SOMERVILLE FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST 19 OPIOID COMPANIES

Alleges violation of RICO, public nuisance, fraudulent misrepresentation, among other claims

SOMERVILLE, MA – Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced that the City filed suit today against opioid manufacturers and distributors, including the chain pharmacy Walgreens as a distributor, for their alleged deceptive and illegal promotion of opioids and failure to investigate, report, maintain effective control, and take steps to terminate suspicious orders of the highly addictive prescription drugs. Continue reading SOMERVILLE FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST 19 OPIOID COMPANIES

Massachusetts Environmental Police to Join P.A.A.R.I and Launch Naloxone Program


Mass Environmental Police Photo Left to Right: Sgt. Peter Gamache, Major Patrick Moran, Allie Hunter McDade, Lt. Colonel Anthony Abdal-Khabir. (Courtesy Photo)

BOSTON — Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Environmental Police launches a new initiative to equip officers with life-saving naloxone, in partnership with the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, January 31, the 31st day of 2019 with 334 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:59 and sunset is @ 4:54. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1606 – Guy Fawkes was executed after being convicted for his role in the “Gunpowder Plot” against the English Parliament and King James I. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Help Us Help Others as We Here at the News Team Up With Somerville Lions Club Charities: VALENTINES NIGHT DINNER & COMEDY SHOW

Presented by The Somerville Lions Club 

Proceeds to benefit:

Somerville Pop Warner, Somerville Overcoming Addiction And Somerville Lions Club Charities including helping to find a cure to blindness.

KOWLOON RESTAURANT 

Route One, 948 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, January 29, the 29th day of 2019 with 336 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:01 and sunset is @ 4:52. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1728 – John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera was first performed at Lincoln’s Inn Fields Theatre, London.
1802 – John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress. 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 Michael Smith, Rey Perez, AnnMaria Trifone, Sandra DeStefano Cosmopoulos, Lawrence Capriotti, Kumasi Miker, Linda Levesque McNeill, Wanda Keenan, Stephanie Estrela, Michael Kennelly, MAria Nella Nunes, Doris Reno, Silvia Leite, Michael Joaquim, Bobbie Jean Devine, Paula Eldeb, Don Miele, Mary Sullivan, Theresa Titcomb, Christopher Desrochers, Jeremy Gross, Kelley Watson, Alan Michael, Donald W. Williams, Don Buonomo, Suzanne Brown Mesiti, Happy 90th Birthday to Momma Leite and Happy Birthday to Momma Alcaro

Sent in by our readers!

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Emma WILE (A&B DW, Disorderly) & Victor RODRIGUEZ (ADW, A&B PO, Disorderly, Resisting & Lynn Warrant)

On 1/26/2018, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform while assigned to marked cruiser East-1 during the 8am-4pm shift. The following report is a summary of the events that I witnessed, as they pertain to incident #19004714: Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Emma WILE (A&B DW, Disorderly) & Victor RODRIGUEZ (ADW, A&B PO, Disorderly, Resisting & Lynn Warrant)

Somerville Speakup Line: On agenda for BOA meeting this Thursday — demo delay ordinance

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

Dear Alderman Mark Niedergang,

Thank you…..and naturally, it is difficult to contribute to Thursday’s demo ordinance conversation without seeing those documents…..If you would please send them to me when received. I certainly would not expect a vote on the matter until the public has had an opportunity to review the documents and provide comments. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: On agenda for BOA meeting this Thursday — demo delay ordinance

Somerville Mayor’s Cousin Former Somerville Police Officer Alex Capobianco Arrested On New OUI/Drug Charges With Intent To Distribute

Photo credit:WCVB

By William Tauro

According to sources Alex Capobianco was arrested earlier this Monday morning for allegations of driving under the influence and drug possession with intent to distribute including possession of large quantities of crystal meth.

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