GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, August 31, the 233rd day of 2018 with 122 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:07 and sunset is @ 7:21. 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: 1823 – Ferdinand VII was restored to the throne of Spain when invited French forces entered Cadiz. The event is known as the Battle of Trocadero. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GLX/Ball Square Bridge Closing ……Gentrification Rears Its Ugly Head Once Again In Somerville

Photos by Mark Niedergang

By Judy Locchi Jacobs

Details of this past Wednesday night’s meeting at the Baptist Church on College Avenue, 6:00 p.m.

Those in attendance included about 100 residents living in the area of Wards 5, 6 and 7 which will be impacted by the road block due to GLX work on the tracks.

Continue reading GLX/Ball Square Bridge Closing ……Gentrification Rears Its Ugly Head Once Again In Somerville

Somerville Police Searching for Assembly Row Armed Robbery Suspect

On Thursday, August 30, at 2:24 p.m., Kay Jewelers at Assembly Row was robbed by a white (tanned) male or light skinned Hispanic male. The suspect entered the store and handed a shopping bag to the manager, and told him to “Fill it!” The suspect displayed what appeared to be a 1911 .45 caliber style fire arm. Continue reading Somerville Police Searching for Assembly Row Armed Robbery Suspect

The Somerville Home to Discontinue Operations, Close Residential Care Facility by End of 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Aug. 29, 2018) – The Somerville Home, a licensed residential care facility for senior citizens, today announced the difficult decision to discontinue operations and close the building by the end of the year.  The decision to close is voluntary and due to financial reasons. Continue reading The Somerville Home to Discontinue Operations, Close Residential Care Facility by End of 2018

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, August 30, the 232nd day of 2018 with 123 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:06 and sunset is @ 7:23. 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: 1146 – European leaders outlawed the crossbow. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Down Ticket Voting: Patalano for DA and Zakim for Sec of State

By Matthew McLaughlin

On September 4th many involved citizens will go to the ballot booth to vote for highly publicized governor and congressional primaries.  While people are motivated enough to vote the day after Labor Day for their candidates, even the most informed voter may have questions about other races on the ballot: “What on earth is a Registrar of Deeds? Continue reading Down Ticket Voting: Patalano for DA and Zakim for Sec of State

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, August 29, the 231st day of 2018 with 124 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:05 and sunset is @ 7:24. 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: 1828 – A patent was issued to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Speakup Line:Mayor’s Boycott of Samual Adams Beer

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

I see the Mayor wants to Boycott Samual Adams Beer. All because the owner had to nerve to have dinner with Trump, and say he liked the Tax Cuts. So he will destroy your business if you don’t follow his views. How democratic of him, another love everybody, all inclusive liberal. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Mayor’s Boycott of Samual Adams Beer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, August 28, the 230th day of 2018 with 125 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:04 and sunset is @ 7:26. 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: 1609 – Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Stephanie Almeida, Joao Benevides, J Steve Dalrymple, Sue Barry, Jason Robert, Deb Shea Fede, Pat Tauro, Ace Thunder Buddy, Dave Oliveira, Michael A Gilberg, Linda Arias, Donald Cronin, CJ Byrd, Jeffrey Kuhner, Anthony Kalicki, John Zafiris, Teresa Marie Vellucci, Mike Podymaitis, Arthur Abeilice, Thomas Lynch, Krystil Arena Benoit, Michael Giacoppo, State Rep Christine Barber, Jay Kenny, Ronnie Tauro, Jenn Eleftherakis, Happy Birthday to twins Walter and Michael Sullivan, Happy 14th Birthday to Ashley Rebelo and Happy 9th Birthday to Smiley

Sent in by our readers!

Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

State Health Officials Announce Fourth Case of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts

Risk level raised to high in 11 Greater Boston communities

BOSTON (August 27, 2018) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the fourth human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. The person is a woman in her 50s from Middlesex County who was never hospitalized for her illness. Three other cases were reported on Friday. Continue reading State Health Officials Announce Fourth Case of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts

Katjana Ballantyne Board President Ward 7 Alderman:Important NOTICE: Traffic Impact from GLX Broadway & Ball Sq.

Beginning in late 2018, the Broadway Bridge (between Boston Ave. and Cedar St.) will close for one full year to vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic as part of ongoing construction for the Green Line Extension project (GLX).

Continue reading Katjana Ballantyne Board President Ward 7 Alderman:Important NOTICE: Traffic Impact from GLX Broadway & Ball Sq.

Mark Niedergang, Ward 5 Alderman on:Broadway/Ball Sq Bridge closure meeting Weds. Aug 29; Cedar St chicanes, bumpouts & roadway

Broadway/Ball Square Bridge, GLX train

In this issue:

• Broadway/Ball Square Bridge closure and detour routes community meeting this Wednesday, August 29 6 PM at Community Baptist Church, 31 College Ave, Davis Square;

• Cedar Street chicanes, bumpouts and roadway

Broadway/Ball Square Bridge closure and detour routes community meeting this Wednesday, August 29, 6 PM at Community Baptist Church, 31 College Ave, Davis Square; update on detour routes and my concerns Continue reading Mark Niedergang, Ward 5 Alderman on:Broadway/Ball Sq Bridge closure meeting Weds. Aug 29; Cedar St chicanes, bumpouts & roadway

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Leodan SALMERON-MOLINA (VCO Open Container)

On August 21, 2018, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol in marked cruiser East 1. At 1:00pm, I was dispatched, along with Officer Shaun Clark (East 4) to x Franklin St for the report of two unwanted homeless males on the property.

Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Leodan SALMERON-MOLINA (VCO Open Container)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Christina MULHERN (Disorderly, Resisting Arrest)

On the morning of August 21, 2018 at approx. 12:30 AM I was assigned to routine uniform patrol in unit West five. I along with Off. P Beckford in W6 were dispatched to 7X Pearson Ave. for a group of intoxicated people making noise in the middle of the street. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Christina MULHERN (Disorderly, Resisting Arrest)