Michael Chaffee, 44, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 12,2021.
Michael was born and raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School Class of 1995. He spent his childhood years playing baseball and basketball in Melrose. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Michael D. Chaffee
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Corinne A. (Pacsay) Wall on her passing.
Corinne A. (Pacsay) Wall was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here both in Somerville and Medford. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Corinne A. (Pacsay) Wall
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
A few important deadlines for the September 14 preliminary election are coming up. This preliminary election will narrow the field for Mayor, Ward 5 City Councilor, and Ward 7 City Councilor. Continue reading Somerville Upcoming Election Deadlines
SOMERVILLE – Six Somerville organizations received “Keep Cool Somerville” grants to pilot projects improving resilience to extreme heat this summer.
Continue reading Six Somerville Organizations Awarded Grants to Improve Community Heat Resilience
Mark your calendars! The 26th Annual Somerville 5K Road Race is BACK, in person and in Davis Square. After an Arlington detour in 2019 and a virtual 2020, we can’t wait to be back in our original stomping grounds. Continue reading Mark your calendars! The 26th Annual Somerville 5K Road Race is BACK
On 08/11/2021, while assigned to marked unit East-4, I was dispatched to Assembly Row with West-5, Officer Gee, for a shoplifter. Dispatch advised a white male with green luggage was being followed by TJ Maxx security that had shoplifted. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Brandon TRACY (Shoplifting) (Boston Warrants)
The Somerville Fire Department will begin the annual inspection of all fire hydrants on Monday, August 23, and conclude on or around Saturday, September 4. This procedure requires the flushing of water from the hydrants as well as a check of the mechanical operation of the hydrant. Continue reading Somerville Annual Inspection and Testing of Fire Hydrants Begins August 23
Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
I was pleased to see that you requested the voter records from Mr. Salerno. Over the years I have requested many public records from the city. Since the Clerk’s Office is the “keeper of the records”, you might want to deliver a copy to the letter to the clerks office. Be sure to have them “stamp” the document and ask for a copy of the stamped document. Under Public Records Request law, they have 10 business days to prepare the request. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: Letter to Mr. Salerno
BOSTON – In an audit released today, the Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (OSA) found the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has not adequately safeguarded some of its property and equipment against misuse. The audit also showed MCLA was not properly overseeing procurement cards which are used for incidental purchases. A previous audit of MCLA from 2016 found similar issues related to inventory tracking and purchase policies.
Continue reading Audit Calls on Mass. College of Liberal Arts to Improve Inventory Tracking and Procurement Oversight
City of Somerville
Attn.: Mr. Nicholas Salerno, Chairman
Board of Election Commissioners
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
August 10, 2021
Dear Chairman Salerno:
I am writing to you relating to the Registered Voters postcards (postcard to Ward Three Precinct One voters with the incorrect polling place address. Continue reading A Letter from William Tauro to Somerville Elections Commissioner
The City of Somerville seeks three residents to serve on the City’s Traffic Board. The Traffic Board is an appointed body that reviews decisions of the City’s Traffic Commission upon appeal petitions. If a decision of the Traffic Commission is appealed, the Traffic Board is required to hold a public hearing, accept public testimony, and issue a ruling to approve or disapprove the action of the Traffic Commission. Members will serve in a volunteer capacity for a term of one to three years.
Continue reading Apply to Serve on the City of Somerville Traffic Board