Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: Is A Former Alderman/Attorney /Developor & His Mayoral Partner Trying to Sneak in a 91 Unit Developent at 28-44 Broadway? Must Attend Meeting August 4th

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Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,

Please explain how this can be built? Seriously 91 units 26 parking spots and 85 bike spaces….

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, July 29, the 211th day of 2020 with 155 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:33 and sunset is @ 8:08. 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: 1588 – The English defeated the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines.

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Somerville Thanking Little Sisters of the Poor With Farewell Drive By

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Photo:Former Mayor Gene Brune organized a Farewell Drive By “Thank You” for the Little Sisters of the Poor located at 186 Highland Avenue. The procession was led by Somerville Fire Department and Somerville Police Department Honor Guards with SFD Engine 7 and C3 participating. Shown below (L-R) Gene Brune & District Chief Jay Keane.

By Gene Brune

It was a sad day on Sunday when about 100 cars turned out to do a drive by at the home of The Little Sisters on Highland Ave. The drive by was lead by Police motorcycles, the Somerville Police and Fire Honor Guards, Fire Engine’s, Cataldo’s Ambulance Service, Bishop Reed, and about 100 cars all decorated with balloons donated by Susan and Joann Fontano, and signs thanking the Sisters for the 150 years of service to Somerville and greater Boston.

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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 Jimmy DelPonte, Joanne Gallo, Jake Connors, Bruce Rollins, Marisa Tauro, Salvatore Caruso, Erin Henry, Joey Kreimeyer, Cadence Brooke Medeiros, Sarah Gauthier, Michael Giso, Ray Robinson, Jason Dorant, Anne Collette Piques, Craig S Freni, Miriam Buda, John P. Ferranti, Bill Brouck, Mary Haley, Thomas Gouveia, Vivaldo Meneses, Anna Buonopane, Janice Delory, Linda Marie MC, Judy Hagerty Halloran, Jennie Aho, Edward Killoren, Mark Niedergang, Corey Norton, Doti Wedge-Metivier, David Bunton, Daniel Bowden, Patricia Parks Coleman, John Coyne, Gavin Tan, Michael Delicato, Robert Carnes, Mario Luis, Lenny Russel, Kay Camara , Jennifer Jones, Ernestina Cunha, Robert Leung, Rosemarie Sousa, Robert Leung, AcAc aka Anthony Cataldo, Charles Casella, Stephan Abele, Jack Walsh, Marlene Foster Bouchard, Giuseppe Albanese, Darlene DeFrancesco, Tommy O’Connor, Joseph Szulewski, Barbara Spindler, Charlie Gravell, Viviana Dragani, Margo Aalsh, Suzanne Lograsso, Paul Bellino, Mike Morrison, Jim Hughes, Dominic Marcellino, Camille Stiles, David Badger, Mark Tauro, Stephen Pesci Ferrara, Suzy Callan Scalezse, Ronnie Bagnera, Tony Cataldo and Nicholas Oliveira
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STATE APPROVES CHANGES IN POLICING

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By Bob Katzen

The House 93-66, approved a bill making changes in the state’s policing system. The measure creates a Police Officer Standards and Accreditation Committee (POSAC)—an independent state entity composed of law enforcement professionals, community members and racial justice advocates—to standardize the certification, training and decertification of police officers for misconduct including bias, conviction of a felony, submission of false timesheets and use of excessive force. Continue reading STATE APPROVES CHANGES IN POLICING

SMALL BREWERS/WHOLESALERS DISTRIBUTION DISPUTE RESOLVED

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By Bob Katzen

The Senate 40-0, approved and sent to the House a bill that supporters say will resolve a decade-long distribution dispute between beer brewers and wholesalers in the Bay State. The measure is a compromise that was reached by The Massachusetts Brewers Guild, representing craft breweries, and the Beer Distributors of Massachusetts Continue reading SMALL BREWERS/WHOLESALERS DISTRIBUTION DISPUTE RESOLVED

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL PLAQUE APPROVED

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By Bob Katzen

The Senate 40-0, approved a measure, already given the nod by the House in December 2019 providing for the installation and maintenance of a plaque in the House chamber containing a portion of the address which Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered to a joint convention of the Massachusetts House and Senate in April 1965. Continue reading MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL PLAQUE APPROVED

EXTEND MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES

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By Bob Katzen

Governor Charlie Baker extended the moratorium on most residential, commercial and nonprofit evictions and foreclosures for 60 days until October 17. The moratorium, approved by the Legislature and signed by Baker on April 20, was set to expire on August 18. The April law gave the governor the power to postpone the expiration in increments of up to 90 days. Continue reading EXTEND MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES

ALLOWING RESTAURANTS TO SELL HARD LIQUOR

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By Bob Katzen

Governor  Baker signed into law a bill that would allow restaurants to sell sealed containers of mixed drinks with take-out and delivery orders. A law passed in April allows restaurants and bars to sell limited quantities of beer and wine, in their original containers, with takeout and delivery orders. The order did not include mixed drinks. Continue reading ALLOWING RESTAURANTS TO SELL HARD LIQUOR

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:My Response to Somerville Ward 7 Councilor Katjana Ballantyne About Tufts and Covid

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This is the most obsurd and dangerous idea yet and all about the adminstratiion and Tufts concern about the lack of revenue by students families instead of being focused on the safety of our neighborhoods. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:My Response to Somerville Ward 7 Councilor Katjana Ballantyne About Tufts and Covid