Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:My Mayor Joe Story

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

Just wanted to share my horror story of Mayor Joe and how he literally ruined my life. He completely screwed me over including me being sentenced to jail time over a crime i didnt commit. He was my “attorney” but was also running for office so he got his friend who so happens to hold office in everett now to take my case. He lied about hiring an investigator to try to get money from my mother and I. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:My Mayor Joe Story

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, October 30, the 302nd day of 2020 with 64 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:15 and sunset is @ 5:40. 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: 1735 – John Adams, the second President of the United States, was born in Braintree, MA. His son became the sixth President of the U.S. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

William “Billy” Tauro Somerville Mayoral Candidate Announcement

Many of you have requested, pleaded, and dropped many subtle hints over the last few years. I have considered all the issues carefully,and recently made a serious committed decision. As someone who has spent my life involved in the city since the age of 5, I have invested much into the community. My family has established business commerce for over 55 years. I cannot sit back any longer and watch our community consume itself. Continue reading William “Billy” Tauro Somerville Mayoral Candidate Announcement

Somerville Mayor Curtatone Recuses Himself As Mayor Over Curtatone Family Owned Pot Shop

By William Tauro

Is it true that Somerville City Councilor Matt McLaughlin is now the acting mayor of Somerville? And why what’s up with Curtatone? Is Matt the acting mayor because of one of Joe’s family ties is on a marijuana application that his sister the Dragon Lady Maria is an applicant? Continue reading Somerville Mayor Curtatone Recuses Himself As Mayor Over Curtatone Family Owned Pot Shop

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

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville and square this week! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Alyssa LaBrecque, Cody Mckenzie, Tommy Doucette, Peggy Quinn, David Lorenzo, Krystal Anne, Tony Costa, Sondra Madison, George Rauseo, Ashley Chistal, Mrs. DallaSanta, Mrs. Revilla, Lyndsey Keohane, Kristyna Ferrara, Julian Jolicoeur, Paul Joseph, Brian Goodwin, Steve Witham, Dale D. Strein, Jere Diarmad, Carla Lynne, David Gale, David B Garrity, Kathy Webber, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Good Times Are Returning Once Again For Our Lovely Somerville Seniors and Veterans

By William Tauro

How many of you remember the good times that we spent together as a family of friends, once every month, for many years and for every holiday and festive occasion throwing an event for our lovely Somerville seniors and veterans at the Somerville Winter Hill Yacht Club?
Continue reading Good Times Are Returning Once Again For Our Lovely Somerville Seniors and Veterans

LAURA’S LAW: EMERGENCY ROOM ENTRANCES AND SIGNS LEADING TO THE ER DEPARTMENT MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED

By Bob Katzen

The Senate approved and sent to the House a bill that would require all hospitals to meet minimum criteria and standards that ensure safe, timely and accessible patient access to hospital emergency departments and rooms. The regulations which would be crafted by the Department of Public Health would include legible indoor and outdoor signage and lighting including wayfinding signage that is designed to help a person find their way to the emergency room without lengthy explanations or complicated maps; monitoring of all emergency Continue reading LAURA’S LAW: EMERGENCY ROOM ENTRANCES AND SIGNS LEADING TO THE ER DEPARTMENT MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED

MUST SHOW DIVERSITY FOR TAX CREDITS

By Bob Katzen

Sen. Nick Collins (D-Boston) told Beacon Hill Roll Call he intends in 2021 to refile his bill that would require any person, group or business applying for any tax credits from the state to submit a plan for diversity and inclusion, including representation of women, veterans, and persons of color in their ownership, financing, development, administration and contracting. The plan would be submitted to the Supplier Diversity Office and the Office of Access and Opportunity and must be considered in determining eligibility if the tax credits are given. Continue reading MUST SHOW DIVERSITY FOR TAX CREDITS

BEACON HILL DISCUSSIONS ON PAYING FINE FOR NOT VOTING

By Bob Katzen

This proposal would require eligible voters to cast a ballot in any November General Election or face a fine of $15 that would be added to the non-voter’s state tax liability for each election missed. The measure also clarifies that the voter does not have to actually vote for anyone and is allowed to leave the ballot blank. Continue reading BEACON HILL DISCUSSIONS ON PAYING FINE FOR NOT VOTING

Somerville Charter Updating For The People? Let’s Do It Right!

By Arthur Moore

While trying to help the people in Winter Hill it turns out that the council cannot do certain things. They have no control over the traffic department. Which to me is not right as they are the ones that should be in charge or overlooking things. I think they need to add that power to the updating of the Somerville Charter. Continue reading Somerville Charter Updating For The People? Let’s Do It Right!

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, October 26, the 298th day of 2020 with 68 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:10 and sunset is @ 5:45. 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: 1774 – The First Continental Congress of the U.S. adjourned in Philadelphia. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Public Schools Reopening Town Hall, 10/29

The Somerville Public Schools and the City of Somerville will be jointly hosting a second online Schools Reopening Town Hall on local
efforts related to the 2020/2021 school year amid the coronavirus pandemic, including updates on building ventilation efforts and COVID-19 testing plans. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, at 6 p.m. Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole interpretation Continue reading Somerville Public Schools Reopening Town Hall, 10/29