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Somerville/Medford Remembering Elaine P. “Honey” Freeman

Freeman, Elaine P. “Honey” (Malaney) – Of Somerville, passed away on May 28, 2022. She was 82.
Born and raised in Somerville to the late Cornelius F. and Susan N. (Grady) Malaney. She was the beloved mother of Laura Patterson and her husband Robert of Methuen, Stephen Freeman of NJ, Elaine Colangeli and her husband William of Westford and the late Lawrence Freeman. She as the devoted grandmother of 11 grandchildren and two late grandchildren and also a loving great-grandmother. The dear sister of the late Anne Joyce, Thomas and Neil Malaney. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Elaine P. “Honey” Freeman

Supervised Consumption Site Community Forum

Join the City of Somerville and Fenway Health for a virtual community forum to discuss a local supervised consumption site (SCS) on Wednesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. This forum will discuss what SCSs are, what the need is in Somerville, and ongoing efforts to explore establishing an SCS locally. This is an opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and share feedback. Continue reading Supervised Consumption Site Community Forum

Somerville Commission for Women Seeks Four Members

Open Positions: Four
Term: Three years
The Somerville Commission for Women (SCW) seeks four new members, and all women who live in Somerville are invited to apply. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for residents with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community. Continue reading Somerville Commission for Women Seeks Four Members

Somerville Human Rights Commission Seeks Four Members

Open Positions: Four
Term: Three years
The City of Somerville seeks four new members for the Human Rights Commission (HRC), and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for residents with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community.
Continue reading Somerville Human Rights Commission Seeks Four Members

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (Assault w/ Dangerous Weapon)

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 11:29 PM, Somerville Police control received a 9-1-1 call from a male identified as XXXX (Victim), reporting a male pulled a knife on him outside XXX Broadway. The victim told the 9-1-1 operator that the male had left the area and went towards Stop & Shop on McGrath Hwy. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: (Assault w/ Dangerous Weapon)

Somerville-Information Session and Public Hearing on FY2023 Water and Sewer Rates, June 7

The City of Somerville will hold a virtual information session and public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 water and sewer rates on Tuesday, June 7. The information session will start at 6 p.m. and the public hearing will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to testify is welcome to attend and will be heard. Additional Q&A time will be offered following the hearing if attendees have remaining topics of discussion. Continue reading Somerville-Information Session and Public Hearing on FY2023 Water and Sewer Rates, June 7

Rep. Barber’s Driver’s License Bill Passes in House & Senate

BOSTON– After a historic vote in the House of Representatives in February and state Senate in early May, the Work and Family Mobility Act was just voted for final passage in the House and Senate. The bill, filed by Representative Christine Barber of Somerville and Medford, with Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Senators Brendan Crighton and Adam Gomez, enables all state residents to apply for a standard Massachusetts driver’s license regardless of immigration status. Continue reading Rep. Barber’s Driver’s License Bill Passes in House & Senate

Longtime Somerville Resident Chosen as the Chief Marshal of the Bunker Hill Day Parade 2022

Margaret Klessens, a World War II Army veteran and resident of Somerville, Massachusetts was chosen as the Chief Marshal of the Bunker Hill Day Parade 2022. Margaret is currently a member of the American Legion, the DAV, and the Charlestown School Girls Association. Continue reading Longtime Somerville Resident Chosen as the Chief Marshal of the Bunker Hill Day Parade 2022

Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: The City of Somerville In Jeopardy

This letter is addressed to Mr. Billy Tauro
I am writing you to express my disgust since the recent fight on highland Ave where one of our children
was shot with a bb gun. You should officially lead a investigate into this call and find out why the
police chief don’t have police in our schools. I have a life long bond with Somerville and know a lot of
what goes on behind the scenes about the politics in the city. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: The City of Somerville In Jeopardy

Letter to the Editor: Conflicts of Interest & Corruption In Somerville

Mr. Billy Tauro
I am hoping you investigate or send this issue to the appropriate agency. I voted for you last time and hope you run again.
Why do Ward Councilors William Burley and Charlotte Kelly have a vote for approving the police budget when they are directly affiliated and founders or co-founders of the Defund Police Organization? Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Conflicts of Interest & Corruption In Somerville

Sayonara: A Covid Story

Mark Stern

About three years ago a young woman from Japan, living away from her friends and family in the USA while studying as an undergraduate at U. Mass. Boston, walked by my family’s yard from her apartment two houses down the street. She stopped to say hello over the fence to my two dogs (a Siberian Husky named, “Isis, I Had The Name Before They Did, Have No Goddesses Before Me” and a Golden Retriever named “Roxanne”) who were hanging out and playing in the yard. Continue reading Sayonara: A Covid Story

Celebrate Pride with Somerville’s Annual Flag Raising & Big Gay Dance Party

Celebrate Pride in Somerville this June at the City’s annual flag raising and Big Gay Dance Party.

First, please join Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Public School Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) on Wednesday, June 1, at 3 p.m. to raise the Pride flag in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and LGBTQ+ Youth Pride. The ceremony will take place on the City Hall concourse, 93 Highland Avenue. Continue reading Celebrate Pride with Somerville’s Annual Flag Raising & Big Gay Dance Party