The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – November 23

On November 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Bob (Monty) Doherty

Since 1835 Somerville citizens have been riding trains, trolleys and buses operated under the now Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Popularly called the “T,” this system can trace her routes back to the construction of America’s first industrial city, Lowell, and its needed link with Boston.

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Former SHS athlete’s continuing success story

On November 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
The pride of Somerville High School, Indira Evora now takes giant strides as a leading member of the Saint Michael’s College women’s basketball team. ~ Photo by Alyssa Noble

The pride of Somerville High School, Indira Evora now takes giant strides as a leading member of the Saint Michael’s College women’s basketball team. — Photo by Alyssa Noble

By Rebecca Danvers

Eight underclassmen, led by team captain and former Somerville High School star athlete Indira Evora, dominate a 12-woman Saint Michael’s College women’s basketball roster in 2016-17, as the youths look to buoy a squad that suffered 10 single-digit losses last winter but aims for its fourth Northeast-10 Conference Championship berth in seven seasons.

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Our View of the Times – November 23

On November 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Giving thanks for our blessings is normally an easy thing to do. We may often get caught up in the day-to-day trappings of scratching out a living, ducking misfortune, and seeking out an occasional highlight to add to our mental scrapbooks. Usually, though, we come around to feeling and expressing that special sense of appreciation and gratitude that comes in moments of quiet reflection just in time to validate ourselves as worthy recipients of such blessings.

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Letter to the Editor – November 23

On November 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

(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)

Dear Editor,

I wanted to write to commend Nicholas Salerno, Chairman of the Elections Department and his staff for what has served as a well-organized and welcoming process that was an “Independence Day” for me.

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Impatient driver just didn’t want to wait

On November 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

While on a detail in full uniform on School Street last week, a police officer had stopped traffic for an exiting construction vehicle and was able to get a few of the remaining vehicles past the point of congestion.

When a vehicle operated by Heather Leet approached the officer’s position, she was told to stop, according to reports.

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Search for a new Somerville Poet Laureate begins!

On November 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Harris Gardner and myself, along with the Director of the Somerville Arts Council, Greg Jenkins, jump-started the first Poet Laureate position in Somerville, MA in 2014. Nicole Perez Dutton was the pick of the committee, and she has done a fine job. Now the search begins, yet again. Here is the application process…

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Lyrical Somerville – November 23

On November 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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This week we have haiku in Spanish by Sergio Inestrosa, a professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Endicott College. Professor Margaret Young of Endicott College has translated them.

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Somerville Police Crime Log November 14 – 20

On November 22, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Arrests:

Heather Leet, of 10 Pine St., Arlington, November 14, 10:56 a.m., arrested at School St. on charges of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, assault with a dangerous weapon, failure to stop for police, and resisting arrest.

Michael Ortiz, of 73 Montvale Ave., Woburn, November 14, 4:02 p.m., arrested at Mystic Ave. on charges of larceny over $250, violation of city ordinance possession of a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy.

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Somerville Will Stand With You

On November 21, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

An open letter to the community from  Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville, MA and
Ben Echevarria, Executive Director of The Welcome Project, Somerville, MA

In the wake of the election, our phones have been ringing off the hook. We’ve heard from parents who fear they will be rounded up while their young children wait for them at home. We’ve heard from women, Muslims, members of the LGBTQ community, and students of color fearing intensified discrimination. We’ve heard from people who believe equality and decency are core American values at risk. This is the heartbreaking part of the election: the sheer number of people who feel like the Trump campaign was predicated on breaking faith with one another.

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 Ryan Harrington

The Ryan Harrington Foundation cordially invites you to join them for a special Mass of Hope & Recovery celebrated by dear family friend and fellow community member, Father Paul Coughlin.

“We would love for everyone to attend this Mass regardless what your religious affiliation or higher power may be” said Cathy Harrington, the mother of Ryan Harrington and an officer of the Foundation. “This is about reflection, connection and community.”

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