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
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
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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Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week
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
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)
On the above date and time, I was assigned to marked traffic unit T4, when I was directed to conduct enforcement on Linwood St. Linwood St is a public way in the City of Somerville. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Javier COREA (MV Infractions)
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Continue reading Somerville Police Department Weekly Arrest Log 8/28-9/4
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
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
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
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. Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information
This would have been the start of my 17th year working at Renee’s Café in Somerville, but unfortunately I was told by the new owner not to return this fall. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Somerville Saying Goodbye Is Hard To Do
Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
I wonder how many people know that the city has Citizen Advisory Committees that help the city deal with problems or opportunities. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Somerville Has Citizen Advisory Committees
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