Somerville Police Issue Water Safety Tips

On July 26, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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With summer here and many Somerville residents heading to nearby pools, Chief David Fallon and the Somerville Police Department are urging everyone to use caution in order to stay safe while they find ways to cool down.

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Somerville YMCA CIT/LIT Job Readiness Program

On July 25, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

First Row (left to right): Melissa Orasme, Syleena Scott, Brandon Milonopoulos, Alessandro Ferrari, Tenzin Thokme, Marvin Castillo, Chuck Khabnay, Owen Sheehy, Nasreen Kaur Second Row (left to right): Dominic Sampson, Chris Olsen, Mohammed Imran, Marjuka Wayahi, Shamah Nzikoba, Chris Mooltrey, Abigail O’Brien, Kaitlyn Seeley, Facilitator: Samantha Bolt Third Row (left to right): Manik Dutt, Sebastian Brown, Andrew Sylvert, Tenzin Uigen, Isaiah Abellard, Facilitator: Jamey Thompson

The CIT/ LIT Job Readiness Program held its graduation on July 19, 2016 from 12:30-2:00 at The Arthur D. Healey School on 5 Meacham Street.  The graduating class consisted of students between the ages of 13-15, who dedicated four-weeks out of their summer to participate in a program that taught them about job readiness and leadership skills. Throughout the four weeks these students learned how to lead children, the significance of leadership and communication, the meaning of diversity, how to solve conflicts, and employment training. This program not only taught the student’s skills that they need to work with children but also gave them the opportunity to work with kids at camp settings at The Somerville YMCA’s Summer Day Camp and the Somerville Recreation’s Somertime Day Program.

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The 13th Annual National Night Out takes place, August 2 at Foss Park.

“America’s Night Out Against Crime” to feature Fire and Police demonstrations, children’s activities and games, and more.

Join the City of Somerville for the 13th annual National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs on Tuesday, August 2, hosted by Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) in partnership with the Somerville Police Department, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, and the Somerville Office of Prevention (SOP).

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Here’s the scoop: Frozen Hoagies

On July 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Craving a nice frozen hoagie? Have no fear, they’re here in Somerville.

Craving a nice frozen hoagie? Have no fear, they’re here in Somerville.

By Amy Swain

Frozen Hoagies – it’s exactly what it sounds like. Is it an ice cream sandwich? Well, owner Mary McPartland says, “A hoagie is more than an ice cream sandwich. It is two scoops of small batch ice cream between two homemade from scratch cookies.”

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Volunteers & City Launch State-Supported Program to Offer Discounted Solar

As part of the State’s Solarize Mass program, local volunteers and the City of Somerville recently launched the Solarize Somerville campaign to make it easier and cheaper for residents and small businesses to install solar panels.

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Hot Weather Information and Safety Tips

On July 22, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Temperatures are expected to be high through the weekend and we urge all residents to review these hot weather information and safety tips:

Residents are invited to visit the following buildings to stay cool any time this summer:

• Central Branch Library, 79 Highland Ave., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. All library branches are closed on Sundays during the summer.

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Haiti and Brazil hit the ‘Ville!

On July 22, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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On Sunday, July 24, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.,Union Sq Plaza, celebrate two cultures in one event, a festival full of song, dance, and art. Haiti and Brazil hit the ‘Ville is a celebration of Somerville’s diverse population, specifically the Haitian & Brazilian communities. This event is put on in collaboration The City of Somerville’s SomerViva program. This year’s festival includes: Face painting, hair braiding, and bouncy houses. Featuring many community partners and local organizations. Performances by Bobo’s band, Banda Raizes de Forro and Aline Venturin Os Forrozeiros group. Food by Haitian restaurant Pikliz and Brazilian market Mineirão, and much more.

 
Augusta Alban and Greg Josselyn, the stars of The Meaning of Life According to Grease. ~ Photo by Russ DuPont

Augusta Alban and Greg Josselyn, the stars of The Meaning of Life According to Grease. — Photo by Russ DuPont

By Jim Clark

Three years ago, writer and performer Greg Josselyn got a job with the City of Boston Elderly Commission as a producer for radio and television programs on aging, where older adults told their stories of re-inventing themselves after the age of sixty.

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MSBA Board Votes Somerville High School into Schematic Design

On July 21, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and MSBA Chief Executive Officer Maureen Valente, announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to move Somerville High School into the Schematic Design phase of the MSBA Capital Pipeline. In the Schematic Design phase, the City and the MSBA will look at options for a potential addition and renovation project at the existing High School. The next step is for the MSBA to work in collaboration with the District to produce detailed designs for a potential project.

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MDA fundraising in Somerville

On July 21, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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— Photos by Kevin Dickinson.

Somerville Fire Department took part in the Fill the Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)  last weekend, inviting donors to help fill their donation boot.

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