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ArtBeat 2015

On July 22, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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— Photos by Claudia Ferro

The Somerville Arts Council presented ArtBeat: Loops this past weekend, to the delight of both patrons of the arts and of…well, loops.
Fun, games, art exhibitions, music, etc., all played out to this year’s theme – loops, a celebration of all things circular, reciprocal, and returnable.
Participants brushed back the damp weather and jumped right in on the fun.

 

Community Path Extension issues addressed by Board of Aldermen

On July 22, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Safety issues concerning the Lowell St. bridge portion of the Community Path were addressed by the Board of Aldermen at their most recent regular meeting.

Safety issues concerning the Lowell St. bridge portion of the Community Path were addressed by the Board of Aldermen at their most recent regular meeting.

By Jim Clark

The Somerville Board of Aldermen took into consideration a number of issues dealing with the further development and management of the Community Path Extension at the Board’s regular meeting on July 9.

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A talk with BOA President William A. White Jr.

On July 22, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Alderman at Large and President of the Board of Aldermen William A. White Jr.

Alderman at Large and President of the Board of Aldermen William A. White Jr.

By Oliver Bok

Bill White, Alderman at Large and president of the Board of Aldermen, has seen a lot of change come to Somerville since he graduated from Somerville High in the seventies.

“When I was in high school, if you had told somebody that a house in West Somerville would sell for $1.7 million…” His voice trailed off. “Nobody would have thought of that, okay?”

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Newstalk – July 22

On July 22, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Save the date, Saturday October 17 at the Holiday Inn when the SHS Scholarship Foundation will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary. For updates go to their Facebook page.

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Cleaning green spaces in Somerville for urban farms

On July 22, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Haley ED Houseman

Volunteers, program employees, and other participants gathered at the South Street Farm for a “Cleaning and Greening” event on July 9.

Volunteers, program employees, and other participants gathered at the South Street Farm for a “Cleaning and Greening” event on July 9.

On the evening of July 9 at the urban farm run by Groundwork Somerville, nearly twenty volunteers, program employees, and participants in the Urban Agricultural Ambassadors program gathered at the South Street Farm for a “Cleaning and Greening” event, sponsored by Cantina La Mexicana. Just west of Union Square, 138 South Street host a productive urban farm that was trimmed, weeded and cleaned by. The event is part of series that is held monthly, sponsored by a variety of local businesses.

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Our View of the Times – July 22

On July 22, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

powderhouse_viewA hot topic of discussion in the city lately is how best to deal with development and upkeep of our public recreational playing fields. Specifically, a debate is underway concerning the use of artificial versus natural turf.

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Somerville track star honored for achievement

On July 22, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

SHS graduate Odmark Ozit was given a citation of commendation by the city in recognition of his athletic achievements.

SHS graduate Odmark Ozit was given a citation of commendation by the city in recognition of his athletic achievements.

Odmark Ozit, a Somerville High School graduate and member of the boys track team, who won the State Outdoor Track Meet Triple Jump Event, was honored by the entire Board of Aldermen and the mayor at the July 9 regular meeting of the Board.

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The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – July 22

On July 22, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

eagle_webEagle Feathers #83 – Missy

By Bob (Monty) Doherty

To Americans, it is known as the Greatest Generation. The generation our parents and grandparents fought and lived through. It was the generation that sailed through the choppy waters of the Great Depression and World War II and literally saved the free world as we know it.

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A taste of the Cross Street Center

On July 22, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Council on Aging’s Nutritionist Mimi DelGizzi gave a master class demonstration of cooking techniques and nutritional health last week at the Cross Street Center.

The Council on Aging’s Nutritionist Mimi DelGizzi gave a master class demonstration of cooking techniques and nutritional health last week at the Cross Street Center.

By Rebecca Danvers

The Cross Street Center in East Somerville is a hub of summer activity. During the week of July 13-17, participants exercised with the Fit4Life program, worked with local artist Emily Bhargava on an intergenerational art project to create beautiful picture frames using buttons and other decorative materials donated by Beautiful Stuff. They ate delicious individual vegetable frittatas for lunch after a full cooking and nutrition demonstration from the Council on Aging’s Nutritionist Mimi DelGizzi.

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Donald Norton has lived in Somerville all of his 68 years. And if there is one thing that most people can agree on about this important figure in our city, it is that he has an unabashed love for Somerville. Norton, once the owner of The Somerville Times, is now the managing editor. The ownership of the paper is now in the hands of his longtime friend Ross Blouin. I met with Norton at my usual spot at the Bloc 11 Café in Union Square. Norton is a fount of information about the “Paris of New England,” and he had a plethora of anecdotes about the old city, and his view of things to come. 

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