Newstalk – March 27

On March 27, 2013, in Latest News, by The News Staff

We want to wish all Villens out there a Happy Passover this week and a blessed and Happy Easter to all, from all of us here at the Somerville News.

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Don’t forget tonight, Wednesday, is the saved date to help preserve a big piece of Somerville History in our city. Masons worldwide donate over $4,000,000 per day to help local charities and children around the world. Now the Highland Masonic Temple Association (HMTA) in Somerville needs your help to assist the King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge to help preserve the landmark historic church located at 125 Highland Avenue in Somerville. The association for the members of the lodge are hosting a HMTA 1st Annual “Night Out Comedy Night” at Giggles Comedy Club at Prince Pizzeria located on Rt. 1 in Saugus on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. For $25 per person you get a stand up comic show performed by world-class professional comedians, all the pizza that you can eat, a silent auction, drawings, and a fun time for all. More importantly, you will be helping to preserve the historic lodge building for generations to come. So come on all you Somervillians out there, please be a part of history and enjoy a fun night out at the same time. For more info and tickets, Facebook message Billy Tauro or call him at (617) 293-2016 or email him at Wmtauro@aol.com.

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Our hearts and prayers go out to our good friend George Manzelli who has been recently hospitalized and is getting ready to take on a fight, one of the biggest battles of his life. George is a fantastic guy and we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.

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Remember reading in The News last week about the owner of that sub shop that we got a complaint about that told a customer to go $@*# themself after they complained about a bad sub? Well, it seems that one of the two owners called us up on Friday and first apologized about his partner’s ignorance, then apologized to us about the situation and promised to look into it and vowed that something like that would never happen again. He also vowed that he wants his shop to be one of the best sub shops in town. He was very sincere, apologetic and we believe him. We wish him all the best for a successful future here in the Ville. Always remember that the customer is always right!

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We wish Thelma Carriger the best for a speedy recovery from her recent eye surgery. We understand she’s back home and getting better.

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Somerville Pop Warner needs your help. They just got a new batch of these really cool black “Villen” tee-shirts in with white lettering that read “Villens Football.” Only $10 each. Every little bit helps. It’s for the kids and a great cause. They need all the help we can give them. Proceeds sponsor uniforms, fields, refs, and traveling, or if a family can’t afford to pay in full, as long as Somerville pop Warner has kids playing football that’s all that matters to them. With your support it goes a long way. Email Billy Tauro at Wmtauro@aol.com or message him on Facebook and he will get it to you even if he has to deliver it personally. You can also purchase Somerville Pop Warner tee-shirts at Buddy’s Diner on Washington St. in Somerville as well. Stop in and ask for Nick to say “Hi!” So please, all you Villens out there, help support Somerville Pop Warner and purchase one.  (We now carry jet black “Villen Cheerleader” tee-shirts as well for all you “hot looking female Villens” out there!)

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Happy birthday to our good friend Dick Murdza who is turning 77 years old in the Ville this week. Also, Happy Birthday to a native Somerville Villen and Somerville High Graduate, Maria Tauro. Several other Villens celebrating this week are: Paula Brennick, who now resides in Rochester NY.  The one and only Ed Bean of City Hall fame, a nice guy and great with figures. He knows his math stuff, ask anyone up at City Hall. Karen Toner, who works for the school department. Mr. Jimmy Halloran (junior), who is married to Amanda and works as a Financial Analyst at UMass Boston. And how can we forget the best accountant and tax person, Ms. Diane O’Brien, whose office is right in Davis Square. She’s a busy lady. And finally, Douglas Wiswall, of the famous Paulina Street Wiswalls, a great family.

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Condolences go out to the family of Vincent Macone on his recent passing this past week. Vincent was very nice guy and will be sadly missed. Vincent was also father of Somerville Police Officer Tommy Macone.

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RESPOND is having an Open House coming up on Wednesday, April 10 from 4 to 7 p.m.   at 60 Union Square #300. This event is an opportunity to meet RESPOND staff, board, volunteers, and learn about their life-saving programs, such as the Shelter, hotline, teen dating violence program, children services and many other great programs.

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Please Join Somerville Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston for her Spring Gala being hosted at the Independent Restaurant located at 75 Union Square in Somerville from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian and Mayor Joseph Curtatone will be there with many other state and local elected officials honoring Maryann, so don’t miss it.

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Walk Deanna Home this Saturday, March 30 at 5 p.m. starting at the Winter Hill School upper schoolyard off Sycamore. Family and friends of Deanna Cremin will march the streets of Somerville once again in the hopes of generating new leads that may lead to the arrest of her murderer. This time we will symbolically walk Deanna ALL OF THE WAY home, passing where her boyfriend claims to have left her the night she was murdered. We will rally at the upper Winter Hill schoolyard and March up Sycamore St. to Broadway stopping at Deanna’s boyfriends house at the time of the murder (419 Broadway). We will make a brief stop pausing for a short moment of silence then making our way back down Broadway going left onto Main St. and taking a right onto Moreland St. then right onto Heath Street. Continuing down Heath with another brief at the corner of Heath and Bond St. (the halfway point where her boyfriend said he left her that night). From there we will go down Bond making a left onto Jacques St. pausing at the Elderly complex and then on down Jacques to Deanna’s old house parting ways from there returning to our cars. Family and friends of Deanna hope you will march with them in memory of that tragic night.

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Don’t forget, for all of those who ever wanted to ask questions about masonry and the history of Masons in Massachusetts, especially right here in Somerville, the only Masonic Lodge in Somerville, King Solomon’s Lodge will be hosting, along with several hundred Massachusetts lodges an Open House on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 125 Highland Avenue (rear) Somerville. Go up the driveway to the large building in back with the parking lot.

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Congratulations to local Somerville business Cubby Energy Services, who has earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies. “It’s a select group of companies rated on Angie’s List that can claim the exemplary customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Our standards for the Super Service Award are quite high. The fact that Cubby Energy Services earned this recognition speaks volumes about its dedication providing great service to its customers.” Angie’s List Super Service Award 2012 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines. Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2012 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

 

2 Responses to “Newstalk – March 27”

  1. Boston Kate says:

    Thank you, SN; the same to all of you!

  2. j. connelly says:

    While it is good to have a police presence in the neighborhood, it is disheartening for the reasoning the priority is set.

    A number of Tufts student pedestrians were struck by vehicles this past spring. New signage and crosswalk patterns were put in place. Then a police presence of cruisers parked in the area to ticket violators of the crosswalk law, failing to yield for pedestrians. This police presence is still in effect at varying hours day/night, some at high pedestrian traffic periods, morning, noon, 5 p.m. among other times.

    What is ironic is that while the police cruisers are present, pulling violators over for tickets/warnings (for the Tufts students, the majority that use these crosswalks). The signage posted in these same locations for NO LARGE TRUCKS, which has been IN EFFECT FROM THE 50’s when we first moved here. Is not addressed by these same police cruisers. The reason for the pavement being in such a state of disrepair is from the weight of these heavy trucks. Moving Van, Oil Delivery, Appliance Delivery, MAY, … MAY, have documentation proving there status on this street for that particular day, but Liquor, Beer, Walgreen, CVS, tractor trailer trucks, Oil/Gas tractor trailer tankers, Food/Milk Delivery trucks are all using the Blvd illegally as a short cut (over Curtis St via Blvd from or to Rte 93/Rte 16), Heavy Trucks traverse illegally on the Blvd from 5 a.m. even until 1 a.m. A couple of times those large new car carrier trailer trucks have driven down the Blvd with a load of Toyota’s, I still cannot find a Toyota Dealership on the Blvd. Thus again Tax exempt Tufts University draw$ from city services while the residents are denied the same courtesy. It is GROSSLY WRONG and needs to be addressed on a regular basis like the crosswalk issue.

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