House Fire 10 Montrose St. Somerville

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By William Tauro

Thursday afternoon, Somerville firefighters were battling a two alarm blaze at 10 Montrose Street in Somerville.

Emergency crews had both ends of the street closed off with no injuries reported.

The two family home was completely guttered by the fire.

Somerville in recent weeks had a string of suspicious fires.

This fire does not appear to be of a suspicious origin.

FRAUD vs. TERRORISM? TARGET CREDIT CARD CUSTOMERS HACKED At 27% annual interest rates consumers deserve higher security & protection. Posted by Paul John Maisano

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Consumers are the new target of hackers.
This season there were nineteen days in December that caused havoc for Target stores and their holiday patrons. Continue reading FRAUD vs. TERRORISM? TARGET CREDIT CARD CUSTOMERS HACKED At 27% annual interest rates consumers deserve higher security & protection. Posted by Paul John Maisano

Somerville Kiwanis, The Gift of Giving

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It was a wonderfully spirited Christmas scene complete with falling snow as 59 Somerville Head Start children were treated to a visit from Santa himself.

Pictured are some of those children accompanied by the current Kiwanis Club president, Mr Rui Domingos handing out gifts provided by the Kiwanis Club, Santa captivated these children and their ear to ear smiles was the proof.

This annual Kiwanis event is just one of countless ways this club keeps giving back to the community.

Special thanks to The Somerville Holiday Inn and Mama Gina’s Pizza for their generous support and to Jill Bowdring for her spirited efforts.

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GRAND UNION FLAG RAISING KICKS OFF AT 11:30 A.M. ON JANUARY 1ST

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238th Flag Raising commemorated atop Prospect Hill by City officials, residents, and “George Washington” on horseback.

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Historic Preservation Commission Director Brandon Wilson announced that the 238th annual “Grand Union” flag-raising ceremony at Prospect Hill Park will be held on Continue reading GRAND UNION FLAG RAISING KICKS OFF AT 11:30 A.M. ON JANUARY 1ST

A Tradition To Honor Firefighters Who Lost Their Lives

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By William Tauro

Frank Conole, a retired City of Cambridge Dept of Public Works employee that lives not too far from the site for the past six years has been decorating the Somerville Fire Department’s / Arrow Paper Company’s Fire Memorial that’s located at 111 South St. in Somerville.

Francis shows up at every holiday with the a decorative wreath in festive decor to pay tribute to firefighters lost in the line of duty.

The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week

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John Alan Roderick is for sure everybody’s favorite Santa here in The Ville!

From Little League coaching to special community events, John’s participation is always there year round with a smile on his face and with or without his white Santa beard.

In a posting John states:
“Every adult should be Santa Claus at least once in their lives to see Christmas through the eyes of s little kid again. Nothing better! My favorites are the “doubters”. There’s always one or two kids trying to “out” Santa in front of the younger kids. I laugh the whole time–actually laughed until I cried.”
Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week

Badly Decomposed Body Found in Somerville

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By William Tauro

On Sunday evening, State and local police are investigating a badly decomposed body found under route 93 in Somerville behind Super Stop & Shop at Mystic Avenue and McGrath Highway next to where salt pile is!

There is no word yet on the identification of the body nor cause of death.

Authorities are awaiting on the medical examiner’s report to determine the cause and approximate time of death.

This story is still developing…

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