GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, August 31, the 240th day of 2017 with 125 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:07 and sunset is @ 7:21. 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: 1823 – Ferdinand VII was restored to the throne of Spain when invited French forces entered Cadiz. The event is known as the Battle of Trocadero. 
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, August 30, the 239th day of 2017 with 126 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:06 and sunset is @ 7:22. 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: 1146 – European leaders outlawed the crossbow.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, August 29, the 238th day of 2017 with 127 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:05 and sunset is @ 7:24. 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: 1828 – A patent was issued to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake. 
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The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Paul Carafotes

By William Tauro 

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Paul Carafotes

Success came relatively quickly to Paul Carafotes, who made his film debut in a major motion picture at the tender age of 20, two years after setting out to study stage acting with Uta Hagen in New York City. Born in Somerville and a diehard Red Sox fan.  Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Paul Carafotes

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Michael DOYLE (Inhale Substance, Carry Dangerous Weapon)

The following is a summary of the details related to this incident.

 

On August 27, 2017 at approximately 13:38 hours, while assigned as marked unit West-6, I was dispatched to Kenney Park & Playground located at 394 Highland Avenue for a report of a man huffing paint cans next to the park. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Michael DOYLE (Inhale Substance, Carry Dangerous Weapon)

HERE’S YOUR WEEKLY DOSAGE OF SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY’S NEWS TALK SHOUT OUT/SPEAK UP LOUD for 8/29/17: CORRUPTION IN CITY HALL

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Many residents are asking us where do we get most of our information from and why are we picking on the mayor?
The fact is that we are getting our information from people like you who are tired of the same old story and totally fed up with some elected officials and their cronies profiting on the taxpayers dime via bad business practice that was generated by greed and corruption.  Continue reading HERE’S YOUR WEEKLY DOSAGE OF SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY’S NEWS TALK SHOUT OUT/SPEAK UP LOUD for 8/29/17: CORRUPTION IN CITY HALL

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, August 28, the 237th day of 2017 with 128 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:04 and sunset is @ 7:22. 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: 1609 – Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson. 
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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 Stephanie Almeida, Ronnie Tauro, Joao Benevides, Jason Robert, Deb Shea Fede, Dave Oliveira, Michael A Gilberg, John Paul Zafiris, Teresa Marie Vellucci, Mike Podymaitis, Arthur Abeilice, Thomas Lynch, Krystil Arena Benoit, Anthony Cappy Capobianco, Michael Giacoppo, Patty Oppedisano, Jenny Eleftherakis and Happy Birthday to 8th Adrian Cargail,Happy 13th Birthday to Kenny Nichol and a very special Happy Birthday Theresa M. Dwyer who just celebrated her 90th Birthday with her family. Sons Michael T. Dwyer, John Dwyer and daughter, Eileen Coogan. Theresa lived in Somerville for most of her life, Married to the late John “Jack” Dwyer, former Somerville Police Sergeant and State Police Lieutenant. Worked for the Somerville School System as an aide. Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week 

Is Somerville Being Consumed to Fuel the Mayor’s Thirst for Power?

By Judy Locchi Jacobs 

In my opinion, forms of alleged corruption like the city has recently woken up to, it may be happening everywhere but the mayor has been worse in many cases because there are back stories that have not come to light which cast a dark shadow on this man unlike no other politician. Continue reading Is Somerville Being Consumed to Fuel the Mayor’s Thirst for Power?

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, August 27, the 236th day of 2017 with 129 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:03 and sunset is @ 7:27. 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: 1660 – The books of John Milton were burned in London due to his attacks on King Charles II. 
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Letter to the Editor RE:”FBI Racketeering/Extortion Probe Being Sought Against Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone”

Dear Billy Tauro and The Somerville News Weekly Speak Up Line,

In other cities the city employees, managers and heads of departments do NOT have to kiss the Mayor’s butt. In other cities the Mayor kisses the butt of the city employees and has a duty to do so. Continue reading Letter to the Editor RE:”FBI Racketeering/Extortion Probe Being Sought Against Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone”