$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.

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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