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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, August 11, the 224th day of 2020 with 142 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:47 and sunset is @ 7:50. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1860 – The first successful silver mill in America began operations. The mill was in Virginia City, NV. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Hotline to the Underground August 10, 2020

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By Joe Viglione

ROLLING STONES RELEASE NEW “OLD’ SINGLE, ‘SCARLET”

Continuing with our “back to the future” phase here on the Hotline, the Rolling Stones have a magnificent new single out on YouTube entitled “Scarlet.” I’m thinking to myself “this is the best thing that Mick and Keith have written in years” only to see that despite the modern video with Irish actor Paul Mescal (Normal People mini-series) the song goes back to the days of producer Continue reading Hotline to the Underground August 10, 2020

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 Sandra Pyke-Cowie, Shane Adams, Janet Ciccariello, Dottie Abbott, Victoria Stockbridge, Karen Benoit, Lisamarie Tauro, Alexis Pantanella, Lance Covert, Irene Duffy Lomanno, Tiernan DeFeo, Tomas Thor Larsen, Linda Chiappini Yarasitis, Nina DiCarlo, Stacy L DeMaria, Ronald Cabral, Larry Burke, Henry Lima, Stephan Shea, Maria Petrosillo, Lisa Vogel, Joey Medeiros, Renee M Kirby, Anthony Boyd, Aaron Ciccariello, Mike Fitzgerald, Maddy Pulisciano, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Joint Statement from Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn on Tufts University’s Reopening Plan

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Today Mayors Joseph A. Curtatone of Somerville and Breanna Lungo-Koehn of Medford sent the following letter to Tufts University President Anthony Monaco regarding the university’s reopening plan: Continue reading Joint Statement from Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn on Tufts University’s Reopening Plan

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Tevon NGOMBA (FIREARM, CARRY WITHOUT LICENSE, HEROIN/MORPHINE/OPIUM, TRAFFICKING, FIREARM SERIAL NO., DEFACE, FIREARM USE IN FELONY)

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On 08/03/20, myself and members ATF Group 6 were conducting an undercover operation in the area of the Mystic Housing Development in the City of Somerville. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Tevon NGOMBA (FIREARM, CARRY WITHOUT LICENSE, HEROIN/MORPHINE/OPIUM, TRAFFICKING, FIREARM SERIAL NO., DEFACE, FIREARM USE IN FELONY)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jorge ALVES (DRUG, POSSESS TO DISTRIB CLASS A)

FCCC8DAF-79AE-4E84-AB51-1972955CFDC6081E231B-5E67-4AE8-AC5A-BF25FBB6CDB9On August 7, 2020, I was patrolling area East 2 for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 7:28 AM, East 3, Ofc. Sousa, and I were dispatched to 14 McGrath Highway in the Star Market parking lot for a male party passed out behind the wheel in a black SUV. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jorge ALVES (DRUG, POSSESS TO DISTRIB CLASS A)

Somerville Announces Early Voting Schedule; Reminds Residents about Additional Upcoming Election Dates and Vote by Mail

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Early voting for the September 1 primary to take place from
August 22 to 28 at City Hall

SOMERVILLE, MA – The City of Somerville will hold seven days of early voting ahead of the Tuesday, September 1, primary elections. All early voting will take place at Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., and the schedule is as follows: Continue reading Somerville Announces Early Voting Schedule; Reminds Residents about Additional Upcoming Election Dates and Vote by Mail

Announcing All New East Somerville Meal of Fortune Week!

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A fun new way to support local businesses!

East Somerville Main Streets is excited to announce Meal of Fortune Week! Tickets are available now!

Prior to the week of September 28th through October 4th purchase a ticket for a surprise meal that will be matched to a local East Somerville restaurant based on your uniquely customized flavor profile. Continue reading Announcing All New East Somerville Meal of Fortune Week!

Rayla Campbell Takes to the Streets of Somerville as a Candidate For Congress MA-7

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This past Thursday, candidate for congress for MA-7 (That includes Somerville) Rayla Campbell took to the streets of Somerville as well as spending the afternoon at the Foss Park Swimming Pool that’s located on Broadway talking and listening to people and families who were expressing their opinions, concerns and frustrations about Somerville. Continue reading Rayla Campbell Takes to the Streets of Somerville as a Candidate For Congress MA-7

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:Rent Control is a Disaster

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RENT CONTROL can never work. They tried it in Cambridge and how we got all these crazy liberals because our rents were always lower than most surrounding cities and we had the best access to the MBTA which other towns desperately lack– Arlington, Medford and Everett being the worst. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:Rent Control is a Disaster

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:Regarding Old Star Market on Broadway

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

What city administration and their donors want — Everything that will not benefit the working class neighborhoods. That’s all everyone needs to know. The owners proposal of putting in an OCEAN STATE JOB LOT, was a good idea. I think everyone in the city would have benefited. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line:Regarding Old Star Market on Broadway

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Renan SANTOS (MV Violations)

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On Sunday, August 2, 2020, I, Officer David Ruf, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser East-1, for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 1:36 A.M., Officer Johnson (East-4) and I were dispatched to 43 Third Ave (UPS) for a large car group. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Renan SANTOS (MV Violations)

$1 BILLION-PLUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BOND

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By Bob Katzen

The House 155-4, Senate 39-0, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a $1 billion-plus information technology bond titled “An Act Financing the General Governmental Infrastructure of the Commonwealth.” The state would borrow the funds to finance the projects in the bill. The original version of the package was filed by Baker more than a year ago on April 11, 2019. Continue reading $1 BILLION-PLUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BOND

MEASURES APPROVED TO CREATE NEW MASS STATE SEAL AND MOTTO

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By Bob Katzen
The Senate 39-0, approved a measure that would create a special commission to investigate the official state seal and motto including “those features that may be unwittingly harmful to or misunderstood by Bay State citizens to ensure that they faithfully reflect and embody the historic and contemporary commitments of the state to peace, justice, liberty and equality and to spreading the opportunities and advantages of education.” Continue reading MEASURES APPROVED TO CREATE NEW MASS STATE SEAL AND MOTTO