Newton Mayor’s New Years Open House

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Celebrate the New Year with Mayor Setti Warren and an afternoon of free entertainment and fun. On December 31st, Newton City Hall will be a hive of activity. From 9am – 1:30 please volunteer to help sort and drive food donations to the Newton Food Pantries. Please email agonzalez@newtonma.gov if you can help for a little while.
At 1:30 the party begins, with entertainment by David Polansky & the Dixieland All-Stars and breathtaking performances by Jade Lin’s American Chinese Art Society. Don’t miss the free face painting, balloon animals and refreshments all afternoon also! Admission is free, please bring a donation for the Newton Food Pantries. We are also delighted to be holding the third annual Care Package Collection for the Soldiers. Please visit http://www.newtonma.gov for a list of items that are needed for the CarePacks. Please ask your child to write a letter or draw them a picture. The soldiers love to receive letters and drawings!

FRAUD vs. TERRORISM? TARGET CREDIT CARD CUSTOMERS HACKED At 27% annual interest rates consumers deserve higher security & protection. Posted by Paul John Maisano

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Consumers are the new target of hackers.
This season there were nineteen days in December that caused havoc for Target stores and their holiday patrons. Continue reading FRAUD vs. TERRORISM? TARGET CREDIT CARD CUSTOMERS HACKED At 27% annual interest rates consumers deserve higher security & protection. Posted by Paul John Maisano

A Tradition To Honor Firefighters Who Lost Their Lives

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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.

Breaking News: Badly Decomposed Body Found in Somerville

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By William Tauro

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…

Somerville Police and SWAT Team Called in on Standoff

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By William Tauro

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 is barricaded in the home and is allegedly suffering from psychiatric problems and was described as delusional during the time of standoff.

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.

Mayor Menino Announces Adoption of Urban Agriculture Zoning Zoning will empower commercial farming entrepreneurs

20131220-080225.jpgMayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that the Boston Zoning Commission approved new zoning that will support the growth of commercial farming in Boston and improve access to affordable, fresh, and healthy food. Continue reading Mayor Menino Announces Adoption of Urban Agriculture Zoning Zoning will empower commercial farming entrepreneurs

Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 38 – Report No. 51 December 20, 2013

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By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week.

This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call, takes a look at some of the bills that were approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick in 2013.

Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 38 – Report No. 51 December 20, 2013