Somerville Remembering “ACE THUNDER BUDDY” Somerville’s Dog 16 Years

Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Lee Anderson on the passing of “Ace Thunder Buddy” Somerville’s Dog.

Ace has been a part of the Somerville community for the past 16 years where many of us have grown fond of him as he became a Somerville celebrity dog over the years with all of his hundreds of Facebook appearances. Continue reading Somerville Remembering “ACE THUNDER BUDDY” Somerville’s Dog 16 Years

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, August 31, the 243rd day of 2019 with 122 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:07 and sunset is @ 7:22. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1823 – Ferdinand VII was restored to the throne of Spain when invited French forces entered Cadiz. The event is known as the Battle of Trocadero. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Speakup Line:Letter To Ward 5 City Councilor Mark Niedergang Regarding Demolition Delay/Historic Ordinance

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

Please share this email to Ward 5 City Councilor Mark Niedergang regarding Demolition Delay/Historic Ordinance

Dear Mark (With great attention to Alderman Ballantyne, Rossetti, and Scott – Who ask great and careful questions on this topic),

Thank you for sending the Flowchart showing the timeline delay of the Demo Review ordinance (for NON-Historic buildings) Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Letter To Ward 5 City Councilor Mark Niedergang Regarding Demolition Delay/Historic Ordinance

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, August 30, the 242nd day of 2019 with 123 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:06 and sunset is @ 7:23. The New Moon is exact @ 6:38 AM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1146 – European leaders outlawed the crossbow. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

City Seeking Members for Human Rights Commission, the Somerville Commission for Women, and the Commission for Persons with Disabilities

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville is seeking to fill vacancies on three commissions under the purview of the Health and Human Services Department: the Human Rights Commission, the Commission for Women, and the Commission for Persons with Disabilities. Continue reading City Seeking Members for Human Rights Commission, the Somerville Commission for Women, and the Commission for Persons with Disabilities

Task Force Releases Recommendations for Creating More Open Space in Somerville

Recommendations to be discussed at September 4 City Council Committee meeting

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville Open Space Creation Task Force recently released a strategy memo with recommendations on new and innovative approaches for the creation of more open space in Somerville, the most densely populated city in New England. Continue reading Task Force Releases Recommendations for Creating More Open Space in Somerville

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, August 29, the 241st day of 2019 with 124 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:05 and sunset is @ 7:25. 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: 1828 – A patent was issued to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Educator Receives Teacher Champion Award

Photo:
From left: Priyadarshini Kumar, ELA/Humanities teacher at Edwards Middle School; Jeff Bellows, VP of Corporate Citizenship + Public Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; and Erin McAleer, President of Project Bread

Edwards Middle School teacher Priyadarshini Kumar honored by Project Bread, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for commitment to ending student hunger Continue reading Somerville Educator Receives Teacher Champion Award

Good Food For All Raises Funds to Provide Match for 600 Families


More than 50 businesses help to sustain a more inclusive farmers market

[Somerville, MA, August 26, 2019] Food insecurity is real in Somerville: 9.5% of residents rely on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and more than 50% of Somerville Public School students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Continue reading Good Food For All Raises Funds to Provide Match for 600 Families

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, August 27, the 239th day of 2019 with 126 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:03 and sunset is @ 7:28. 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: 1660 – The books of John Milton were burned in London due to his attacks on King Charles II. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

I Felt Guilty For a Few Minutes For Somerville Mayor and DPW Commissioner, Then I Realized They Made Their Own Beds With No Consideration For Others

By William Tauro

This past Sunday, just one day after my daughter’s wedding, I attended a wake in Somerville. It was definitely a sad occasion especially after the day I married my daughter off. Continue reading I Felt Guilty For a Few Minutes For Somerville Mayor and DPW Commissioner, Then I Realized They Made Their Own Beds With No Consideration For Others

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Theresa Wahlberg, Ashley Rebelo, Ronnie Tauro, Ellie Loder Chute, Alfred Martins, Stan Boliver, Rui DeMedeiros, Rep Christine Barber, Tom Cappiello, Cheryl Endicott-Ribeiro, Stephanie Almeida, Joao Benevides, J Steve Dalrymple, Sue Barry, Perry D’Alelio, Julie Glassman, Jason Robert, Deb Shea Fede, Dave Oliveira, Isabel Mercauto, Michael A Gilberg, Linda Arias, Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Terrance MORRISON (A&B PO x 5, Resisting & Cambridge Warrants)

On Monday, 8/19/19, I was working my assigned 8AM to 4PM shift in the East-1 cruiser. At approximately 10:17AM, Officer Justin Buswell (East-4), and I were dispatched to 21 Michigan Avenue, apartment x, for a check condition. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Terrance MORRISON (A&B PO x 5, Resisting & Cambridge Warrants)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Shami GRANT (PWID B)

The following is a brief summary pertaining to Incident #19047693

On Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 I, Detective Goncalves, was working in the Somerville Police Drug Unit as Delta-20. At approximately 7:15 p.m., Detectives observed a XXXX, operating a green Honda Accord bearing Massachusetts registration xxxx. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Shami GRANT (PWID B)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, August 24, the 236th day of 2019 with 129 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:00 and sunset is @ 7:33. 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: 0079 – Mount Vesuvius erupted killing approximately 20,000 people. The cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum were buried in volcanic ash. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY PROTECTION

By Bob Katzen

The Labor and Workforce Development Committee gave a favorable report on April 25 to a proposal designed to protect students and employees from being forced or bullied into providing schools and companies with information about and access to their social media accounts. The bill has been stuck in the House Ways and Means Committee since that date. Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY PROTECTION

Everett Mayor To Advocate For Mystic River Pedestrian Bridge To Somerville

My administration is proud to support and advocate for the Mystic River Pedestrian Bridge. As you can see, this will be a wonderful addition to our city’s infrastructure. Here is a copy of a letter I wrote to the Department of Waterways Regulation Program in support of the Mystic River Pedestrian Bridge.

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Continue reading Everett Mayor To Advocate For Mystic River Pedestrian Bridge To Somerville

Somerville City Council Citation Wishing Happy Birthday to Mayor Emeritus Gene Brune 90 More Glorious Years!

By William Tauro

This past Thursday night in the City Council Chambers of Somerville City Hall, during the “Call of the Roll,” City Councilor Ballantyne presented former Somerville Mayor/former Middlesex Registrar of Deeds, Somerville Mayor Emeritus Eugene Brune a Citation “commending Gene Brune on the auspicious occasion of his 90th birthday.” Continue reading Somerville City Council Citation Wishing Happy Birthday to Mayor Emeritus Gene Brune 90 More Glorious Years!

Think You Know Somerville Cuisine, Think Again, Foodie Crawl Tuesday, September 17th 2019.


The Foodie Crawl is a tasting tour of more than a dozen restaurants, who provide a sample of their specialty cuisines. The crawl, which began in 2011, features an incredibly diverse range of food from around the globe, including Brazilian, Ethiopian, Italian, Mexican, Salvadorian, and more. Continue reading Think You Know Somerville Cuisine, Think Again, Foodie Crawl Tuesday, September 17th 2019.

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, August 23, the 235th day of 2019 with 130 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:59 and sunset is @ 7:35. 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: 1838 – The first class graduated from Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, MA. It was one of the first colleges for women. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Sponsored by STEALING SOMERVILLE Death of an Urban City To order STEALING SOMERVILLE go to: www.Amazon.com

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, August 22, the 234th day of 2019 with 131 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:58 and sunset is @ 7:36. 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: 1485 – The War of the Roses ended with the death of England’s King Richard III. He was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field. His successor was Henry V II. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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Get an estimate of your home’s value based on sales price history, local trends and other neighborhood data. Continue reading When Buying or Selling in Somerville There Is No Need to Look Any Further Beyond Our Preferred Berkshire Hathaway Realtors In The City

Somerville Speakup Line:Contractors Hired To Do New Sidewalks on Medford Street Real Sloppy, No Show and Not Done

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

Sidewalks in front of our homes on Medford Street were supposed to be finished by August 16th and as you can see on the signs the dates still reflect the 16th and today is the 21st. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Contractors Hired To Do New Sidewalks on Medford Street Real Sloppy, No Show and Not Done

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, August 21, the 233rd day of 2019 with 132 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:56 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. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Speakup Line:Mayor’s Ten Hills Private Street Party Hits Sour Note for Sunsetters

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

The Somerville Sunsetters, a great bunch of talented Somerville students doing an awesome job here in the city that always draws large crowds except when they appeared on Ten Hills In Somerville. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Mayor’s Ten Hills Private Street Party Hits Sour Note for Sunsetters

Is Somerville Medford Street Bridge Closed For Other Reasons? Video Article

By William Tauro

The real reason that the Medford Street Bridge is closed to commuter traffic is not for the construction of the new high school at all, but for their own personal gain so don’t be fooled.

The draining system that they’re digging in Gilman Square it’s not for the tracks because train tracks don’t flood, it’s for a big ass building on the top of the hill that these hacks are building for themselves.

So think about it the next time that you’re stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on McGrath Highway 🤔

Click on link below to view video:

https://youtu.be/czsOO5umHCg

SPECIAL PERSON OF THE WEEK:THERESA HUSSEY ROGERS

Meet this weeks special person of the week Somerville DPW’s Theresa Hussey Rogers

Just this past year our family heard about what has been happening with Theresa Hussey at the water and sewer department last year. Her suspension came as a shock to us, since throughout the years she has gone above and beyond in helping our family with our sewer issues. Continue reading SPECIAL PERSON OF THE WEEK:THERESA HUSSEY ROGERS

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, August 19, the 231st day of 2019 with 134 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:54 and sunset is @ 7:41. 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: 1812 – “Old Ironsides” (the USS Constitution) won a battle against the British frigate Guerriere east of Nova Scotia.
1848 – The discovery of gold in California was reported by the New York Herald. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Arts Council Sponsors ‘Black, Brown & Queer Fest’ in Union Square on August 24

Multi-disciplinary arts festival to feature Queer and trans artists of color.

SOMERVILLE – The Somerville Arts Council is partnering with Oompa, a nationally-acclaimed, Boston- born, poet, rapper, and educator, to present a Black, Brown & Queer, a QTPOC (Queer and Trans, person of color) multi-disciplinary arts festival. Continue reading Somerville Arts Council Sponsors ‘Black, Brown & Queer Fest’ in Union Square on August 24

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Taylor LACORTE (Unarmed Robbery, Narcotics, False ID Info, RSP)

On 15 August, 2019 at approximately 12:33 a.m. I was assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division car E3. I was dispatched, along with car E2 (Officer Nick Moreira), to Belmont Street at Summer Street for a report of a robbery. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Taylor LACORTE (Unarmed Robbery, Narcotics, False ID Info, RSP)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, August 18, the 230th day of 2019 with 135 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:53 and sunset is @ 7:42. 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: 1227 – The Mongol conqueror Ghengis Khan died. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Top Comments From Somerville News Weekly News Site On: Safe Heroin Injection Sites In Somerville

Why don’t Somerville follow Malden. Check out Malden Over Addiction and learn what it represents. I attended a fundraiser for this cause in Malden back in May and could not believe what they do for addicts and how many lives they have changed for the better. I highly doubt there is place created there for people to go and shoot Heroin. This is a terrible idea. Come up with something like Malden did and watch the support you will get. Continue reading Top Comments From Somerville News Weekly News Site On: Safe Heroin Injection Sites In Somerville

Somerville Speakup Line: Clarification From Local 76 Union President Tom Ross:Mayor’s Quote “Could Not Be Further Than The Truth”

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

Somerville Firefighters Local 76
August 15 at 9:09 AM ·
Clarification from Local 76 Union President Tom Ross:

In a recent WBUR interview with Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, regarding safe injection sites for I.V drug users, The Mayor was quoted that Somerville Police, Firefighters and EMT’s are all on board. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: Clarification From Local 76 Union President Tom Ross:Mayor’s Quote “Could Not Be Further Than The Truth”

Somerville Speakup Line:Parking on Broadway In Front of Trum Field Is Totally Ridiculous

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

This is just an old retired cops opinion. I didn’t think it could get any crazier in Somerville than Mass. Ave, Central Sq. Cambridge, with trucks, buses, m/v’s & bicyclist, competing against each other in an old fashion demolition derby. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Parking on Broadway In Front of Trum Field Is Totally Ridiculous

Somerville Speakup Line:Hank Hansen Park In The Dark Totally Unacceptable

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

Around memorial day, I called Somerville is 311, and put in a request for the light that’s been out for months on Hank Hansen Park, Congressional medal of honor recipient and Somerville resident who died or just after raising the flag on Iwo Jima, they told me it would be fixed in a couple weeks, Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Hank Hansen Park In The Dark Totally Unacceptable

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, August 17, the 229th day of 2019 with 136 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:52 and sunset is @ 7:44. 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: 1790 – The capital city of the U.S. moved to Philadelphia from New York City.
1807 – Robert Fulton’s “North River Steam Boat” (known as the “Clermont”) began heading up New York’s Hudson River on its successful round-trip to Albany. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, August 14, the 226th day of 2019 with 139 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:49 and sunset is @ 7:48. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1248 – The rebuilding of the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, began after being destroyed by fire. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Speakup Line:The Real Story, The Truth, The Lies

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

Joe “Corleone” Curtatone is not who you think he is. I was asked by a television host last year why the citizens of Somerville keep electing him. “Banners and bike lanes,” I replied. I went on to explain that Joe considers himself a well-dressed Bernie Sanders, when in fact he is Michael Corleone.” I stole that line from an alderman, sorry, city council person. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:The Real Story, The Truth, The Lies

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Alexis Pantanella, Harper Grace Pantanella, Robert Casey, Norman Mahan, Max Costa, Michael Cabral JR., Brandon Wilson, Joe Mancuso, Aaron Lewis, Mary Shea Amaral Mulligan, Tracy L. Hollander, Richard Foscarota, Al Vitiello, Michael Scarpa, John K. Klanian, Bert Oliveira, Jr Biagio, Dawn Silvestri-See, Ellen Wright, Renée fucci Anderson, Donna Ryan Brietzke, Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Somerville Mystic Valley Parkway Neighbors Up In Arms, Raise Deep Concerns With Nobody Listening and Possible Municipal Conflicts

By William Tauro

When you stroll down 501 Mystic Valley Parkway in Somerville, you at one time until recently could walk along what was once a natural forest on a rather large residential parcel of land that had dozens of tall pine trees. Continue reading Somerville Mystic Valley Parkway Neighbors Up In Arms, Raise Deep Concerns With Nobody Listening and Possible Municipal Conflicts

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, August 12, the 224th day of 2019 with 141 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:47 and sunset is @ 7:51. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1676 – “King Phillip’s War” came to an end with the killing of Indian chief King Phillip. The war between the Indians and the Europeans lasted for two years. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Sponsored by STEALING SOMERVILLE Death of an Urban City To order STEALING SOMERVILLE go to: www.Amazon.com

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, August 10, the 222nd day of 2019 with 143 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:45 and sunset is @ 7:54. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1792 – King Louis XVI was taken into custody by mobs during the French Revolution. He was executed the following January after being put on trial for treason.
1809 – Ecuador began its fight for independence from Spain. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer