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 Eva Montibello, Neil W. McCabe, Patricia J Gately, Irene Bremis, Joseph Serpa, Debbie Mahoney, Carol Siciliano Bailey, Kathy Barrett- Pitcher, Joseph Nargi, Cheryl Callahan, Joe Pereira, Brooke Scannell, Claudette Moussa, Ray Hegarty, Debbie Rushing, Maria Curtatone, Mary Byrne Snow, and Happy 8th Birthday to our good friend Jake and Happy 8th Birthday to our good friend Cash!

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MASSACHUSETTS LAW MAKERS EXPLORE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS BILL

By Bob Katzen

This bill creates a citizens’ commission to consider and recommend potential amendments to the U.S. Constitution to establish that corporations do not have the same constitutional rights as human beings and that corporations’ campaign contributions and expenditures may be regulated. Sponsors say they delivered more than 85,000 signatures.

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LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS PER NURSE TALKS ON BEACON Hill

By Bob Katzen

This bill limits how many patients can be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other healthcare facilities. The maximum number of patients per registered nurse would vary by type of unit and level of care. Sponsors say they dropped off more than 100,000 signatures.

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SEN. STAN ROSENBERG RESIGNS FROM SENATE PRESIDENCY

By Bob Katzen

“I believe taking a leave of absence from the Senate Presidency during the investigation is in the best interest of the Senate,” said Sen. Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst). “I want to ensure that the investigation is fully independent and credible, and that anyone who wishes to come forward will feel confident that there will be no retaliation.”

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Somerville Council on Aging Weekly 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

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Somerville BOA President William A. White, Jr., has called for TWO Special Meetings of the Board of Aldermen

President William A. White, Jr., has called for TWO Special Meetings of the Board of Aldermen:

The first Special Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM, in the Aldermanic Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, for the purpose of considering four zoning ordinance proposals for affordable housing linkage fees and/or jobs creation and retention linkage fees (#204399, #204400, #204524, and #204525).

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Somerville Menorah Lighting Ceremony on City Hall Concourse ‪December 19‬

Join Mayor Curtatone and City staff for Somerville’s annual ceremonial lighting of a Menorah on the City Hall Concourse on December 19 at 5:30 p.m., with Rabbi Eliana from Temple B’nai Brith. All members of the community are invited to join Mayor Curtatone and City staff for a brief ceremony and photo on the City Hall Concourse. Continue reading Somerville Menorah Lighting Ceremony on City Hall Concourse ‪December 19‬

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Julio ROLON-LOPEZ (Unlicensed Op MV, Use MV w/o Authority)

I was on duty in full police uniform and assigned to a marked cruiser.   Right after I cleared from an assistance call on Powderhouse Blvd, I proceeded couple blocks away on North Street to assist my colleagues on a motor vehicle stop.  North Street is a public way in the City of Somerville MA. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Julio ROLON-LOPEZ (Unlicensed Op MV, Use MV w/o Authority)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Pentagrammaton ANTOINE (Medford Warrant)

On December 05, 2017, at approximately 15:40 hours, I, Officer Joseph Rivera, while in full uniform and working as East 4, was dispatched to the intersection of Memorial Road and Temple Street, both public ways within the City of Somerville, for a report of a motor vehicle accident.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Kevin BANOS (Disorderly, Resisting)

On December 4, 2017 at approx. 8:15 pm I was assigned to Somerville CID Unit as Delta 7. While exiting the police station I encountered a male, identified at booking as Kevin Banos, standing at the front entrance of the building. As I exited I asked Mr. Banos if there was anything I could help him with. Mr. Banos replied with a slew of vulgarities of why he hates cops and continued with telling me that he knew who I was and that he will see me again on the street.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Kevin BANOS (Op MV w/License Susp)

On Monday, December 4, 2017, I, Officer Pavao, was assigned to marked unit East 2. At approximately 2:57pm, while stopped at a red light on Highland Ave (Public way in the City of Somerville) and observed a dark colored sedan go through the red light and turn left onto Walnut Street. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Kevin BANOS (Op MV w/License Susp)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, December 11, the 345th day of 2017 with 20 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:03 and sunset is @ 4:10. 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: 1282 – Llywelyn (Llewelyn ap Gruffydd) was killed in Cilmeri, central Wales. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer