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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, May 25, the 143rd day of 2017 with 222 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:13 and sunset is @ 8:08. The New Moon is exact @ 3:46 PM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 585 BC – The first known prediction of a solar eclipse was made in Greece.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, May 24, the 142nd day of 2017 with 223 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:14 and sunset is @ 8:07. 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: 1610 – Sir Thomas Gates institutes “laws divine moral and marshal,” a harsh civil code for Jamestown. 
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Letter to the Editor:Director of Fleet Management Ron Bonney, his wife Iwana Bonney on Somerville Redevelopment Authority

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Dear Editor Billy and Somerville News Weekly Speak Up Line,

I wasn’t sure if you were aware that the Director of Fleet Management Ron Bonney, his wife Iwana Bonney, a research doctor at Tufts Medical is on the Somerville Redevelopment Authority! Talk about a conflict tenfold! 
Continue reading Letter to the Editor:Director of Fleet Management Ron Bonney, his wife Iwana Bonney on Somerville Redevelopment Authority

SOMERVILLE’S CARNAVAL JUNE 4 LAUNCHES SEASON OF STREET FESTIVALS: Circus Arts, Music, Dance, Food, Parkour, Local Films, Crafts & More

CITY’S SOMERSTREETS PROGRAM RETURNS FOR SUMMER 2017

Kicking off with “Carnaval” along East Broadway, SomerStreets promotes active living and reconnecting with city neighborhoods Continue reading SOMERVILLE’S CARNAVAL JUNE 4 LAUNCHES SEASON OF STREET FESTIVALS: Circus Arts, Music, Dance, Food, Parkour, Local Films, Crafts & More

Letter to the Editor:In Response to Your Somerville Cash Cow Article Part II

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Dear Bill, Somerville Speak Up Line,

Just finished reading Part II of the Cash Cow series. I’m reminded of something my Portuguese grandmother used to say… “Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear”. I have SEEN a lot of what you write about with my own eyes. Continue reading Letter to the Editor:In Response to Your Somerville Cash Cow Article Part II

Somerville’s Affordable Housing Fight Challenges Progressive Values


By Matthew McLaughlin
 

​The Somerville Planning Board approved a controversial 500 unit luxury apartment complex in Assembly Row this past Thursday. The debate was whether Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT) should respect the 20 percent affordable housing rate passed last year or be held to the previous standard of 12.5 percent. Continue reading Somerville’s Affordable Housing Fight Challenges Progressive Values

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, May 23, the 141st day of 2017 with 224 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:14 and sunset is @ 8:06. 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: 1430 – Joan of Arc was captured by Burgundians. She was then sold to the English.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:Dan Mosher


By Frank Santangelo 

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Dan Mosher

Dan is a lifelong Somerville resident of Somerville. He is a third generation Irish Italian immigrant from a family who’s ancestors came to this country many years ago to find a better life and who call Somerville their home. Continue reading Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:Dan Mosher

Somerville’s Stalled Developments/The Cash Cow “Show Me The Money” Part II

By William Tauro 

Did you ever wonder how and why was the “Director of Fleet Management” position was created and was it created for Ron Bonney at the Somerville DPW?
In Somerville’s 175 year history, a director of fleet management has never existed nor even needed.  Continue reading Somerville’s Stalled Developments/The Cash Cow “Show Me The Money” Part II

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 Vanessa Zappala, Christine A Resmini, Jack Conway, Matthew Larffarello, Ray Snow Jr, Tayla Caggiano, Rob Caggiano, Annette McGloin, Michael Ring, Eileen McMahon Woods, Romell King, Kim Gentile, Willy Medeiros, Carol Toomey, Debbie Mains, Mike Legee, David Miele, Frank Pasquarello, Lenny Silva, Tim Morine, Mark Murdza, Conor James Murphy, Lewis Bacon, Happy 70th Birthday to Pina Mingace and Happy Birthday Little Dillon 

Sent in by our readers!
Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

2017 Mass Motorcycle Association Storms The State House

Click on link to see video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdIsxwTSF5o&sns=em​

Photos and video by William Tauro 

By William Tauro 

The Massachusetts Motorcycle Association was the first to announce a “Storm” was coming on May 18, 2017. 
“Storm The State House” hit the road with dozens of motorcyclists that stormed the Massachusetts State House this past Thursday. Continue reading 2017 Mass Motorcycle Association Storms The State House

CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE NEWLY PAVED COMMUNITY PATH FROM GROVE ST. TO CEDAR ST.


Ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, May 25 at 8:15am on the Community Path at Lexington St. Park
 

SOMERVILLE – Join Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the Somerville Community Preservation Committee (CPC), and the Friends of the Community Path to celebrate the reopening of the Grove-to- Cedar section of the Community Path following repaving work that occurred this month. Continue reading CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE NEWLY PAVED COMMUNITY PATH FROM GROVE ST. TO CEDAR ST.

Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information


 

ONGOING PROGRAMS

 

The Council on Aging wants you! – The SCOA is supporting D.A. Marian Ryan’s Project C.A.R.E. and Project Linus. Helping children of trauma have some comfort in their time of need by providing them with homemade blankets. Help us reach our goal of 200 blankets. Knitted, crochet or handmade fleece accepted. Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Organizational Updates & Information

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Jose PENA (Distribute Class A) & Manuel PEREZ (PWID Class A)


On Thursday, May 11th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Detective Costa was in the area of Edgar Ave. and Heath St. when he observed a white male party known to him as XXXXX, a known narcotics user, traveling on Edgar Ave towards Heath St. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Jose PENA (Distribute Class A) & Manuel PEREZ (PWID Class A)