On Monday, October 8, 2018, I, Officer Paul Beckford, was on duty for the Somerville Police (West 6). At approximately 12:55 AM, I was dispatched to the MBTA Davis Square College Ave for a fight. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jose GONCALVES (A&B DW)
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, I was assigned to E-2. At approximately 6:42 AM, I along with E-3, Officer Scrugli were dispatched to the Star Market located at 275 Beacon Street for a weapons call.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Angel COLON (Firearm Carry w/o License, Firearm Poss Large Capacity, RSP…)
On October 9th, 2018, I, Officer James Torres, was in full-uniform, while assigned to marked unit East 2, during the day shift. At approximately 8:19 AM, Officers were dispatched to the area of 22x Somerville Avenue, for a report of a man who hit a woman in the head with a baseball bat.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Clifton MOORE (A&B DW, VCO Poss DW)
On October 10, 2018, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty, and assigned to uniform patrol in marked cruiser East 1. At approximately 9:01pm, I was dispatched, along with Officer Erik Ubeda (East 3) and Officer Doug Brioso (East 2), to 8x Broadway for a fight. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Adam RODRIGUEZ (Disorderly)
The following is a brief summary to incident #18060654.
On 10/11/2018, I was working in plain clothes, operating an unmarked Police vehicle, assigned to the Somerville Police Drug Control Unit. At 5:36 PM observations were made by me of Daniel Almeida sitting in the driver’s seat of his truck (Ma Reg xxxx) on the corner of Perkins and Mount Vernon Street. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Daniel ALMEIDA (Carry Dangerous Weapon, Unlicensed Op of MV)
On Saturday October 13 2018, I was working my assigned cruiser West 5 with my Field Training Officer Ducasse. As we were parked facing westbound on Elm St. approximately 100 feet away from Linden Ave, officer Ducasse observed a black SUV go into the opposite lane at an high rate of speed, cross the double yellow line and take a sharp right onto Linden Ave. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Brian ZIMMERMAN (OUI Drugs)
On October 13, 2018 at 3:13 p.m., Somerville Police received a call from the XXXX (2xx Elms Street) for a larceny. The caller was a Loss Prevention associate named XXXX. The suspect was an employee named Paul Curtis.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Paul CURTIS (Larceny Over)
On Sunday, October 14, 2018, I was assigned to marked unit East-4 and on routine patrol. At approximately 7:43 PM, I was dispatched to Broadway and Main Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Dispatch informed me that witnesses on the scene believed one operator may be intoxicated. Officers Fusco (East-3) Nevin, D. Lambert (West-6) Schneider and Ribeiro (East-1) responded as well.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Nihad RUSTOM (OUI Liquor, Negligent MV OP)
Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Denise Taylor
Denise is good at what she does continuously keeping the residents of Somerville well informed and up to speed of what’s going on in and around Somerville.
Continue reading Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Director of Communications and Community Denise Taylor
Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
The aldermen and their bright ideas and proposals they want to place on people’s private property makes being a small landlord untenable. They and everyone in the city is screaming housing crisis, yet no one is engaging property owners about adding on units of housing. There are plenty of homeowners in RB zones that could add a unit of housing, that could be created quickly and cheaply.
Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Aldermen Should Team Up With Homeowners on Housing Problem Instead of Hurting Them
Photos by Frankie Saint
By William Tauro
This past Sunday thousands of people attended a free Open Streets event that featured live music, family-friendly activities, and more at MONSTER MASHED-UP” 2018 AT SOMERSTREETS ON SOMERVILLE AVE.
Continue reading SOMERVILLE’S MONSTER MASHED-UP” 2018 AT SOMERSTREETS
Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
To Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang you are full of it. If you were the hands on type Alderman that the constituents really need you would be the advocate they need a d addressing the real problems in ward 5 and the city abroad.
Continue reading Somerville Speakup Line:Tired of the Alderman BS Talk
By William Tauro
Multiple complaints have been flowing in regarding the City of Somerville’s Inspectional Services Department.
The complaints range anywhere from holding up building permits to holding up complete jobsites ultimately costing the homeowners and their contractors seeking permits and holding up thousands of dollars in construction project delays.
Continue reading Somerville Inspectional Services Continuous Failures To Local Contractors and Homeowners
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, October 14, the 287th day of 2018 with 78 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:55 and sunset is @ 6:04. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1066 – The Battle of Hastings occurred in England. The Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II of England. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Officer James W. Brown on his passing this past week.
Continue reading Somerville Remembering Retired Somerville Police Officer James W. Brown
(Somerville, MA) For the eighth consecutive year, Naveo Credit Union participated in the Miracle Jeans Day initiative to raise funds for Boston Children’s Hospital, the local Miracle Network hospital. During the month of September, Naveo joined hundreds of organizations and raised $1,500 from employees and members. Naveo then matched the employee donations. Continue reading Naveo Credit Union raises $1,500 for Boston Children’s Hospital through the Miracle Jeans Day initiative.
Hola Runnahs,Walkahs,Countrymen, Beer & Coffee Drinkahs;
The Marathon Sports “Bill Rodgers Jingle Bell Run” 5Km is taking place on December 16th in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts.
Continue reading Marathon Sports “Bill Rodgers Jingle Bell Run” registration has OPENED!
Audit found seven instances of serious abuse or neglect of seniors not reported to district attorneys
After a report by State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump found the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and its contractors did not always properly report serious incidents of abuse or neglect of seniors to local district attorneys, the agency reports that it is taking steps to address the problem. Continue reading Somerville-Audit Leads to Improved Reporting of Instances of Elder Abuse
On October 7, 2018 at about 10:10 PM, Officer Dylan Lambert and I (Officer Mark Nevin) were driving east on Broadway in front of the Frozen Hoagie store near the Powderhouse Rotary when we came upon a car that was stopped in the middle of the eastbound lane. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Spencer CAMARA-HARRISON (OUI Drugs, PWID D, Negligent Op of MV) on Broadway
On Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Officer Nevin and I (Officer Dylan Lambert) were working our assigned 8 AM-4 PM shift in Ward 6.
At approximately 11:15 AM Officer Nevin and I heard Captain Donovan over the radio state that he was conducting a check condition at the Holland street MBTA bus station located in front Davis square. Officer Nevin, Chris Collette (West 7)and I responded to the location to assist Captain Donovan.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Kimberly DUFFEY (VCO Open Container & Boston Warrant)
On October 3, 2018, I was patrolling area East 1 for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 03:24, East 4, Ofc. Ruf, and I, were dispatched to 4xx Foley Street (XXXX) for multiple motion alarms.
Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Amy MCGREGOR (B&E Nighttime for Felony) at Assembly Row
On Tuesday, October 1st, 2018, at about 11:20 PM Officer Mark Nevin, Officer Chris Collette, and I (Officer Dylan Lambert) were conducting a directed patrol in Seven Hills Park on foot. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Scott BADEAU (VCO Open Container, Trespass)
By Bob Katzen
This bill prohibits the use of cell phones by drivers in a school zone. Violators would be fined $100 for a first offense, $200 for a second offense and $300 for subsequent offenses.