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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, October 20, the 292nd day of 2020 with 73 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:02 and sunset is @ 5:54. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1740 – Maria Theresa became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia with the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Well I have to say that new awesome doors are opening up for us everyday!
Extra, Extra, WMEX 1510 Boston’s radio talkshow host Gary Leavitt of the Gary Leavitt and Friends Show just contacted me and they asked me if I would be interested in being on their radio talkshow this coming Sunday morning as a special guest! Continue reading WMEX 1510AM “Tauro Tauro the Political Corruption Bull Fighter“ Radio Show
Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
The reason why the city is keeping quiet about the city’s flooding problems might be because they are covering it up. Word out is the sewers are over capacity and some homeowners are dealing with back ups. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: City Covering Up Real Serious Sewer Problems
Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville and around the Square! Happy Birthday to Jenn Almeida, Charlie Rooster Toohey, Dianna Riley, David Farnell, Addison Greyham, Nancy Powers, Kevin Munger, Jimmy Delgado, Caitlyn Marie Russell, Jimbo Daviss, Erin Reilly, Nick Vro Ferragamo, Courtney Christina, Sal DiCarlo, Annmarie L. Boudreau, Donna Greland, Lauren Baino, Sean Hickey, Marie Maniscalco Hogan, Diane Cameron-Donahue, Jim McCue, Melissa Crowley Bento, Joey DiOreo, Tony Rodrigues, Rick Crosby, George Lally, Helene Maymill, Valerie Spinale, Janice Martell, Michelle Grant, John Coughlin, Charley Valera, Ron Glejzer, Steve Derany, Sal DiFusco, Paul Di Liegro, Kathy Toppi, Penny O’Connor Cummings, Krystle Foster, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week
By Joe Viglione
This week’s review DEEP PURPLE, WHOOSH, plus the Joe Vig Top 10
1)”Add the Address” Deep Purple This track from the new Whoosh album is a remake of a track from 1968’s Shades of Deep Purple album. Continue reading Hotline to the Underground October 19, 2020
One Member Sought for Community Preservation Committee
Committee identifies funding priorities for approximately $2 million annually in affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space projects
Applications due November 6 Continue reading Somerville Seeks New Community Preservation Committee Member
Two important deadlines for the Tuesday, November 3, election
are coming up.
The deadline to
register Continue reading Voter Registration and Vote by Mail Ballot Request Deadlines Approaching
Brothers Gary and Keith Leavitt host a variety show on WMEX radio, the oldies station every Sunday morning from 6 to 9 AM. The brothers have had quite the background in both sports and entertainment for the past 40 years. Continue reading Gary Leavitt and Friends WMEX 1510AM
On 10/14/20 I along with several members of the Criminal Investigations Division as part of an ongoing investigation (incident 20048675) were conducting surveillance in the location of 155-157 Perkins St. #X Somerville, MA. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: David ROBINSON (Narcotics Charges) (SPD Warrants) & Alicia SALISBURY (Narcotics Charge) (Danvers and Boston Warrants)
Halloween for the kids🇺🇸
Blood drive on November 20 12:00PM to 5:00PM at the Dilboy Post, Davis Square Somerville 🇺🇸 Continue reading Fall Events Happening at Dilboy Post, Davis Square Somerville
Our sincere condolences thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Barbara J. (Smith) Hennelly on her passing. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Barbara J. (Smith) Hennelly
The issues are too complicated. This was the strategy which I have followed the past 15 years: The city is comprised of city workers who are also taxpayers and have self serving interests and conflicts. They are split into two categories: one that is called a “hack”, defined as someone who will do whatever it takes to keep their job and serve the mayor’s evil empire. Continue reading Reality Bites On Today’s Somerville
By Bob Katzen
Question 2 asks voters if they approve of a proposed law that would implement a voting system known as “ranked-choice voting” (RCV) in which voters rank one or more candidates in order of preference. If one candidate receives more than 50 percent of the first-place votes, that candidate would be declared the winner and no other rounds would be necessary. Continue reading About Ballot Question 2
By Bob Katzen
A law that placed a moratorium on most residential, commercial and nonprofit evictions and foreclosures until October 17 has expired. The expired law allowed for emergency for cause evictions that involve allegations of criminal activity or lease violations that are “detrimental to the health or safety of other residents, health care workers, emergency personnel or the general public.” Continue reading MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES EXPIRES
By Bob Katzen
Governor Baker filed a revised version of the fiscal 2021 state budget with a price tag of $45.5 million which is 3.8 percent more than the original budget he filed in January. Since the beginning of the fiscal year began on July 1, the state has been operating on interim monthly budgets approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor.
Continue reading GOVERNOR BAKER FILES REVISED BUDGET
Residents Urged to Substitute Safer Activities for Higher-Risk Traditional Trick-or-Treating
Social distancing, face coverings, and hand washing remain vital to slowing the spread of COVID-19
SOMERVILLE, MA – As part of the City’s ongoing response to the
COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Board of Health announced Halloween guidance and related updates today. They strongly urge all community members to forgo trick-or-treating in favor of lower-risk activities as defined by the Centers for Disease Control such as at-home activities and holiday crafts. Continue reading No City-Sponsored or Permitted Halloween Events Allowed in Somerville due to Pandemic
By William Tauro
Why isn’t anybody reporting about the double stabbing that occurred at the playground that’s located near the Saint Benedict’s Parish this past Thursday afternoon? Why is everyone being so hush-hush at City Hall, the Somerville City Council and at the Somerville Police Station about it? Continue reading Letter from the Editor:Crickets on Somerville Church Playground Stabbing
By Arthur Moore
All the years I have been around I have heard the older people complain about knee pain and hip pain and never thought much of it. Being young you figure its a little pain take two aspirin and it goes away. I have now reached that stage in life when I now have the knee and hip pain. And now I have that realization that it is not a two aspirin cure. Almost nothing helps. It started with the occasional pain that went away. Continue reading The Disabled in Somerville, Seems Like You Are Not Wanted Here In Somerville
The answer to why nothing has been done to expose this worthless low life mayor—- GREED!!
All he had to do was jack up all our homes to artificial prices and sit back and watch the frenzy. Not only did our own locals sell and move away, but worse, the out of town yuppies bought and flipped thousands of condos, forcing our city to become unaffordable! They used the proceeds to by single homes off RT, Lexington, while the pols lied and said they were planning to raise families here. All BS! After that soccer camp fiasco, no yuppies in their right mind would move here
That’s how it began. Continue reading Reality Bite’s Response to William Tauro’s Article: Letter from the Editor:Mayor Joe Curtatone the Beat Goes on, But Ending Real Soon!
I have not posted much but writing the Somerville News Weekly I do keep on this. But with Mr. Tauro running for mayor which he will most likely win we will finally see some common sense brought back here. There are things we need to do for the future if we can but is not always a sure thing.
Continue reading “I’m With Billy” Elect William “Billy” Tauro Mayor of Somerville 2021
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Cheryl Marie Bastardi on her passing. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Cheryl Marie Bastardi
Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
Mr. Tauro I was wondering if you knew about the elderly home that’s located on 117 Summer Street that has quietly become an alledged nut house. My mother lives on Preston Road and she stated to me that all kinds of crazies are walking around her neighborhood all of a sudden. Was this another hush hush deal from the Mayor? Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:Who Profited on Bringing in that Derelict House on Summer Street?
Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:
I just saw your recent Letter to the Editor regarding the ongoing political corruption and self gain that’s going on in Somerville.
Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:Mayor, Sister Maria and Former Alderman Political Hack Intentionally Preying on People in Distress