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Parkmobile app to launch Mon., Nov. 24

On November 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Director of Traffic and Parking Suzanne Rinfret, and Parkmobile on Monday, Nov. 24 to launch the latest parking technology in Somerville with Parkmobile’s smart phone app. The official launch ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Meacham Rd. in Davis Sq., adjacent to Seven Hills Park and the Davis Sq. T station.

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Winter Hill Liquors Softball Team wins Championship

On November 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Your 2014 Somerville Fall Softball League champions, the team from Winter Hill Liquors.

Your 2014 Somerville Fall Softball League champions, the team from Winter Hill Liquors.

By Donald F. Norton

The Softball team sponsored by Winter Hill Liquors recently won The Somerville Fall Softball League Championship, beating the Wicked Cheesy, April Fools, US Fuel, and Baros Finest, winning number one in the League.

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1st Annual Thanksgiving Dinner with Mayor Joseph Curtatone

On November 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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— Photos by Claudia Ferro

The mayor held a Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings for Somerville older adults and Somerville veterans on Saturday, November 15 at the Holiday Inn located at 30 Washington Street.

 

City honors local veterans, police officers, firefighters

On November 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

The City of Somerville Board of Alderman issued a special citation at their regular meeting on Nov. 11 commending those Somervillians who have honorably defended our nation with their dedicated military service in the post-9/11 era.

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Centennial Auditorium re-opened

On November 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

City officials and residents gathered on Monday night to celebrate the renovation of the Somerville High School auditorium. ~Photos by Donald Norton

City officials and residents gathered on Monday night to celebrate the renovation of the Somerville High School auditorium. — Photos by Donald Norton

By Donald F. Norton

After Hurricane Sandy struck the city back in 2012, the Somerville High School auditorium and cafeteria were hit the hardest, with over two million dollars in damages.

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Superintendent of Schools Tony Pierantozzi, Somerville High School Headmaster John Oteri, members of the Board of Aldermen and School Committee as well as members of the general public gathered on Monday evening, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. for the reopening ceremony of the newly refurbished auditorium.

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Newstalk – November 19

On November 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Tonight at Sally O’Brien’s, 335 Somerville Ave.,  Alderman Ward 3 Rob McWatters, the “constituent service alderman,” will be holding a fundraiser. He’s very popular here in the city and we wouldn’t be surprised to see the place packed. We did hear he’s going to have some surprise guest of honor, the newly elected Middlesex District Attorney will be present. A nice person who is from Somerville and Ward 3.

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North St. Veterans Playground opens

On November 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

~Photos by Bobbie Toner

— Photos by Bobbie Toner

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballantyne invited all residents to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new North St. Veterans Playground on Saturday, Nov. 15. The new park will includes new LED lighting; security cameras; ADA accessibility; a water spray feature; children’s play area; climbing structure; café-style seating area; permeable rubber surfacing; ½ basketball court; tennis backboard; combination street hockey and soccer goal; and enhance plantings and green space. The playground will also be increased in size by one-half. For more information on parks and open space projects in the city, visit http://www.somervillema.gov/departments/ospcd/parks-and-open-space.

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Somerville law: on top of the bar

On November 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Attorney Francis D. Privitera; Former Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone; Malden Court Presiding Justice Lee Johnson; 2012-2014 Middlesex County Bar President Philip J. Privitera; Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian.

Attorney Francis D. Privitera; Former Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone; Malden Court Presiding Justice Lee Johnson; 2012-2014 Middlesex County Bar President Philip J. Privitera; Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian.

By The Somerville Times Staff

On November 6 2014, Somerville Attorney Philip J. Privitera was honored by the Middlesex County Bar Association in appreciation of two terms of service as President of the Bar Association (2012-2014). The 114th Annual Bar Association Banquet was held at Montvale Plaza in Stoneham. That evening, the Bar Association also honored State Senator Michael Barrett and Former Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone.

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Somerville begins at the Mount Vernon

On November 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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It’s been a long time since I last mentioned Mount Vernon Restaurant in East Somerville. The Mount Vernon is an institution in Somerville as generations of local citizenry have eaten and drank there. John Henry opened the bar in 1935 just after Prohibition ended. John was the consummate host and bartender. He believed in the basics of hospitality: a good drink, good food and a reasonable price all served with a warm smile. John has passed on now but his son and grandchildren are carrying on the tradition. Mount Vernon Restaurant is still a great place to go and has not lost its charm. Years ago I coined the phrase “Somerville Begins At The Mount Vernon.” It is the first restaurant you come to when you exit the Orange Line at Sullivan Square.

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Our View of the Times – November 19

On November 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

powderhouse_viewWhat’s in an old building anyway? Memories, and plenty of them. That’s for sure. Such is the case with the much-beloved Somerville High School auditorium, which just this week celebrated its official reopening with a short ceremony that brought city officials and the public together to welcome the old landmark back into service in grand style.

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