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James Weinberg has fully embraced the challenge of deconstructing Goya.

James Weinberg has fully embraced the challenge of deconstructing Goya.

By Mariya Manzhos

Somerville graphic artist James Weinberg spent nearly 20 hours examining The Parasol, a painting by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya. After a while, the details of the image started blurring together. “The dog’s paw started looking like the face,” laughs Weinberg. His task was to convert an elaborate masterpiece into a paint-by-numbers mural to be installed in Copley Square on October 18 and 19. With the help of a stepladder and an array of paints, the public will be invited to join collectively in coloring the mural over the weekend.

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HONK! ESCS

On October 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

news29's Honk ESCS album on Photobucket

— Photos by Claudia Ferro

The HONK! festival shared its tradition of unique expression at East Somerville Community School’s El Sistema program last Friday.

 

2nd Annual Sean Collier Memorial Weekend at Lyndell’s Bakery

On October 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

collier_weekend_1_webFri., Sat., Sun., October 17-19, 720 Broadway, Somerville, MA

$1 from every half moon sold and all raffle proceeds will be donated to the Somerville Auxiliary Police Sean Collier Memorial Scholarship Fund helping Somerville High School Seniors who are pursuing a career in law enforcement. They will be selling individual custom made half moons with Sean’s Somerville Police badge number 310 on them. $1 from every moon sold will be donated to the SAPD Sean Collier Memorial Scholarship fund. Last year they were able to raise over $6,000 for the fund and the goal is to go past that this year.

 

King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge Lobster Bake

On October 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

bake_webBy Donald Norton

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.

 

 

Pocketbook ‘collector’ pays the price

On October 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

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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Cities must lead the way on climate change

On October 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

mayor_webBy Joseph A. Curtatone

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

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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HONK! 2014

On October 15, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

news29's HONK Davis Square album on Photobucket

— Photos by Claudia Ferro

The 9th Annual HONK! festival hit the streets of Somerville last weekend. The festival of activist bands was fun, colorful, and LOUD.

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Board of Alderman addresses city’s chronic flooding issues

On October 15, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Flood Forum Special Committee’s report to the Board of Alderman indicated that a lot of planning and work needs to be put into finding solutions to the city’s flooding problem

The Flood Forum Special Committee’s report to the Board of Alderman indicated that a lot of planning and work needs to be put into finding solutions to the city’s flooding problem

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.

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2014 Ballot QUESTION 3: Expanding Prohibitions on Gaming

On October 15, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

small_voteEach week prior to the November election The Somerville Times will present the Statewide ballot questions, along with pro and con arguments, one at a time for examination and further consideration. We continue the series this week with Question 3: Expanding Prohibitions on Gaming.

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Newstalk – October 15

On October 15, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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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