Somerville Neighborhood News speaks with Viola Augustin, GLX Project Liaison; Jesse Moos, Construction Liaison & Compliance Manager; and Daniel Amelin, Project Manager, Utilities about upcoming construction projects throughout the city and how they will impact drivers, pedestrians and cyclists and their commutes. Continue reading SNN Construction Update: Broadway Bridge Closure and Union Square Detour
On Sunday, March 24, 2019 at approximately 12:30 A.M., I was monitoring vehicular traffic near the intersection of Elm Street and Chester Street when bystanders flagged me down and informed me that a male just came out of the Burren, a bar located at 247 Elm Street and broke the side mirror of a parked vehicle, (a black taxi parked in the cab stand outside the Burren). Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jacob SYLVESTER (Disorderly, Malicious Damage to MV)
On 3/18/19, I, Officer Christopher Collette was assigned to Somerville marked unit West Seven. At approximately 1929 hours, I was dispatched to the Rite Aid at 393 Highland Ave. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Paul CAPOTOSTO (Shoplifting) Riteaid
The following is a brief summary to incident #19015695.
On 03/21/2019, I was working in plain clothes, operating an unmarked Police vehicle, assigned to the Somerville Police Drug Control Unit. At 4:10 PM observations were made by me of a white male in the parking lot of CVS (532 Medford Street) on the phone pacing back and forth. This white male was subject of past narcotic related surveillance. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Thomas ALONARDO JR (PWID A)
On Thursday, March 21, 2019, I, Officer Paul Beckford, was on duty for the Somerville Police (East 2). At approximately 11:26 PM, Officer Douglas Brioso (East 3), and I, were dispatched to 180 Somerville Ave. Target for a shoplifter.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Natashia FAIRWEATHER Shoplifting Target Store
On 3/23/2019, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform while assigned to marked cruiser East-1 during the 4pm-12am shift. The following report is a summary of the events that I witnessed that day, as they pertain to incident #19016076: Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Deniz MONTEIRO (OUI Liquor, Negligent MV Op)
Photo by Gary DiZiglio
The famous bowling alley sign that has hung on the Ball Square Bowling Alley building that’s located at Ball Square for over 50 years is being taken down as the building gets demolished to make way for new developement.
Photo collage by William Tauro
WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced the launch of a new Cold Case Unit. To lead the team she has hired an experienced prosecutor who will focus exclusively on solving the County’s oldest and most challenging cases. Continue reading District Attorney Marian Ryan Announces New Cold Case Unit
Photos courtesy of Somerville Firefighters Local 76
From March 3 through March 23 Captain Steven Mauras and Lieutenant Thomas Tierney along with 15 members of the Metro Boston Homeland Security UASI US&R Team continued their training toward the US&R Rescue Specialist Certificate at TEEX Disaster City in College Station, Texas. Continue reading Somerville Firefighters Local 76 Training