GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, May 1, the 122nd day day of 2016 with 244 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:39 and sunset is @ 7:43. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 0408 – Theodosius II succeeded to the throne of Constantinople.  [Read more…]

The Ville From Above Photos by Frank Santangelo 

   
 
This week’s Somerville News Weekly Aerial Ville Photos Series “The Ville From Above”  [Read more…]

Somerville Arts Council Film Festival in Union Sq.

   
 
Photos by Frank Santangelo 

By William Tauro 

This past Saturday evening, Somerville Arts Council and SCATV hosted their seasonal series Film Festival in Union Sq for a film festival with short films by local filmmakersits. [Read more…]

Fred Caruso Honored By Somerville Little League

  

By William Tauro 

This past Saturday, the Somerville Little League honored the late Fred Caruso at the 2016 Somerville Little League Opening Day Ceremony with an award presented for all his over 50 years of dedicated service as a volunteer to the league and touching so many lives.  [Read more…]

Somerville Little League Opening Day Ceremonies 2016

   
 

Photos by Frank Santangelo 

By William Tauro 

The Somerville Little League opening day ceremonies for the entire league and T-Ball Clinic began this past Saturday April 30th at Conway Field on Somerville Avenue and it’ll run every Saturday until June 11th.   [Read more…]

Somerville Spring Cleanup Day 2016

   
 
Photos by Frank Santangelo 

By William Tauro 

This past Saturday the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville, and Comcast Cares hosted the annual Spring Cleanup and Community Barbecue. 
[Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, April 30, the 121st day day of 2016 with 245 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:40 and sunset is @ 7:42. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 0030 – Jesus of Nazareth was crucified.  [Read more…]

Somerville Police Department Gets Two New Lieutenants

   
 Photos by Kim Moss

Congratulations to police officers Chris Ward and Diego Deoliveria who were both promoted to Lieutenant this past Thursday evening at a ceremony at Somerville City Hall.  [Read more…]

Somerville Fire Department Gets a New Lieutenant

  
 

Photos by Kim Moss

Congratulations to Michael Khoury who was promoted to Lieutenant this past Thursday evening  at city hall for the Somerville Fire Department.
[Read more…]

Somerville News Weekly Special Person Of The Week Joanne Riviecco  

  
By Frank Santangelo 

Joanne Riviecco was born and raised in Cambridge. She moved to Somerville in 1983 to buy her first home. Her children were young, Franke 6 and Patrick 3 . 
[Read more…]

Important Events & Meetings In The Next Two Weeks by Mark Niedergang, Ward 5 Alderman

   
 
Saturday April 30, 2 PM, March to City Hall to support Fossil Fuel Divestment from Somerville’s pension fund – meet at Davis Square Plaza. RSVP and updates at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1717044895178292/ [Read more…]

Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 41 – Report No. 17 April 25-29, 2015

  
By Bob Katzen 
   
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of April 25-29.
APPROVE $39.5 BILLION FISCAL 2016 STATE BUDGET (H 4200) [Read more…]

Tufts Women’s Basketball Team Receives Citation From City

   
 
The Tufts women’s basketball team recently received citations from the city of Somerville for their successful season. [Read more…]

Teamsters Local 25 Autism Fund donated more than $350,000

  

This week the Teamsters Local 25 Autism Fund donated more than $350,000 to nonprofits in Greater Boston, including Autism Speaks,  [Read more…]

Meet The  Somerville High School Girls Varsity Softball Co-Captains 2016

  

Photo:Kayla Linahan, Alivia Baker, Jessica Mantia 

Photo of the Week:Spring on the Mystic River

  
Hello,

 This is a picture taken today on the foot bridge over near Shore Drive.

It points out the need to clean up the river and it certainly celebrates Spring.

 Mary Robertson

Somerville, MA

A Letter to Secretary & CEO MassDOT Stephanie Pollack Re:Re: May 5 GLX Meeting Cancelation

  

 After this past Wednesday’s Green Line Extension public meeting, MassDOT announced that the final public meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 5th at St. Clement’s Parish Hall in Medford was cancelled. Attached is a copy of the letter sent by the Somerville and Medford legislative delegations to Secretary Pollack requesting that this final GLX public meeting be reinstated.

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Dear Secretary Pollack,

 

We are writing to express our deep frustration at the recent announcement canceling the final opportunity for members of the public to comment on the proposed revision of the Green Line Extension. [Read more…]

You Never Know Where You Will Find The Somerville News Weekly!

   

 
Hazel Evans & Maureen Spear of Somerville found a copy of The Somerville News Weekly newspaper while in Lake George on a Council on Aging trip!

Send us your photos to: Wmtauro@Bostonnewsgroup.com

Greater Somerville – Rebuilding Somerville High School

Greater Somerville – Rebuilding Somerville High School
On this episode of Greater Somerville, the Chair of the SHS Building Committee, Tony Pierantozzi, discusses the preferred design and site option for the new Somerville High School with the architect, and host Joe Lynch. 
This is a co-production of Greater Somerville and SCATV.

Somerville Pop Warner News:Somerville Pop Warner President Roger Desrochers Honored

   
 
By William Tauro 

 Somerville Pop Warner President Roger Desrochers was recently presented an award through National Pop Warner for:
1. Male volunteer of the year in eastern Massachusetts 

2. Male volunteer of the year for all of New England
A letter was submitted to the eastern ma board on Roger’s behalf and he was chosen as the male volunteer of the year for eastern ma. [Read more…]

Somerville Chamber of Commerce:Taste of Somerville Tickets on Sale Now

   
   

THE TASTE OF SOMERVILLE IN DAVIS SQUARE WILL FEATURE 60+ LOCAL RESTAURANTS, BREWERIES, AND WINERIES. [Read more…]

7th Annual Inspiration Celebration Benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs in Somerville and Medford to Be Held on May 4, 2016

   
 
 

Somerville, MA – The 2016 Inspiration Celebration benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County – with Clubs in Medford and Somerville, MA – will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm at the Center for Arts at the Armory at 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA. Tickets are $75 per person and are still available for purchase online at http://www.kidsclubs.org or by calling our offices at (617) 764-5958. [Read more…]

SOMERVILLE TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY, APRIL 30

  

Dispose of unwanted prescription medication at one of three sites in Somerville.

 

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Somerville Health and Human Services, Police and Fire Departments announced today that, in collaboration with the efforts of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the “National Prescription Drug Take-Back” program, Somerville will celebrate [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

  

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, April 29, the 120th day day of 2016 with 246 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:41 and sunset is @ 7:41. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1289 – Qala’un, the Sultan of Egypt, captured Tripoli. 
[Read more…]

Somerville Thanks Somerville Auxiliary Police Chief Jerry Carvalho

   
 
Congratulations Somerville Auxiliary Police Chief Jerry Carvalho, who tonight stepped down as Chief of the SAPD after 40 years of volunteer service; 18 as Chief. [Read more…]

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