Members of the public are invited to attend a public hearing hosted by the Board of Aldermen to discuss the proposed transfer fee home rule petition. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m., at Somerville City Hall on the 2nd Floor in the Aldermanic Chambers.
Continue reading Public Hearing on Proposed Transfer Fee Home Rule Petition to be Held Wednesday, April 4
(Somerville, MA) In honor of Children’s Book Month, Naveo Credit Union is launching a book drive during the month of April at both its branches to benefit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, based in Lynn, MA. Continue reading Naveo Credit Union launches book drive during the month of April to benefit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and local non-profits.
RESPONDing to Domestic Violence Gala
Room Block at Boston Park Plaza
Continue reading RESPOND Gala – Room Rate at Park Plaza expires 4/6
Annual celebration of the historic event to include colonial games, refreshments, visit by “Paul Revere” on horseback.
SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 1 Alderman Matt McLaughlin, and the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission invite all residents and community members to the City’s annual Patriot’s Day celebration, to be held at Foss Park on Mon., April 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Co-sponsored by the Preservation Commission, Continue reading Patriot’s Day Ceremonies on April 16, to Commemorate Paul Revere’s Ride
Diabetic Shoe Clinic – Monday, April 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at our Holland Street Center. Did you know that you may be eligible for a new pair of diabetic shoes? Must have appointment. If you require additional information, have any questions or want to reserve your spot please contact Natasha at 617-625-6600, ext. 2317.
Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Updates & Information
By Bob Katzen
Senate 34-0, approved a bill funding many programs to construct, preserve and rehabilitate affordable housing in the Bay State. The package is a bond bill under which the funding would be borrowed by the state through the sale of bonds.
Continue reading SENATE APPROVES $1.8 BILLION HOUSING PACKAGE
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of March 26-30. There were no roll calls in the House last week.
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 43 – Report No. 13 March 26-30, 2018
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, March 31, the 90th day of 2018 with 275 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:28 and sunset is @ 7:07. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1492 – King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain issued the Alhambra edict expelling Jews who were unwilling to convert to Christianity. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Senator Patricia Jehlen, Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, and the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) Boston hosted a briefing at the State House yesterday calling for One Fair Wage in Massachusetts. The event, titled “#MeToo in the Restaurant Industry,” Continue reading Tipped Workers, Industry Advocates Shed Light on Harassment & Assault In Restaurant Industry
By Katherine Cremin
On this day. The heartbreak is beyond words. I had an appointment today which took me to the MBTA for transportation. I vividly recalled this day 23 years ago when I was taking the train home from work not knowing what to expect when I got there but scared out of my wits.
Continue reading A Message From Katherine Cremin: There Will Be Justice For Deanna Cremin, I Promise!
Program open to Somerville youth ages 16 and older. Employment opportunities available in City departments and with local business partners.
SOMERVILLE – Attention Somerville Youth! The Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program will be accepting applications for summer 2018 starting Monday, April 2. Continue reading Applications for Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program Available April 2
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Shirley L. (Ashley) Perreault on her passing.
Shirley L. (Ashley) Perreault was a wonderful lady and she will be sadly missed here in Somerville by the many of us who remember her.
Continue reading Somerville Remembering Shirley Perreault | 1934 – 2018 |
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Traffic and Parking Department remind all residents that regular street sweeping schedules officially resume Sunday, April 1, and continue through Dec. 31, 2018. Because street sweeping takes place only on weekdays, this means the first day of sweeping this season will take place on Monday, April 2.
Continue reading REMINDER: Street Sweeping Resumes April 1 in Somerville; Street Sweeping Alerts Available
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, March 30, the 89th day of 2018 with 276 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:30 and sunset is @ 7:06. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1533 – Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Please join us Saturday, April 7th, 5pm at the Veterans Memorial Rink for the annual Guns and Hoses game. All proceeds to benefit Somerville Youth Hockey.
Continue reading Somerville Guns & Hoses Hockey Game Sat 4/7 at 5 pm
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, March 29, the 88th day of 2018 with 277 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:32 and sunset is @ 7:05. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1461 – Edward IV secured his claim to the English thrown by defeating Henry VI’s Lancastrians at the battle of Towdon. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
By William Tauro
Thank you!….. to Dr. Mouhab Z. Rizkallah for heroically exposing a deceptive new city ordinance. We should all be grateful to him for identifying a dangerous “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” which is an idiom of Biblical origin used to describe those playing a role contrary to their real character.
So please read this letter below by Dr. Mouhab Z. Rizkallah and try to really comprehend the importance of this and the major blindsiding that is taking place here in Somerville concerning your properties that are over a certain age that may become unknowingly deemed HISTORICAL” forever by our Board of Aldermen.
Continue reading A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing:Don’t Be Fooled and Let Somerville Properties Fall Under New Disguised Demolition Review Ordinance aka Historic Ordinance Overhaul
Dear Billy T and Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line,
Before I list my reasons for voting NO on the transfer tax, I would like to point out an undercurrent which is reshaping our city into something many of us don’t want and never asked for—
Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line: Why I believe the transfer tax is a mistake —
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, March 28, the 87th day of 2018 with 278 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:34 and sunset is @ 7:04. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1774 – Britain passed the Coercive Act against Massachusetts.
1797 – Nathaniel Briggs patented a washing machine. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, March 27, the 86th day of 2018 with 279 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:35 and sunset is @ 7:03. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1794 – The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line:
Here is the email I sent to the Aldermen yesterday.
Dear Board of Aldermen,
This transfer fee is nothing more than a socialist extortion and should not pass in any form. If the “People’s Republic of Cambridge” stopped it so will we.
Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Letter Sent to BOA In Opposition of Transfer Fee Tax
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