Newstalk – September 12

On September 12, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Federal Realty Investment Trust along with the City of Somerville, is celebrating the fifth annual Riverfest  this Saturday, September 15. The event will feature live music, activities and performances for children, an Edsel car show, food trucks, a rock wall and more. It all starts at 12 p.m. at Assembly Square, Assembly Square Drive. An entire day of fun, capped off with fireworks over the Mystic River. For more information please visit: http://assemblyrow.com/events/

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Somerville Adult Evening School is back and registration dates are through to September 20 at Somerville High from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes begin Tuesday, September 25, and online registration is now available as well at www.somerville.k12.ma.us/eveningschool. Check out the fall courses offered by the school directly online and register online. The school principal, Sohia Carafotes, is looking forward to a large amount of interest in the courses offered. If you have a course you’d like to offer or see offered contact her. One course, the real estate license course, will also be offered again this semester.

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What a great turnout for Somerville at the polls last Thursday, considering it was on a Thursday. It was a good show of support for the various candidates on the ballot. Rep. Denise Provost won easily with 87% of the vote in her district. Also doing well here was Alderman Maryann Heuston who won Somerville’s voters over in the Registry of Deeds race, second here in Somerville to Maria Curtatone who shocked the entire county with her hard work which paid off in a large victory for her. Maria will fill the shoes of Eugene Brune at the Registry of Deeds, who is retiring. We are glad Maria did so well. She worked hard and had a large number of supporters throughout the county.

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Congratulations to Somerville Police Officer Sean Sylvester and Nicole Pilla on their recent marriage. Sean has finally settled down and it appears he’s enjoying married life. We wish the two of them the very best.

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The 10th annual Tufts Community Day is set for Sunday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Education and entertainment for all ages, co-sponsored by both cities of Somerville and Medford. For more information go to http://cday.tufts.edu. The location of the event will be on the Green at the top of the hill,. Free parking in garage at 419 Boston Avenue.

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A surprise 90th Birthday Party was held for Dan Spinosa. His family and friends wanted to surprise him. The party was held this past Sunday at the Ralph & Jenny Center on New Washington Street. He sure was surprised considering his birthday was in March. He was pleased to see many of his family and friends present.

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Speaking of the Spinosa family, the family’s well-known member around the city, Ricky, was seen on Election Day standing in Ward 4 holding a sign for his good friend Maria Curtatone. Speaking to him, you’d almost think he was going to ask Maria to marry him now that she won. He’s probably now one of Somerville’s most eligible bachelors. Or is he?

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We hear through the grapevine in Winter Hill that there is something in the works for the property owned by the Blumsack family on the corner of Temple and Broadway up to Langmaid Avenue. Also, there may be progress at the Star Market site. We heard there was someone interested in moving into the old Star building. When Ward 4 Alderman Tony Lafuente was asked, he smiled and mentioned that he’s hopeful. He’s working very hard to see that the Winter Hill section of the city is being looked at for improvement and that some progress happens.

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Our good friend Bob McWaters does it all. He works two jobs and does them both great, but on election day he stood holding three signs for elected officials. And then, after the elections ended at 8 p.m., he was up at City Hall working hard along with the election commission people, stamping those boxes coming in from the various precincts around the city. He’s everywhere!

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The Paddock has been purchased and the new owners are the same owners of Oleana Restaurant on Hampshire Street in Cambridge. They have purchased the Olde Paddock Restaurant.  Oleana Restaurant is renown with nationally known chefs. The restaurant will transform Gilman Square and will open soon.

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Our good friend and local Attorney Mike Dwyer recently returned from another mini, well-deserved vacation in Holland to visit his daughter’s school. Mike sure gets around. A couple of months ago he was in the Middle East.

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Happy Birthday to the following here in the ‘Ville: Our good friends Alderman Bob Trane is celebrating, as well as Alderman Tony Lafuente who hasn’t shown any gray hair from being Alderman yet, like Bob has. School Committee lady Maureen Cuff-Bastardi is celebrating this week and our good friend David Lebahn has another excuse to buy himself a present. Matt Ferreira, who works at DPW, is celebrating as well as Cameron Fournier. To these and all the other ‘Villens this week we say Happy Birthday.

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Happy 40th Anniversary to our “Somerville News Person of the Week” last week George Landers and his lovely bride Joan, who are celebrating 40 years of bliss and happiness.

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Bert Gay, the husband of former Mayor Dot Gay, is undergoing chemotherapy treatments this week and will continue for the next few months. We wish him well and say prayers for him.

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The Christopher Souza Reward Fund Walk is being held on Saturday, September 22. Please join them and help to get justice done for Christopher Souza. Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. and the walk will begin at 12:00 p.m. at Trum Field on Broadway. Registration fee is free. For information please contact Nancy Medeiros at 617-460-2768 or email at fancyone042666@comcast.net.

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Parents head “back to school” to learn important lessons: The Family Center is now enrolling for Fall Parenting Group Sessions. The Family Center in Somerville is a non-profit organization that has been serving families in Greater Boston and beyond for the past thirty years and regards parenting as a “journey that begins the day you are born” and families as “the most important institution and the most valuable resource in a child’s life.” Check them out at www.familycenterinc.org.

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Congratulations to our good friend Somerville resident Jason Castle, a ten year veteran of the Somerville Auxiliary Fire Department who has just been accepted for a position with the City of Cambridge as a 911 call operator. We wish him all the best with his new career.

 

1 Response » to “Newstalk – September 12”

  1. chris says:

    So what’s up with the Paddock and the Oleana folks? “The restaurant will transform Gilman Square and will open soon.” That was in early/mid-September. It’s now November, haven’t seen or heard anything. What’s the plan, what are they putting in there, and when? We need a good non-fancy/expensive bar restaurant thing back in the neighborhood.

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