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The standing District of Attorney of Middlesex County, Marian T. Ryan, took time to speak with The Somerville Times to share her thoughts on issues facing the county. ~Photo by  Jeremy F. van der Heiden.

The standing District of Attorney of Middlesex County, Marian T. Ryan, took time to speak with The Somerville Times to share her thoughts on issues facing the county. — Photo by Jeremy F. van der Heiden.

By Jeremy F. van der Heiden

This is the first part of a three-part series for The Somerville Times interview with Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan.

Marian T. Ryan, the standing District of Attorney of Middlesex County who grew up right here in the City of Somerville, recently sat down with The Somerville Times to discuss goings-on throughout the area. Ryan was born in Cambridge, raised in Somerville and attended school at St. Joseph’s in Union Square before moving on to Emmanuel College and then the law school at Boston College.

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ArtBeat 2014: ‘Hatch!’

On July 23, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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— Photos by Claudia Ferro

The Somerville Arts Council and The City of Somerville presented the 2014 edition of ArtBeat last weekend in Davis Square. Artisans and patrons of the arts rubbed shoulders in celebration of the best that the local creative community offers.

 

The Metro Mayors Coalition has publicly endorsed the legislation passed by the House and is urging the State Senate to make the bill’s passage complete.

The Metro Mayors Coalition has publicly endorsed the legislation passed by the House and is urging the State Senate to make the bill’s passage complete.

By Jim Clark

The Metro Mayors Coalition, a group of 13 Mayors and city and town managers that includes Somerville’s Mayor Curtatone, saluted the Massachusetts House of Representatives recently for their passage of House Bill 4278, which seeks to help in the reduction of gun violence. The Coalition is now urging the Senate to go onward and pass the bill.

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Newstalk – July 23

On July 23, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Over 100 people attended Monday night’s community meeting for the Powder House School location. Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballantyne and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development hosted the meeting for residents to discuss the future of the former Powder House Community School site. One development proposal we heard of was for 40 units there at the old school. We hope that no development goes there and that the property is used for housing. Time will tell. What do you think the school property should be used for?

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Somerville Police Chief search continues

On July 23, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Current Somerville Police Deputy Chief of Operations David Fallon (left) and Current Manchester, NH Police Chief David Mara (right).

Current Somerville Police Deputy Chief of Operations David Fallon (left) and Current Manchester, NH Police Chief David Mara (right).

By Donald Norton

 

With the final two candidates left in the process, Chief of Police of Manchester, NH, David Mara and Deputy Chief of Police Somerville David Fallon, the mayor set up a “Site Visit Committee” to help in the selection of the final candidate for chief of the Somerville Police Department.

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Our View of the Times – July 23

On July 23, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

powderhouse_viewThe Somerville Arts Council’s ArtBeat festival has become a much beloved annual tradition here in the city for many.

One thing can be said for certain, it brings to the fore some of the most imaginative and unique creations one could ever wish to see, hear, and – sometimes – even feel.

This year’s theme, Hatch, brought out some particularly ingenious ideas to be presented to the art-loving public in and around Davis Square last weekend.

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eagle_webEagle Feathers #57 – Fifty-Seven

By Bob (Monty) Doherty

If you like ketchup on your hot dogs, burgers or fries, then you have a lot in common with most people. The largest seller in the world of tomato ketchup is the H. J. Heinz Company. It sells over 650 million bottles and 11 billion packets of ketchup each year. The company, named after its founder Henry John Heinz, is 145 years old. The seeds of the company sprouted when Henry started making horseradish from ingredients found in his mother’s garden. This was the first of many food varieties to come.

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Alibrandis crush Minutemen

On July 23, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

The Somerville Alibrandis dominated the Brighton Minutemen by a score of 11-1 Friday night, coming off of a rejuvenating break in the season due to some rainouts earlier that week.

The Somerville Alibrandis dominated the Brighton Minutemen by a score of 11-1 Friday night, coming off of a rejuvenating break in the season due to some rainouts earlier that week.

By Ben Cassidy

After a couple of rainouts earlier in the week, the Somerville Alibrandis looked well rested last Friday night against Brighton, thrashing the Minutemen 11-1 at Trum Field.

Somerville used a consistent offensive attack and dominant pitching to beat the Minutemen. The Alibrandis scored five runs in the fourth inning and three in the sixth, along with single runs in the second, third, and fifth innings. When it was all over, every Somerville batter had collected at least one hit, including Mike Maguire, who belted his first home run of the season and drove in three runs.

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SCATV Survey & ‘This Is My Square’ Contest

On July 23, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

SCATV_survey_webEnjoy local cooking with a night out
in Somerville…
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Enter to win the raffle

About Community Survey: SCATV has been serving the community since 1983. We’ve grown to be quite rooted and interwoven into the rich culture that continues to exist here in Somerville. We have trained over thousands of residents and media makers, empowering them and providing them with tools that enable them to create media which they can then share with others. However, we want to find out what specific things people know about us. We are asking a few brief questions that will help us improve our visibility in Somerville.

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Review of ‘Reckoning’ by Rusty Barnes

On July 23, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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Our guest columnist this week is Somerville writer Ralph Pennel. Ralph is the fiction editor at the Midway Journal (Online) and teaches at Bunker Hill Community College. Here he reviews Reckoning, a novel by local writer Rusty Barnes.

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