GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, September 30, the 273rd day of 2018 with 92 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:39 and sunset is @ 6:28. 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: 1399 – Henry Bolingbroke became the King of England as Henry IV. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, September 29, the 272nd day of 2018 with 93 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:37 and sunset is @ 6:30. 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: 1789 – A regular army was established by the U.S. War Department with several hundred men.

1829 – The first public appearance by London’s re-organized police force was met with jeers from political opponents. The force became known as Scotland Yard. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, September 28, the 271st day of 2018 with 94 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:37 and sunset is @ 6:32. 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: 1066 – England was invaded by William the Conqueror who claimed the English throne.

1542 – San Diego, CA, was discovered by Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. Continue reading

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, September 27, the 270th day of 2018 with 95 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:36 and sunset is @ 6:34. 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: 1779 – John Adams was elected to negotiate with the British over the American Revolutionary War peace terms. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

MASS AUDUBON’S ANNUAL ‘PICTURE THIS’ PHOTO CONTEST â€ȘENDS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30‬


LINCOLN, MA—There’s still time to enter Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photo contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, which wraps up Sunday, September 30.

Shutterbugs of all ages and abilities know that early autumn is prime time for taking memorable pictures of the Bay State’s natural beauty, as the foliage season commences with its dramatic palette of color patterns and the sun slants lower in the sky. Continue reading MASS AUDUBON’S ANNUAL ‘PICTURE THIS’ PHOTO CONTEST â€ȘENDS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30‬

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, September 26, the 269th day of 2018 with 96 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:35 and sunset is @ 6:35. 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: 1777 – Philadelphia was occupied by British troops during the American Revolutionary War. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Public Library Announces 2018 “Somerville Reads” Book Selection

Copies of “Exit West” now available at all three library branches.

SOMERVILLE – The Somerville Public Library announces its pick for the 2018 citywide “Somerville Reads” campaign. “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid is now available at all three branches of the library, and events and book discussions are planned to begin in November. Continue reading Somerville Public Library Announces 2018 “Somerville Reads” Book Selection

SCHOOL CAFETERIA COMPOST AND EXPANDED RECYCLING PILOT PROGRAM LAUNCHING AT FOUR SOMERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

City and Schools partner to engage students in the sustainable

disposal of lunch waste at four K-8 Schools 

 

SOMERVILLE, MA – In Somerville, City and school staff recently teamed up to launch a pilot program to overcome some cafeteria recycling challenges and also add composting to the mix. Continue reading SCHOOL CAFETERIA COMPOST AND EXPANDED RECYCLING PILOT PROGRAM LAUNCHING AT FOUR SOMERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, September 25, the 268th day of 2018 with 97 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:34 and sunset is @ 6:37. 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: 1492 – The crew of the Pinta, one of Christopher Columbus’ ships, mistakenly thought that they had spotted land. 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 Jacob Shaps, Bill and Helen Gioiosa, Casi Glejzer, George McLean, Sharon Fiorentino, Kerri and Matthew Horan, Lawrence Capriotti, Michael Winter, Peder Acres, Sandy Murphy Starfish Mattson, John Nicoll, Irene Reni Macarelli, Teresa Paribello, Jim Vargas, Christina Ferguson, Kathy Maggiacomo, Anthony Masci, Jo-Ann Crosby, Aida Maia, Michelle Petruzziello, Maria Koutsoubaris, Mark C Lavelle, Donna Baldasaro, Linda Malone, Judson Walker Greene, Pat Demaio, Gary Ward, Josephine Guarino Torra, Joey Lacey, Jean Mickiewicz Brunco, Happy 1st Birthday to Paulie and Happy Birthday to Lori Santo Santoro’s rock Jim! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

New First Responder Stamp Released By USPS in Somerville

By William Tauro

This past Wednesday, Somerville Firefighters, Police and EMS First Responders from Cataldo Ambulance attended a ceremony where the United States Postal Service released its forever stamp honoring first responders at a dedication ceremony at the Union Square Post Office located on Bow Street in Somerville. Continue reading New First Responder Stamp Released By USPS in Somerville

National Law Enforcement Museum Announces First Changing Exhibit; Will Examine Law Enforcement and Community Relations

“Five Communities” exhibit highlights grassroots programs across the nation that are strengthening relationships between law enforcement and their communities

WASHINGTON—The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building — the nation’s only museum that explores nearly every facet of American law enforcement opening to the public on October 13, 2018 — announced today the details of its first changing exhibition highlighting grassroots efforts to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The exhibit, entitled Five Communities, will provide visitors a look at specific programs developed in Cleveland, Dallas, Chicago, Somerville, Mass. and Charleston, S.C.

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