Long journey home for lost soldier

On August 24, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Jim Clark

Corporal Ronald M. Sparks, United States Army, from Cambridge, MA, became Missing in Action (MIA) while his unit (Co. D, 1st Bn, 38th Infantry Regt, 2nd Infantry Div.) was clearing a road block held by the opposing forces in the vicinity of Hoengsong, R.O.K. (Republic of Korea) on February 12, 1951.

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Lyrical Somerville – August 24

On August 24, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Barry Duncan writes palindromes. Constantly redefining what can be accomplished in two directions, he has provided texts for collaborations with the composer Oliver Caplan and the dance company Monkeyhouse, and he has had a gallery show at ArtHelix in Brooklyn. Ever since he was profiled by Gregory Kornbluh in the magazine The Believer, Barry has been in demand (well, sort of) as a speaker and an authority on all things reversible. He is the subject of Michael Rossi’s upcoming documentary film The Master Palindromist (www.masterpalindromist.com) and the author of the (as yet unpublished) book I Am The One Making Reversible Art. Barry lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, is always accepting commissions, and can be reached at palindromist@hotmail.com.

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Somerville residents arrested for allegedly robbing nun

On August 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Vanessa Young (L), Crystal Young (R). `~ Photos courtesy Quincy Police Dept.

Vanessa Young (L), Crystal Young (R). — Photos courtesy Quincy Police Dept.

By Jim Clark

On Sunday, August 21, at approximately 2:05 p.m., the Quincy Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery. The investigating officer spoke to the victim, a Sister at The Daughters of Mary of Nazareth Convent.

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Somerville Police Crime Log August 16 – 19

On August 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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 Carlos Silveira, of 48 Governor Winthrop Rd., August 16, 1:04 a.m., arrested at Assembly Row on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, malicious wanton defacement of property, assault with a dangerous weapon, and leaving the scene of personal injury.

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Mayor: Battle against Wynn casino over

On August 22, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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Mayor Curtatone made it official on Monday, publicly announcing that the city’s ongoing beef with Wynn resorts has been settled.

By Tom Bannister

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone appeared before the press and public on Monday to personally announce that the city’s struggle with the $2+ billion Wynn Resorts project has come to an end.

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Barry Duncan,Master Palindromist

Barry Duncan,Master Palindromist

I interviewed Barry Duncan–Master Palindromist at the Bloc 11 Cafe in Somerville. A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers. Examples in English include “A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!”, “Amor, Roma”, “race car”, “stack cats”, “step on no pets”, “taco cat”, “put it up”, “Was it a car or a cat I saw?” and “No ‘x’ in Nixon”.

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Somerville Local First hosts a Local Duathlon

On August 21, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Community Co-op Series: Health & Wellness Edition at The Training Room on September 24

It’s a run + bike + run! Looking for something active and local to do in the Boston area as we move into Fall? Sign up to participate in this LOCAL DUATHLON fundraiser that’s not only good for your health, but good for the local economy. Run 2 miles, bike 10 miles (indoor), and run 1 more mile to the finish!

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‘Stay Strong’ Program teaches balance and strength

On August 21, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Tom Bannister

Have you or a family member stopped going out and doing the things you enjoy, due to a fear of falling? The Stay Strong Program could help.

Offered through the Health and Wellness department at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES), Stay Strong focuses on simple strength and balance exercises that can help prevent a fall, explained program coordinator Eliza Wiesner.

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What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

On August 20, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Here are some of the stories presented on Somerville Neighborhood News:

After the third longest heat wave in Boston history, temperatures dipped into the 70’s for a few days of relief. As temperatures begin to climb again we check in with Dr. Chris Fischer of Somerville Hospital for a closer look at staying healthy in the heat; why many people don’t realize their emergent health problems might be heat related; who’s at risk and what to watch for when temperatures rise.

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Fluff Festival continues to celebrate local inventions

On August 20, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
The What the Fluff Festival returns to Union Square on September 25.

The What the Fluff Festival returns to Union Square on September 25.

By Mengqi Sun

99 years ago, Archibald Query created Marshmallow Fluff right in Union Square. This September, in its 11th year, What the Fluff Festival returns with more food, music, and activities, commemorating that invention.

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