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

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Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday to Sergio Chaves, Michael Burke, Patty Murphy Medeiros, Shayne Saltman, Dave Oliveira, Tony J Sillari, Deb Shea Fede, Leo O Anderson, Laurie Cura, Julie Glassman, Perry D’Alelio, Isabel Mercauto, Jimmy Walker, Deborah DiZoglio, Kim Houston, John Pintone, Christine Cornelio, Nicholas DiZoglio, Ronda Barrett, Dennis Hardy, Maria Ferro, Bill Bono, Somerville Joe, Cathy White, Peter Spinos, Thomas B Mercier, Terri Leander, Celia Nutt, Gary Cobuzzi, Donald Cronin (DJ), Jeffrey Kuhner, Michael A Gilberg, CJ Byrd, Kim Spezzafero, Walter Westcott, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Somerville Seeks New Members for Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee

The City of Somerville is seeking resident volunteers to join the Somerville Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee (PTAC). Founded two years ago, PTAC provides input on policies, plans, and projects that impact public transit riders and pedestrians. The committee consists of transit and pedestrian commuters; persons with disabilities; seniors, youth, and students; business and institutional representatives; lower-income residents; and transit or pedestrian advocates. Continue reading Somerville Seeks New Members for Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee

City of Somerville to Mark International Overdose Awareness Day, Recovery Month

In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, and Recovery Month in September, the City of Somerville will plant 14 purple flags on the lawn of City Hall in memory of the 14 Somerville residents who died of an opioid-related overdose in 2020. A larger flag will also be on display in recognition of all Somerville residents who have died of an overdose. City Hall will be lit with purple lights through September to bring awareness to Recovery Month. Continue reading City of Somerville to Mark International Overdose Awareness Day, Recovery Month

Letter from the Editor: BUYER BEWARE!! SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS and TAXPAYERS BEWARE!!

By William Tauro

This is interesting haven’t had a director in over 20 years! Looks like outgoing LameDuck Mayor Joe Curtatone is trying to give someone a very nice Christmas gift on his way out of office! At the very lest this should be under the direction of the fire department. Continue reading Letter from the Editor: BUYER BEWARE!! SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS and TAXPAYERS BEWARE!!

Opening of Pearl Street Tattoo Club In Somerville

Somerville MA For Immediate Release

Pearl Street Tattoo Club is now open in East Somerville at 76B Cross Street!

Aisha & Arran are the husband and wife team behind the Pearl Street Tattoo Club! The couple moved from the United Kingdom to the Boston area in 2019 because Aisha landed her dream job at Tufts Medical. As a woman of color in the body modification scene, she recognized the need for an openly inclusive tattoo shop that is safe and welcoming to everyone. Continue reading Opening of Pearl Street Tattoo Club In Somerville

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t ask for endorsements from elected officials

By William Tauro

One of the biggest reasons why I don’t ask for endorsements from elected officials is because I do not want to owe them anything, especially a political favor of hiring any political hack’s family members or friends and other state appointed hacks! Continue reading One of the biggest reasons why I don’t ask for endorsements from elected officials

CONNECTING THE DOTS TO SOMERVILLE’S CIRCLE OF CORRUPTION WITH JOE CURTATONE’S PUPPETS MARY CASSESSO AND KATJANA BALLANTYNE

By William Tauro

Since 2016 I’ve been writing about this and placing it directly under the noses of the residents and taxpayer’s of Somerville and here it is again as a strong reminder. Continue reading CONNECTING THE DOTS TO SOMERVILLE’S CIRCLE OF CORRUPTION WITH JOE CURTATONE’S PUPPETS MARY CASSESSO AND KATJANA BALLANTYNE

Answering the question that I was asked by the Somerville Wire on “How do you feel about rent control?”

I am not for rent control, but instead I am for making proper assessments!

Let me begin by stating that I was very disappointed that the two current Councilors Ballentine and Mbah voted to downsize the availability of low income housing from 20 percent down to 12 percent and were not called out on it. Continue reading Answering the question that I was asked by the Somerville Wire on “How do you feel about rent control?”

Another Somerville Backstab, The Armory Eminent Domain Taking Broken Promises

By William Tauro

I don’t want to be the one to say that I told you so, but “I told you so!”

Mayor Curtatone, his administration and my three opponents painted me as a bully to the public and also painted me as someone who doesn’t want arts in the city, but it looks like it backfired in their faces don’t you think? Continue reading Another Somerville Backstab, The Armory Eminent Domain Taking Broken Promises

Disgraced Former Assistant Middlesex District Attorney Trying To Interfere In 2021 Somerville Mayoral Race With Frivolous Lawsuit

By William Tauro

Breaking News:

Check out this frivolous lawsuit triggered by my opponents, Curtatone puppets Katjana Ballantyne and Mary Cassesso, three failing hacks and a disgraced, former Assistant Middlesex District Attorrney! Continue reading Disgraced Former Assistant Middlesex District Attorney Trying To Interfere In 2021 Somerville Mayoral Race With Frivolous Lawsuit

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


Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday to Giuliana and Bella Martinez, Teresa Medeiros, Paul Vieira, Ron McCollem, Ashley Rebelo, Michele Tauro, Kenny Nichol, Mary Lou Linehan, Elizabeth R. Mirarchi, Bobby Murphy, Anthony Ward GiGante (Ward), Maria DaSilva, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

How To Choose The Right Somerville Mayor

Richard Scirocco

It is obvious that this will be a turning point in the social structure of this community.  What is needed is a strong willed, business savvy, common sense candidate to bring back commerce and balance to the city operations that has been evidently lacking. The same rhetoric has occurred for decades without change. The Somerville community has had too many patches and not enough completion towards the dozens of projects that eyesore the city. For the amount of money collected within the taxpayer base, citizens need better results than what they have been handed. Continue reading How To Choose The Right Somerville Mayor

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Paul MCGUIRE (Disorderly Conduct)

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, I, Officer Mackenzie Richardson, was in full uniform assigned to patrol area West 7 for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 10:15 AM, I, along with Officer Chris Collette (West 6) were dispatched to 2 North Street, Mass Bay Veterans, for a male under the influence of alcohol who the staff wanted to leave.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Paul MCGUIRE (Disorderly Conduct)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Luciano DELIRA & Jose DUBON (ABDW

On August 18, 2021 I was in full uniform working for the Somerville Police Department in a patrol capacity. I responded to the area of 145 Broadway for a report of an assault. The reporting party stated he was struck with a stick. Officer C. Fusco and Ofc. Jean-Jacques responded as backup. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Luciano DELIRA & Jose DUBON (ABDW