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Historic Milk Row Cemetery.

Historic Milk Row Cemetery.

The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) and Historic Somerville are seeking volunteers to assist with public openings at the City’s oldest burial ground, the 1804 Milk Row Cemetery. Through the City’s Docent Program, the Cemetery is open to the public one Sunday afternoon per month from 1 to 4 p.m. Additional volunteers would also be instrumental in opening the Cemetery one weekday evening for two hours  through November.

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Dedicates funds to help first responders statewide access life-saving drug

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In an effort to make the life-saving drug Naloxone more widely available to police and firefighters statewide, Attorney General Maura Healey today announced her office has reached an agreement with Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that will require the company to pay $325,000 to help offset the costs of the drug that counters the effects of opioid overdose.

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Somerville Police Crime Log August 26 – August 29

On August 31, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Samuel Stanford, of 14 Boston St., August 26, 8:52 a.m., arrested at home on charges of drug possession to distribute, possession of a class A drug, possession of a firearm without FID card, and possession of ammunition without FID card, and on a warrant charge of felony nighttime breaking and entering.

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Two Somerville nonprofits place in top 3 in Row It Forward

On August 31, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Assembly Row Vice President and General Manager Matt Ehrie presents checks to the Alex Foster Foundation (left), the On Stage Dance Company and Brooks Elementary PTO.

Assembly Row Vice President and General Manager Matt Ehrie presents checks to the Alex Foster Foundation (left), the On Stage Dance Company and Brooks Elementary PTO.

Row It Forward: three local nonprofit organizations are splitting $35,000 thanks to a unique giving program at Assembly Row.

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Message from Somerville Animal Control

On August 29, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

We have been receiving many calls related to sightings of “families” or “packs” of raccoon in recent weeks. It is not uncommon to see a number of raccoon congregating or traveling together. Although it can be unnerving to see so many large wild animals in one place, aggressive behavior toward humans by wild animals is rare if they are left alone. It’s best to let them be and they will more than likely be on their way sooner than later.

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Get ready for the new school year!

On August 29, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 is Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (half day).First Day of School for pre-K and Kindergarten students is Tuesday, September 8, 2015

 

Doug Holder interviews departing Director of SCATV Wendy Blom

On August 28, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Interview with Departing Director Wendy Blom. The much beloved director of SCATV (Somerville Community Access TV), Wendy Blom departs to take a new direction in her career. Blom was at the helm for 11 years. Doug Holder of The Somerville Times interviewed Blom at the SCATV Studios.

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Community Path extension a reflection of our community’s values

On August 28, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

mayor_webBy Joseph A. Curtatone

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors of those commentaries and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

Last week we officially cut the ribbon on the second phase of the Community Path extension, bringing it from Cedar Street to Lowell Street. This milestone brings us one step closer to extending the Community Path all the way to the Boston border, which would create a bicycle and pedestrian highway through Somerville to downtown. It would also provide a crucial link between the paths along the Charles River and the 10-mile Minuteman Commuter Bikeway, resulting in a 48-mile continuous path network that would allow bicyclists, runners and walkers to travel between 11 cities and towns in Greater Boston without ever having to share their right-of-way with a car. This is a tremendous milestone and it happened not because of one individual, but because our community has a set of shared values, which includes the importance of making our neighborhoods walkable and bikeable. When we start from our shared values, we can envision and plan for the future we want and achieve goals like the Community Path Extension.

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The New Thurston Spa to open September 1

On August 27, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The newly renovated Thurston Spa will be holding its Grand Reopening on Tuesday, September 1. ~Photos by Donald Norton

The newly renovated Thurston Spa will be holding its Grand Reopening on Tuesday, September 1. — Photos by Donald Norton

By Donald Norton

A newly renovated Thurston Spa will be re-opening under new ownership on Tuesday, September 1.

The Thurston Spa, located at 393 Medford Street in Gilman Square, will have a new menu and new hours. Under the new ownership of John Ferrera, a well known Winter Hill resident for many years and a former old time customer, decided to buy the store shortly after the death of the previous owner, Jerry LaFee.

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Former Somerville Police Officer faces drug related charges

On August 27, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Two brothers, former Somerville Police Officer Samuel Standford and his brother Edward Stanford will be arraigned in Somerville District Court today on drug related charges and one defendant is expected to be charged with a count of breaking and entering.

The following statement was issued by the Middlesex District Attorney’s office after the suspects’ arraignment:

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