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Somerville Teen Empowerment

This Thursday The Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc. Library Leaders will host a screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel,” for fellow youth as part of SustainaVille Week. The event starts at 3 p.m. at Somerville Public Library (MA). This is just one of many events planned for SustainaVille Week. For a full schedule visit somervillema.gov/SustainaVille.

Somerville Police Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Safely get rid of unused medication this Saturday during Prescription Drug Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can take unused pills (liquid medication is not accepted) to either the Somerville Fire Department station at 6 Newbury St. or the Public Safety Building at 220 Washington St. Please remove any identifying information from prescription bottles.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, April 25, the 115th day of 2018 with 250 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:47 and sunset is @ 7:36. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1590 – The Sultan of Morocco launched his successful attack to capture Timbuktu. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, April 24, the 114th day of 2018 with 251 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:49 and sunset is @ 7:34. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1519 – Envoys of Montezuma II attended the first Easter mass in Central America. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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 Tina Kneeland, Kenneth Webb, David “Ace” Vendetti, Matt Cyrus, Hirsh Gardner, Bob Medeiros, Michael David, Karen Chaille Lima, Joey McEdmunds, Nancy Medeiros, Richard Scirocco, Former Somerville Dorothy Kelly Gay, Vincent Migliore, Brett Henry, Mike Moccia, Timothy F Cottier, Jeffrey Snow and Happy 6th Birthday to Princess Bree!

Sent in by our readers!

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Pierre SILLICE (Forge Credit Card, Poss Blank Credit Card, Identity Fraud, Force RMV Doc…)

The following is a summary of events that pertain to incident # 18023337.

On April 4, 2018, I ( Officer Joseph Moreira) , was in full uniform operating marked unit 781 ( East-1).  At 1641, I was dispatched to the xxxxx, xx Washington Street, for a report of an individual who was using fraudulent credit cards. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Pierre SILLICE (Forge Credit Card, Poss Blank Credit Card, Identity Fraud, Force RMV Doc…)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Daniel ORELLANA (OUI Liquor)

I, Sergeant Michael McCarey, report the following summary of events based on direct and indirect interview with the persons named.

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, I, Sergeant McCarey, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked patrol cruiser unit #789, overseeing east Somerville as patrol supervisor for the Somerville Police Department. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Daniel ORELLANA (OUI Liquor)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Wilfredo RIVERA (Larceny Over, Removal of Theft Detection Device)

On 4/18/2018, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform while assigned to marked cruiser East-1 during the 8pm-4pm shift. At approximately 10:14am I responded to xxxx, located at xx Middlesex Avenue, for a report of a shoplifter. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Wilfredo RIVERA (Larceny Over, Removal of Theft Detection Device)

Somerville News Weekly Letter to the Editor:Curtatone Ego Buster Somerville Wasn’t Even in the Running For “Top Spots To Live in Massachusetts!”

Dear Billy T and Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line,

According to this week’s Boston Globe Magazine, Somerville wasn’t even in the running for the 2018 Top Spots to Live in Massachusetts, 12 communities where demanding prices are surging the most. Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Letter to the Editor:Curtatone Ego Buster Somerville Wasn’t Even in the Running For “Top Spots To Live in Massachusetts!”

THE SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY’S SPECIAL PERSON OF THE WEEK MIKE CAPUANO

Michael Everett “Mike” Capuano born January 9, 1952 is a very well liked and respected politician who serves as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district. A member of the Democratic Party, his district includes the northern three-fourths of Boston, as well as Somerville and Cambridge. Prior to being elected to Congress he served as an Alderman and later Mayor of Somerville.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jamal ESCOBAR (Trespass)

“Report entered by SPD Records Personnel based upon report by SHA (LC)”

The following is a brief summary of facts pertaining to incident #18021885.

On 04/13/2018 at 5pm while getting on duty for the Somerville Housing Police, I observed a dozen individuals jumping around between the rear of 5 Canal and 5 River Road. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jamal ESCOBAR (Trespass)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, April 23, the 113th day of 2018 with 252 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:50 and sunset is @ 7:33. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1348 – The first English order of knighthood was founded. It was the Order of the Garter.

1500 – Pedro Cabal claimed Brazil for Portugal. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville News Weekly Letter to the Editor: Downzoning RB to NR – Eliminating 1500+ Potential Rental Units

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Two immediate questions to the city and assessor’s office:

1) Devaluing my property by removing my current right to add a 3rd unit, how does the city plan to reassess for that lost value?  I assume my taxes will be reduced proportionately to its diminished value.

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