GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, November 06, the 310th day of 2017 with 55 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:23 and sunset is @ 4:31. 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: 1789 – Father John Carroll was appointed as the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States of America.  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 Myah Cabral, Mina Marco Vellucci, Linda Brown, Juliana Braz, Arthur Drouin, Jonathan Nascimento, Gina Nascimento, Peggy Foley Arbeene, Charles Minard Sr, Michele Tauro Nichol, Cheryl Bertocchi, Rosann Di mille Pearson, Wade Sousa and a Happy 73rd Birthday to Rachelle Lundgren

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Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 – Report No. 44 October 30-November 3, 2017

By Bob Katzen

BEACON HILL ROLL CALL RECOMMENDS THAT ITS READERS SIGN UP TODAY TO GET THEIR FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST. IT’S EASY! GO TO: www.massterlist.com/subscribe

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of October 30-November 3.

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Bipartisan Legislators Push for Gas Industry Reforms  

Over 3/5 of Legislature Sign Letter Calling for Ban on “Pipeline Tax,”

Regulatory Shift at Department of Public Utilities

 

BOSTON – Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) led 125 state legislators in calling for the passage of legislation to permanently protect consumers and the environment from risks associated with gas pipeline expansion. Senator Jehlen is the lead sponsor of S.1855, which would codify the Supreme Judicial Court decision to prohibit electric customer financing of gas pipelines, often referred to as the “pipeline tax.”

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Senate Passes Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Bill

BOSTON – Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) recently joined her Senate colleagues in voting for a comprehensive criminal justice reform package that updates decades old criminal sentencing laws to improve outcomes of our criminal justice system. The bill, S. 2185, An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform, passed by a vote of 27-10.

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Ward One Alderman Matt McLaughlin and School Committee Candidate Emily Ackman Lunch With Cobble Hill Elders That Are Ready To Get Out And Vote Tuesday

By Martin Polignone

This past Wednesday, Ward One Alderman Matt McLaughlin treated the residents of Cobble Hill elderly apartments to a Chinese luncheon that had all the fixings.

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Elio Lorusso Dishonors Himself by Attacking Veteran

By Smedley Butler

Elio Lorusso recently put out a mail piece slamming Iraq War veteran and Ward 1 Alderman Matt McLaughlin for “not doing enough for veterans.” He claimed he would do more for veterans but has no record to prove it.

McLaughlin served two tours in Iraq. He is the chair of veteran services. He helped select the new veteran service officer for the city.

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