GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, September 30, the 273rd day of 2017 with 92 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:39 and sunset is @ 6:28. 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: 1399 – Henry Bolingbroke became the King of England as Henry IV.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville to Cap off 175th Birthday Celebrations with “Birthday Soireé” in November

Year-end event, co-sponsored by Tufts University, to feature live entertainment, food from local restaurants, limited edition 175th Birthday brew by Aeronaut Brewing Company, and viewing of limited time Chinese art exhibit at Tufts’ Aidekman Art Gallery.

SOMERVILLE – Join the City of Somerville and Tufts University on Saturday, November 11, for the finale in a series of events celebrating the 175th anniversary of Somerville’s separation from Charlestown. Continue reading Somerville to Cap off 175th Birthday Celebrations with “Birthday Soireé” in November

Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:Keith Laporta

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Keith Laporta

My name is Keith Laporta and I am a heroin addict. After being incarcerated for nearly nine years, and facing up to an additional twenty-years in prison, I was released on an ankle bracelet to a sober living environment. Since then, I have been in recovery for around four years. Continue reading Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:Keith Laporta

Letter to the Editor:Somerville Police Captain Gets Chief’s Days Off, Dodges Getting Arrested

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

After your recent article regarding Captain Cotter and that the chief of police should step up to the plate and do the right thing regarding Captain Cotter’s allegations of several crimes that he allegedly has committed including covering up police investigations aka obstruction of justice and total disregard of the definitions of “Malfeasance vs Misfeasance,” we newbies on the job have assembled to discuss this serious matter. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Somerville Police Captain Gets Chief’s Days Off, Dodges Getting Arrested

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, September 28, the 271st day of 2017 with 94 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:37 and sunset is @ 6:31. 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: 1066 – England was invaded by William the Conqueror who claimed the English throne. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Former Somerville Preliminary Mayoral Candidate Backs Payton Corbett For Mayor

Last night I received this very encouraging message from my preliminary opponent, Kenneth Van Buskirk:

“You did really well in the Preliminary and I think that you are a great candidate for Mayor. The hopes of all of us Somervillians who want change up at City Hall rest on you. You have my full support in the General Election.” -Ken Van Buskirk

Continue reading Former Somerville Preliminary Mayoral Candidate Backs Payton Corbett For Mayor

Somerville Police Department Eligible to Receive $17,216 Grant For Improvements

The City of Somerville is eligible to receive a direct award of $17,216 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant issued by the Office of Justice Programs of the U. S. Department of Justice. Funding from this grant can only be used for improving aspects of our local criminal justice system. Continue reading Somerville Police Department Eligible to Receive $17,216 Grant For Improvements

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, September 27, the 270th day of 2017 with 95 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:36 and sunset is @ 6:33. 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: 1779 – John Adams was elected to negotiate with the British over the American Revolutionary War peace terms. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

The Somerville News Weekly’s Favorite Birthday & Magic Moment Photos of the Week

 

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays and Congratulations this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Irene Reni Macarelli, Renata Gallo, Ada Tauro, Jonathan Tauro, Happy 4th Birthday to Arianna Louise Costa, Jane Doucette, Erin Nally, Teresa Paribello, Jim Vargas, Christina Ferguson, Kathy Maggiacomo, Jo-Ann Crosby, Christopher Dube, Michelle Petruzziello, Mark Lavelle, Helen- Bill Gioiosa, Donna Baldasaro, Judson Walker Greene, Sergei Sterev, Joey Lacey, Jean Mickiewicz Brunco, and Anthony Petruccelli!

Congrats on Anthony Monteiro‘s first game of the season!

Congratulations to the McGlashing family onthe new birth of Paul Steven McGlashing who was born on September 18th weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz.

Sent in by our readers! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly’s Favorite Birthday & Magic Moment Photos of the Week

The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person Of The Week Joe Voutour

Joe Voutour photoBy William Tauro

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week: Joe Voutour

Joseph Voutour was born and raised in Somerville on Willow Avenue. He attended Somerville Trade High School and graduated with Valedictorian Recognition in the Electrical Career Field (1973) He pursued his career and received his Journeyman’s & Master’s License, along with a teaching Certificate. In 1974 he joined the US Air Force, did his four years active duty, and served in the Reserves for another sixteen years, retiring with many medals, awards & decorations. His job in the Air Force was in the electrical field. Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person Of The Week Joe Voutour

HERE’S YOUR WEEKLY DOSAGE OF OUR SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY NEWSTALK SHOUTOUT/SPEAKUP LINE FOR 9/26/2017

 

Lets wait and see how many elected officials will be endorsing Mayor Joseph Curtatone this time around? We don’t think that many people want to stick their necks out for him anylonger amongst all these allegations! We will have to just wait and see which politicians will take the chance and be the first one and believe us we will let you know for sure!

Continue reading HERE’S YOUR WEEKLY DOSAGE OF OUR SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY NEWSTALK SHOUTOUT/SPEAKUP LINE FOR 9/26/2017

THE SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY SAFE SECURED NEWSPAPER LOCATIONS

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Just in case you’re out and about looking for our print editions during all this election news season and you cannot find it that means the mayor’s hoods are out there stealing our publications so you the readers can’t read the truth about them but here is the complete list where you can find them as well: Continue reading THE SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY SAFE SECURED NEWSPAPER LOCATIONS