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Newstalk – October 18

Masonic Open House is coming up on Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., right here in Somerville. It’s one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in existence, since 1783, at 125 Highland Avenue. King Solomon’s Lodge AF & AM is still very active and very much alive and doing great. It has a huge amount of historical artifacts dating back to the 17th century, some of which will be on display for anyone to see. Come up the driveway to the rear parking lot. They will answer all the questions about Masonry that you may want to ask. Light refreshments will be served. The public is cordially invited.

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October 18

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Our View of the Times – October 18

How often in government – be it national, local, or anything in between – do we see instances of one hand not knowing what the other is doing? Unfortunately, too often, sorry to say.

This also holds true for certain dealings between governmental bodies and civilian contractors who have been entrusted to carry out development and renovation projects while keeping the best interests of the community in mind.

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Newstalk – October 11

No date has been set yet for the debate. It appears it’s a little difficult to work out scheduling between the candidates Mayor Joe Curtatone, his opponent Peyton Corbett, moderator Jon Keller and producer Joe Lynch. As soon as we hear of a date, we’ll post a notice on our website. The Somerville Media Center/SCATV is working hard to get this debate going.

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October 11

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Our View of the Times – October 11

It is an undeniable fact that the City of Somerville draws in an unusually large amount of musical talent within its relatively small confines.

Whether it be homegrown or imported, we have at our fingertips an incredibly diverse and nearly exhaustive supply of mellifluous entertainment to keep us amused and amazed as we watch it pass through our community.

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You can help today to prepare residents for the jobs of tomorrow

By Joseph A. Curtatone

We’re halfway through this season’s ResiStat meetings, where in addition to neighborhood updates, we’ve also been discussing the City’s progress toward our community’s SomerVision goals around public open space, housing, transportation, development, and job creation.  Each of these goals are intertwined and all are important. But today I want to take a closer look at our ambitious job creation goal and all that comes along with making this goal a reality.

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In praise of the women of the Board

By William C. Shelton

The United States ranks 78th in the world in women’s political representation. This is a shame because evidence is unequivocal that organizations that include women in their leadership produce better outcomes than those that don’t.

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Newstalk – October 4

Tonight, Wednesday October 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Ward 3 Alderman Bob McWatters will be having a campaign get together and fundraiser at Sally O’Brien’s on Somerville Ave. The last time his opponent sent spies to monitor the event. Alderman McWatters is a good person. He’s being accused of taking money from developers, but maybe some unopposed candidates might want to stop spreading lies. They might find an opponent in two years that they might not like.

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October 4

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Our View of the Times – October 4

Somerville cares. And it shows it.

From time to time we are called upon to gather together to show our solidarity with worthy causes, to share the grief of loss with those who have lost so much, or simply to feel that kindred spirit that makes us a community, not just a city of brick and mortar.

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Data Download with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

By Joseph A. Curtatone

Taking a closer look at notable city data – and interesting numbers.

20 percent of the snow season budget: It’s already October, which means we’re starting to get the first hints of winter, but for DPW, winter is already here. To date, the department has encumbered 20 percent of the FY18 snow season budget for planned expenses like purchasing new vehicle parts, tires, snow plows, tools, and making repairs to the fleet so that they’re ready and able to clear the streets and sidewalks in a timely fashion once that first snowfall arrives.

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