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

Happy Birthday to Jimmy Veneziano, Letta Markopoulos, Paula Martin Leone, Jill Traficante Ardolino, John Colleran, Juliet Turner, Rui Pereira, Stephen Gustus, Naomi A. Kahn, Peter Anthony, Laura Murphy, Tina Zanelli, Cheryl Shannon, Susan Pfeifer (Susan farrell), Koni Palmisano, Kat Rutkin (Kat Terror), Brandon Toro (Nezze Neeze Ne), Kelly Bombino, Rita VanSteensburg, Laura Dupont Vellucci, Michelle Sousa, George Kelley, Tom Hagerty, Stacie Howe, Stacie Howe, Rene Payzant, Danielle Connell, Sharon Colleran, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week!

PROHIBIT TESTING FOR MARIJUANA USE WITHOUT CONSENT

By Bob Katzen

The Cannabis Policy Committee held a virtual hearing on legislation that would prohibit doctors and health care facilities from testing a patient for the presence of marijuana without first obtaining written consent from the patient. If written consent is given, the measure prohibits the release of the results to anyone except for the patient unless the patient gives written consent. Continue reading PROHIBIT TESTING FOR MARIJUANA USE WITHOUT CONSENT

BAKER SIGNS BILL REQUIRING SCHOOLS TO TEACH ABOUT GENOCIDE

By Bob Katzen

Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a bill requiring public schools to educate middle and high school students on the history of genocide. The measure also establishes a Genocide Education Trust Fund to help fund the teaching. The funds would come from the Legislature, private and public gifts and grants and revenue from fines imposed for hate crimes. Continue reading BAKER SIGNS BILL REQUIRING SCHOOLS TO TEACH ABOUT GENOCIDE

Somerville Remembering Somerville Police Officer Robert “Bob” Hickey

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Robert “Bob” Hickey on his passing.

Robert Hickey was an amazing and wonderful person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville by many.

ROBERT’S OBITUARY:

Hickey, Robert W. -58, Formally from Somerville died suddenly on December 3, 2021. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Somerville Police Officer Robert “Bob” Hickey

Kiwanis Club of Somerville Inducted Two New Members

Photo:L-R Recording Secretary and Inducting Officer James Lynch, Paula Vancini, Eugene Brune, James Bowdring, Jill Bowdring and Club President Mernaysa Rivera-Bujosa

SOMERVILLE_ On December 2nd, the Kiwanis Club of Somerville inducted two new members. Jill Bowdring, an Account Executive for Superior Promotions and Paula Vancini, the Principal at Vancini Accounting joined the ranks of local business leaders and active retired members to become Somerville Kiwanis members. Jill’s sponsor was her father, James Bowdring, who has been a member for 27 years. Continue reading Kiwanis Club of Somerville Inducted Two New Members