There was a Lobster Bake last Saturday at King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge, 125 Highland Ave. Over 50 brethren and visitors attended and feasted on fresh lobster, seafood chowder and much more. It was great fun for all who attended. Pictured left to right is Bro. Christopher Pedersen, Wor. Phil Privitera and Bro. Bobby Potaris. Even though it rained, the turnout was excellent and Wor. Phil Privitera, a local attorney, was one of the guests. He is currently the Worshipful Master of Mystic Valley Lodge in Arlington and brought his family over to join in festivities. This coming Saturday at King Solomon’s Lodge is Masonic Open House Day at 125 Highland Avenue (rear). The Lodge will be open for public tours and questions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit in conjunction with the Somerville Police Department Criminal Investigative Division conducted a narcotic/anti-crime interdiction surveillance within the Assembly Square Market Place and Assembly Row area last week.
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Last week, I attended the annual Climate Change Teach-In at UMass Lowell to talk about how Somerville is leading the way in battling global warming. After I called upon Somerville in my inaugural address in January to set a citywide goal to reduce our net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, the organizers wanted to hear what we were doing to reach that goal. And, why set such a high goal, even though we don’t necessarily have a defined path toward achieving that goal?
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By Jim Clark
The report of the Flood Forum Special Committee meeting as a Committee of the Whole was presented to the Somerville Board of Alderman at its Regular Meeting on Thursday of last week.
The Special Committee, comprised of Board members Maryann Heuston of Ward 2, Mark Niedergang of Ward 5, and Robert McWatters of Ward 3, met on Tuesday of last week to discuss findings related to the flooding issues facing the city.
This coming Saturday, the 18th, is the East Somerville Clean Up. Meet at 115 Broadway (East Branch Library) on Saturday, October 18 at 10:30 a.m. Come join in making East Somerville beautiful for the fall. Using the citywide cleanup as a starting point, East Somerville Main Streets and Alderman Matt McLaughlin are planning a neighborhood-wide cleanup to make it the cleanest neighborhood in Somerville. Refreshments to follow at location TBA.
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By Yuxiao Yuan, SNN reporter
Alarmed at the amount of pigeons in Union and other squares, and the health issues associated with the food they don’t eat… and the food they do eat… members of the city’s Board of Alderman’s Public Health and Public Safety Committee recently asked city officials to undertake a public information campaign with an important message: “Don’t Feed the Birds!”
A Somerville Police officer assigned to the Traffic Bureau last Friday was passed on Washington St. by a motorcycle that had no registration plate displayed. The officer made a U-turn and followed the motorcycle, activating the cruiser’s blue lights and siren.
The motorcycle reportedly slowed to a near halt near Joy St., but failed to fully stop. According to reports the operator of the motorcycle, later identified as Daniel Carmenatty, 24, of Everett, looked back at the officer then accelerated away, towards Charlestown.
By Bob (Monty) Doherty
If it sounds “too good to be true,” then it probably is. So, abide by that well-worn advice and steer clear. This sounds pretty simple, but how many people accept it? Not nearly enough.
A large stucco-covered house on Powder House Boulevard stands across from Dilboy Field. Its square features and color gives it the likeness of a giant golden nugget, which seems appropriate, because at one time a multi-millionaire rented there. The time was 1919-1920 when a million dollars was worth ten times today’s value.