The third and final Somerville Night Market of 2019 is happening on Saturday, July 20, from 6-10 p.m., this time with Winter Hill getting in on the fun. Continue reading Somerville July 20: Winter Hill Night Market
It’s a concert so nice, you’ll hear it twice: EchoKids is coming to the Somerville Public Library on Saturday, July 6! Continue reading Somerville-July 6: EchoKids Concert
With all the rain that Somerville has seen this year, it is worth reviewing the efforts the City is making to comply with new federal guidelines regarding stormwater pollution. Continue reading Management Plan Drafted to Help City Combat Stormwater Pollution
Join City staff, the Gilman Square Neighborhood Association, and elected officials for a discussion on ways to implement the Gilman Square Neighborhood Plan. Continue reading Gilman Square Community Meeting, Monday, 7/15
Grab your blanket and lawn chairs and join us for eight weeks of free, outdoor, Thursday-night movies in Seven Hills Park in Davis Square. Continue reading SomerMovie SequelFest Kicks off Thursday, July 11
Come meet our design team and review possible features for the new schoolyard at the Healey School Yard Design Meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Healey School Cafeteria. More info in the City Calendar.
The Somerville Mobile Farmer’s Market kicks off its 9th season on Friday, July 12, and will run through October 19. Continue reading Somerville Mobile Farmer’s Market Season Starts Friday, July 12
The City of Somerville is partnering with the Somerville Garden Club again in 2019 to raise awareness about black swallow-wort (BSW), a very aggressive and invasive, non-native weed that can be found throughout Somerville. Continue reading Removing Black Swallow-Wort and Spreading the Word About Invasive Plants
Please join the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development and Ward 4 Alderman Jesse Clingan on Tuesday evening, July 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for the first community meeting with our landscape architecture team from Warner Larson Associates. Continue reading Healey Schoolyard Design Community Meeting Tuesday, July 9
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 City Councilor J.T. Scott, and Ward 3 City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen invite you to a public meeting for an update on the Somerville Ave. Continue reading Public Meeting to Discuss Next Phase of Construction on Somerville Ave., July 18
By Bob Katzen
The Senate 38-1, approved a bill that would allow public sector unions to charge non-members for the cost of some services and representation. Continue reading STATE ALLOWS UNIONS TO CHARGE NON-UNION MEMBERS FOR SOME COSTS
By Bob Katzen
The Education Committee’s hearing also included legislation that bans the use of any Native American mascot by a public school including names like Redskins, Savages, Indians, Chiefs, Chieftains and Braves. Currently more than 30 schools in the Bay State use Native American mascots. Continue reading THE BAN ON NATIVE-AMERICAN SCHOOL MASCOTS
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
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
By Bob Katzen
The Public Health Committee held a jam-packed hearing on the controversial bill that would allow terminally ill patients with fewer than six months to live to obtain medication they can self-administer to commit suicide. The bill includes many rules and protocols that must be followed before the patient is given the medicine. Continue reading PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE DISCUSSIONS
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on four roll calls from the week of June 24-28. There were no roll calls in the House last week. Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 44 – Report No. 26 June 24-28, 2019
By JoAnn Bocca Rivieccio
Welcome to anyone wanting to make a difference. Somerville Overcoming Addiction will start the monthly meetings up again this month. The meeting is held at 9 New Washington St second floor, second Wednesday of the month at 6:30, Please come all are welcome. We will be talking about the next Vigil being held soon. Continue reading Somerville Overcoming Addiction Updates
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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
By William Tauro
Somerville Avenue in Somerville during Saturday’s microburst thunderstorms.
This is what you get after five years of digging up the roads and five years with yet still no sewer system at the taxpayer’s expense! Continue reading Somerville Under Water
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
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This neutered male cat was found in Somerville. If you believe this may be your cat, please contact the Adoption Center at 617-522-5055 and reference Animal ID A378827.
Pictures and descriptions of all stray cats currently at our adoption center can now be found at https://www.mspca.org/Bostonstraycat