On June 18, 2019, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol at Assembly Row. At approximately 2:38pm, Somerville 9-1-1 received a call for a dispute involving a black male in his 30s, wearing a green baseball cap, green jacket, black jeans carrying a knife. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jarrod LEE (Possession of Dangerous Weapons)
On June 23, 2019 I was working patrol in E4 on the evening shift. At around 1700 I was dispatched to xx Memorial RD, Unit xx (SHA) for an “unwanted.” I was also informed that the person in question was “Tanya Silva.” Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Tanya SILVA (Trespass)
On 6/21/2019, 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, as they pertain to incident #19035062: Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Bayron LOPEZ (Possession of Dangerous Weapon)
By Thomas Grover
The Somerville Lion’s Club held its 2019 Annual installation of officers banquet and clambake last Tuesday to bring in the new officers for 2019-2020 calendar years. Continue reading SOMERVILLE LIONS CLUB MEMBERS READY TO ROLL UP SLEEVES AND GET BACK TO WORK
By Bob Katzen
The Elections Laws Committee held a hearing on a bill that would require eligible voters to cast a ballot in any November General Election or face a fine of $15 that would be added to the non-voter’s state tax liability for each election missed. The measure also clarifies that the voter does not have to actually vote for anyone and is allowed to leave the ballot blank. Continue reading WILL WE BE PAYING A FINE FOR NOT VOTING?
By Bob Katzen
The House 152-0, approved and sent to the Senate a bill that would allow farmers with agricultural deed restrictions on their land to grow hemp. It would also qualify hemp farmers for the property tax breaks currently given to growers of other crops. Continue reading GROWING HEMP IN MASSACHUSETTS
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ votes on two roll calls from the week of June 17-21. There were no roll calls in the Senate last week.
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 44 – Report No. 25 June 17-21, 2019
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, June 24, the 175th day of 2019 with 190 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:07 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: 1314 – Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce won over Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn in Scotland. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Celebrate Haitian art, music, dance, and food at Haiti in the ‘Ville. Continue reading July 6: Celebrate HAITI IN THE ‘VILLE
Join us on Thursday, June 27, for Somerville’s annual Independence Day Fireworks. Come by Trum Field at 6:30 p.m. to catch performances by the USO Metropolitan New York Performers and Booty Vortex. The fireworks will begin around 9:15 p.m.
2019 SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM
Starting July 1, 2019 enjoy FREE breakfast and lunch prepared by Somerville’s award-winning Food and Nutrition Services Department, available all summer for youth under the age of 19. Provided by Somerville Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services Department and by the Somerville Recreation Department. Here’s a list of locations and times where you can enjoy a nutritious meal this summer: Continue reading FREE MEALS ALL SUMMER FOR SOMERVILLE YOUTH!
On June 12, 2019, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol at Assembly Row. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Frank LAPORTA (Shoplifting) at Assembly Row
On the above date and time, I, Officer Steven Johnson, was assigned to a marked traffic enforcement cruiser. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jeff MALLOY (Op MV w/License Susp, Crosswalk Viol)
Photos by Gale Mahan
By William Tauro
This past Saturday, the remains of Army Sergeant George Schipani were buried in Somerville after a memorial ceremony in his honor.
Continue reading Remains of Army Sergeant George Schipani Buried In Somerville
By William Tauro
This past Saturday, the 2019 Annual Somerville/Medford Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony took place at the boathouse on the Mystic River in Somerville.
Continue reading 2019 Somerville/Medford Blessing of the Fleet on the Mystic River