WEEK IN REVIEW: A Prank Gone Wrong, Bike Regulations, Appointing Sean Collier to Police Force

Some top Somerville stories from the previous week.

It appears Somerville police foiled a prank that involved cups, small balls and balloons on the third floor of Somerville High School, and three young Somerville residents were arrested and charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering for their efforts.

The Somerville Traffic Commission approved two measures this month that should make life easier for bicyclists—and possibly lead to tickets for motorists.

Patrick Signs Bill to Appoint Sean Collier to Somerville Police Department
Sean Collier, who authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects, will soon realize his dream of becoming a Somerville police officer. Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill Tuesday allowing the city of Somerville to appoint Collier postumously to the city's police force.

West Somerville Stop & Shop Takes Shape
The Stop & Shop that's moving into the former Johnnie's Foodmaster building in West Somerville is taking shape. Work has been progressing quickly at the site, at least to the exterior of the building. Workers installed the Stop & Shop sign the week before Memorial Day.

Somerville Officials Seek to Curb 'Pay-to-Play' Campaign Contributions
Alderman At-Large William White and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone have proposed measures that would regulate so-called "pay-to-play" campaign contributions—contributions from companies and people doing business with the city.

Somerville Summer Guide 2013
Some things to know about summer in Somerville.


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