Real Life Somerville Police Stories: James KEELAN JR (OUI Liquor)

On Friday, July 13, 2018, while assigned to marked unit East-4, I, Officer Catatao, was on a motor vehicle stop on Central Street when I heard Somerville Housing Authority Chief Daniel Meade call over the air to Somerville Control that he was just made aware of a motor vehicle operating erratically. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: James KEELAN JR (OUI Liquor)

Puerto Rico Pup Gets Happy Home in Somerville

My Forever Family

Somerville residents Alicia and Justin, who recently got engaged, have a new love: Zora, a sweet 4 month old, tan, white and black puppy. Zora traveled from post-hurricane Puerto Rico to Somerville as part of a rescue effort assisted by pet photographer Mindy Dutka of Dogs I Meet, Global United Foundation and Stray From the Heart. It’s a dog tale with a happy ending.

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Rep. Michael E. Capuano Files Legislation to Reunite Separated Families

Rep. Michael E. Capuano has filed the “Reunite Separated Families Act of 2018” which would halt the deportation of families at the border, require the Trump administration to reunite separated parents and children immediately and report to Congress on its efforts to remedy the suffering created by their immoral policy. Continue reading Rep. Michael E. Capuano Files Legislation to Reunite Separated Families

Annual “National Night Out” at Foss Park, August 7

“America’s Night Out Against Crime” to feature Fire and Police demonstrations,

children’s activities and games, performances, and more.

SOMERVILLE – Join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Police Department for Somerville’s 15th Annual National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs, hosted by Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP). Continue reading Annual “National Night Out” at Foss Park, August 7

Somerville Joins Growing List of Cities and Towns Responding to National Grid Worker Lockout

The City of Somerville has issued a directive to staff informing them that, to prevent potentially unsafe conditions created by National Grid’s lockout of 1,200 workers in Massachusetts, no non-emergency permit should be issued to National Grid during this time without undergoing an additional stringent review process. Continue reading Somerville Joins Growing List of Cities and Towns Responding to National Grid Worker Lockout

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, July 16, the 197th day of 2018 with 168 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:20 and sunset is @ 8:19. 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: 1765 – Prime Minister of England Lord Greenville resigned and was replaced by Lord Rockingham. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

$2.2 BILLION FOR CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 38-0, approved a bond bill allowing the state to borrow up to $2.2 billion for climate change adaptation, environmental and natural resource protection and investment in recreational assets. The House has approved a different version of the bill and a House-Senate conference committee will try to hammer out a compromise.

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AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION APPROVED

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 38-0, approved a House-approved bill that would automatically register to vote a person who fills out an application with the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) or MassHealth, unless the person opts out. Officials at the RMV and MassHealth would be required to explain to each person that the transaction automatically registers them to vote, unless they opt out; and also inform them that non-citizens are ineligible to vote.

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$50 MILLION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE

By Bob Katzen

The House 143-1, approved an economic development package that would authorize $50 million for a grant program targeting coastal communities and create jobs in the maritime economy sector; $300 million for the MassWorks Infrastructure Program which provides a one-stop shop for municipalities and other eligible public entities seeking public infrastructure funding; and $12.5 million in capital dollars for MassVentures to continue providing competitive grants to Massachusetts-based companies commercializing technologies.

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