Unsafe Mold, The Price That You Pay For Working Inside The Somerville Police Station

By William Tauro

It’s business as usual at the Somerville Police Station’s located at 220 Washington Street in Somerville.

In these photos attachments that were taken last week, you’ll observe the mold growing in the ventilation systems as well as leaks throughout the ceiling and walls traveling down to the flooring

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, October 31, the 304th day of 2017 with 61 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:16 and sunset is @ 5:39. 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: 1517 – Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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 David Ross, Christopher Collette, Palmira Santos, Dennis Sullivan, teresa Hussey Rogers, Mike Morton, Lisa Rubera, William Latta, Timothy Gager, Ivette Mesmar, Mike DiBacco, Michael Buckley Junior, Michael J Murphy, Nancy O’brien and Herk Kalos

Sent in by our readers!

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Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Press Organizational Updates & Information

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Join the SCOA’s email group – The email group is for Somerville Council on Aging Seniors and / or Caregivers who are interested in the latest information on resources, events, programming, etc…in and around the Somerville area.  Use the link https://groups.google.com/group/somerville-council-on-aging – If you have any questions or need help joining please contact Debby Higgins at 617-625-6600, ext. 2321 or email dhiggins@somervillema.gov

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Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 -Report No. 43 October 23-27, 2017

By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of October 23-27.

HANDICAPPED PARKING (H 3973)

House 152-0, approved legislation cracking down on the misuse of handicapped parking placards including increasing the period of license suspension for wrongful use or display of a placard from 30 to 60 days for a first offense and from 90 to 120 days for a second offense.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Kirby CALIXTE (PWID A)

The following is a brief summary pertaining to incident #17065919:

Members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit initiated a drug investigation of Kirby Calixte and his alleged role in the ongoing distribution of Heroin. The alleged distribution occurs from Mr. Kirby’s residence and vehicle. This residence is located at 66 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA 02145. This investigation was launched upon receiving intelligence and cooperation from a confidential source.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Nicholas STILES Jr (ADW, A&B)

The following is a summary of facts pertaining to incident # 17065584:

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, I was assigned marked unit East 4. At approximately 3:23 pm, I was dispatched to the intersection of Broadway and School St for the report of a fight. Officer Canty (East 1) and Officer Nevin (West 5) responded as backup.

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Letter to the Editor: Is There Alleged Culpability in Covering Up Crimes in the City of Somerville by Certain High Level Officials?

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

Here’s my personal story:

As some of you may know, I was a blogger for a well known case of the murder of a woman on the Cape in January 2002.

At the time I began writing about the case, most believed the killer was an average guy, someone who knew the victim, a boyfriend a black trash collector, who 4-5 years later was sentenced to 30 years without the chance of parole.

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Letter to the Editor:Mayor Turns Back on Portuguese/American Community Oriented Establishments in Somerville

The Portuguese Club, Nucleo Sportinguista da Area de Boston, which was founded in 1991, has been a member of the Somerville community for over 26 years.  The Club has been at its current location, 282 McGrath Highway for the past 19 years.

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Letter to the Editor:Why Was Mayor Joe Curtatone and Commissioner Stan Koty Allowed to Strike Again and Allow These Two Somerville Fire Department Jobs To Go Through After Both Applicants Had Allegations of Previously Lying on the Application?

Dear Billy T and Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line,

Why is there no mention anywhere on how the two brothers who both allegedly lied several years ago about residency in Somerville.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, October 30, the 303rd day of 2017 with 62 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:10 and sunset is @ 5:40. 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: 1735 – John Adams, the second President of the United States, was born in Braintree, MA. His son became the sixth President of the U.S.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Residents Who Support Change and Accountability of Our Political Establishment

By Judy Locchi Jacobs

My overall point I’m trying to convey to everyone who supports change and accountability of our political establishment—

They appear to be wasting millions of taxpayer funding on the wrong things, while making their friends rich— that’s how they get votes on Election Day. This money could be going to fix the sewer system which I’m told will cost up to $3 billion for the entire city.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, October 29, the 302nd day of 2017 with 63 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:13 and sunset is @ 5:41. 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: 1618 – Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded under a sentence that had been brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy against King James I.

1652 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed itself to be an independent commonwealth.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer