Newstalk – February 6

On February 6, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

This Thursday is the monthly Somerville Chamber after hours get together. Join the Chamber’s Business after Hours at Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar, 415 Washington Street (corner of Beacon Street), Thursday, February 7, 5-7 p.m. Free appetizers, excellent networking, free business card drawing, and cash bar. Sponsored by Somerville Rotary Club. Hosted by Dana Iacopucci of Cubby Oil. RSVP with name(s) and affiliation(s) of guests to smackey@somervillechamber.org.

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The Somerville Rotary Club is, like we said above, sponsoring this month’s Chamber after hours. Somerville Rotary is a group of business people and local non-profits. They meet every Tuesday at noon for lunch at the Mt. Vernon Restaurant, Lower Broadway. This great organization has been around here in Somerville for over 60 years now. It gives scholarships, grants and aide to various charities in Somerville. Ever wonder what they are all about? Come and join them Thursday evening at the Chamber and you’re welcome to attend the luncheon as well every Tuesday at noon.

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The Somerville Rotary is also excited to participate in the Annual Polio Plunge, February 9, at Long Beach in Gloucester. Kara Dardeno Mathieu and Frank Scarpa will plunge to help Rotary International eradicate polio in the world. This has been a major goal of Rotary’s international work for years and, while there are only three countries left that still have a few cases, Rotary seeks everyone’s help to finish the job. To support the plunge please go to the Somerville club’s plunge page: https://www.fundraise.com/activity/the-rotary-foundation-of-rotary-international/rotary7930-polar-plunge/team?show=somerville. For any questions please call Mark Alston-Follansbee, Club President, at 617-623-6111.

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Happy Birthday to the following here in the Ville and elsewhere: Eleanor Pye is celebrating and we wish her the best. She comes from a great Somerville family for generations. Another favorite daughter of Somerville celebrates this week, Barbara Snow of the famous Snow family. Brian Murphy, who works for the city at the Highway Department, is enjoying his day as well. Also celebrating this week is Diane Barbosa, another familiar name, or perhaps her last name is Mellissa Oppedisano. We wonder if she’s related to Somerville’s finest waitresses?  Also, Happy Birthday to Patti Foscarota.

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A reward has been established to have anyone come forward that might have information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Christopher Sousa. Anyone having any information can call the Somerville Police Tip line at 617-776-7210 or email to crimetip@police.somerville.ma.us. If you’d like to contribute to the fund send your donation to Winter Hill Savings Bank, 342 Broadway, Somerville. Make sure your check is payable to the Christopher Sousa Reward Fund. The family of Christopher Sousa is anxious to get people to come forward.

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The 71-year-old historic Rosebud Diner, the landmark eatery in Somerville’s Davis Square, was recently sold. The past owners did a great job in continuing a great place to eat here in Somerville. We wish the new owners the best of luck.

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Our condolences go out to the family of Theodore “Ted” Buttner on his unexpected passing. Ted was a long-time resident of 53 Walnut Street who raised his family here in Somerville. Ted Buttner raised his family here in Somerville and was a very active parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church in Union Square. He was well known in Ward Three for his community activity. He spent 35 years working for the MBTA. Ted was in Peabody last week to visit family, but never made it back as he was struck and killed by an automobile in the crosswalk while walking across Lowell Street while he was leaving Saint Adelaide Church on Sunday. Ted was also uncle to Somerville Alderman Jack Connolly.

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The Somerville High School Scholarship Foundation, a Dollars for Scholars Chapter of Scholarship America, plans to hold its Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013, in the Gallery 81 Conference Room at Somerville High School for current officers, directors, and members. New members are always welcome. The main purpose of the annual meeting is to discuss the current by-laws with emphasis on items related to membership categories. Contact correspondence secretary Noreen Santucci at NFSLEARN@aol.com or at 617-448-0145 with questions.

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11th Annual Brian Higgins Foundation Trivia Night will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 6 p.m. at Tufts University’s Cousens Gym. The trivia portion which is strictly for fun will consist of 80 teams who can discuss answers among themselves and compete against other teams in the possible areas of literature, entertainment, history, sports and music. There will also be a cash bar, raffles, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Kelly’s Roast Beef will provide a light dinner and dessert provided by Somerville High School Culinary Arts Program. REGISTER A TEAM FOR $25 per person up to 10 people per team. To Register your team: On-Line at www.thebrianhigginsfoundation.org or Call 617 625-3271 Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebrianhigginsfoundation.

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Join Theatre@First for performances of “The Vagina Monologues” to benefit the Somerville Commission for Women and the V-Day Spotlight Foundation, which works to end violence against women and girls. There will be two performances Sat., Feb. 9, at the Somerville Theatre. For more information or to buy tickets: http://www.theatreatfirst.org/shows/vagina_monologues/vagina_monologues.shtml.

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Somerville High School science students will have a chance to gain some first-hand lab experience just outside their doors when the Boston University Mobile Lab makes its SHS debut. The Mobile Lab will be at the SHS Campus February 4-8 and again on February 11-15. Students will be performing advanced microbiology techniques as they explore “Who Stole the Crown Jewels?” Students will be working with MobileLab staff on a variety of hands-on laboratory investigations. The use of the lab is designed to stimulate inquiry as students learn about and investigate biotechnology principles. The MobileLab is a Boston University School of Medicine traveling science laboratory. The MobileLab is a self-contained, wheelchair accessible laboratory facility with state-of-the-art equipment. The mission of the MobileLab, as noted on the BU MobileLab website, is “…to increase community access to modern day biotechnology.” This is the MobileLab’s first visit to Somerville High School.

 

2 Responses to “Newstalk – February 6”

  1. A. Moore says:

    Eleanor Pye, lovely lady from a wonderful family.

  2. DPW Hound says:

    Please also bring size ten shovel as snow will cover the Bull-S***, or bring back Dave Dow.

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