The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Linda Bacchi McGovern


By Frank Santangelo 

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week: Linda Bacchi McGovern 

Linda McGovern, is an ISSA certified personal trainer. She works with wide range of clients, both at gyms and at in home training sessions. [Read more…]

Bill Rodgers & Frank Shorter special guest @ Hyannis Marathon,1/2 Marathon & 10K

Running Racing Legends 4-Time Boston & New York Marathon Champion Bill Rodgers & 1972 Olympic Marathon Champion Frank Shorter will be our special guests in 2017. [Read more…]

Join us on 1/26/17 at #ChiliforRESPOND


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Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 – Report No. 3 January 16-20, 2017

By Bob Katzen 

   THE HOUSE AND SENATE. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. Beacon Hill Roll Call has obtained the 2016 official list from the state treasurer’s office of the “per diem” travel, meals and lodging reimbursements collected by the Legislature’s 160 state representatives from January 1, 2016 through December 1, 2016. [Read more…]

This is a Great Opportunity to Assist the Youth of Somerville!

The (SYRF) is hosting an On-Line Auction starting Wednesday, 01 February 2017 through Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Auction Items will consist of the following: [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, January 23, the 23rd day of 2017 with 341 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:06 and sunset is @ 4:45. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1556 – An earthquake in Shanxi Province, China, was thought to have killed about 830,000 people.  [Read more…]

Malden Man Charged With Intent to Murder In Somerville 

Photos by Frank Santangelo  
SOMERVILLE – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Somerville Police Chief David Fallon announced that Dwayne Williams, 31, of Malden, has been arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury in connection with the non-fatal stabbing of a 28-year-old Somerville man. [Read more…]

Somerville Remembering Susan Marie (Franklin) Wallace 

Our condolences go out to the Franklin and Wallace families for the loss of Susan.  [Read more…]

Boston’s Wounded Vet Run 7

 

When:Sunday, May 21 at 1 PM – 4 PM

 

Where:Boston Harley Davison 649 Sqire Road Revere MA 02151

 

Tickets Available at:www.theyfoughtweride.com/
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, January 21, the 21st day of 2017 with 344 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:07 and sunset is @ 4:43. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1789 – W.H. Brown’s “Power of Sympathy” was published. It was the first American novel to be published. The novel is also known as the “Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth”.  [Read more…]

Reality Bites by James Norton:Today is a Great Day for This Country

Anyone who expresses disgust and dissension on this very day demonstrates their ignorance for all to see. [Read more…]

Somerville Remembering Gerald F. “Gerry” Mazzeo1956 – 2017

MAZZEO, Gerald “Gerry” F. Of Malden, formerly of Somerville. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 19, 2017, at the age of 60, after a long illness. [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, January 19, the 19th day of 2017 with 346 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:09 and sunset is @ 4:40. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1419 – Rouen surrendered to Henry V, completing his conquest of Normandy.  [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, January 18, the 18th day of 2017 with 347 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:09 and sunset is @ 4:39. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1803 – Thomas Jefferson, in secret communication with Congress, sought authorization for the first official exploration by the U.S. government.  [Read more…]

Somerville Seeking Consultant to Develop Climate Action Plan

Action Plan to serve as comprehensive strategy for addressing climate change in Somerville
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Harvard Recognizes Somerville for Advanced Manufacturing Training Program

January 18, 2017

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, today recognized the City of Somerville’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Program as part of its 2017 Bright Ideas initiative, which honors innovative public programs from across the country striving to improve services, solve problems, and work on behalf of citizens. [Read more…]

Here’s This Week’s Somervillen Voice Topic of The Week Choice and You Decide!

“Harvard University Offering Comfort Zones to Relieve Student’s Stress of Election Woes”

Dear Somerville News Weekly editor:

With all the tragedy going on in the world today that we read about everyday in the news and especially with the ongoing war with ISIS, unemployment, recent acts of homebased terrorism thats out of control and all the other good stuff that goes along with that, Harvard University is focusing strongly around creating comfort zones to help students cope with the 2016 Presidential Election results and our new incoming commander-in-chief.  [Read more…]

Last 100th Anniversary Committee Meeting at Somerville’s Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church


Our last 100th Anniversary Committee meeting at our beloved church, the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church was a fun yet productive evening. It has been a heartfelt bittersweet wonderful experience planning and photographing events with this awesome group for the past few years. Lets hope our beautiful church will be prosperous for hundreds of years of future generations. God bless you all and thank you for helping me get through a tough period of transition in my life.

Harry Agritha 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, January 17, the 17th day of 2017 with 348 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:10 and sunset is @ 4:38. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter & Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1377 – The Papal See was transferred from Avignon in France back to Rome.  [Read more…]

January 17th, 2017 The Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online

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Pictures of The Week Series by Skip Murray

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Somerville News Weekly Magic Moments Series

Turn your favorite photos into “Somerville News Weekly Magic Moments!”

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Reality Bites by James A. Norton

 

The age of political correctness needs to take a step back and look in the mirror.

 

This isn’t even funny anymore. We all need to move beyond the Twilight Zone and realize once and for all that the mainstream media is not out to give us reliable information in their news broadcasts and publications. [Read more…]

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 Bill “Uncle Billy” Castle, Lisa DeAngelis, Tracy Green, Eddie Evans, Patti Kelly Lawhorne, Madeleine Quintiliani, Christina Muolo, Mary Ann & Dennis Sinclair and Happy 11th Birthday to Braedon Henry

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Somerville’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

By William Tauro 

This past Monday, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Health and Human Services Department and the Somerville Public Schools celebrated the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event, entitled, “One Somerville,” in observance of national Martin Luther King Jr Day. [Read more…]