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Somerville Speakup Line:Mayor Curtatone How dare you give us false hope about normalcy in our lives

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

This is my sons letter to the Mayor, Superintendent, and SC: #somervillehighschoolkidsmatter

My name is Derek Sebasitao,
I am a senior at SPS. I have been a student at SHS since Freshman Year, right before construction was being started. Last year school was supposed to be out for 2 weeks then we have been out for a whole year due to the pandemic. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Mayor Curtatone How dare you give us false hope about normalcy in our lives

Somerville Speakup Line: Superintendent Skipper, Vice Superintendent Mazza, and Mayor Curtatone Lies all Lies and Broken Promises

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

As a follow up to my last post, this is what Jessica emailed today –

To the school committee, Superintendent Skipper, Vice Superintendent Mazza, and Mayor Curtatone – Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line: Superintendent Skipper, Vice Superintendent Mazza, and Mayor Curtatone Lies all Lies and Broken Promises

Somerville Speakup Line:A Somerville Police Officer’s Act of Kindness Appreciated

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

At 6:00AM this Sunday morning, I found this homeless man sleeping in the frigid temperatures on Broadway in Somerville.
When I first saw him he wasn’t moving, but then when I did checked and thankfully that he was alive. Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:A Somerville Police Officer’s Act of Kindness Appreciated

Letter from the Editor: SOMERVILLE STOP WORK ORDER, CEASE AND DESIST ORDER PUTTING MAYOR CURTATONE ON NOTICE

By William Tauro

Somebody please call Mayor Curtatone and tell him to cut his losses now and to stop the roadwork destruction on Union Square and soon to take place on College Avenue in Davis Square and on Highland Avenue as well! Continue reading Letter from the Editor: SOMERVILLE STOP WORK ORDER, CEASE AND DESIST ORDER PUTTING MAYOR CURTATONE ON NOTICE

Somerville Speakup Line: Somerville Failing the Highschool Students

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

Letter from the Editor: why isn’t Somerville informing citizens about this taxpayer paid program

Why isn’t Mayor Joe Curtatone and Director of Office Housing Stability Ellen Shachter not informing the public and making this public, especially to the homeless population of Somerville about this city department that is there to help them? Continue reading Letter from the Editor: why isn’t Somerville informing citizens about this taxpayer paid program

Mayor Curtatone’s Priorities Absolutely Absurd!

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!

Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: Keep Calling Somerville City Councilor MBah Out

 

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

Keep calling MBah out. F#%* him. He has lived here long enough to know the rules. Fuckin liar. So basically he helps set forth laws and committees and knows the snow emergency rules, but he is arrogant enough to lie to his constituents. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Speakup Line: Keep Calling Somerville City Councilor MBah Out

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

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Happy Birthday to Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Ray Snow SR., Brooke Metivier, Alex Leccese, JD Dzialo, Bonnie from Brickbottom, Gus Filosi, Bobby Bailey, Stephen Fernandes, Caiden and Mackenzie, Christine Simmons, Aida Pereira Pacheco, Austin Doucette, John Minghetti, Jimmy Piwinski, Nancy Galuccio, Grace Silva, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week!

A TAVOLA RESTAURANT WINCHESTER OPEN FOR OUTDOOR PATIO DINING & TAKEOUT ORDERS: (781)729-1040 34 CHURCH STREET WINCHESTER

“Without all of the hustle and bustle of heading into Boston, why not just head locally right in Winchester at TAVOLA RESTAURANT where a little piece of Italy is waiting for you!”

Continue reading A TAVOLA RESTAURANT WINCHESTER OPEN FOR OUTDOOR PATIO DINING & TAKEOUT ORDERS: (781)729-1040 34 CHURCH STREET WINCHESTER

Safe Streets Summit Feb 28, 4-5 PM; sign the Declaration & Call to Action

By Mark Niedergang, Ward 5 City Councilor

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

By Bob Katzen

$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

SENATORIAL 72 HOURS NOTICE AMENDMENT REJECTED

By Bob Katzen

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