Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
Attn: SHS Class of 2021 and supporters: please see the letter below that was sent to the School Committee and Mayor Curtatone this morning from the SHS PTSA. If you share the same thoughts please contact the SC and Mayor. Comments and letters from students are very appreciated and could be very impactful.
Please do not use this opportunity to post negative and unhelpful comments. Thanks so much!!! Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: Somerville Failing the Highschool Students→
Joe Curtatone’s as well as for the Somerville City Councilors priorities are absolutely absurd! They’re too busy handing out parking tickets to citizens and business customers who are already hurting due to this pandemic and installing these ridiculous plastic polls instead of distributing the Covid19 Vaccine to our seniors￼! Continue reading Mayor Curtatone’s Priorities Absolutely Absurd!→
The Senate 5-34, rejected an amendment that would require senators to receive 72 hours notice before a bill is considered unless the three-day notice requirement is suspended by a unanimous vote, or a two-thirds vote in the event of an emergency. Continue reading 72 HOUR SENATE AMENDMENT NOTICE REJECTED→
The Senate 10-29, rejected an amendment that would require all Statehouse members, officers and staff, regardless of when they are hired, to receive anti-harassment and bystander intervention training within 90 days of beginning employment. Continue reading ANTI-HARASSMENT TRAINING→
I am writing to invite you to the Safe Streets virtual Summit on Sunday, February 28 from 4-5 PM.
I also want to share with you our Declaration and Call to Action, and I ask you to read it and consider signing on in support.
There is a LINK where you can register for the Summit and read and sign onto the Declaration.
Councilor Will Mbah and I are part of a coalition of residents, parents, seniors, transit users, bicycle riders, business owners, and elected officials who have formed the Somerville Alliance for Safe Streets (SASS). We share a common goal for Somerville’s streets and sidewalks — safety and equitable mobility for all. We have seen far too many injuries and deaths on our streets. Continue reading Safe Streets Summit Feb 28, 4-5 PM; sign the Declaration & Call to Action→
$1.5 MILLION FOR TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER – Attorney General Maura Healey today held a virtual roundtable and announced that $1.5 million has been awarded to 16 organizations across the state as to promote equity in treatment programs and recovery services for opioid use disorder (OUD) in Massachusetts. Continue reading $1.5 MILLION FOR TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER→
The Senate 5-34, rejected an amendment that would require senators to receive 72 hours notice before a bill is considered unless the three-day notice requirement is suspended by a unanimous vote, or a two-thirds vote in the event of an emergency. Current law only requires 24 hours notice and can be suspended for both an emergency and non-emergency by a two-thirds vote. Continue reading SENATORIAL 72 HOURS NOTICE AMENDMENT REJECTED→
The Senate 4-35, rejected an amendment requiring that the Redistricting Committee consist of six members—three from the majority party (currently the Democrats) and three from the minority party (currently the Republicans). Current rules provide for a seven-member commission with five Democrats and two Republicans. Continue reading REDISTRICTING→
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