Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: Somerville Mayor… Killing Small and Minority Businesses

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

City of Somerville Mayor… Killing Small and Minority Businesses. On July 6th, Governor Baker authorized the reopening of all gyms in MA. Local leaders in their respective cities concurred except for the mayor of Somerville, MA. Evidence shows there have been no COVID-19 outbreaks correlated with gym use in MA. While Governor’s doing attempts to make logical sense, why close small/minority businesses that have absolutely no negative impact statistically? One could argue that gyms are safer than your local grocery and department stores. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: Somerville Mayor… Killing Small and Minority Businesses

Come spend Valentine’s Night with Somerville Mayoral Candidate William “Billy” Tauro at Anthony’s of Malden for a Valentines Dinner/Comedy/Magic Performance!

Bring your date or bring your friends and enjoy the evening with us Sunday February 14th, from 6-9pm.

Comedy and magic acts will be performed by the great Johnny Pizzi. The one and only Gary Leavitt of WMEX 1510 AM Radio Station will be there doing celebrity impressions and the fascinating Kristin Ann will be in the house doing private Tarot Readings from the past, the present and the future so don’t miss it!

Continue reading Come spend Valentine’s Night with Somerville Mayoral Candidate William “Billy” Tauro at Anthony’s of Malden for a Valentines Dinner/Comedy/Magic Performance!

Amazon on Notice: Teamsters Local 25 Applauds Somerville City Council Resolution Aimed at Shipping Giant’s Safety Record and Treatment of Workers

Somerville City Council joins Boston City Council in urging that Amazon meet area standards for wages, benefits & safe working conditions prior to any expansion Continue reading Amazon on Notice: Teamsters Local 25 Applauds Somerville City Council Resolution Aimed at Shipping Giant’s Safety Record and Treatment of Workers

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Charter Reform Needed in Mass

By Matt McLaughlin,
City Councilor, Ward 1

John Adams doesn’t trust you.

The second President of the United States and author of the Massachusetts Constitution, which in turn influenced the United States Constitution, was very skeptical of the public. While his support for a strong executive branch, and even a constitutional monarchy, was tempered on the national level, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts embraced Adam’s strong-man form of government. Continue reading Charter Reform Needed in Mass

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Alex PAYNE (Unarmed Robbery)

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 while assigned to E-2, myself and Sector East, Officers Cicerone and Khoury were dispatched to the area of 422 Washington Street for an assist.

When I arrived on scene I was flagged down by the victim, XXXX and his cousin XXXX. XXXX told me that he had been in his vehicle with XXXX and a friend, he identified as Alex Payne, shortly before my arrival. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Alex PAYNE (Unarmed Robbery)

Somerville’s 100 Homes Program Accepting Applications for Affordable Housing Waitlist

Somerville’s 100 Homes program is now accepting applications to be added to its affordable housing waitlist. Eligible applicants include people facing displacement, Section 8 voucher holders, and households earning between 80% and 100% of the area median income. Continue reading Somerville’s 100 Homes Program Accepting Applications for Affordable Housing Waitlist

Somerville Brickbottom Residents Left Hung Out to Dry by Mayor Curtatone and Ward 2 City Counselor JT Scott

By William Tauro

A few weeks ago I received a phone call from a Brickbottom resident who was upset with the current administration. This resident had told me that Mayor Joe Curtatone and Ward 2 City Counselor JT Scott has hung them out to dry after ramming part of a GLX Project ramp and a thirty foot (30’) barrier wall down their throats.
Continue reading Somerville Brickbottom Residents Left Hung Out to Dry by Mayor Curtatone and Ward 2 City Counselor JT Scott

Parking Removal Plan On Somerville’s College Ave and Holland St Disastrous

By Jack Connolly

It’s no secret businesses in Davis Square, and throughout the area, are suffering and CLOSING brought on by the chaos caused by the Covid 19 virus.
 
Look at who are closed now in Davis sq.; Somerville Theatre, the Rosebud Diner, the Painted Burro, Dunkin Donuts, Sligo Pub, Spoke, Au Bon Pain, and the Rite-Aid pharmacy is closed, complete with graffiti tags.
 
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, January 25 the 25th day of 2021 with 340 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:04 and sunset is @ 4:47. 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: 1504 – The English Parliament passed statutes against retainers and liveries to curb private warfare. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer