Letter to the Editor:Keys Found in Somerville Chandler Street Area 

I found a set of keys near 10 Chandler Street in Somerville. There are about 6 different keys attached to a carabiner, one has a Patriots top another was made a Fitchburg lock shop, and there’s what appears to be a doggie bag holder.


Please contact the Somerville News Weekly at: (617)293-2016

proposed by the Somerville Board of Aldermen and passed on November 24, 2015, goes into effect on September 1, 2016

By reducing the number of plastic bags that are being used, discarded and littered, and by promoting the use of reusable checkout bags and recyclable paper bags by retail establishments located in the City, the purpose of this ordinance aims to protect the marine environment, advance solid waste reduction, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and protect waterways. [Read more…]

West Nile Virus Caution

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus have been found in Somerville, as well as Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Chelsea, Newton, and Waltham this summer. Take a few minutes to review the tips linked below on how to prevent mosquito bites while enjoying the final weeks of summer.

Beacon Street Somerville Construction Project Update 

As reconstruction works continues along Beacon Street, local businesses need the continued support of their customers. [Read more…]


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, August 23, the 236th day of 2016 with 130 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:59 and sunset is @ 7:34. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter & Mars.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1838 – The first class graduated from Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, MA. It was one of the first colleges for women.  [Read more…]

August 23rd, 2016 The Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online

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Pictures of The Week Series by Skip Murray

A look at sunsets
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Somerville News Weekly Magic Moments Series

Happy Wedding Anniversary to Tara & Eric

Happy 52 nd Wedding Anniversary to Mary Ann & Dennis Sinclair
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The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week 

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Rich Clark, Carol Allen, Sandy Pinto, Bill Monahan, Anthony Ward GiGante, Judy Demerchant, Christopher Darlene English, John MacGillivray, Myriam Abeilice, Alfred Martins, Stan Boliver, Christine Barber, Stephanie Almeida, Joao Benevides, Happy Birthday to Judy’s son Trevor, Happy 12th Birthday to Ashley Rebelo, Happy 12th Birthday to Kenny Nichol, Happy 84th Birthday to Charlie Salemi, Happy 7th Birthday to Smiley and Happy 99th Birthday to Catherine Cianelli [Read more…]

Reality Bites by James A. Norton


Keeping it real is not a problem if you know just how to keep it real…


People who carry grudges for years and immerse themselves in personal vendettas (yes, there are a lot of those knuckleheads in this city) don’t know the first thing about how to keep it real. [Read more…]

Friday Night At The Fights In Somerville 

Photos by Kim Moss

This past Friday night, Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the Somerville Youth Development, USA Boxing & the Somerville Boxing Club hosted its 5th anual Fight Night at Dilboy Field. The event was sponsored by Lan-Tel Communications.  [Read more…]

BSSCSoccer Tournament At Trum Field Somerville 

Photos by Frank Santangelo 

This past Saturday, the Somerville Recreation Department and BSSC hosted a Soccer tournament at Trum Field in Somerville. 
What is BSSC: [Read more…]

Noelle Salon Hair Extensions Boston

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Hosted by The Mills at Pulaski Street in Peabody

State Representative Tim Toomey Op-Ed:”We still have progress to make together”

During the Democratic National Convention, I wrote about the first vote I ever cast for President. That vote was important to me. I was unsure who to vote for. Then I heard Shirley Chisholm.
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Somerville Seniors Get Treated To A Summer Barbecue On The Waterfront 

Photos by Kim Moss
By William Tauro 

This past Monday afternoon over one hundred Somerville seniors were treated to an old-fashion barbecue at the Winter Hill Yacht Club in Somerville.   [Read more…]

Somerville Scouts Pack 3 Camps Out On Outfield 

Somerville Cub Scout Pack 3 enjoying a great night of Baseball with the Lowell spinners ,movie and a sleep over in the Outfield of Edward A LeLacheur Park Lowell MA

Somerville’s Walking Dialogues 

Alright WARD 6! Last #WalkingDialogues tomorrow Aug 23, 2016 at the Brown School. 4pm-6pm. The Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc. Somerville Public Schools #youth #community

Somerville Police Department Beyond The Call Of Duty Award:Christine Cornelio

Somerville Police Department awards Christine Cornelio, today, The Beyond The Call Of Duty Award for her work with a 911 call. On August 12, 2016, Christine Cornelio received a 911 call from a Somerville resident. [Read more…]

Somerville Police Department City of Somerville’s STEPS Program Initiative 

Last year the Somerville Police Department began the City of Somerville’s STEPS program initiative and will continue to mentor students this upcoming school year 2016-2017. Here’s a look: http://somervillepd.com/index.php/general-information/steps-program

The Ville From Above Photos by Frank Santangelo

Ville from above Extreme height edition
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Municipal Modernization Bill Allows Cities and Towns to Adopt Lower Speed Limits


Municipalities now have new powers to make their streets and neighborhoods safer. Introduced as an amendment to the recently-adopted Municipal Modernization bill by State Representative Denise Provost of Somerville, the bill authorizes cities and towns to reduce the existing 30 mph speed limit to speed limits of 25 mph on local roads in “thickly settled” or business districts. Municipalities may also create “safety zones,” where the speed limit is 20 mph “in the interests of public safety and without further authority.” [Read more…]

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Barem SHARWANI (Larceny, Conspiracy) & Daniel YOUNG (Larceny, Conspiracy)

On August 18th, 2016, I (Officer Devin Schneider) was in full uniform while assigned to the Assembly Row unit in marked cruiser 660. The following report is a summary of events that I witnessed that day, as it pertains to incident #16051162: [Read more…]

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Carlos SILVEIRA (ADW, ABDW, Leave Scene of Personal Injury, Reckless Operation of MV, Malicious Defacement of Property)

On the morning of August 16th, 2016, while in uniform, I was assigned to marked unit East-1. At 1:04 AM, I was dispatched, along with East-4, Ofc. Clark, East-2, Ofc. Isaacs, and East-3, Ofc. Bork, to 698 Assembly Row, (Earl’s Kitchen and Bar), for a report for about 8-10 people fighting. [Read more…]


The City of Somerville successfully resolved a number of our community’s core concerns regarding the Wynn casino project through our recent appeal of the casino’s Ch. 91 license. For this reason, we will not pursue further appeal of the license via the courts. [Read more…]


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