CITY HOLDS DESIGN WORKSHOP TO GET INPUT ON PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING SITE PLAN
Participants use color-coded Lego pieces to suggest housing, stores, business and nonprofit offices, labs, medical/healthcare facilities, common areas, or green spaces for 90 Washington (Somerville Wire) – The City of Somerville went beyond Zoom listening and traditional public meetings last Thursday at a Lego design workshop organized to help understand what Somervillians want from a […]
SUMMER VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM APPROVED
With shootings on the rise, councilors debate funding for annual regional policing initiative A state-funded grant that has been used for many years by the Somerville Police to combat youth violence was subjected to two heated discussions last week, before being approved by the City Council. The question was whether to accept a $22,692 grant […]
VIDEO: JOURNALISTS DISCUSS PROBLEMS REPORTING RECENT DAVIS SQUARE DEATH
Share concerns about collapse of local news media and stonewalling by Somerville officials Early on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, a person died in the middle of Davis Square in Somerville, Mass., USA. No news outlet reported on it … and the City of Somerville and Somerville Police Department said nothing about the incident to the […]
SOMERVILLE SHOOTINGS RAISE ALARM IN COMMUNITY
Community members and leaders consider the causes—and what can be done about it
SOMERVILLE WIRE: July 13, 2021 WEEKLY ROUNDUP
ArtBeat brings “Pop!” to Somerville, the West Branch Library reopens, and a Police Chief Selection Committee seeks members.
OPINION: THE CASE AGAINST BODY CAMERAS FOR SOMERVILLE POLICE
“Expanding the role and number of police officers inherently contradicts the mayor’s stated goal of eliminating systemic racism.”
SOMERVILLE’S USE OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY AT A GLANCE
A look at the tools recently introduced for use by the City.
OFFICIALS QUESTION RELIABILITY OF THE POLICE APPOINTMENT PROCESS
An incident prompts scrutiny, while councilors struggle with the fairness of the hiring system.
SOMERVILLE WIRE: FEB. 16, 2021 WEEKLY ROUNDUP
Capacity limits, police appointments, and rides for the elderly.