Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Joseph SHAHBAZIAN (A&B DW, Threat to Commit Crime)

The following is a brief summary pertaining to Incident 18030106:

On Monday, May 21, 2018, I was working a paid road detail for xxxxxx Construction Company on Cedar Street.  At approximately 12:10 P.M. I was being flagged down by several workers for xxxxx and an unknown female at the corner of Cedar Street and Cedar Avenue. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Joseph SHAHBAZIAN (A&B DW, Threat to Commit Crime)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Ailton ORNELAS (B&E, Poss B) & SPD Warrant

On 5/26/2018, I, Officer Steven Scrugli and Officer Joseph Rivera, which were assigned to patrol East-1 responded with Officer Patrick Canty East-4 to xx Sydney Street for a report of a breaking and entering. The reporting person stated that a man entered a building that is under construction through the left rear side door.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Dijon SACKIE (RS MV, Unlicensed Op MV) & Warrant

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 11:28 A.M., while travelling West on Broadway, I randomly queried the license plate of the vehicle directly in front of my cruiser (RI registration xxxx). The results showed that the vehicle was stolen out of Providence RI  ORI/RI0040900.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Brian SWANSON & John POLITO (Shoplifting)

On 05/28/2018, I, Officer Steven Scrugli and Officer Shaun Clark assigned to patrol unit East-4 responded to Home Depot 75 Mystic Ave. for a report of shoplifting and return fraud by a suspect known to Home Depot loss prevention. Also responding were Officer Patrick Canty and Officer Ariel Collazo.

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APPROVAL BILL PASSED TO APPEAL PARKING TICKET FOR “ILLEGALLY” PARKING IN A HANDICAPPED SPACE

By Bob Katzen

The House gave initial approval to a bill that allows people who legally utilize a handicap placard or license plate to challenge, without a fee, a finding that he or she parked illegally in a handicap space. Current law requires the payment of a fee to have the matter heard by the city or town’s parking clerk.

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BEACON HILL APPROVES BILL TO MAKE CHANGES TO HISTORY AND CIVICS IN SCHOOLS

By Bob Katzen

The House 151-0, approved a bill that makes changes in the current law that all public schools must provide instruction in American history and civics. Current law requires that the instruction include the Constitution of the United States, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights; the state Constitution and local history and government; a program on the correct use and display of the U.S. flag; and the importance of participation in the electoral process

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HOUSE APPROVES LOCAL OPTION FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD CAN BAN TOGETHER AND FORM A DISTRICT WITH TAXING POWER

By Bob Katzen

The House 149-2, approved and sent to the Senate a local option bill allowing a city or town to authorize the creation of community benefit districts which would permit owners of contiguous property in a city or town to form a district and impose taxes to pay for additional services, improvements, events and other projects and activities within the district. The districts would be operated by a nonprofit board.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, June 02, the 153rd day of 2018 with 212 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:08 and sunset is @ 8:14. 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: 1537 – Pope Paul III banned the enslavement of Indians. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

‪June 5: Somervillain‬ ‪Exhibit Opening Reception‬

Part of the Gallery @ SPL art exhibit series, Outside the Lines Studio is holding an opening reception for “Somervillain.” This exhibit asks viewers “to determine for themselves which portrait is of the Super Hero and which is of the Super Villain.” Outside the Lines Studio works with individuals who have intellectual developmental disabilities. Continue reading ‪June 5: Somervillain‬ ‪Exhibit Opening Reception‬

Somerville Committee Members Appointed to the Appointments Advisory Committee

Yes, it’s a mouthful. In short, the new Appointments Advisory Committee is a non-partisan group of three people who will help review and select volunteers for Somerville’s various boards and commissions, such as the Planning Board, the Licensing Commission, and the Board of Health. Continue reading Somerville Committee Members Appointed to the Appointments Advisory Committee