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Eagle Trust Insurance donation to Catholic Charities

On April 17, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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Carl A. Garcia presents a donation check for $1,000 to Nancy Kavanagh, Program Director for Catholic Charities St. Patrick Shelter in Somerville.

Eagle Trust Insurance values the many local organizations in Somerville and the contributions they make to the community.  Carl A. Garcia recently presented a donation check for $1,000 to Nancy Kavanagh, Program Director for Catholic Charities St. Patrick Shelter in Somerville. This donation was made under the Arbella Insurance Foundation’s “Let’s Drive Out Hunger” initiative, which matches gifts for local food and shelter programs. Last year, Eagle Trust Insurance (then known as Best Rate Insurance) made similar donations to Respond, Inc. and the Somerville Homeless Coalition under the Let’s Drive Out Hunger Program. Eagle Trust Insurance is grateful to Arbella for their generosity and for supporting their agents in providing a positive difference in the lives of the people in the communities they serve.

 

Fired employee’s shattering response

On April 17, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to Olde Magoun’s Saloon Friday morning on reports of a dispute involving an employee.

Upon arrival, officers observed shattered glass littering the floor of the establishment.

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somervillelogoBeginning on Monday, April 28, the Albion Street Playground will be closed as city contractors work to install a retaining wall, and to make improvements to the lawn and water spray areas. Work is expected to be complete by the end of May, weather permitting. Please note that the full park and playground will be closed while this work is completed.

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Unsightly, unlicensed news boxes draw BOA ire

On April 17, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

The Board of Aldermen discussed the need to remove abandoned, damaged and unlicensed news boxes from both Union Square and throughout town.

The Board of Aldermen discussed the need to remove abandoned, damaged and unlicensed news boxes from both Union Square and throughout town.

By David R. Smith

When they’re maintained and kept fresh, they can put the world within reach, but when they’re left empty and open to the effects of time, weather and vandals, they go from being sources of information to eyesores.

The “they” are newspaper boxes, and the Board of Aldermen would like to see the city cleansed of the ones that are not kept stocked and/or properly licensed.

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Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m., the Somerville Road Runners will host the second Officer Sean Collier Memorial run, in conjunction with our Annual pre-Boston Marathon pasta party. This event will be held at Casey’s tavern, 173 Broadway, East Somerville, MA

Last year, MIT Police Officer Collier, who was also a member of the Somerville Auxiliary Police, was slain in the line of duty. Prior to the start of the 4 mile run, there will be a moment of silence for Sean.

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Prepared to set a precedent?

On April 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

BOA considers next move on fossil-fuel divestment petition
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fossil_webBy David R. Smith

There isn’t a precedent to go by on what happens if a board of aldermen, selectmen or city council catches the attention of the state Ethics Commission in voting for its retirement board to divest of any investments connected to the fossil-fuel industry, so members of Somerville’s BOA will have to decide whether they want to be that precedent and accept any consequences that may come.

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thesomervillenews's SCAP album on Photobucket

— Photos by Claudia Ferro

The Somerville Health Department and the Somerville Office of Prevention, in cooperation with Teen Empowerment and Save Our Somerville, held a free workshop and discussion April 8 at the Cross Street Center in East Somerville on substance abuse, prescription drug misuse and education, as well as strategies for support systems and treatment, recovery and coping mechanisms for victims and families.

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Newstalk – April 16

On April 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Come and join this month’s block party Thursday, April 17, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Chuckie Harris Park (Cross Street East). Bring a picnic and the family, have fun and meet your neighbors.

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Happy birthday this week to some of our fans here in the Ville and elsewhere. A big “happy birthday” to Linda Rock Coutoumas, who is celebrating this week. Talt Gregory Shackelford IV, from a well-known Villen family, we wish him a HB. Winslan George, who is local realtors very involved here in Somerville for many years, we wish a very happy birthday. Cheryl Constantine Leatham’s is celebrating this week as well.

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What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

On April 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Highway pollution impacts poor, immigrants
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Because of where they live, many of the city’s lower income and immigrant families are disproportionately at risk of contracting air pollution-related diseases. A recent Tufts study notes that air quality drops in the areas nearer to Route 93, the same areas with two of the city’s affordable housing developments and with neighborhoods that have more reasonable rents and home prices. More on this story at www.scatvsomerville.org/SNN.

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Our View of the Times – April 16

On April 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

powderhouse_viewThe fines from the state Ethics Commission usually hits a high of a few thousand dollars in the case of the most egregious, flagrant and unapologetic of conflict-of-interest violations.

And that’s when someone is being super-obviously sketchy to the 100th degree.

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