GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, April 26, the 117th day of 2020 with 249 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:46 and sunset is @ 7:38. 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: 1478 – Pazzi conspirators attacked Lorenzo and killed Giuliano de’Medici. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, April 23, the 114th day of 2020 with 252 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:50 and sunset is @ 7:34. 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: 1348 – The first English order of knighthood was founded. It was the Order of the Garter. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville’s Senior Buildings Ordered to Share COVID-19 Safety Plans

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Plans must include provisions for cleaning, ending non-essential visits, and stopping gatherings within the building.

SOMERVILLE, MA – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Board of Health issued an order requiring senior housing facilities to share existing COVID-19 safety plans or formally create plans and policies Continue reading Somerville’s Senior Buildings Ordered to Share COVID-19 Safety Plans

Coordinated Somerville Community Effort Leads to Closing of Digital Divide for Public School Students

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Somerville Public Schools nears 100% connectivity for families through targeted interventions, personalized approach

Somerville, MA – By the end of next week, Somerville Public Schools officials anticipate that close to 100% of families in the district will have internet access, thanks to intense and coordinated efforts by SPS and other City staff members, working in partnership with local service provider, Comcast. Continue reading Coordinated Somerville Community Effort Leads to Closing of Digital Divide for Public School Students

4,000 Masks Distributed to Senior Buildings in Somerville/21,000 Ready-to-Eat Meals Provided to Residents

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Somerville Public Schools and the City’s Emergency Food Pantry are serving a growing number of residents each week.

SOMERVILLE, MA – This week the City of Somerville distributed 4,000 facial masks to residents in senior living facilities across the city. Continue reading 4,000 Masks Distributed to Senior Buildings in Somerville/21,000 Ready-to-Eat Meals Provided to Residents

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, April 22, the 113th day of 2020 with 253 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:52 and sunset is @ 7:33. The New Moon is exact @ 10:27 PM EDT. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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 Jay Forestier, Susan Abbott Hickey, Daniel Tamburello, Nicole Streeter, Nicole Dello Russo, Joan Dwyer, Dina Benevides, Mena Tuccinardi, Jack Connolly, Frank Bakey, Jimmy Loveless, Kathy Coakley Dion, David A. McNeil, Kathy Peckham, Fran Palmisano Salamone, Patti DiPaola-Covelle, Bob DiGuardia, Dawn LaValley, Nancy Beach Bunny Shea, William Beatty, Geoff Diehl, Cathy DeStefano, Debby Bartolomeu, Celia Miller-Saltman, Tina Kneeland, Helen King, Jenny Moura, Hirsh Gardner, Bob Medeiros, Matt Cyrus, Karen Chaille Lima, Joey McEdmunds, Michael David, George Dicicco, Augustus Walsh, Richard Scirocco, Former Somerville Mayor Dorothy Kelly Gay, Nancy Medeiros, Bill Decologero, Joe Rogers, Karl Bloedow, Cynthia Oldham, Gary Messina Sr., Joann Cetrullo, Frank Donato, Thomas Leyne, Johnny Scarpelli, Happy birthday thambi, Koda Denk, Ricky Colarusso, Carol Duffy, Anita Lynn, Happy 16th Birthday to Antonio Michael Anderson, Happy 73rd Birthday to Mrs. Gambino and Happy 80th Birthday to Mr. Ferranti

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, April 20, the 111th day of 2020 with 255 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:55 and sunset is @ 7:31. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1139 – The Second Lateran Council opened in Rome. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

NO COVID-19 LIABILITY

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By Bob Katzen

The House and Senate approved and sent to Governor Charlie Baker legislation that would make health care professionals and health care facilities immune from lawsuits and civil liability for any damages alleged to have been sustained by an act or omission by the health care professional or health care facility in the course of providing health care services during the period of the COVID-19 emergency. Continue reading NO COVID-19 LIABILITY

VOTE BY MAIL?

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By Bob Katzen

Senator Becca Rausch and Representative  Adrian Madaro have filed bills to permit voting by mail for all state primaries and general elections. Under the bill, which would be effective beginning with the 2020 election, the secretary of state would send every registered voter affiliated with a party a ballot by mail with a prepaid return envelope 18 days before the Sept. 1 primary election and the Nov. 3 general election. Continue reading VOTE BY MAIL?