Conway Field & Playground Meeting ‪Thursday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. ‬ Public Safety Building Meeting Room, ‪220 Washington St.‬

A public information session regarding the temporary closure of Conway field and playground will be held on Thursday, March 29, at the Public Safety Building (Police Headquarters) on 220 Washington St. The consultants in charge of soil testing and City staff will be on hand to discuss the testing results and next steps as well as to answer questions. Continue reading Conway Field & Playground Meeting ‪Thursday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. ‬ Public Safety Building Meeting Room, ‪220 Washington St.‬

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jose ALVARADO-ARIAS (Unlicensed Op of MV)

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

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, I, Officer David Ruf, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser East-4, for the Somerville Police Department. While conducting proactive patrols in my area, I encountered a male, later identified as Jose Alvarado-Arias, operating two different motor vehicles while unlicensed.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Joanir DEOLIVEIRA (B&E, Trespass)

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

This is a summary of facts for JP18016842

Charges: MGL. c. 266 s. 18 -BREAK AND ENTER DAY TIME

on 3/21/2018 did in the day time break and enter a building, ship, motor vehicle or vessel, the property of SOMERVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY/BATISTE

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, March 26, the 85th day of 2018 with 280 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:37 and sunset is @ 7:02. 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: 1026 – Conrad II was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope John XIX. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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 Paula Vancini, Ted Woo, Vinícius Braga, Hago Jack Grigorian, Jimmy Halloran, James Norton, Mary C. Alcaro, Matthew Capobianco, John K Gibbons, Andrea Gregory, Jorge Chaves, Patti Moschella Kalicki, Stephen O’Donnell, Scott Delp, Lisa Chiapperini, Betsy Gypsy Lister, Karen Allan, Happy 13th Birthday to Savannah Brosnahan, Happy 87th Birthday to Carol Goldberg and Happy 90th Birthday to Rita Murphy

Sent in by our readers!

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Somerville BOA Now Interviewing New Police Cadets and Asking Questions, But Not Enough

By William Tauro

Its nice to see the new Somerville Board of Aldermen (BOA) interviewing new Somerville Police Department cadets before they go through extensive training at the police academy especially after the police department had already conducted the same type of extensive investigation interviews on them already.

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SHS High School Tour 2018 Through the Eyes of Harry Agritha

By Harry Agritha

It was fun touring SHS with a great group of people many whom I graduated with in 1978. I made many new friends today and never expected to run into so many awesome people. Somerville Pride at its best!

The first section comes down next June with partial occupancy of the new building in 2020 and completion by 2021.

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Somerville Speakup Line: To All Struggling Local Homeowners of Somerville— Say NO to the Transfer Tax and Right-of-First-Refusal 

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

Somerville Home Owners,

I urge you to write to your representatives today in an effort to not let either of these bills pass— Tranfer Tax and Right-of-first-refusal are wrong and will hurt our community.

Mark Niedergang has really crossed the line, in my opinion and so has Lance Davis. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: To All Struggling Local Homeowners of Somerville— Say NO to the Transfer Tax and Right-of-First-Refusal