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The good old days

On February 21, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

del_ponte_4_webBy Jimmy Del Ponte

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

I know that a lot of you read my column because I talk about the old days. So let’s talk about the old days … of last summer when we were wearing shorts and sandals and cut off t- shirts. Let’s reminisce about the days that we sat out in our yards on our lounge chairs while burgers cooked on the grill.

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Medford St. Bridge at Pearl St. to close through September 2015

On February 20, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

somervillelogoBeginning Feb. 24, eastbound traffic on Medford St. will be detoured onto Pearl St. See www.somervillema.gov for detour info. and updates.

Beginning on Tues., Feb. 24, 2015 and continuing through Sept. 2015, contractors will conduct necessary work on the Medford St. Bridge between School St. and Walnut St. in preparation for the Green Line Extension project (GLX). During this period, Medford St. eastbound in this immediate area will be closed to vehicular, bike, and pedestrian traffic as crews erect a temporary utility bridge. All vehicle and bike traffic will be detoured eastbound onto Pearl St., right onto McGrath Highway, and onto Medford St. Pedestrians will be able to access the sidewalk on the westbound side of Medford St.

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What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

On February 20, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Somerville Neighborhood News has a lot of good headlines for you in this latest newscast. Here is one headline entitled: Fossil fuel divestment appears stalled

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2.20.2015_MBTA_AM_Recovery_PhotoToday, in coordination with MassDOT officials, Governor Charlie Baker’s administration, and the National Guard, MBTA officials announced that Red Line service has resumed from Alewife to North Quincy on the Red Line. Green Line Service along the E Branch also resumed today.

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Mark the Spot: Underground Railroad in Medford

On February 20, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

George Luther Stearns recruited thousands of freed slaves to fight in the Union Army, helped establish schools for their children and found work for their families while they served. Photos: Kelvin Ma

George Luther Stearns recruited thousands of freed slaves to fight in the Union Army, helped establish schools for their children and found work for their families while they served. Photos: Kelvin Ma

Tufts Now series on historical markers on campus begins with one commemorating abolitionist George Luther Stearns
Reprinted with permission from Tufts Now, © Tufts University, 2015

By Marjorie Howard

Scattered around Tufts’ three campuses are historical markers that often go unnoticed, hidden among the pathways that many of us travel regularly or in the buildings where we study and work. In this new series, “Mark the Spot,” Tufts Now explores the stories behind these snippets of university history.

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Vehicular assailant ‘knows her laws’

On February 19, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

A reported case of vehicular assault brought police to Bonair St. on Sunday.

Officers arrived at the scene but reportedly saw no signs of a disturbance at first. They approached a parked vehicle that two women were sitting in and asked if they had reported any incident, to which they replied that they had not, but they pointed to a group of individuals standing in a nearby driveway and said that they had done so.

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City warns of roof collapse risk

On February 19, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Let’s all be careful up there.

Let’s all be careful up there.

By Rebecca Danvers

According to reports issued by the City of Somerville, heavy snow buildup on roofs can cause serious damage or a total collapse. Even if your roof has endured hard winters in the past, the very sudden and heavy snowfall of the past few weeks could put your home at risk.

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New zoning falls short on city’s open space goals

On February 19, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

buchanan_webBy Rob Buchanan

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

It comes as no surprise to Somerville residents that our city is ranked last in open space per person among Massachusetts’ municipalities. In a city with New England’s highest population density, we don’t need someone to explain the term “open space,” because we experience so little of it every day.

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mass dotToday, officials from the MBTA and MassDOT released a service restoration plan and stressed that reduced train counts due to the unprecedented winter storms will result in longer wait times and some crowding in the short term.

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City examines its successes and shortcomings in dealing with storms

On February 18, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Alderman at Large Jack Connolly had high praise for the job that the mayor and his administration has done in dealing with the extraordinarily severe winter storms.

Alderman at Large Jack Connolly had high praise for the job that the mayor and his administration has done in dealing with the extraordinarily severe winter storms.

By Jim Clark

The City of Somerville Board of Aldermen addressed several winter storm related issues at its regular meeting last Thursday, going through an assessment of what has been handled well over the past few weeks and what areas may be in need of improvement.

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