Mayoral Candidate William Tauro’s Firm Message to Somerville Mayor and City Council

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To Mayor Joseph Curtatone and members of the Somerville City Council,

This is a direct demand from the citizens and businesses in the City of Somerville. Reopen everything now!
We have seen enough of confinement, restrictions, guidelines, that have done nothing to secure the safety of our future of operations and enjoyment of life. Continue reading Mayoral Candidate William Tauro’s Firm Message to Somerville Mayor and City Council

Somerville Police Department Union President Michael McGrath Leaves Union Members High and Dry!

By William Tauro

After months of being in the spotlight for pepper spraying a handcuffed prisoner who was under a questionable arrest back in October of 2020, Somerville Police Union President Michael McGrath quietly resigned as union president over a week ago without telling any of union members that he was doing so. Union members are now scattering for more information on what is going on and where they stand. Continue reading Somerville Police Department Union President Michael McGrath Leaves Union Members High and Dry!

Mayoral Candidate William Tauro Brings Massive Food Program to Somerville, Feeds Community


Photo L to R: Rick Scirocco , Marisa Tauro, William Tauro, Joe Medeiros, Rayla Campbell, Don Cox ,Joann Bocca-Rivieccio, Michelle Sinclair , Larry Murphy

Tauro Joins Forces with Somerville Lions Club Switching Into High-gear with Food-drive Delivering Over Five-Hundred 35LB Weekly Food boxes to Somerville community

 

By Tom Ford

William Tauro is delivering a massive food distribution program to begin serving the Somerville Community. Tauro has created the relationship between Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF) and the residents of the City of Somerville through the Somerville Lions Club and arranging to have this monumental food program come to Somerville and provide the community with boxes of fresh food every week. Continue reading Mayoral Candidate William Tauro Brings Massive Food Program to Somerville, Feeds Community

Letter from the Editor: Signs Joe Curtatone Is Stepping Down, Sidekick Omar Boukili Leaving Dodge In a Hurry

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As Boston Mayor Marty Walsh prepares to leave City Hall for the labor secretary’s post in the Biden administration, Boston City Council President Kim Janey is turning to City Hall veteran CHRIS OSGOOD to help lead her team when she becomes acting mayor. Continue reading Letter from the Editor: Signs Joe Curtatone Is Stepping Down, Sidekick Omar Boukili Leaving Dodge In a Hurry

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

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Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday to Nancy Velasquez, Adam Mccallion, Julie Carpenter Mercier, Lynne Kelley Chaille, Michael Ramos, Grace Desimone, Paul Myers, Chrissy Powers, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

HELP MILITARY FAMILIES TRANSFERRING TO MASSACHUSETTS

By Bob Katzen

Gov. Charlie Baker issued an executive order that directs the state’s Division of Professional Licensure to improve license portability for military personnel and their spouses who move to the Bay State so that they can continue their civilian careers and provide for their families without interruption. The executive order directs the division to investigate opportunities to participate in one or more interstate compacts, Continue reading HELP MILITARY FAMILIES TRANSFERRING TO MASSACHUSETTS

Somerville Speakup Line:Somerville Firehouses are Unacceptable

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

I think you should do a story on where they been saying for years a new public safety building for SPD anc SFD to be built at the d cobble bill where the stores used to be! Bow there’s a huge dump of Snow but Medford builds one for their public safety personnel

Somerville firehouses are so old an need to be remodeled or new ones built or even building a new station with a training tower or facility for us.

Somerville firehouses are so old an need to be remodeled or new ones built or even building a new station with a training tower or facility for us. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Somerville Firehouses are Unacceptable

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Brandon DAUGHTREY (OUI Liquor, MV Violations)

The following is a summary of the details related to this incident.

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, I, Officer David Ruf, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser East-1, for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 11:33 P.M., Officer Cleary (East-4) and I were dispatched to Washington Street and Myrtle Street for motor vehicle accident with injuries. Both roads are public ways in the city of Somerville. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Brandon DAUGHTREY (OUI Liquor, MV Violations)

Letter from the Editor:Mayor and City Council Drops Ball on Community

By William Tauro

Why isn’t Mayor Joe Curtatone, the Somerville City Councilors and Director of Office Housing Stability Ellen Shachter not informing the public and making this public, especially to the homeless population of Somerville about this city department that is there to help them? Continue reading Letter from the Editor:Mayor and City Council Drops Ball on Community

Somerville Speakup Line:Mayor Curtatone How dare you give us false hope about normalcy in our lives

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

This is my sons letter to the Mayor, Superintendent, and SC: #somervillehighschoolkidsmatter

My name is Derek Sebasitao,
I am a senior at SPS. I have been a student at SHS since Freshman Year, right before construction was being started. Last year school was supposed to be out for 2 weeks then we have been out for a whole year due to the pandemic. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Mayor Curtatone How dare you give us false hope about normalcy in our lives

Somerville Speakup Line: Superintendent Skipper, Vice Superintendent Mazza, and Mayor Curtatone Lies all Lies and Broken Promises

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

As a follow up to my last post, this is what Jessica emailed today –

To the school committee, Superintendent Skipper, Vice Superintendent Mazza, and Mayor Curtatone – Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: Superintendent Skipper, Vice Superintendent Mazza, and Mayor Curtatone Lies all Lies and Broken Promises

Somerville Speakup Line:A Somerville Police Officer’s Act of Kindness Appreciated

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

At 6:00AM this Sunday morning, I found this homeless man sleeping in the frigid temperatures on Broadway in Somerville.
When I first saw him he wasn’t moving, but then when I did checked and thankfully that he was alive. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:A Somerville Police Officer’s Act of Kindness Appreciated

Letter from the Editor: SOMERVILLE STOP WORK ORDER, CEASE AND DESIST ORDER PUTTING MAYOR CURTATONE ON NOTICE

By William Tauro

Somebody please call Mayor Curtatone and tell him to cut his losses now and to stop the roadwork destruction on Union Square and soon to take place on College Avenue in Davis Square and on Highland Avenue as well! Continue reading Letter from the Editor: SOMERVILLE STOP WORK ORDER, CEASE AND DESIST ORDER PUTTING MAYOR CURTATONE ON NOTICE

Somerville Speakup Line: Somerville Failing the Highschool Students

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

Attn: SHS Class of 2021 and supporters: please see the letter below that was sent to the School Committee and Mayor Curtatone this morning from the SHS PTSA. If you share the same thoughts please contact the SC and Mayor. Comments and letters from students are very appreciated and could be very impactful.
Please do not use this opportunity to post negative and unhelpful comments. Thanks so much!!!
Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: Somerville Failing the Highschool Students

Letter from the Editor: why isn’t Somerville informing citizens about this taxpayer paid program

Why isn’t Mayor Joe Curtatone and Director of Office Housing Stability Ellen Shachter not informing the public and making this public, especially to the homeless population of Somerville about this city department that is there to help them? Continue reading Letter from the Editor: why isn’t Somerville informing citizens about this taxpayer paid program

Mayor Curtatone’s Priorities Absolutely Absurd!

Joe Curtatone’s as well as for the Somerville City Councilors priorities are absolutely absurd! They’re too busy handing out parking tickets to citizens and business customers who are already hurting due to this pandemic and installing these ridiculous plastic polls instead of distributing the Covid19 Vaccine to our seniors! Continue reading Mayor Curtatone’s Priorities Absolutely Absurd!

Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: Keep Calling Somerville City Councilor MBah Out

 

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

Keep calling MBah out. F#%* him. He has lived here long enough to know the rules. Fuckin liar. So basically he helps set forth laws and committees and knows the snow emergency rules, but he is arrogant enough to lie to his constituents. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: Keep Calling Somerville City Councilor MBah Out

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

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Happy Birthday to Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Ray Snow SR., Brooke Metivier, Alex Leccese, JD Dzialo, Bonnie from Brickbottom, Gus Filosi, Bobby Bailey, Stephen Fernandes, Caiden and Mackenzie, Christine Simmons, Aida Pereira Pacheco, Austin Doucette, John Minghetti, Jimmy Piwinski, Nancy Galuccio, Grace Silva, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week!

A TAVOLA RESTAURANT WINCHESTER OPEN FOR OUTDOOR PATIO DINING & TAKEOUT ORDERS: (781)729-1040 34 CHURCH STREET WINCHESTER

“Without all of the hustle and bustle of heading into Boston, why not just head locally right in Winchester at TAVOLA RESTAURANT where a little piece of Italy is waiting for you!”

Continue reading A TAVOLA RESTAURANT WINCHESTER OPEN FOR OUTDOOR PATIO DINING & TAKEOUT ORDERS: (781)729-1040 34 CHURCH STREET WINCHESTER

Safe Streets Summit Feb 28, 4-5 PM; sign the Declaration & Call to Action

By Mark Niedergang, Ward 5 City Councilor

I am writing to invite you to the Safe Streets virtual Summit on Sunday, February 28 from 4-5 PM.

I also want to share with you our Declaration and Call to Action, and I ask you to read it and consider signing on in support.

There is a LINK where you can register for the Summit and read and sign onto the Declaration.

Councilor Will Mbah and I are part of a coalition of residents, parents, seniors, transit users, bicycle riders, business owners, and elected officials who have formed the Somerville Alliance for Safe Streets (SASS). We share a common goal for Somerville’s streets and sidewalks — safety and equitable mobility for all. We have seen far too many injuries and deaths on our streets. Continue reading Safe Streets Summit Feb 28, 4-5 PM; sign the Declaration & Call to Action

$1.5 MILLION FOR TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER

By Bob Katzen

$1.5 MILLION FOR TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER – Attorney General Maura Healey today held a virtual roundtable and announced that $1.5 million has been awarded to 16 organizations across the state as to promote equity in treatment programs and recovery services for opioid use disorder (OUD) in Massachusetts. Continue reading $1.5 MILLION FOR TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER

SENATORIAL 72 HOURS NOTICE AMENDMENT REJECTED

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 5-34, rejected an amendment that would require senators to receive 72 hours notice before a bill is considered unless the three-day notice requirement is suspended by a unanimous vote, or a two-thirds vote in the event of an emergency. Current law only requires 24 hours notice and can be suspended for both an emergency and non-emergency by a two-thirds vote. Continue reading SENATORIAL 72 HOURS NOTICE AMENDMENT REJECTED

MY OUTLINE FOR A GREATER SOMERVILLE BY WILLIAM TAURO FOR MAYOR OF SOMERVILLE

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My outline for a greater Somerville is to begin with restoring the dignity and integrity of the mayor’s office as well as to restore the faith of the people and to let them know that I will always hear them and that I’m here to work for them. Continue reading MY OUTLINE FOR A GREATER SOMERVILLE BY WILLIAM TAURO FOR MAYOR OF SOMERVILLE

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:WHY IS MAYOR CURTATONE AND ENTIRE SOMERVILLE CITY COUNCIL ALLOWING THIS? Crooked SOMERVILLE COP TAKING TAXPAYERS FOR A RIDE

Why is mayor Curtatone and the entire Somerville City Council allowing this to still continue on the taxpayer’s dime? And these are the same idiots that want to defund the police while funding this clown! Inexcusable and absolutely unacceptable! Remember in November! #noshowhack #streetlevelcommonsence #teamtauroformayor2021

By William Tauro

How can a Somerville Police sergeant be on a paid medical leave for over a year or more while he’s working for a Cambridge Massachusetts landscaping company?

Sergeant Michael Kiely there on paid leave for more than a year while he’s working doing landscaping in the City of Cambridge. All at the same time that this taxpayer cheating moron is trying to go out on a heartbill in the City of Somerville. It must pay to be the mayor’s friend or somebody who has something on him really bad? Continue reading LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:WHY IS MAYOR CURTATONE AND ENTIRE SOMERVILLE CITY COUNCIL ALLOWING THIS? Crooked SOMERVILLE COP TAKING TAXPAYERS FOR A RIDE

William “Billy” Tauro Candidate for Mayor of Somerville Reaching Out and Connecting with Residents Across the City for Change

On behalf of the Committee To Elect William “Billy” Tauro for Mayor of Somerville, we would like to thank all of our wonderful Somerville Seniors for the warm welcome they gave Billy this past Valentine’s week as Billy and his team crisscrossed the city distributing over 3,000 Valentine’s giftbags to Somerville seniors.
Continue reading William “Billy” Tauro Candidate for Mayor of Somerville Reaching Out and Connecting with Residents Across the City for Change

STEALING SOMERVILLE The Truth Revealed of crimes carried out and covered up!

“Political Corruption” Makes the perfect Gift! It’s in the Book!

It’s In the book “STEALING SOMERVILLE Death of an Urban City by William Tauro”

The Truth Revealed of crimes carried out and covered up!

Real names, true stories, absolutely verifiable facts! Available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Nobles Continue reading STEALING SOMERVILLE The Truth Revealed of crimes carried out and covered up!

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

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Happy Birthday to Eileen Dickinson, Al Survilas, Patty Forcaroto, Jeff Moore, Val Medeiros, Peggy Gillis Winfield, Kristen O’Brien, Rene Peralta, Saritin Rizzuto, Elaine Dellorfano, Mr. Dwyer, Caesar Angiulo, Michael McMahon, Valdo Meneses, Paul Correia, Guy Pagliuca, Harry Vaughan, Brian Quinlan, Joe Meoli, Ánthony Chirco, Lisa Dovidio Curry, Joan Marshall, Marc Lomanno, Erica Karl, David Arria, Joseph Leavitt, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week!

$137,544 TO FUND CHAIRS AND VICE-CHAIRS OF THREE NEWLY-CREATED STANDING LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES

By Bob Katzen

House Speaker Ron Mariano and Senate President Karen Spilka announced they plan to create three new standing joint committees in the 2021-2022 session aimed at specific areas that they feel require “sustained attention and policy expertise.” Continue reading $137,544 TO FUND CHAIRS AND VICE-CHAIRS OF THREE NEWLY-CREATED STANDING LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Ricardo FIELDS (ABDW)

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

On Thursday, February 04, 2021, I, Officer Desrochers, was in full-uniform and assigned to E4, cruiser 184 and working in the East District for the Somerville Police Department when I was dispatched at about 23:07 with W5 Officer Lambert to 389 Medford Street for a report that a short black male who was wearing a black jacket and a black hat, just pulled a gun on a female. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Ricardo FIELDS (ABDW)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Damion KIRKSEY (Trespass, Resisting Arrest) & Candall SMITH (Trespass, MV Charges, Animal Cruelty, Resisting) (Taunton & Mansfield Warrants)

On Thursday February 4, 2021 at approximately 1429, I Officer Randy Isaacs along with Officer Catatado were dispatched to 282 Somerville Ave (Dunkin Donuts) for an unwanted vehicle in the parking lot that was not trying leave. In the parking lot was a motor home parked sideways taking up four parking spots with the left front tire off the rim. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Damion KIRKSEY (Trespass, Resisting Arrest) & Candall SMITH (Trespass, MV Charges, Animal Cruelty, Resisting) (Taunton & Mansfield Warrants)

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: Abuse Notification – But do you care?

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

Dear Councilors and Mayor Curtatone (cc Somervillenewsweekly, Wicked Local, Attorneys),

Respectfully, in case you are wondering why I cc you in my emails of late, it is because I was criticized for not telling you these problems when they happened at 21 Cherry Street. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: Abuse Notification – But do you care?

Somerville/Medford Remembering Corinne W. (Carlucci) Ferdinand

CORINNE’S OBITUARY

FERDINAND, Corinne W. (Carlucci) – Of Somerville February 3, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Placido Paul Ferdinand. Loving mother of Joan Perry and her wife Victoria of Worcester and Linda Cardalino of Somerville. Sister of the late Rosa Mona Figelski and Joan Carlucci. Dear grandmother of Jeremy, Justen, Jessica and Jenna. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Corinne W. (Carlucci) Ferdinand

Somerville City Councilman Gets Special Treatment While Seniors Dig Themselves Out Steps Away

By William Tauro

As residents were shoveling their sidewalks this past Tuesday during the snowstorm, the city sent a mini plow to remove the snow from the sidewalk and driveway for the tenant at 65 Woods Ave where Somerville City Councilman Will Mbah rents an apartment. Continue reading Somerville City Councilman Gets Special Treatment While Seniors Dig Themselves Out Steps Away

Letter from the Editor:New Somerville DPW Commissioner Supervising Snowstorm Operations From Her NH Home

By William Tauro

Doesn’t Somerville have a new DPW commissioner? You would think she would make the drive down from her New Hampshire home to make sure Somerville was being taken care of during a major snow storm instead of supervising from New Hampshire. Continue reading Letter from the Editor:New Somerville DPW Commissioner Supervising Snowstorm Operations From Her NH Home

Somerville/Medford Speakup Line:Somerville Neighborhood Gas Smell Still Out Of Control

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

Follow up to the below message that you had graciously printed for me. Thanks for chatting with me yesterday!

Nothing has changed in regards to the smell of gas. I have called national grid, neighbors have called on my street and surrounding streets yet there is still no change. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Speakup Line:Somerville Neighborhood Gas Smell Still Out Of Control

Updated:Somerville Police Standoff With Barricaded Subject That Assaulted Person With Firearm

By William Tauro

This past Friday morning, local, State Police and and North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council(NEMLEC) Swat Team officers responded to a call of a barricaded subject that assaulted a person with a firearm then ran back into his house. The incident occurred at a home located at 400 Medford St. 3rd floor in Somerville. Continue reading Updated:Somerville Police Standoff With Barricaded Subject That Assaulted Person With Firearm

Time To Reopen Somerville #TEAMTAUROforMAYOR2021

“Joe Curtatone and City Council Destroying Local Businesses and Livelihoods In Somerville One Day at a Time!”

I host a multitude of events throughout the year and as you may have already noticed that they are frequently in other local cities and towns. My reasoning behind being forced in using these other venues instead of our own local Somerville venues is because Mayor Joe Curtatone purposely still has Somerville businesses in shut-down/distress/go-out-of-business mode. Continue reading Time To Reopen Somerville #TEAMTAUROforMAYOR2021

Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: City of Somerville Screwing Residents Will Bogus Parking Scams, Curtatone Must Go!

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

I hope all is well and safe my friend. I thought this was funny. My Dad called the traffic/ parking because he got a ticket. They lifted the parking ban after snow emergency, but then just put a restricted area sign. My Dad was bullshit , parked there after he got groceries and who’s running this City. It’s dumb lol 😂 Everyone is getting tickets. They squashed it online for him. Some have two. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: City of Somerville Screwing Residents Will Bogus Parking Scams, Curtatone Must Go!

Letter from the Editor:It Must Be Nice? City Councilman Gets Special Treatment While Seniors Dig Themselves Out Steps Away

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By William Tauro

“IT MUST BE NICE!”

As residents were shoveling their sidewalks this morning during the snowstorm, the city sent a mini plow to remove the snow from the sidewalk and driveway for the tenant at 65 Woods Ave where Somerville City Councilman Will Mbah rents an apartment. Continue reading Letter from the Editor:It Must Be Nice? City Councilman Gets Special Treatment While Seniors Dig Themselves Out Steps Away

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


John Sullivan, Ryan Murphy, Janet Silva, Tara Ferrarini O’Halloran, Ray Doane, Matt Sullivan, Thomas Lambert, Doreen Koenig, Christopher Desrochers, Alan M Bishop, Dominic Gasdia, Rhonda m-Lee M Stone-Files, Teddy Picard, Melanie Fedele, Dawn Rice-Norton, Dominick Buonomo, Kara Berg Sennott, Donald W Williams, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week!

Somerville Lion’s Club Presents Psychic Tarot Readings with Kristin Ann

HARDSHIP LICENSE and IMPOUND CARS

HARDSHIP LICENSE (H 720) – Approved by the House only: Makes driving outside the terms of a hardship license the equivalent of driving with a license that has been suspended. The bill was filed in response to a 2007 court ruling in the case of a man who was convicted of drunken driving, received a hardship license and then was arrested for driving outside the hours the hardship license allowed. Continue reading HARDSHIP LICENSE and IMPOUND CARS

Somerville Council on Aging Press & Organizational Outreach 1-25-2021 EVENTS

Zoom Yoga Series – Tuesday, February 2nd at 10:00 a.m. – COA’s yoga instructor Janine Duffy will be leading a 45 minute gentle yoga class live over Zoom. Each class will include gentle poses done from a chair or standing. For more information or to RSVP please contact Chris at 617-625-6600, ext. 2315 or email at CKowaleski@Somervillama.gov Other dates include March 2nd and April 6th.
Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Press & Organizational Outreach 1-25-2021 EVENTS

Somerville’s Reopening to Return to Limited Phase 3 Step 1 Status as of Monday, Feb. 1

Mayor Joe Curtatone announced today that certain Phase 3 Step 1 businesses, including fitness clubs and gyms, may once again open in Somerville on Monday, February 1, the same day that related rollbacks will end in Boston, and one week after early closing requirements were lifted statewide by Governor Baker. Continue reading Somerville’s Reopening to Return to Limited Phase 3 Step 1 Status as of Monday, Feb. 1