The Next Community meeting on the East End Grille project is next Tuesday night April 4th 2017 at the senier center at 165 Broadway 6pm.Possibly the last community meeting before it goes to the planning board soon after this meeting.
All are welcome
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Traffic and Parking Department remind all residents that regular street sweeping schedules officially resume Saturday, April 1, and continue through Dec. 31, 2017. Continue reading REMINDER: Street Sweeping Resumes April 1 in Somerville; New Street Sweeping Alerts Now Available
By Bob Katzen
Bill (H 2998) – The Higher Education Committee has scheduled a public hearing on several bills on April 13 at 10 p.m. in Room A-1 at the Statehouse. Continue reading BEACON HILL DISCUSSES TASK FORCE ON SEXUAL ASSAULT CONCERNS
By Bob Katzen
Bill (S 1565) – Reduces the tax on hard cider. Under current law, the tax on cider and other beverages that contain between 3 percent and 6 percent alcohol is 3 cents per gallon. Continue reading REDUCE THE TAX ON HARD CIDER CONCERNS ON BEACON HILL
By Bob Katzen
Bill (H 1524) – Requires the state to plan and prepare to collect the state’s 6.25 percent sales taxes on all items purchased online if and when the federal government authorizes states to mandate that Internet sellers collect sales taxes. Federal law currently only requires the sales tax to be collected by sellers who have a physical presence like a store or warehouse in the state. Continue reading LAW MAKERS DISCUSS IMPOSiNG SALES TAX ON ITEMS BOUGHT ONLINE
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives on the only roll call from the week of March 27-31. There were no roll calls in the Senate last week. Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll CallVolume 41 – Report No. 13 March 27-31, 2017
$16 MILLION FOR SMALL BRIDGE REPAIRS – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has awarded 36 cities and towns grants to fund the repair of bridges that are 20 or fewer feet in length. This 5-year, $50 million program was approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker last August. It will reimburse communities up to $500,000 per year to repair these small bridges, which are not eligible for federal aid. The funds can be used for the design, construction and administrative costs for the preservation, rehabilitation or replacement of these bridges.
Supporters, noting there are some 1,300 small bridges across the state, say that many of these are in desperate need of repair or replacement and are at high risk for full or partial closure in the near future if action is not taken. Continue reading Somerville Not On List of Municipal Small Bridge Program Award Winners
I am extending my heart felt gratitude and indescribable feelings of love and strength to everyone, every single one of all the beautiful people I have known and have come to know throughout the past twenty two years for the loss of my daughter Deanna Cremin and throughout the last month for the loss of my daughter Christine Cremin. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:A Letter of Thanks by Katherine Cremin
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, March 31, the 90th day of 2017 with 275 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:28 and sunset is @ 7:08. 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: 1492 – King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain issued the Alhambra edict expelling Jews who were unwilling to convert to Christianity. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, March 30, the 89th day of 2017 with 276 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:30 and sunset is @ 7:06. 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: 1533 – Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Register today for the 21st annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle on Saturday, May 20th https://mysticriver.org/herring-run-paddle – note the new date! The event includes a 5K road race, a 3, 9 or 12 mile paddling race on the Mystic River, a family friendly bicycle ride and much more. Register by May 1st for your free organic cotton T-shirt. Continue reading RUN, WALK OR PADDLE FOR THE HERRING!
Please join us for the annual Mystic River Earth Day clean-up on Sat. April 29th! We will be picking up litter and removing invasive plants from Torbert MacDonald Park in Medford during this family stewardship event. All supplies are provided. Continue reading GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY FOR THE MYSTIC
Alexie Torres-Fleming was named one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” in 2009 by the Utne Reader.
Continue reading Mystic River Watershed Association March 2017 E-Newsletter
Photos by Frank Santangelo
By William Tauro
This past Wednesday night, dozens of residents came out to celebrate Somerville’s 175th Birthday on Broadway.
The month of March officially marks 175 years since Somerville separated from Charlestown (in 1842).
Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOMERVILLE! CITY CELEBRATES A “VERY SOMERVILLE” PARTY AT SOMERVILLE-CHARLESTOWN LINE
The new Kingdom Rock Children’s Village (KRCV), Davis Square will add to the list of quality group-care providers in the Somerville area for infants through pre-kindergartners. Continue reading NEW KINGDOM ROCK CHILDREN’S VILLAGE SHOWCASES INDOOR PLAYGROUND IN SOMERVILLE
Somerville, MA – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty’s (Verani) Somerville office had three of its top agents receive national recognition for their high sales performance.
Continue reading Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty’s Somerville Top Sales Professionals Take Home National Honors
22 years ago, Deanna spent her last day here on earth…let’s honor her memory today by paying it forward and performing any random act of kindness throughout the day. Continue reading Somerville Remembering Deanna Cremin’s Memory on Her 22nd Anniversary of Her Unsolved Murder
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, March 29, the 88th day of 2017 with 277 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:31 and sunset is @ 7:05. 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: 1461 – Edward IV secured his claim to the English thrown by defeating Henry VI’s Lancastrians at the battle of Towdon. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
May 21st from 10am-5pm
Continue reading Polished Mane Salon: HAIRraising Event
This MBTA owned property, yes the Homans building has been like this since the last snowstorm. And that was over two weeks ago how much longer will it stay like this? Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Why is Somerville’s Homans Building in so much disarray? Who is to blame for this now?
Fact is, based on what we have been able to uncover, that Somerville is no longer a Sanctuary City and hasn’t been legally designated a sanctuary city since 1989. If Somerville is a Sanctuary City, will someone please show us proof of this? Until then, we contend that Somerville is no longer a Sanctuary City and it hasn’t been for quite some time. Since 1989, to be exact. Continue reading Is Somerville Really a Sanctuary City or Not? Or Is It A 30 Year Old Bluff!