A world without jobs

On March 23, 2017, in Latest News, by System

Part 1: The crisis beyond the horizon
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By William C. Shelton

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

There will come a time in this Century when our political economy cannot provide what we think of as a “job” to half or more working-age people. By then, that system may no longer exist as we would recognize it.

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2017 MA Region IV Science Fair

On March 23, 2017, in Latest News, by System
timesphoto's SHS science fair album on Photobucket

— Photos by Claudia Ferro

The 2017 Massachusetts Region IV Science Fair, sponsored by Tufts University, the Rotary Club of Somerville, DistriGas, and the Somerville Public Schools, took place in the Somerville High School Field House on Saturday, March 18.

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Customer tips self, tips off police

On March 23, 2017, in Latest News, by System

Police officers were dispatched to the Dunkin’ Donuts on Alewife Brook Parkway last week on reports of a man who took tips out of the tip jar and left the store.

While en route, the officers were supplied with a description of the suspect and were advised that he was walking on Alewife Brook Parkway towards the Dilboy pool.

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Letter to the Editor – March 23

On March 23, 2017, in Latest News, by System

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

Dear Supporters,

The Alex Foster Foundation and the extended Foster Family would like to thank you for helping make our first Rock ‘n Hope fundraiser a huge success! Our humble thanks to so many friends who came out on a cold and snowy night to support our organization’s mission to educate, raise awareness and support individuals and families affected by addiction.

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Late night and early morning noise caused by waste management companies emptying dumpsters in the city’s central business districts is being scrutinized by city officials.

By Jim Clark

At the latest regular meeting of the City of Somerville Board of Aldermen, an order was put forward requesting that the City Solicitor advise Ward 6 Alderman Lance Davis on whether the city’s noise ordinance can be enforced against waste companies that empty dumpsters overnight and in the early morning.

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Somerville celebrates urban maple syrup production

On March 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
timesphoto's Syrup album on Photobucket

By Hannes Remmert

On Saturday, March 18, Groundwork Somerville, a local nonprofit, hosted the annual Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival. This festival serves every year as the main event of Groundwork’s Maple Syrup Project, an educational program covering Somerville’s urban maple syrup production.

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By Jim Clark

It was a lucky St. Patrick’s Day last Friday for a 47-year-old Medford man who tumbled onto the train track at Somerville’s Davis Square T station.

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Somerville High School sets two world records for charity

On March 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Your most people wearing eye-black world record setters for 2017 – or six out the participating 260 or more – the generous and talented students of Somerville, doing it all for the glory and for charity.

By Charles Lane

On Monday, March 20, Somerville High School hosted a multi-purpose extravaganza: two world records attempts, a clothing drive, and an energizer for sophomores scheduled to take MCAS testing this week.

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Newstalk – March 22

On March 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Coming up on Monday, March 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a fundraiser for Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballantyne will be held at Sabur Restaurant, 212 Holland Street in Teele Square. Katjana has been a good alderman representing the residents of Ward 7 and the city. She is also very concerned and dedicated.

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Ras Na hEireann 5k 2017

On March 22, 2017, in Latest News, by System

— Photo by Joe Ruvido

By Joe Ruvido

More than 1800 runners took part in Sunday’s Ras Na hEireann 5k in Davis Square. For some, including race winners Kevin Greene and Holly Rees, the run was another competitive event on the spring racing calendar. For others it served as a healthy, athletic end to a festive St Patrick’s Day weekend.

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