Mass Association of Italian American Police Officers Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Mike Giacoppo

A very special congratulations to Mike Giacoppo, longtime leader of our Middlesex County Deputy Sheriffs Association, who was honored by the Massachusetts Association of Italian American Police Officers with their Lifetime Achievement Award!

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, December 08, the 342nd day of 2018 with 23 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:00 and sunset is @ 4:10. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1765 – Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, MA. Whitney invented the cotton gin and developed the concept of mass-production of interchangeable parts.
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License to Possess and Use Taser Discussed on Beacon Hill

By Bob Katzen

Bill (H 1249) allows people who have a firearms license to also possess and use a Taser, also known as a stun gun, for self-defense. The person must be 18 years of age or older and have completed a 4-hour training session in the use of a Taser. The training session would include an explanation of self-defense, a review of the mechanics of a Taser and the effects of the weapons on individuals with pre-existing medical conditions.

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TREASURER CAMPAIGNS TO ALLOW THE SALE OF LOTTERY TICKETS ONLINE

By Bob Katzen

Front and center up on Beacon Hill last week: Treasurer Deb Goldberg continued her campaign to allow the state’s Lottery to sell tickets online. She told a budget panel that Lottery sales have begun to drop, citing the record $1.035 billion it generated in 2017 and the drop to $997 million in fiscal 2018.

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Somerville Ave. Detour (Between Dane St. and the Somerville Ave./Washington St. Intersection) Delayed Until Early 2019

Part of ongoing Somerville Ave. Utility & Streetscape Improvements Project, work zone will require detour for through traffic for approximately six months. Access to businesses will be maintained.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, December 07, the 341st day of 2018 with 24 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:59 and sunset is @ 4:10. The New Moon is exact @ 2:22AM The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1431 – In Paris, Henry VI of England was crowned King of France.
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Riverside Community Care Announces Merger Agreement with The Somerville Home

Nonprofit to Renovate Former Rest Home and Bring Behavioral Healthcare
and Human Service Programs to Benefit the Community

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Dec. 4, 2018) – Riverside Community Care, a nonprofit provider of a broad range of behavioral healthcare and human service programs, today announced it has finalized an agreement to merge The Somerville Home into its operation and to occupy and improve the former rest home’s building for continued nonprofit community services. Continue reading Riverside Community Care Announces Merger Agreement with The Somerville Home

Fourth Quarterly Public Meeting to Discuss Updates to Parking Changes on Central Hill Campus Scheduled for Wednesday, December 12

Join City staff on Wednesday, December 12, at 6 p.m. at the Central Library, 79 Highland Ave. for the fourth in a series of public quarterly meetings where updates about parking changes, new data collection, and strategies for impact mitigation will be discussed. Continue reading Fourth Quarterly Public Meeting to Discuss Updates to Parking Changes on Central Hill Campus Scheduled for Wednesday, December 12

Allen Street Playground Community Meeting December 18

Please join the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, Ward 2 Alderman JT Scott, and Alderman at Large Stephanie Hirsch for the third in a series of community meetings, on Tuesday, December 18, to review renovation plans and the proposed construction schedule for the new Allen Street Playground. Continue reading Allen Street Playground Community Meeting December 18

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