Tewksbury Police:Wanted Person – Purse Snatching  

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.

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GOVERNOR SIGNS CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE BILL INTO LAW

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.

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PROHIBIT CONSIDERATION OF DETAINING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

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.

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SOMERVILLE’S CAMERON WOLF CHOSEN FOR “RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL” SINGING CELEBRATION

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.

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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 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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Meeting ‪Tuesday, December 5‬, to Discuss ARTFarm Updates

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

Seven Allstate agency owners earn $7,000 grant for Somerville’s RESPOND, Inc.

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.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Michael CASTILLO (Carry Weapon), Justin MYRICK (PWID D) & Mario MESTANZA-MORAN (Reckless Op. MV)

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)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Bonnie DWYER (Trespass, Disorderly)

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.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Rudy ADAM (Assault w. Dangerous Weapon – Knife)

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.

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