GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, February 26, the 57th day of 2017 with 308 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:24 and sunset is @ 5:29. The New Moon is exact @ 9:59 AM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from the Island of Elba. He then began his second conquest of France.  [Read more…]

Mark Niedergang, Ward 5 Alderman, Re-Election Campaign Kickoff March 8 at Olde Magoun’s Saloon

Somerville, MA: Kicking off a run for a third term as the Ward 5 Alderman in Somerville, Mark Niedergang will host a re-election fundraiser at Olde Magoun’s Saloon on Wednesday, March 8, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Special guest State Representative Christine Barber will speak and complimentary food will be served. [Read more…]

Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 41 – Report No, 8 February 20-24, 2017

By Bob Katzen 

   THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reviews local legislators’ votes on the transgender protection law approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in 2016. [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, February 25, the 56th day of 2017 with 309 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:26 and sunset is @ 5:28. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1570 – England’s Queen Elizabeth I was excommunicated by Pope Pius V.  [Read more…]

Boston Bruins Mascot “Blades” in Somerville at Victor’s Deli 


Photos by Frank Santangelo 

By William Tauro 

Boston Bruins Mascot “Blades” worked the lunch crowd at Victor’s Deli this past Saturday afternoon. 
Hundreds of Bruins fans came to see Blades the famous mascot while feasting on some of Victor’s fine foods and made a joyous afternoon out of it.   [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, February 24, the 55th day of 2017 with 310 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:28 and sunset is @ 5:27. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1803 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled itself to be the final interpreter of all constitutional issues.  [Read more…]

Was It Written Somewhere In The Oath?

By William Tauro 

With all this controversy about sanctuary cities and whether it’s legal or not and whether it’s even a sanctuary city or not, is a police officer’s oath of office being violated in this? [Read more…]

Rei Da Picanha King of Sirloin on Broadway Somerville 

Somerville Auxiliary Fire/Rescue Training 

By Mike Salvi

The SAFD conducted a series of trainings this past week for its members. LT. Mike Salvi and Firefighter Joe Coughlin led the training to show members the importance of RIT and ways out of an emergency situation in a building.  [Read more…]

Call On Demand Storage

Battle of Bunker Hill/ Saint Patrick’s Day Boxing In Somerville 

Nunziato Park & Stormwater Project Meeting, February 22

 

The City of Somerville’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, and the City Engineering Department, invite all interested community members to the next community meeting in a public meeting series to discuss construction updates and park design for the upcoming Nunziato Field Stormwater and Park reconstruction project. [Read more…]

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND MEETING AGENDA

 
Somerville Redevelopment Authority

Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 5:30 pm

Somerville High School Library

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Somerville High School Competes on WGBH’s High School Quiz Show This Week

Somerville High School faces off against Acton-Boxborough High School this week on WGBH’s High School Quiz Show. Somerville competed against Acton-Boxborough in the Season 5 Semifinals (watch episode https://youtu.be/3A9jFpJ8TTo) and on Season 7 (watch episode https://youtu.be/oAFJZkcG8NA).

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Alex Foster Foundation Fundraiser

This March, the Alex Foster Foundation (AFF) will host their first fundraiser. AFF is a 501c3 charitable organization whose mission is to educate and raise awareness about addiction, and to offer support to those who are struggling with addiction and their families. The Foster family formed the foundation after the loss of Alex, their son and brother, at the age of 28 in 2014. That year, almost 1,400 people in Massachusetts died from Substance Use Disorder. [Read more…]

Somerville Condominium Review Board Seeking New Member

Somerville resident sought for open Condominium Review Board seat.

Somerville’s Condominium Review Board is seeking a new member. Board members are appointed for a three-year term and this vacancy [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, February 22, the 53rd day of 2017 with 312 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:31 and sunset is @ 5:24. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1630 – Quadequine introduced popcorn to English colonists at their first Thanksgiving dinner. 
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Car Engine Fire In Somerville

Photos by Frank Santangelo 

Late Tuesday afternoon, Somerville Firefighters extinguished a fire of a motor vehicle’s engine compartment that burst into flames.  [Read more…]

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS –SOMERVILLE CITY CABLE CONNECTION_City TV (13 RCN/22 COMCAST) & Educational Channel 15 (15)


*Programs and broadcast times can change due to event addition or cancellation.
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Somerville Remembering Michael “George” Bishop

Photo: Michael and his wife Joan Bishop and their great granddaughter, Brianna Bishop.
Michael George Bishop went by the name of George. He moved to Somerville from East Boston in the 1950’s, to Puritan Road in the Ten Hills. He worked at Harvard University for his whole career and was active at St. Polycarp Church and then St. Ann’s when St. Polycarp closed.  [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, February 21, the 52nd day of 2017 with 313 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:32 and sunset is @ 5:23. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1804 – The first self-propelled locomotive on rails was demonstrated in Wales.  [Read more…]

Boston Herald Radio With Mayor Joe Curtatone on Immigration

Went on Herald Radio this a.m. Talked about immigration and snow. Just want to say that these two issue make for a useful contrast. Snow is a concrete problem. It can be a massive and costly problem. It can create lots of side issues (trash removal, parking, kids missing too many school days), but we know what we’re dealing with and generally how to handle it, even when it requires a ton of work. It’s got a hammer-and-nail solution. [Read more…]

This Is Why Somerville Is A Sanctuary City By Mayor Joseph Curtatone 

This is a perfect example of why Somerville is a sanctuary city. We want the victims of crimes to be able to come forward. We want to arrest domestic abusers. That makes our community safer. Driving people underground, making them fearful to report crimes because they or someone close to them might get rounded up for deportation ultimately puts more criminals on our streets. [Read more…]

February 21st 2017 The Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online

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Anniversary of Henry Hansen, An American Hero From Somerville

   
 

By Skip Murray

On the morning of February 23, 1945, American soldiers took the summit of Mt. Suribachi, in The Battle of Iwo Jima. Once the summit was taken, an American flag was raised.
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