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CITY RECEIVES LOW BORROWING RATE AFTER HIGH CREDIT RATING

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The City of Somerville received a 3.29 rate on its $13 million Municipal Purposes loan after Moody’s assigns City’s highest ever credit rating to borrowing

SOMERVILLE – Reaping the benefits of the City’s highest ever credit rating in the City’s history, the City of Somerville will now receive a low interest rate on its previously approved short-term 20-year Municipal Purposes loan. After Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed the City’s Aa2 long-term rating earlier this year, the credit rating agency recently also assigned the City’s more than $13 million in short-term borrowing the same high credit rating. Continue reading CITY RECEIVES LOW BORROWING RATE AFTER HIGH CREDIT RATING

COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEES FOR UNION AND GILMAN SQUARE NEEDED

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Committees would advise the city on strategic planning decisions and development in both squares over the next two years
SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville is seeking residents, property owners, members of the business community and other community representatives to serve on two advisory committees for Union Square and Gilman Square that will advise the city on strategic planning decisions and development in both squares over the next two years. Continue reading COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEES FOR UNION AND GILMAN SQUARE NEEDED

Dedication of POW-MIA chair at Somerville City Hall

At noon on Friday, November 8, the City of Somerville will join the New England Patriots, Lowell Spinners baseball team, and 14 other Massachusetts municipalities in establishing a POW-MIA chair at City Hall. This chair will remind the public of the 42,000 American servicemembers who have taken as prisoners of war and the 83,000 servicemembers who have declared missing in action since World War II. The display will consist of a chair, American and POW-MIA flags, and a plaque.

The dedication ceremony will begin promptly at noon on the main floor of City Hall, opposite the City Clerk’s office. Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Alderman Jack Connolly, and Joseph D’Entremont of Operation Rolling Thunder are expected to speak. Operation Rolling Thunder is the organization of Vietnam veterans that originally proposed the idea of such displays. The public is invited to the ceremony.

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FEMINO NAMED INTERIM ACTING CHIEF OF POLICE

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Captain Charles Femino current Chief of Detectives, with
department since 1984 SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone
announced today that Somerville Police Captain Charles Femino has
agreed to serve as the Interim Acting Chief of Police beginning on
Dec. 1, 2013, until a permanent replacement is found for departing
Chief Thomas Pasquarello. Femino is currently Chief of Detectives
for the Somerville Police Department, a position he has held since
2011 and previously held from 2005 to 2009. He served as Deputy
Chief of Police in 2010 and has been an officer with the Somerville
Police Department since 1984. Femino has also performed in a
variety of progressively responsible positions in his career in the
Somerville Police Department and has

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Today’s Red Sox fans have no idea what we went through

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by Neil W. McCabe

Have you tried to explain to younger people that being a Red Sox fan was not always about World Series championships, runs at the playoffs and the swagger of invincibility?
In the summer of 1975, a nine-year-old me wandered into my mother’s kitchen and announced: “Mom, I have decided that I am a Red Sox fan.”
“Don’t do it,” she replied.
“Why not?”
“They will only break your heart,” she said. “Every time.” Continue reading Today’s Red Sox fans have no idea what we went through

The City of Somerville Seeks Crossing Guards

The City of Somerville seeks qualified candidates to work as a Crossing Guard for the current school year. Morning shift is 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM; afternoon shift is 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Assignments to specific work sites will be determined. Must pass a pre-employment CORI and drug screen.

Applications must be submitted to and are available at the City Hall Personnel Office, 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville MA 02143. You can also fax (617-666-4426) or email resume to: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov or the Somerville Police Safety Officer: ssylvester@police.somerville.ma.us

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The Somerville Police Arrest Pages of the Week

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On 11/1/2013, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol in marked cruiser West 5. While monitoring traffic on Broadway, a public way in the city of Somerville, I queried Massachusetts registration on my laptop computer. The result of my RMV query showed the registered owner, .revoked license.

I activated my emergency lights and siren and stopped the vehicle in front of 855 Broadway. As soon as I stopped the vehicle, the front seat female passenger, and the rear seat male passenger attempted to exit the vehicle. I informed them to remain in the car, and informed Somerville Control of the stop.

I identified the operator as the registered owner, and informed him the reason why I had stopped him. While speaking with the operator both passengers continued to move around, and seemed very nervous. Due to neither one of them wearing a seat belt, I asked for their names in order to issue Continue reading The Somerville Police Arrest Pages of the Week

Somerville Council on Aging and Teen Empowerment goes to Symphony Hall

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The Somerville Council on Aging and Teen Empowerment went to Symphony Hall November 1st as part of an ongoing collaboration together. This specific program was done through a grant with The Boston Symphony Orchestra. They chose the COA and Teen Empowerment to participate in its Symphony for Our City program, which includes three special concerts and some educational presentations about classical music. Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging and Teen Empowerment goes to Symphony Hall

The November 5th, 2013 Print Edition of The Somerville News Weekly

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Late Breaking News For Newstalk Shout Out:

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Well, did we called it right in last week’s Newstalk Shout out?  Hit the nail right on the head! We heard through the grapevines that the police chief resigned today! We also heard that anyone appliying to be interim chief until they find a replacement will not be allowed to apply to be the chief. We heard that the interim chief could even qualify to go as back possibly far as a lieutenant, but who knows,? Alway remember that this is Somerville and anything is possible! Let’s just hope the the mayor remains with an open mind and stays within the homegrown local box this time and picks a local talent from within the department!  We wish Former Somerville Police Chief Tom all the best and thank you for a job well done sir!

Now for the News:

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WINTER HILL BANK’S 2ND ANNUAL HELPING FIGHT BREAST CANCER

Staff and all lobbies at Winter Hill Bank were dressed in “Pink” to bring awareness and help fight Breast Cancer during the entire month of October.
Winter Hill Bank, its customers and staff raised monies during the month which will be donated to help fight breast cancer. All locations of the bank provided valuable handouts about early Breast Cancer detection and as a “Thank You” for a donation each customer received a token of appreciation. To date approximately $5,000.00 raised will go towards breast cancer research, education, advocacy, health services and social support programs.

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Hold The Press and Check Us Out In Print!

The Somerville News Weekly/ Boston News Group.com staff is working late again tonight and burning the midnight oil in the control room, to make sure that we make our print edition’s deadlines on time!

This week’s print edition of the Somerville News Weekly promises to be a good one so check us out on Tuesday!

Jamie Norton’s first weekly column, “Reality Bites a Villen” is back and will also make its first comeback debit in this weeks print issue and he promises that it will be a duesey

Many of us here in the Ville were waiting for it to finally happen and so definitely don’t miss it!

We will hear what drove him away and what brought him back to the Ville!

We will also soon be announcing five new print editions in five more surrounding cities and towns that will be hitting the streets very shortly!

So look for us at news stands near you!

Advertise with Boston/ Somerville News Group and get noticed by thousands monthly!

Contact us at: Bostonnewsgroup@aol.com “Because we have an app for that!

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Somerville Fire Fighters Union Endorses Matt McLaughlin in Ward 1 Alderman Race

Somerville Fire Fighters Union Endorses Matt McLaughlin in Ward 1 Alderman Race
East Somerville – October 24, 2013 – In a display of support for the candidate that has already earned widespread endorsements from labor unions and working families, the International Association of Firefighters Local 76, the union of Somerville Fire Fighters, endorsed Matt McLaughlin for Ward 1 Alderman at their meeting last night.
Matt is delighted to receive the endorsement of the Fire Fighters, saying, “Since the beginning of my campaign, I have been 100% committed to fighting for working families in Somerville. I am honored to have the support of an organization that has always worked for its’ members safety and welfare, just as they have protected our community.”
The Fire Fighters’ endorsement, coming just over two weeks after Mayor Joe Curtatone’s endorsement, cements Matt’s standing as an independent candidate who can constructively address complicated issues. The Mayor’s administration and the Fire Fighters’ union have been involved in contentious contract negotiations; having the support of both is a clear display that Matt is the candidate who will continue to create bridges once elected into office.
The Fire Fighters’ endorsement is the most recent endorsement in a string of other important shows of support from labor unions. Matt has received endorsements from twelve other unions and labor organizations representing workers in the public sector (including the Somerville Labor Coalition), the building trades, the service sector, and more. Further underscoring Matt’s broad appeal, Matt has also received the endorsements of current Ward 1 Alderman Maureen Bastardi, Ward 6 Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz, the Progressive Democrats of Somerville, and The Somerville Journal.
Matt is running for the Ward 1 Alderman seat, and is competing against local businessman Elio LoRusso. At the present time of this endorsement Elio LoRusso did not list any endorsements on his website.

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