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 Michael Ferreira, Gary Gartland, Anthony John Boyd Jr., Larry Rogers, JoAnn Eichelroth, Kathleen Clinton, Bob Wilson, Ron Draper, Carol Allen, Ken Salvato, Sandy Pinto, Scott Simo Simas, Bill Monahan, Anthony Ward GiGante, Celeste Pepper Hamel, Judy Demerchant, Darlene Marie, Myriam Abeilice, John MacGillivray, Alfred Martins, Stan Boliver, Michael Anthony Demarco, Nick Doucette, Happy 14th Birthday to Ava Loren Hardy and Stephen Scarpa, Happy 80th Birthday to SR Joao Ramos and Happy Birthday to Aunt Joan!

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REP. BARBER SECURES GAS LEAKS REPORTING PROVISION IN CLEAN ENERGY BILL

Provision requires standards for gas companies to identify, measure, and report leaked gas

 

In a win for fixing gas leaks and for the Commonwealth’s clean energy future, State Representative Christine Barber of Somerville and Medford successfully secured a provision in the legislature’s recent clean energy legislation that defines lost and unaccounted for (LAUF) gas—the gas that consumers pay for, but is leaked unburned into the atmosphere from old pipes—and requires the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities to issue uniform standards for gas companies to identify, measure, and report amounts of leaked gas.

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Somerville Celebrate Public Art

This month three new murals are being painted in East Somerville and Union Square. Internationally renowned artists David Zayas, Angurria, and Marka27 will be painting new public art at 2 Union Square, 46 Broadway, and 112 Broadway from August 21 through August 31. The Arts Council has also organized two events to celebrate Somerville’s newest public art:

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Somerville Speakup Line:City Going to the Dogs

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

I Don’t Comment Much, But Here Goes!!!!

I want to say that Somerville is going to the “Dogs” but I can’t even say that!!!  We have an injured pigeon in the bush at the front of the building. I thought I would call Animal Control and have them come and pick it up. Good luck getting to speak to a live person at Animal Control. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:City Going to the Dogs