City of Somerville, Massachusetts Matters of Business of the City Council
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
December 9, 2021, 7:00 PM
City Council Chamber and Remote Participation ***************** Continue reading Somerville City Council Agenda 12.09.21
THE TRAFFIC COMMISSION, BY THE POWER VESTED IN IT THROUGH A SPECIAL ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE, CHAPTER 397 OF THE ACTS OF 1978, HEREBY AMENDS THE TRAFFIC REGULATIONS WITH THE ADDITION OF THE FOLLOWING: Continue reading City of Somerville
Happy Birthday to Jimmy Veneziano, Letta Markopoulos, Paula Martin Leone, Jill Traficante Ardolino, John Colleran, Juliet Turner, Rui Pereira, Stephen Gustus, Naomi A. Kahn, Peter Anthony, Laura Murphy, Tina Zanelli, Cheryl Shannon, Susan Pfeifer (Susan farrell), Koni Palmisano, Kat Rutkin (Kat Terror), Brandon Toro (Nezze Neeze Ne), Kelly Bombino, Rita VanSteensburg, Laura Dupont Vellucci, Michelle Sousa, George Kelley, Tom Hagerty, Stacie Howe, Stacie Howe, Rene Payzant, Danielle Connell, Sharon Colleran, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week!
By Bob Katzen
The Cannabis Policy Committee held a virtual hearing on a measure that would raise from 21 to 25 the legal age for the purchase and use of marijuana. Continue reading INCREASE LEGAL AGE TO BUY AND USE MARIJUANA
By Bob Katzen
The Cannabis Policy Committee held a virtual hearing on legislation that would prohibit doctors and health care facilities from testing a patient for the presence of marijuana without first obtaining written consent from the patient. If written consent is given, the measure prohibits the release of the results to anyone except for the patient unless the patient gives written consent. Continue reading PROHIBIT TESTING FOR MARIJUANA USE WITHOUT CONSENT
By Bob Katzen
The Transportation Committee held a virtual hearing on a bill that would regulate autocycles—3-wheeled motor vehicles which are a mix between a car and motorcycle. Continue reading STATE TO REGULATE AUTOCYCLES
By Bob Katzen
Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a bill requiring public schools to educate middle and high school students on the history of genocide. The measure also establishes a Genocide Education Trust Fund to help fund the teaching. The funds would come from the Legislature, private and public gifts and grants and revenue from fines imposed for hate crimes. Continue reading BAKER SIGNS BILL REQUIRING SCHOOLS TO TEACH ABOUT GENOCIDE
By Bob Katzen
Governor Baker announced that he will not seek a third term as governor of Massachusetts in 2022 while Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito also said she will not seek the governorship. This leaves the race wide open. Continue reading GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER ANNOUNCES HE WILL NOT RUN FOR RE-ELECTION
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BROWN, Susan V. (Whitney) – Of Somerville November 27, 2021. Susan was the beloved wife of 52 years to the late Frederick E. Brown.
Loving mother of David Brown and his wife Denise of Charlestown. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Susan V. (Whitney) Brown
Kenney, Helen E. – of Lexington formerly of Somerville passed away on December 4, 2021.
Beloved daughter of the late John M. and Frances (Mahoney) Kenney. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Helen E. Kenney
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone invites all interested to come together to remember those we have lost to COVID-19 and to recognize the many other losses our community has faced throughout the pandemic. Continue reading Somerville COVID-19 Remembrance, 12/11
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Robert “Bob” Hickey on his passing.
Robert Hickey was an amazing and wonderful person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville by many.
Hickey, Robert W. -58, Formally from Somerville died suddenly on December 3, 2021. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Somerville Police Officer Robert “Bob” Hickey
CREMIN, Richard E. – Of Somerville, December 3, 2021.
Beloved husband of Zeida Santos.
Loving father of Michele Del Vecchio and her husband Martin, Denise Cremin and her husband Daniel Jordan. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Richard E. Cremin
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the City of Somerville Mobility Division invite you to a virtual community meeting to discuss Somerville’s first citywide bicycle network plan.
Continue reading Somerville Bicycle Network Planning Meeting, December 15
Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Councilor J.T. Scott for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Conway Park athletic field on Thursday, December 9, at 1 p.m. Continue reading Somerville Conway Park Athletic Field Ribbon Cutting, December 9
Photo:L-R Recording Secretary and Inducting Officer James Lynch, Paula Vancini, Eugene Brune, James Bowdring, Jill Bowdring and Club President Mernaysa Rivera-Bujosa
SOMERVILLE_ On December 2nd, the Kiwanis Club of Somerville inducted two new members. Jill Bowdring, an Account Executive for Superior Promotions and Paula Vancini, the Principal at Vancini Accounting joined the ranks of local business leaders and active retired members to become Somerville Kiwanis members. Jill’s sponsor was her father, James Bowdring, who has been a member for 27 years. Continue reading Kiwanis Club of Somerville Inducted Two New Members
Project Outlook, Low Vision Group, returns! 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Holland Street Center. Project Outlook is a group of residents with low or no vision who enjoy getting together for camaraderie and socialization. Continue reading Somerville COA Press & Organizational Outreach for 12-3-2021
CORTEZ, Sonia Del Carmen – Of Somerville, passed away on December 1, 2021 at Seasons Hospice in Milton, she was 58. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Sonia Del Carmen Cortez
SOMERVILLE – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Somerville Acting Chief of Police Charles Femino have confirmed that Shakeel Bodden, 28 of Somerville, has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred last night in Somerville.
Continue reading Suspect Arrested in Connection with Fatal Stabbing in Somerville
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Laura Wright (Mendonca) on her passing.
Laura Wright was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here both in Somerville and Medford. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Laura Wright (Mendonca)
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Ronald A. Aylward Jr. on his passing.
Ronald A. Aylward Jr. was a wonderful person as well as friends to many of us here in Somerville where he will be sadly missed. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Ronald A. Aylward Jr.
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Michael Joseph Terrio on his passing.
Michael Joseph Terrio was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Michael Joseph Terrio
By William Tauro
A road-sign broke loose from its pedestal and smashed into a motor vehicle that was parked in the municipal parking lot located at the intersection of Broadway and Lombardi Way in Somerville this past Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading Somerville Road Sign Breaks Loose, Crashes Into Motor Vehicle