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 Brian Gay, Jonathan James Jolicoeur, Christine A Resmini, Ana Zappala, Stephen Burgess, Joe Rainone, Bill Donnellan, Dorothy Galvin Larffarello, Shelly Foster, Michael Mulcahy, Shellby Sinclair, Teresa Lott-McCollem, Matt Dadog, Judy Baldasaro, Connie Trifone Muolo, Jennifer Howell, Kathleen Patricia Sarver-Glejzer, Mark Lawhorne, Debi Lydon Mitrano, Donald Coutoumas and Happy 9th Birthday to Nickolas Hickey!

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MARCH MAPLE MADNESS

By Bob Katzen

The Senate approved a House-approved bill designating March as Massachusetts Maple Month in recognition of the vital role maple sugaring plays in the agriculture industry, our culture, heritage and economy. The measure “commends the maple syrup producers that create a natural native sweetener and a versatile ingredient that adds unique flavor enhancing qualities to many dishes.”

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CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSION (CCC) VOTES TO DELAY MARIJUANA DELIVERY AND POT CAFES

By Bob Katzen

While retail marijuana stores are scheduled to open in July, the CCC last week voted 4-1 to delay the granting of licenses to companies that plan to provide home delivery of marijuana and to open pot cafés where people could smoke marijuana socially. The commission now has until October 31 to gather information on these services and until March 1, 2019 to adopt regulations and begin licensing them.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, March 04, the 63rd day of 2018 with 302 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:15 and sunset is @ 5:36. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1634 – Samuel Cole opened the first tavern in Boston, MA.

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