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Somerville Remembering Jennie (Santangelo) Ciampa


Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the of Jennie on her passing. (Santangelo) Ciampa.

Jennie (Santangelo) Ciampa was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here Somerville.

Obituary
Jennie Ciampa, Jennie (Santangelo) of Arlington, formerly of East Boston, passed away on September 24, 2021 at the age of 72. Jennie was the daughter of the late Frank and Franchenza (Viola) Santangelo. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Jennie (Santangelo) Ciampa

Film: No Time to DieTime: 2 hours 43 minutesA Joe Viglione Movie review

By JoeViglione

Of the 28 James Bond films – including the 1954 Peter Lorre first Casino Royale, the 1967 David Niven Casino Royale which did give us the classic, Academy-Award nominee for 1968 song “The Look of Love,” and 1983’s Never Say Never Again with Sean Connery – no matter how good or bad, each made some kind of an imprint on the consciousness. Continue reading Film: No Time to DieTime: 2 hours 43 minutesA Joe Viglione Movie review

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

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Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday to Josephine Guarino Torra, Fanny Chan, Amy Tobin, Floyd Richardson, Stephanie Duquette Wilson, Brendan Mclaren, Natalinha Medeiros, Casey Lynne, Mattie Spinetti, Adrian Gallup, Dominic Catino, Charlie Nease, Jack Bailey, Marc Chiarenza, Eddie Vozzella, Lena Foumia Tauro, Diane Marie, Gabriel Ciccariello, Rob Pasqualino, Jim Tremblay, Caitlin Marie, Diane Kerins Conneely, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Somerville COA Press & Organizational Outreach for 10-1-2021

EVENTS
Game Club – starting Monday, October 18th and every Monday following from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at our Ralph & Jenny Center located at 9 New Washington Street (behind the Holiday Inn.) Please join us as we play a wide variety of board and card games. Please RSVP to Maureen Bastardi at 617-625-6600, ext. 2335 or email Maureen at mbastardi@somervillema.gov . Continue reading Somerville COA Press & Organizational Outreach for 10-1-2021

New Ordinance Sets Leaf Blower Regulations in Somerville

The Somerville City Council has passed a new ordinance that sets guidelines for when and how leaf blowers may be used within the city. With the fall season now here, community members are urged to familiarize themselves with the new rules, which apply to all users including the City and City contractors, residents, commercial properties, and landscaping or property maintenance companies that deploy leaf blowers. Continue reading New Ordinance Sets Leaf Blower Regulations in Somerville

Medford Releases Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Executive Summary, 32 Strategies for Addressing Climate Change

Full plan will be released this fall.

MEDFORD— Ahead of its release of a detailed Climate Action and Adaptation Plan later this fall, today Mayor Lungo-Koehn and the Medford Office of Planning, Development, and Sustainability released a 36-page Executive Summary that outlines the city’s plan to address climate change, cementing its status as a leading voice in the push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading Medford Releases Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Executive Summary, 32 Strategies for Addressing Climate Change

Important Dates and Deadlines for the November 2 Election

Voters can cast ballots by mail, at early voting, or on Election Day

SOMERVILLE, MA – On Tuesday, November 2, voters in Somerville will cast ballots for Mayor of Somerville; four City Councilor-at-Large seats; Ward City Councilor in Wards 2, 5, and 7; and School Committee Members in Wards 3 and 7. Below is information on upcoming deadlines related to the election as well as information about options for voting. Continue reading Important Dates and Deadlines for the November 2 Election

Somerville/Medford News Weeky Speakup Line:Are We Ready To Welcome In More Trouble In Somerville? Because I’m Sure Not!

By William Tauro

Are we ready to welcome in our new neighbors all the drugs and trouble that comes along with the safe injection sites?  They’re already setting camp on Willow Avenue in Davis Square. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weeky Speakup Line:Are We Ready To Welcome In More Trouble In Somerville? Because I’m Sure Not!

Letter from the Editor : Subject:[RatControlSomerville] Are we talking to ourselves here?


To: Our Candidates for Mayor:

I am forwarding a message from a member of the RatControlSomerville google group at his request. There are over 70 members of this group and our experiences and frustrations with the rat problem deserve your attention and response. Most recently, one resident’s dog was attacked and bitten multiple times by a rat in her own yard. Unfortunately this is not the first time one of us has experienced this but it needs to be the last time. Continue reading Letter from the Editor : Subject:[RatControlSomerville] Are we talking to ourselves here?

Shots Fired In Somerville Across From Healey School


This Madness has to come to an end! My two opponents that are running for mayor that have been sitting on the Somerville City Council for over the past five to seven years have done absolutely nothing during their tender as a city councilor this critical problem. Actually they have been sitting on their hands and have done absolutely nothing!

I love this city more than you can imagine! Please write-in “William Tauro” for Mayor of Somerville on November 2nd! Take Somerville Back!! #TEAMTAUROforMAYOR2021

By William Tauro

At approximately 8:45 PM on Wednesday evening, the Somerville Police Department received reports of shots fired across the street from the Healey School in Somerville. Continue reading Shots Fired In Somerville Across From Healey School