GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, July 30, the 212th day of 2016 with 154 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:34 and sunset is @ 8:06. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter & Mars.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1502 – Christopher Columbus landed at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.  [Read more…]

Somerville Firefighter:Guardsmen rescue woman stranded in hot car for days

Guardsmen rescue woman stranded in hot car for days
By The Associated Press
Staff Sgt. Steven Littlefield/Army

From left, Massachusetts National Guard Staff Sgt. Dana Francis, Sgt. Tommy Coppola, Spc. John Shively and Pfc. Aaron Amardey-Wellington helped rescue a New Jersey woman Monday who was severely dehydrated after being stranded in some woods near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. less

LAKEHURST, N.J. — A woman was stranded in a wooded area for days without food but collected rainwater to drink before soldiers from the Massachusetts Army National Guard happened upon her car and saved her, officials said

http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2016/07/28/guardsmen-rescue-woman-stranded-hot-car-days/87675538/

Senate Passes Elder Workforce Bill Addressing Elder Abuse

 

BOSTON – On Thursday, the Senate passed a critical piece of legislation relative to the workforce caring for older adults in Massachusetts. S. 2466, An Act relative to the commonwealth’s direct-care workforce for elderly and disabled consumers, will begin the important process of reviewing the current status of and future needs for this workforce across the Commonwealth. The bill is comprised of various legislative initiatives filed by Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) over several sessions.

 

In light of a growing need to review the workforce needs, Senator Jehlen also filed an amendment to the underlying bill that would fix a regulation gap that currently exists in how the state tracks elder abuse complaints that occur in assisted living residences. [Read more…]

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Why Job-Hunting Millennials Could Find APerfect Match With The Federal Government


By Ann Vanderslice

The greying of the federal-government workforce could soon create a hiring crisis as a large swath of older workers retires in the coming years and a new generation declines to fill the breach. [Read more…]

Somerville Council on AgingWeekly Organizational Updates & Information

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

36th Annual Mayor’s Senior Picnic – Wednesday, August 3rd from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. – Powderhouse Park – (rain date: Friday, August 5th) – food, dancing, music, entertainment and prizes galore. Tickets available by contacting Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300. [Read more…]

Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 41 – Report No. 30 July 25-29, 2016

By Bob Katzen 

   THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Both houses of the Legislature overrode dozens of Gov. Charlie Baker’s 256 vetoes of spending and other items in the recently signed $38.92 billion fiscal 2017 state budget. [Read more…]

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone’s Post Rally Statement 


Somerville, I love you.

Yesterday we had a bunch of protests, two in favor of #BlackLivesMatter and one against it. The numbers were overwhelming in favor of the “for” side, just like our local response has been overwhelming in favor of the for side. [Read more…]

Somerville Police Union Rally Speech at City Hall


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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, July 29, the 211th day of 2016 with 155 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:33 and sunset is @ 8:08. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter & Mars.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1588 – The English defeated the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines.  [Read more…]

Somerville Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang’s Comments Post Rallies

Three Black Lives Matter banner protests last night were all peaceful and respectful. Thanks be to God! I was worried but so glad there was no reason to be. I am glad that Mayor Curtatone is standing firm on keeping the banner up. The new banner sends a great message too. [Read more…]

Black Lives Matter Counter Protests In Union Square Photos

Photos by Kim Moss
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Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone’s Statement To The Police Rally as Well as Counter Protests & Photos


Photos by Kim Moss


Our understanding is that there will be both a police rally as well as counter protests attended by Somerville residents and others. We respect all three group’s right to protest. [Read more…]

Statement of Somerville Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang Regarding Police & BLM Rally



Black Lives Matter! — I support 1000% Mayor Curtatone’s perspective and refusal to meet the Somerville Police Employees Association President’s demand that the City remove the Black Lives Matter banner hanging on City Hall. [Read more…]

Fishin’with a Mission This Coming Weekend!

Statement of Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone Regarding Police & Counter Protest Rallys

Our understanding is that there will be both a police rally as well as counter protests attended by Somerville residents and others. We respect all three group’s right to protest.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, July 28, the 210th day of 2016 with 156 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:32 and sunset is @ 8:09. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter & Mars.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1821 – Peru declared its independence from Spain.  [Read more…]

Reality Bites by James A. Norton: What do you mean “Black Lives Matter”? Reincarnated post from August 25, 2015    


  
Now that I have your attention, let me elaborate. ALL lives matter. Black, white, brown, beige, yellow, purple – it doesn’t matter – all lives matter, period. This isn’t Ferguson MO or Hicksticks TN – this is Somerville, once part of Boston. [Read more…]

New Banner Hanging Over Somerville City Hall


Photos by Somerville News Weekly Drone 
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Somerville Remembering Robert Anthony Salvo


Pleasant Point and Biddeford – Robert Anthony Salvo, 32, passed away with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Maine Medical Center in Portland following a courageous battle with a rare form of cancer. [Read more…]

Does A Company’s Reputation Rest On The Shoulders Of The CEO?


By Karen Tiber Leland

When you think Facebook, you think Mark Zuckerberg.

When you think Amazon.com, you think Jeff Bezos.

These and other examples of celebrity corporate leaders show that a CEO’s personal brand can work in concert with the corporation’s brand, helping elevate both in the public’s eye. [Read more…]

Somerville Theatre to show rare silent feature film starring Mary Pickford


Intense melodrama ‘Stella Maris’ (1918) to be screened in 35mm and with live music
SOMERVILLE, Mass.—She was a pioneering figure in early cinema, and all the more remarkable because she worked in an otherwise male-dominated industry.
She was Mary Pickford, one of biggest superstars of the silent film era, as well as a major force behind the cameras during her long career. [Read more…]

NAACP MYSTIC VALLEY BRANCH RESPONSES DIRECTLY TO SOMERVILLE POLICE EMPLOYEE’S ASSOCIATION’S LETTER REQUESTING REMOVAL BLACK LIVES MATTER BANNER

 

 

Medford, MA – July 27, 2016

Today in a letter addressed to Somerville Police Employee’s Association the Mystic Valley Area Branch of NAACP responded to the Police Union’s request that Mayor Curtatone of Somerville remove a Black Lives Matter banner from City Hall. [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, July 27, the 209th day of 2016 with 157 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:31 and sunset is @ 8:10. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter & Mars.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1214 – At the Battle of Bouvines in France, Philip Augustus of France defeated John of England.  [Read more…]

Somerville Remembering William (Billy O) O’keefe


William O’keefe( Billy O) Of Somerville passed away peacefully in his home on July 26th Beloved and loving husband of Cornelia O’ Keefe of 40 years loving father of William O’Keefe Jr and His companion Gail of Haverhill loving father of Connor O’Keefe and his wife Megan Hayes O’Keefe of Tyngsboro devoted father to his only daughter Courtney Catherine O’Keefe former Ward 5 alderman . [Read more…]

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