GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, December 15, the 350th day of 2020 with 16 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:05 and sunset is @ 4:18. 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: 1654 – A meteorological office established in Tuscany began recording daily temperature readings. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: Margaret Klessens of Bartlett Street in Somerville Massachusetts First VA Patient Nationwide to get the COVID-19 Vaccine

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

Margaret Klessens of Bartlett Street in Somerville Massachusetts

Ninety-six-year-old WWII veteran Margaret Klessens made history Monday as the first VA patient nationwide to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Klessens, who lives at the VA in Bedford, says she was very happy to get a dose of it. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: Margaret Klessens of Bartlett Street in Somerville Massachusetts First VA Patient Nationwide to get the COVID-19 Vaccine

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

Many Villens celebrating their Birthdays this week in the Ville as well as in the Square. Happy Birthday to Brenna Kalicki, Annmarie Costante, Vanessa Leigh Oppedisano, Mrs. Guimaraes, Mary Byrne Snow, Taylor Janedy Medeiros, Mary Agritha, Joseph Nargi, Carol Siciliano Bailey, Lisa Noviello, Cheryl Callahan, Robin Foster Bouchard, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Somerville Rolls Back COVID-19 Reopenings to a Modified Version of Phase II, Step 2

New closures primarily affect gyms and indoor recreation spaces

Mayor proposes $5 million in local business stabilization funds for City Council approval

SOMERVILLE, MA – Due to the accelerating spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts and CDC warnings that the United States has entered a dangerous and record-breaking phase of high-level transmission for the virus, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Board of Health are rolling back the City of Somerville to a modified version of Phase II, Step 2 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ reopening plan effective end of day Wednesday, December 16, at 11:59 p.m. and will be in effect for at least three weeks.

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