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)