The Tewksbury Police Department is seeking any information as to the whereabouts of Martin Omar Crespo, 37, formerly of 191 Charles Street, Lowell for stealing a woman’s purse while she was shopping at the Tewksbury Wal-Mart on October 31, 2017. He fled the area before police arrived and could not be located.
Continue reading Tewksbury Police:Wanted Person – Purse Snatching
By Bob Katzen
Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that gives public school districts the power and flexibility to offer other English Language Learner (ELL) programs in addition to or instead of the current sheltered English immersion program.
Continue reading LEGISLATION FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Signed
By Bob Katzen
Gov. Baker signed into law a bill designed to ensure free access to FDA-approved methods of birth control for women in Massachusetts. The measure allows women to get a 12-month supply of a contraceptive of their choosing after an initial 3-month prescription and mandates coverage of emergency contraception at pharmacies without a copayment or a new prescription.
Continue reading GOVERNOR SIGNS CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE BILL INTO LAW
By Bob Katzen
Last week the House voted 119-34 and upheld the ruling of Acting House Speaker Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset) that prohibited consideration of an amendment that would authorize police officers, court officers and other law enforcement officers to detain a person under certain circumstances, at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on the grounds that there is probable cause that such person is a removable illegal alien.
Continue reading PROHIBIT CONSIDERATION OF DETAINING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
By Bob Katzen
Sponsors of several possible ballot questions for the November 2018 election faced their second deadline in the long process to get their proposed law or constitutional amendment on the ballot.
Continue reading SOME 2018 POSSIBLE BALLOT QUESTIONS CLEAR ANOTHER HURDLE
By Bob Katzen
The Public Health Committee held a hearing on legislation that would give cemeteries the authority to allow the burial of people and their pets in the same location.
Continue reading TALKS ON BEACON HILL ON LAWS TO BURY PETS WITH OWNERS
Eleven local children chosen to sing holiday classic song before December 15th performance
BOSTON, MA – DEC. 4 – Somerville’s Cameron Alexander Wolf was chosen from over 30 entries to perform the holiday classic song “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” before the December 15th performance of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” at the Shubert Theatre.
Continue reading SOMERVILLE’S CAMERON WOLF CHOSEN FOR “RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL” SINGING CELEBRATION
Amsterdam-born creative workspace pioneer, Spaces, has chosen Somerville for its second site in Massachusetts. Located at 240 Elm Street in the heart of Davis Square, Spaces will offer professionals in the area an impressive 15,450 square foot business hub built around the concept of shared ideas and innovation.
Continue reading Workspace Pioneer Spaces to Open in Somerville
Just in time to complete your holiday shopping, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission has “Preserving Somerville” merchandise available for sale. Continue reading Historic Somerville Merchandise on Sale for Holiday Season
Annual All City Middle School Winter Concert which will take place on Thursday December 14th 6:30pm in the Auditorium of Somerville High School Continue reading Somerville Annual All City Middle School Winter Concert
Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Brenda Moschella, Kathleen Bereznoski, Estee Vered, Peter Anthony, Rachel Calabrese, Michelle Sousa, Laura Dupont Vellucci, Danielle Connell, Sharon Borges Colleran, Ray Zonghetti and Frankie Santangelo
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Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week
Charles “Chuck” Gerlach is the Graphic Design & Visual Communications Instructor at the Somerville High School.
Continue reading THE SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY SPECIAL PERSON OF THE WEEK CHARLES “CHUCK” GERLACH
Courtesy photo/A Gloucester man has been arrested in the case of an illegally caught tuna, beheaded and left in some Gloucester woods.
Continue reading Arrest Made In Case Of Headless Tuna
Continuing a multi-year planning and design process, all interested parties are invited to join Mayor Joseph Curtatone and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development on Tuesday, December 5, at 6 p.m. at the Brickbottom Artists Association, 1 Fitchburg St., for a meeting to discuss the future of the ARTFarm site. Attendees will be updated on next steps for the project. Continue reading Meeting Tuesday, December 5, to Discuss ARTFarm Updates
The Allstate Foundation grant to support nonprofit’s work to help end domestic violence and financial abuse
SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Seven Allstate agency owners from the Greater Somerville area recently came together to secure a $7,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grant to benefit RESPOND, Inc. in addition to providing the organization with much-needed supplies collected from the multi-agency donation drive. The grant will support the nonprofit organization’s mission to help end domestic violence and financial abuse.
Continue reading Seven Allstate agency owners earn $7,000 grant for Somerville’s RESPOND, Inc.
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
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. There were no roll call votes in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports local senators’ roll call attendance records for the 2017 session through December 1.
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 – Report No. 48 November 27 – December 1, 2017
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, December 04, the 338th day of 2017 with 27 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:5 and sunset is @ 4:1. 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: 1783 – Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
The following is brief summary of the facts pertaining to Incident 17073074:
On December 2, 2017, I was working my assigned shift as the patrol supervisor for the Somerville PD. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Patrice CINEUS (Disorderly)
The following is a brief summary pertaining to incident #17072574
On November 29th, 2017 at approximately 16:31, Somerville Police Dispatch received a call for shots fired in the area of Myrtle Street at Perkins St (see incident #17072516). Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Michael CASTILLO (Carry Weapon), Justin MYRICK (PWID D) & Mario MESTANZA-MORAN (Reckless Op. MV)
On Wednesday November 29, 2017, I, Officer Marra, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser 782, patrolling area E2, for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 1600 hours, I was dispatched to T-Mobile, located at the Twin City Shopping Plaza, 14 McGrath Highway Somerville, for the report of an unwanted patron causing a disturbance in the store.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Bonnie DWYER (Trespass, Disorderly)
On November 29, 2017, I, Officer Bork was patrolling area East 1 for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 01:06, East 3, Officer Beckford, and I, were dispatched to 76 Franklin Street for a report of a male threatening another male with a possible knife or hammer after he asked him to turn down the music. East 4, Officer Ruf, and Sierra 8, Sgt. Perrone, responded as well.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Rudy ADAM (Assault w. Dangerous Weapon – Knife)
On Tuesday 11/28/17 at approximately 8:50 P.M., I was travelling southbound on McGrath Hwy (Rte28) in an unmarked police cruiser with Det. John Thermidor and Sgt. Michael Capasso. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: David McCollin (Traffick Cocaine)