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 Meredith Fucile, Jimmy Veneziano, Brenda Lee Ivy, Donna Spurrell, Joseph Di Pietro, AnneMarie Fava Invernizzi, Albert Johnson, Timothy Tompkins, John Claudina, Karen Torres (Karen Conway), Gerald Callahan, B Sherri M Sears, Maria Federico DiGiustini, Kathy McDonald, Garry Sullivan, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Dormition Church Invites Community to Celebrate A Byzantine Christmas


Pictured: Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos (center), founder and director of Psaltikon

Somerville, MA, 29 November 2021 – Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church will present Psaltikon’s A Byzantine Christmas at the church 7pm Saturday, December 18, 2021. Now in its tenth year, A Byzantine Christmas is the Greek vocal ensemble’s annual holiday and heritage-themed offering of traditional Greek sacred music, kalanda (carols), and readings. St. Catherine’s Philoptochos Society co-sponsors the event. A wine and cheese reception will follow the performance. Continue reading Dormition Church Invites Community to Celebrate A Byzantine Christmas

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: Boston Interview Op – Harvard Psychiatrist Shares 4 Tips to Surviving the Holidays with Family

Dear Mr. William Tauro :

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 16.2 million U.S. adults have had at least one major depressive episode, and approximately 24 percent of people with a diagnosed mental illness find that the holidays make their condition “a lot” worse. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: Boston Interview Op – Harvard Psychiatrist Shares 4 Tips to Surviving the Holidays with Family

PROHIBIT PUBLICATION OF HOME ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS OF JUDGES AND PROSECUTORS

By Bob Katzen

Bill(H 1544) prohibits the publication with intent to expose a person to harassment or risk of harm to life or property of the home addresses, personal e-mail addresses and unpublished telephone numbers of judges, prosecutors law enforcement officers as well as their spouses and children. Continue reading PROHIBIT PUBLICATION OF HOME ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS OF JUDGES AND PROSECUTORS

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll call votes in the House or Senate Last Week

By Bob Katzen

This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports local representatives’ roll call attendance records for the 2021 session. No more roll calls are planned in the House until January 2022.

The House held 121 roll calls in 2021. Beacon Hill Roll Call tabulates the number of roll calls on which each representative was present and voting, and then calculates that number as a percentage of the total roll call votes held. That percentage is the number referred to as the roll call attendance record. Continue reading THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll call votes in the House or Senate Last Week

Prepare for the 2021/2022 Snow Season by Reviewing Parking Rules, Signing Up for Alerts

Because this winter begins in an odd-numbered year, snow emergency parking will be on the odd side of the street all winter, unless posted signage says differently. Check streets signs in your neighborhood so you know where you can park ahead of winter weather. Continue reading Prepare for the 2021/2022 Snow Season by Reviewing Parking Rules, Signing Up for Alerts

Medford to Hold Public Meeting on Future Parking Plans

Dec. 8 meeting is first in a series of public meetings to discuss City parking procedures

MEDFORD—The City of Medford will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday, December 8 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. via zoom as well as in person at the City Hall Council Chambers to discuss the future of parking procedures and operations in the community. Continue reading Medford to Hold Public Meeting on Future Parking Plans

Somerville/Medford Remembering Rita Margarita Rasetta

RITA MARGARITA’S OBITUARY

Rita Margarita Rasetta passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, she was 92. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Mary G. (Fabrizio) Rasetta. A longtime Somerville resident, Rita worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a secretary for the Department of Revenue and retired after serving for 42 years. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Rita Margarita Rasetta

Somerville/Medford Remembering Francis P. “Frank” Kelly

FRANCIS’ OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran
Mr. Francis P. “Frank” Kelly passed away on Wednesday, November 24th, he was 89. Born and raised in Cambridge, Frank was the son of the late Mary A. (Kenney) and William F. Kelley. A decorated veteran, he enlisted in the Army before high school and served on the ground in Korea, wounded in battle he was awarded two bronze service stars and the Purple Heart. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Francis P. “Frank” Kelly

Somerville Kiwanis Club Provides Thanksgiving Lunches for Local Seniors


Pictured L-R Ellen O’Brien, Patricia Ng, Jill Bowdring, President Mernaysa Rivera-Bujosa, Dave O’Brien, Bob Nissenbaum, Paul Upton, Joe Sullivan, Tom Bent, Rod Laurenz, Eugene Brune and Holly Simione.

SOMERVILLE – Members of the Somerville Kiwanis Club gathered last week to provide a complete Thanksgiving Lunches for more than one hundred Somerville seniors. For many years, the Somerville Kiwanis Club has served a complete Thanksgiving Dinner to local senior residents at Somerville High School, Culinary Arts. With the construction of the new high school in 2019, the club moved the dinner to the George F Dilboy Post. Continue reading Somerville Kiwanis Club Provides Thanksgiving Lunches for Local Seniors

The Somerville Election Recount

By The Tauro Campaign

The recount process took place in the Councilors Chambers in Somerville this past Thursday the 18th of November. Present from the Tauro Campaign were over 20 volunteers to witness and participate in the civil process.  All parties were amiable and conducted themselves accordingly and professionally except for two persons representing the Ballantyne campaign that were ejected shortly after their arrival. The remaining three kept their composure and faded away during the evening hours as the count continued. Billy Tauro was quoted “As promised from over a year ago, I have kept my word and remained transparent and available to everyone.  After the recount process held by the Election Department officials, it was discovered that many illegal actions took Continue reading The Somerville Election Recount

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 Shannon Mulaire, Ann Francey (Ann Toland), Maryjean Cincotta, Jane Fabiano, Michelle Rasetta LeVie, Joan Puglia (Whitney), Mike Ivy, Karen Rudenstein Rossi, Zeca Aleixo Santos, Elizabeth Lowney, Marie Coady, Jose Santos, Cyndie Kargatzis, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week