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”. Now hypothetically if this story checks out and it is what they say it is, is there a liability factor out there hovering around and ready to hit someone in the face like a Boston cream pie with extra frosting? Well, let me put it a bit clearer for you. The scandal supposedly revolved around a guy who still works there who had the balls to bring his classic automobile there to totally restore it on your dime who drove the car right into front door under everyone nose and did his thing to repair it while he was supposed to be CDL Training/ Certification for city employee truck drivers and getting paid for it. One of the problems that are being investigated is the exaggerated overtime hours that these guys billed the city for via their fudged time sheets. The other alleged accusations and rumors that are out there is that these guys or guy weren’t CDL Certified in the first place to begin with to even teach a course of that magnitude that they billed the city for. We also heard that the guy on the other end of the scam, a former state trooper, at the MBTA who was supposedly a family member of the Somerville halfwit DPW instructor who passed all the CDL students with flying colors even though the instructor was allegedly a supposed sham and knowingly not certified? “But Dead men tell no tales,” well at least that’s what they say because here’s the other problem that’s luarking out there right now. The former trooper/family member in question has recently passed away. So that means no depositions inquiries for him will be scheduled, we are guessing or will there be some sort of criminal investigation on the state level regarding this problem? What is the “LIABILITY FACTOR,” the magic words of the day? These guys who taught the class weren’t CDL Certified so does that mean the students that they taught are not properly licensed today as a result of not being what it was supposed to be? Hmmmm? Does this sound a little familiar just like the tainted evidence case at the Massachusetts Crime lab scandal that the chemist Annie Dookhan falsified all the evidence as many as 34,000 criminal cases that wasn’t so long ago are now being dismissed? This could possible turn into a legal turmoil if one of those CDL students ever have a truck accident especially a fatal one? We hope that it doesn’t escalate to that but again who knows?

If this administration lets this slide by, oh la la, what a riot this will cause down the road! 


We heard that the DPW now has someone standing guard over at the DPW time clock to make sure that everybody punches in and out at the right time when they are supposed to. Precautions never hurt anybody, well at least that’s what they say? It’s just too bad that allegedly one bad apple is causing all this mess at the DPW Garage! We have a lot of fantastic men and women who work down at the Somerville DPW who don’t like this anymore than we all do and they don’t deserve to be put under a microscope at all with this entire hype and polygraph test baloney etc.. because of one or two idiots.


Since we reported the Commissioner Koty $10,000 White Envelope story over this past weekend, many more witnesses have come forward that are willing to testify on this case including a former Somerville police officer who witnessed it with his own eyes. We will keep you up to speed as this story unfolds and more evidence gets presented. 

Here is another story that is beginning to resurface to the top again with new witnesses and new information regarding the suspicious fire at the Curtatone family property florist shop and apartments some years ago. 

Rumors are flying that sources are coming forward and naming Mayor Joe before he got into politic days is accused of phoning a top floor tenant at the old griffin family property that was located on McGrath Highway before a fire blazed through the structure. Just days before the weekend before the building suspiciously burned Joe allegedly called and asked a top flor tenant, person who lived in that property for years, if she would be around this coming weekend. When he allegedly discovered that she wouldn’t be home, suspiciously the place burned when she was not going to be there. Rumors are flowing that had the fire prearranged. The fire was supposedly set from the roof then later spread through the rest of the building.  

Joes uncle who worked for the post office who was very close to the family but during that time on bad terms with Joe and his sister allegedly told many coworkers at the Union Square Post Office where he worked for many years what happened and how it happened. This uncle now is very secure working for registrar Maria Curtatone at that Middlesex Registry of Deeds and we doubt very much that he will come forward now and repeat these allegations again but many others recall the allegations exactly word for word how they were told by Joe’s uncle and others who are now coming forward. 


Does anyone recall what funds were used to pave Assembly row. We were just informed that the mayor used the Federal Emergency funds that were earmarked for repairing bridges and highways. Maybe the Alderman and the residents of Somerville should inquire from the city under FIFA where that money came from. 

Mayor Joe was questioned about this year’s ago but the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal could not prove the story but now with new witnesses and information resurfacing it’s a new ballgame.  

This just might be very interesting?
It’s amazing how many trolls are out there posting on our news sites that are leading right back to the same people that the mayor has hired to bash us every week.  You got to love all trails leading back to them and of course they are automatic deleted an banded from our sites with the simple push of a button. But on the other hand they look like real idiots don’t they?

We just love it that we’re giving them more rope to hang themselves with and we can assure you especially when these cowards gets walked out of the Dpw as well as at another location in cuffs we will be there to video it for you!All we can say to them is “Drain the Swamp and blah blah blah!” When people get nervous and desperate in this administration, that’s exactly what their friends and they do, like spineless cowards!



In these times, people need to come forward. There is nothing this mayor can do anymore to retaliate. With these allegations, the mayor and his administration are going to be so highly scrutinized we doubt very much that they wouldn’t dare do something stupid at this point and time. And if they tries, it just proves corruption. But then again, we are going to make sure that they don’t get an opportunity to strike again neither. With all the technology and news that is coming out, they don’t have the power they used to. It’s time this city comes together to do the right thing for its residents and “Drain the Swamp” in this election!



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!
How much more can the people of Somerville endure with this administration with these political hacks taking care of each other on their own financial gain and not doing the right thing for the people of Somerville? 
Sometimes you got to draw the line and say enough is enough. 
In these final countdown days and weeks with the primary coming up thisTuesday September 19th and the general election in November, it’s up to the good people of Somerville to tell their friends, neighbors, relatives, strangers etc, etc vote ABC “Anybody But Curtatone!”

Please feel free to share this to help to finally “Drain The Swamp and get these selfserving freeloading people out of power!”


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:

The Somerville News Weekly Print edition that comes out every Tuesday and can be found weekly in the bright red Somerville News boxes located at the following locations across the Ville: Union Sq. Post Office, Dunkin Donuts Magoun Sq/Dunkin Donuts Somerville Ave (across rink)/Dunkin Donuts Broadway at McGrath Hwy/ Dunkin Donuts Middlesex Ave, Dunkin Donuts Twin City Plaza, Clairton Hill Bus stop, Victor’s Deli & Ball Square Cafe in Ball Square, Winter Hill Post Office and Davis Square in front of Mike’s Restaurant. The paper can also be found at all municipal buildings including Somerville City Hall, Traffic & Parking and all Council of Ageing Buildings, Casey’s Bar Broadway, All Winter Hill Banks, Nissenbaum’s Auto Parts, Cambridge Portugese Credit Union, Century Bank, Lotus Express, Brady Towers, Claidon Hill Apartments, Cobble Hill Apparetments, The Armory, Quick Mart Highland Ave, Somerville High, & Eleven next to Trum Field, 350 Foodmart, Jerrys Liquors, West 7 Bistro Broadway, Somerville Credit Union, The Arts at the Armory Highland Ave, Most Senior Apartment Buildings, Somerville Police Station, Wedgewood Crane & Connolly Ins Agency Davis Square, Leone’s Pizza on Broadway, Angelina’s Sub Shop on Holland Street, Vinnie’s Superette on Broadway ,Cambridge Mobile Sound 234 Monsignor O’Brien Highway, Somerville Computers, Vinnie’s Superette, Broadway Sunoco, MT Pleasant Apts 70 Perkins St,Sovereign Bank Broadway, Properzi Manor 13-25 Warren Avenue. Properzi Manor, Winter Hill Bakery, 240 Pearl Street Apartments, Mount Pleasant Apartments 70 Perkins Street, Joe’s Liquor Store on Broadway ,Dunkin Donuts Powderhouse, Joe’s liquor store Broadway, Santandare Bank Broadway, Somerville Public Library Broadway, Woodys Liquors Broadway, the Italian Sausage Wizard located down at Assembly Square and in just about every little store in and around the Ville! If you want your store location to be listed here as well on where to find The Somerville News Weekly, simply just call Billy Tauro at (617)293-2016 or email him at and we will add you to our ever growing popular list of pick-up-locations across the Ville.

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