Somerville Overcoming Addiction Updates

Good Day Everyone …My Name is JoAnn Bocca Rivieccio

I will be writing a column here weekly . If there is a subject about addiction you are interested in knowing about please ask.. I will do my best to retrieve the info for you, if I don’t already know the answer at hand. Here is a little history to as who I am . A Mom that has been faced with over 24 years of addiction. I have a happy and sad story . Continue reading Somerville Overcoming Addiction Updates

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Breno Henrique DA SILVA (VCO Possession of Dangerous Weapons, Dangerous Weapon, Carry, Possession Class D)

On Sunday, February 10, 2018, I was assigned to marked unit East-4 and on routine patrol. At approximately 10:10 PM, I was traveling westbound on Broadway in the vicinity of School Street. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Breno Henrique DA SILVA (VCO Possession of Dangerous Weapons, Dangerous Weapon, Carry, Possession Class D)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, February 11, the 42nd day of 2019 with 323 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:47 and sunset is @ 5:09. 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: 1752 – The Pennsylvania Hospital opened as the very first hospital in America. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Speakup Line:FBI Boston Has Egg on Face With Zero Credibility

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

You hit a homerun with your article “THE TAINTED SOMERVILLE FBI AND ME, CLASSIC POLITICAL INVESTIGATION TAMPERING”

The only way for the FBI Boston to recover any integrity left at all from all these allegations is to step up to the plate to regain any trust from the public by: Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:FBI Boston Has Egg on Face With Zero Credibility

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jonathan CABALLERO (Shoplifting and Belmont & Boston Warrants)at Burlington Stores at Assembly Row

On 1-31-2019, while assigned to marked unit East-4, I was dispatched to the area of the Foley Street MBTA train station at Assembly Row with East-2 (Officer Anaya) for reports of a shoplifter. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jonathan CABALLERO (Shoplifting and Belmont & Boston Warrants)at Burlington Stores at Assembly Row

6-Month Somerville Ave. Detour (Between Dane St. and the Somerville Ave./Washington St. Intersection) Begins Tuesday, February 19

As part of the next phase of the Somerville Ave. Utility & Streetscape Improvements Project, City contractors will set up a large work zone in Union Square on or around February 19 that will require some through-traffic to be rerouted. The detour will remain in place for approximately six months. Continue reading 6-Month Somerville Ave. Detour (Between Dane St. and the Somerville Ave./Washington St. Intersection) Begins Tuesday, February 19

Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 44 – Report No. 6 February 4-8, 2019

By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week.

A BEACON HILL ROLL CALL EXCLUSIVE
BLINDLY FOLLOW THE LEADER? – The House uses a large electronic voting board that shows how each representative votes on a roll call. Members press a button at their desks and their vote appears next to their name on the board for everyone to see. Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 44 – Report No. 6 February 4-8, 2019

JANUARY REVENUE COLLECTIONS ARE BELOW WHAT WAS EXPECTED

By Bob Katzen

Massachusetts Department of Revenue Commissioner Christopher Harding announced that preliminary revenue collections for January totaled $2.79 billion, which is $195 million or 6.5 percent below the hoped-for benchmark and $180 million or 6.1 percent less than the final collections in January 2018. Continue reading JANUARY REVENUE COLLECTIONS ARE BELOW WHAT WAS EXPECTED

STATE PENSION FUND LOSES $4.5 BILLION IN FOURTH QUARTER 2018

By Bob Katzen

The Pension Reserves Investment Management (PRIM) Board’s Investment Committee met to discuss why the state pension fund’s balance dropped by $4.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018. State employees, teachers and some municipal workers retirement funds are invested through PRIM. Continue reading STATE PENSION FUND LOSES $4.5 BILLION IN FOURTH QUARTER 2018