As we say goodbye to January today, we also want to mention this month’s retirees from the SPD. We want to thank, Captain Michael S. Cabral, Sergeant Martha Costa, and 911-Dispatcher Maureen Lewon for your years of contribution and dedication to the SPD. Congratulations, enjoy your retirement! #Retired #SPDRetirees #Retired2018
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, January 31, the 31st day of 2018 with 334 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:59 and sunset is @ 4:59. The The Full “Blue Moon” is exact @ 8:27 AM EST. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1606 – Guy Fawkes was executed after being convicted for his role in the “Gunpowder Plot” against the English Parliament and King James I. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
A heavy duty [but sleek] interior cab design on Somerville, Massachusetts newest fire engine being built at C&S Specialty. Continue reading Somerville’s Sleek New Heavy Duty Fire Engine
Community organizing for sound barriers along I93. We have the will, now we must work together to find a way.
Continue reading Somerville Ward 1 Alderman/ VP of the Board Matthew McLaughlin on RT 93 Sound Barriers
By William Tauro
Since the arrest of the mayor’s drug infested cousin in Wakefield this past Sunday night, new discoveries and valuable information have been pouring into the newsroom.
Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Who Called Corrupt Captain Coverup To Hide The Police Evidence Again?
FYI- Residents of the Springhill area: future plans for 125 Lowell Street!
Meeting to be held on Monday February 12, 2018 at 6:30, location VNA Building- 259 Lowell Street.
Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: Neighborhood/Developer Meeting of the Former Somerville Hospital School of Nursing
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, January 30, the 30th day of 2018 with 335 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:00 and sunset is @ 4:53. 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: 1649 – England’s King Charles I was beheaded. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Click on link below to read:January 30th, 2018 The Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online January 30th, 2018 The Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online
Planning Division Announcement:
“The Planning department is offering to meet with local neighborhood
groups to let them know about the Proposed Zoning Code  and to answer
any questions. They asked the Aldermen to forward their offer along to
any community groups they were aware of.
Continue reading Planning Division Annoucement – Proposed Zoning Overhaul
On January 28, 2018, at 12:09 hours, I received a phone call from XXXX Loss Prevention Officer, XXXX, who told me a male party had just stolen multiple pairs of sunglasses. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Darryll LYDON (Larceny Over, Trespass, VDO DW)
On January 27, 2018, I (Officer Joseph Moreira) was in full uniform operating marked cruiser 782. At 10:59 A.M., I was dispatched to 4xx Somerville Ave. XXXXX, for a report of a shoplifter. Officer Matt Khoury was also dispatched as backup. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Romel ABRAHAM (Shoplifting)
On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform, while assigned to marked cruiser East-1 during the 8am-4pm shift. The following report is a summary of the events that I witnessed, as they pertain to incident #18004455: Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Christopher CARREIRO (B&E Person in Fear, Larceny from Building, etc.)
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute hosted the Massachusetts We the People Competition with the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education
BOSTON – On Saturday, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute hosted the annual We the People competition, the culmination of a nationally acclaimed curriculum-based civic education program that helps students understand the history, philosophies, and evolution of constitutional government. The program was organized locally by the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education (MACCE), a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting civic education in our schools and communities. Continue reading STUDENTS ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS CONVENE FOR CIVIC LEARNING COMPETITION
By William Tauro
Retired Somerville Police Officer Alexandro Capobianco was arrested Sunday evening for alleged possession of Crystal Meth Drug Charges.
Continue reading Somerville Mayor’s Retired Somerville Police Officer Cousin Arrested on Alleged Crystal Meth Drug Charges
Please join us at Daddy Jones on Thursday for Business After Hours
Business After Hours at Daddy Jones
525 Medford Street, Magoun Square
5-7 PM, Thursday, February 1, 2018
No cover. Free appetizers, excellent networking, business card drawing & cash bar.
Sponsored by aMorton Design
Hosted by Dana Iacopucci of Cubby Oil & Energy.
Continue reading Please Join Somerville Chamber of Commerce at Daddy Jones on Thursday for Business After Hours
Somerville Police Department detectives are working to identify the pictured individual in relation to an unarmed bank robbery that occurred January 25, 2018. The suspect passed a note to the bank teller, collected the money and fled the bank. Continue reading Somerville Police Seeking Public’s Help In Identifying Individual
Turn your favorite photos into “Somerville News Weekly Magic Moments!”
Sent in by our readers!
Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Magic Moments Series
Please join the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, Ward 2 Alderman JT Scott, and Alderman at Large Stephanie Hirsch for a community meeting on Monday, February 12, to discuss upcoming renovations to the Allen Street Playground. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Community Room at the Public Safety Building at 220 Washington St. For more information or with any questions about the project, please contact Arn Franzen at AFranzen@somervillema.gov.
Continue reading Allen Street Playground Community Meeting February 12, 2018
A National Paid Family and Medical Leave Plan Could Reduce by 86 Percent* the Number of Massachusetts Families Facing Economic Insecurity When They Need Time to Care
An analysis of demographic data in Massachusetts released today reveals the significant and growing need for a national paid family and medical leave plan that covers all working people in the state for the full range of serious caregiving and medical reasons. The release kicks off a series of nationwide activities marking next Monday’s 25th anniversary of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides unpaid leave. Continue reading Massachusetts Analysis Shows the State’s Workers and Families Urgently Need a National Paid Leave Program
Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Dennis Sinclair, Mike Cabral, Mike Bussey, Adamandia Tsardounis, Lauren Leccese, Manny Almas, Michael Kennelly, Maria Nella Nunes, Wanda Keenan, Michael Joaquim, Patricia Roffi Lima, Don Miele, Christopher Desrochers, Jeremy Gross, Avram Goldberg, Kelley Arbeene, Alan Bishop, Meredith Lerner Moghimi, Donna Marie Albertelli Collins, Jim Salerno, Henry Marcucella III, Happy Birthday to Jordan Cottier,Happy 12th Birthday to Jalessa Celli, Happy 13th Birthday to Matthew DiDomenico
Sent in by our readers!
Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week
Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
I need this put out for Clarendon:
It is our jobs as humans, to take care of each other, to take care of our families, ourselves, and to take care of our communities. It is our job to protect ourselves from losing control of our cities, and keep watch on them. It is our job to make them better, but also to fight against those who threaten to take our community values away from us.
Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: Clarendon Hill’s Future
Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week: Mike Cabral
Mike Cabral fulfilled his dream and became a Somerville Police Officer in 1987. During his career he rose through the SPD as a Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Chief and acting Chief in 2010.
Continue reading SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY’S SPECIAL PERSON OF THE WEEK:MIKE CABRAL
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, January 29, the 29th day of 2018 with 336 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:01 and sunset is @ 4:52. 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: 1728 – John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera was first performed at Lincoln’s Inn Fields Theatre, London.
1802 – John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
There are many important upcoming meetings which I’d like to highlight in this posting. Note “community meetings” (don’t appear on the city website), so I try to include those I believe are of interest to constituents based on their input. You’ll find many in this posting, however not all.
Continue reading Katjana Ballantyne Alderman Ward 7, Somerville President, Board of Aldermen:Important Upcoming Meetings