Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone will submit a request to the Board of Health (BOH) this month that would revise and extend the City’s current residential eviction moratorium for 90 days, until September 15. Continue reading City of Somerville Proposes Extending Local Residential Eviction Moratorium
The City of Somerville is partnering with community groups again this year to raise awareness about black swallow-wort (BSW), a very aggressive and invasive, non-native weed that can be found throughout Somerville. BSW displaces native plants and habitats, threatens butterflies and songbirds, and is toxic to deer and livestock. It is especially harmful to the monarch butterfly population because it resembles milkweed, where monarchs lay their eggs, and once the monarch larvae hatch, they die from eating the toxic BSW leaves. Continue reading Help Stop Black Swallow-Wort in Somerville This Summer
On Saturday, June 12, 2021, while working a First Half shift, assigned to marked unit West 6, at approximately 9:57 PM, I was dispatched to check condition in front of 155 College Ave. Marked Unit West 7 (Officer Al Gee), was also dispatched.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Samson WOLDU (A&B on Public Employee, Resisting)
By William Tauro
This past Sunday June 13th, the Somerville Fire Department celebrated Firefighter Memorial Sunday. Firefighter Memorial Sunday is held every year to honor the Somerville Firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice, and to recognize all active and retired members who have passed away during the past year. According to Somerville Firefighters Local 76 website it reads “It has been a tradition for over 100 years and is a very special day for us.” Continue reading Somerville Firefighters Memorial Sunday 06/13/2021