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Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Bret Henry, Mike Moccia, Jeffrey Snow, Charles Maserejian, Andy Roya, Raheel Ghafoor, Nancy Guerrera, Annie Robertson, Thomas Rose, Joe Macarelli, Nick Gulino, Bobby Kenney, Karen Branco Omeara, Melody Ruiz, Fran Owens, Phil Cota, Warren Yee, Robin Legee-Voss, Sue Mezger Foran, Dan Roselando, Cindy Mercogliano, Patricia Donaldson-Rizzo, Eric Miele, Patrick O’’Connel, Michael Nionakis, Phyllis Gondolfe, Happy 10th birthday to Alexandra DeMaria and Happy 100th Birthday to Helen Panis Celebrating her 100th Birthday! Helen was born in Cambridge on May 1, 1919. Lived in Somerville since 1971. Worked at MIT for 42 years and Retired at 73 years old. Enjoys knitting, traveling , and spending time with family. We wish her all the best!
Sent in by our readers! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week
By JoAnn Bocca Rivieccio
More rallies against the Sackler’s are coming soon. The Tuft University students are staging
a protest on May 2nd in front of the Tuft Sackler Graduate School of Biomedical Science located at 145 Harrison Ave. Continue reading Somerville Overcoming Addiction Weekly Updates
Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), and the Chelsea Collaborative filed a groundbreaking lawsuit demanding an end to federal immigration enforcement in and around Massachusetts courthouses. Continue reading Prosecutors, Public Defenders, and Community Groups File Federal Lawsuit to Block Immigration Arrests in Courthouses
As a social worker, Walles has plenty of experience talking to people about their housing concerns, but she’d never been part of an activist group until joining SST. Learning about the specifics, she’s become more passionate, she says, a transformation she hopes other residents will also experience. Continue reading Potential Mayoral Candidate Marianne Walles Says That Knowing The Details of What Developers Are Getting Out of Each Deal Matters
BOSTON – Today, prosecutors, public defenders, and community groups will file a federal lawsuit to address U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) policy and practice of arresting people at courthouses on civil immigration matters. Continue reading Prosecutors, Public Defenders, and Community Groups To Announce Lawsuit Regarding Immigration Arrests in Courthouses
The Joe Curtatone Empire…
Accused of Extortion, Racketeering & Arson…
Elizabeth Warren Endorsed Him…
Maura Healey Hosted a Fundraiser for Him…
The People’s Voice Silenced…
By William Tauro
This is a story captured in a timeline of events of just how this administration tries to silence people when things aren’t going their way. This is a timeline of how the author, myself of “Stealing Somerville Death of an Urban City” was silenced once the book was featured on a television talk show exposing corruption within the city of Somerville. Continue reading STEALING SOMERVILLE BANNED NATIONWIDE ON IHEART RADIO, IGNITES $26 MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT AGAINST THE MEDIA GIANT
Please join us for: free apps; great networking; business card drawing; cash bar; & no cover at Flatbread in Davis Square Thursday! Continue reading Somerville Chamber of Commerce:Register now for Business After Hours Thursday May 2
Sponsored by STEALING SOMERVILLE Death of an Urban City To order STEALING SOMERVILLE go to: www.Stealingsomerville.com
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, April 29, the 119th day of 2019 with 246 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:42 and sunset is @ 7:40. 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: 1289 – Qala’un, the Sultan of Egypt, captured Tripoli. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
By Caroline Colarusso
Two weeks ago, and in lighting speed the Massachusetts Legislature rushed to ensure funding for clinics that provide counseling for and provide actual abortions to the tune of $8 million of your tax dollars. Continue reading While Communities Struggle for State Funding Taxpayers Fund the Politically Influential
Please join us in our annual Save Our Homes Walk which raises funds to help vulnerable Somerville families stay in Somerville. All funds raised go to families and individuals who are homeless and need to be rehoused or who are at imminent risk of displacement due to rent arrears, utility shut offs or similar circumstances. Continue reading SAVE THE DATE JUNE 9, 2019 2:00 P.M. 16TH ANNUAL SAVE OUR HOMES WALK CITY HALL SOMERVILLE
The City of Somerville is seeking community members looking for an opportunity to learn something new, get more involved in the community, and become local leaders as Climate Forward Ambassadors. Continue reading City of Somerville Seeking Climate Forward Ambassadors
Join us in marking Memorial Day at the end of May with two events being held to honor Somerville’s veterans. Continue reading Honor Somerville’s Veterans at Memorial Day Ceremonies
The SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs, Alianza America, and the Sanctuary City Steering Committee invite residents to a community forum on Wednesday, May 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St. Continue reading Community Forum: Building a Narrative of Hope and Welcoming Spaces for Immigrants
Join Mayor Curtatone and your City Councilors for your neighborhood ResiStat meeting this spring. Held in each of the city’s seven wards, each meeting features the latest updates about that Ward and the City. Attendees are encouraged to ask about issues important to them as well. Continue reading Somerville Spring ResiStat Meetings Begin May 1
(Somerville, MA) — Naveo Credit Union has been selected to participate in Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s (FHLBank Boston) Housing Our Workforce (HOW) program.
Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
This is a reply to anonymous who commented on April 25 at 2:23 p.m.
To Anonymous who said we should “buy a parking space” – Having lived here my entire life, I have more than paid for a parking space through excise taxes, property taxes and parking permits. You cannot “buy” a parking space on public property. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: Replying to a Comment of April 25 Regarding Powderhouse Parking
Somerville Media Center presents a Throwback Classic Movie Series at VOX POP (431 Artisan Way, Assembly Row) this Summer on the 3rd Thursdays in May-August! VOX POP is a pop up community, media & arts space powered by Somerville Media Center. Continue reading Somerville Media Center Presents Classic Movie Night Series @ VOX POP
Sponsored by STEALING SOMERVILLE Death of an Urban City To order STEALING SOMERVILLE go to:www.Stealingsomerville.com
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, April 27, the 117th day of 2019 with 248 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:45 and sunset is @ 7:38. 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: 1296 – The Scots were defeated by Edward I at the Battle of Dunbar.
1509 – Pope Julius II excommunicated the Italian state of Venice. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
By Bob Katzen
The Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House a bill designed to make roads safer and decrease the number of fatalities.
The proposal requires bicyclists at night to use both a red rear light and a red rear reflector. Current law requires only a red light or a red reflector. Current law and the new law both require a white light in the front. Continue reading MASS ROAD SAFETY
By Bob Katzen
The Senate 39-1, approved a bill that would allow for residents to choose a third gender option, “X” in lieu of “male” or “female” on an application for a driver’s license, learner’s permit, identification card or liquor purchase identification card. Continue reading GENDER X
By Bob Katzen
The Senate 37-3, overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of a bill that repeals the current law that denies an additional $100 in welfare benefits to children conceived while—or soon after—the family began receiving welfare benefits or, if they had received family welfare benefits in the past. Continue reading CAP ON WELFARE BENEFITS FOR KIDS
By Bob Katzen
The House 160-0, approved a consolidated amendment on housing and mental health. Continue reading HOUSING AND MENTAL HEALTH
By Bob Katzen
The House 160-0, approved a consolidated amendment on veterans and social services. Veterans Committee chair Linda Campbell (D-Methuen) said the consolidated amendment contains increases over last year for many important programs. Continue reading SOCIAL SERVICES AND VETS