(Originally published in The Somerville Times. Link to original article here.)
By Jordan Deschenes
April 26, 2017
SOMERVILLE, MA—Somerville’s Legislative Matters Committee met last Thursday to discuss four major items related to ordinances, two of which were recommended for passage by the Board of Aldermen. The meeting was cut short by a half-hour due to an ongoing City Planning Board Meeting that several aldermen needed to attend, including the Committee Chairwoman, Mary Jo Rossetti.
“We spent just under an hour’s time on this particular issue,” observed Rossetti at the end of the meeting, referring to a grant-related ordinance still in discussion stages.
“And we passed two ordinances!” exclaimed Tim Snyder, Somerville’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Sorry for my absence of posts over the past summer, I’m currently working on three pieces that I hope to be extremely eye-opening and insightful. One will look into the controversial “justifiable homicide” committed by inner-city police departments. Another will address the role of protests around the world in the past years. The final one will address historical events in a unique manner (of which I won’t reveal to you yet!) 🙂
Keep on the lookout for new posts, I’ll try to get them all finished by the end of the summer, then it’s back to school for a fresh wave of new ones!
This is the kind of shit I want to be hearing, signs of hope for the future of reporting!
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– I like how they mention “viewers”, showing that we want to know what goes on in our country (other than how great Kim Kardashian looks, even at 6 months)!