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Somerville/Medford News Weekly Letter to the Editor on:Social Distancing

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Dear Editor:

During these challenging times, postal employees are working hard to ensure residents stay connected with their world through the mail. Whether it’s medications, a package, a paycheck, benefits or pension check, a bill or letter from a family member, postal workers understand that every piece of mail is important. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Letter to the Editor on:Social Distancing

Somerville Deadline for paying property taxes, some bills extended Somerville Public Events and Large Gatherings Canceled Through June

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SOMERVILLE – Today Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced that residents and property owners will have extra time to pay their property tax, excise tax, and water bills. He also announced that all City-sponsored or permitted public events and large gatherings will be canceled in Somerville through June, including the City’s annual Fourth of July fireworks. Continue reading Somerville Deadline for paying property taxes, some bills extended Somerville Public Events and Large Gatherings Canceled Through June

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, April 07, the 98th day of 2020 with 268 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:16 and sunset is @ 7:16. The Full Pink Moon is exact @ 10:36 PM EDT. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1712 – A slave revolt broke out in New York City. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

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Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville and around the Square! Happy Birthday to Stephen O’Donnell, Lindsey Hardy, Rich Gordon, Mikey Sabatino, Barbie Melo, Crystal Moschella-Cabral, Jason Costa, Caroline DeMaria, John White, Dan Mosher, Elizabeth Catavolo, Jim Yonker, Robert Campbell, Doreen Martel, Debra Messana, AmberRose Osiris, Sean P Reardon, Brandon Bernyk, Jim Totosky, Stephanie Martins, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

MASSACHUSETTS CONSIDERING EARLY RELEASE FOR PRISONERS

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By Bob Katzen

The Supreme Judicial Court heard testimony in the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts, Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) asking the court to take immediate action to limit outbreaks of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people who are incarcerated in Massachusetts jails, prisons and houses of correction. Continue reading MASSACHUSETTS CONSIDERING EARLY RELEASE FOR PRISONERS

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:State Moratorium on most Residential and Commercial Evictions and Residential Foreclosures

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Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
So my tenant that hasn’t paid rent since december…
and owes three thousand dollars in back rent should be allowed to stay? nope. not fair.
Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:State Moratorium on most Residential and Commercial Evictions and Residential Foreclosures

House Passes Legislation to Protect Renters, Homeowners, and Local Businesses from Evictions and Foreclosures during COVID-19 Emergency

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On April 2, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed legislation to set a moratorium on most residential and commercial evictions and residential foreclosures for the duration of the COVID-19 State of Emergency and for 30 days after it ends. Continue reading House Passes Legislation to Protect Renters, Homeowners, and Local Businesses from Evictions and Foreclosures during COVID-19 Emergency