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TUFTS, CITY OF SOMERVILLE REACH AGREEMENT ON FIVE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

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Tufts University will pay the City of Somerville more than $1.3 million over five years, waive application fee for Somerville High School students

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville and Tufts University have reached a partnership agreement through which Tufts will contribute $1.375 million over five years to the City. As part of the agreement, Tufts will also waive the university’s application fee for Somerville High School students and provide college preparation assistance for Somerville students beginning in the sixth grade. Continue reading TUFTS, CITY OF SOMERVILLE REACH AGREEMENT ON FIVE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Senator Pat Jehlen Op ED: Lead Paint Safety

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Contractors, homeowners and owners of child care centers built before 1978, take note. A recent update – Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) – requires contractor supervisors to take a one-day class on lead paint safety and contractors to be licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards (DLS). Residential landlords who renovate or paint must also take the course. Continue reading Senator Pat Jehlen Op ED: Lead Paint Safety

Car Fire In Front of DPW Gate

Story by William Tauro

A car fire occurred in front of the Somerville Department of Public Works on Franny Road directly in front of its gate on Friday afternoon at about 1:30 PM.
The Somerville Fire Department rushed to the scene and extinguished the blaze.
No injuries were reported.

Photo by Frank Santangelo

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Mark Niedergang endorsed for Ward 5 Alderman by Six Local Elected Officials, Eight Organizations and Unions

Mark Niedergang announced today that he has received endorsements from State Representative Carl Sciortino; Somerville Aldermen Rebekah Gewirtz and Tony Lafuente: and Somerville School Committee members Adam Sweeting, Christine Rafal and Paul Bockelman. Niedergang is a candidate for Ward 5 Alderman and has represented Ward 5 on the Somerville School Committee for eight years.

Carl Sciortino, State Representative, 34th Middlesex District (Somerville and Medford) said: “I’ve known Mark for 10 years. I’ve watched him do a great job representing Ward 5 on the School Committee. He studies the issues, works hard, and is always well-prepared. He’s the best person for the job of Ward 5 Alderman.”

“Mark has a vision for the future of Somerville that includes everyone, especially working people, immigrants, and long-time residents,” said Ward 6 Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz. “Mark is the progressive choice for Ward 5 Alderman.”

Tony Lafuente declared “As Ward 4 Alderman, my priorities are constituent services and halting the continuous increase in residential taxes. I know Mark will respond quickly and effectively to constituents’ needs and will spend city funds carefully.”
Adam Sweeting, Christine Rafal and Paul Bockelman, Somerville School Committee members from Wards 3, 4 and 6 wrote: “The three of us have served with Mark collectively for 18 years. Mark has contributed greatly to the improvement in the Somerville Public Schools. He is strong on both the ‘nuts and bolts’ as well as the ‘big picture’ parts of the job. He would be an outstanding Alderman for Ward 5.”

Niedergang noted “I’m proud and grateful for the support of these six Somerville leaders. They have worked hard to represent our neighborhoods in Somerville, and they continue to provide great service to our city. I hope to be able to continue my service to Somerville and Ward 5 as Ward 5 Alderman.”
Niedergang has also been endorsed by these eight organizations and unions:
• Progressive Democrats of Somerville
• Sierra Club of Massachusetts
• Magoun Square Neighborhood Association
• SEIU Local 3, Firemen and Oilers
• Floorcoverers Local 2168
• Pile Drivers Local 56
• Painters & Allied Trades District Council #35
• Carpenters Local Union 218

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Somerville Fire Fighters “All In” For Emma

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Somerville Fire Department Lt.Tom Tierney’s young daughter, Emma was just diagnosed with Leukemia. Lt. Steve Belski has put this site together for anyone that might want to help in any way that they can, to try to help ease some of the burden off this family’s shoulder, while they are going through this very difficult time.

The beautiful little 7 year old girl in this picture is Emma. She was diagnosed last Thursday with Leukemia and is currently undergoing treatment for the next 6 weeks at Children’s Hospital. Emma’s parents Tom & Jessica are two of my very good friends. I would like to raise some money to help with their medical costs. No donation amount is too small….every bit helps! Thank you very, very much! Please continue to keep Tom, Jessica, Emma and her little sister Addie in your thoughts and prayers! We are “All In” For Emma!

Steve Belski
Please visit our website: http://www.gofundme.com/4omqus

 

Ward-1 Alderman Candidate Forum

There will be a public forum this Monday with your local Alderman candidates, Matt McLaughlin and Elio LoRusso to discuss key Ward 1 issues.

Questions will be prepared in advance, and can be submitted via note cards on the evening of the forum.

Monday, October 21 at 6:00pm in EDT
PSG Framing, 130 Broadway (corner of Glen St.) – Enter through rear parking lot

To submit a question for consideration please contact info@eastsomervillemainstreets.org
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Somerville Police Warning about Scam Calls Dialing Ville Residents.

We have received several complaints recently from Somerville residents and businesses concerning a specific phone scam. A caller from a ‘617’ area code phone number is randomly calling our residents and stating that a family member was in an accident or being held hostage and demands money. In all cases it was a scam. When the police have called the number back, a recorded message states the voicemail is not set up and then it disconnects the call. If anyone receives a call such as this, please report it to the Somerville Police by calling 617-625-1212.

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The Somerville News Weekly Wedding Congratulations Series

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Congratulations goes out to our good friends Mr. and Mrs. Fred Caruso of Somerville who recently had their vows renewed on their 60th Wedding Anniversary!

We here at the News wish them all the best for a lifetime of happiness for many years to come!

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SULLIVAN ANNOUNCES PUBLIC SAFETY AND MUNICIPAL WORKERS ENDORSEMENTS

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SOMERVILLE – Oct. 16 – Dennis Sullivan, candidate for re-election, Somerville Alderman at Large, today announced the endorsement of three organizations: Somerville Police Employees Association, Somerville Firefighters Local 76 and Somerville Municipal Employees Association.

“I’m proud to receive these endorsements from groups that represent firefighters, police officers, DPW workers, librarians, school custodians and many others that provide integral city services to those that live and work in Somerville,” said Sullivan. “These men and women are some of the hardest working people I know. They work tirelessly to keep our streets clean and neighborhoods safe and have helped to put Somerville back on the map as a destination city.” Continue reading SULLIVAN ANNOUNCES PUBLIC SAFETY AND MUNICIPAL WORKERS ENDORSEMENTS

SOMERVILLE HONORS NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH WITH PROCLAMATION AND EVENT

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SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville and the Commission for Persons with Disabilities announced this month that the City will celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month with a community event featuring art by local residents on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall. The art exhibit will feature work by artists at the Walnut Street Center and students of the John F. Kennedy Elementary School, as well as a handmade quilt by students at the Perkins School for the Blind. Refreshments will be served and a short speaking program will include a presentation by the Chair of the Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities.

“The City is proud to participate in this national campaign that seeks to raise awareness about disability employment issues and highlight the valuable contributions of America’s employees with disabilities, among them, our returning veterans,” said Betsy Allen, ADA Coordinator. “We want to honor the invaluable service being provided each day by City employees and residents with disabilities.” Continue reading SOMERVILLE HONORS NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH WITH PROCLAMATION AND EVENT

The Somerville News Weekly Wedding Congratulations Series

October 19th, 2013

Congratulations goes out to our good friends Rachel and Jeffry Snow who recently got married this past Saturday

We here at the News wish them all the best for a lifetime of happiness for many years to come!

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