Mass State Treasurer Deb Goldberg Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

By William Tauro

Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg posted “I want to thank everyone who helped kick off my re-election campaign!” “I am so grateful that after a full day of chemo my Mom was determined to be there AND WAS!!! And Mr. Speaker – you were amazing!” “Then everyone must agree this little guy, Nolan, wins cutest supporter award! No competition there!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!! Hugs!”

We here at The Somerville News Weekly feel that Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg is doing an awesome job and that she really cares about the concerns of the people.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, February 28, the 59th day of 2018 with 306 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:21 and sunset is @ 5:31. 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: 1827 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first railroad incorporated for commercial transportation of people and freight. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Speakup Line: Parent Outraged School Doors Not Supervised in Somerville HighSchool

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

Hey Billy, how do I go about getting something posted in the News Weekly on FB? Is it through the Speak Out?

I’m outraged that my daughter went back to the high school yesterday after February break and they STILL don’t have anyone supervising the multiple doors getting into the school.

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Union members in Somerville protest efforts by CEOs, billionaires to use the Supreme Court to further rig the system against working people

 

Workers at #WeRise action pledge to stick together, demand that leaders fight to help more working people join together in unions

Somerville, MA — As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the case of Janus vs. AFSCME, about 75 union members and their supporters gathered at Somerville City Hall to say that regardless of any Supreme Court decision they will remain united because Somerville’s workers need good, union jobs more than ever.

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THE SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY’S SPECIAL PERSONS OF THE WEEK “THE HARD WORKING MEN AND WOMEN OF THE SOMERVILLE DPW AND THEIR CONTRACTORS

This week’s “Special Persons of the Week” honors go out to the hard working men and women of the Somerville Department of Public Works and their contractors for an outstanding job battling the number of so many frequent snow storms of past winters.

These hard working individuals put up with a tremendous amount of abuse and neglect being taken for granted from the administration without contracts nor pay raises for quite some time now, but they just keep on ticking keeping the city moving and its citizens safe.

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Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 43 – Report No. 8 February 19-23, 2018

By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week.

Debate on gun laws intensifies across America following the death of 14 students and three teachers in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. One of the proposals that is being discussed is a ban on bump stocks on a state and/or national level.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Shawn SMITH (PWID B) Drugs

“Report entered by SPD Records Personnel based upon report by SHA (LC)”

While on routine patrol of the Mystic River housing development. I, SHA Investigator Sean Browne observed a dark colored sedan style motor vehicle run through an affixed clearly posted stop sign without stopping at the intersection of Memorial Road and Memorial Road.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Shiquena JOSEPH, Ashley STELLA, Rakee RITNERGILL (Sexual Conduct for a Fee)

The following is a brief summary of the Incident. It does not contain every minute detail of the incident/arrest. O the above date and time, as a member of the S.P.D. Narcotics/Vice Unit, working in an undercover capacity, I assisted a Joint Task Force of the F.B.I. Human Trafficking Unit in an undercover sting operation. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Shiquena JOSEPH, Ashley STELLA, Rakee RITNERGILL (Sexual Conduct for a Fee)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Andrew PALIOTTO (Disorderly)on Washington Street

On 02/24/18, I, Officer Christopher Collette was assigned to Somerville marked unit East One. At approximately 22:18 hours I was dispatched to xx Washington St. for a Psych Emergency. A male had requested a check condition on his thirty three year old son. Officer Pavao was dispatched as well. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Andrew PALIOTTO (Disorderly)on Washington Street

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Matthew BOUDREAU (Shoplifting) & Warrant on Middlesex Ave

On 02/24/18, I, Officer Christopher Collette was assigned to Somerville marked unit East One. At approximately 15:57 hours, I was dispatched to the XXXX, at 1XX Middlesex Ave. for a male shoplifter. Officer Moreira in East Four responded as well. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Matthew BOUDREAU (Shoplifting) & Warrant on Middlesex Ave

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Michael ZAMPITELLA (Shoplifting, VCO Poss DW)

On 2/20/2018, while assigned to marked unit West-6, I was dispatched to XXXX on Elm Street for reports of a shoplifter still inside the store. West-5 (Officer Walter Collette) was dispatched as backup. Upon my arrival, I was met by the reporting party, Ms. XXXX. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Michael ZAMPITELLA (Shoplifting, VCO Poss DW)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Richard WHEELER (ADW, Disorderly)on McGrath Highway

The following is a summary of the details related to this incident.

On February 20, 2018 at approximately 20:11 hours, while assigned as marked unit East-2, I was dispatched to XXXX’s located at XX McGrath Highway for a report of a dispute between two patrons. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Richard WHEELER (ADW, Disorderly)on McGrath Highway

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Tyreek RODRIGUEZ SMITH (Threat to Commit Crime) Somerville School Shooting Threat “I wanna shoot up a school that shit would be fun, just shooting a whole bunch of people who think the matter in the head“

I, Officer Roger Desrochers, report the following summary of events based on direct interview with the persons named.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, I, Officer Desrochers, was in full-uniform and assigned to the station as Station Man 1 for the Somerville Police Department, when I received some information from a Juvenile known to me about a Facebook Post from a male that goes by XXXX and was identified as Tyreek Smith.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Luis LIZARDO (Armed Robbery) at the Capuano School Robbed at Knife Point

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, while on full uniform patrol in marked unit 781, I(Officer Patrick Canty) was dispatched to The Capuano School for a report that two juvenile victims had been robbed at knife point. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Luis LIZARDO (Armed Robbery) at the Capuano School Robbed at Knife Point

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jonathan KITCHEN (Shoplifting)

On Thursday February 15 2018, I was assigned to marked unit east 2. At approximately 21:50 I, along with officer Canty in marked cruiser east 1, was dispatched to 1x McGrath Hwy, for a report of a shoplifter inside the store. While in route, dispatch stated that the suspect had exited the store and had entered a liquor store, XXXX. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jonathan KITCHEN (Shoplifting)

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 Bobby Travers, Joe Voutour, Dana Iacopucci, Sean Fitzgerald, Marilyn Lillis, Stan Dobrowolski, Ed Griffin, Adam Canavan, Michael Stamatakis, Jamie Love, Mark Santoro Jr, Terri Medeiros, Anthony Mahoney, Tea Desmond, Happy 88th Birthday to James Fitzgerald and Happy 25th Birthday to Paul Mitrano

Sent in by our readers!

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