October 20, 2017 Somerville Council on Aging Weekly 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

Yoga Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  A 5-week Yoga series is a low-impact and easy-to-follow paced program that lets you stretch and relax to help start your day. Contact Chris at 617-625-6600 ext. 2315 for more information and to sign up. Cost is $20.00 for 5 classes!

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Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 – Report No. 42 October 16-20, 2017

By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on several roll calls on overriding some of Gov. Charlie Baker’s cuts of $320 million in spending in the $39.4 billion fiscal 2018 state budget. A two-thirds vote in both branches is needed for a veto to be overridden.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Arthur SHANNON (OUI Liquor, Possession B, Fail to Stop for Police…)

On October 21, 2017, at approximately 20:20 hours, I, Officer Rivera, while in full uniform and working as West 7, responded to Stop and Shop, 105 Alewife Brook Pkwy, for a report of a hit and run. Officer Kathryn McDaid and Officer Walter Collette also responded.

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Somerville-Amazon on the T Proposal OVERVIEW

• What and where?

This is a smart-growth, regional, multi-city proposal. It promotes a collection of mixed-use sites that would spark not just office development, but also affordable and market-rate housing, retail, and R&D, directly adjacent to existing and coming MBTA Orange, Green, and Silver line stops in Somerville, Cambridge, Boston, Everett, Chelsea, and Medford.

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“Haunted Hall” Event Returns to City Hall Concourse ‪November 2, 2017‬

FREE Halloween event features pumpkin decorating, activities for kids, haunted “house,” and more!

SOMERVILLE – Join the City of Somerville on Thursday, November 2, for the annual “Haunted Hall” event on the City Hall concourse from 6 to 8 p.m. The family-friendly event will feature a costumed Halloween Stroll, safe Trick-or-Treating, games and activities, refreshments, a Haunted “Hallway” tour, and more.

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Juvenile Indicted in Connection with August Fatal Somerville Shooting

SOMERVILLE – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Jonathan T. Perry, 17, of Somerville, has been indicted as a youthful offender and charged with manslaughter and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury in connection with the August 29, 2017 fatal shooting of Tenzin Kunkhyen, 16, of Malden.  Continue reading Juvenile Indicted in Connection with August Fatal Somerville Shooting

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, October 23, the 296th day of 2017 with 69 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:06 and sunset is @ 5:50. 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: 1864 – During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri that were under Gen. Stirling Price. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer