Somerville Speakup Line: What Ever Happened to the Somerville That We All Once Knew and Loved?

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

It is sickening to see what’s going on in a city that used to be filled with families and friends that now turned into a city of all strangers where nobody says hello or good morning. You don’t even know who your neighbors are anymore especially where they destroyed all your mom and pops stores. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: What Ever Happened to the Somerville That We All Once Knew and Loved?

Senate Passes Legislation Extending Unemployment Insurance for Locked-out National Grid Workers

BOSTON – The Massachusetts State Senate yesterday passed legislation to extend unemployment benefits for locked out National Grid workers for up to 26 additional weeks, or until National Grid workers are no longer locked out, whichever comes first. Continue reading Senate Passes Legislation Extending Unemployment Insurance for Locked-out National Grid Workers

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 Christine Willard, Christina Perrotti, Jim Henry, Jeanne Cooper Walsh, Ricky Salvia, Patrick Arthur, Victor Ng, Chris Whalen, Catherine Casey, Nancy Noble-Barletta, Angelo La Civita, Jay Masci, Fran Hardy, Cristina DiSchino and Happy 74th Birthday to John Michael Raftery Senior.

Sent in by our readers! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, December 21, the 355th day of 2018 with 10 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:10 and sunset is @ 4:13. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1620 – The “Mayflower”, and its passengers, pilgrims from England, landed at Plymouth Rock, MA. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Say Farewell to American Legion Post 447/ Somerville Memorial Post & Solare Trane Amvets Post 4

By William Tauro

The landmark green building that once housed the local American Legion Post 447/ Somerville Memorial Post/ Solare Trane Amvets Post 4 located at the intersection of Somerville Avenue at Rossmore Street in Somerville has been demolished this past Tuesday. Continue reading Somerville Say Farewell to American Legion Post 447/ Somerville Memorial Post & Solare Trane Amvets Post 4

AFTER SIX DECADES IN BUSINESS, HAROLD BROWN’S HAMILTON COMPANY HAS BECOME AN “AXpert” IN COMMERICAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

For many years Harold Brown, whose 64-year-old Hamilton Company owns two million sq. ft. of commercial real estate in Greater Boston, had been eyeing Somerville’s Union Square as an area poised for new growth. Continue reading AFTER SIX DECADES IN BUSINESS, HAROLD BROWN’S HAMILTON COMPANY HAS BECOME AN “AXpert” IN COMMERICAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

GOV. BAKER’S INAUGURATION COMMITTEE LAUNCHES WEBSITE

By Bob Katzen

The governor’s Inaugural Committee launched a website, MovingMAForward.com, which will allow the public to learn about the events and register to attend the multiple inaugural celebrations across the state on January Thursday, January 3 and Friday, January 4. The official swearing-in is at the Statehouse on the third. Continue reading GOV. BAKER’S INAUGURATION COMMITTEE LAUNCHES WEBSITE

THE BAY STATE IS THE FASTEST GROWING STATE IN THE NORTHEAST

By Bob Katzen

New data released today by the United States Census Bureau indicates that the Bay State is the fastest growing state in the Northeast,” boasts Secretary of State and Massachusetts 2020 Census Liaison Bill Galvin. He added that Massachusetts is growing twice as fast as it did in the previous decade. Continue reading THE BAY STATE IS THE FASTEST GROWING STATE IN THE NORTHEAST

SHOULD MBTA SUBWAY CARS BE MADE BY A CHINESE COMPANY?

By Bob Katzen

The MBTA unveiled the first two newly-manufactured Orange Line vehicles at a ceremony at the Springfield headquarters of China RailwayRollingstock Corporation (CRRC), the manufacturer hired to build more than 400 subway cards subway cars for the T. According to the MBTA, the new vehicles incorporate designs that accommodate improved passenger comfort, new technology that provides important customer-facing information and cutting-edge accessibility features, such as platform gap mitigation devices. Continue reading SHOULD MBTA SUBWAY CARS BE MADE BY A CHINESE COMPANY?

SENATE APPROVED STATE MILITARY JUSTICE BILL

By Bob Katzen

The House approved a Senate-approved bill that creates a state-specific code of conduct for National Guard members while doing their job in Massachusetts. When guard members are in federal service, they are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice but when in the state there is no Code of Military Justice governing their conduct. Continue reading SENATE APPROVED STATE MILITARY JUSTICE BILL

Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 43 -Report No. 51 December 17-21, 2018

By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call continues a series of reports on how local legislators voted on legislation that was approved in the 2017-2018 session by the House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 43 -Report No. 51 December 17-21, 2018