Katjana Ballantyne President, Board of Aldermen Alderman Ward 7,Somerville :Right of Way (ROW) Construction Wpdate Week of ‪7 May 2018‬

Here is the ROW for next week from the Somerville Director of

Engineering. —

Welcome back to your weekly Right-of-Way construction update email.

Attached you will find contractor’s reports of planned construction

activities for the week of 7 May 2018 and a reference map illustrating

impacted areas. Major activities include:

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REP. BARBER VOTES FOR FY19 HOUSE BUDGET

House budget package increases women’s commission funding, upholds MassHealth coverage

State Representative Christine P. Barber of Somerville and Medford joined her House colleagues in voting last week to pass a $41.1 billion fiscal year 2019 budget package that includes critical investments in important programs and services across the Commonwealth.

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SENATE SETS REGULATIONS TO REMOVE POLICE CARS DECALS AT AUCTION

By Bob Katzen

The House gave initial approval to a bill that hikes from $10 to $500 the minimum fine imposed on anyone who sells a police car to an individual without first removing all words and insignias that relate to police cars and then painting the exterior with one solid color. The bill would also raise the fine to $1,000 for second and subsequent offenses.

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HOUSE APPROVES NO ROBOCALLS BILL TO CELL PHONES

By Bob Katzen

The House gave initial approval to a bill that would prohibit robocalls to cell phones and other mobile electronic devices. The measure exempts messages from school districts to students, parents or employees; from companies advising employees of work schedules; from correctional facilities advising victims of the release of an offender; from municipalities and state government; from public utilities; and from persons concerning the care, services or supplies related to the health of an individual.

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By Bob Katzen

The senate 37-0, approved an amendment to a current law that allows veterans to do volunteer work in their city or town and get up to a $1,000 property tax reduction in exchange. Local cities and towns are not required to offer the volunteer program and the decision whether to opt in is up to each individual city or town.

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FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT STAN ROSENBERG RESIGNS

By Bob Katzen

RESIGNS – Former Senate President Stan Rosenberg of Amherst resigned from the Senate last week following the release of a report by the Ethics Committee that found Rosenberg violated the Senate’s IT policy by sharing his confidential computer password which gave his husband Byron Hefner, unfettered access to Rosenberg’s Senate e-mail account. The report also found that Hefner had abused that access and sent messages under Rosenberg’s name.

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City’s SomerStreets Program Returns for 2018

Kick off the summer with Carnaval along East Broadway.

SomerStreets promotes active living & reconnecting with city neighborhoods.

 

SOMERVILLE – SomerStreets: Carnaval returns for the ninth year of shaking up East Somerville! SomerStreets will kick off the 2018 season on Sunday, June 3, from 2 to 6 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, June 10th).

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, May 06, the 126th day of 2018 with 239 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:32 and sunset is @ 7:48. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

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Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line/Letter to the Editor:Missing Letter of Proof on Transfer Tax

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line/Letter to the Editor

What happened to Carol Rego’s Letter to the Somerville Patch?

Is it because of who she addressed in the letter? Is that why it was removed?

Did someone from the administration advise her to take it down or possibly a call from the developer named at the bottom— who’s client list includes surrounding colleges who are vested in our real estate?

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