Somerville Launches New Technical Assistance Program for Businesses

Information Session Planned for November 6 to discuss new program.

 

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville’s Economic Development Division has launched Small Business Support, a technical assistance program for small and home-based businesses in the city, to provide expert coaching and financial support for local entrepreneurs.

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Nominate Properties for 2019 Preservation Awards by ‪Wednesday, Nov. 21‬

Winners to be presented during Historic Preservation Month in May 2019.

SOMERVILLE – The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Preservation Awards. During its annual celebration in honor of Historic Preservation Month in May 2019, the Commission will honor Somerville residents who performed significant restoration or maintenance efforts on designated historic buildings, or on non-designated buildings erected before 1967. The nomination period is open through Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Continue reading Nominate Properties for 2019 Preservation Awards by ‪Wednesday, Nov. 21‬

DYSLEXIA SCREENING DISCUSSIONS ON BEACON HILL

By Bob Katzen

Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that would require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to issue guidelines to assist districts in developing screening procedures or protocols for students that demonstrate one or more potential indicators of dyslexia and other neurological learning disabilities. Continue reading DYSLEXIA SCREENING DISCUSSIONS ON BEACON HILL

What Question 3 Really Means To Voters

By Bob Katzen

Question 3 asks voters if they approve of that law that has been in effect for two years. The law added “gender identity” to existing Massachusetts civil rights laws that already prohibits discrimination in public accommodations based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, religion and marital status.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, October 28, the 301st day of 2018 with 64 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:12 and sunset is @ 5:43. 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: 1636 – Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts. The original name was Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was the first school of higher education in America.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, October 27, the 300th day of 2018 with 65 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:10 and sunset is @ 5:44. 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: 1659 – William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the first Quakers to be executed in America.

1787 – The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name “Publius.”

1795 – The United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo. The treaty is also known as “Pinckney’s Treaty.”

1858 – Roland Macy opened Macy’s Department Store in New York City. It was Macy’s eighth business adventure, the other seven failed.

1878 – The Manhattan Savings Bank in New York City was robbed of over $3,000,000. The robbery was credited to George “Western” Leslie even though there was not enough evidence to convict him, only two of his associates were convicted.

1904 – The New York subway system officially opened. It was the first rapid-transit subway system in America.

1925 – Fred Waller received a patent for water skis.

1927 – The first newsreel featuring sound was released in New York.

1931 – Chuhei Numbu of Japan set a long jump record at 26′ 2 1/4″.

1938 – Du Pont announced “nylon” as the new name for its new synthetic yarn.

1947 – “You Bet Your Life,” the radio show starring Grouch Marx, premiered on ABC. It was later shown on NBC television.

1954 – Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were divorced. They had been married on January 14, 1954.

1954 – The first Walt Disney television show “Disneyland” premiered on ABC.

Disney movies, music and books

1962 – The Soviet Union adds to the Cuban Missile Crisis by calling for the dismantling of U.S. missile basis in Turkey. U.S. President Kennedy agreed to the new aspect of the agreement.

1978 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.

1994 – The U.S. Justice Department announced that the U.S. prison population had exceeded one million for the first time in American history.

1997 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 554.26 points. The stock market was shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on U.S. President Reagan.

1998 – The reunion episode “CHiPs ’99” aired for the first time on the cable network TNT.

1998 – Disney’s “Lion King II: Simba’s Pride” was released on video.

Disney movies, music and books

2002 – The Anaheim Angels won their first World Series. They beat the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the series.

2002 – Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) became the all-time leading rusher in the NFL when he extended his career yardage to 16,743. He achieved the record in his 193rd game. He also scored his 150th career touchdown.

2002 – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected president of Brazil in a runoff. He was the country’s first elected leftist leader.

2003 – Bank of America Corp. announced it had agreed to buy FleetBoston Financial Corp. The deal created the second largest banking company in the U.S.

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, October 26, the 299th day of 2018 with 66 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:09 and sunset is @ 5:46. 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: 1774 – The First Continental Congress of the U.S. adjourned in Philadelphia. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, October 25, the 298th day of 2018 with 67 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:08 and sunset is @ 5:47. 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: 1415 – In Northern France, England won the Battle of Agincourt over France during the Hundred Years’ War. Almost 6000 Frenchmen were killed while fewer than 400 were lost by the English. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, October 24, the 297th day of 2018 with 68 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:07 and sunset is @ 5:49. The Full Hunter’s Moon is exact @ 12:46 PM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1632 – Scientist Anthony van Leeuwenhoek was born in Delft, Holland. He created the first microscope lenses that were powerful enough to observe single-celled animals. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Speakup Line:The Murder of Kashoggi – Questions from a Reader + Disinformation

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line:

1. Why would this successful U.S. journalist, greatly critical of the government

       of Saudi Arabia, dare to visit the Saudi Consul, knowing full well their treatment of dissidents?

2. Why did the press take days to mention the name of his fiance who was outside the Consul waiting for him? Why no information about her?

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, October 23, the 296th day of 2018 with 69 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:05 and sunset is @ 5:50. 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: 1864 – During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri that were under Gen. Stirling Price. 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 Tommy Doucette, Brian Burns, Eileen St Laurent Ironfield, Christopher Bremis, Catherine Mroczek, John Gannon, Carole Buonopane, George Scarpelli, David B. Garrity, Paul Joseph, Kathy Webber, Chuck Viola, Erin DiBenedetto, Charlene Clifford Finos, Joe Donnelly and Happy 81st Birthday to Mrs Mitrano

Sent in by our readers!

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