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
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Edward M. Pellegrini on his passing.
Edward M. Pellegrini will be sadly missed here in Somerville. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Edward M. Pellegrini
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
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
By Bob Katzen
The Senate 4-35, rejected an amendment requiring that the Redistricting Committee consist of six members—three from the majority party (currently the Democrats) and three from the minority party (currently the Republicans). Current rules provide for a seven-member commission with five Democrats and two Republicans. Continue reading REDISTRICTING
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mary (Fitzpatrick) Sylvester on her passing.
Mary (Fitzpatrick) Sylvester was a very nice lady who will be sadly missed here in Somerville. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Mary (Fitzpatrick) Sylvester
Starting Monday, March 1, at 2 p.m., you can tune in to watch Mayor Joe Curtatone’s midterm address. In Somerville, mayors give a midterm address every other year to update residents on work done over the past year and outline goals and priorities for the coming year.
Continue reading New Date – Tune In for Mayor Curtatone’s Midterm Address on March 1
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Daniel P. Sullivan on his passing.
Daniel P. Sullivan will be sadly missed both here in Somerville and Medford. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Daniel P. Sullivan
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Sylvester S. “Steve” Keohane on his passing.
Sylvester S. “Steve” Keohane was a very nice man who will be sadly missed here in Somerville. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Sylvester S. “Steve” Keohane
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Lynne R. Johnstone on her passing.
Lynne R. Johnstone was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed by many here in Somerville. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Lynne R. Johnstone
Donate to Committee to Elect William Tauro
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