Giuseppe Ricci, age 92, of Medford, passed away peacefully Friday, May 5th, at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the son of the late Nicola and Filomena (DiBartolomeo) Ricci.
Giuseppe was born and raised in Filetto, Chieti, Italy. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Giuseppe Ricci →
SOMERVILLE – Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, the City of Somerville, and the Somerville Arts Council invite you to take part in this year’s PorchFest on Saturday, May 13 (rain date: May 14).
Continue reading Somerville PorchFest Returns Saturday, May 13 Listen to music on your neighbors’ porches throughout the city →
Where are all the rest of our many Somerville war memorial monuments? The city removed them a few years ago and nobody has any clue where they are stored to this day and when are they and if they are coming back at all. Continue reading Letter from the Editor:Where Are Our Somerville War Memorial Monuments Hiding? →
On Sunday, May 7th, 2023, I was working my assigned 4PM to 12AM shift in the East-1 cruiser. At approximately 9:10PM, I was dispatched to the intersection of Myrtle Street and Washington Street for a female passed out. The Somerville Fire Department and Cataldo Ambulance were also dispatched. The following is a summary of the incident:
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (A&B on Police Officer, Poss. of Dangerous Weapon, Resisting Arrest) (Lowell Warrants)Arrest →
On Wednesday, May 3, 2023 I, Lieutenant deOliveira, was the Officer in Charge for the dayshift at the Somerville Police Department. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (Furnish False ID) (Methuen & Andover Warrants)Arrest →
By Somerville/Medford News staff
William “Billy” Tauro pulled nomination papers at Somerville City Hall this past Wednesday to run for Mayor of Somerville. He promises that he will be that mayor who will be bringing people together and promises he will be that Mayor for everyone! Continue reading William “Billy” Tauro Pulls Nomination Papers to Run for Mayor of Somerville →
By Bob Katzen
There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on the percentage of times local representatives voted with their party’s leadership during the first four months of the 2023 session.
Continue reading THE HOUSE AND SENATE →
“Labor issues are still hindering employers, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the number of problems small business owners face in Massachusetts. It is not the time to put the brakes on tax relief for small businesses, as estate tax reform is long overdue in Massachusetts.” Continue reading This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES on Beacon Hill →
By Bob Katzen
The Public Health Committee held a hearing on a proposal expanding the current law that requires restaurants with more than 25 seats to have on the premises an employee trained in manual procedures to remove food lodged in a customer’s throat. Continue reading CHOKING ON FOOD (H 2130) →
By Bob Katzen
The Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture’s hearing also included legislation that would allow licensed raw milk farmers to deliver raw milk directly to the consumer. Current law allows only the on-farm sale of raw milk. The measure also allows raw milk farmers to sell raw milk from their farm stands even if the stand is not contiguous to their raw milk dairy. Continue reading RAW OR UNPASTEURIZED MILK SALES (S 43) →
By Bob Katzen
The Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee heard testimony on a bill that would allow Massachusetts farmers to grow and sell hemp that is used to make products for commercial sale. Under current law, only industrial hemp (hemp used solely for industrial purposes) can be grown in the Bay State.
Continue reading GROWING HEMP (S 40) →
Lockboxes for Seniors – The Free Lockboxes for Seniors Program is intended to provide Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) access to your residence in the event of an emergency where you are unable to open the door. A key to your residence will be stored in a secure metal storage device, like a realtor’s lockbox, at your residence. Continue reading Somerville COA Updates →
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Comedy Festival is excited to announce its return to the city on May 16-20, 2023. We are back in Boston in a big way this year and celebrating the very best of comedy. Continue reading The Boston Comedy Festival Returns to Boston in 2023! →
You are cordially invited to attend the Medford Lions Club Scholarship Social – 2023 for a MHS Senior who has shown fine academic and character standing at MHS! It is designed for an eye or hearing impaired student or a student with a challenge. Many of you have attended in the past, and we are SO grateful for your interest in this evening and the student. Continue reading May 19 Medford Lions Scholarship Recipient →
Robin E. (White) Donovan, of Burlington and formerly of Billerica and Somerville, passed away on May 3, 2023, she was 60. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Robin E. Donovan →
The City of Somerville will hold an information session and public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2024 water and sewer rates on Monday, May 15. The information session will start at 6 p.m. and the public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to testify is welcome to attend and will be heard. Additional Q&A time will be offered following the hearing if attendees have remaining topics of discussion.
Continue reading Information Session and Public Hearing on FY 2024 Water and Sewer Rates, May 15 →
The City of Somerville’s annual Water System Flushing Program is set to begin Monday, May 8, and continue through late October. This annual program flushes pipes at high velocities to clean water mains and maintain the highest possible water quality. Continue reading Annual Water System Flushing Program Starts May 8, Continues Through October →