Newstalk – June 8

On June 8, 2011, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Congratulations to all the recent SHS graduates. This year close to 300 graduated and a lot of kids won many awards and were recognized at the graduation ceremony this past Monday night at Dilboy Field.


Big time congratulations to our friend Susan Fontana of East Somerville who received a citation this past week submitted by Alderman Bill Roche from the Mayor and the board of Aldermen recognizing Susan’s work with East Somerville Main Streets, serving as the founding President for the last 4 years. Susan recently resigned as president to pursue other civic interests within the city with a great group of volunteers at ESMS they are in place to continue the work set out by Susan. Some of us remember Susan going back many years and we also know how sincere and what a nice  lady she is. Truly a giving person here in Somerville for a lot of years and hopefully many many more.


Still in rehab over  in Woburn is our friend Billy Chambers recovering  from his motorcycle accident. Our other friend Steve from Steve and Sons is at home  recovering from his accident he had a few weeks back, both are mending and we hope they are on the road to recovery.


Thursday June 9 is the 10th anniversary of Edmund Medeiros’ passing here in Somerville. On June 12 at 10:15 there will be a memorial mass for him at St. Ann’s Church on Medford Street. All friends and family of Edmund will be there.


Happy Birthday out in the ‘Ville to Gilbert Ho who is a great guy, and to Ray Trant as well. We wish both a great day for themselves and many more.


What’s going on at the Council on Aging, you ask? We hear that Lady J has been keeping up appearances so much so that rumor has it the Personal Dept. at City hall has asked her to stop showing up while she’s on stress related leave of absence. Paid no less. Now, if you’re on a stress related leave wouldn’t you be far away from the job?


There’s still time to take out papers to run for the various Alderman jobs around the city. Just a reminder, you have until June 27 to take out papers.  Alderman at Large needs 150 signatures, Alderman in a Ward 100, as well as School Committee. Visit or call the election department today at 617-625-6600.


The reconstruction progress of 115 Pearl Street (including Project Manager report, pictures, etc.) are available online at the following site; Thursday, 6/16 at 6:20pm there will be a community update on the reconstruction of the ESCS held at  the Capuano School (150 Glen Street).


G.W.R! Would like to invite you to their  LIVE performance. Thursday June 9th 2011 at 4:30 pm In the Edgerly Gym. ESCS girls from 3rd to 5th grade will be performing all original rock n’ roll songs. They  will also be showcasing their music videos at the Somerville K-12 Art Fair, Wednesday June 8h on the 3rd floor of the Argenziano School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. See the amazing art and music made by these very special girls.


The Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development will hold a fifth community meeting on Monday, June 13, 6:30pm, at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School Cafeteria, 5 Cherry Street, to present a potential ‘development framework’ and draft zoning map that allows for mixed-use development in key gateways of the Porter Square area.


The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and the Massachusetts Transportation Department (MassDOT) are hosting a Ball Square Station Design Workshop to get feedback from the Somerville Community and the general public about the design of the future Ball Square Station in Somerville, MA. The meeting will take place Thursday, June 9, at the Somerville High School Cafeteria from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


SomerFun kicks off ArtsUnion summer festivals June 11. SomerFun: A Romp for Independents, the first of this season’s Somerville Arts Council’s ArtsUnion festivals, is a celebration of local and independent businesses in Somerville and across New England. They’ll have vendors, musical performances, art installation from Artisan Asylum, a mixed breed dog school, big scavenger hunt, and a dunk tank where you can take down Somerville’s famous and infamous.  The event takes place 3 to 7 pm on the Union Square Plaza and Central Parking Lot.


Enjoy Somerville Songwriter Sessions, an evening with four singer/songwriters showcasing their music at the Café at The Arts at The Armory Center. The evening will feature: Hannah Devine, Kayla Ringelheim, Jake Hill, hosted by John Fuzek. Saturday, June 11 from 8:00pm – 10:30pm.Tickets  to the show are just $10 at the door. Beer and wine are now available for purchase at the cafe during shows. For more info go to:


The city’s farmers markets will continue to expand in 2011, with the addition of a produce market at the Mystic Housing Development, beginning June 18. A partnership between Shape Up, Enterprise Farm, Somerville Housing Authority and several community partners, the market will be held every Saturday through October from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Mystic Development on Mystic Avenue.  The market will offer fresh produce to low-income residents at subsidized prices, thanks to a partnership with Dave Jackson of Enterprise Farm.  Currently, the City of Somerville has three farmers markets:  in the Day Street lot in Davis Square, Wednesdays from noon-6pm; in the Union Square Plaza, Saturdays from 9 am-1pm; and the recent addition of the Winter Farmers Market at the Armory on Saturdays during the winter season.


7 Responses to “Newstalk – June 8”

  1. solarwind says:

    Two thumbs up !! For Susan Fontana. She will be missed. All the best wishes. Its nice to see original and or traditional Somerville residents working for the city. Sue is the “last of the Mohicans” as they say, She is a stand up, honest, old school kind of girl. : Sue kick back and enjoy the summer.. Sincerely, your friends and neighbors..

  2. wallyworld says:

    Susan Fontano is a contibutor and a builder. Her energy and passion for her neighborhood and neighbors is off the charts. You did a wonderful job organizing and establishing a thriving, active group of neighbors and business residents into a successful organization, thanks.

  3. sally mae says:

    What’s up at the Council on Aging?? Anyone know if Cindy is back??

  4. mickey says:

    Council on aging, and the three who ruined it should all be replaced/ fired, start over with a new slate. New people should take over and run it like its suppose to be runned for the elderly and their needs. All three should be ashamed of themselves, but word has it that the rumblings out of city hall is Cindy is coming back.

  5. sally mae says:

    I agree with Mickey 100 %!! If they get their jobs back Joe should be ashamed of himself! But of course you all know who Cindy’s daughter is married to don’t you?? Joe’s best friend. Demo man & Jen the same. So I really won’t be surprised to see them ll back again.

  6. Ron Newman says:

    If there’s a legitimate news story to be written about the Council on Aging, I wish the News (or the Journal, or Patch, or Post, or whoever) would write it. Publishing rumors and gossip does a disservice to all concerned.

  7. sally mae says:

    I personally have never printed any rumors. Just facts. It’s 4 months now. It seems Cindy’s job must not be that important if every thing is still running smoothly without her. Cindy’s salary is a waste of good $$$.

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