Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 39 – Report No. 38 September 19, 2014

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Copyright © 2014 Beacon Hill Roll Call. All Rights Reserved.
By Bob Katzen

MEMO TO EDITORS: The following may be useful to you if you want additional information on local representatives’ 2014 per diems that are included in this week’s report. Per diems are paid by the state to legislators for mileage, meals and lodging.
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Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Press & Organizational Information & Updates

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SAVE THE DATE:
Some exciting events in the coming weeks:

Twin River Casino – Monday, September 22nd – For a fee of $22.00 you receive Motorcoach Bus transportation, $10.00 Free Bonus Play and a $7.00 Food Credit. Check in [Read more...]

Connections: A Newsletter from the Somerville Public Schools

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It’s almost time for warm apple cider, as the weather turns cooler and the days get shorter.
If your schedule allows you to enjoy lunch in Somerville, consider stopping by Somerville High School’s Highlander Café starting Wednesday for a delicious meal prepared by SHS Culinary Arts students. Read more in this issue of Connections.
News & Notes
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Annual Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

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Boston, Massachusetts – On Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM, Law Enforcement Officers and survivors of officers killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts will gather once again [Read more...]

Senator Jehlen Appointed to Foundation Budget Review Commission

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Senate President Therese Murray has appointed Senator Patricia Jehlen to the Foundation Budget Review Commission. The Commission will [Read more...]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, the 262nd day of 2014 with 103 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:27 and sunset is @ 6:48. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN:
1356 – In an important battle of the Hundred Years’ War, English Prince Edward defeated the French at Poitiers and took King John II as a prisoner.
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The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

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“Happy Birthday Jacqueline Martin!”
From Mom!

Sent in by our readers!

Send us your favorite photos to Wmtauro@bostonnewsgroup.com to be posted here live on Thesomervillenewsweekly.com as well as in our print edition for the world to see!

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Does a Sexual Predator Live in Your Neighborhood?

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Report anything unusual to police!

Back By Popular Demand Somerville Lions Present A Night of Comedy!

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Contact Billy Tauro for tickets: Wmtauro@aol.com or simply call him at (617)293-2016

Special Person of The Week Cynthia Snow Murphy

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By William Tauro

Cindy Snow Murphy, a longtime Somerville resident as well as a retired Somerville Fire fighter who was also one of Somerville’s first female firefighters on the job.

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HONK! FESTIVAL 2014

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photo by Margaret Cohen

FESTIVAL OF ACTIVIST STREET BANDS

NINTH ANNUAL

ROSTER OF BANDS
FROM ALL OVER
NOW SET
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Save The Date For “Team Jake The Snake”

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Don’t Forget To Save The Date for The 3rd Annual Fundraiser For The Walk For Autism “Team Jake The Snake!”

John F. Kennedy School PTA Launches Local Goods Sale

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Funds raised to be used for 2014 – 2015 PTA Programs

John F. Kennedy Elementary School PTA in Somerville has launched their fall fundraising season with Close Buy Catalog, a local goods school fundraising catalog featuring only made in New England products.

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Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change Seeking New Commissioners – community note

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The City of Somerville’s Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change (CEUCC) is currently seeking new commissioners.The CEUCC advises the City and the Mayor’s Office of [Read more...]

ARTS EVENTS AT FORMER WASTE TRANSFER SITE HIGHLIGHT SITE REUSE PLANS, POSSIBILITIES

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2.2 Acre gateway to Somerville to be transformed into arts, urban agriculture, development hub in Ward 2

SOMERVILLE – This fall, the City of Somerville is set to bring new and exciting arts and sustainability programming to the former Waste [Read more...]

Elect Nick Lanzilli State Representative for the 34th Middlesex District Somerville/Medford

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For those of you who have yet to hear about me or meet me, I am Nicholas Lanzilli, a candidate for the office of State Representative for the 34th Middlesex District. I am a lifetime Medford resident who has graduated [Read more...]

Send The Somerville News Weekly your Favorite Photos of the Day

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The Gronk in the Ville!

Sent in by our readers!

Send us your favorite photos to Wmtauro@bostonnewsgroup.com to be posted here live on Thesomervillenewsweekly.com as well as in our print edition for the world to see!

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New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski Steps Up For Somerville Pop Warner

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By William Tauro

On Monday, New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski, aka the Gronk was in Somerville at Foss Park and he through his “Gronk Foundation” donated $31,000 in equipment to the Somerville Pop Warner.
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Somerville Hospital Hit By Runaway Car

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Photos by John Roderick

By William Tauro

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SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH – UPDATE Schedule of Neighborhood Meetings

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Somerville, MA — Members of the Somerville School Committee will hold neighborhood meetings throughout the City over the next two weeks. The main topic of these one-on-one and small- [Read more...]

Good News: Bay State bishops stand up against the elite’s casino schemes By Neil W. McCabe

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One of the refreshing things about the Catholic Church no longer part of the Bay State’s oligarchy is that it is now free to speak up for its flock.
It is strange now how it all turned out that the Church is the last advocate for true romantic love and the last bastion [Read more...]

September 16th, 2014 Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online

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Special Person of The Week William “Bill” Roche

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William “Bill” Roche, a lifelong Somerville resident who has served the City of Somerville as an elected official since 1996.

He held the office of Alderman for City of Somerville from 1996 – 2012 (16 years) and now he is the Director of Personnel for the City of Somerville from 2012-present.

Bill Roche has always been and still is involved with many charitable organizations throughout the city and is always ready to lend a helping hand when needed. Bill really cares about this city and he has always been there for it’s citizens.

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you both for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.

Congratulations!

Reality Bites by James A. Norton

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Be careful what you wish for…you might end up with a lot more than egg on your face.

For years, there have been whispers that turned into rumors about everything from elected officials [Read more...]

Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Press & Organizational Information & Updates

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SAVE THE DATE:
Some exciting events in the coming weeks:

Curious about Facebook – Tuesday, September 16th. Come and learn about the basics of setting up a profile, searching for family and friends, [Read more...]

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