‘Uncharted’: Recent work by Karl Stephan

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

“The Gap” torn painting collage, Karl Stephan 2017.

The newly re-named Somerville Media Center Gallery hosts Uncharted, a show of recent paintings, collages and collaborations by Karl Stephan and the student artists of Karl Stephan Studio. The show will hang in the SMC Gallery at 90 Union Square, Somerville, for the month of April. An Artist’s Reception will be held Tuesday, April 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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Budget proposal would defund SHINE Medicare counseling

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

By Nathan Lamb

Federal funding for a program that provides free health plan counseling for Medicare recipients would be nearly eliminated under a supplemental budget put forward by the Trump Administration, according to information provided by the National Council on Aging.

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Somerville Girls Basketball banquet celebration

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

(L to R) SHS Senior, Miranda Melanson, Head Coach, Paul O’Halloran and SHS Senior Kiara Alejandro.

Somerville Girls Basketball celebrated their 2016-2017 season with a banquet at the City Club in Somerville Tuesday night. The event was catered by the Mount Vernon restaurant. T-shirts were handed out to all players, awards were also handed out to the High School teams. Somerville High Girls Varsity had two seniors that celebrated their last year playing at SHS, Miranda Melanson #13 and Kiara Alejandro #21. Long time Pride and High School coach Alicia Querusio announced that she will not be coaching next year. Thanks to all the players and coaches for a job well done!

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By Jessica Fisher

Elizabeth Schlatterer of Somerville, will be running this year’s Boston Marathon as part of the first ever Susan G. Komen New England Marathon Team.

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After reading an article about the crisis in Haiti due to Hurricane Mathew, students at Next Wave and Full Circle decided to find a way to lend their support. They were aware that Wadson Michel, one of the NW/FC counselors, had gone to Haiti in November to help with recovery efforts, and decided they wanted to help too. Students researched three aid organizations that had been mentioned in the article and voted on which one to support. Then they got to work planning a Silly String fundraiser where students and staff could pay $3 to spray staff and other students who agreed to be part of the fun.

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No drugs in Quincy

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

By Jim Clark

Somerville police officers were alerted to reports last week of an erratic driver who had nearly struck several vehicles, last seen on Broadway.

Officers soon located the vehicle at the intersection of Broadway and Mt. Vernon St. and approached the driver, Alicia Scanlon, of Peabody, for questioning. According to reports, the officers detected a strong odor of alcohol on her breath.

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A look at what’s to come this construction season

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

By Joseph A. Curtatone

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

If the nation’s roads, bridges, and other infrastructure were a student in the Somerville Public Schools, you can bet our staff would be working overtime to find a way to intervene and help it do a little better. That’s because once again in 2017, our nation’s infrastructure barely eked out a passing grade of D+ on the annual American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) report card. In this case though, it’s the City and the Commonwealth that are springing into action as we methodically tackle our most pressing road, sidewalk, park, water, sewer, building, and other infrastructure needs as we strive to get Somerville ahead of the curve. This week, I’ll update you on some of this spring’s projects (below), but I also want to offer a little context.

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Somerville cop Alex Capobianco arraigned on multiple charges

On April 12, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Somerville Police Department officer Alex Capobianco was arraigned in Cambridge District court last week on charges relating to counterfeiting and fraud.

By Charles Lane

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Somerville Youth Peace Conference

On April 12, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
timesphoto's Peace Conference album on Photobucket

~Photos by Claudia Ferro

On Saturday, April 8, more than 300 youth and adults attended the 11th annual Somerville Youth Peace Conference at the East Somerville Community School.

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GLX is back on track with full federal funding

On April 12, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Federal Transit Administration has given an all but certain thumbs up to approval of funding for completion of the Green Line Extension Project.

By Jim Clark

Last week’s news that federal funding for the heretofore beleaguered Green Line Extension project would be approved was welcome relief for proponents of the project as well as for those who simply yearned for a conclusive decision on the matter.

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