Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 40 -Report No. 35 September 3, 2015


By Bob Katzen 
   MEMO TO EDITORS: The following may be useful to you if you want additional information on local senators’ 2015 per diems that are included in this week’s report. Per diems are paid by the state to legislators for mileage, meals and lodging. [Read more…]

Somerville Overcoming Addiction’s 2nd Annual Candlelight Memorial Vigil



GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, September 03, the 247th day of 2015 with 119 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:10 and sunset is @ 7:17. 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: 1189 – England’s King Richard I was crowned in Westminster.  [Read more…]

Credit Union President Donates His Hair for Cancer

 Somerville, MA—Stephen G. Burgess, President & Chairman of Somerville’s Credit Union donated his hair for a cancer charity organization in honor of his deceased friend and Air Force 416th Bomb Wing veteran Sam Froy. Sam Froy, who served our country alongside Stephen in the Vietnam War era working on B-52’s under the Strategic Air Command, recently lost to his fight against cancer. 
Anyone interested in donating their hair for such a worthy cause should check out:

US2 Announces Friday’s “Union Lunch” Lineup

WHAT: Union Lunch – Each Friday all summer long, enjoy lunch specials from neighborhood restaurants, live music from local bands, and cool happenings from your favorite Union Square shops and friends. Bring your friends, your coworkers, your kids, and meet us for lunch! [Read more…]

“Getting Comfortable in the Digital World” Training Kicks off in October at SCATV

SOMERVILLE, MA — “Getting Comfortable in the Digital World” Training Kicks off in October at SCATV – New initiative aims to improve resident’s digital and technology skills [Read more…]



GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, September 02, the 246th day of 2015 with 120 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:09 and sunset is @ 7:18. 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: 31 B.C. – The Roman leader Octavian defeated the alliance of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Octavian, as Augustus Caesar, became the first Roman emperor.  [Read more…]

Somerville Police, Schools Partner for Innovative New Program

Believed to be First of its Kind—

—STEPS Initiative Police Officers to Each Mentor One School Class over 7 year period— [Read more…]

Labor Day Holiday Monday Sept 7th


Somerville resident to host Sept. 19 benefit concert at the Armory

Charity concert at the Armory will benefit Passim School of Music

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Somerville Leads the Way in Police Youth Partnership

Photos by Jesse Clingan

 Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Chief of Police David Fallon, Superintendent of Schools Mary Skipper and Chief Fire Engineer Patrick Sullivan made an announcement this Wednesday morning in front of the John F. Kennedy School located at 5 Cherry St in Somerville about the Police Youth Partnership Program.

  Beginning this school year, the Somerville Police Department and Somerville Public Schools, in partnership with the City of Somerville and Somerville Fire Department, will announce a unique partnership that seeks to increase relationship-building between public safety officials and young people in the City. The program to be announced is believed to be the first of its kind.

   The Mayor, Superintendent of Schools, and Chiefs of Police and Fire discussed the program’s details, and how it will be implemented beginning on the first day of the 2015-2016 school year.

Members of the Somerville Police and Fire Departments where there in support of the joint efforts. 

Wednesday was officially the first day back to school for students in Somerville.  

Back To School In The Ville


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Somerville Event Alert—- Candidate Forum with all four people seeking to replace Rebekah Gewirtz Sept 10th


On September 10th at 7pm at the First Church Somerville UCC -89 College Avenue all of the candidates, who will face off in the only primary this municipal cycle, have agreed to take part together in a forum. [Read more…]

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston Launches New LEGO® Education Workshops


To Celebrate The New School Year, Workshops
Will Be Offered Free in September & October
SOMERVILLE (September 1, 2015)- LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston announced today a collaboration with LEGO® Education to provide a unique, high quality learning experience to pre-school and elementary-aged children through their new LEGO® Education Workshops. [Read more…]


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, September 01, the 245th day of 2015 with 121 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:08 and sunset is @ 7:20. The moon is wanxing. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1799 – The Bank of Manhattan Company opened in New York City, NY. It was the forerunner of Chase Manhattan.  [Read more…]

Somerville Overcoming Addiction’s 2nd Annual Candlelight Memorial Vigil


September 1st 2015 Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online

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Pictures of The Week Series by Skip Murray

Picture 1. That time of the year again.

Picture 2. Central St.

Picture 3. Mural at Broadway Post Office

Picture 4. Happy Critter on Walnut St
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East Broadway Foodie Crawl Showcases Revitalized East Somerville Neighborhood


Taste Your Way Through Somerville’s “Other” Culinary Destination
SOMERVILLE –With several years of revitalization under its belt, Somerville’s East Broadway neighborhood is presenting the vibrant flavors of more than a dozen restaurants at the East Broadway Foodie Crawl on Tuesday, September 29th from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. [Read more…]

Somerville News Weekly Magic Moments Series

 1). Congratulations to Noelle Spinosa and Michael McCullock on their Wedding Engagement!

2). Happy 3rd Wedding Anniversary to Judy and Al Baldasaro!
3). Happy 33rd Wedding Anniversary to Linda and Mark McCabe!

 4). Happy 66th Wedding Anniversary to Mr and Mrs Sicillano
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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 Dave Oliveira, Deb Shea Fede, Michael A Gilberg, Anthony Cappy Capobianco, Michael Giacoppo, Krystil Arena Benoit, Arthur Abeilice, Mike Podymaitis, Patty Oppedisano, Nick Papadinis, Lori Ryan Sciurca, Ronald Venancio, Brian McMahon, Jenny Jepson and Happy 12th Birthday to “Ace” the Thunder dog! [Read more…]

Please join us in assessing and addressing the issue of institutional racism in Somerville

Dear Community Leaders,
As you know, the Mayor is looking forward to working directly with members of the community on our efforts to assess and address the issue of institutional racism in Somerville, as part of our support for solving the issues raised by the national Black Lives Matter movement. [Read more…]

Information for New Residents of Somerville

Just a reminder that Sept. 1 is right around the corner and that means lots of moving and new neighbors across the city. If you’re new to Somerville, check out our quick guide that covers some of the basics you’ll need to settle into your new home. If you know someone who is moving to Somerville, do them a favor and point them to our Welcome Page:

Somerville City Job Postings


The City of Somerville has several job openings right now, including the just posted Director of Finance and Administration position at the Department of Public Works. Follow the link below to see more information on that job and other open positions, and, please, spread the word to anyone you know looking for a job.
 Go to City of Somerville Website:


Here’s this Week’s Somervillen Voice Topic of The Week” Choice and You Decide!”

 Fired Somerville Police Officer and Brother Face (Firearm & Narcotic Violations)

Edward STANFORD & Samuel STANFORD Arrests

On or about Tuesday, August 4, 2015, a Somerville Police Lieutenant reported to SPD-CID that his department issued firearm had been stolen from his locker inside the men’s locker room at Somerville Police Headquarters. [Read more…]


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