GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, December 14, the 348th day of 2019 with 17 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:05 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1503 – Physician, astrologer and clairvoyant Nostradamus was born at St. Remy, Provence, France. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, December 13, the 347th day of 2019 with 18 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:04 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1577 – Five ships under the command of Sir Francis Drake left Plymouth, England, to embark on Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe. The journey took almost three years. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Letter From The Editor:Somerville City Councilor’s BS Factor Rising

By William Tauro

This Letter from the Editor is in regards my previous LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: “DISCUSSION WITH SOMERVILLE CITY COUNCILOR MARK NIEDERGANG REGARDING MY RECENT ARTICLE ON BUS/BIKE LANE”

I’m calling out Somerville City Councilor Mark Neidergang with his stating of “THOUSANDS” of Villens bike.

THOUSANDS not HUNDREDS, but THOUSANDS! He is full of exaggerated numbers and pie in the sky theories! Continue reading Letter From The Editor:Somerville City Councilor’s BS Factor Rising

Somerville Speakup Line: My personal statement for Broadway Somerville by Arthur Moore

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

I am not against bikes being a former biker. I am concerned about the businesses in Winter Hill that are losing 25 to 75% of their business due to the bike and bus lanes. I can’t imagine any one of you would like to wake up one morning and Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: My personal statement for Broadway Somerville by Arthur Moore

Letter From The Editor: Discussion With Somerville City Councilor Mark Niedergang Regarding My Recent Article on Bus/Bike Lane

This past Wednesday I received a text from Somerville City Councilor for Ward 5 Mark Niedergang regarding a recent article that I wrote for the front page of the Somerville News Weekly titled “BICYCLES AND BUSES IN SOMERVILLE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AN ALTERNATIVE, NOT A REPLACEMENT.”

The text thread feed reads as posted:

(Mark Niedergang wrote)
Billy, seriously (to quote you) yes, I know and Continue reading Letter From The Editor: Discussion With Somerville City Councilor Mark Niedergang Regarding My Recent Article on Bus/Bike Lane

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Sponsored by STEALING SOMERVILLE Death of an Urban City To order STEALING SOMERVILLE go to: www.Amazon.com

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, December 11, the 345th day of 2019 with 20 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:03 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1282 – Llywelyn (Llewelyn ap Gruffydd) was killed in Cilmeri, central Wales.
1719 – The first recorded sighting of the aurora borealis took place in New England. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville’s Mitchells Bakery – A short story from my youth, With Arthur Moore

Another one from my brother Richard Moore

During the late 1950s and early 60s I would look forward to a very special weekly event , every Thursday morning i would walk over to Mitchells bakery and get the deal of a lifetime . I would be awake early waiting with great anticipation for my mom to hand me 50 cents and Continue reading Somerville’s Mitchells Bakery – A short story from my youth, With Arthur Moore

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Sponsored by STEALING SOMERVILLE Death of an Urban City To order STEALING SOMERVILLE go to: www.Amazon.com

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, December 10, the 344th day of 2019 with 21 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:02 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1520 – Martin Luther publicly burned the papal edict. The papacy demanded that he recant or face excommunication. Luther refused and was formally expelled from the church in January 1521. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday to Jason Castle, Jimmy Veneziano, Gravin Zaiyken Guillen, Frankie Santangelo, Mariamanuela Bairos, Maureen Graziano, Fred Castle, Neil W McCabe, Eva Montebello, Carl Stagliano, Michael Walsh, Lu Ro, Patrick Healey, John L DeSimone, Patty Hanberry Gately, Irene Bremis, Frank Novello, Holly Boyden Saulnier, Debbie Mahoney, Carol Siciliano Bailey, Kathy Barrett-Pitcher, Joseph Nargie, Cheryl Callahan, Joe Pereira, Lisa Rodes, Patricia Zirpolo, Annamarie Tortora, Joe Roberts and Happy Birthday to Mrs Deoliveira

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

Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week Salutes Pete Frates

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Pete Frates

By: Kirk Fox/ Legacy.com

Pete Frates raised millions of dollars for ALS research by popularizing the ALS ice bucket challenge. Frates was a captain on the Boston College baseball team who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week Salutes Pete Frates

Bicycles and Buses In Somerville Should Be Considered an Alternative, Not a Replacement

By William Tauro

We’ve seen some far-fetched decisions that have affected thousands of residents here in Somerville who instead of working together are being torn apart by this administration and city council.

One of the major proponents that has been the biggest culprit in creating this hostile environment here in

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