Suspect in Shawn Clark murder
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and law enforcement authorities are requesting assistance from the public on the anniversary date of the murder of a store owner in Malden on January 29, 2013. Continue reading Seeking Public’s Help on the Anniversary of the Murder of Shawn Clark
By William Tauro
The firehouse that’s located at 265 Highland Avenue in Somerville, better known as the home to Engine 7 and Somerville District Chief has been deemed temporarily condemned and currently does not house any fire engines.
Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line: Vital Somerville Firehouse Condemned Places City Residents in Potential Danger
Ballot measure would give voters a say in an additional source of transportation and education funding
SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville along with the cities of Lawrence, Lynn, Medford, New Bedford, and Northampton filed an amicus brief Monday, January 22, in support of allowing the proposed “Fair Share Amendment” to appear on the 2018 ballot. Also referred to as the “millionaire tax,” the proposed amendment to the State Constitution would add a 4 percent surtax on income over $1 million. Funding from the surtax would be slated for transportation and education.
Continue reading SOMERVILLE AND FIVE OTHER CITIES FILE AMICUS BRIEF ON TAX BALLOT MEASURE
Working group will review effects of changes to parking Central Hill Campus as a result of construction on the new Somerville High School
SOMERVILLE – Site preparation is underway for construction on the new Somerville High School project, which has resulted in a reduction in parking on the Central Hill Campus (which includes City Hall, Somerville High School, and the Somerville Public Library) and the need for increased staff parking the surrounding public streets. The City is seeking residents impacted by the changes in parking to serve on the Central Hill Campus Parking Working Group. Continue reading SOMERVILLE SEEKING RESIDENTS TO SERVE ON CENTRAL HILL CAMPUS PARKING WORKING GROUP
Employee-Directed Mini-Grant Program Has Awarded $5.2 Million to Non-Profits in New England Since 2002
Wellesley, MA – Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has announced that three Somerville non-profit organizations were awarded a total of $1,550 from the Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. The organizations receiving funds are:
Continue reading Three Non-Profit Organizations in Somerville Receive $1,550 in Community Spirit Grants from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation
With site preparation for construction on the new Somerville High School building project underway, gradual changes to parking options on the Central Hill Campus (which includes City Hall, Somerville High School, and the Somerville Public Library) and the surrounding public streets have begun.
Continue reading Quarterly Public Meetings to be Held to Discuss Updates to Gradual Parking Changes on Central Hill Campus
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, January 26, the 26th day of 2018 with 339 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:04 and sunset is @ 4:48. 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: 1500 – Vicente Yáñez Pinzón discovered Brazil. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Above photo by Lawrence Capriotti
Boston. It’s where revolutions begin. And where history is still being made. Welcome to Wynn Boston Harbor, America’s first five-star urban gaming resort that’s scheduled to open in 2019.
Continue reading Get Your Nickles and Dimes Ready WYNN is Getting Closer to Opening Day
Over the next few weeks Somerville residents will be receiving the 2018 Annual City Census in the mail and we urge everyone to fill out and return theirs. High census participation provides an accurate population count and helps the City plan municipal services and adapt as the population changes. The Elections Department also uses the census to help keep voting rolls up to date. Continue reading Residents Encouraged to Return Completed 2018 Census Form
Photos by Rand Wilson
Over 130 members of Our Revolution Somerville (ORS) gathered last Sunday , Jan. 21 for its first citywide meeting of the new year. The meeting had two major goals: setting priorities for 2018 and electing a steering committee. Continue reading Our Revolution Somerville elects new Steering Committee, sets priorities for 2018