GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, December 02, the 337th day of 2016 with 29 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:55 and sunset is @ 4:12. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1804 – Napoleon was crowned emperor of France at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.  [Read more…]

Somerville’s 2016 Christmas Tree Lighting at City Hall


Photos by Frank Santangelo 

 

Hundreds of residents joined Mayor Joseph Curtatone and City staff for Somerville’s annual Christmas tree lighting celebration and a visit from Santa Claus this past Thursday night on the City Hall Concourse.  [Read more…]

Somerville Redevelopment Authority Seeking New Member

Applicants Sought for Vacant Somerville Redevelopment Authority Position
SOMERVILLE – The Somerville Redevelopment Authority (SRA), which is tasked with implementation of the City’s urban renewal plans, is seeking applicants to fill a current vacancy on the five-member board. [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, December 01, the 336th day of 2016 with 30 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:54 and sunset is @ 4:12. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1835 – Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales.  [Read more…]

Call Jackie for City of Somerville Updates 

Have you found yourself wondering why your friends were talking about getting calls from Jackie Rossetti? Sign up for City alerts and find out what all the hubbub is about… [Read more…]

Repeal Day at Brass Union-Union Square lounge to host speakeasy fete on December 5

 

WHAT: In celebration of the 83rd anniversary of Repeal Day on December 5, Brass Union in Somerville’s Union Square will serve up a selection of classic cocktails to transport revelers back to the Gilded Age. Beverage Director Paulo Pereira will shake and stir a variety of classic cocktails for $11 including: Ketel One Martini (Ketel One, vermouth, orange bitters); Bulleit Old Fashioned (Bulleit Bourbon, sugar, aromatic, orange bitters); and, the Don Julio Paloma (Don Julio Silver, lime, crème de cassis, ginger beer). [Read more…]

Naveo Credit Union collects 20 grocery totes filled with non-perishables to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition’s Project Soup Food Pantry.  

 

(Somerville, MA) Naveo Credit Union collected non-perishables during their annual Harvest Food Drive to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition’s (SHC) Project Soup food pantry. [Read more…]

RESPOND’s Founding Mothers recognized it in the 1970s and we know it’s still true today- domestic violence can happen to anyone

“We all have secrets… This is mine: I fell in love with and married a man who beat me regularly and nearly killed me…If only being blonde and well-educated were enough to defang life’s demons.”
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AG HEALEY ANNOUNCES NEW HOTLINE TO REPORT INCIDENTS OF BIAS-MOTIVATED THREATS, HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE

The hotline will be managed by attorneys and staff in the AG’s Office. While not every incident will be appropriate for legal action, the AG’s Office will be tracking reports and appropriate matters may be referred to local law enforcement or the Attorney General’s Criminal Bureau. [Read more…]

Stop Graffiti Vandalism in Somerville


STOP Graffiti Vandalism! Know the steps! Report the graffiti to 311, sign up for a graffiti removal waiver if your property was vandalized. Visit the City of Somerville Website for more details on the Graffiti Policy. #staysafe #getprepared #knowthesteps #SomervilleMA #community

Congratulations to the Boston Shamrocks Elite Woman’s Hockey Club


There they are ! Your U-19 Tier 2 State Champions~ Congratulations Girls!

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, November 30, the 335th day of 2016 with 31 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:53 and sunset is @ 4:12. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1700 – 8,000 Swedish troops under King Charles XII defeated an army of at least 50,000 Russians at the Battle of Narva. King Charles XII died on this day.  [Read more…]

Somerville Police Department Good News

On November 22nd, Beth Roche and Jennifer Caranfa were invited to visit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.<!–more–>  This visit was to thank them for their continued support of raising money for The Jimmy Fund in honor of friend/coworker Officer Sean Collier. Over the last four years, they have raised over $20,000 with their Annual Collier Kickball Extravaganza. Our thanks to our Somerville Community, friends, and family who attended this event. #SomervilleMA #Community #DonatingForAGoodCause #charityevent Somerville Times
 Beth and Jen, along with Officer Timothy Van Nostrand, Maureen DiPaolo, volunteers, player, and local businesses work tirelessly year round to organize this amazing event. Every year this event received bigger turnouts than previous years, and it is a small way of keeping Officer Sean Collier’s memory alive. All proceeds from this annual event are donated directly to The Jimmy Fund in Officer Sean Collier’s memory.  
The Jimmy Fund was a charity that Officer Sean Collier donated a portion of his earnings to, ever since he was able to earn a paycheck. Even though this event doesn’t pull in millions of dollars, Beth and Jen feel every little bit donated helps to find a cure for cancer. #collierstrong

Somerville Launches Week-Long Exploration into Computer Science and Coding with 2016 Hour of Code Kickoff on December 5th

2016 event includes special activities that allow students to dig deeper into STEM world

 

Somerville, MA – What do Star Wars, Minecraft, Moana, MatLab, Kodable and Vidcode have in common? [Read more…]

Somerville Sports Club

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, MENORAH LIGHTING, ILLUMINATIONS TOUR CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN SOMERVILLE IN DECEMBER 2016

 

SOMERVILLE – Join Mayor Curtatone and City staff for Somerville’s annual holiday celebrations, kicking off on Thursday, December 1, with the Christmas Tree Lighting and visit from Santa Claus, on the City Hall Concourse. [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 Susan Caron, Henry Korecki, Janet Belloste Flynn, Tracy Desmond, Peter Forcellese, John J Alberts, Lee Anderson, Joanne Montalto Keefe, Scott Wells, Nicole Walsh, Jake Owens, Dom “Mr Dee” DeFrancisco and happy 79th birthday Joe Staples and happy 9th birthday to Zayla! [Read more…]

Somerville’s Christmas  Tree Lighting at City Hall


Join us this Thursday as the City Hall concourse gets lit for the holidays. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. and we’ll be lighting the Christmas tree with Santa’s arrival around 6. Santa will be sticking around to visit with children and hand out gifts in the Somerville High School Field House.

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, November 29, the 334th day of 2016 with 32 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:52 and sunset is @ 4:13. The New Moon is exact @ 7:20 AM EST. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1530 – Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, former adviser to England’s King Henry VIII, died.  [Read more…]

November 29th, 2016 The Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online

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Somerville News Weekly Magic Moments Series


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

Sent in by our readers! [Read more…]

The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person Of The Week Mark Haley Sr. 

 

Somerville Remembering Mark Haley Sr.

 By William Tauro 

 Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Mark HaleySr.

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Best of Somerville:Carroll & Sons Roofing INC

Roof & Gutter Specialist. Established 1962. Call Today @ 508-423-0262 or 617-625-8334

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Free estimates, senior citizen discount, affordable rates. Roofing repair, commercial roofs, gutter repair, home improvement.

Somerville Remembering Kevin Crotty


Kevin Crotty was a lifelong Somerville resident who made friends throughout the city wherever he went. [Read more…]

Somerville Resident Publishes Book:Dying Well Prepared

Local Somerville resident Alan Bingham has just published a guide book on how to manage life when faced with terminal disease. Titled “Dying Well Prepared:Conversations and Choices for Terminal Patients”, the book is published by Outskirts Press and available on Amazon as paperback or e-book. [Read more…]