On 5/15/2019, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform while assigned to marked cruiser East-1 during the 4pm-12am shift. The following report is a summary of the events that I witnessed, as they pertain to incident #19026739: Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Noe HERNANDEZ (Disorderly, Resisting)
Event seeks to highlight true meaning of Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Sylvester Baxter State Park at Assembly Row
Continue reading Somerville to Honor Our Fallen Heroes with New Memorial on the Mystic Concert and Fireworks Tribute
By Charles J. Breen Jr.
Somerville Fire Department
On Friday, May 17, 2019, Legoland Discovery Center celebrated the Somerville Fire Department’s women firefighters. Continue reading Legoland Celebrates Somerville’s Women Firefighters
The morning services at Post 19 will still be done on 5/26/19 at 8am… Continue reading Somerville Post #19 Services 5/26/19 at 8:00am
VOX POP is a pop up community, media & arts space that is the result of a collaboration between Federal Investment Realty Trust (FRIT) the property developer and owner of Assembly Row and Somerville Media Center. VOX POP is located at 431 Artisan Way at Assembly Row. Parking is free for 3-hours in the garages and is accessible by MBTA Orange Line. Continue reading VOX POP Events: Live DJs, Free Yoga, Art Openings, Live Podcasts, Author Talks & more!
A public information session regarding contamination at Conway Park will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at the Public Safety Building (Police Headquarters) at 220 Washington Street, at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading Conway Park Contamination and PIP Plan Information Session 5/29
You are invited to a free public symposium that will address the role of white males in dismantling white supremacy in America & Beyond Continue reading Somerville Media Center and Let’s Talk About Race announce a symposium about White Supremacy: Where Do We Go From Here?
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 City Councilor J.T. Scott, and Ward 3 City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen invite you to a public meeting for an update on the Somerville Ave. Utilities & Streetscape Improvements project and ongoing construction in the Union Square area. The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m. in the Academy Room at the Somerville Public Safety Building, 220 Washington St. Continue reading Public Meeting to Discuss Next Phase of Construction on Somerville Ave., June 4
Boston, MA – State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released an audit of the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) that recommends the agency seek more information relative to the incidence of child sexual abuse from the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Continue reading Audit Calls for Enhanced Oversight of Child Sex Abuse Allegations in the Commonwealth
Boston, MA – State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today is urging the Department of Labor Relations (DLR) to take steps to ensure timely resolution of public employee labor grievance cases. Continue reading Audit Shows Need for More Timely Resolution of Public Employee Labor Disputes
On May 7th, 2019, I, Officer James Torres, was in full uniform, while assigned to marked unit East 1, during the first-half shift. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Mario MEDERIOS (Shoplifting & Somerville, Medford Warrants) Home Depot
On Sunday, May 12, 2019, I, Officer Mackenzie Richardson, was in full uniform assigned to patrol area East 3 for the Somerville Police Department. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Richard HUGHES (A&B, Disorderly, VCO Open Container)
On 5/9/2019, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform while assigned to marked unit East-1 during the 4pm-12am shift. The following report is a summary of the events that I witnessed, as they pertain to incident #19025597: Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Paul ANDERSON (Armed Robbery, VCO Open Container) & Shannon MCKIM (Misc. Common Law Viol) Stop & Shop
By Bob Katzen
The Elections Laws Committee held a hearing on a bill allowing a candidate for public office to use campaign funds for child care while the candidate is campaigning on his or her own behalf or attending events directly related to his or her campaign. The House gave initial approval to the proposal in the 2017-2018 session, but the bill died in the committee on Bills in Third Reading. Continue reading CHILD CARE FOR CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
By Bob Katzen
The Health Care Financing Committee’s agenda also included a hearing on proposals requiring the state to cover the expenses of programs for smoking and tobacco use cessation treatment and information by people on MassHealth—the state’s Medicaid program that provides health care for low-income and disabled persons. Continue reading SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAMS FOR MASSHEALTH RECIPIENTS
By Bob Katzen
The Labor and Workforce Development Committee heard testimony at a hearing on a bill that would allow the attorney general to file a civil suit for injunctive relief, damages or lost wages and benefits for an employee and for the employee to receive triple damages if the suit is successful. Currently, the attorney general can only give either a civil citation or file a criminal complaint. Continue reading AG CAN FILE CIVIL SUIT FOR WAGE VIOLATIONS
By Bob Katzen
he Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee held a hearing on a measure that would require all doctors and physician assistants to complete a one-hour online course on the early recognition of eating disorders. Continue reading TEACH DOCTORS ABOUT EATING DISORDERS
By Bob Katzen
According to the Department of Public Health (DPH), there were a total of 2,033 confirmed or suspected opioid overdoses in Massachusetts 2018, the last full year recorded. The DPH said fentanyl was present in 89 percent of the 2018 deaths where a toxicology screen took place. Continue reading OPIOID OVERDOSES KILLED 2,033 PEOPLE IN MASSACHUSETTS in 2018
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ vote on the only roll call from the week of May 13-17. There were no roll calls in the Senate last week.
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 44 – Report No. 20 May 13-17, 2019
A Letter by Butch Foster:
Later this spring I will be traveling to Philadelphia Pennsylvania to participate in a bike ride to raise money for Maple Syrup Urine Disease, MSUD research. MSUD is a rare incurable metabolic disorder that only affects 1 in 180,000 individuals. Continue reading Somerville-A Letter by Butch Foster:2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride For MSUD
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, May 19, the 139th day of 2019 with 226 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:18 and sunset is @ 8:02. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier set sail for North America.
1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after she was convicted of adultery. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
This very friendly young male was found wandering alone this morning on Washington St near Auto Zone. Please contact us if you recognize him at 617-625-6600 ext 2190. Thank you!
A local mom’s group affiliated with MADD to hold standout in front of South Middlesex Registrar of Deeds Maria Curtatone’s home later this spring in outrage over her Underaged Drunkfest that she hosted last spring.
By William Tauro Continue reading STANDOUT SCHEDULED AT REGISTRAR CURTATONE’S HOME IN PROTEST OF HER UNDERAGE SOMERVILLE DRINKING PARTY/ STABBING/ASSAULT ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY LOOKING FOR ANSWERS
Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
RE:Your recent article “ARE MAFIA STYLE TACTICS TAKING PLACE IN SOMERVILLE TO TAKE OVER PROPERTIES?”
The reason they are after Drain Doctor is because they have exposed the corruption surrounding the sewer issues for the past two decades. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: They Are Rotten to the Core