Newstalk – July 18

On July 18, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The annual ArtBeat event is this weekend, starting Friday evening at Seven Hill Park at 6p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Davis Square starting at 11 a.m. going through to 6 p.m.  It’s our largest and most innovative arts festival, complete with two stages of music with over 15 bands, dance troupes, lots of crafts and food booths.

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On June 28, the day of the fireworks here in Somerville, Jaspreet Dhaliwal, age 12, of Morton Street here in Somerville, flagged down a police officer and turned over a wallet containing almost $500 that he found at WHCS. The next day a 21-year-old former student at the WHCS, who now resides in Malden and was in town for the fireworks, got his wallet back and was extremely pleased. We here at The News hope that the owner of the wallet rewarded Jaspreet for his good deed. We think Jaspreet is one heck of a good guy. If you see him tell him how nice what he did was.

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Rumor has it from reliable sources that Senator Pat Jehlen was just notified that her Chief of Staff Bob Fitzpatrick is leaving her office to go and work in some quasi public/private company in Boston. She has lost a couple of Chief of Staff members over her short tenure as Senator. Maybe it’s the work environment?

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Well, the staff of The News did have breakfast last week at Renee’s in Teele Square and we give it a big thumbs. We loved the hash, which was real homemade and extremely delicious – like mom used to make. Also try the French toast with grilled banana,it melts in your mouth. The service was excellent, of course. It was that well-known Patty Oppedisano who waited on us. As the winner two years in a row of Best of Somerville Waitress, we think she’s in the running again for the third time. In any case, visit Renee’s in Teele Square and mention you saw it here. We think you will be very pleased. We’re going to try the Neighborhood Restaurant in Union Square this Thursday morning. We’ll keep you posted. If you have a favorite breakfast place let us know and we’ll put it on our list to visit.

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The T began to solicit bids for Phase I of the Green Line Extension project with an advertisement in the Boston Globe. Bids on Phase One include South Medford’s reconstructing and widening the bridge, and also widening of the bridge here in the ‘Ville over Medford Street, and the demolition of the T tire facility at 21 Water Street in Cambridge. The estimated cost of the Phase I work is $18.3 million. $15.3 million for the two bridges, and $3 million for the building demolition.

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Happy Birthday to the many ‘Villens here in the city: A great guy, Kenny Manzi, who even though he didn’t invite us to his wedding, we still like him; Delio Susi Sr., owner of Amelia’s Kitchen up in Teele Square; Well known and great guy Richard Spinoza of Winter Hill; Cheryl Challie Horan, another great person; and George Barnoski. Finally, to our good friend Stephen Post. To all these and others here in the ‘Ville we wish a happy birthday and have a great week.

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Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of George Hassett, a well-known and successful attorney who is also the father of our former editor George P. Hassett. Mr. Hassett was a nice guy, a great lawyer and was devoted to his son George. We are deeply saddened by his passing. Mr. Hassett suffered a heart attack this past weekend, way too early. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family, especially George, his son and our former Editor.

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Last week we mentioned State Representative candidate Harry Kortikere, who is running as Denise Provost’s opponent, and mentioned he was a far left candidate. Although we must admit we didn’t read up on him, he’s basically a left leaning candidate, but one interesting aspect of his campaign is that he’s for term limits and, of course, we like to hear that. We read about his campaign by going online and hope you do the same. Go to www.electharryk.com/issues.

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Speaking of candidates, we see that Denise isn’t taking this challenge lightly. She’s been having house parties at various homes in the district. She is always more open and around more so than her fellow legislators here who also represent Somerville.

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Congratulations to our good friends Kenneth and Mona Kotch on becoming the proud parents recently of their new baby, with the lovely name of Layla Farida. Ken and Mona moved here from New Jersey and find Somerville a great place to live. We congratulate them on this blessed event, and also let them know there will be sleepless nights at the Kotch’s home.

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The Register of Deeds race is heating up. Maria Curtatone is out there working hard. We hear, according to sources close to her campaign, that she is working all the time going town to town in the county.

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Also working hard is Maryann Heuston, as sources tell us that not only has she gotten the endorsement of Gene Brune, the current Registrar, but recently sought and got the endorsement from Mayor McGlynn of Medford and Mayor Christenson of Malden, both of which we hear ran a fundraiser for her in their respective cities.

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Another candidate for Registrar came into The News office recently. Tom Concannon, the former mayor of Newton, who also lost a close election to John Buonomo years ago, stopped in to introduce himself and talk about his candidacy. He presented himself very nicely and appears to be well qualified.

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The annual John T. Forcellese Memorial Fund Golf outing is once again upon us, coming up on Saturday, September 8, at the Falmouth Country Club. Each year this annual fundraiser is held to raise money for the Jimmy Fund.

 

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