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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! Happy Birthday to Amber Ricci, Aileen Tomeo (Scurto), Rob May, Laila F. RamTla, Happy 82nd Birthday to Virginia Boos, Nicholas Koenig, Kaileigh Savoia, Happy Birthday to Nana Mrs. Cincotta, Annarita McNeeley N Peter, Deborah Poplawski (Deborah Runcie), Tina Chapman-Evans, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:VIGIL OR HATE

Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,

Racism took a new approach.  The speech of Nicole Whaat was moving for all minorities while she frequently reminded the onlookers about hatred and white supremacy.  When Willie Burnley Jr who is currently running for office stood up to speak, he also reminded the crowd of white supremacy. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:VIGIL OR HATE

DRIVERS TRAINING AND EDUCATION

By Bob Katzen

Bill (HD 4070) – Transfers driver education and training from the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to the Department of Education. The education and training would be financed by a combination of parent-student tuition and fees collected by the RMV as well as by automobile manufacturers and dealers and incentives provided by the insurance industry. Continue reading DRIVERS TRAINING AND EDUCATION

CULTURAL DIVERSITY CURRICULUM


By Bob Katzen

This bill requires the education commissioner to establish a cultural diversity curriculum to be implemented in elementary and secondary schools in the state in the school year 2022. The program would promote cultural diversity awareness among the children of Massachusetts including educating students on diverse world cultures, heritages and backgrounds; Continue reading CULTURAL DIVERSITY CURRICULUM

UP TO $9,000 IN FUNERAL EXPENSES AVAILABLE FOR COVID-19 DEATHS

By Bob Katzen

UP TO $9,000 IN FUNERAL EXPENSES AVAILABLE FOR COVID-19 DEATHS – Secretary of State Bill Galvin announced that he has provided a link on his website http://www.sec.state.ma.us to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website which has information on getting government assistance to help pay for up to $9,000 in funeral costs of anyone whose death after January 20, 2020 is attributed to COVID-19. Continue reading UP TO $9,000 IN FUNERAL EXPENSES AVAILABLE FOR COVID-19 DEATHS

$21.9 MILLION INCREASE IN EDUCATION AID

By Bob Katzen

Senate Ways and Means Committee Chair Sen. Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport) and his House counterpart Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-Boston) announced an agreement to increase Chapter 70 aid to school districts by $219.6 million, an increase of $21.9 million over the $197.7 million hike proposed by Gov. Charlie Baker earlier this year. The agreement also creates a $40 million enrollment reserve fund targeted to stabilize school districts adversely impacted by pandemic-related enrollment changes.
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Somerville Additional Types of Outdoor Performances, Outdoor Retail Can Resume 4/19

With vaccines being made available to all residents over 16 beginning Monday, April 19, the City of Somerville will expand its reopening guidelines to allow more types of outdoor performances and outdoor retail to resume on that date. The City will also work with gyms on plans to safely reopen changing rooms and showers. Continue reading Somerville Additional Types of Outdoor Performances, Outdoor Retail Can Resume 4/19

“When She Calls 911: A Conversation on Safety in Somerville for Women/Womyn” May 5, hosted by City Council Civilian Oversight Initiative

City Council Announces Survey & Community Meeting (5/4) entitled: When She Calls 911 (A Conversation concerning safety in Somerville for women/womyn)
The Somerville City Council invites you to join a virtual community meeting to engage in this facilitated discussion:

Women/Womyn & Safety Virtual Community Meeting, May 5, 6:30 p.m.:
Join the meeting to learn about our ongoing work to establish civilian oversight in Somerville, and how you can get involved. Featuring City Councilors At Large Mary Jo Rossetti and Kristen Strezo and Ward 7 Councilor Katjana Ballantyne. Continue reading “When She Calls 911: A Conversation on Safety in Somerville for Women/Womyn” May 5, hosted by City Council Civilian Oversight Initiative

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Tyler MANNING (Disorderly, Resisting, Threats)

On the above date and time, Officers Ribeiro, C. Collette, and I, were dispatched to 78 Broadway, Bairos Liquors, for an intoxicated customer who refused to leave the liquor store after the store manager, XXXX, refused to sell liquor to the defendant, Tyler Manning. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Tyler MANNING (Disorderly, Resisting, Threats)

Somerville City Councilor Throws Tantrum on Mayoral Candidate at Peaceful Vigil

Photo:Somerville Ward 2 City Councilor JT Scott

Photo: Somerville News Weekly Publisher/Somerville Mayoral Candidate William Tauro with longtime friend  Hung Goon

By Tom Ford

It was a very peaceful night at the “Stop the Hate against Asians” vigil in Union Square Somerville this past Saturday evening until Somerville Ward 2 City Councilor JT Scott became belligerent and threatening to a mayoral candidate in public. Minutes before posting this post on his Facebook page:

Continue reading Somerville City Councilor Throws Tantrum on Mayoral Candidate at Peaceful Vigil

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

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Happy Birthday to Caroline DeMaria, Rob Dellanno, Katie-Rose, Frank Ciulla, Nickie Moulaison, Mike Sabatino, Karen Hunt, Hugo Pereira, Izzi DeAngelis, Sabrina Moulaison, Christine Doherty, Happy 104th Birthday to Auntie Evie, Michael and Melissa Mahoney, David M Rivera, Carlo Richard DeMaria, Sharyn Wilcox, Jeanine Jenks Farley, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week!