PLASTIC BAG ORDINANCE GOES INTO EFFECT SEPT. 1


Ordinance prohibits retailers from providing customers with single-use plastic bags at checkout

 

 

SOMERVILLE – Beginning Sept. 1, single-use plastic bags will be banned at checkout points throughout the City. The ban is the result of an ordinance – passed by the Board of Aldermen in Nov. 2015 – aimed at reducing solid waste and protecting waterways and other aspects of the environment. [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, August 26, the 239th day of 2016 with 127 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:03 and sunset is @ 7:2. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, & Venus. 

ON THIS DAY IN: 55 B.C. – Britain was invaded by Roman forces under Julius Caesar.  [Read more…]

Somerville kids focus on music-making and fun at Tufts University

Photos by Ryan McBride for Tufts University:

“This summer, about 30 local children participated in the Tufts University Summer Music Program at the Tufts campus in Medford/Somerville. [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, August 25, the 238th day of 2016 with 128 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:02 and sunset is @ 7:30. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1718 – Hundreds of colonists from France arrived in Louisiana. Some settled in present-day New Orleans.  [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, August 24, the 237th day of 2016 with 129 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:00 and sunset is @ 7:32. 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: 0079 – Mount Vesuvius erupted killing approximately 20,000 people. The cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum were buried in volcanic ash.  [Read more…]

East Somerville Main Streets Foodie Crawl


Don’t forget that this years Foodie Crawl is featuring our first ever beer garden. Aeronaut Brewery was a finalist for Scouts Honored and Best of Boston. Be sure to buy your Aeronaut Beer Garden ticket alongside your Foodie Crawl ticket to minimize fees! RSVP to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/148405605583809/

or buy tickets at the Foodie Crawl website:

http://www.eastsomervilleguide.com/#!foodie-crawl/qi7vj

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


Hello,
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.
Thanks,

Sara

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 by John Dwyer 


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

NoelleSalon.com
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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…]

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