Newstalk – November 7

On November 7, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The elections are finally over and normality quickly comes back as of today. All of those  TV commercials, mailings,  plus those hated robo calls are over. A few months to go before the local city elections start. It’s great that they won’t be able to pay for TV ads, although they can advertise in The News.

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Tonight, Wednesday, at the Holiday Inn on Washington Street, The annual Somerville Chamber of Commerce Dinner and Powderhouse Awards, starts at 6:30 p.m. A reception is followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The special guests are State Treasurer Steve Grossman and our own Congressman Michael Capuano.

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Well, it’s finally happened. Mayor Joe Curtatone signed a new city policy discouraging the use of the term or phrase “illegal immigrants” by any city official and municipal employees. Mayor Joe’s new policy here in Somerville reinforces the concept that all the people illegally living in Somerville have to be referred to as “undocumented.” So all your city employees and officials had better watch out. Let us know how you feel about this.

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Mark the date of November 13 at the Holiday Inn here in Somerville for the Edith Chaille Memorial Transportation Fund of 600 Windsor Place, Somerville 02143. The Chaille Family of Green & Yellow Cab Company are having a fundraiser for senior transportation. Tickets are $20 with a Buffet and a DJ. All donations are gladly accepted.

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Join the Little Sisters of the Poor on Highland Avenue for their Annual Christmas Bazaar to be held this Saturday, November 10. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.    Lots of items will be on sale including food and many surprises. It’s a great cause, so please go and do some shopping and help the Little Sisters and the elderly residents at the home.

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Happy Birthdays to all our fans here in the ‘Ville and from the ‘Ville. To a fantastic lady who is well known here, we wish Paula Mackey a great day and week. Likewise to Linda Brown, another nice lady. Also Brian Raposo of the ‘Ville and Chris Keohan of CK Strategies, a political consultant. Theresa Fusco Boucher who works for Verizon also celebrates this week. A good friend, Susan Callahan, is celebrating her birthday this week. We wish her a great day. A special cousin to the Tauros, Jason Mesiti, we wish a great day. Happy Birthday to Ron Glejzer. And to Stephanie Morgado of the ‘Ville who works for Verizon we wish a great day for her.

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Congratulations to Ray Zonghetti for receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Somerville Chamber of Commerce at the Dinner tonight. Ray is a lifelong resident and very dedicated to the city and especially to the Chamber. He is always giving of himself to this and many other charitable organizations here in Somerville.

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Deputy Police Chief, and popular all around nice guy, Mike Cabral, along with his lovely wife Debbie, were recently blessed with the birth of their granddaughter Myah Marie Cabral, 7 lbs., to proud parents Michael and Ashley. Of course, this means that Gene Brune is now a Great Grandfather. Congratulations to everyone in the Cabral family.

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What’s running through the minds of the good people up at City Hall in the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) department? There is serious talk that they want to redesign Beacon Street to only allow parking on one side of the street and dedicate the other side solely to bicycles with a bike path. Hello, is anybody thinking about the local businesses along that street who are struggling to survive as it is now with a resection on our heels, never mind taking away their parking? Bike paths are nice but let’s not go overboard here and this brainstorm idea should definitely be revisited and thought out.

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A benefit fundraiser for our good friend Rick Barletta to help with his recovery from the horrific accident he went through where he sustained permanent injuries in a near fatal motorcycle crash this past May that has left him in a wheelchair. Friends and family members of Rick’s will be holding a benefit to help raise money to help with care for him and his family. Rick is a very strong willed person and has what it takes to overcome this tragic situation. His benefit will be held on Saturday, November 24, at the Winter Hill Yacht Club located at 78 Foley Street in Somerville at 6:00 p.m. A $20 cover charge will include admission, dancing, buffet, DJ, cash bar and a raffle to help Rick and his family with the cost of his care as he heals and tries gets rolling again. Any donations for the raffle would be greatly appreciated. Please contact, Jeaneen Barletta, at jeanen.barletta@facebook.com or Billy Tauro at (617)293-2016 or Wmtauro@Bostonnewsgroup.com for more information.

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A public meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, at 12:00 noon at the Winter Hill Yacht Club located at 78 Foley Street in Somerville directly next door to the Assembly Square job site behind the Big Kmart department store. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and address any alleged potential hazards, concerns and harm that the dust particles from the Assemble Square Construction site can cause to your property as well as to your health. Representatives of the developer Federal Realty, EPA, City of Somerville and the Governor’s office were asked and are expected to attend. Neighbors, abutters and the general public are all invited to attend as well.

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This Saturday night at The Burren, in Davis Square, the Somerville High class of 1987 will be meeting to celebrate their 25th reunion from 6-9 p.m.

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Join orange leaf, America’ s Frozen Yogurt, this Saturday, Nov 10, for their Grand Opening event. There will be face painting, prizes and giveaways. The event runs from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. at 260 Elm Street. They will be giving away 25 free 8oz cups of Froyo every two hours starting at 11 a.m. Stop by, welcome them to Somerville.

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Happy Birthday to Patrick Sullivan, who celebrated his 77th birthday on Saturday, November 3. Say a big “Hello” to him at the Little Sisters of the Poor on Highland Ave.

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Happy birthday to our good friend Attorney Fred Diamond.

 

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