Somerville appointed official draws attention after tweeting from insurrection at U.S. Capitol (updated)
A Somerville appointed official who boasted on social media of taking part in Wednesday’s attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol is now under political fire, with two members of the Somerville City Council saying Saturday that they had already taken up the issue with Mayor Joe Curtatone and city staff.
The Broad Institute is helping the state Public Health Lab look for the unusually transmissible Covid-19 variant that has exploded through Britain to at least 30 other countries – and has now been found in Colorado, California, Connecticut, Florida, New York, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
The December death of school district staff member James “Jimmy” Ravanis moved the risk of Covid-19 transmission from an abstraction to reality for some this week, adding weight to passage of a new method of deciding in-person classes versus remote learning as the pandemic continues.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts has added Omari Jahi Aarons of Cambridge to a two-year term on its board of directors.
Preliminary crime numbers for the past year became available Monday, showing an overall increase in incidents of 8 percent over 2019, with violent crimes down but property crimes up – tempered by the fact that 2019 saw the lowest rate of crime in the city in more than 60 years.