HIGHLAND GARDENS TENANT ASSOCIATION MOBILIZE THE COMMUNITY AROUND MBTA PETITION SIGNING PROCESS

Highland Gardens, 114 Highland Avenue, is a federal senior/young disabled housing complex. Among its amenities are spacious balconies. Outside the complex are comfortable benches surrounded by a very aesthetic landscape design.
The tenants quickly acknowledge how ideal it is to have the MBTA #89 bus stop right outside the complex! The direct bus route offers easy access to Davis Square and Lechmere Station. Needless to say, this direct route pleases everybody!
The Highland Gardens Tenant Association is extremely active, not only in sponsoring memorable in-house Holiday Parties and Festivities, but its Officers also keep abreast of current affairs, policy-making and relevant announcements in Somerville. Continue reading HIGHLAND GARDENS TENANT ASSOCIATION MOBILIZE THE COMMUNITY AROUND MBTA PETITION SIGNING PROCESS

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: Why do grown men wearing dresses need an audience of children in our Somerville Public Schools?

Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,

I just read a comment by a Somerville resident that Somerville school children were sitting on the laps of the Drag Queens at a library storytelling?!?? Omg…as much as I’m disgusted with the MBTA Bus Reroute Proposal…this blatant, twisted, Godless, indoctrination of innocent children to…let’s say it in a politically correct venacular…
“alternative lifestyle”… Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: Why do grown men wearing dresses need an audience of children in our Somerville Public Schools?

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (Deface Property)

On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, I, Officer Pavao, was assigned to marked unit East 2. At 6:56 P.M., I was dispatched along with East 3, Officer Khoury, to 54 Newton Street for Check Condition. The reporting party, Ms. XXXX, stated her neighbor was attacking her. Officer Campers responded as backup. It should be noted that there is an extensive history of disputes between Ms. XXXX and Ms. HARDING, and they have even been physical with each other in the past. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (Deface Property)

THIS WEEK’S QUOTABLE QUOTES ON BEACON HiLL

By Bob Katzen

“Mayor Wu’s announcement demonstrates that the new climate law is already working. Cities and towns are lining up to do their part in the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.”
—Ben Hellerstein, state director for Environment Massachusetts, on Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s announcement that she will lobby to have Boston included among the 10 cities and towns authorized under the new climate law to set fossil-fuel-free requirements for new buildings.
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PLASTIC POLLUTION ACTION DAY (H 3122)

By Bob Katzen

The House approved and sent to the Senate a bill designating September 14 as Plastic Pollution Action Day, in recognition of the need to address the environmental impact of plastic pollution. House sponsor Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge) did not respond to repeated requests by Beacon Hill Roll Call to comment on the bill’s passage.
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BOARD OF EDUCATION RAISES THE MCAS SCORE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL NEED IN ORDER TO GRADUATE

By Bob Katzen

The State Board of Education voted to raise the minimum score that future high school students must receive on some of their MCAS tests in order to graduate including English language arts, math and science and technology/engineering. The higher score requirement will apply to students entering high school as freshmen beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. Continue reading BOARD OF EDUCATION RAISES THE MCAS SCORE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL NEED IN ORDER TO GRADUATE

MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE ON SCHOOL GROUNDS

By Bob Katzen

Governor Baker vetoed and sent back to the Legislature a section of the cannabis bill that he recently signed into law. The section he vetoed would require the Cannabis Control Commission, in consultation with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Public Health, to conduct a study and issue recommendations on how to remove obstacles that currently prevent students at public and private K-12 schools from possessing and consuming medical marijuana on school grounds. Continue reading MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE ON SCHOOL GROUNDS

FILL OUT ONE APPLICATION FOR MULTI-STATE BENEFITS

By Bob Katzen

Governor Baker signed into law a measure that would allow individuals to simultaneously apply online, on a state-sponsored website, for various state-funded benefits including MassHealth, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), childcare subsidies, housing subsidies, fuel assistance and other needs-based health care, nutrition and shelter benefits.
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Join Somerville’s Participatory Budgeting Working Group

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The City of Somerville is convening a Participatory Budgeting Working Group to help plan what participatory budgeting will look like in Somerville, and all residents are invited to apply. “Participatory budgeting” means members of the public decide how to spend money in a public budget. Earlier this year, for the first time in Somerville, Mayor Ballantyne earmarked $1 million in the City’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget for participatory budgeting. Residents and community-based organizations will be able to propose and vote on priorities for those funds. Continue reading Join Somerville’s Participatory Budgeting Working Group

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/ Commonwealth Real Estate

We have been busy, but never too busy for you!

These four properties were sold in one month!
If you see something you would like to know more about, have any questions or are thinking about buying or selling a property, please don’t hesitate to send us an email or give us call!

Helen Praysman
Broker Associate
REALTOR®
(617) 610-5382 Helen.Praysman@commonmoves.com

Patricia Ng
Broker Associate
REALTOR®
(617) 818-5736
Patricia.Ng@commonmoves.com
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