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Aida Corredor’s fond farewell party

On June 29, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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 — Photos by Claudia Ferro

Parent Liaison at Parent Information Center (PIC) for Somerville Public Schools Aida Corredor recently retired after 20 years. Friends, family, co-workers, and Somerville officials attended her retirement party and showed their appreciation of her and the great work she has done.

 

ArtFarm community meeting to be held July 8

On June 29, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

somervillelogoMayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston invite all interested community members to a public meeting to share a vision for the former Waste Transfer Station on Polar St., near Brickbottom. City representatives will present schematic drawings and a vision based on prior meetings with neighbors and stakeholders. The meeting will be held on Wed., July 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Argenziano School at 290 Washington St. All are welcome. For more information, contact the Somerville Arts Council at 617-625-6600 ext. 2985.

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A taste of Hollywood at On The Hill Tavern

On June 29, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Central Intelligence filming set to begin at On the Hill Tavern. ~Photo by Bobbie Toner

“Central Intelligence” filming set to begin at On the Hill Tavern. — Photo by Bobbie Toner

By Jim Clark

Filming for a major Hollywood movie, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, is taking place from June 28 to July 1 at On the Hill Tavern in Somerville.

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Somerville named 2015 All-America City

On June 28, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

aac_logo_webSomerville one of only 10 nationwide winners; 2015 award recognized City’s support for local youth; All-America City banner to be unfurled at Fireworks on July 2.

The National Civic League announced this week that for the third time since its inception in 1949, the City of Somerville, Massachusetts, is a recipient of the coveted All-America City Award, widely considered one of the most prestigious awards bestowed upon cities. The annual award (aka “the Academy Award for cities”) celebrates and recognizes communities that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges. Somerville is one of only ten winners nationwide, and the only community from New England, to have been selected as a finalist in 2015. Somerville previously won the award in 2009, and 1972.

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ESCS Spring Concert

On June 27, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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— Photos by Claudia Ferro

The East Somerville Community School Spring Concert took place on Friday, June 19 in the school auditorium. Students played instruments and sang for the appreciative crowd of attendees.

 

Arbor Day Celebration and poster contest winners

On June 27, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Argenziano School hosted the Arbor Day Celebration presented by the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation last week. Several students from around the Somerville school district participated in the associated poster contest.

Argenziano School hosted the Arbor Day Celebration presented by the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation last week. Several students from around the Somerville school district participated in the associated poster contest.

By Rebecca Danvers

On Friday, June 19, at 10:00 a.m., the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation held an Arbor Day Celebration at the Argenziano School to present awards to the 2015 Massachusetts Arbor Day Poster Contest winners, including three students from the Somerville Public Schools.

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The Scoop N Scootery: Delivering the goodies

On June 27, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Luscious ice cream concoctions are delivered right to your door,, thanks to the clever and innovative service provided by Scoop N Scootery.

Luscious ice cream concoctions are delivered right to your door,, thanks to the clever and innovative service provided by Scoop N Scootery.

By Oliver Bok

Driving home exhausted from a summer job on a hot and humid day in 2012, Austin Crittenden, then a student at Tufts, asked himself a simple question: “Why doesn’t ice cream delivery exist?”

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ESCS Middle Grades Project

On June 26, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

 

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~Photos by Claudia Ferro 

Middle grades students at East Somerville Community School participated in a special project at the school auditorium on June 16.

 

Kick Off Summertime in Somerville at Family Fun Day, Fireworks

On June 26, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Summer officially kicks off this weekend with the annual Family Fun Day in Somerville on Saturday, June 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at Trum Field. Summertime in Somerville from June to September will include annual favorite events and series as well as some new programs for residents of all ages. Following Family Fun Day, the City will host its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration at Trum Field on Thursday, July 2.

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240 Elm St. Update

On June 26, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Update: Friday, June 26, 2015

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To prepare to reopen both lanes of Elm St., crews will need to fully close Elm St. on Saturday morning, June 27, between 4 a.m. and approximately 7 a.m. During this time, jersey barriers will be shifted to the parking lane in front of 240 Elm St. to create a temporary pedestrian walkway as construction continues.

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