Public Hearing on Proposed Transfer Fee Home Rule Petition to be Held ‪Wednesday, April 4‬  

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.

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Naveo Credit Union launches book drive during the month of April to benefit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and local non-profits.

 

(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.

Patriot’s Day Ceremonies ‪on April 16‬, to Commemorate Paul Revere’s Ride

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

Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Updates & Information

UPCOMING EVENTS.

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.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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

Tipped Workers, Industry Advocates Shed Light on Harassment & Assault In Restaurant Industry

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

A Message From Katherine Cremin: There Will Be Justice For Deanna Cremin, I Promise!

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.

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Applications for Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program Available ‪April 2‬

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

REMINDER: Street Sweeping Resumes April 1 in Somerville; Street Sweeping Alerts Available

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.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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

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

By William Tauro

wolf in sheep’s clothing is an idiom of Biblical origin used to describe those playing a role contrary to their real character with whom contact is dangerous, particularly false teachers.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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 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

Somerville Speakup Line:Letter Sent to BOA In Opposition of Transfer Fee Tax

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.

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