Seize the Summer’ at SomerStreets on Holland St., Sunday August 6


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

Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:Former Somerville Alderman/Massachusetts Army National Guard Brigadier General Richard F. Johnson

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 by John Dwyer 

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 

Candidates Endorsed by Our Revolution Somerville 

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 

Poseidon’s Wrath – Somerville Residents Getting Soaked by Increased Water & Sewer Bills

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

Times Riding Sad Times

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

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


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 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


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 

REPRESENTATIVE BARBER, HOUSE VOTE TO REJECT GOVERNOR BAKER’S HARMFUL MASSHEALTH CUTS

Somerville and Medford State Representative Christine P. Barber voted with House colleagues Wednesday to reject an amendment Governor Baker made to the fiscal year 2018 budget that would have cut eligibility and benefits for MassHealth, the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program for low-income families.
Continue reading REPRESENTATIVE BARBER, HOUSE VOTE TO REJECT GOVERNOR BAKER’S HARMFUL MASSHEALTH CUTS

Comprehensive Marijuana Legislation Signed Into Law

 

(BOSTON) – Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that fully implements consumer access to adult-use marijuana while creating a robust public health and safety framework. Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville), Senate Chair of the Joint Marijuana Policy Committee, served on the six-member conference committee responsible for negotiating the final bill. Continue reading Comprehensive Marijuana Legislation Signed Into Law

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, July 28, the 206th day of 2017 with 159 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:31 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: 1821 – Peru declared its independence from Spain. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

District Attorney Ryan Teaches Somerville Recreation Department Campers About Summer Safety


SOMERVILLE – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan visited 85 campers today at Somerville Department of Recreation Summer Camp ranging in age from 6 – 13-years-old to teach them about how they can keep themselves and others safe this summer. Continue reading District Attorney Ryan Teaches Somerville Recreation Department Campers About Summer Safety

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, July 27, the 205th day of 2017 with 160 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:30 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: 1214 – At the Battle of Bouvines in France, Philip Augustus of France defeated John of England. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, July 26, the 204th day of 2017 with 161 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:29 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: 1775 – A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, July 25, the 203rd day of 2017 with 162 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:28 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: 0326 – Constantine refused to carry out the traditional pagan sacrifices.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Ned D’alelio, Tricia DiPasquale, Marisa Tauro, Joan Campo McKenna, Ada Lam, Richard Nilsson, John Serpico, Doc D’Errico, Mark A. Tocci, Bobby Biagiotti, Jimmy Del Ponte, Janice Delory, Anna Buonopane, Jesse Clingan, Corey Norton, Mark Niedergang, Robert Carnes, Mario Oliveira, Doti Wedge-Metivier, Lenny Russell, Robert Leung and Happy 12th Birthday to Mike Bowler 

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

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

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, July 24, the 202nd day of 2017 with 163 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:27 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: 1847 – Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, July 23, the 201st day of 2017 with 164 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:27 and sunset is @ 8:13. The New Moon is exact @ 5:47 AM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1715 – The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, July 21, the 199th day of 2017 with 166 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:25 and sunset is @ 8:15. 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: 1733 – John Winthrop was granted the first honorary Doctor of Law Degree given by Harvard College in Cambridge, MA.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, July 20, the 198th day of 2017 with 167 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:24 and sunset is @ 8:16. 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: 1801 – A 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha Brown, Jr. The ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven wagon and presented to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson at the White House.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, July 19, the 197th day of 2017 with 168 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:23 and sunset is @ 8:17. 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: 1525 – The Catholic princes of Germany formed the Dessau League to fight against the Reformation.  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 Donna (Sissy) Langill, Police Officer Barry Ward, Dominique Fiorentino, Jake Glejzer, Mark McCabe, Delio Susi Sr., John Fiore, Eileen Costa, Richard Spinosa, Kenny Manzi, Andre Green, Dianne DesRoches, Cheryl Cottis Ricci, Michelle McCollem Dasilva, John Buccelli, Kristen Glejzer, John Casey, George Barnoski, Jeff Northrup, Cheryl Chaille Horan, Margi Frattura, Debbie Brune Cabral, Patricia Talbot, Joanne Blundon, Ron Elwood, Frank Tello Jr, Vincent Chiappini and a Happy 80th Birthday to our good friend Margaret Barry Cottier!
Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 – Report No. 28 July 10-14, 2017

By Bob Katz
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   THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on roll calls from prior Senate debate on the fiscal year 2018 budget approved by the Legislature and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week.
$300,000 FOR CENTRALIZED PUBLIC HOUSING WAITING LIST (S 3) Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 – Report No. 28 July 10-14, 2017

Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:NANCY ROSS AYLWARD

By Frank Santangelo 

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Nancy Aylward

 

Over the last 27 years, most of you have no doubt had the pleasure of meeting, working with, being assisted by, or simply speaking with Nancy Aylward during her long tenure with the City of Somerville.  Continue reading Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:NANCY ROSS AYLWARD

Somerville COA Seniors News Updates 


As part of our ongoing series for Older Americans Month, we caught up with Pina Mingace, a volunteer with the Somerville Council on Aging. She’s pointing to a painting at our office that she fell in love with. “People try to get me to play bingo,” she said. “But I’m a creative person. I need to be artistic!” Pina’s next adventure will be teaching an Italian language class at the Senior Center. #OAM17 #AgeOutLoud

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. Please contact Debby Higgins at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321.
Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, July 17, the 195th day of 2017 with 170 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:21 and sunset is @ 8:18. 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: 1212 – The Moslems were crushed in the Spanish crusade. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, July 16, the 194th day of 2017 with 171 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:20 and sunset is @ 8:19. 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: 1765 – Prime Minister of England Lord Greenville resigned and was replaced by Lord Rockingham. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Registration OPEN for Golf Tournament to benefit Somerville Homeless Coalition on September 12, 2017

Click here to register: https://shcinc.givezooks.com/events/15th-annual-shc-golf-tournament-tickets

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Davis Square Residents on Summer Street Toxic Clean Up

Summer Street Hazardous Soil Clean Up to Begin near Davis Square
Neighbors Object to Health Risks, Inadequate Plan and Weak Oversight

Somerville, MA – This summer, more than 8,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil will be removed during the excavation phase of a new development behind the VFW George Dilboy Post in Davis Square. Continue reading Davis Square Residents on Summer Street Toxic Clean Up

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, July 14, the 192nd day of 2017 with 173 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:19 and sunset is @ 8:20. 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: 1223 – In France, Louis VIII succeeded his father, Philip Augustus.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, July 13, the 191st day of 2017 with 174 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:1 and sunset is @ 8:2. 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: 1099 – The Crusaders launched their final assault on Muslims in Jerusalem.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, July 12, the 18th day of 2017 with 17 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:17 and sunset is @ 8:21. 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: 1096 – Crusaders under Peter the Hermit reached Sofia, Bulgaria. There they met their Byzantine escort, which brought them safely the rest of the way to Constantinople. by August 1. 

1543 – England’s King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Nancy Ross Aylward Leaves City of Somerville After 27 Years


Nancy, We wish you all the very best from all of us at the Somerville News Weekly!

Staffing Announcement
 

Dear All,

 

Over the last 27 years, most of you have no doubt had the pleasure of working with, being assisted by, or simply speaking with Nancy Aylward during her long tenure with the City of Somerville. Unfortunately for us, Nancy will be retiring as of July 14. Continue reading Nancy Ross Aylward Leaves City of Somerville After 27 Years

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, July 11, the 190th day of 2017 with 175 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:16 and sunset is @ 8:22. 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: 1346 – Charles IV of Luxembourg was elected Holy Roman Emperor in Germany. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Ed Tauro, MJ Wyatt, Bill Dill, Billy Tauro, Mary Lorden, Cindy Hickey, Michean Seumas, Maria Nardella, Mayor Gene Brune, Janeen Mobilia, Joe E Vanessa, Gerly Adrien, Robbie Harts, Arete Pascucci, Tommy Colon, Sissy Doherty, Stephen M Post, Linda Brietzke, Anne Vigorito, Corinne Brune Dellanno and Paul Burke!

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