By Bob Katzen
The House gave initial approval to a bill imposing up to a 5-year prison sentence and/or $10,000 fine on anyone who discharges an assault weapon, firearm, large capacity weapon, machine gun, rifle, sawed-off shotgun or shotgun into a dwelling.
Continue reading 10 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR SHOOTING AT A HOUSE OR APARTMENT
By Bob Katzen
Chip Ford, Executive Director of CLT, plans to send out one more fundraising appeal to raise enough money to continue the group’s operation when he returns from his trip to scout and choose from one of many less abusive and oppressive, more affordable places to relocate. Continue reading CITIZENS FOR LIMITED TAXATION (CLT) IN DANGER OF SHUTTING DOWN
By Bob Katzen
The House gave initial approval to a Senate-approved bill requiring the MCAD Advisory Board to include representatives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth (LGBTQ) community. Final approval is necessary in both branches before the measure goes to Gov. Charlie Baker.
Continue reading SENATE APPROVED BILL ON MASS COMMISSION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
By Bob Katzen
House 143-3, approved a bond bill allowing the state to borrow up to $2.2 billion for climate change adaptation, environmental and natural resource protection, and investment in recreational assets.
Continue reading HOUSE APPROVES $2.2 BILLION FOR CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Boston Free Radio DJ Bob Shane of Crushed Velvet Soul
What better way to enjoy your summer night than with throwbacks from the 70’s with Boston Free Radio on Friday, June 15th and boogie your way to good time s at Assembly Row (611 Assembly Row). This event is COMPLETELY FREE! Friends and Family welcome.
Continue reading Peace, Love & Shboom: That 70’s Party
With construction on the new Somerville High School building project underway and set to ramp up in the summer months, gradual changes to parking options on the Central Hill Campus (which includes City Hall, Somerville High School, and the Somerville Public Library) and the surrounding public streets have begun.
Continue reading Second Quarterly Public Meeting to Discuss Updates to Parking Changes on Central Hill Campus to be Held Wednesday, June 20
“Lead Paint Safe Somerville” to provide no-interest loans to qualifying property owners, tenants for lead-based paint remediation. Continue reading Somerville Launches Revised Lead Paint Safety Program
“SUITED” – A Free Pride Month Film Screening. SUITED tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn-based tailoring company that specializes in clothing for people who are LGBTQ, gender-nonconforming, or nonbinary. Continue reading SUITED: a Free LGBTQ+ Movie Screening
More than 30 local businesses team up to create a more inclusive farmers market
[Somerville, MA, June 14, 2018] Good Food for All is a week-long, community campaign debuting throughout Union Square June 23-30. More than 30 local businesses have teamed up to raise awareness and funds for the local SNAP match available at the Union Square Farmers Market.
Continue reading GOOD FOOD FOR ALL TO DEBUT IN UNION SQUARE SOMERVILLE JUNE 23-30
BOSTON- In honor of the 40th birthday of the LEGO® Minifigure in 2018, Governor Charles Baker has proclaimed Saturday, June 23, 2018 as “LEGO® Minifigure Day” in Massachusetts.
In the official proclamation, Governor Baker writes:
Continue reading GOVERNOR BAKER PROCLAIMS SATURDAY JUNE 23rd “LEGO MINIFIGURE DAY” IN MASSACHUSETTS IN HONOR OF 40TH BIRTHDAY OF ICONIC TOY
BOSTON – Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville) joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate in voting to pass S.2545, An Act to promote a clean energy future, sponsored by Senators Marc Pacheco and Mike Barrett. Continue reading Senate Passes an Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of June 11-15.
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll CallVolume 43 – Report No. 24 June 11-15, 2018
On June 7th, at the Mt. Vernon Restaurant & Pub, The Rotary Club of Somerville inducted Officers and Board members for the 2018–2019 year. Continue reading Somerville Rotary Installation Dinner 2018-2019
By Harry Agritha
Somerville High Class of 1978 survived The Blizzard of 1978. We had 2 weeks off from school in our senior year that we did not have to make up…and how about that Saturday Night Fever phenomenon?
Continue reading Meet And Mingle SHS Class of 1978 and Friends
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, June 17, the 168th day of 2018 with 197 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:05 and sunset is @ 8:23. 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: 0362 – Emperor Julian issued an edict banning Christians from teaching in Syria. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, June 16, the 167th day of 2018 with 198 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:05 and sunset is @ 8:23. 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: 0455 – Rome was sacked by the Vandal army.
1487 – The War of the Roses ended with the Battle of Stoke. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, June 15, the 166th day of 2018 with 199 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:05 and sunset is @ 8:22. 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: 1215 – King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta.
1381 – The English peasant revolt was crushed in London. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
If you are a homeowner in Somerville, be at City Hall July 9 at 6PM to protest this thieving ordinance.
Continue reading Letter to the Editor: “DECEPTIVE” ORDINANCE FINALLY BEING HEARD! July 9 -6PM
A Public Hearing is scheduled at a Legislative Matters Committee of the Whole meeting on the proposed revised Demolition Delay Ordinance for Monday, July 9 at 6 PM.
Continue reading Public Hearing Legislative Matters Committee of the Whole on Proposed revised Demolition Delay Ordinance Monday, July 9th 6:00 PM
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, June 14, the 165th day of 2018 with 200 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:05 and sunset is @ 8:22. 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: 1775 – The Continental Army was founded by the Second Continental Congress for purposes of common defense. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
By William Tauro
Congratulations to the 2018 graduating class of the Next Wave/ Full Circle Schools of Somerville who graduated this past Wednesday.