Obituary: George Fernandes

On January 18, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

George Fernandes was born on April 19,1924 in Somerville,MA, the son of John and Gabriela Fernandes. George passed away in Dallas, TX on January 8, 2017. George was preceded in death by his mother Gabriela, father John, his wife Juanita, sister Theresa Doherty , brother John Jr. and granddaughter Misty Kelley. Surviving him are his son Gerald, daughter Cynthia Hanson, sister Lorraine Hughey, and granddaughters Aaran and Ashley.

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‘Can We Talk About Poetry?’

On January 18, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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Guest columnist, Somerville Poet Ed Meek, chimes in with this review:

Poetry Matters
ISBN 978-0-9965026-3-413.95.
April 2017

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Lyrical Somerville – January 18

On January 18, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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The new Poet Laureate of Somerville Gloria Mindock writes, “I will serve the Somerville community with regular office hours, hosting a poetry round table open to all writers, workshops and readings for the elderly, poetry with puppets for children, readings and an informative talk about El Salvador’s civil war and the Salvadoran writing today in our community, and the giving away of free books throughout Somerville as part of Read America Read. I look forward to representing the city of Somerville for the next two years.”

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Somerville Police Crime Log January 9 – 14

On January 17, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Arrests:
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 Maureen Doyle, of 630 Salem St., Malden, January 9, 8:17 p.m., arrested at Canal St. on a charge of shoplifting over $100 by asportation.

John Dubuque, of 60 Concord Ave., January 11, 12:38 p.m., arrested at McGrath Hwy. on charges of threat to commit a crime and assault with a dangerous weapon.

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Tufts University employees give grants to 13 programs in Somerville

On January 16, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Nonprofit organizations from Medford, Somerville, Boston, and Grafton receive grants from the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund on Jan. 13, 2017. Contributions to the fund are made by Tufts employees from all campuses. (Anna Miller/Tufts University)

The Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF) committee recently awarded $5,405 in grants to 13 programs in Somerville. TNSF collects donations from university employees throughout the year and then awards grants to community-based, charitable organizations that serve Tufts’ host communities (Medford; Somerville; Grafton; and Boston’s Chinatown, Fenway, and Mission Hill neighborhoods) and actively engage Tufts volunteers in their work.

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MLK Day celebrations in Somerville planned for Jan. 16

On January 15, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Health and Human Services Department and the Somerville Public Schools announce the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event, entitled, “One Somerville,” to be held on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of national Martin Luther King Jr Day.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday schedule

On January 14, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

City offices will be closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash and recycling collection will be on a one-day delay all week. Parking meters will not be in effect Monday and there will not be enforcement of resident parking permits.

 

The Growing Center’s future: A public participation meeting

On January 14, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Need a dash of hope? The Friends of the Community Growing Center want to share with the broader community what has been happening around redesign for this city green space.

Hours of site mapping, community design meetings, and on-site education/planning days have all led to a vision for a sustainable future design. This planning should help expand the mission and reach of the Somerville Community Growing Center.

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Friends of Charlene Harris set up fundraiser

On January 13, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

This fundraiser is being created to assist Charlene Harris and her family while she fights her battle against cancer. Charlene Harris served as Ward 4 School Committee person for many years.

There isn’t anyone who has known Charlene through work, sports, charities, or as a student who hasn’t been positively impacted by her generous and giving personality. In the time that she worked in Somerville she has gone above and beyond for students in the city. The positive impact on these young adults has been immeasurable and now her family could benefit from our helping hand.

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‘Ambient’ at Somerville’s Washington Street gallery

On January 13, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

In Washington Street’s new show, Ambient, visual art reflects the co-incidence experimental music residency hosted by Non-Event and held in the Washington Street gallery.

In conjunction with the weeklong event led by invited guest artist Michael Pisaro, the visual artists of Washington Street are interpreting the term “ambient.” Represented media include painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, embroidery, and installation.

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