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Somerville Speaking Line: More broken promises out of City Hall

Broken Promises and breached agreement dishonesty

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

I had a conversation with Karen at the mayor office in regards to my street in how empty promises have been made to repave the street ….
& How the trees are popping up 45 percent of the sidewalk panels ……
Her response to me was I will get back to u ….. Continue reading Somerville Speaking Line: More broken promises out of City Hall

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


Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville and square this week! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Lucille Bordonaro, Mary Vasconcelos, Maeve Craven, Jimmy Del, Michael Giannasce, Jamie Lynn, Henry Korecki, Gerald Callahan, B Sherri M Sears, Maria Federico Digiustini, Gary Sullivan, Sean Higgins, Susan Caron, Janet Flynn, Tracy Desmond, Craige Resmini, Salvatore Noto, Lisa Duggan, Carmine Bonavita, Paul Teves, Bobby Foley, Brian Coveney, Robert Finocchiaro, Deborah Thomas, John J Alberts, Peter Forcellese, Lee Grassia Anderson, Antoniette Brooks, Linda Nixon, Mark P Shine, Amy Didomenico, William Stephens, Louise A Bernard, Laurie Luongo, Guy Contaldi, Peter Blaikie, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Jimi Hendrix   Live Maui -Joe Viglione takes Another Look at the Haleakala Center Recordings

The dreamworld that was the collection of films and bootlegs of Jimi Hendrix at Rainbow Bridge, including a Reprise records album (Original Motion Picture Sound Track From Rainbow Bridge) back in the 1970s, are for the many Hendrix collectors as exciting and difficult as figuring out the philosophical maze presented by the film The Matrix. Continue reading Jimi Hendrix   Live Maui -Joe Viglione takes Another Look at the Haleakala Center Recordings

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) BENEFITS (S 4)

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 39-0, approved an amendment that would allow low-income applicants and recipients of MassHealth and the Medicare Savings Program to initiate an application for federally-funded SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) benefits at the same time as their application or renewal for MassHealth or the Medicare Savings Program. Continue reading SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) BENEFITS (S 4)

PROTECT TENANTS DURING COVID-19

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 39-0, approved an amendment designed to protect tenants during COVID-19. The amendment seals eviction records for defendants in eviction proceedings for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 when the case does not result in a judgement against the defendant or a defendant has made a good faith effort to come to a reasonable agreement. Continue reading PROTECT TENANTS DURING COVID-19

REQUIRE PARENTAL OR JUDICIAL CONSENT IF THE MOTHER IS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 5-35, rejected an amendment that would replace a provision, later approved, that would allow abortions after 24 weeks in the case of lethal fetal anomalies and would lower the age from 18 to 16 at which a minor can choose to have an abortion without parental or judicial consent. The amendment would still allow abortions after 24 weeks in the case of lethal fetal anomalies but would keep 18 as the age at which a minor can choose to have an abortion without parental or judicial consent. Continue reading REQUIRE PARENTAL OR JUDICIAL CONSENT IF THE MOTHER IS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

Audit Calls for Improvements in Cybersecurity Training at Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Boston, MA – In an audit released today, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump called on the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) to improve its oversight of cybersecurity awareness training for employees. Continue reading Audit Calls for Improvements in Cybersecurity Training at Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Alan KELLY (OUI Liquor, Negligent Operation)


I, Officer Roger Desrochers, report the following summary of events based on direct interview with the persons named.

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, I, Officer Desrochers, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser 665(E2), and patrolling the East district, for the Somerville Police Department when I was dispatched along with E3 Officer Khoury and E4 Officer Lambert to 51 Springfield Street for a reported car accident. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Alan KELLY (OUI Liquor, Negligent Operation)