SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) BENEFITS (S 4)

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 39-0, approved an amendment that would allow low-income applicants and recipients of MassHealth and the Medicare Savings Program to initiate an application for federally-funded SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) benefits at the same time as their application or renewal for MassHealth or the Medicare Savings Program. Continue reading SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) BENEFITS (S 4)

PROTECT TENANTS DURING COVID-19

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 39-0, approved an amendment designed to protect tenants during COVID-19. The amendment seals eviction records for defendants in eviction proceedings for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 when the case does not result in a judgement against the defendant or a defendant has made a good faith effort to come to a reasonable agreement. Continue reading PROTECT TENANTS DURING COVID-19

REQUIRE PARENTAL OR JUDICIAL CONSENT IF THE MOTHER IS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 5-35, rejected an amendment that would replace a provision, later approved, that would allow abortions after 24 weeks in the case of lethal fetal anomalies and would lower the age from 18 to 16 at which a minor can choose to have an abortion without parental or judicial consent. The amendment would still allow abortions after 24 weeks in the case of lethal fetal anomalies but would keep 18 as the age at which a minor can choose to have an abortion without parental or judicial consent. Continue reading REQUIRE PARENTAL OR JUDICIAL CONSENT IF THE MOTHER IS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

Audit Calls for Improvements in Cybersecurity Training at Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Boston, MA – In an audit released today, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump called on the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) to improve its oversight of cybersecurity awareness training for employees. Continue reading Audit Calls for Improvements in Cybersecurity Training at Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Alan KELLY (OUI Liquor, Negligent Operation)


I, Officer Roger Desrochers, report the following summary of events based on direct interview with the persons named.

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, I, Officer Desrochers, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser 665(E2), and patrolling the East district, for the Somerville Police Department when I was dispatched along with E3 Officer Khoury and E4 Officer Lambert to 51 Springfield Street for a reported car accident. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Alan KELLY (OUI Liquor, Negligent Operation)

Somerville Remembering Victor Arthur DiFranco

Our sincere condolences, thoughts go out to the family and friends of Victor Arthur DiFranco on his passing.

Victor Arthur DiFranco was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville.

VICTOR’S OBITUARY
Victor Arthur DiFranco, born on December 1, 1934, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020, after bravely battling cancer. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Victor Arthur DiFranco

This Time Around Remember Your ABC’s, “Anybody But Curtatone” and Make the Needed Change In Somerville

This Time Around Remember Your ABC’s, “Anybody But Curtatone” and Make the Needed Change

During the past two mayoral elections here in Somerville against Curtatone, previous opponents exposed his vulnerability by garnering over 30% of the vote before losing to him. The reason we feel is only an average of 13,000 out of 57,000 registered voters came out and voted. Continue reading This Time Around Remember Your ABC’s, “Anybody But Curtatone” and Make the Needed Change In Somerville

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, November 24, the 327th day of 2020 with 39 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:46 and sunset is @ 4:15. 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: 1615 – French King Louis XIII married Ann of Austria. They were both 14 years old. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer