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Mayoral Candidate William Tauro’s Firm Message to Somerville Mayor and City Council

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To Mayor Joseph Curtatone and members of the Somerville City Council,

This is a direct demand from the citizens and businesses in the City of Somerville. Reopen everything now!
We have seen enough of confinement, restrictions, guidelines, that have done nothing to secure the safety of our future of operations and enjoyment of life. Continue reading Mayoral Candidate William Tauro’s Firm Message to Somerville Mayor and City Council

Somerville Police Department Union President Michael McGrath Leaves Union Members High and Dry!

By William Tauro

After months of being in the spotlight for pepper spraying a handcuffed prisoner who was under a questionable arrest back in October of 2020, Somerville Police Union President Michael McGrath quietly resigned as union president over a week ago without telling any of union members that he was doing so. Union members are now scattering for more information on what is going on and where they stand. Continue reading Somerville Police Department Union President Michael McGrath Leaves Union Members High and Dry!

Mayoral Candidate William Tauro Brings Massive Food Program to Somerville, Feeds Community


Photo L to R: Rick Scirocco , Marisa Tauro, William Tauro, Joe Medeiros, Rayla Campbell, Don Cox ,Joann Bocca-Rivieccio, Michelle Sinclair , Larry Murphy

Tauro Joins Forces with Somerville Lions Club Switching Into High-gear with Food-drive Delivering Over Five-Hundred 35LB Weekly Food boxes to Somerville community

 

By Tom Ford

William Tauro is delivering a massive food distribution program to begin serving the Somerville Community. Tauro has created the relationship between Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF) and the residents of the City of Somerville through the Somerville Lions Club and arranging to have this monumental food program come to Somerville and provide the community with boxes of fresh food every week. Continue reading Mayoral Candidate William Tauro Brings Massive Food Program to Somerville, Feeds Community

Letter from the Editor: Signs Joe Curtatone Is Stepping Down, Sidekick Omar Boukili Leaving Dodge In a Hurry

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As Boston Mayor Marty Walsh prepares to leave City Hall for the labor secretary’s post in the Biden administration, Boston City Council President Kim Janey is turning to City Hall veteran CHRIS OSGOOD to help lead her team when she becomes acting mayor. Continue reading Letter from the Editor: Signs Joe Curtatone Is Stepping Down, Sidekick Omar Boukili Leaving Dodge In a Hurry

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 Nancy Velasquez, Adam Mccallion, Julie Carpenter Mercier, Lynne Kelley Chaille, Michael Ramos, Grace Desimone, Paul Myers, Chrissy Powers, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

HELP MILITARY FAMILIES TRANSFERRING TO MASSACHUSETTS

By Bob Katzen

Gov. Charlie Baker issued an executive order that directs the state’s Division of Professional Licensure to improve license portability for military personnel and their spouses who move to the Bay State so that they can continue their civilian careers and provide for their families without interruption. The executive order directs the division to investigate opportunities to participate in one or more interstate compacts, Continue reading HELP MILITARY FAMILIES TRANSFERRING TO MASSACHUSETTS

Somerville Speakup Line:Somerville Firehouses are Unacceptable

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

I think you should do a story on where they been saying for years a new public safety building for SPD anc SFD to be built at the d cobble bill where the stores used to be! Bow there’s a huge dump of Snow but Medford builds one for their public safety personnel

Somerville firehouses are so old an need to be remodeled or new ones built or even building a new station with a training tower or facility for us.

Somerville firehouses are so old an need to be remodeled or new ones built or even building a new station with a training tower or facility for us. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Somerville Firehouses are Unacceptable

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Brandon DAUGHTREY (OUI Liquor, MV Violations)

The following is a summary of the details related to this incident.

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, I, Officer David Ruf, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser East-1, for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 11:33 P.M., Officer Cleary (East-4) and I were dispatched to Washington Street and Myrtle Street for motor vehicle accident with injuries. Both roads are public ways in the city of Somerville. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Brandon DAUGHTREY (OUI Liquor, MV Violations)

Letter from the Editor:Mayor and City Council Drops Ball on Community

By William Tauro

Why isn’t Mayor Joe Curtatone, the Somerville City Councilors and Director of Office Housing Stability Ellen Shachter not informing the public and making this public, especially to the homeless population of Somerville about this city department that is there to help them? Continue reading Letter from the Editor:Mayor and City Council Drops Ball on Community