GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, February 28, the 59th day of 2017 with 306 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:21 and sunset is @ 5:32. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1827 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first railroad incorporated for commercial transportation of people and freight.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

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 Brian Gay, Bernice Laroche, Terri Medeiros, Nora Siciliano, Sean Fitzgerald, Dana Iacopucci, Marilyn Lillis, Stan Dobrowolski, Ed Griffin, Happy 87th Birthday to Jim Fitzgerald and Happy Birthday to little Liam!
Sent in by our readers! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week 

The LEGO Batman Movie Days Coming in March to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston/Somerville 

LEGOLAND® Parks and LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers to Celebrate The LEGO® Batman™ Movie Around the World With Exclusive Special Event in 2017

 

Scene-Stealing DC Super Hero to Headline The LEGO® Batman™ Movie Days In Boston Every Weekend in March

  Continue reading The LEGO Batman Movie Days Coming in March to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston/Somerville 

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Joseph NICOLORO (Shoplifting) at Star Market 

On Saturday February 25, 2017 at approximately 1804, I Officer Randy Isaacs along with Officer Pasqualino was dispatched to 15 McGrath HWY (Sav Mor Discount Liquors) for an individual who just shoplifted from the store. While en route dispatch informed us the individual ran to Twin City Shopping Center and is now located inside Star Market. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Joseph NICOLORO (Shoplifting) at Star Market 

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Ronie DEOLIVEIRA (Unlicensed Operation of MV & Wellesley/Framingham Warrants

On 02/24/2017, I Officer Joseph S. Teves was working in full uniform assigned to the Somerville Police Dept. traffic unit. I was performing selective traffic enforcement at the intersection of Washington Street and Webster Ave. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Ronie DEOLIVEIRA (Unlicensed Operation of MV & Wellesley/Framingham Warrants

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Manuel PEREZ & Jose PENA (PWID A, Conspiracy, Drug Violation Near School)

On 02/21/17, I was contacted by Sergeant Capasso who had information that XXXXX, a resident of YY Endicott Ave, was actively using heroin. Shortly after this conversation, Somerville Crime Analyst ZZZZZ issued an SPD Crime Bulletin based on intelligence received from Detective Perrone. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Manuel PEREZ & Jose PENA (PWID A, Conspiracy, Drug Violation Near School)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Denise PEREZ (Larceny) & William DONOVAN (Shoplifting, Poss. Burglarious Instument, Removal of Theft Detection Device)Sals Fifth Ave at Assembly Row

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, while working full uniformed patrol for the Alpha Unit, I (Officer Patrick Canty) was contacted on my department issued cell phone by Off Saks Fifth Ave Loss Prevention Officer, XXXXX. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Denise PEREZ (Larceny) & William DONOVAN (Shoplifting, Poss. Burglarious Instument, Removal of Theft Detection Device)Sals Fifth Ave at Assembly Row

Applications Due March 1 for 2017 Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program

The City of Somerville’s Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program (UAAP) is now accepting applications for the 2017 class. The UAAP, which is taught by Somerville-based Green City Growers, offers free training around urban growing techniques to 20 residents each year in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer service in garden projects throughout the city. Continue reading Applications Due March 1 for 2017 Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program

CITY SEEKING PARTICIPANTS FOR 2017 ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM

Residents may sign up for no-cost Mass Save Home Energy Assessment and a variety of energy upgrades

 

SOMERVILLE – Both Somerville residents and the City stand to benefit if 1,500 Somerville households sign up for a no-cost Mass Save® Home Energy Assessment in 2017 as part of the City’s Be SEEN! program (Be Somerville Energy Efficient Now!). Continue reading CITY SEEKING PARTICIPANTS FOR 2017 ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM

President Trump Invited to Speak in Somerville During City’s 175th Anniversary 


Photos by William Tauro 

By William Tauro

The Somerville News Weekly extended an open invitation to President Donald J Trump to come to Somerville Massachusetts during the city’s 175th birthday and speak on related issues concerning his first two months in office, the economy, his new immigration policies and the Green Line Extension Project.  Continue reading President Trump Invited to Speak in Somerville During City’s 175th Anniversary 

The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Eileen Costa


By Frank Santangelo 

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Eileen Costa

Eileen Costa grew up on a quiet dead end street in Somerville with five siblings and five cousin next door. She got married thirty eight years ago and bought a house five blocks from there (where she still resides. Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:Eileen Costa

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, February 27, the 58th day of 2017 with 307 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:3and sunset is @ 5:30. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1700 – The Pacific Island of New Britain was discovered.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

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.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

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