STEALING SOMERVILLE MASSACHUSETTS- death of an urban city is an expose of abuses. A compilation of articles from Somerville News Weekly, local newspaper. William Tauro is investigative journalist and publisher of newspaper.
Tauro shows pervasive effects of Mayor Joseph Curtatone six terms in office. Continue reading STEALING SOMERVILLE MASSACHUSETTS- death of an urban city
(Boston, MA November 2018) Continuing a tradition established more than 4 decades ago, the 2018-19 Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (AHAC) elected Sergeants have once again teamed with the United States Marine Corps & New England Center and Home forVeterans for an Annual Holiday Donation Drive. Continue reading ANCIENT & HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OF MASSACHUSETTS, USMC RESERVE TOYS FOR TOTSPROGRAM & NEW ENGLAND CENTER AND HOME FOR VETERANS
Honoring all who served our nation, Happy Veterans Day from Commander Tom White DAV Somerville
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, November 12, the 316th day of 2018 with 49 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:30 and sunset is @ 4:25. 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: 1799 – Andrew Ellicott Douglass witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
Hi Billy !
We live at 93 Flint street and we like to feed the birds that fly around our house. When my dad left for work today he saw a rat that climbed a tree to get to the bird feeder. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: Rats Feeding Out Of Bird Feeders Now, What’s Next?
Stop by the West Branch Library to celebrate its final before closing for renovations. Starting December 3, a temporary West Branch will be opening at the TAB Building, 167 Holland St.
As planning continues for the future of Central Hill, we’re looking for feedback on parking. Continue reading Somerville High School Parking Survey
When leaves get into storm drains they can cause some major issues. Leaves can block storm drains, which can lead to flooding when it rains. Continue reading Keep Leaves Out of Storm Drains
To celebrate the release of the Somerville Climate Forward Climate Action Plan, we’re throwing a green carpet event where you can learn about ways to join the fight against climate change and learn more about the City’s Climate Action Plan. Continue reading We’ll See You on the Green Carpet
Winter will be here before you know it, so now is a good time to get ready for another snow season in Somerville. Here are a few things you can do now to make sure you’re prepared when the flakes start to fall:
Sign up for City alerts to get notifications of snow emergencies. Continue reading Somerville Get Ready for Winter
SOMERVILLE – Join Mayor Curtatone and City staff for Somerville’s annual holiday celebrations, kicking off on Thursday, December 6, with the Christmas Tree Lighting and visit from Santa Claus, on the City Hall Concourse. Also part of the 2018 events are a ceremonial lighting of a Menorah on the City Hall Concourse on Sunday, December 9, and the Somerville Arts Council’s Illuminations Tour on December 15.
Continue reading Celebrate the Holidays in Somerville with Christmas Tree Lighting, Menorah Lighting, Illuminations Tour in December
By Bob Katzen
Approved by the House on June 8, 2017 and still stuck in the House Committee on Bills in Third Reading Committee is a bill that would change a current law that requires principals of all public and private school to immediately report to the local fire department any incidents involving the setting of unauthorized fires within a school building or on school grounds.
Continue reading HOUSE APPROVES SCHOOLS MUST REPORT ALL THREATS
By Bob Katzen
Secretary of State Bill Galvin unveiled a new training program to provide state and local law enforcement officials with free training and resources to help them recognize the red flags of elder financial abuse and fraud. “It is important for my office to collaborate with law enforcement throughout the commonwealth to combat elder financial abuse and securities fraud,” said Galvin. Continue reading TRAINING TO HELP COMBAT ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE
By Bob Katzen
Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill will require Massachusetts public high schools and school districts serving eighth-grade students to provide at least one individual, small group, or class wide, student-led, non-partisan civics project for each student.
Continue reading CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Secretary of State Bill Galvin announced that unofficial, incomplete results indicate that the 2018 midterm election saw 2.7 million voters cast their ballots – more in a midterm election than ever before in the Bay State. The number of voters continues to rise as local election officials count military and overseas ballots and provisional ballots cast on Election Day.
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 43 – Report No. 45 November 5-9, 2018