By Douglas Yu
Somerville residents expressed their complaints about the city’s snow removal ordinance last Wednesday as the Board of Alderman held a public meeting at Somerville City Hall to crowd source ideas from the community for the improvement of the ordinance.
Somerville is overhauling its zoning code. The current one dates back to 1926, with several revisions since. This is a rare opportunity for people concerned about the lack of green space in Somerville to make a difference. We need your help.
By Laura Stiffler
On a dreadfully snowy evening, much like the ones we have experienced in Somerville lately, newlyweds Mollie and Giles Ralston welcome a group of strangers into their guesthouse. Instead of a routine night for the cast of characters, the radio warns of a murderer on the loose in the snowed-in town. As the story unfolds and characters are met and dissected, there’s reason to suspect everyone in Theater@First’s beautifully adapted version of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.
Eagle Feathers #73 – Hidden Henry Hansen
By Bob (Monty) Doherty
It has been seventy years since the United States landing on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945.
At an appalling cost of nearly 6,800 lives and 17,000 injured, the month-long struggle proved to be the toughest in Marine Corp’s history. The battle was highlighted by the early American flag raisings on the island’s highest peak, Mt. Suribachi. It was a photo of the second and larger flag raising by Associated Press photographer, Joe Rosenthal, that became a national, iconic image. Two American flags would be flown on that day. First, a small flag was raised under fire and combat. Hours later, a larger, more visible flag was raised after the elevation had been secured.
Even though there’s still snow on the ground it’s not too early to start thinking baseball! Somerville Little League and the Tufts University Varsity Baseball Team welcome all baseball players registered with Somerville Little League to a free one day baseball clinic on Saturday, March 7.
Last summer, at the defunct Sherman Cafe, Harris Gardner, Kirk Etherton, Greg Jenkins and myself met to establish the position of the first Somerville Poet Laureate. Here is an interview with Nicole Terez Dutton, conducted by Somerville Community Access TV reporter Laura Onyeneho .