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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, September 20, the 262nd day of 2019 with 103 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:28 and sunset is @ 6:47. 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: 1519 – Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain to find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.
1870 – The Papal States came under the control of Italian troops, leading to the unification of Italy. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, September 19, the 261st day of 2019 with 104 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:27 and sunset is @ 6:49. 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: 1356 – The Battle of Poitiers was fought between England and France. Edward “the Black Prince” captured France’s King John. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Downzoning-Eliminates 3 units; Property Rights, Affordable Housing under Attack


53 have signed. Let’s get to 100!

Against Downzoning started this petition to PLANNING DEPARTMENT and 2 others
Somerville (proposed) Rezoning is forfeiting, permanently, hundreds of ready to build rental units by downzoning RB (1-3 units) neighborhoods to new NR (1-2 units max)-eliminating the right to add a 3rd unit. There are about 2500 2 families and 1165 single families in RB zone now; 2500 that may be able to add 1 unit; 1165 that may be able to add 1 or 2 units. Continue reading Somerville Downzoning-Eliminates 3 units; Property Rights, Affordable Housing under Attack

Somerville Climate Social at the Growing Center, Sunday, 9/22

Somerville Climate Social
Sunday, Sept. 22, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Come join the Climate Coalition of Somerville (CCS), your friends at the Growing Center, and your community for a Sunday social filled with informal conversation and opportunities to engage on the climate, sustainability, and justice issues we’re tackling together. Continue reading Somerville Climate Social at the Growing Center, Sunday, 9/22

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to David Soper Liuzza, Phip J. Jeffres, Michael Walsh, Lynda Amorella Silva, Joe Murphy, Philip Soccorso, Carolyn Rose, Ellen Sullivan, Mary Jo Rossetti, Jay Blake, Walter Tauro, Ken Webber, Richard Couto, Erin Killeen, Erica Covelle, Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: John GALLO (A&B on Person Over 60 or Disabled, Larceny from Building & Somerville Warrant)

On 09/14/19, I, Officer Christopher Collette was assigned to Somerville marked unit West Seven. At approximately 19:15 hours, I responded to 1370 Broadway, Apt# XX, for a past assault. Officer O’Donnell responded as well.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Matthew BAXTER (OUI Liquor, Dangerous Weapon Carry)

On 09/14/2019, I, Officer Christopher Collette was assigned to Somerville marked unit West Seven. At approximately 23:11 hours, I was dispatched to a hit and run at the corner of Gordon St. and North St. Officer O’Donnell was dispatched as well. The striking vehicle was reported to be a Chevy truck bearing MA TAG xxxx.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Kevin HEADLEY (Op MV with License Susp, PWID B & Cambridge Warrant) & Kevin SANCHEZ (Distribute B, Subsq)

The following is a brief summary to incident #19052435.

During the evening of September 11, 2019, members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit were Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Kevin HEADLEY (Op MV with License Susp, PWID B & Cambridge Warrant) & Kevin SANCHEZ (Distribute B, Subsq)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Edilio NAJERA MATEO (MV Larceny, Defacement Malicious Wanton Property)

On Saturday, 9/14/2019, I, Officer DiFava, was on duty for the Somerville Police operating marked cruiser 785. At approximately 1231 hrs, I responded to 2X Adams street for a report of male attempting to break into a motor vehicle. Officer Ribeiro and Officer Schneider also responded to provide back up. While enroute to the call, dispatch stated that the male could have a possible head injury. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Edilio NAJERA MATEO (MV Larceny, Defacement Malicious Wanton Property)

Location Change: Somerville to Hold Public Hearing on Airplane Noise 9/18

The City of Somerville and the Somerville City Council Committee on Public Health Public Safety invite all interested community members to attend and speak at a co-hosted Public Hearing on Airplane Noise. The Hearing will take place on Wednesday, September 18, at 6 p.m., in the auditorium of Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave. Continue reading Location Change: Somerville to Hold Public Hearing on Airplane Noise 9/18

Little Sisters of the Poor to withdraw from Jeanne Jugan Residence, Somerville, MA.


(09/16/2019) – Today the Little Sisters of the Poor announced with sadness, that they will be withdrawing from Jeanne Jugan Residence, Somerville MA. This morning the Sisters met with the Residents, their families, lay Associates, staff and volunteers sharing their decision. Continue reading Little Sisters of the Poor to withdraw from Jeanne Jugan Residence, Somerville, MA.