GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, April 29, the 120th day of 2020 with 246 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:41 and sunset is @ 7:41. 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: 1289 – Qala’un, the Sultan of Egypt, captured Tripoli. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Hotline to the Underground April 27, 2020 By Joe Viglion

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Needham’s GOLD DUST still rocking…
Twenty tracks on the blue and gold Hard Love album from Gold Dust offer an audio display that sizzles as driving as 80’s Ozzy Osborne, Motley Crue, Ratt and other hitmakers from metal’s glory days. “Journey Through the Darkness” is a terrific opener with David Kiah’s lead vocals and bass working alongside drummer Jay Couper’s solid time-keeping and his twin brother Scott Couper offering blazing guitar. Continue reading Hotline to the Underground April 27, 2020 By Joe Viglion

The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

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Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville and around the Square! Happy Birthday to Herb Vargus, Gianna Ferrera, Olivia Yarasitis, Michael W Stewart, Patrick Oconnell, Joseph Cirinna, Paige Hardy, Stephen Hardy, Alyssa Augello, John Cessna, Billy Williams, Jackie Piques, Jillian Marie Franklin, Vincent Migliore, Graziano Mallone, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: RE: Edward ATWELL (OUI Liquor 2nd Offense, Op MV with License Suspended)

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On 03/08/2020, while assigned to marked unit East-2, I responded to a Motor vehicle stop. A bolo had been called out for A MA registration xxxxx for a check condition. The operator, Edward Atwell was believed to be intoxicated, I would note that Mr. Atwell’s license is also suspended. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: RE: Edward ATWELL (OUI Liquor 2nd Offense, Op MV with License Suspended)

Somerville Requires Mask or Face Covering in All Indoor and Outdoor Public Spaces

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Order goes into effect Wednesday, April 29; Grace period will be granted to allow community time to comply

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“It’s encouraging how many residents are already wearing masks, and we will work with understanding to help others do so as well.” –Chief of Police David Fallon Continue reading Somerville Requires Mask or Face Covering in All Indoor and Outdoor Public Spaces

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone Launches COVID-19 Mitigation Plan with Community-Wide Testing, Tracking, Contact Tracing, and Safe Social Isolation Plan

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Plan Includes Testing Partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance that Opens Free Testing to All Residents With and Without Symptoms Continue reading Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone Launches COVID-19 Mitigation Plan with Community-Wide Testing, Tracking, Contact Tracing, and Safe Social Isolation Plan

Caroline Colarusso For Congress

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2020 has been an unprecedented year. Many of us have suffered great losses, but we still maintain our resiliency as Americans. We carry the American spirit. I am asking you to help me qualify for the Congressional ballot. Due to a court decision we are allowed to collect signatures electronically. I need 1500 signatures by May 5th in order to qualify. This is a major undertaking so please sign electronically by clicking Continue reading Caroline Colarusso For Congress

REQUIRE REPORTING OF COVID-19 CASES

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By Bob Katzen

The House approved and sent to the Senate legislation that would require long-term care facilities, assisted living residences, elderly housing facilities and the Soldiers’ Homes in Chelsea and Holyoke to report daily to local departments of health, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and residents’ families and guardians the number of known COVID-19 positive cases and mortalities among residents and staff at the facility. Continue reading REQUIRE REPORTING OF COVID-19 CASES