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Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Emmet F. Smith “Frank”

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Emmet F. Smith “Frank”

By William Tauro

This past Saturday at the State House in Boston, longtime Somerville resident Emmet F. Smith “Frank” was presented the “Ambassador for Peace Medal” in recognition for his services in the Korean War.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Rodrigo SETTE-DE AGUIAR (Operate MV w/Revoked License as HTO, Attaching Wrong MV Plates, A&B PO, Resisting Arrest…)

On Monday, August 08, 2018, while on full uniform patrol in marked unit 784, I (Officer Patrick Canty) was on routine patrol at Pearl Street and McGrath Highway, when I randomly queried Ma Tag xxxx. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Rodrigo SETTE-DE AGUIAR (Operate MV w/Revoked License as HTO, Attaching Wrong MV Plates, A&B PO, Resisting Arrest…)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Cody DOMINGS (Drug Possess A, Resisting & Everett Warrant)

The following is a brief summary of the incident. It does not contain every minute detail of the arrest. On the above date and time, while assigned to the Somerville P.D. Narcotics Unit, working in an undercover capacity, operating an unmarked motor vehicle, I observed XXXX and an unidentifiable W/M walking westerly on Broadway from Franklin St. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Cody DOMINGS (Drug Possess A, Resisting & Everett Warrant)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Stephen REMICK (A&B PO, Disorderly, Threat to Commit Crime)

On August 10, 2018 at about 9:10 AM, Officer Mark DiFava was working at a nearby detail and was flagged down by a citizen who notified him about a man sleeping on a bench in front of the MBTA station on Holland Street. He was concerned for his welfare. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Stephen REMICK (A&B PO, Disorderly, Threat to Commit Crime)

MASSACHUSETTS SENATE APPROVES CLEAN ENERGY LAW

By Bob Katzen

The House 150-1, Senate 36-0, approved and Gov. Baker signed into law a clean energy bill that increases the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by 1 percent until the end of 2019, then by 2 percent each year until the end of 2029, and then back to 1 percent indefinitely. The RPS governs the amount of clean energy that utilities must purchase and integrate into the state’s energy system.

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GOVERNOR SIGNS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION

By Bob Katzen

The House 151-0, Senate 37-0, approved and the governor signed into law legislation designed to protect cats and dogs. Provisions double the hit and run penalty for an accident involving cats and dogs; permit animal abuse to be reported by Department of Children and Families, the Department of Elder Affairs and Disabled Persons Protection Commission employees; and add animal control officers as mandatory reporters of child abuse, elder abuse and abuse against disabled persons.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, August 13, the 225th day of 2018 with 140 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:48 and sunset is @ 7:49. 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: 1521 – Present day Mexico City was captured by Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez from the Aztec Indians. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer