Columbus Day Holiday Monday October 12th


The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Joshua McCann


Joshua McCann -a Somerville resident for 26 years, currently living in the East Somerville area where he has been living for the past 17 years! Joshua has participated in many events in the city and he is an active member of the Somerville Auxiliary Fire Dept.  [Read more…]


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, October 09, the 282nd day of 2015 with 83 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:49 and sunset is @ 6:14. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1635 – Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished from Massachusetts because he had spoken out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away land that belonged to the Indians. Williams had founded Providence, Rhode Island as a place for people to seek religious freedom.  [Read more…]

RSVP Somerville Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner & Powderhouse Awards

Please join us for Somerville Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner & John W. Fitzgerald Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation 

6:30 P.M. Reception; 7:30 P.M. Dinner; Thursday, November 5, 2015

Holiday Inn, 30 Washington Street   

Table of 8 guests ($800); non-members ($1,200)  

Individuals $100 per person; non-members ($150)

Sponsorships available   

RSVP to     

Register: Somerville Chamber’s special Legoland Adult Night

Chamber members welcome for a very special


Legoland Adult Night (21+)  

Legoland Discovery Center   

598 Assembly Row Somerville, MA 02145

6:00 PM, Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Cash bar – no credit cards – for beer & wine         

Price: $10.00 per person (at the door)

Building a Better Block in Winter Hill

About fifty residents took part in a community meeting in the shell of a new Winter Hill business last Monday. The community members met to share ideas and brainstorm a vision for the future of Broadway. The City of Somerville brought in urban planning firm Better Block to help lead discussion and take concrete steps towards improvements. 
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Somerville’s Giving Tuesday Kicks Off

GivingTuesday is the first Tuesday in December (this year that’s December 1!), and it is an annual global day of giving that helps to raise funds and awareness for important causes everywhere. In Somerville, 14 nonprofit organizations are joining forces to collaborate on a second-annual joint fundraising effort as part of the international GivingTuesday program. Learn more about GivingTuesday in this segment and find out how you can support this cause!

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Somerville Studios Bring New Vibrancy to Printmaking

Printmaking is one the world’s oldest arts, and today’s printmaking techniques may be some of the least understood. Reporter Kelly Thomas takes us to two printmaking studios in Somerville that are bringing artists together and keeping the process vibrant.

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Narcan is Saving Lives

The opioid reversing drug Narcan is saving the lives of overdose victims. Getting the drug to victims quickly can make the difference between life and death. Karishma Desai reports on the efforts to make this tool in the battle against opioid deaths more available.

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Police Body Cams & more in SNN #50


Police body cameras are also getting a lot of attention these days. Somerville is among the Massachusetts cities and towns that are taking steps to add the cameras to their policing strategy. Pilot programs around the state are getting a good response. But the new technology requires new policies, protocols and extensive police training. Ellie Romano reports. 

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Jamie and Lynda Norton Are Grandparents Again


Congratulations to the proud and happy grandparents, Lynda and our Co-Publisher Jamie Norton on the birth of their new granddaughter Nevaeh Celeste Harrison.  [Read more…]

Greater Somerville Chats Up the Somerville High School Scholarship Foundation 

Watch the episode here.

Joe Favaloro, president of the SHS Scholarship Foundation, spoke with Greater Somerville’s host Joe Lynch about the mission of the foundation and the upcoming October 17th gala 25th anniversary celebration.

This Presidential Political Season by Skip Murray


I am watching the political news and wow, isn’t Trump making this the most interesting, more than that, astonishing, exciting, political season we have ever seen?  [Read more…]


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, October 08, the 281st day of 2015 with 84 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:48 and sunset is @ 6:15. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1895 – The Berliner Gramophone Company was founded in Philadelphia, PA. 

1904 – “Little Johnny Jones” opened in Hartford, CT.  [Read more…]

The 2015 Great Pumpkin Glow is October 28th

Assemble a Carving Team and Buy Your Tickets Today!


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County serving Medford and Somerville is excited to continue our partnership with BioMed Realty, Genzyme, and ValleyCrest to bring you the 2015 Great Pumpkin Glow!   [Read more…]

Somerville Ward 4 Alderman Tony Lafuente:Union Square Firehouse Debate 

Hello all:

I’m against the administration’s plan to relocate the Union Square Firehouse to 515 Somerville Ave, but the debate around this gives us a good opportunity to look at a comprehensive plan for Somerville’s Fire Department. [Read more…]


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, October 07, the 280th day of 2015 with 85 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:47 and sunset is @ 6:17. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1765 – Nine American colonies sent a total of 28 delegates to New York City for the Stamp Act Congress. The delegates adopted the “Declaration of Rights and Grievances.”  [Read more…]



Family-friendly fun includes games, food, Trick-or-Treating, and “Haunted Pathway” from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Somerville’s Assembly Row Launches Personal Shopping Services with Shift Your Style’s Team of Stylists

VIP service and experience affordable and accessible, customized to The Outlets at Assembly Row, available with a special introductory offer through the end of the year [Read more…]

Anthony L Ciampi Memorial Fund Comedy Night Oct 11th

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October 6th, 2015 The Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online

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Somerville Alderman Mark Niedergang:Demolition of the Quick Mart


Demolition of the Quick Mart at the corner of Cedar St and Highland Ave will begin between Oct 7-14 according to the developer, Brent Berc of BREC LLC. [Read more…]

Here’s Your Weekly Dosage Of The Somerville News Weekly Shout Out Loud!

Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Diane Marie, Gabriel Ciccariello, Mike Capuano, Laurene Falter, Jose Medeiros, Nancy Murphy Curtatone, Michael Buckley, Jean Ferullo-Oconnell, Flaviane Coelho, Randy Goldman, Chris Podymaitis, Patrick Catino and a very Happy 92nd Birthday Mrs Pasquarello [Read more…]

Somerville Overcoming Addiction Goes to Washington

By Joann Bocca Rivieccio  

This past weekend, We the People made history.  Somerville Overcoming Adiction’s Kris Perry Long spoke in front Congress this week representing all of us here in Massachuetts.  [Read more…]

Somerville Remembering Tony Yee


Our condolences go out to the Yee family for the loss of Tony Yee who sadly passed away on Monday.   [Read more…]


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