Last Fridays in July, Aug and Sept @ Chuckie Harris Park (3-17 Cross Street)
Films start at dusk / Music and drinks start one hour before
All movie nights go from 7:00 – 10:00pm
Continue reading Somerville Movie Nights in the Park (East Somerville) →
On Thursday, July 12, 2018, I was working in full uniform for the Somerville Police, assigned to marked cruiser 782 (East 2), when I was dispatched to 400 Somerville Ave (Market Basket) for a report of an unwanted person. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: James MCKENNA (Shoplifting) →
On 7/10/2018, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform while assigned to marked cruiser East-1 during the 4pm-12am shift. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Troy THIBOUTOT (Shoplifting, Possess B) →
Photos by Frankie Saint
By William Tauro
This past Saturday hundreds of residents attended Somerville’s ArtBeat 2018 in Davis Square.
ArtBeat is one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals, that displayed over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food, and all-age activities. Continue reading Somerville Artbeat 2018 →
The Humane Society of the United States will honor Major Patrick Moran with the Massachusetts Environmental Police as well as the Board of Wildlife Violator Compact Administrators, recognizing their work to protect native fish and wildlife Continue reading Law enforcement awards presented for work combating illegal wildlife poaching →
These indictments were handed down between May 31 and June 28, 2018. Defendants are listed by towns where alleged offenses occurred. Defendants without a hometown listed do not have a last known address. These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Continue reading District Attorney Marian Ryan Announces Grand Jury Indictments →
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.
Continue reading Puerto Rico Pup Gets Happy Home in Somerville →
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 →
Wizards & Witches Adult Night on (July 18)
Calling all enchanters, magicians, sorceresses, warlocks, witches and wizards to a magical night of building and spells at the “Wizards & Witches” Adult Night on July 18th from 7-9 pm. Continue reading LEGOLAND upcoming events: Wizards & Witches Adult Night, Kids vs Grown-Ups & VR Experience →
“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 →
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 →
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate today passed S.2594, An Act eliminating archaic language pertaining to individuals with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts¸ filed by Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville).
Continue reading Senate Passes Archaic Language Bill Addressing Persons with Disabilities →
Welcome to the weekly Right-of-Way construction update email for the
week of July 16th. As a reminder, this summary email is intended to keep
city departments and officials whose operations and constituents may be
impacted by construction informed of those activities at a citywide,
high level. Continue reading Right of Way (ROW) Construction update week of 16 July 2018 →
Meet with staff at one of the City’s upcoming annual events as well as project-specific meetings to learn more about bridge closures and overall construction. Continue reading City, GLX Staff Available Through Summer and Fall 2018 to Discuss Upcoming Bridge Closures, GLX Construction →
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 →
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.
Continue reading $2.2 BILLION FOR CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION →
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.
Continue reading AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION APPROVED →
By Bob Katzen
The House 143-0, approved a bill that is a response to some of the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission that in 2015 reported that the current school funding formula and system underestimates the cost of education by $1 billion to $2 billion every year.
Continue reading EDUCATION FUNDING APPROVED →
By Bob Katzen
The House 127-18, approved an amendment allowing consumers to buy most products that cost under $2,500 on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 without paying the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax.
Continue reading MASSACHUSETTS SALES TAX HOLIDAY →
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.
Continue reading $50 MILLION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE →
By Bob Katzen
The House 147-0, approved and sent to the Senate a bill aimed at combatting the opioid problem in the Bay State by addressing opioid addiction, prevention and treatment.
Continue reading Massachusetts War on Opioids →
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of July 9-13.
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 43 – Report No. 28 July 9-13, 2018 →
There are many important upcoming meetings which I’d like to highlight in this email. Note “community meetings” (don’t appear on the city website), so I try to include those I believe are of interest to constituents based on their input. You’ll find many in this email, however not all.
Continue reading President, Board of Aldermen Ward 7, Somerville Alderman Katjana Ballantyne:Meeting Updates →