Publisher and Staff of the Somerville News Weekly
Pictured are some of those children accompanied by the current Kiwanis Club president, Mr Rui Domingos handing out gifts provided by the Kiwanis Club, Santa captivated these children and their ear to ear smiles was the proof.
This annual Kiwanis event is just one of countless ways this club keeps giving back to the community.
Special thanks to The Somerville Holiday Inn and Mama Gina’s Pizza for their generous support and to Jill Bowdring for her spirited efforts.
SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Historic Preservation Commission Director Brandon Wilson announced that the 238th annual “Grand Union” flag-raising ceremony at Prospect Hill Park will be held on Continue reading GRAND UNION FLAG RAISING KICKS OFF AT 11:30 A.M. ON JANUARY 1ST
On Saturday, 12/21/13, I, Officer Stanford was on duty for the Somerville Police operating marked cruiser 660 Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories
After a busy post-Thanksgiving holiday season, the Somerville Council on Aging announces limited programming for the week of December 30- January 3rd. Continue reading Holiday Happenings at the Somerville COA
By William Tauro
Frank Conole, a retired City of Cambridge Dept of Public Works employee that lives not too far from the site for the past six years has been decorating the Somerville Fire Department’s / Arrow Paper Company’s Fire Memorial that’s located at 111 South St. in Somerville.
Francis shows up at every holiday with the a decorative wreath in festive decor to pay tribute to firefighters lost in the line of duty.
From Little League coaching to special community events, John’s participation is always there year round with a smile on his face and with or without his white Santa beard.
In a posting John states:
“Every adult should be Santa Claus at least once in their lives to see Christmas through the eyes of s little kid again. Nothing better! My favorites are the “doubters”. There’s always one or two kids trying to “out” Santa in front of the younger kids. I laugh the whole time–actually laughed until I cried.”
Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week
On Sunday evening, State and local police are investigating a badly decomposed body found under route 93 in Somerville behind Super Stop & Shop at Mystic Avenue and McGrath Highway next to where salt pile is!
There is no word yet on the identification of the body nor cause of death.
Authorities are awaiting on the medical examiner’s report to determine the cause and approximate time of death.
This story is still developing…
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week.
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 38 – Report No. 51 December 20, 2013
Thousands of runners all decked out in festive holiday attire participated in this year’s annual 2013 Somerville Jingle Bell Run! They were off and running early Sunday morning throughout the streets of Somerville spreading much holiday cheer!
Early Sunday morning, Somerville Police and SWAT/North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) Teams were called in on a reported standoff, man with a knife located at 12 george Street in Somerville.
Reports allegedly came in from the man’s parents who were allegedly held as potential hostages by the man at knife point until he let them go.
The man has barricaded himself in the home and is allegedly suffering from psychiatric problems and was described as delusional during the time of standoff.
Alleged reports are telling us that when this originated, it was a domestic dispute gone bad.
NEMLEC negotiators made contact and Special Response Team units located the armed subject hiding in the attic crawl space.
After four hours, the SRT disarmed the subject and placed him in custody without further incident.
The subject was transported to an area hospital. He is not being charged with any criminal offense.
The Christmas I grew up with is never coming back. In fact, there is a good chance that by the time I was growing up, it was already gone. Continue reading Have yourself a civil Christmas By Neil W. McCabe
Here is a conversation with KyAnn Anderson, the homeowner who won a 2013 Director’s Award for work she undertook at her 72 Alpine St. cottage. The interview was written by Marian Berkowitz, and edited by Continue reading Somerville Cottage in Magoun Square Area Transformed
The warmer season is here and I am happy to meet just outside Union Square with Joe and Jane Carpineto, Continue reading Somerville’s 2013 Director’s Award
NH State Representative Al Baldasaro is no stranger to Somerville and Cambridge.