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 TUESDAY, December 31, the 365th day of 2019 with 00 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:13 and sunset is @ 4:20. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1687 – The first Huguenots set sail from France for the Cape of Good Hope, where they would later create the South African wine industry with the vines they took with them on the voyage. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Out Of Control Car Crashes Into Somerville Dunkin Donuts Hitting Pedestrian

By William Tauro

This past Tuesday New Years Eve morning, two vehicles collided causing one vehicle to crash into a Dunkin’ Donuts Shop striking and narrowly missing a pedestrian from a more serious impact by inches.

The incident occurred at 11:10 AM at the intersection of Broadway and McGrath Highway in Somerville.
After the two vehicles collided on McGrath Highway one of them lost control, spun around crashing into the building causing it to be wedged between a utility pole in the Dunkin Donuts backside door trapping the vehicle’s driver in the car.

A pedestrian was standing at the crosswalk waiting for the signal light to turn when one of the vehicles slightly struck him narrowly missing a more tragic situation by only inches.

An Arlington police officer who was on a nearby detail happened to be at the scene amongst all the confusion and chaos who was commencing rescue efforts minutes before Somerville Police and Fire first responders arrived and began treating the victims for injuries sustained from the crash.

Photo:Pedestrian sitting down leaning on light pole after being struck by motor vehicle.



WHEN BUYING OR SELLING IN SOMERVILLE THERE IS NO NEED TO LOOK ANY FURTHER BEYOND OUR PREFERRED BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY REALTORS IN THE CITY

Somerville’s Own Preferred Berkshire Hathaway Realtors

They know great homes.

And they know how to sell them.

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 Residents Participating in Final Plunge for Pete Frates

Ariel photos by Jay Burnham of North Shore Drone Services

By William Tauro

Hundreds on people including many Somerville residents dipped into the icy Atlantic this past Sunday at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester for the Final Plunge for Pete Frates for the fight against ALS.

As the event took place, air planes flew overhead and Continue reading Somerville Residents Participating in Final Plunge for Pete Frates

Hotline to the Underground By Joe Viglione:Kenneth Highland’s New Year’s Resolution – Going Solo on January 1, 2020 and other music reviews of interest

Legendary New England area guitarist Kenneth Highland begins his “2020 solo career” at 11 PM on December 31, perhaps playing his “greatest hits” from such recording groups as The Gizmos, Johnny and Continue reading Hotline to the Underground By Joe Viglione:Kenneth Highland’s New Year’s Resolution – Going Solo on January 1, 2020 and other music reviews of interest

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday to Donna Clark, Jack Farrell, Jim Farrell, Joe giovanello, Laura Delorey, Cristina DiSchino, Paul McBrine, Jim McNally, Carol Cappiello, Gina Salamone Castiello, Diane Rose, Thomas Ross, Debbie Jennings Hayes, John Brady, Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line:Christmas At The South Middlesex Registry of Deeds

Dear Billy T and Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line,
Could you please publish this letter for us minions who refuse to curtsey to this animal aka “Dragon Lady”

At a Sparsely attended holiday lunch on December 19, for which staff paid, Register Maria Curtatone stole the Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line:Christmas At The South Middlesex Registry of Deeds

MINIMUM WAGE HIKE ON JANUARY 1

By Bob Katzen

The state’s minimum wage goes from $12 per hour to $12.75 per hour beginning January 1. It is the second step in an annual hike of 75 cents over five years until it reaches $15 per hour in 2023. The Legislature approved the raise and

This content is for Monthly Membership $1.99 and Yearly Membership $9.99 members only.
Log In Register

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 SUNDAY, December 29, the 363rd day of 2019 with 02 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:13 and sunset is @ 4:18. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1170 – St. Thomas à Becket, the 40th archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in his own cathedral by four knights acting on Henry II’s orders. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Speakup Line: I would like to honor my dad, Stephen F. Kerins who turned 80 years old the day after Christmas

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

I would like to honor my dad, Stephen F. Kerins who turned 80 years old the day after Christmas. Dad was born, in County Clare, Ireland to Annie and John Kerins. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: I would like to honor my dad, Stephen F. Kerins who turned 80 years old the day after Christmas

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, December 26, the 360th day of 2019 with 05 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:12 and sunset is @ 4:16. The New Moon is exact@ 7:12 AM EST. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1620 – The Pilgrim Fathers landed at New Plymouth, MA, to found Plymouth Colony, with John Carver as Governor. 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 TUESDAY, December 24, the 358th day of 2019 with 07 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:11 and sunset is @ 4:15. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1814 – The War of 1812 between the U.S. and Britain was ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in Belgium. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Speakup Line: Response to Erica Jones Article on Broadway’s New Bus-only Lanes

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

This is the response to Erica Jones Article on Broadway’s New Bus-only Lanes

On this statement;

Ward 5 Councilor Mark Niedergang, chair of the Traffic and Parking Commission, acknowledged Moore as the Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: Response to Erica Jones Article on Broadway’s New Bus-only Lanes

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 MONDAY, December 23, the 357th day of 2019 with 08 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:11 and sunset is @ 4:14. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1783 – George Washington returned home to Mount Vernon, after the disbanding of his army following the Revolutionary War. 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 SUNDAY, December 22, the 356th day of 2019 with 09 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:10 and sunset is @ 4:14. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1715 – James Stuart, the “Old Pretender”, landed at Petershead after his exile in France. 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, December 21, the 355th day of 2019 with 10 to follow. Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere at 11:19 PM EST. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:10 and sunset is @ 4:13. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1620 – The “Mayflower”, and its passengers, pilgrims from England, landed at Plymouth Rock, MA. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville’s Inauguration Ceremonies Scheduled for Monday, January 6

The City of Somerville’s Inauguration Ceremonies and Inauguration Addresses by Mayor Curtatone, the incoming President of the City Council, and incoming Chairperson of the Somerville School Committee will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, in the Somerville High School auditorium, 81 Highland Ave. Organizational meetings of the City Council and School Committee will

This content is for Monthly Membership $1.99 and Yearly Membership $9.99 members only.
Log In Register

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 FRIDAY, December 20, the 354th day of 2019 with 11 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:09 and sunset is @ 4:13. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1606 – The “Susan Constant,” “Godspeed” and “Discovery” set sail from London. Their landing at Jamestown, VA, was the start of the first permanent English settlement in America. 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, December 19, the 353rd day of 2019 with 12 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:09 and sunset is @ 4:13. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1154 – Henry II became King of England. 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 TUESDAY, December 17, the 351st day of 2019 with 14 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:07 and sunset is @ 4:12. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1777 – France recognized American independence.
1791 – A traffic regulation in New York City established the first street to go “One Way.”
1830 – South American patriot Simon Bolivar died in Colombia. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Police Completes the IACP One Mind Campaign Pledge

(From the Left: Captain Richard Lavey, Deputy Chief: James Stanford, Captain James Donovan, Deputy Chief Stephen Carrabino, Chief David Fallon, COHR Director Patricia Contente, Captain Christopher Ward. )


Somerville, MA—The Somerville Police Department is pleased to announce that they have completed a pledge they took to improve their

This content is for Monthly Membership $1.99 and Yearly Membership $9.99 members only.
Log In Register

Letter from the Editor:Lifelong Somerville Senior Evicted, Tossed to the Curb, Displaced By Developer

This is a thread of postings from beginning to end that I posted on “The Pride of Somerville Facebook page” this past Monday. It’s about a proud Somerville Senior citizen who was evicted, kicked to the curb and displaced in Somerville this past month and who was not heard from in over a month.
What have we become as a community?

A special thank you goes out to

This content is for Monthly Membership $1.99 and Yearly Membership $9.99 members only.
Log In Register

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Joekeem NELSON (Poss Counterfeit Press Credit Card, Non-Cardholder Sign Credit Card, Forge or Utter Forged Credit Card) Assembly Row

On 12/13/2019, while assigned to marked unit East-1, I was dispatched with East-4 (Officer Goulart) to Earls Kitchen. The RP, XXXX, the General Manager of the restaurant advised dispatch that the

This content is for Monthly Membership $1.99 and Yearly Membership $9.99 members only.
Log In Register

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 MONDAY, December 16, the 350th day of 2019 with 15 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:07 and sunset is @ 4:12. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1653 – Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. 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 SUNDAY, December 15, the 349th day of 2019 with 16 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:06 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1654 – A meteorological office established in Tuscany began recording daily temperature readings. 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, December 14, the 348th day of 2019 with 17 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:05 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1503 – Physician, astrologer and clairvoyant Nostradamus was born at St. Remy, Provence, France. 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 FRIDAY, December 13, the 347th day of 2019 with 18 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:04 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1577 – Five ships under the command of Sir Francis Drake left Plymouth, England, to embark on Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe. The journey took almost three years. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Letter From The Editor:Somerville City Councilor’s BS Factor Rising

By William Tauro

This Letter from the Editor is in regards my previous LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: “DISCUSSION WITH SOMERVILLE CITY COUNCILOR MARK NIEDERGANG REGARDING MY RECENT ARTICLE ON BUS/BIKE LANE”

I’m calling out Somerville City Councilor Mark Neidergang with his stating of “THOUSANDS” of Villens bike.

THOUSANDS not HUNDREDS, but THOUSANDS! He is full of exaggerated numbers and pie in the sky theories!

This content is for Monthly Membership $1.99 and Yearly Membership $9.99 members only.
Log In Register

Somerville Speakup Line: My personal statement for Broadway Somerville by Arthur Moore

Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,

I am not against bikes being a former biker. I am concerned about the businesses in Winter Hill that are losing 25 to 75% of their business due to the bike and bus lanes. I can’t imagine any one of you would like to wake up one morning and

This content is for Monthly Membership $1.99 and Yearly Membership $9.99 members only.
Log In Register

Letter From The Editor: Discussion With Somerville City Councilor Mark Niedergang Regarding My Recent Article on Bus/Bike Lane

This past Wednesday I received a text from Somerville City Councilor for Ward 5 Mark Niedergang regarding a recent article that I wrote for the front page of the Somerville News Weekly titled “BICYCLES AND BUSES IN SOMERVILLE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AN ALTERNATIVE, NOT A REPLACEMENT.”

The text thread feed reads as posted:

(Mark Niedergang wrote)
Billy, seriously (to quote you) yes, I know and Continue reading Letter From The Editor: Discussion With Somerville City Councilor Mark Niedergang Regarding My Recent Article on Bus/Bike Lane

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 WEDNESDAY, December 11, the 345th day of 2019 with 20 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:03 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1282 – Llywelyn (Llewelyn ap Gruffydd) was killed in Cilmeri, central Wales.
1719 – The first recorded sighting of the aurora borealis took place in New England. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville’s Mitchells Bakery – A short story from my youth, With Arthur Moore

Another one from my brother Richard Moore

During the late 1950s and early 60s I would look forward to a very special weekly event , every Thursday morning i would walk over to Mitchells bakery and get the deal of a lifetime . I would be awake early waiting with great anticipation for my mom to hand me 50 cents and Continue reading Somerville’s Mitchells Bakery – A short story from my youth, With Arthur Moore

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 TUESDAY, December 10, the 344th day of 2019 with 21 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:02 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1520 – Martin Luther publicly burned the papal edict. The papacy demanded that he recant or face excommunication. Luther refused and was formally expelled from the church in January 1521. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday to Jason Castle, Jimmy Veneziano, Gravin Zaiyken Guillen, Frankie Santangelo, Mariamanuela Bairos, Maureen Graziano, Fred Castle, Neil W McCabe, Eva Montebello, Carl Stagliano, Michael Walsh, Lu Ro, Patrick Healey, John L DeSimone, Patty Hanberry Gately, Irene Bremis, Frank Novello, Holly Boyden Saulnier, Debbie Mahoney, Carol Siciliano Bailey, Kathy Barrett-Pitcher, Joseph Nargie, Cheryl Callahan, Joe Pereira, Lisa Rodes, Patricia Zirpolo, Annamarie Tortora, Joe Roberts and Happy Birthday to Mrs Deoliveira

Sent in by our readers! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week Salutes Pete Frates

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Pete Frates

By: Kirk Fox/ Legacy.com

Pete Frates raised millions of dollars for ALS research by popularizing the ALS ice bucket challenge. Frates was a captain on the Boston College baseball team who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week Salutes Pete Frates

Bicycles and Buses In Somerville Should Be Considered an Alternative, Not a Replacement

By William Tauro

We’ve seen some far-fetched decisions that have affected thousands of residents here in Somerville who instead of working together are being torn apart by this administration and city council.

One of the major proponents that has been the biggest culprit in creating this hostile environment here in

This content is for Monthly Membership $1.99 and Yearly Membership $9.99 members only.
Log In Register

Somerville’s First Conservation Restriction Executed, Will Preserve Site in East Somerville as Perpetual Open Space

The former 5 Palmer Ave. site will be protected as open space through a partnership between the City of Somerville, Community Preservation Committee, and Groundwork Somerville. SOMERVILLE – The former parcel at 5 Palmer Ave. in Somerville will be perpetually conserved as open space, thanks to the city’s first-ever conservation restriction which was executed in…

This content is for Monthly Membership $1.99 and Yearly Membership $9.99 members only.
Log In Register