The Somerville Arts Council and Metropolitan Area Planning Council are conducting two surveys to find out if Somerville artists have stable access to space for their work. There are two surveys: one for individuals and one for organizations. Artists who live or work in Somerville are invited to take whichever applies to them. Continue reading Somerville-Two Creative Arts Spaces Surveys Now Accepting Responses
Patricia M. (Saisi) Tresilian, of Somerville, beloved wife of Thomas H. Tresilian, passed away on Saturday, May 8th, 2021, at the age of 73. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Patricia M. (Saisi) Tresilian
By Arthur Moore
I have been in this city for over 70 years. Long before the horse and buggy days. The kind we saw on tv with everyone getting jostled about. Then this is 2021 and why the heck are we bringing it back here. Continue reading The Old Somerville Horse and Buggy Days
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of former Somerville Police Sergeant Richard A. DeSimone.
Richard A. DeSimone was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville. Continue reading Somerville Remembering former Somerville Police Sergeant Richard A. DeSimone
On May 9, 2021 I was in full uniform working in a patrol capacity for the Somerville Police Department. At 9:02 P.M., I was dispatched to 179 Broadway, Maya Sol Restaurant for a fight. The reporting party stated to Somerville Police Dispatch that there was a male inside the establishment that was trying to fight the people. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Victor MOYA (Disorderly, ABPO)
On Sunday, May 9, 2021, I, Officer Paul Beckford, was on duty for the Somerville Police (East 3). At approximately 1:23 PM, were dispatched to the area of Concord Ave and Springfield St for a larceny. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Anthony QUINONES (Larceny, Destruction of Property) (Boston Warrant)
I like Ben very much, but in this instance I cannot agree that
this former church should be destroyed, especially for a developer.
Carol Rae Bradford,M.Ed.
Re: Ward 3 Newsletter – May 7, 2021 and Ralph Adams Cram
I am a bit unbelieving in that Cram was a racist and against immigrants per se.
I’ve looked him up on the Internet, including Wikipedia, and as far as i can see,
he was a very successful and brilliant architect. I’ve seen nothing at all negative. Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: Re: Ward 3 Newsletter – May 7, 2021 and Ralph Adams Cram
Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Joe M Claudino on his passing.
Joe M Claudino was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Joe M Claudino
Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
As the new mayor of Somerville, will you do something to change the way traffic and parking department handles the predatory manner in which they fine the “non connected”, residents and taxpayers of this city? Continue reading Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line: Parking in Somerville— a form of political chicanery that continues to shaking down residents–
Somerville is still lagging behind every other city and town in the state because of political interference by our current mayor and idiotic city councilors. Continue reading Letter from the Editor:Somerville Still Lagging Behind Everyone Again
Additional reopening steps, beyond what was announced earlier this week, will go into effect on Tuesday, June 1. All of the newly allowed activities will be subject to regular City permitting and safety rules and sector-specific COVID-19 guidelines.
By William Tauro
Our Somerville City Council hard at work NOT taking care of these problems for their constituents. Continue reading Somerville’s Rat Problem Invading Our Streets
A great variety of steaks, chops, chicken, Burgers fresh daily. We aim to please. Very family friendly atmosphere. Continue reading Boutique Da Carne 32 Market St. Lynn MA
By William Tauro
From what I am still hearing that the out of town pompous-ass developer that who bought up several parcels of property on Warren Street in East Cambridge on the Somerville line has a gripe to pick with our Feast. Continue reading LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:TO THE DEVELOPER ON WARREN STREET CAMBRIDGE THAT WANTS TO BOYCOTT THE SOMERVILLE/EAST CAMBRIDGE ITALIAN FEAST
￼Crooked Mayor Joe Curtatone is at his tricks again and now trying to throw this lovely lady Mary Cassesso into the race as a political prop to split my votes. Continue reading Letter from the Editor:Somerville Corruption at its Best Continues
After nearly 35 years of dedicated service to the Somerville Fire Department, LT John “Moose” Byrne wrapped up his final shift yesterday. John had a remarkable career, most notably on Engine 3 in Union Square as a firefighter before being assigned as a Lieutenant on Engine 2 for the majority of his years with the department. Continue reading After nearly 35 years of dedicated service to the Somerville Fire Department, LT John “Moose” Byrne Retires
Click on link below to read May 4th, 2021 The Somerville Medford News Weekly Print Edition Online
By Bob Katzen
The House 159-0, approved a $7.3 million consolidated amendment that funds energy, environmental affairs and housing programs.
By Bob Katzen
The House 158-1, approved a $5.3 million consolidated amendment that funds public safety and judiciary programs. This is the only consolidated amendment which did not receive a unanimous vote. Continue reading CONSOLIDATED AMENDMENT ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUDICIARY (H 4000)
By Bob Katzen
The House 160-0, approved an amendment that would expand the existing Conservation Land Tax Credit by raising the annual cap for this program from $2 million to $5 million over a three-year period, beginning on January 1, 2022. Continue reading EXPAND CONSERVATION LAND TAX CREDIT (H 4000)
By Bob Katzen
Most of the decisions on which representatives’ amendments are included or not included in the budget are made “behind closed doors.” Or in the COVID-19 era, “behind closed Zoom meetings.” Of the 1,157 budget amendments proposed, most of them were bundled into consolidated “mega” amendments. Continue reading A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BUDGET “DEBATE”
Happy Birthday to Alexandra DeMaria, Melissa Gay, Jenny Brown, Armenia Cabral, Stephanie Colleameno, Sal Giarratani, Mikayla Oliveira, Carlito Cesar Rosa, Phil Cota, Brendan Ahern, Monica Bairos, David E Hodgdon, Dakota Thomas, Denise Synan, Jade Sperlinga Mugford, Shelley McCaughey Jareo, Anthony Fraser, Carmen Zammitti, Danny Adams, Bertha-Bea Avila, Warren Yee, Donna Rogers, Continue reading The Somerville/Medford News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week!
On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 8:39 P.M., Somerville Police control received a call from MGH security requesting Police officers to remove a man from their property located at 399 Revolution Drive. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Robert RICHARDS (Resisting Arrest, Receiving Stolen Property, Poss. Burglarious Instrument) (Brookline Warrant)
On April 27, 2021, at approximately 5:25 PM, I, Officer Daniel Dell’Isola, assigned to cruiser W7, responded to 177 Powder House Blvd for a motor vehicle accident. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Robert CHIASSON (OUI Liquor)