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  • Police protest Black Lives Matter banner at city hall (Somerville MA)

    07/28/2016 6:36:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2016 12:44 AM EDT
    Police in Massachusetts are protesting a mayor’s refusal to remove a Black Lives Matter banner that’s hanging over city hall. Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone has declined repeated requests by the city police officers’ union to replace the banner with one that reads “All Lives Matter.” The banner has been up for nearly a year. …
  • Somerville hangs ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner at City Hall (Massachusetts)

    08/19/2015 8:09:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 19, 2015 | Steve Annear
    Somerville city officials hung a large banner bearing the words “Black Lives Matter” on the front of City Hall on Wednesday morning in solidarity with the grassroots movement that has spread across the country following the recent shooting deaths of unarmed black men by police. Mayor Joe Curtatone said he worked with members of Black Lives Matter Cambridge , a local offshoot of the national organization, to create the banner and show support for their message. “We see this as an important opportunity for an important national conversation” about race, Curtatone said. He said the move was “a very clear...
  • Patricia Jannuzzi Wins! (Immaculata Cath. school teacher REINSTATED after anti-gay Facebook posts)

    04/12/2015 2:21:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | April 10, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    Patricia Jannuzzi SOMERVILLE — Patricia Jannuzzi, the veteran Immaculata High School School teacher suspended for her anti-gay Facebook posts, will be reinstated immediately, school principal Jean Kline said in a letter dated Friday. Jannuzzi, a 33-year theology teacher at Immaculata, was forced by Immaculata to deactivate her Facebook page after several alumni started circulating screen shots of her sharply worded posts against gay marriage and gay rights. Two days later, the school placed her on administrative leave. The letter to students and parents, quoting school director Msgr. Seamus Brennan states in part: Immaculata High School has reached an understanding with...
  • Catholic teacher fired for defending marriage

    04/03/2015 12:04:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4-2-2015 | Ben Johnson
    Which two words best describe the reason exists? I could answer that a lot of ways – unborn babies, traditional marriage, Christian worldview – but I think I'll use these two words: Patricia Jannuzzi. If you haven't heard of Patricia Jannuzzi, she's the high school theology teacher at a Catholic school who is being persecuted for posting a message on Facebook upholding traditional marriage. In response to a story on her news feed about vile and vicious comments made by gay activist Dan Savage, Jannuzzi said the argument in favor of redefining marriage is “bologna.” That's it. That's the...
  • Catholic school reinstates teacher suspended for defending Catholic teaching on Facebook

    04/10/2015 1:57:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Life Site ^ | 4/10/15 | Dustin Siggins
    A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year... "Immaculata High School announced today that all issues related to the employment of teacher Patricia Jannuzzi are resolved," said the release. According to Brennan, "Immaculata High School has...
  • Catholic School Reinstates Teacher [Januzzi] Suspended for Defending Catholic Teaching on Facebook

    04/11/2015 4:20:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/10/15 | Dustin Siggins
    SOMERVILLE, NJ, April 10, 2015 ( -- A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year. Jannuzzi was also told that she had lost her pay and benefits for the current school year. The scandal was compounded...
  • Patricia Jannuzzi Reinstated! (Cath. schoolteacher fired for Facebook comments critical of LGBT)

    04/11/2015 4:20:36 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 28 replies ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | LifeSite
    Patricia Jannuzzi A teacher suspended from a Catholic school for using Facebook to defend traditional marriage has been reinstated. Almost one month ago, Patricia Jannuzzi was suspended from Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey, after she made what became controversial comments about same-sex relationships. Over the next several weeks, she was told that the suspension was effectively a release from her job, as she would not be rehired for the 2016 school year. Jannuzzi was also told that she had lost her pay and benefits for the current school year. The scandal was compounded by the fact that the...
  • While we’re at it, let’s stop ‘villainizing’ robbers

    05/21/2014 7:22:21 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/21/14 | Howie Carr
    I am an undocumented American. I’m only doing the jobs that illegal aliens can’t be bothered doing, because they’re either on the dole or working under the table. Working, as Jeb Bush might say, is an act of love for my family. They love to eat, and nobody’s going to give them an EBT card, or a MassHealth card, like the one that Matthew Denice’s drunken illegal-alien killer was carrying so he could get better health care than an American veteran. As a former resident of the Un-American, I mean All-America City, I am proud that Mayor Joseph Curtatone is...
  • Fifth-grade teacher charged in child pornography case

    04/18/2014 4:51:28 AM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies ^ | 04/18/2014 | Martin Finucane
    A fifth-grade teacher in Cambridge who is facing a charge of transportation of child pornography admitted to secretly videotaping children changing in and out of their clothes on more than one occasion, according to federal law enforcement officials. Josh A. Wairi, 27, of Somerville was charged today in federal court in Boston in a criminal complaint filed by a US postal inspector. In the affidavit, the inspector detailed a hunt for Wairi through cyberspace, kicked off by tips from America Online and Dropbox Inc. The search eventually led to Wairi’s Somerville apartment, where law enforcement officials executed a search warrant...
  • Massachusetts Republicans cheer as Dems back Edward Markey for Senate seat

    12/29/2012 10:18:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2012 | Rick Moran
    If there is such a thing as being too liberal for Massachusetts, Rep. Edward Markey may fill that requirement. The 18-term congressman has embraced every far left cause since he entered the House in 1977 and has a voting record among the most liberal in congress. If, as expected, former Senator Scott Brown runs in the special election to replace Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, the contrast between the two candidates would be striking. Boston Herald: A mad scramble by bigwig Democrats to avoid a bloody primary and clear the field for U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey in a...
  • Somerville principal: Fall holidays are insensitive

    10/15/2011 12:15:19 PM PDT · by freespirited · 48 replies
    Fox Boston ^ | 10/14/11
    Columbus Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving are staples of fall, but one local elementary school principal says the holidays are insensitive and doesn't want them celebrated in school. The Somerville elementary school leader sent a controversial letter to teachers, saying they need to be careful about celebrating Thanksgiving, the Boston Herald reported. "When we were young we might have been able to claim ignorance of the atrocities that Christopher Columbus committed against the indigenous peoples," wrote Kennedy School Principal Anne Foley. "We can no longer do so. For many of us and our students celebrating this particular person is an insult...
  • Capuano 'bloody' comment becomes flashpoint in union flap

    02/25/2011 5:29:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Newton Tab ^ | Februrary 23, 2011 | Kyle Cheney
    Cambridge — .U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano expressed regret Wednesday for his choice of words at a Tuesday rally to support Wisconsin workers, after national and local Republicans pounced on him for “over-the-top and inflammatory rhetoric.” “Congressman Mike Capuano must have lost the memo from President Obama and Democratic leaders who were demanding more civility in our political discourse and a toning down of incendiary rhetoric after the massacre in Tucson on January 8,” the Massachusetts Republican Party wrote in a Wednesday statement. “Yesterday, at a rally on Beacon Hill, Capuano couldn't resist the urge to stir up a crowd of...
  • Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud

    07/16/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 648+ views ^ | July 14, 2009 | n/a
    Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud Indictment Unsealed Charges Former Ptech President with Dealing in Assets of Specially Designated Global Terrorist BOSTON—A former resident of Somerville, Mass. who has been living in South Korea was arrested today after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. An indictment, originally returned on March 1, 2007, was unsealed today charging Buford George Peterson and Oussama Abdul Ziade, both former officers of Ptech, Inc., a computer software company that was principally located in Quincy, Mass., with making false statements to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with a...
  • Obama finally pays local parking tickets

    03/07/2007 1:17:15 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies · 523+ views
    Somerville (MA) News ^ | 3/7/07 | George P. Hassett
    Before Barack Obama was a United States senator and a presidential hopeful, he was a Harvard University law student living in Somerville who parked in bus stops and accumulated hundreds of dollars in parking tickets. And for nearly two decades those parking tickets went unpaid, until a representative of Obama’s settled all his outstanding debts with Cambridge’s Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department Jan. 26. Obama attended Harvard Law School from 1988 to 1991. During his time at Harvard, Obama lived at 365 Broadway in Somerville, according to his parking tickets. Records from the Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation office show...
  • Somerville doctor hopes to keep practicing

    06/16/2006 1:39:02 PM PDT · by Panerai · 19 replies · 779+ views
    WHDH News ^ | 06/15/2006
    SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- A Somerville physician is sending letters to his patients letting them know he's living as a transsexual. Doctor Roy Berkowitz-Shelton says he's taking a three-week vacation and will return as Doctor Deborah Bershel. The 52-year-old family physician has worked in Davis Square for 18 years and hopes to continue serving patients as a woman. The executive director of the state board of registration in medicine says the change won't affect the doctor's standing.
  • Man held in Somerville car bombing

    01/06/2006 2:15:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 414+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 6, 2006 | John R. Ellement
    Joel Lemos, who police say is an illegal immigrant from Brazil who sneaked back into the United States last Sept. 11, pleaded not guilty to five charges in Somerville District Court, including constructing the explosive that nearly killed Fernando Araujo Nov. 24. In court papers, police said Lemos contrived a complicated plan to avenge himself on Ellis and Araujo, whom she had begun seeing. He first placed a plastic bottle, apparently filled with gasoline, on Ellis's 1999 white Honda Civic while it was parked in the driveway of the Wheatland Street apartment where Araujo lived.
  • Terrosists may pose as homeless for surveillance, government says

    08/22/2005 7:45:15 PM PDT · by Panerai · 10 replies · 399+ views ^ | 08/22/2005 | Mark Sherman
    Asking for increased vigilance in the wake of the London bombings, the government is warning that terrorists may pose as vagrants to conduct surveillance of buildings and mass transit stations to plot future attacks. "In light of the recent bombings in London, it is crucial that police, fire and emergency medical personnel take notice of their surroundings, and be aware of 'vagrants' who seem out of place or unfamiliar," said the message, distributed via e-mail to some federal employees in Washington by the U.S. Attorney's office. It is based on a State Department report that was issued last week. The...
  • Tee Shirt Led To Motorcycle Gang Killing

    04/19/2005 6:47:00 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 18 replies · 7,923+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Apr 19, 2005 7:36 am US/Eastern | 1010 WINS
    SOMERVILLE, N.J. Somerset County authorities say two members of the Pagans motorcycle gang shot and killed a man because he was wearing a Hells Angels T-shirt. A friend had given the shirt to John Grover, who didn't even own a motorcycle and was not a member of the gang. William ``Rodent'' Martin and Peter Ciarletta are charged with murder. Authorities say the two Pagans were sent to Gatto's Sports Cafe in Manville looking for someone associated with the Hells Angels on Sunday. Authorities say Martin opened fire on Grover, who was shot in the leg and abdomen. The 40-year-old died...
  • Massachusetts church's 'pro-terrorism' speakers protested

    01/15/2005 5:24:12 PM PST · by hope · 19 replies · 1,307+ views
    Saturday, January 15, 2005 Massachusetts church's 'pro-terrorism' speakers protestedDemonstrators will show up Sunday morning during services Posted: January 15, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 A group of Christians and Jews plans to hold a demonstration tomorrow at a Presbyterian church hosting a program presented by the International Solidarity Movement, which supports "armed struggle" and has advocated the destruction of Israel. The Christian Jewish Anti-Terror Alliance said the protest at the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church in Somerville, Mass., will take place as the program begins at 11:45 a.m. The church is hosting a program and brunch entitled "A Report Back from...
  • Manifesting Christ to the World

    01/05/2005 5:37:00 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 4 replies · 266+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | January 4, 2005 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    The Feast of the Epiphany occurs in the calendar of Tradition as it has from time immemorial, January 6. This is really the day on which we should be giving gifts to our family members and friends. The Church has long taught us that the Feast of the Epiphany symbolizes three distinct manifestations of Our Lord to the world. The first centers around the homage paid the Christ-child by the wise men from the East, the Magi. Our Lord's manifestation to them was His unfolding to the Gentile world, the world of unbelievers, that He was the true light of...
  • Deathbed confession: Woman killed husband, hid body for years

    11/18/2004 7:05:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 64 replies · 2,153+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 18, 2004
    SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) The deathbed confession of a Massachusetts woman led to the discovery on Thursday of her husband's remains inside a freezer at a self-storage facility, where he's been for at least six years, authorities said. Moments before she died, the woman told one of her two children that she killed her husband in California several years ago, Middlesex District Attorney Martha Coakley said. The children later informed police.
  • Canadian Cardinal “Ups the Ante” Against Mel Gibson’s Chaplain

    09/11/2004 6:35:23 AM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 210 replies · 1,937+ views
    Return to Main Page  Canadian Cardinal “Ups the Ante” Against Mel Gibson’s Chaplain:Father Somerville Responds Again August 18, 2004 Rev. Stephen F. SomervilleQueensville, Ontario Dear Father Somerville, style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'">I wish to acknowledge receipt of your letter of August 12 in which you respond to my letter of suspension of July 15.  I notice that, in the meantime, the letter of suspension and prior correspondence have been published on www.RemnantNewspaper.comThe only manner in which you can persuade me to revoke the suspension is by fulfilling the following conditions and this without any kind of qualification:  1....