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!

 
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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.
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