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

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Lidiya PASHOLIKOVA (Trespass, AB Police)

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On the above date and time, Officer Randy Isaacs and I, were dispatched to 270 Washington Street, Saint Patrick’s Shelter for a female, Lidiya Pasholikova, who was refusing to leave the premises. 

Upon our arrival, I was met by a staff member, XXXXX. XXXXX stated that Pasholikova missed curfew, and by policy a person who misses curfew is automatically barred from the shelter for three days. Pasholikova was informed by XXXXX that she needed to leave the premises because she was barred from the shelter until Monday, September 25, 2017, and the bed assigned to Pasholikova was now assigned to someone else. Pasholikova told XXXXX that she was not leaving because it was not fair.

 

There were three females sharing the room. As a result of the verbal commotion created by Pasholikova, one of the females assigned to the same room was awoken from her sound sleep. A second female who was present was patiently waiting for Pasholikova’s assigned bed. XXXXX informed me that the female who was waiting, was now assigned Pasholikova’s former bed. Officer Isaacs initially interacted with Pasholikova. He had suggested to her that she could stay at the Somerville Police Station lobby until we were able to locate another shelter with an available bed. Officer Isaacs had also offered to give Pasholikova a ride to the station. Pasholikova quickly dismissed and refused Officer Isaacs’ offer. Officer Isaacs had reminded Pasholikova that she was being asked to vacate the premises at XXXXX request. Pasholikova again refused to leave.

 

I then attempted to have conversation with Pasholikova. I reminded Pasholikova that another female was waiting for the bed, and I also reminded her that the staff as well as Officer Isaacs had asked her to leave to avoid any further incident. Pasholikova stated, “I am not leaving because it is not fair.” She had been informed numerous times that because she was not back at the shelter for curfew, the bed was assigned to someone else. XXXXX as an aside had informed me that they had to turn away ten other females because they were at full capacity. Pasholikova had mentioned that she did not want to leave the shelter because of her health. I asked Pasholikova twice if she would like medical attention, however, she refused both times. I offered Pasholikova a ride to the station, I also informed her that I would personally make phone calls to other shelters in the area to locate an available bed, and that I would provide her with a meal at the station while I made the phone calls. She refused all the suggestions that I had offered. She stated, “I am not leaving here, take me if you are going to take me. It is not fair.”

 

At that moment Officer Isaacs and I both agreed that Pasholikova was not willing to compromise with us. Officer Isaacs attempted to collect Pasholikova’s bags, when Pasholikova slapped his forearm. I informed Pasholikova that this was the last opportunity she had to leave the property or I would place her under arrest. Pasholikova stated that she was not leaving. I advised Pasholikova that she was being placed under arrest. Pasholikova was wearing a back pack during this encounter. As I unholstered my handcuffs, Pasholikova placed her hands behind her back and under her back pack. Pasholikova also laid on her back on top of the bed to halt our attempts to placing handcuffs on her. Once she was handcuffed, she was escorted outside.

 

The prisoner transport vehicle, Unit 200 was dispatched to our location at my request via radio transmission. As we were assisting Pasholikova into the wagon, Pasholikova began digging her fingernails into my right arm. She was immediately asked to release her grip from my arm, however, rather than complying, she buried her fingernails even deeper into my arm. With an open palm, I struck her back pack, which she was still wearing in order to stop her fingernails from digging further into my arm. Pasholikova was booked and processed in the usual manner at the Somerville Police Station.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Officer Eduardo Soares

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, September 25, the 268th day of 2017 with 97 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:34 and sunset is @ 6:37. 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: 1492 – The crew of the Pinta, one of Christopher Columbus’ ships, mistakenly thought that they had spotted land. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, September 24, the 267th day of 2017 with 98 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:33 and sunset is @ 6:38. 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: 1789 – The U.S. Congress passed the First Judiciary Act. The act provided for an Attorney General and a lower federal courts. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, September 23, the 266th day of 2017 with 99 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:32 and sunset is @ 6:40. 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: 1642 – The first commencement at Harvard College, in Cambridge, MA, was held. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, September 23, the 266th day of 2017 with 99 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:32 and sunset is @ 6:40. 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: 1642 – The first commencement at Harvard College, in Cambridge, MA, was held. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Letter from the Editor:A Letter To Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone

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Dear Mayor Joseph Curtatone,

In response to the recent post on your own personal Facebook page patting yourself on the back for years of accomplishments for schools and what not, lets cut the crap. 

Just to let you know that its your job to do that! You are the mayor, we elected you to do that. Did you forget?
Continue reading Letter from the Editor:A Letter To Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, September 22, the 265th day of 2017 with 100 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:31 and sunset is @ 6:42. 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: 1789 – The U.S. Congress authorized the office of Postmaster General. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

HONK! Fest surge w/27+ Bands, Kickstarter Countdown, & Volunteer Recruiting … Fest runs Oct. 6-8, 2017


12TH ANNUAL
FESTIVAL OF 

ACTIVIST STREET BANDS,

THIS YEAR TOTALLING 27+ 
October 6 through 8, 2017
a wide variety of musical / sociopolitical events

planned in Somerville, Cambridge, & Boston
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Continue reading HONK! Fest surge w/27+ Bands, Kickstarter Countdown, & Volunteer Recruiting … Fest runs Oct. 6-8, 2017

Ward 2 Neighborhood Meeting to Discuss Mobility and Safety, September 25

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston invite all interested community members to a neighborhood meeting to discuss mobility and safety issues in the Inman Square and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 25, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Argenziano School, 290 Washington St. With several active construction projects underway in the area, Continue reading Ward 2 Neighborhood Meeting to Discuss Mobility and Safety, September 25

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, September 21, the 264th day of 2017 with 101 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:29 and sunset is @ 6:44. 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: 1792 – The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, September 20, the 260th day of 2017 with 105 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:28 and sunset is @ 6:46. 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: 1519 – Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain to find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, September 19, the 259th day of 2017 with 106 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:27 and sunset is @ 6:47. 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: 1356 – The Battle of Poitiers was fought between England and France. Edward “the Black Prince” captured France’s King John. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Letter to the Editor:Curtatone Suspicious Fire Story Response

We immediately received this response from one of the original investigation officials who recalls the fire who was there through it all:
Dear Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line,

You had just posted the story of the suspicious Curtatone fire earlier on Monday in your Newstalk Shoutout Loud Column and this is my response to it: Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Curtatone Suspicious Fire Story Response

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 Cathy Derany, Steven Maguire, Mary Ellen Gil, Joseph Tsang, Chris Stockbridge, Mark Riley, Mario Sousa, Janette Giso, Dan Hamel, Marsha Hamel McGlashing, Bob Goffredo, Thomas Doherty, Ellie A Stolp Manning, Robert W Hickey, Debra O’Connor, Bill Gioiosa, Mark Alston-Follansbee, Ashley Zafiris, Fanny Chan, Matthew Desmond, Timothy Shwartz and Casi Glejzer 

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

HERE’S YOUR WEEKLY DOSAGE OF OUR SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY NEWSTALK SHOUTOUT/SPEAKUP LINE FOR 9/19/2017

Dear Billy T and Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line,

Regarding that alleged “overtime Scandal Scam” at the DPW regarding all those hundreds of thousands of your tax paying dollars that were paid out because of illigidimit overtime hours that were supposedly submitted by one of two employees at the DPW Garage for “CDL Certification Training”. Continue reading HERE’S YOUR WEEKLY DOSAGE OF OUR SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY NEWSTALK SHOUTOUT/SPEAKUP LINE FOR 9/19/2017

2017 Somerville Winter Hill Yacht Club Annual Veterans Cruise

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Photos by Michele Sinclair and Frank Santangelo

By William Tauro 

This past Saturday over one hundred veterans enjoyed a fun filled day on the Boston Harbor at the Winter Hill Yacht Club’s (WHYC) Annual Veterans Cruise 2017. 

Over twenty five privately donated boats from WHYC driven by their captains provided a day of fun and well deserved enjoyment for the local service veterans.  Continue reading 2017 Somerville Winter Hill Yacht Club Annual Veterans Cruise

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, September 18, the 258th day of 2017 with 107 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:26 and sunset is @ 6:49. 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: 1709 – The creator of the first dictionary of the English language, Samuel Johnson, was born in England.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Rubenson CHERILUS (PWID B, ABDW – Car)

The following is a brief summary pertaining to Incident #17056970:

 

Members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit initiated a drug investigation of Mr. Rubenson Cherilus and his alleged role in the ongoing distribution of Percocet 30 mg pills. The alleged distribution occurs from Mr. Cherilus’s residence and vehicle. This residence is located at 24 Glendale Avenue #2, Somerville, MA 02144. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Rubenson CHERILUS (PWID B, ABDW – Car)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, September 17, the 257th day of 2017 with 108 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:25 and sunset is @ 6:51. 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: 1394 – In France, Charles VI published an ordinance that expelled all Jews from France. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Allegations Surfacing That Commissioner Koty’s $10,000 White Envelope Offer is a Somerville Fire Department Job Closeout Firesale

By William Tauro 

This story begins with a letter to the editor that turned into a tragic ending. 

Dear Billy T, I have seen your articles about Joe Curtatone. I have information that you may be interested in. My family ran a small business in Somerville. They had many dealings with the mayor. My son tried to get on the Somerville Fire Dept. Continue reading Allegations Surfacing That Commissioner Koty’s $10,000 White Envelope Offer is a Somerville Fire Department Job Closeout Firesale

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, September 13, the 253rd day of 2017 with 112 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:21 and sunset is @ 6:58. 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: 1759 – The French were defeated by the British on the Plains of Abraham in the final French and Indian War. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, September 19, the 259th day of 2017 with 106 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:27 and sunset is @ 6:47. 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: 1356 – The Battle of Poitiers was fought between England and France. Edward “the Black Prince” captured France’s King John. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Something Stinks at Somerville City Hall Behind Closed Doors 

By Judy Locchi Jacobs 

“Is this why our water bills have doubled and taxes tripled?
About 6 years ago, a resident at a city hall meeting was blowing the whistle on selective reinforcement with regards to “cherry picking”, and those who pay more of their share in real estate taxes than other residents–and our steadily increasing water bills while we still have a broken sewer system. Continue reading Something Stinks at Somerville City Hall Behind Closed Doors 

Is Somerville a City with No Law & Order That’s Ticking and Ready to Implode?

By William Tauro 

Should the Somerville Department of Public Works Overtime Scandal case that has cost the Somerville taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent submitted work and parts receipts be reopened and who should handle the investigation? 
Continue reading Is Somerville a City with No Law & Order That’s Ticking and Ready to Implode?

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, September 12, the 252nd day of 2017 with 113 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:20 and sunset is @ 7:00. 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: 1609 – English explorer Henry Hudson sailed down what is now known as the Hudson River. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Here’s Your Weekly Dosage of Our Somerville News Weekly Newstalk Shoutout/Speakup Line for 9/12/2027

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:MAYOR CURTATONE THE HYPOCRITE IS NOT SUPPORTING SOMERVILLE SCHOOL SYSTEM

Dear Billy T and Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line,
Hey bud, can you believe our buddy Mayor Joe Curtatone has the gall and asked the Somerville Teacher’s Union to endorse him for mayor? 

Yet he takes his kid that is going to high school to Arlington Catholic. 
Continue reading Here’s Your Weekly Dosage of Our Somerville News Weekly Newstalk Shoutout/Speakup Line for 9/12/2027

Strike Up the Bands’ at SomerStreets on Highland Ave. Sunday, September 17

Sept. installment of Somerville’s Open Streets event to feature live music, family-friendly activities, food, and more!
 

SOMERVILLE – Join the City of Somerville on Sunday, September 17, for “Strike Up the Bands,” the September installment of the City’s SomerStreets festival. Continue reading Strike Up the Bands’ at SomerStreets on Highland Ave. Sunday, September 17

Reality Bites by James A. Norton:It’s Time For a Change

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By James A. Norton

 

Have you learned your ABCs? Sure, it’s a joke, but maybe it’s time to get serious.

 

I have written a large number of columns in local, regional and national publications over the years. If you’re reading this, then you are probably more familiar with my writing with respect to Somerville. Continue reading Reality Bites by James A. Norton:It’s Time For a Change

Somerville DPW Very Suspiciously Shutting Down Shop for Two Days

By William Tauro 

We are wondering why Somerville DPW Commissioner Koty sent out an email that the Somerville Department of Public Works will be shutting down the city yard and DPW from tonight Monday night from 4:30 PM tonight, Monday September 11th untill 6:30 AM tomorrow Morning and again on tomorrow on Tuesday night September 12th at 4:30 PM to until Wednesday morning September 13th at 6:30 AM.  Continue reading Somerville DPW Very Suspiciously Shutting Down Shop for Two Days

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 Cosmo Nardella, Mary Jo O’Connor, Bob Trane, Miriam Quinn-daSilva, Danny Johnson, April Terrio-Manning, Jo-Ann Marie Fontano, Paul Jarosiewicz, Kelly Maia, Cathy O’Dea, Stephen Borelli, Phip J. Jeffres, Joe Murphy, Philip Soccorso, Mary Jo Rossetti, Jay Blake, Walter Tauro, Pattie Fitzgerald, Michael J Bowler, Natalie Itrato Stanizzi, Evan Mitsakis, Martin Polignone, Ken Webber, Happy 82nd Birthday to Florence “Flo” Barry and Happy 75th Birthday to Marty Henry of the Mount Vernon Restaurant!

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

Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:FLORENCE “FLO (MIELE)BARRY


By William Tauro 

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week: FLORENCE(MIELE)BARRY

MR’S ”B” OR FLO TO MOST EVERYONE SHE KNOWS. SHE IS A LONG TIME RESIDENT OF SOMERVILLE WHO HAS 5 CHILDREN AND 6 GRANDCHILDREN. A FRIEND TO MANY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SURROUNDING THE LINCOLN PARK AREA OF SOMERVILLE Continue reading Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:FLORENCE “FLO (MIELE)BARRY

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Ryan DOWNS, Jerry GARCIA & Steven PICKREN (Malicious Destruction)

On September 9, 2017, I, Officer Bork, was patrolling area East 1 for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 2:58 AM, East 2, Officer Ubeda, and East 3, Officer Prophete, were dispatched to the area of Assembly Row for a group of males tagging property. Due to being on another call at the time, I responded shortly after.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Ryan DOWNS, Jerry GARCIA & Steven PICKREN (Malicious Destruction)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, September 11, the 251st day of 2017 with 114 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:19 and sunset is @ 7:02. 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: 1297 – Scotsman William Wallace defeated the English forces of Sir Hugh de Cressingham at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

VOTES ON $18 MILLION IN PAY HIKES ON BEACON HILL

By Bob Katzen 

   On February 2, the House 116-43, Senate 31-9, overrode Gov. Baker’s veto of an $18 million pay raise package including hiking the salaries of the two leaders who filed the bill, House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst), by $45,000 from $97,547 to $142,547. Continue reading VOTES ON $18 MILLION IN PAY HIKES ON BEACON HILL

Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 – Report No. 36 September 4-8, 2017

By Bob Katzen 

   THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week.
   This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call looks at the handful of major legislation that was approved by the Legislature and signed into law so far by Gov. Charlie Baker in 2017. 
   In the first eight months of the 2017 session, only 79 bills out of more than 6,000 filed have been approved by the House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 – Report No. 36 September 4-8, 2017

Tufts University hosts 15th annual Tufts Community Day


Annual festival celebrates university’s relationship with Medford, Somerville communities

 

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass (Sept. 6, 2017) – Tufts University, in cooperation with the cities of Medford and Somerville, will host the 15th annual Community Day festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held rain or shine on the Tufts University Academic Green in the center of the Medford/Somerville campus. Continue reading Tufts University hosts 15th annual Tufts Community Day

The Time To Drain The Swamp In Somerville Is Now!


By William Tauro 

This election will be very interesting in Somerville and hopefully Mayor Curtatone will receive just like Hillary did during her recent election in the 11th hour, a James Comey type of surprise by a Federal official or two or three dropping a bombshell in the form of criminal indictments on the mayor and his posse! Yeah got a love it and a long time overdue! Continue reading The Time To Drain The Swamp In Somerville Is Now!

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, September 10, the 250th day of 2017 with 115 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:18 and sunset is @ 7:03. 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: 1608 – John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown, VA colony council.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ANOTHER ONE OF MAYOR JOE CURTATONE HACKS GETTING A HIGH-PAYING JOB! TIME TO “DRAIN THE SWAMP!”

Dear Billy T and Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line,

We were here at the Somerville Traffic and Parking Department breaking our ass every day for peanuts when suddenly on Wednesday we were notified that A Mr Heffernan, a personal friend of Mayor Joseph Curtatone is applying for a job as an accountant for the Somerville Traffic & Parking. Continue reading LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ANOTHER ONE OF MAYOR JOE CURTATONE HACKS GETTING A HIGH-PAYING JOB! TIME TO “DRAIN THE SWAMP!”

Letter to the Editor: Another One of Mayor Joe Curtatone hacks getting a high-paying job! Time to “Drain the Swamp!”

Dear Billy T and Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line,

We were here at the Somerville Traffic and Parking Department breaking our ass every day for peanuts when suddenly on Wednesday we were notified that A Mr Heffernan, a personal friend of Mayor Joseph Curtatone is applying for a job as an accountant for the Somerville Traffic & Parking. His qualifications do not even specify anything of him having any knowledge of even being an accountant.  Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Another One of Mayor Joe Curtatone hacks getting a high-paying job! Time to “Drain the Swamp!”

Talk Circulating Regarding Development of Former Somerville Waste Site Transfer Station at Brickbottom

By William Tauro 

After the City of Somerville received a grant for the Artfarm Creation at the former wastesite/transfer station site in July of 2014, they now may have plans to develop the site instead and reneging on the on their promise to the artist population.  Continue reading Talk Circulating Regarding Development of Former Somerville Waste Site Transfer Station at Brickbottom

Elect Payton Corbett for Mayor of Somerville 


My grandfather was a Teamster and a truck driver, my father was a cop, but his second job was driving a truck for Boston Sand and Gravel, he was also a Teamster. Payton Corbett is a truck driver and a Teamster Union official. He is a hard working guy, one of us; he cares about the working people; please give him your vote for Mayor of Somerville. It’s about time!

Sincerely,

Joeseph E. McCain, Ret Somerville Police Department 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, September 09, the 249th day of 2017 with 116 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:17 and sunset is @ 7:05. 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: 490 B.C. – The Battle of Marathon took place between the invading Persian army and the Athenian Army. The marathon race was derived from the events that occurred surrounding this battle. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Flipping Gentrification: Nonprofit Developer to Break Ground for Construction of First Purpose-Built Affordable Condominiums in Somerville, Mass., in Over a Decade


 

Somerville, MA, September 9, 2017 – Daniel LeBlanc, Somerville Community Corporation CEO, and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone will be joined by Lionel Romain of the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation and Dan May, vice president, East Boston Savings Bank, on Saturday, September 9th at a Groundbreaking Ceremony for new construction of affordable condominiums at 163 Glen Street, East Somerville, Mass. Continue reading Flipping Gentrification: Nonprofit Developer to Break Ground for Construction of First Purpose-Built Affordable Condominiums in Somerville, Mass., in Over a Decade