BOSTON – In an audit of Bridgewater State University (BSU), the Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (OSA) found that the university properly administered federally provided COVID-19 relief dollars, but did not ensure all employees complete cybersecurity awareness training. The audit, which reviewed the period of March 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021, is one of several audits conducted by the OSA that have reviewed the topics of cybersecurity and compliance with expenditure guidelines for federal pandemic relief funding. Continue reading Audit Advises Bridgewater State University Require Employees to Complete Cybersecurity Training
Mill Creek Project to be presented to public at upcoming Zoning Board Meeting
redesign of building exterior, reduction in density, creating first-floor commercial space and shuttle service to MBTA station
MEDFORD – The City of Medford and its partner agencies providing housing resources and supports have several programs and opportunities available to Medford residents. Continue reading Virtual Public Meeting June 22nd, 6pm to Present Housing Resources and Programs Available for Medford Residents
Shirley R. Fuccillo passed away peacefully on June 14, 2022 at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford, she was 86. Born and raised in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Camilla (Dalio) and Richard F. Fuccillo.
A longtime Somerville resident, Shirley was a stitcher working for the United Curtain Company. She enjoyed arts and crafts projects, but above all cherished time spend with her grandchildren. She is lovingly remembered as a “firecracker” who always loved to keep the staff at Courtyard on their toes. Despite her feistiness she was always able to provide an uplifting word or encouragement to those she loved. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Shirley R. Fuccillo
Elaine F. Monahan, of Malden and a former longtime Somerville resident, passed away on June 11, 2022, she was 64. Born and raised in Somerville, she was the cherished daughter of the late Evelyn (Blakely) and James E. Monahan.
Elaine is survived by her devoted and caring sister, Joanne Kelly of Malden and she was a loving aunt to four nephews and one niece. She was the dear sister of the late Marilyn Sousa and Kathleen Roberts. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Elaine F. Monahan
BOSTON – In an audit of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), the Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (OSA) found that MCC did not verify artists’ eligibility prior to issuing grants totaling $1,456,000 from MCC’s COVID-19 pandemic relief funding. The audit also found that MCC’s Internal Control Plan (ICP) was not updated with a COVID-19 component. Additionally, the OSA found that MCC did not ensure all employees completed the required annual cybersecurity awareness training. The audit was conducted March 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.
Continue reading Audit Finds Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Dedicated $1,456,000 COVID-19 Relief Funds Issued Without Verification
The City of Somerville, the City of Cambridge, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) invite you to a virtual public meeting to discuss ways to protect and improve our local water resources, including the Mystic River, the Alewife Brook, and the Charles River. Continue reading Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Planning Meeting, June 29
Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and City of Somerville staff are hosting listening sessions to hear from the community about the future of 90 Washington Street, a 4-acre site near the East Somerville Green Line station envisioned as the future home of a new Public Safety Building and a range of civic, commercial, and residential uses. After a brief overview of the project, residents will have an opportunity to share their thoughts about the Public Safety Building project and other potential uses for the site on the adjacent Washington Street Development Parcels. Continue reading Envisioning 90 Washington Street: In-Person & Virtual Listening Sessions