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Newstalk – August 17

This week, Dilboy Stadium on the Alewife is once again hosting the 5th Annual Fight Night at Dilboy, Friday evening, August 19. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. First bout at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth. Children under 12 are free with a paid adult admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Somerville Boxing Club, 11 Otis Street, or at the door the night of the event. Rain date August 20.

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Our View of the Times – August 17

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Who can honestly say that they don’t have a special place in their heart for warm summer days where lingering in the sun, soaking it in, makes up for all the icy months we suffer through off-season?

Still, there are times when the heat gets a little too intense for our liking and for our health and wellbeing – such as we’ve experienced this past week or so.

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Letter to the Editor – August 17

To the Editor:

Each day I go to my office, I drive through East Cambridge and East Somerville. Both neighborhoods have changed, in some ways quite dramatically. East Cambridge has grown into a hotspot for new economy businesses and life sciences, and there has been an enormous increase in new apartment units. East Somerville’s Lower Broadway boasts one of the most eclectic, funky areas in all of Greater Boston. And yet, both neighborhoods retain a welcoming, familiar feel.

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Newstalk – August 10

Dilboy Stadium on the Alewife is once again hosting the 5th Annual Fight Night at Dilboy, Friday evening, August 19. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. First bout at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth. Children under 12 are free with a paid adult admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Somerville Boxing Club, 11 Otis Street, or at the door the night of the event. Rain date August 20.

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Our View of the Times – August 10

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It looks now as though the Wynn Boston Harbor resort complex is going to become a reality for the city of Everett – and, of course, for its neighbors, like us.

In spite of the best efforts by representatives from Boston, Somerville, and elsewhere to grind the project to a permanent halt, the casino giant has prevailed in the end. For better or worse.

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Three summer essentials: Fun, sun and brain-building books

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By Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

It’s no secret I’m a fan of summertime and getting outside to have some fun. I spend a lot of time talking about making Somerville a great place to play. Yet there’s something just as important to do during the summer as playing: reading.

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Cory Booker, Jesus and the politics of love

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By William C. Shelton

From time to time certain ideologues insist in tones of moral superiority that the U.S. was founded as a Christian nation. The historical evidence clearly contradicts this.

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Letter to the Editor – August 10

Dear Mayor Curtatone,

We are a group of dozens of public health students and professionals at Boston University School of Public Health – several from Somerville, some from surrounding cities and towns – who have been witnessing the recent debate over the ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner outside of your City Hall with intense interest. We view the deaths of unarmed black citizens by police as well as the tragic deaths of law enforcement officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge with grief and horror. The manner and frequency at which unarmed black citizens have been killed reinforces the truth that black people in the United States are at increased risk of police violence unlike any other group of people.

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Newstalk – August 3

Yes, we were assured that the Annual Mayor’s Senior Picnic is being held today, Wednesday, August 3, at Powder House Park in West Somerville. It was not advertised on the City of Somerville’s website like the other Council on Aging events are. Is the Director, Cindy Hickey, trying to keep it a secret? Maybe she decided not to invite those elderly that don’t live in elderly housing? We will be there to check it out this year. We think it’s at around noontime, but who knows?

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