The Truth On Somerville Political Corruption

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The Feds Move Slow, But They Sure Do Move!

Just a reminder to all that this federal investigation began in 2015 and it is just coming to life today with Federal charges! Just remember my 2016-2019 articles which prompted the March 2020 Inspecter General DPW raid at the DPW and thanks to my book “STEALING SOMERVILLE” about the true story of Big Joey The Godfather of corruption Curtatone, our slanted City Auditor Ed the Bean, the Crooked Police Captain Dan Cotter, the mayor’s sister the distressed property scout Maria Curtatone aka the neighborhood underage-kid’s bartender, the former Crooked Alderman now turned attorney Sean, your good old Peter Miller the sleazeball crooked developor aka Mary Cassesso’s hubby, Katjiana and her husband the ”Let’s Make a Deal” architect/developer, crying Ron Bonny, Mike the Browne aka the Cowardly Lion, Mike Kiely the penis weilding school resource police sergeant who photocopied his penis on a school computer and emailed it out to everybody on an elementary school computer then Joe promoted him and all the other cruds that pulled off that infamous Somerville swindle that were involved in the Somerville DPW Overtime Scandal and all those infamous illegal eminent domain takings of people’s properties of 2017-2019. Continue reading The Truth On Somerville Political Corruption

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

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Happy Birthday to Matthew McLaughlin, Helen DiFava, Nicole Gianatasio, Savannah Brosnahan, Ronald White Sr, Ashley and Shaley Horan, Betty Smith, Matigan DeFeo, Victoria Basiliere, Macayla Eve Rubera, Steve Murphy, Will Gannon, Pamela McGovern Wheelwright, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week!

Candidate for Mayor William Billy Tauro Hosts Demonstration on City Hall Steps To Re-Open City

By Tom Ford

A great showing from many business owners and Billy Tauro for Mayor this past Wednesday morning sending a very strong and clear message to Mayor Curtatone as well as to the Somerville City Councilors to allow all businesses to reopen fully. Continue reading Candidate for Mayor William Billy Tauro Hosts Demonstration on City Hall Steps To Re-Open City

City of Somerville & Police Union Reach Agreement to Deploy Patrol Officer Body Cameras

After years of negotiations, the agreement represents a collaborative breakthrough for policing transparency

SOMERVILLE, MA — After several years of negotiations, the City of Somerville and the Somerville Police Employees Association (SPEA) union, which represents Somerville patrol officers, have reached an agreement to implement body-worn cameras. Continue reading City of Somerville & Police Union Reach Agreement to Deploy Patrol Officer Body Cameras

Some Outdoor Performances Allowed to Resume in Somerville

Because COVID-19 is less likely to be transmitted in outdoor settings, the City of Somerville has updated its COVID-19 guidelines to allow some outdoor performances to resume, both in public and private spaces, such as parks, plazas, or restaurant outdoor dining areas. Performances must have no or very low aerosol projection, meaning activities that do not include speaking or other vocal projection. For example, dance performances or instrumental music using non-wind-instruments are allowed, but a performance involving singing, speaking, or playing a woodwind or brass instrument is not. Crowd size is capped at current outdoor gathering limits of 25 persons or at the approved venue capacity. Continue reading Some Outdoor Performances Allowed to Resume in Somerville

Cities of Somerville and Revere Announce COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Veterans, April 3

The City of Somerville Office of Veterans’ Services, in partnership with the Revere Office of Veterans’ Services and the VA Boston Healthcare System, have announced a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Veterans of all ages. The clinic will take place on Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Beachmont Post 6712 located at 150 Bennington Street, Revere, MA 02151. Continue reading Cities of Somerville and Revere Announce COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Veterans, April 3

LIVE HUMANS MUST ANSWER BUSINESS PHONE BILL PROPOSED

By Bob Katzen

This bill requires companies with 50 or more employees to provide on their website, in their chat services and in all their correspondence with customers a toll-free phone number and TTY phone number that connects customers live with company representatives for customer service related to billing and payments, products and services. Continue reading LIVE HUMANS MUST ANSWER BUSINESS PHONE BILL PROPOSED

CREATE STATE-OWNED BANK BILL (SD 2462)

By Bob Katzen

This bill establishes a publicly owned, state-run Bank of Massachusetts funded to the tune of up to $2 billion through the sale of bonds, funding from the Legislature and unclaimed property proceeds. A 10-member board of directors, chaired by the state treasurer, would provide a list of potential CFOs and COOs to the governor, secretary of state and state treasurer who would appoint the officers by a majority vote. Continue reading CREATE STATE-OWNED BANK BILL (SD 2462)

A Message From Somerville Mayoral Candidate William “Billy” Tauro

Greetings,

My name is Billy Tauro, and I want to talk about a few of the issues currently in Somerville.
As a member of many local service clubs for over three decades, I have dedicated my life to helping others in need. I have invested much time and money within the community and continue to do so every day. This gave me a pride that is unmatched in performing good Deeds. All the while as I slowly watched the deterioration of a once strong and proud neighborhood. Continue reading A Message From Somerville Mayoral Candidate William “Billy” Tauro

Somerville Corruption Continues to Plaque City With Mayor and City Council

By William Tauro 

When is the soon to be former Mayor Joe Curtatone and his rubber-stamp accomplices Somerville City Councilors going to demand that their colleague Councilor-At-Large Will Mbah pay restitution by paying the taxpayer’s back the money that he swindled from them with his unethical use of a city tractor snowplow? Continue reading Somerville Corruption Continues to Plaque City With Mayor and City Council

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, March 27, the 86th day of 2021 with 279 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:35 and sunset is @ 7:03. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Mars, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Uranus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1794 – The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Demonstration Against Mayor of Somerville and Somerville City Councilors To Ailow All Businesses To Reopen Fully

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Dear Somerville Restaurant and Business Owners, Servers, Chefs and Members,

I want you to be made aware that we will be hosting a demonstration against the Mayor of Somerville and the Somerville City Councilors to allow all businesses to reopen fully. Continue reading Demonstration Against Mayor of Somerville and Somerville City Councilors To Ailow All Businesses To Reopen Fully

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

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Happy Birthday to Vanessa Bairos, John Gallo, Aiden abd Austin Yung, Kristen Taddeo, Helen Loughman, Ken Benoit, Jane Shapiro, Mike Augie, Billy McAllister, Bill Cheetham, Felicia Gargano, Judy Armstrong Salani, Billy O’b, Jason Corey, Michael Tiernan, Linda Sirignano, Dennis Serpone, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week!

$5 MILLION FOR BUSINESS RELIEF FUND

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 8-31, rejected an amendment that would create and fund a $5 million Business Relief Fund to provide grants to struggling businesses affected by COVID-19 that thus far have not qualified for grants because of a lack of operational and income history. The amendment requires that businesses must have been open at least 90 days before the pandemic state of emergency was declared and on the day it was declared. Continue reading $5 MILLION FOR BUSINESS RELIEF FUND

HELP BUSINESSES AND WORKERS

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 40-0, approved a bill that excludes Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from being taxed by the state in 2020; excludes $10,200 of unemployment compensation received by an individual with a household income of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level from gross income for tax purposes; and makes employees eligible for up to five days of paid leave, at their regular rate of pay, capped at $850 per week. Continue reading HELP BUSINESSES AND WORKERS

Somerville Remembering Lifelong Somerville Resident Frederick A. Cahill

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Frederick A. Cahill on his passing.

Mr. Frederick A. Cahill, a lifelong Somerville resident, passed away on February 23, 2021, he was 73. Born and raised in Somerville, Fred was the son of the late Frances (McGonagle) and John Cahill. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Lifelong Somerville Resident Frederick A. Cahill

Somerville Public Safety Building Project Meeting, 3/31

Virtual Meeting to Discuss Proposed Somerville Public Safety Building Project, March 31

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 1 City Councilor Matt McLaughlin, Ward 2 City Councilor J.T. Scott, and City staff invite you to a virtual community meeting to introduce the Public Safety Building Project. The meeting will take place Wednesday, March 31, at 6 p.m.

Continue reading Somerville Public Safety Building Project Meeting, 3/31

Somerville Remembering Concetta J. “Tina” (DeLuca) Lucey

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Concetta J. “Tina” (DeLuca) Lucey on her passing.

Mrs. Concetta J. “Tina” (DeLuca) Lucey, of Somerville and formerly of East Boston, passed away on Thursday, March 18th. She was the beloved wife of 59 years to the late Daniel H. Lucey, together they were active and devoted members of St. Anthony Parish, Somerville. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Concetta J. “Tina” (DeLuca) Lucey

Letter to the Editor:In Medford, Goodby Columbus? ….not so fast

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

I am hoping this article reaches many readers and the word spreads. This year many in our City including the School Committee ( except Kreatz) and the Mayor who is Pres of the Committee opted and voted to change the Columbus School
name on the premise that Columbus used some slaves and his crew ravaged znd raped some Indians. These acts of any sort are horrendous and allegation without VALID PROOF is worse. I am waiting to see the facts. Aside, people have varied views. I know that. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:In Medford, Goodby Columbus? ….not so fast

Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line:Somerville Youth Hockey Association Kids Pushed Aside and Kicked Out

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

I would like to share with you an email from SYHA. Apparently there was a miscommunication with scheduling. Jill Latham from the DPW called the rink and had the mites and squirts kicked off the ice. She then had the rink shut down for the rest of the morning. This could have been handled a lot differently. It was a miscommunication. Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line:Somerville Youth Hockey Association Kids Pushed Aside and Kicked Out

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, March 16, the 75th day of 2021 with 290 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:54 and sunset is @ 6:50. 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: 1190 – The Crusaders began the massacre of Jews in York, England. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Isaias MANGANDI (OUI Liquor, Open Container, Use MV w/o Authority, Unlicensed Op)

On Friday, March 05, 2021, I, Officer Sergio Costa was working patrol in full-uniform in cruiser (W-5) during my assigned 12:00 am to 8:00 am shift. At approximately 4:00 am, I was dispatched to 60 Linden Ave for a noise call. Officer T. Sousa (E-3), S. Garcia (W-6), and J. Morel (W-7) responded as back-up. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Isaias MANGANDI (OUI Liquor, Open Container, Use MV w/o Authority, Unlicensed Op)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Carlos ALVAREZ (OUI Liquor)

On Sunday, 3/7/21, I was working my assigned 4PM to 12AM shift in the East-1 cruiser. At approximately 9:51PM, Officer Brian Pavao (East-4) and I, were dispatched to 193 Broadway for a report of a driver passed out behind the wheel of a Honda, with two kids in the back seat. The following is a summary of the incident: Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Carlos ALVAREZ (OUI Liquor)

Somerville Council of Aging Press & Organizational Outreach 3-4-2021

EVENTS
Ageless Grace Program – various dates – Ageless Grace is a fitness and wellness program consisting of 21 simple exercise tools designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises, based on everyday movements, focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind. Dates include: March 23rd, April 6th & 20th, May 4th & 18th and June 8th & 22nd at 1:00 pm. Join us via Zoom. Please contact Chris at 617-625-6600 ext. 2315 or email ckowaleski@somervillema.gov with any questions or for additional information. Continue reading Somerville Council of Aging Press & Organizational Outreach 3-4-2021

Medford’s Rain Barrel Program Returns for 2021

 

 

Residents can pre-order Rain Barrels through April 21st.
MEDFORD – The City of Medford will be offering rain barrels at a highly discounted price again in 2021. In partnership with The Great American Rain Barrel Co., the City is working to safely provide residents with an opportunity to save money and help the city manage its water supplies.
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Somerville Remains in Limited Phase 3, Step 1 Reopening; Capacity Limits Stay Status Quo

Easing of outdoor performance restrictions expected

The City of Somerville is remaining in reopening Phase 3, Step 1 until at least March 30 and capacity limits in Somerville businesses will remain at 25% or the limit set in the business’s City-approved health and safety plan until further notice. Continue reading Somerville Remains in Limited Phase 3, Step 1 Reopening; Capacity Limits Stay Status Quo

Massachusetts Restaurant Association Demands Somerville Mayor Curtatone to Reverse His Damaging Stance on Reduced Capacities in Restaurants

Posted by Candidate for Mayor William “Billy” Tauro

This is a newsletter from MRA (Massachusetts Restaurant Association) regarding our economic wreck-less decision driven mayor and our useless Somerville City Council! They are killing the economy here in Somerville and it’s time to cut them all loose! Where has our useless Somerville Chamber of Commerce been who are supposed to be looking out for our businesses instead they’re out catering to Mayor Joe’s agenda. After multiple warnings to the Chamber which have gone unanswered who I have personally warned, the Somerville Chamber of Commerce instead have sat back and failed miserably to help our Somerville businesses during the past two years. Continue reading Massachusetts Restaurant Association Demands Somerville Mayor Curtatone to Reverse His Damaging Stance on Reduced Capacities in Restaurants

The Somerville Vaccine Fiasco, Somerville Current Elected Officials Not Doing enough

By Arthur Moore

First off I am not an expert in this and this is just personal experience from me and other people.
I am over 75 and have been notified I can get the vaccine, I went right to the site and there were no openings. My wife an essential worker has yet to secure one. Same problem, get her text and nothing available. Continue reading The Somerville Vaccine Fiasco, Somerville Current Elected Officials Not Doing enough

Current Somerville Mayor and City Council Sitting on Their Hands When It Comes To Our Seniors and Veterans

By William Tauro

This past Valentine’s week in only three days my team and myself personally visited over eighteen senior homes here across the city of Somerville. During these three days we personally reached out to over 3,000 Somerville seniors and veterans distributing over 3,000 Valentine gift bags to these lovely people.
Continue reading Current Somerville Mayor and City Council Sitting on Their Hands When It Comes To Our Seniors and Veterans

The Unsung Hero’s, The Somerville SAFD/CERT Team


Photos by CERT Team Facebbok page

By William Tauro

The Somerville Auxiliary Fire Department/Citizens Emergency Response Team (SAFD/CERT)Team has always been out there helping our community in a time of need. These brave men and women have gone unrecognized for what they do for the longest time until now. The CERT Team is a valuable asset to the citizens of Somerville and they should be commended for everything that they do. The SAFD/CERT Team has been part of our community since 1942. Continue reading The Unsung Hero’s, The Somerville SAFD/CERT Team

Spend Saint Patrick’s Day Indulging in PIZZA & GREEN BEER with Somerville Mayoral Candidate William “Billy” Tauro


Spend St. Patrick’s Day with us and have a great time!

PIZZA & GREEN BEER with BILLY
St. Patrick’s Day Wednesday March 17th 2021 6-9PM

AND
A Night of Spiritual Tarot and Mediumship Gallery Readings In Somerville with the talented Linda Gail Medium & Kristin Ann Psychic/Tarot

Seating is limited! Please register at:
TeamTauroEvents@gmail.com

Richard Scirocco James Norton Shellby Sinclair Diane Dee-Dee Smith Johnny Pizzi John Caruso John Gentile Joe Medeiros Joe Vasconcelos Lenny Clarke Kristin Ann Ann Francey Marco Soares Cheryl Hollywoodmcleod Aprile Boos Sheila Santangelo Jim Henry Kerry Laidlaw Barbara Bloedow Miele Riane Scirocco JoAnn Bocca- Rivieccio

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

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Send us your favorite photos to Bobby Hazleton, Stephanie Long, Mailu Brasil, Kylie O’Donnell, Ned Di, Happy 91st Birthday Paul Savini’s mom, Stacy Whitaker,Kevin Hardy, Marcio A Correa, Robert Dovidio JR., Happy Birthday to Madison Ryan, Happy Birthday to Jane Fabiano’s grandson Danny, Happy 10th Birthday to Tom Hagerty’s granddaughter McKenzie, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week!

William “Billy” Tauro Spearheaded Somerville Community Food Drive a Big Success!

Please remember to pre-register again this coming week again for this coming Saturday’s food drive! Everybody is welcome, everybody will get a box, everybody will eat, everything is free of charge to the community! Nobody will be turned away ever! Volunteers are welcome to come and help Billy Tauro and Rayla Campbell give out the food boxes just show up and be part of the team!
This event will happen every Saturday at 9 New Washington St. Somerville Mass. between 12 AM and 2 PM! Please pre-register here so that we will bring extra boxes if needed: https://usa4vets.formstack.com/forms/f2f_somerville_march_13

We had a super great turnout this past Saturday and we are expecting an even bigger turnout this coming Saturday!

We had the satisfaction of making sure that over 500 families received a 35lb box of groceries full of fresh food and they will eat good this week and every week with Billy Tauro at the helm! Continue reading William “Billy” Tauro Spearheaded Somerville Community Food Drive a Big Success!

SOMERVILLE SENIORS BREAKFAST ON BILLY TAURO

Showing well deserved appreciation to our Somerville seniors! Since the pandemic began, the current administration and city councilors have taken everything away from them including vital programs and activities and they have been forced to stay put in their buildings. This political overkill nonsense ends today! #TEAMTAUROforMAYOR2021

(Breakfast for Somerville Seniors is FREE of Charge and it’s on Billy) Every month!

“Somerville Seniors for Billy”

Where: Renee’s Cafe 198 Holland St, Somerville, MA

When:Sunday April 11th 7:00AM-12 Noon

Cost:FREE Continue reading SOMERVILLE SENIORS BREAKFAST ON BILLY TAURO

Somerville Speakup Line: This trend too cut Police Budgets has certain effects that will impact the lives Of All in Somerville

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

I know there are many people in the City who are against the cancel culture that seem to have not only overtaken Somerville but our Nation. This trend too cut Police Budgets has certain effects that will impact the lives Of All in Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: This trend too cut Police Budgets has certain effects that will impact the lives Of All in Somerville

New Somerville High School Now Open

New Somerville High School Now Open
Building to serve urgent pandemic needs to start, welcoming highest needs and younger students first

SOMERVILLE – The new Somerville High School is ready for its debut. In an opening no one could have envisioned at the project’s outset, the building welcomed younger students starting March 4 as part of the district’s phased return to in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading New Somerville High School Now Open

Mayor Joe Curtatone not Running for Re-Election, Candidate William Tauro Prevails

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone’s Mid-Term/Farewell Address

Good afternoon Somerville. In a normal time, I would be delivering this mid-term address in this chamber with a room full of people. We’d have multiple speeches from multiple City leaders, all looking back at the past year and looking forward to what we hope to accomplish in the new year. Continue reading Mayor Joe Curtatone not Running for Re-Election, Candidate William Tauro Prevails

WILLIAM BILLY TAURO committed to making Somerville a greater place!

Riane Scirocco

A major breath of fresh air breezed in to Somerville with the announcement of Mayor Joe Curtatone stating that he will not be seeking reelection for Mayor. In an inter office interview, Billy Tauro is quoted as stating” I will not let up on the current corruption issues that have plagued our city. Continue reading WILLIAM BILLY TAURO committed to making Somerville a greater place!

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Manuel MARROQUIN-ORELLANA (A&B, Disorderly, Resisting, Threats)

On Thursday February 25, 2021, I Officer Sergio Garcia while in full uniform was assigned to mark unit West 7, during my last half shift. At approximately 01:45 I was dispatched to 278C Powderhouse Blvd, along with Officer Justin brown(342), and Officer James Torres(329), for a report of a fight. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Manuel MARROQUIN-ORELLANA (A&B, Disorderly, Resisting, Threats)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, March 01, the 60th day of 2021 with 305 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:19 and sunset is @ 5:32. 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: 1498 – Vasco de Gama landed at what is now Mozambique on his way to India.

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