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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Marcos ESMURRIA (MV Violations) (Revere Warrant)

On 04/11/2019, I, Officer Christopher Collette was assigned to Somerville marked unit West Seven. At approximately 18:53 hours, I observed a gray Honda enter the intersection of Curtis St. (Southbound) and Powderhouse Blvd, both are public ways in the City of Somerville. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Marcos ESMURRIA (MV Violations) (Revere Warrant)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: German CUAPA (Topsfield Warrant) (Lynn Warrant)

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 10:40 P.M., while traveling on Medford Street, a public way in the city of Somerville, I observed a white Chevy pickup bearing Massachusetts registration XXXX cross the double yellow line and drive on the opposite lane from Pearl Street to School Street. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: German CUAPA (Topsfield Warrant) (Lynn Warrant)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Rachid BELHADJ (Resisting Arrest, Shoplifting) (Braintree Warrant)at Assembly Row

On April 8, 2019, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol at Assembly Row. While on a business contact at Reebok, an employee from Adidas, XXXX, came in to report a male shoplifter who had just fled. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Rachid BELHADJ (Resisting Arrest, Shoplifting) (Braintree Warrant)at Assembly Row

Somerville Updated deadline for testimony on proposed Water and Sewer rates

Please note that the deadline for submitting testimony is now Mon., April 29.

Information Session and Public Hearing on FY2020 Water and Sewer Rates, April 22
There will be an information session and public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 water and sewer rates on Mon., April 22, in the Somerville High School cafeteria, 81 Highland Ave. Continue reading Somerville Updated deadline for testimony on proposed Water and Sewer rates

CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE IN THE BAY STATE

By Bob Katzen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its findings from the 2017 U.S. Census of Agriculture last week. Key findings about Massachusetts farms include a 514 drop in the number of farms in Massachusetts — from 7,755 in 2012 to 7,241 today; and a decrease of 31,864 in the acres covered by farms from 523,517 in 2012 to 491,653 today. This census is done every five years. Continue reading CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE IN THE BAY STATE

RAISE ALLOWANCE FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS (PNA)

By Bob Katzen

The Committee on Elder Affairs held a hearing on a proposal raising the Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) for nursing home residents from the current $72.80 monthly to $100 monthly. It also includes a provision that gives the residents an annual cost of living increase. The PNA pays for expenses not covered by Medicaid for nursing home residents. Continue reading RAISE ALLOWANCE FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS (PNA)