Scott Foster, the son of Herb and Diane Foster was born in 1971 He was the first person born in Massachusetts to be diagnosed with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) by the state’s newborn screening program a href=”#”link/a.
Continue reading 2018 Million Dollar Bike Ride For MSUD Remembering Scott Foster
WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan today has filed an amicus letter with the Supreme Judicial Court urging the court to reserve and report the petition, SJ-2018-0119, A Petition for Writ of Protection Pursuant to G.L. c. 211, § 3, urging the Supreme Judicial Court to preserve the right of all persons to access the courts of this Commonwealth without fear of civil arrest by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on unrelated civil immigration matters.
Continue reading District Attorney Marian Ryan Urges SJC to Preserve the Right of All Persons to Access the Courts Without Fear of Civil Arrest by ICE
On April 8, 2018 at approx 3:14 pm, while in marked unit E4 and in full uniform, I was dispatched to xx Wheatland Street for a motor vehicle break in progress and that the suspect was being detained. Also dispatched was Car E1, Officer Alex Lorenti. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Keith FRANCEY (B&E Mis, Mal Defacement Prop)
Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Riane Scirocco, Carol Foley, Steve Mac, Gary J. Forestier, Marty Walsh, John Oconnor, Courtney Hamel, Laila F. Ratla, Joseph Jeffres, Kevin Kaufman, Diane LeBlanc, Mike Sorrentino, Edward Abate, Maria Tamagna, Leah Trasher, Larry Rogers, Paul Anderson, Kathy Webber, Rob Dellanno and and Happy 1st Birthday to little Sophia!
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Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week
By William Tauro
Two Somerville sisters, Judy and Nancy Medeiros, who are two of the hearts and souls of the organization, “Somerville Overcoming Addiction” who have be icons in the City of Somerville, looking out for our citizen’s and their children’s health and well being for years.
Continue reading SPECIAL PERSONS OF THE WEEK JUDY AND NANCY MEDEIROS
The Board of Alderman Legislative Matters Transfer Tax meeting will be held tonight April 9 th. @ 6:00 P.M. in City Hall. Continue reading Board of Alderman Legislative Matters Transfer Tax Meeting Tonight
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, April 09, the 99th day of 2018 with 266 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:13 and sunset is @ 7:17. 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: 0193 – In the Balkans, the distinguished soldier Septimius Seversus was proclaimed emperor by the army in Illyricum. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Our condolences go out to friends and family of John Kreimeyer on his passing this past week. Continue reading Somerville Remembering John Kreimeyer
Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
Here are some questions for Mark Niedergang, Ward 5 Alderman, Somerville by Bruce B.Cohen
How many jobs have you created in Ward 5 since you have been elected to office.
Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: Some Questions for Mark Niedergang, Ward 5 Alderman, Somerville by Bruce B.Cohen
Judy Locchi Jacobs says:
Why did the junior high schools in Somerville close? Was it because the buildings were in bad repair?
They were left in disrepair so they could be sold off to developers— also we now have more childless couples and single transients who dominate the population of our city.
Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Top Comments of the Week
By Bob Katzen
Senate 14-22, rejected an amendment requiring that 50 percent of the estimated $34.5 million in additional state revenue generated from the short-term rental tax go to the state’s General Fund, 25 percent to education aid for cities and towns and 25 percent in unrestricted local aid to cities and towns.
Continue reading SENATE REJECTS MORE LOCAL AID FOR CITIES AND TOWNS
By Bob Katzen
Senate 31-6, approved a bill that extends the state’s current 5.7 percent hotel and motel tax and the local option room occupancy tax to short-term rentals offered by Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO while leaving the regulation of these rentals including registration, licensing and inspections up to local cities and towns.
Continue reading SENATE APPROVES TO TAX SHORT-TERM RENTALS
By Bob Katzen
House 145-0, approved and sent to the Senate a bill authorizing $200 million in one-time funding for the maintenance and repair of local roads and bridges in cities and towns across the state. The package is a bond bill under which the funding would be borrowed by the state through the sale of bonds.
Continue reading HOUSE APPROVES $200 MILLION FOR LOCAL ROADS AND BRIDGES