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Somerville Police Crime Log May 18 – May 24

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

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Ricardo Pimentel, of 190 Pearl St., May 18, 7:52 p.m., arrested at home on a warrant charge of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.

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Mary Alexandra Agner met me at my usual corner at the Bloc 11 Café in Union Square to discuss her career in science, writing and poetry. Agner moved to Somerville in 1997, and told me that her first poetry publication was in Somerville’s Ibbetson Street magazine. Agner earned a degree from MIT and an MFA at Emerson College in Boston. At Emerson she studied with the late, great, and very eccentric poet Bill Knott. Agner said of Knott: “He was very influential and was very willing to work with me and other students. In fact Knott blurbed her first collection of poetry: “Doors of the Body.”

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Lyrical Somerville – May 27

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

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I have had a love affair with the great jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong ever since I heard him sing the line (in that wonderful, worldly rasping voice of his his), “Take your shoes off Lucy, and let’s get juicy,” from Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Poet Matthew Sisson does a riff on this late Jazz great. Matthew Sisson’s poetry has appeared in magazines and journals ranging from the Harvard Review Online, to JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and he is the former poetry editor of the trade journal Modern Steel Construction. His first book, Please, Call Me Moby, was published by the Pecan Grove Press, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio Texas in March of 2015, and is available at his website, matthewsissonpoetry.com, and on Amazon.

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Blue Angels over Somerville

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

~Photos by Claudia Ferro

— Photos by Claudia Ferro

The Navy’s Blue Angels squadron of six F/A-18 Hornet jets flew over the Greater Boston area, including Somerville, on Tuesday as part of a scheduled photo shoot.

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LGBTQ flag raising on SHS Concourse May 27

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

LBGT flag raisingPlease join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) on Wed., May 27, at 2:45 p.m. to raise the Pride flag in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month and LGBTQ Youth Pride. The ceremony will take place on the City Hall concourse, 93 Highland Ave. Mayor Curtatone, City LGBTQ Community Liaison Andra Oshinsky, and a representative from GSA will speak at the event. The event is open to the public, and  community members are invited to join in celebrating LGBTQ youth and the diversity that makes Somerville great. For more information about the GSA and other LGBT programming, events and information, please contact lgbtq@somervillema.gov, or 617-625-6600 ext 2400.

 

somervillelogoSullivan appointed interim Chief following retirement of 37-year veteran Kevin Kelleher

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced that Deputy Fire Chief Patrick J. Sullivan III has been named Acting Chief Fire Engineer following the recent retirement of Chief Kevin Kelleher. Sullivan has 29 years of service with the Somerville Fire Department, and is a lifelong Somerville resident.

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Not your usual suspects

On May 24, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Update:  May 28 show at Johnny D’s has been canceled

The New Orleans Suspects will be playing on Thursday, May 28, at Thunder Road, Union Square.

The New Orleans Suspects will be playing on Thursday, May 28, at Thunder Road, Union Square.

By Blake Maddux

As a musical unit, the Crescent City quintet The New Orleans Suspects has everything going for it. Its members include longtime Neville Brothers drummer “Mean” Willie Green, onetime Dirty Dozen Brass Band lead guitarist Jake Eckert, saxophonist and former James Brown bandleader Jeff Watkins, classically trained pianist C.R. Gruver, and bassist Reggie Scanlan.

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Full Circle students attend Empowering Girls Conference

On May 23, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

( Left to Right ) Mikayla Arenella, Melissa Lanzieri, Taylor Corning, District Attorney Marian Ryan, Christine Benjamin, Margaret DePasquale, Gabby Etienne, Amber West.

( Left to Right ) Mikayla Arenella, Melissa Lanzieri, Taylor Corning, District Attorney Marian Ryan, Christine Benjamin, Margaret DePasquale, Gabby Etienne, Amber West.

By Tom Bannister

On April 14th, Next Wave/Full Circle High School Principal Margaret DePasquale accompanied Full Circle female students to the Empowering Girls Conference “I’m Worth More,” sponsored by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth. The event was held at Nashoba Valley Technical High School in Westford, Mass.

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Somerville’s annual Memorial Day Parade, Sunday May 24

On May 23, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

memorial day  3Somerville’s annual Memorial Day Parade, the largest in the Boston metro region, and corresponding ceremonies are set for Sunday, May 24, with more family-friendly events than ever before along the parade route

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Unauthorized driver found via bad parking

On May 22, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police officers on routine patrol near the Mystic River development last Thursday took notice of an SUV that was illegally parked in front of a handicapped ramp, unattended with the motor running.

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