National Guard Brigadier General Richard F. Johnson
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, July 31, the 209th day of 2017 with 156 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:34 and sunset is @ 8:05. 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: 1498 – Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, arrived at the island of Trinidad. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
The following is a brief summary pertaining to Incident 17045767:
On Thursday, July 27, 2017, I was working in the Somerville Police Drug Unit as Delta-18. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Curtis PRESTON (Drug, Dist/Poss Class B, Firearm Carry with Ammo, Dangerous Weapon Carry…)
CLARK , ASHAUN
50 MEMORIAL RD SOMERVILLE MA
DRUG, POSSESS TO DISTRIB CLASS
Continue reading Somerville Police Department Weekly Arrest Log 7/25 – 7/31
Photo:Candidates endorsed by Our Revolution Somerville. From left: Payton Corbett (candidate for mayor), Ben Ewen-Campen (candidate for Ward 3 Alderman), JT Scott (candidate for Ward 2 Alderman), Will Mbah (candidate for Alderman-at-Large), Mary Jo Rossetti (candidate for Alderman-At-Large), Bill White (candidate for Alderman-At-Large). Not pictured: Matt McLaughlin (candidate for Ward 1 Alderman), Jesse Clingan (candidate for Ward 4 Alderman), Mark Niedergang (candidate for Ward 5 Alderman), Lance Davis (candidate for Ward 6 Alderman).
Continue reading Candidates Endorsed by Our Revolution Somerville
ALMONTE, C.S., FATHER ALFRED P.
83, a Scalabrinian missionary, died on Thursday, July 27, 2017. He was born in Providence on June 14, 1934, the son of the late Alexander and Mary (Russo) Almonte.
Continue reading Somerville Remembering Father Alfred Almonte
By Judy Locchi Jacobs
Poseidon, God of water was known for his unyielding temper and overbearing arrogance. Those who angered him became victims of his wrath.
He was known for causing floods, sea storms and unleashed his sea monsters on his enemies. Continue reading Poseidon’s Wrath – Somerville Residents Getting Soaked by Increased Water & Sewer Bills
By William Tauro
The Times has brought its approach to media reporting in Somerville to another all time low with their crazy antics and phony character-plants that are trolling Facebook. All this while being egged-on by the Mayor and his administration as a distraction, fueled by more political games. It’s a sad day when the Mayor, facing a Primary (and if he’s lucky a General) election, has to turn to phony characters on Facebook to divert breaking news about his administration’s downfalls. Continue reading Times Riding Sad Times
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local legislators’ votes on roll calls from the week of July 24-28.
GOV. BAKER’S MASSHEALTH CHANGES (H 3822) Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 -Report No. 30 July 24-28, 2017
Representative Geoff Diehl will formally announce his candidacy on Tuesday, August 1st.
Continue reading Diehl for Senate Kick Off Tour
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, July 30, the 208th day of 2017 with 157 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:33 and sunset is @ 8:06. 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: 1502 – Christopher Columbus landed at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
The big top tent goes up again near Union Square, as OPENAIR Circus returns for its 32nd annual performances. Continue reading Somerville’s OPENAIR Circus Performances Are Coming
By William Tauro
Early Friday afternoon, a Cataldo Ambulance transportation bus while in traffic burst into flames on Prospect Stret just past Webster Avenue at Bennet Court directly across the street from Dunkin Donuts. Continue reading Ambulance Bus Fire in Union Square Somerville
Our condolences go out to DeAmato Family for the loss of Father Norbert DeAmato. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Father Norbert DeAmato
Photo credit AP File
By Joe Curtatone
There are those who would force us to adopt cruel, nonsensical, failed policing policies. They want us to tear families apart and heighten tension for people all across our city. Continue reading Mayor Joe Curtatone on Sanctuary City Ice Raids
I’d like some feedback from residents dealing with unexplained hikes in water bills. My bill doubled this quarter. $875 to $1700
Has anyone else had a similar experience?
By Martin Polignone
Once again the seniors at Cobble Hill enjoyed a great BBQ and their favorite DJ Alan LaBella that never fails to get everyone dancing and singing along to old and new tunes. Continue reading Cobble Hill Elders Have Annual Summer BBQ Extravaganza
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, July 29, the 207th day of 2017 with 158 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:32 and sunset is @ 8:08. 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: 1588 – The English defeated the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Last week, Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) and her colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which guarantees reasonable accommodations and safety measures for pregnant workers. Continue reading Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Signed Into Law