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.
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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. 
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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. 
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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 

 
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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