Committee identifies funding priorities for approximately $3 million annually across affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space projects Continue reading Somerville Community Preservation Committee Seeks New Member
Casparriello, Salvatore– Of Somerville, passed away at home on Monday October 3, 2022 surround by his loving family. He was 91.
Complete obit to follow. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Salvatore Casparriello
Albano, Salvatore R. — October 1, 2022 passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
Complete obit to follow. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Salvatore R. Albano
On Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 4:10 P.M., Somerville Police control received a 9-1-1 call from XXXX (Witness) reporting a dispute between a male shoplifter and a Liquor Junction store employee. Somerville Police control received a second 9-1-1 call from a store employee stating a male shoplifter was harassing employees.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (Shoplifting) Arrest
On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 8:57 P.M., Somerville Police control received a 9-1-1 call that was transferred from Cambridge Police. The callers were two identifiable witnesses who observed a black BMW bearing Maine license plate XXXX drive erratically on Elm Street near the Somerville-Cambridge line. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (OUI Drugs, Possess to Distribute Class D, Possess to Distribute Class C) Arrest
On October 2, 2022, at approximately 2:04 AM, I, Officer Daniel Dell’Isola, assigned to cruiser W6, was conducting routine patrols in my assigned area when I came across a black BMW, bearing MA Reg. XXXX, stopped in the middle of Powder House rotary, facing the wrong way. There was smoke coming from the vehicle and there was a male, who was later identified as Jarred Parker, standing outside of the vehicle’s drivers side door. I relayed the information to dispatch and Officer Justin Brown responded as back up.
The City of Somerville seeks three full and six alternate members for the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Available roles and open positions are listed below. Continue reading Historic Preservation Commission Seeks New Members
The City of Somerville Urban Forestry Committee (UFC) is now accepting applications for three new members. One vacancy is for a youth member (14 to 17 years old), one is for a member with urban forestry expertise, and one is open to all applicants. Continue reading Somerville Urban Forestry Committee Seeks Three Members
The Somerville Traffic Commission will host a special virtual meeting on Thursday, October 6, at 5:30 p.m. to review public comment and deliberate the City’s new draft safety plan for Holland Street. This meeting follows the special Traffic Commission meeting held on September 21, where Mayor Ballantyne and City staff presented the draft plan and Commissioners heard public comment.
Continue reading Special Traffic Commission Meeting to Deliberate New Draft Safety Plan for Holland Street, October 6
I am a native of Boston that grew up in Scituate. I have lived in Randolph for the last 14 years and maintain strong family ties to the communities of Mattapan, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale. While campaigning I have developed many relationships across the state and this great nation. But my heart is in Massachusetts. Continue reading Rayla Campbell for Secretary of State
By Bob Katzen
“The MCAS results released today are anything but surprising. Massachusetts students are showing the cumulative impact of trauma, given a pandemic that has brought staggering losses to families and communities—including the deaths of loved ones.”
—MTA President Max Page on the disappointing results of the MCAS tests. Continue reading THIS WEEK’S QUOTABLE QUOTES ON BEACON HILL
By Bob Katzen
The House approved and sent to the Senate legislation establishing October 25 as Dwarfism Awareness Day. Supporters say that around the world people with dwarfism face social and physical barriers. They note that October 25 was chosen as the day for Dwarfism Awareness Day because it was the birthday of Billy Barty who was an American actor who had dwarfism, and in 1957 set up Little People of America—an organization that supports people with dwarfism as well as raising awareness about the issue. Continue reading NATIONAL DWARFISM AWARENESS DAY (H 5321)
By Bob Katzen
The House approved and sent to the Senate a measure, sponsored by Rep. Michelle Ciccolo (D-Lexington) designating July 8 as Massachusetts Emancipation Day also to be known as Quock Walker Day, in recognition of the court ruling that rendered slavery unconstitutional in the commonwealth. Walker, born to enslaved Black parents in Massachusetts, was the driving force behind this ruling. Continue reading DESIGNATING JULY 8 AS MASSACHUSETTS EMANCIPATION DAY (H 3117)
By Bob Katzen
The first question on the November ballot asks voters if they favor a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow a graduated income tax in Massachusetts and impose an additional 4 percent income tax, in addition to the current flat 5 percent one, on taxpayers’ earnings of more than $1 million annually. Language in the amendment requires that “subject to appropriation” the revenue will go to fund quality public education, affordable public colleges and universities, and for the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges and public transportation. Continue reading BALLOT QUESTION #1?- INCOME TAX HIKE FOR TAXPAYERS EARNING MORE THAN $1 MILLION PER YEAR
Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
The MBTA 1:00 pm Oct.6th Meeting at Clarendon Hill Towers is an excellent time for Retired Seniors, etc. and they are, of course, anxiously awaiting this meeting…but what about The Workers, The Stop & Shop Employees,The Highschool and College Students and EVERYBODY ELSE who depends upon the #87,88,89 and 80 buses…they’ll all be at work or at school!…This certainly makes attendance extremely difficult. 6:00pm is actually the best all around time for Clarendon Hill Towers so as many people as possible would be able to attend…but this obvious fact wasn’t taken into consideration. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: ONCE AGAIN! ALL BUS RIDERS MATTER!