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The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Nick Ruccolo Co-Owner of Leone’s Sub and Pizza

Everybody knows Nicky at Leone’s Sub and Pizza, Somerville’s oldest family owned Sub and Pizza shop. Nick is known for his great sandwiches and pizza but most importantly for his generosity and kindness. Nick is always there to lend a helping hand to individuals and organizations throughout the city. Since the early 1950s Leone’s has donated to many worthy causes–Nick has helped keep this tradition alive today. As Leone’s celebrates its 60th birthday let’s also Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Nick Ruccolo Co-Owner of Leone’s Sub and Pizza

Somerville Spotlights Importance of Science in Early Childhood Settings


Conference brings together early childhood educators serving students in different settings for joint professional development

Somerville, MA – More than 50 Somerville educators participated in the first of what is anticipated to become an annual early childhood education conference earlier this month, bringing Continue reading Somerville Spotlights Importance of Science in Early Childhood Settings

Real Life Somerville Police Stories Freeman Arrest

Freeman Arrest

On the above time and date while assigned to marked unit East 3, I along with several units responded to Summer Street & Vinal Ave, Which are public ways in the city of Somerville for the report of a MV accident. Upon arrival, I observed a Chevy Pickup truck that Crashed into two parked motor Vehicles, along with a Fire Alarm box, which was taken down along with two bicycles’ that were chained to a pole in front of six Summer Street. The Subaru which was parked legally in front of 6 Summer Street was pushed into the front fence of 6 Summer Street, with heavy drivers side Damage, And the Honda which was also parked legally sustained heavy rear end damage. The Chevy pickup truck who crashed into the Subaru also Crashed into the front stairs of 6 Summer Street Causing damage to the front fence and front stairs of the residence.
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Unexplained Death Discovered on Elmwood Street Somerville


By William Tauro

Somerville Police were dispatched to Elmwood Street early Saturday morning for reports of a black male laying motionless in the street after the deceased male’s motor vehicle struck a parked motor vehicle.

There are unconfirmed reports that he may have been run over by his own motor vehicle accidentally while entering the vehicle.

Police are still investing the cause of death.

Heavy Rains Flood Somerville Streets and Police Station During Monday’s Thunder Storm


By William Tauro

Many streets and bridges in and around Somerville flooded during Monday morning’s thunder storms that caused traffic delays across the city.
The Somerville Police Department garage parking lot that’s located on Somerville Avenue at the rear of the public safety building was completely flooded and disabled use of the lot for most of the morning until the rains were receding.
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Even in Somerville They Act Like a Taxi But Beware Are Most Not Insured Properly?

The next time you call for that ride please make sure you do your research to protect you and your family against any potential dangers that could be lurking out there.
Always check with your local police department or city hall and ask the following questions: Are they properly insured? Are they regulated by the police department to help ensure your safety? Will I get ripped off?
Continue reading Even in Somerville They Act Like a Taxi But Beware Are Most Not Insured Properly?

Somerville Recycling, How it Works and Where it Ends Up

Sao Joaquim De Bicas – M.G Brazil’s Secretary of Environment Kelly Do Prado Maia checks out a City of Somerville recycling bin.

By William Tauro

L to Rt: Kevin Douglas of Russell Disposal, Tony Shelzi of ABG Realty ,Brazilian Secretary of Environment Kelly Do Prado Maia, Marco Tulio Braga Mariano of Brazil and Casella’s Representative of Business Development Mark S. Evans

This past week, Sao Joaquim De Bicas – M.G Brazil’s Secretary of Environment Kelly Do Prado Maia delivered the

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, July 27, the 208th day of 2014 with
157 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:25 and sunset is @
8:16. The moon is new @ 6:43 PM. The morning stars are stars are
Mercury, Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars
& Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1789 – Congress established the Department of Foreign
Affairs, the forerunner of the Department of State.
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville COA Trips

As part of our “Free Fun Fridays” a group of our older adults headed to the Sandwich Glass Musuem last Friday.

This past Friday our trip was to Battleship Cove in Fall River.

This trip was sold out but there are plenty of other trips, activities, groups & exercise classes that you can be part of.

Make sure to check out the City’s web site, our newsletter, the local papers & Somerville City Cable station to find out what’s happening.

Will Your Design Be Hubway’s Next Limited Edition Bike?



Metro-Boston rides #HubwayEveryday. As a special way to recognize this, Hubway is calling all metro-Boston area designers & artists (and anyone else with a cool idea) to design one distinct, unique Hubway bike, and enter it into our #HubwayEveryday Design Contest!
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Added accessibility at the Somerville Public Library (MA)

The Central Branch library now has a computer loaded with software designed to make it easier for patrons with disabilities to use it. Accessibility features include MAGic, which is a screen magnifier for patrons with low vision, JAWS, which is a screen reader for patrons who have visual impairments, and Dragon Naturally Speaking, which allows patrons to read into a microphone and transcribes the words into a Word Document. The computer is set up in a quiet area of the library to allow for privacy and can accommodate patrons in wheelchairs or those with walking aids.

Find out more about the new accessible work station and other library programs at the library website:

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