Quincy Man Sentenced For Heroin And Cocaine Distribution in Somerville 

WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Somerville Police Chief David Fallon have announced that Imran Laltaprasad, 31, of Quincy, has been found guilty on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute heroin. Middlesex Superior Court Judge Shannon Frison sentenced Laltaprasad today to two and a half years in the House of Correction. [Read more…]


 GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, July 28, the 209th day of 2015 with 156 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:31 and sunset is @ 8:09. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1821 – Peru declared its independence from Spain. 

1865 – The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics. 

1866 – The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.  [Read more…]

July 28th 2015 Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online

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Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone on “2024 Olympics Not Coming To Boston”

“We never got the Olympics, but we certainly got an Olympic experience. Marty Walsh deserves all kinds of praise. No way you can put your entire city on the hook for a half-formed project it doesn’t control.

While ‪#‎Boston2024‬ may be gone, the discussion about our housing, transportation and infrastructure needs is just getting started.”

Somerville Arts Council Disney’s The Little Mermaid

  Friday July 31 at 7pm and Saturday August 1 at 10:30am
  Location:  The Center for Arts at the Armory

 191 Highland Ave ‪#‎1A‬, Somerville, MA 02143

 Join us under the sea for this classic story based on the 2008 Broadw ay production and the 1989 animated feature film. The 60-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers features 28 performers ages 8-13. We hope to see you there!


Somerville Arts Council: This Saturday night is Scape!

  SCAPE: A One Night Cafe by Nimco Mahamud-Hassan 

A one-night cafe with SAC Nibble Entrepreneur, Nimco Mahamud-Hassan, for a 3-course dinner at Kitchen Inc., 7-9pm.

Don’t miss this one-night-only chance to feast on Nimco’s colorful + creative Somalian inspired cuisine, served up with style.

SCAPE: A long, leafless flower stalk rising directly from the ground. Cut off from the fruitful plant, divergent scapes are typically considered something that just isn’t meant to be, yet they can be lovely—and delicious. NIMCO’S TABLE. Join the eventbrite.com

Check out the menu and event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1667607923470638/

Tickets are $55, available online at:




*Programs and broadcast times can change due to event addition or cancellation.


CITY TV 13/22

Wednesday, July 29

9:00am:​Art Beat 2015 [Read more…]

Somerville Council on Aging Weekly 7-27-15 Organizational Updates & Information


The Farmers Market is back – starting Friday, July 10th and running through Friday, October 30th. The Mobile Farmers Market will be at the Holland Street Center every Friday from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. The Somerville Mobile Farmers Market sells fresh, local and reasonably priced produce. Anyone using SNAP or WIC receives a 50% discount. Cash, credit, debt & farmers market coupons accepted. [Read more…]

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Shoplifting at Assembly Row/Larceny Over $250

 Robert VENTULLO (Somerville Arrest, Somerville Warrant, Lynn Warrant and Revere Warrant) & Steven BAGLEY (Reading Warrant) Arrests
On Saturday, July 25, 2015, Detective Legros and I were conducting narcotic surveillance in a plain clothes capacity in the Home Depot / Assembly Square area. At approximately 6:20 PM, I observed a silver Mercedes with heavy front end damage enter the Home Depot parking lot. The vehicle, occupied with 4 passengers, came to a stop within close proximity to my parked unmarked vehicle. I observed the male passenger exit the front passenger seat, place a Milwaukee power drill box on his seat, and began prying at a security tag with a black screw driver. I contacted Officer Cabral in marked cruiser 671, and requested his uniformed presence to my location. [Read more…]



On July 25, 2015 at 11:30 A.M. Somerville Dispatch received a phone call from an employee at Kelly’s Dinner located at 674 Broadway for two unwanted customers. I was dispatched along with Officer Collazo and Officer Ameral. As we made our way to 674 Broadway were had been updated by dispatch that the unwanted customers had just assaulted some of the staff and were fighting inside the restaurant. As we arrived on scene we had been advised by the restaurant employees, that the customers had fled the scene in a Massachusetts Registration TC4516. This vehicle was registered to a Ms. Evelyn Mercado at 221 Webster Ave Chelsea. Somerville Dispatch had notified the surrounding cities including Chelsea to be on the lookout for this vehicle.
  [Read more…]

Assessment Center Testing Preparation for Supervisors (2-Day) – Grafton PD




On July 21, 2015 at approximately 1537 I had just finished writing a citation to a cyclist I stopped at Walnut Street and Giles Park for a red light violation. The violation occurred at Somerville Ave and Bow Street. As I re-entered my vehicle following the issuance of the Citation I observed a Bicycle coming down Walnut Street, a One way and public way within the City of Somerville, against the one way. Vehicles were parked on both sides of the street facing in the same direction (N) and signs were clearly posted throughout the street. The width of the street is such that would only allow one vehicle at a time to travel upon the way. [Read more…]

Somerville Police Department Weekly Arrest Log for 7/20/15-7/27/15

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  GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, July 27, the 208th day of 2015 with 157 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:30 and sunset is @ 8:10. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1663 – The British Parliament passed a second Navigation Act, which required all goods bound for the colonies be sent in British ships from British ports. 

1689 – Government forces defeated the Scottish Jacobites at the Battle of Killiecrankie.  [Read more…]

Somerville News Weekly Magic Moments Series

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The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

 Many Villens celebrating their birthdays in the Ville this week! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Bobby Biagiotti, Jimmy Del Ponte, Janice Delory, Jesse Clingan, Mark Niedergang Corey Norton, Doti Wedge-Metivier, Lenny Russell, Robert Leung, Tommy O’Connor, Darlene DeFrancesco and Joe Szulewski [Read more…]

Annual 2015 Clarendon Hill Towers Resident/Tennant Barbecue

 Photos by Kim Moss
This past Saturday afternoon The management of Clarendon Hill Towers that’s located at 1366 Broadway in Somerville held their annual 2015 residence tenant barbecue. 

Hundreds of residence and tenants attended the event with a surprise visit by an Elvis look-alike singing the best of Elvis Presley tunes.  [Read more…]


“America’s Night Out Against Crime” to feature public safety demonstrations, children’s activities, and more.

SOMERVILLE – Somerville’s 12th annual National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs, hosted by Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) in partnership with the Somerville Police Department and Somerville Office of Prevention (SOP), is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Foss Park, and will include Fire and Police Department demonstrations, a presentation from the Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit, live performances by the Somerville Sunsetters, Mission Church of Christ Choir, and Teen Empowerment, as well as youth activities, raffle prizes, and information tables from over 30 neighborhood agencies. [Read more…]


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, July 26, the 207th day of 2015 with 158 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:29 and sunset is @ 8:11. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1775 – A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin. 

1788 – New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. 
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Here’s this Week’s Somervillen Voice of The Week” Choice and You Decide!

Do We Really Need New Somerville City Hall/ High School Concourse Buildings? 

We know plans for a new police and fire station are completely understandable but new City Hall/ High School Concourse buildings really, give us a break! [Read more…]

The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Daniel Spinosa


Daniel Spinosa, a lifelong Somerville resident who was born on Saint Patrick’s Day in 1922 on Tufts Street in Somerville. 

A disabled American Veteran who proudly served his country well during WWII in the South Pacific then returned to Somerville and married the love of his life, Mary Caruso in 1946. 
[Read more…]

Somerville Police Advise Citizens on “Distracted Walking” 


The Somerville Police Department are urging Pedestrians, don’t be a distracted walker. Whether you’re in the city, or the suburbs, be aware of your surroundings so you don’t put yourself or drivers in danger. Common sense saves lives!

Shape Up Somerville’s Mobile Farmers Market Is Here

  Have you checked out Shape Up Somerville’s Mobile Farmers Market yet? It just reopened for the 2015 season and is a great option for buying local, healthy, sustainable produce.

If you receive WIC or SNAP benefits, you get half off your purchase at the Mobile Market. Customers who pay full price help to subsidize the Mobile Market for their neighbors who need some help.

On Fridays you can find the Mobile Market at the Somerville Council on Aging (167 Holland St.) from 11am to …12:30pm and the Winter Hill Community Innovation School (115 Sycamore St.) from 1 to 2:30pm. On Saturdays the market is at the North Street Housing Development from 11am to 12:30pm and the Mystic Housing Development from 1 to 3pm.

The market runs through October 31 this year.

Somerville Public Library Smartphone Lessons Available 

If your new smartphone has you stumped or you’re not sure how to sign up for an email address, the Somerville Public Library is here to help. Sign up for one-on-one technology lessons with Technology Librarian Heidi Downing by calling 617-623-5000 x2920 or emailing her at hdowning@minlib.net.

Somerville Police on Bicycle Safety


The Somerville Police Department are asking Bicyclists, keep yourself and others safe by obeying traffic rules. Bicyclists, wear your helmet and obey traffic rules. Common sense saves lives.

 (A message brought to you by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security)

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