Somerville Department of Racial and Social Justice Announces Community Applications for Civilian Oversight Task Force

Thirteen-Member Task Force Will Propose Model for Civilian Oversight Body in Somerville

Thursday, January 12, 2023
The City of Somerville’s Department of Racial and Social Justice (RSJ) today announces that it is seeking three Somerville community members to join RSJ’s Civilian Oversight Task Force. Task Force members will explore civilian oversight models for local law enforcement, gather data, and engage in research that will inform the future of a civilian oversight entity in Somerville, including its powers, duties, composition, and more.
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Letter from the Editor:Somerville High School Threat

By William Tauro

This recent threat against the Somerville High School and it’s students that was made this past Monday, is more reason why we need police in our schools. Our elected officials are more concerned about creating traffic islands, removing parking spaces and giving themselves pay-raises and staff which they don’t need instead of putting the money toward policing our schools and keeping our children safe. All they talk about is defunding, defunding, defunding instead of protecting our community. Continue reading Letter from the Editor:Somerville High School Threat

Somerville/Medford Remembering Patrick J. McCloskey

PATRICK’S OBITUARY:
U.S. Veteran

McCloskey Patrick J. Jr. of Milton (formerly of Somerville and Medford), died peacefully with his family by his side, on January 20, 2023, at 91 years old. Son of the late Patrick J. Sr. and Mary T. (Morandi) McCloskey. He was the loving husband of Evelyn M. (Johnson), for 67 years. Everyone that met them immediately knew it was a true love story. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Patrick J. McCloskey

Somerville’s SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs Open House, January 26

The City of Somerville’s SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs (SOIA) is pleased to host an open house to connect with residents, City staff, and local service providers. SOIA provides multilingual, culturally competent programs and services and advances policies to support Somerville’s immigrant community. Continue reading Somerville’s SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs Open House, January 26