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Somerville Police Crime Log August 25 – September 1

On September 2, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Arrests:

Christopher MacInnes, 32, of 64 Gibbon St., Medford, August 25, 3:27 p.m., arrested at 540 Broadway on warrant charges of miscellaneous municipal ordinance violation and shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

Rose Louis, 46, of 3 Sargent Ave., August 25, 3:47 p.m., arrested at 540 Broadway on warrant charges of threat to commit a crime and assault.

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Josh Buckley: Notes to home from Austin

On August 31, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Josh Buckley will be celebrating the release of his new album at the Lizard Lounge on Sept.4.

Josh Buckley will be celebrating the release of his new album at the Lizard Lounge on Sept.4.

By Blake Maddux

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Josh Buckley was born at Boston’s now-defunct St. Margaret’s Hospital in 1973. He later graduated from Emerson College with a degree in audio and video engineering.

Buckley released Living Man’s Blues, his first solo album, in 2005. That same year, he moved to Somerville and formed the band Gilded Splinters, which describes itself on Facebook as “Rolling Stones and Hank Williams with a touch of the Who.”  They recorded three records and toured locally before moving to Austin, Texas, in 2011.

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Upcoming community meetings

On August 30, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

somervillelogoMayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang invite neighbors and community members to a public meeting on Monday, September 8 to discuss the Cedar Street Flood Mitigation Project. The meeting will be held in the Kennedy School cafeteria, 5 Cherry Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Acting City Engineer, Melissa Miguel, and Weston & Sampson Consulting Engineers will present twenty-five percent design plans and review the proposed timeline for the planned sewer separation project. For more information about the project, contact Melissa Miguel at 617-625-6600 ext. 5412, or MMiguel@somervillema.gov.

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Gumby, Bozo and The Pillsbury Doughboy

On August 30, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

del_ponte_4_webLife in the Ville by Jimmy Del Ponte

(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)

My two sons have been living with their mother since 2005. I still live in the big old cluttered family house with the family pug. Family pug? I guess he’s my pug because I have been feeding him, taking him to the vet, walking him and cleaning up after him by myself for 9 years.

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Timothy_GagerThe Tuesday book release of ‘The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan’
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September 2, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA

“As the son of two psychoanalysts, I feel qualified in diagnosing Timothy Gager as a very sick human being and a fearless writer. His prose is odd, mordant, and disobedient. Read him at your peril.” – Steve Almond, author of God Bless America: Stories

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Shopping local in Somerville

On August 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Local Farmers’ Markets provide opportunities for consumers to purchase fresh, quality produce while supporting independent growers in the area. ~Photo by By Gabriela C. Martinez

Local Farmers’ Markets provide opportunities for consumers to purchase fresh, quality produce while supporting independent growers in the area. ~Photo by By Gabriela C. Martinez

By Gabriela C. Martinez

“When did you pick these tomatoes?” a woman asked one of the vendors of Blue Heron Organic Farm, while holding a yellow heirloom tomato in front of her face. The farmer took one of the tomatoes in her hands and looked at it thoughtfully. “Yesterday,” she said. “Try these, they’re like candy.” She took a couple of bright orange cherry tomatoes from a nearby basket and handed them to the woman. At the Davis Square Farmers’ Market people are encouraged to have these types of interactions.

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orange lineTo mark the historic opening of the Orange Line Assembly Station T-stop in Somerville, MA—the first new MBTA T-station to open in more than a quarter century— and Somerville’s newest neighborhood Assembly Row you are invited to join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Federal Realty and other Somerville officials for a celebratory walk to the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 2. For further information, please call 311 (617-666-3311).

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Immigration again

On August 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Part 2: Truth versus trash talk
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shelton_webBy William C. Shelton

(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)

I had intended for this to be a two-part series: the first about what’s driving the flood of Central American children who are entering the U.S., and the second about what a rational immigration system would look like.

The system that we have is beyond repair. It’s quotas and criteria harm U.S. businesses and families. Its bureaucracy is slow and unresponsive. And its exorbitantly expensive enforcement mechanisms fail to put a dent in illegal immigration.

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What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

On August 28, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

snn_8_27_14_webSomerville Prepares for Immigrant Kids

By Somerville Neighborhood News

While some cities and towns have said they don’t want to host immigrant children from Central America, Somerville’s agencies, non-profits and many residents are welcoming them.

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‘Career criminal’ put out of business

On August 28, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to the Davis Square area last week in response to a reported robbery and assault.

Calls were made to 911 describing the alleged robbery that also involved a man punching another man in the face.

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