Late night and early morning noise caused by waste management companies emptying dumpsters in the city’s central business districts is being scrutinized by city officials.

By Jim Clark

At the latest regular meeting of the City of Somerville Board of Aldermen, an order was put forward requesting that the City Solicitor advise Ward 6 Alderman Lance Davis on whether the city’s noise ordinance can be enforced against waste companies that empty dumpsters overnight and in the early morning.

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Somerville celebrates urban maple syrup production

On March 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
timesphoto's Syrup album on Photobucket

By Hannes Remmert

On Saturday, March 18, Groundwork Somerville, a local nonprofit, hosted the annual Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival. This festival serves every year as the main event of Groundwork’s Maple Syrup Project, an educational program covering Somerville’s urban maple syrup production.

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Somerville High School sets two world records for charity

On March 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Your most people wearing eye-black world record setters for 2017 – or six out the participating 260 or more – the generous and talented students of Somerville, doing it all for the glory and for charity.

By Charles Lane

On Monday, March 20, Somerville High School hosted a multi-purpose extravaganza: two world records attempts, a clothing drive, and an energizer for sophomores scheduled to take MCAS testing this week.

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Newstalk – March 22

On March 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Coming up on Monday, March 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a fundraiser for Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballantyne will be held at Sabur Restaurant, 212 Holland Street in Teele Square. Katjana has been a good alderman representing the residents of Ward 7 and the city. She is also very concerned and dedicated.

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Our View of the Times – March 22

On March 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

So, we may still be keeping our snow shovels handy for a while, considering the unpredictable weather over the past several weeks, but it’s still nice to know that springtime has officially arrived. We anxiously await the final thaw and balmier days ahead.

One of the finer benefits of New England living is standing witness to the massive explosion of nature’s rebirth and renewal, seemingly amplified here. Grass, trees, wildlife and flowers seems to go forth and multiply at an astounding rate, as if on cue to the call for “Action!”

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St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Sally O’Brien’s

On March 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Donald Norton

This past Friday afternoon and into the evening a lot of city officials dropped in to have a pint of Guinness and to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Sally O’Brien’s in Union Square, a great pub where a lot of locals and many newcomers to the city are flocking to. The friendliest of pub owners, Liam, and his crew behind the bar are legendary as the nicest in the city. Everyone who showed up had a good time. Later in the evening a bagpiper was even present. There was lots of fun and entertainment for celebrating the holiday.

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95th birthday party for Daniel Spinosa

On March 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

L to R Linda, Brad, Dan Spinosa, Alderman Bill White, Ricky, Angela and Karen Spinosa.

By Donald Norton

This past Saturday, Daniel Spinosa of Winter Hill, lifelong Somerville resident, World War II veteran, businessman and political figure, celebrated his 95 years of devotion to his country and city.

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Inward Accompaniment in ‘hundred and eight prayer flags’

On March 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

A book of poems by Simrin Tamhane

Somerville writer Michael Todd Steffen reviews a poetry collection from Endicott College student Simrin Tamhane, as part of Somerville’s Ibbetson Street Press/Endicott College Young Poet Series, as founded by yours truly and professor Daniel Sklar. It is currently directed by Emily Pineau and all books are designed by Steve Glines.

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Lyrical Somerville – March 22

On March 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Soon the national pastime will start up once again. So Somerville poet Ed Meek throws us a curve ball of a poem. Ed has recently released a collection of short stories titled Luck.

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Arrests:
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Matthew Powers, March 13, 4:15 p.m., arrested at Alewife Brook Pkwy. on charges of receiving stolen property under $250, fugitive from justice, and receiving a stolen credit card.

Derek Correia, of 60 Albion St., March 13, 4:40 p.m., arrested at home on warrant charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, felony daytime breaking and entering, larceny from a building, malicious wanton defacement of property, possession of a class A drug, marked lanes violation, distribution of a class E drug, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, witness intimidation, and operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.

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