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Somerville, MA 02143
(In Union Square)
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SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED, Ten Things You Need to Know:

The City has declared a snow emergency effective at 10pm Thursday, Feb. 7. Here are 10 important things you need to know:

1. SCHOOLS: All Somerville Public Schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 8, and all City-related activities will be canceled through Sat., Feb. 9.
2. CITY: The City of Somerville will operate with Emergency Personnel onl...y on Friday.
3. WHO TO CALL: Residents with non-emergency questions should call 311. For emergencies, please remember to call 911. Downed limbs should be reported to 311. Downed power lines should be reported to 911.
4. PARKING: During the snow emergency, parking will be allowed only on the odd-numbered side of the street (unless otherwise posted). Cars not moved from the even-numbered side of the street by 2 a.m. Friday morning may be subject to ticketing and towing. Residents may park in any municipal lot or in designated school parking lots starting at 10 p.m. Thursday. Meters in these specific lots will not be in effect during the emergency. Parking guidelines and a list of municipal lots can be found at
5. TRASH: If Friday is your usual trash pickup day, please place your trash out by 6am, one hour early.
6. PREPARE: Heavy, wet snow and high winds may cause power outages. Residents should take necessary precautions in advance: stock enough non-perishable foods and prescription medications for your family and pets for a 3 to 5 day period. Stock up on flashlights and extra batteries, and place them throughout your home. More storm preparation tips can be found here:
7. PHONES:Charge all cell phones but keep their use to a minimum during power outages.
8. CHECK ON THOSE WHO MAY NEED HELP: Please also be sure to check in on elderly or disabled family members and neighbors before, during, and after the storm. Offer to pick up supplies for them as you run your own pre-storm errands.
9. UPDATES: Visit our snow emergency webpage at for more details and updates, as well as the City and 311 Facebook pages City of Somerville (Official) and 311 Somerville, and Twitter feeds, @SomervilleCity and @311Somerville.
10. ENJOY.

WANTED for Unarmed Robbery – Note Passed


Somerville Police are seeking to identify the suspect depicted above. On 1/29/13, at about 6:15 p.m., the suspect entered the Citizens Bank located inside the Stop and Shop at 775 McGrath Hwy. The suspect passed a note and demanded cash. Suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was shown and no vehicle was seen.

Suspect is described as a black male, mid 30’s in age, stocky build, about feet 9 inches tall, wearing a dark jacket (green or black) and black knit hat.

Any information, please contact Somerville Police at 617 625-1212.






Somerville Police are seeking to identify the suspect depicted above. On 1/27/13, the suspect entered the Quick Stop Convenience store at 219 Highland Avenue. The suspect showed a long barrel handgun and demanded cash, “including the money in the box under the counter”. Suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. This is believed to be the same suspect who committed three armed robberies in Medford on 1/24. No vehicle was seen in the Somerville robbery. Suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.


 Any information, please contact Somerville Police at 617 625-1212.

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