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Hotline to the Underground Mr. Curt and Friends + Going Track by Track with The Walkoffs

Essays by Joe Viglione

From the Kids to the Real Kids to Mr. Curt solo on Euphoria Records, the Mr. Curt catalog of music is a long and important, historic part of the New England Rock and Roll Story. His bands Pastiche and The Exis made their mark from the 1970s to the 1990s if my memory serves and somehow a couple more decades developed to the year 2021, a half a century, and welcome to his newest CD, Kernels for the Birds. Continue reading Hotline to the Underground Mr. Curt and Friends + Going Track by Track with The Walkoffs

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

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Happy 11th Birthday to Jayden Kuma, Happy 1st Birthday Emilie Kuma, Happy Birthday to Bobby Jones, Alyssa Settipani McCarthy, Mira McCabe, Mary and Kathleen Houghton, Audrey Casey, Papang Pulis, Robert S McCarthy, John Doucette, Peyem Ayem, Karen Cochran Cunningham, Happy 85th Birthday to John Alves, Isaura Almeida Collins, Sammy O’Leary, Donna M. Quinn, Assunta Rigo, Eileen Sullivan, Lorraine Benoit, Sandra Heron, Pat Centofanti, Verge Figueiredo, Darlyne Harff, Larry Bethune, Lynda Norton, Jack Kehoe, Valerie Harris, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week!

Curtatone Trying To Bankrupt The Somerville General Fund On His Way Out, City Councilors Sitting On Hands

By William Tauro

I am shocked that all the expenditures which should be suspended and because they are expressly refusing to suspend any further appointments, or expenditures, and instead push through to accommodate their agenda they should be ashamed of how they are spending the taxpayers money so frivolously and any supporting Councilors should respectfully step down from their positions immediately. Continue reading Curtatone Trying To Bankrupt The Somerville General Fund On His Way Out, City Councilors Sitting On Hands

Help Stop Black Swallow-Wort in Somerville This Summer

The City of Somerville is partnering with community groups again this year to raise awareness about black swallow-wort (BSW), a very aggressive and invasive, non-native weed that can be found throughout Somerville. BSW displaces native plants and habitats, threatens butterflies and songbirds, and is toxic to deer and livestock. It is especially harmful to the monarch butterfly population because it resembles milkweed, where monarchs lay their eggs, and once the monarch larvae hatch, they die from eating the toxic BSW leaves. Continue reading Help Stop Black Swallow-Wort in Somerville This Summer

Somerville Firefighters Memorial Sunday 06/13/2021

By William Tauro

This past Sunday June 13th, the Somerville Fire Department celebrated Firefighter Memorial Sunday. Firefighter Memorial Sunday is held every year to honor the Somerville Firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice, and to recognize all active and retired members who have passed away during the past year. According to Somerville Firefighters Local 76 website it reads “It has been a tradition for over 100 years and is a very special day for us.” Continue reading Somerville Firefighters Memorial Sunday 06/13/2021

Another Night of Gunfire In Somerville

Another night of violence when shots were fired in Pennsylvania Avenue in Somerville, but never reported until today. Police found fired shell casings. Police would not comment. This is Yet another incident of gun violence in the city in recent days and weeks in the city.
Next week Councilors insist they will cut police officers nd the police budget instead of making sure the police department has enough officers to provide safety to our residents. At least two of these City officials are running for Mayor with a total disregard of the danger of what’s going on in Somerville and in your neighborhood.

I will make sure to address this issue when elected to Mayor.
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Somerville Friday Night Shooting Never Reported To Residents

By William Tauro

I wonder why the Somerville Police Department nor the corrupt administration and nor the spineless city Councilors have report of this yet? What’s going on here? Shouldn’t the residents of Somerville be aware what’s going on and decide for themselves if their lives are in danger in which they are? Continue reading Another Night of Gunfire In Somerville

Somerville Remembering Mary Alice Dober

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mary Alice Dober on her passing.

Mary Alice Dober was a wonderful person and a great friend to all of us here at the Somerville/Medford News Weekly. For over the past 17 years Mary would call my cell phone every Tuesday, greet us with her amazing cheerful personality and then be waiting for our newspaper delivery to show up at her building’s doorstep. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Mary Alice Dober

Top Official Somerville Mayoral Candidate Mary Cassesso Resigns From Cambridge Health Alliance In Somerville Amongst Alleged Corruption Affiliation

By William Tauro

You would think that Joe Curtatone would’ve double checked and realized that Mary’s husband Peter Miller takes up a full chapter in my book “Stealing Somerville” before he threw her into the race to try to split my votes? You just can’t make this stuff up! Remember in November!

A new development of a recent candidate entering into the Mayors race is identified as candidate for mayor Mary Cassesso. Continue reading Top Official Somerville Mayoral Candidate Mary Cassesso Resigns From Cambridge Health Alliance In Somerville Amongst Alleged Corruption Affiliation

Somerville, The Small Business Killer

By Arthur Moore

So once again Somerville is removing parking that is desperately needed by small business trying to make a comeback from the losses from covid. This time in Gilman Square, Lovely Valentine is one of them. Lovely Valentine does weddings and such so you know they had it really bad. The thing is they get customers there to interview. So they do need parking for them. Continue reading Somerville, The Small Business Killer

SOMERVILLE GOING WALKABLE ELIMINATING CUSTOMER PARKING SPACES AND DESTROYING LOCAL BUSINESSES

By William Tauro

If I can’t drive to a location in Somerville, I won’t do business in that location with that business.
If I have to shop and then go out in the rain carrying groceries in paper bags that will fall apart when they get wet instead of a plastic bag, I won’t shop there. Continue reading SOMERVILLE GOING WALKABLE ELIMINATING CUSTOMER PARKING SPACES AND DESTROYING LOCAL BUSINESSES

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: Ward 7 City Councilor Ballantyne Has No Climate Priorities

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

Climate Priorities NOT. An eco system in West Somerville was destroyed in Ward 7 under her watch. Katjana Ballantyne allowed dozens of 100 foot mature trees to be chopped down located at 501 Mystic Valley PKWY in West Somerville THE DAY PRIOR to the tree ordinance that went into effect so that a developer could come in and build a 90 unit condo on an acre property after razing the only dwelling, a single home that currently sits on the property. Thanks to William Tauro for exposing this in his paper! Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: Ward 7 City Councilor Ballantyne Has No Climate Priorities

Somerville/Medford News Weekly:Curtatone’s Extra Spending Money From 8th Grade Graduation Parents

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

Hi all … just a heads up about the parking patrol minions out to make some last minute bucks for the current mayor. Late last night No Parking signs were put up on my street, Cross St. and neighboring streets for construction starting the following morning. Nothing new, we’re used to the lack of notice and inconvenience. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly:Curtatone’s Extra Spending Money From 8th Grade Graduation Parents

Somerville Police Drug Trafficking Arrest

The hits just keep on coming! Here is a second Somerville drug bust in a row for this week!
Do we still want to defund the police?

On 6/6/21 at approximately 5 PM, Somerville Police responded to the area of 160 Washington St for a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles. Upon arrival, Officers were informed that the driver of one colliding vehicle concealed an object in the sewer immediately following the crash. Continue reading Somerville Police Drug Trafficking Arrest

Federal Drug Raid In Somerville

By William Tauro

On June 10, 2021 the Somerville and State Police assisted several Federal law enforcement agencies in executing an arrest and search warrant at 17 Virginia Street in Somerville. At least one person was arrested for charges of conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine. This person was a known gang member from Lowell. This is what is going on in our city of Somerville. Continue reading Federal Drug Raid In Somerville

Political Charades Hazards Lurking On Mystic Ave and Beyond In Somerville

By William Tauro

This is just one of many shady and corrupt political development addresses in Somerville. The address is 654 Mystic Avenue in Somerville and neighbors have continuously reached out to me on several occasions to “please try to do this asap…I heard the property is unsecured. It’s dangerous!” Neighbors also wrote, “Please expose this story because it will affect the many lives of people who live there. The gate is open and anyone can just wander in.”
Continue reading Political Charades Hazards Lurking On Mystic Ave and Beyond In Somerville