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!
By Bob Katzen
Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) and Rep. Dylan Fernandes (D-Falmouth) have filed legislation that would require insurance companies to honor legitimate claims around business interruption insurance due to COVID-19 and get rid of the virus-exclusion clauses. Continue reading HONOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE
By Bob Katzen
Rep. Nika Elugardo (D-Boston) and Sen. Julian Cyr (D-Truro) have filed a bill that would prohibit the state from suspending the driver’s license or vehicle registration of a driver because he or she has unpaid fines and fees owed to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Continue reading END DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION BASED ON DEBT
By Bob Katzen
The House and Senate approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a bill that allows the city of Boston to skip scheduling a special election for mayor after current Mayor Marty Walsh leaves the position to become Labor Secretary in the Biden administration. Continue reading BOSTON MAYOR ELECTION
By Bob Katzen
A controversial bill filed by Rep. Joe McKenna (R-Webster) would allow a taxpayer to check a box on his or her state income tax return indicating that he or she does not want his or her tax payment to be used to pay for state-funded “abortion services.” Continue reading DO NOT USE TAXPAYERS’ PAYMENTS FOR ABORTION
Activists Protested PUMA’s Support for Israeli Settlements at New Assembly Row Headquarters
this past weekend. Continue reading Puma Store, Assembly Row, Somerville Picket
Winter Hill Bank’s CEO, Sandra McGoldrick is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Anthony Ciccariello to its Board of Directors. She stated “Mr. Ciccariello is our newest Board Member and he embodies the spirit of the communities that we serve. Continue reading Winter Hill Bank Announces New Board Member
The City of Somerville will not join the Commonwealth in the move to reopening Phase 3, Step 2 on March 1. Somerville will remain in the limited Phase 3, Step 1 stage of reopening that went into effect on February 1 until at least March 15. Continue reading Somerville Remains in Limited Phase 3, Step 1 Reopening; Capacity Limits Stay Status Quo
SOMERVILLE – This week, Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone submitted a proposal to the City Council to immediately increase investments in street safety and sustainable transportation. Continue reading Somerville Proposes Immediate Investments for Street Safety & Mobility Improvements
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)
By State Representative Christine Barber
One year into the COVID pandemic, we have many urgent needs across the Commonwealth. The pandemic has changed life for all of us and exposed wide disparities in our ability to access health care and housing, disproportionately harming communities of color. Continue reading Working Together to Make Bold Change in 2021
We hope you’ve been well while we had to hit the pause button due to financial hardship brought on by the pandemic. It’s been a winter slog but we have great news to share–we are bringing back furloughed staff and reopening ROOTED Armory Cafe & Farmstand on Tuesday, March 2nd as hoped! Continue reading ROOTED Armory Cafe & Farmstand to Reopen March 2nd!
We all know cities and states occasionally waste money but also budget well some years. As logistics, safety, students, medical, and Seniors all need care,
We need to see money on Safety first as I wrote in a previous article. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Speakup Line:Makes No Sense….cents
By Arthur Moore
The powers that be are at it again. More ways to make your life miserable by screwing up the streets and parking here. Each and every time they get involved it has been nothing but more problems for the people who live here. I see Brad Rawson getting involved with McGrath highway now so we know what that means. Continue reading 2021, More Misery to Come to Somerville
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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.
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
By Arthur Moore
Although I just call it seniors it is hard to think of a name that covers so many things. It is not so much about me but my experiences. I somehow over the years in my line of work have ended up spending a lot of time with seniors in many roles. Continue reading Somerville Seniors
Say It Ain’t So, Mayor Joe
Had to be a sad day in the Ville late last Friday afternoon when the City Of Somerville opted out of joining the rest of the Commonwealth improving the tight COVID-19 restrictions, and relaxing the rules as of March 1st. Continue reading Commentary By Jack Connolly:Say It Ain’t So, Mayor Joe
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of James E. Lawton on his passing. Continue reading Somerville Remembering James E. Lawton