On November 18, 2017, at approximately 17:30 hours, Officer Ducasse and I were contacted by Kmart loss prevention for assistance with a group of shoplifters. Upon arrival, loss prevention officers directed us to two suspects as they exited the store. The female suspect was immediately very vocal, and noticeably reluctant to follow our commands.
On November 17, 2017 at approximately 9:35 PM, Officer Anderson (West 6) and I (Officer Mark Nevin / West 5) were dispatched to 23X Highland Avenue for a possible active B & E. A resident reported that she heard her rear porch screen door slam shut and then heard someone going down the stairs.
On Friday November 17, 2017, I, Officer Marra, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked unit 782, patrolling area East-2 for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 1615 hours, myself and Office Sousa (East-3) were dispatched to Target, located at 180 Somerville Ave, for the report of two shoplifters.
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, November 20, the 324th day of 2017 with 41 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:41 and sunset is @ 4:17. 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: 1789 – New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
By Bob Katzen
The Transportation Committee’s hearing also included a bill allowing cities and towns to fine pedestrians for jaywalking. Violators would be fined $25 for a first offense, $50 for a second offense and $100 for subsequent offenses.
By Bob Katzen
A bill that’s before the Joint Committee on Financial Services on Beacon Hill would require the state to conduct fingerprint checks of the state and national criminal history databases for applicants looking to drive for Uber and Lyft.
By Bob Katzen
Bill (H 1107) is up on the Beacon floor discussing the Municipalities and Regional Government Committee held a hearing on legislation that would withhold local aid from any cities or towns that do not enforce federal immigration laws.
Thursday, November 23, is Thanksgiving. Many supermarkets and stores will be closed, along with schools and government offices. While everyone hopes for a safe and quiet holiday, there is no denying that life happens and it’s easy for injuries to pop up during the chaos of the holidays – especially in the kitchen. Whether you have food poisoning from undercooked turkey, a burn from the oven, a cut from chopping vegetables or a sprain from simply tripping over something, CareWell Urgent Care will be open to help take care of you!
By Bob Katzen
The House 110-41, approved a motion that would indefinitely delay an amendment that would impose up to a life sentence, of which a minimum of five years must be served, and a $25,000 fine on anyone who manufactures, distributes or dispenses heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, lysergic acid or diethylamide or phencyclidine (PCP) that causes the death of the user.
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. Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information
Applicants sought for vacant Somerville Redevelopment Authority position
The Somerville Redevelopment Authority (SRA), which is tasked with implementation of the City’s urban renewal plans, is seeking applicants to fill a current vacancy on the five-member board.
Please join Ward 3 Alderman Robert McWatters, and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, for the third in a series of community meetings to discuss upcoming renovations to Prospect Hill Park. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 12, at 6 p.m., in the Somerville High School Auditorium, 81 Highland Ave.
Winners to be presented during Historic Preservation Month in May 2018.
SOMERVILLE – The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Preservation Awards. During its annual celebration in honor of Historic Preservation Month in May 2018, the Commission will honor Somerville residents who performed significant restoration or maintenance efforts on designated historic buildings, or on non-designated buildings erected before 1966. The nomination period is open through Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of November 13-17.
BOSTON – Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) joined her Senate colleagues in successfully passing several pieces of legislation, including bills to protect co-pay free birth control, address healthcare cost-containment, and ensure that students in the commonwealth have access to bilingual education.
BOSTON – This past week the MBTA Green Line Extension project team opened the remaining two bids for the Green Line Extension construction and named a Joint Venture of GLX Constructors the winning team, with a price offering of $954,618,600.
Come and join us at our Somerville Lions Club Annual Christmas Party
Tuesday December 19th at 6:15 PM at the Mount Vernon Restaurant located at 14 Broadway in Somerville.
Entertainment: Standup Comedian Radio Talkshow Host The Hilarious Joey Carroll
Also Entertaining us for the evening “Rainbow’s End The Band”
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, November 19, the 323rd day of 2017 with 42 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:39 and sunset is @ 4:18. 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: 1794 – Britain’s King George III signed the Jay Treaty. It resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War.
1850 – The first life insurance policy for a woman was issued. Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer