With the annual Historic Preservation Month (May) events behind us, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) announced this week a revised schedule for spring events that were postponed due to inclement weather, as well as a revised Continue reading Somerville Historic Preservation Commission Releases Revised Events Schedule for 2019
On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, while assigned to Bravo unit, I was monitoring vehicular traffic with Officer Khoury on Mystic Avenue (public way in the city of Somerville). At approximately 5:00 P.M., we observed a black Toyota Camry bearing Massachusetts registration xxxx traveling East on Mystic Ave, failed to display headlights while it was raining and the wipers were on. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Marcus COLE (PWID B, RSP, Drink Alcohol in MV… etc) and Leroy LIVINGSTON-GALES (PWID B, RSP, Drink Alcohol in MV… etc)
On Wednesday, May 29, 2019 while assigned to Bravo Unit, I received a telephone call from Home Depot loss prevention officer XXXX stating he observed two known shoplifters place several rolls of wire in a shopping cart and started walking towards the exit. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: James BUSH (Larceny Over, Conspiracy)
On May 31, 2019, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol at Assembly Row. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Ernesto BONILLA (Larceny Under)
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On Saturday, June 1, 2019, I, Officer David Ruf, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser West-6, for the Somerville Police Department. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Damon FELIX-ELIE (Op MV w/Susp License, Disorderly, Resisting Arrest)
On Sunday, 6/2/2019, I, Officer DiFava, was on duty for the Somerville Police department operating marked cruiser 786. At approximately 1852 hrs, I was dispatched to 4X Russell street for a report of a suspicious person described as a female, very tanned wearing a purple shirt. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Danielle WALSH (B&E Daytime Felony, RSP)
On June 2, 2019, while on full uniform patrol in marked unit West 5, I, Officer Marika DuVal, along with my partner, Officer Alex Lorenti, were dispatched to a unwanted person at Trina’s Starlight Lounge at 3 Beacon Street. Lt. Jeff DiGregorio responded as back up.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Anthony COZZOLINO (Disorderly, Resisting Arrest, A&B PO)
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, June 03, the 154th day of 2019 with 211 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:08 and sunset is @ 8:15. The New Moon is exact @ 6:03 AM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1098 – Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seized Antioch, Turkey.
1539 – Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Special Mass in Honor of St. Anthony of Padua, June 9, 2019, 9:30 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 325 Cambridge Street, East Cambridge. Continue reading SPECIAL FEAST DAY MASS IN HONOR OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 9:30 A.M. MASS
Jason Fucile, a life long Somerville resident and a Somerville High School graduate of the class of 1999. Continue reading THE SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY’S SPECIAL PERSON OF THE WEEK JASON FUCILE
By Alan Bingham
The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission Thursday night held the Preservation Awards Ceremony at the armory. Continue reading Somerville Historic Preservation Commission Awards Ceremony
Volunteers needed for the Engage for Brain Health Study. Are you starting to have problems with your memory or have trouble climbing stairs? Engage B might be right for you! 24 week study for people 60 to 89 years of age. Call Chris at 617-625-6600, ext. 2315 or email him at ckowaleski@Somervillema.gov for questions and additional information. Continue reading May 31, 2019 Somerville Council on Aging Weekly updates & information
By Bob Katzen
Bill (H 1999) Creates a Task Force on the Impact of Obesity to examine the impact of obesity in the state including the cost implications for employer and employee premiums and out of pocket expenses, lost productivity, impacts on wellness and health, comorbidities and on the overall costs to the health care system. Continue reading OBESITY TASK FORCE BILL DISCUSSIONS ON BEACON HILL
By Bob Katzen
Several bills were the subject of a recent hearing held by the Veterans and Federal Affairs Committee including: Continue reading MASSACHUSETTS BILLS TO HELP VETERANS
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ votes on two roll calls from the week of May 27-May 31. There were no roll calls in the Senate last week. Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 44 -Report No. 22 May 27-31, 2019
DavisNOW.org, the community group who developed the ‘punchlist’ of problems in Davis Square (go to http://online.flipbuilder.com/havm/vrsp/) will be holding a public progress update meeting on June 10 at the (new) Dilboy Post, 351 Summer St, starting at 6.30pm. Continue reading Davis Square Repairs – Public meeting June 10:
By Caroline Colarusso
A deceptively named bill, the Work and Family Mobility Act, is being considered by the Massachusetts legislature. As reported by the State House News Service: “if approved, it would permit all qualified residents, regardless of immigration status, to receive a standard license under the state’s now-two-tiered system.” Continue reading Should Non-Citizens Get a Driver’s License?