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 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
By Arthur Moore
I realize people think I am obsessed with restoring Broadway to help the small businesses and the disabled which maybe I am. I didn’t try to get into this. It was by accident. While trying to restore Broadway to stop the congestion and accidents there I found out what it was doing to these people.
Continue reading Representation In Ward 4 or Rather Lack of it
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
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
Click on link below to read October 27th, 2020 The Somerville Medford News Weekly Print Edition Online
Singer/Songwriter, Indie Alternative Folk Rock
Interview conducted by Joe Viglione
Q: Steven, when did you get the idea for The Long Goodbye? Continue reading Steven Mark – EP The Long Goodbye
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
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
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
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
By Bob Katzen
A bill filed by Sen. Cindy Creem (D-Newton) would allow cities and towns to impose up to a 2 percent tax on the sales of alcohol in restaurants bars and stores. Continue reading LOCAL ALCOHOL TAX
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
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 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
The City of Somerville is asking residents to complete three
surveys to gather community input on the impacts COVID-19 has had on their lives and what data they would like to see shared on the City’s Data Farm portal. Continue reading Somerville: Three Surveys Currently Accepting Responses on COVID-19 Impacts and Data Sharing
Mayor and Council President announce joint public process to update City’s governance structures to meet modern
Continue reading Somerville to Begin Charter Review Process
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Somerville Commission for Women, and RESPOND Inc. invite you to view a recorded version of the annual domestic violence vigil to commemorate individuals who have lost their lives due to domestic violence over the past year. Continue reading Somerville Residents Invited to Observe the Annual Domestic Violence Vigil Online
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
The MBTA is hosting a virtual public meeting on Thursday, November 5, at 6 p.m. to discuss the Porter Square Retaining Wall Repairs project. The meeting will include a project overview, anticipated construction schedule, and Q&A. Continue reading Somerville:MBTA Porter Square Retaining Wall Repairs: Virtual Public Meeting, 11/5
Healthy Eating Workshop – Wednesday, October 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on ZOOM. If you missed last month’s workshop, then it will be great for you to join us this month in our healthy eating workshop. Planning meals can be tiresome and gets to be redundant. Continue reading Weekly Press & Somerville Organizational Updates & Information
By Arthur Moore
For a great number of years now I have enjoyed this little so called holiday as a fun thing for me. When I first started this dress up thing it was because I wanted to be outside to keep an eye on things as we sometimes had kids that like to get into trouble. Like one year our decorations were burnt down. Continue reading Halloween 2020 In Somerville
“Coco” went missing yesterday(10/22/20) in the area of Jaques St and Temple St. He is an indoor cat and very friendly. Continue reading Somerville Animal Control Updates: MISSING CAT!