By Bob Katzen
The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) imposed a $750,000 penalty on National Grid for inadequate storm preparation and power restoration during the October 29, 2017 windstorm that affected over 330,000 National Grid electric customers in 166 communities. The DPU said that National Grid Continue reading NATIONAL GRID FINED $750,000
By Bob Katzen
Governor Baker filed legislation to implement the recommendations made by the Cannabis Control Commission’s Special Commission on Operating Under the Influence and Impaired Driving. Creation of the commission was part of the controversial law to legalize recreational marijuana. Continue reading DRIVING HIGH IN MASS
In a ceremonial signing, Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill that prohibits insurers that offer disability insurance from charging higher premiums or otherwise setting terms and conditions of coverage based solely on gender. Continue reading EQUITABLE COVERAGE IN DISABILITY POLICIES
By Bob Katzen
A bill that would give immigrants the right to apply for the standard Massachusetts driver’s license is among the thousands of proposals filed for consideration in the 2019-2020 session. Continue reading DRIVER’S LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: The final count is in and the numbers show that a total of 6,122 pieces of legislation were proposed by the state’s 160 House members and 40 Senate members by last Friday’s deadline for consideration in the new 2019-2020 session Representatives filed 3,947 while senators came up with 2,175. Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 44 – Report No. 4 January 21-25, 2019
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, January 26, the 26th day of 2019 with 339 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:04 and sunset is @ 4:48. 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: 1500 – Vicente Yáñez Pinzón discovered Brazil. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
By William Tauro
First we had long ago in 2003 about an alleged $2 million of taxpayer’s money that went unnoticeably missing from the Somerville Treasury that caused massive cuts across the board and major layoffs. Continue reading Allegations of $50,000-$90,000 Embezzlement from Somerville Police Patrolman’s Union Account
Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Michael A. Cafferty who passed away this past week.
Michael A. Cafferty was a wonderful person with a heart of gold and who was an absolute gentleman who will be sadly missed here in Somerville.
Continue reading Somerville Remembering Michael A. Cafferty
Top Photo:Students of St. Catherine of Genoa School along with their teachers , Cheryl Aylward , Mary Correia , Scot Silveira, and Joanne Toppi recently completed a community service project in observance of National School Choice Week. The Blessing Boxes located in Union Square and Davis Square will be fully stocked for days to come .
Continue reading Children of St. Catherine of Genoa School Send Blessings to Somerville Blessing Boxes
Somerville based Nonprofit Lyric’s Champs is happy to announce that they will be running their fifth annual sensory friendly Learn-to-Skate clinic for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Continue reading SOMERVILLE: 5TH ANNUAL SENSORY FRIENDLY LEARN-TO-SKATE CLINIC FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
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STEALING SOMERVILLE Death of an Urban City by William Tauro
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The book Stealing Somerville has been released! It is available on www.Stealingsomerville.com and on bookstores shelves worldwide and next the movie! 566 pages of telling the Curtatone‘s life story of corruption!
Stealing Somerville: Death of an Urban City is an expose of abuses, a compilation of articles from Somerville News Weekly, a local newspaper. William Tauro is investigative journalist and publisher of newspaper. Tauro shows pervasive effects of Joseph Curtatone’s six terms in office. Sources claim exit ramps leading to small businesses were closed to drive them out, as well as houses and properties being taken by eminent domain. The mayor and development partners do not give market value for properties. Land is appropriated by city and housing is built under the aegis of local government. People who want to build use companies approved by the mayor. Bids of contractors and vendors are tampered with so negotiations favor municipal administrators. The mayor charges firefighter candidates $10,000 to secure employment. One case resulted in death. The candidate, a navy SEAL, and scoring high on the entrance exam, was turned down. His father refused to pay the fee. The candidate took his life. Cover-ups are made by the police for the mayor. A policeman, the mayor’s cousin, attempted to rob a deceased victim’s valuables. A gay policeman was denied rights to address negative treatment. His pension is questioned. The mayor’s drug usage fuels problems. No rebuttals or charges have been filed against Tauro. An investigation by the federal government is under consideration. The mayor was reelected for a seventh two-year term. The Board of Aldermen was replaced by new blood due to Tauro’s publications during election. Hopefully, this change will reach the mayor’s office.