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)
Photos by Frankie Saint
By William Tauro
This past Saturday night dozens of guests filled the ballroom of the Somerville Holiday Inn for the 10th Annual Toys for Local Children Dinner Dance.
Continue reading Somerville Toys for Local Children (TLC) 2017 Hits The Ground Running During This Season of Giving
By William Tauro
The Somerville News Weekly thought that this Facebook story might be of interest, especially to the newer residents in Somerville.
Continue reading Somerville Pride-Who Was Your Favorite Somerville Mayor?
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, December 03, the 337th day of 2017 with 28 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:55 and sunset is @ 4:11. The Full Cold Moon is exact @ 10:48 AM EST. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1792 – The trial of France’s King Louis XVI began. He was eventually put to death for the 33 charges.
1818 – Illinois was admitted as the 21st state of the union. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
By William Tauro
Our condolences go out to the Albano, the Lisi and the Buonopane families for the recent passing of Maria Albano Lisi.
Continue reading Somerville Remembering Maria Albano Lisi
By William Tauro
A supporter of President Donald J Trump who owns a pick up truck has been vandalized for a second time at 3:00 AM Saturday morning.
Continue reading Trump Supporter Truck Gets Trashed Second Time In Somerville President Threatened
By Bob Katzen
An unusual week at the Statehouse ended with Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) reading a statement to a throng of reporters about the allegations in the Boston Globe that his husband, Bryon Hefner, groped three men and kissed another one against his will.
Continue reading ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE SENATE PRESIDENT’S HUSBAND
Join Mayor Joseph Curtatone and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development for a meeting to discuss the future of the ARTFarm site.
Continue reading Somerville ARTFarm Update Meeting, 12/5
Tickets for the annual Illuminations Tour go on sale starting December 3. You can buy tickets at Blue Cloud Gallery in Ball Square. (The Illuminations Tour takes place December 16.)
When/where: Opening hours at the Blue Cloud Gallery, 713 Broadway, are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Erika Nesse, November’s Artist of the Month, composes fractal music, which she says is “similar in spirit to visual fractals such as the Mandelbrot set, but at least in my case not made directly from them but by a similar mathematical process.” If this fascinates you, read more about Nesse at somervilleartscouncil.org. On December 7, join the Somerville Arts Council to celebrate all the 2017 Artists of the Month. This gala is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave
For more news about sustainable energy and Somerville’s efforts to confront climate change, sign up for the SustainaVille newsletter. Here are some highlights from the most recent edition:
• There’s still time to take the SustainaVille survey
• The deadline to receive a HeatSmart/CoolSmart discount on air source heat pumps has been extended to February 15. Continue reading SustainaVille News
We’re preparing for an odd winter this year, but hopefully not in a record breaking amount of snow kind of way. This winter season begins in an odd year (2017), so during any possible snow emergencies vehicles need to be parked on the odd side of the street (unless nearby street signage says otherwise). Continue reading Get Ready for an Odd Winter in Somerville
Somerville is getting three new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Charging points in Teele Square and East Somerville (across from the Mount Vernon Restaurant) were installed in November, and another station in Magoun Square is coming in the next few weeks. Continue reading New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Somerville
The City of Somerville and Cambridge Health Alliance have released a wide-ranging 175-page report on the health and wellbeing of Somerville residents that will kick off a public process to develop a long-range Community Health Improvement Plan as noted by the Mayor in this week’s Somerville Times. Continue reading Somerville Releases Comprehensive ‘Wellbeing’ Report
You’re probably more interested in zoning than you think. Do you want to be able to easily make basic home modifications? Do you want to make sure a noisy factory doesn’t move into your residential neighborhood? Do you want our zoning to support the creation of affordable housing, open space, or arts and maker spaces? If so, then you care about zoning.
Continue reading Somerville-Come Chat About Zoning
In November the MBTA awarded a contract to GLX Constructors, a joint-venture of several companies, to build the bulk of the Green Line Extension. The $1.08 billion winning bid is under the $1.3 billion budget set by the MBTA, according to the Boston Globe. Continue reading Somerville-Green Line Update
Upcoming Holiday Fun
Save the dates! Celebrate the holiday season in Somerville with these fun events:
• Thurs., Dec. 7: Join us on the City Hall concourse starting at 5:30 p.m., for the annual Christmas tree lighting. Afterwards head over to the Somerville High School atrium for refreshments and a visit with Santa. Continue reading Upcoming Holiday Fun in Somerville
Union Square Main Streets, in partnership with local businesses, will bring you the 3rd Annual Holiday Stroll on Saturday, December 9 from 11am-5pm. Participants are invited to kick off the holiday season with a stroll through the Square with many exciting activities to explore!
Continue reading Somerville Fun and Shopping at the Union Square Holiday Stroll
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, December 01, the 335th day of 2017 with 30 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:53 and sunset is @ 4:12. 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: 1835 – Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales.
1909 – The Pennsylvania Trust Company, of Carlisle, PA, became the first bank in the in the U.S. to offer a Christmas Club account.
1913 – Ford Motor Co. began using a new movable assembly line that ushered in the era of mass production. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer