REQUIRE LOCKDOWN DRILLS AT SCHOOLS

By Bob Katzen

The Education Committee held a hearing on a proposal that would require each every public or private elementary and secondary school, in consultation with the local police department, to establish critical incident response protocols for the school, including protocols for active shooters and other critical incidents during classes, breaks between classes, lunch, assembly and fire alarms. Continue reading REQUIRE LOCKDOWN DRILLS AT SCHOOLS

THE BAN TOXIC FLAME RETARDANTS

By Bob Katzen

The Committee on Public Health has recommended passage of a bill that would ban 10 toxic flame retardants from children’s products, bedding, carpeting and residential upholstered furniture sold or manufactured in Massachusetts, except for inventory already manufactured prior to June 1, 2020. Another provision requires the Department of Environmental Protection to review, at least every three years, chemical flame retardants used in these products and include them on the list of prohibited chemical flame retardants that are documented to pose a health risk. Continue reading THE BAN TOXIC FLAME RETARDANTS

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, June 30, the 181st day of 2019 with 184 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:10 and sunset is @ 8:25. 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: 1097 – The Crusaders defeated the Turks at Dorylaeum.
1841 – The Erie Railroad rolled out its first passenger train. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Letter from the Editor:Meeting to Promote Police Sgt to LT who Photocopied Penis on Elementary School Computer

This coming Monday night (July 1st), conveniently when most of the city residents are away on vacation during the Fourth of July week, the City of Somerville will hold a meeting with city council members from 6pm until they adjourn that evening.

The meeting will include a recommendation from our own Mayor Joseph Curtatone for the second time trying to sneak in a request for the promotion of a Somerville Police Sgt to Lieutenant. Continue reading Letter from the Editor:Meeting to Promote Police Sgt to LT who Photocopied Penis on Elementary School Computer