City of Somerville abandoned bike sale

On May 19, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Donald Norton

On Saturday, May 14 the City of Somerville held a yard sale of sorts at the former Powderhouse Community School featuring over 100 abandoned bikes. A lot of the bikes were not in great shape, but could be good bargains for anyone skilled in bike repair.

 

Tiny Tall Ships Festival

On May 19, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Kevin Dickinson

The Tiny Tall Ships Festival sailed into Somerville’s Union Square on Saturday. The festival celebrated everything tiny and nautical for people of all ages. Small ships, sea monsters and other floating sculptures bobbed in kiddie pools spread across Union Square.

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Discover new and live music at PorchFest

On May 19, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
PorchFest 2016 is coming to a stoop or balcony near you this coming weekend.

PorchFest 2016 is coming to a stoop or balcony near you this coming weekend.

By Kelly Anderson 

If you are looking for free live music this weekend, you may not have to look further than your neighbor’s front porch.

Somerville’s annual PorchFest is returning on Saturday, May 21. Musicians and bands will perform all afternoon on porches, stoops and in yards for passersby to stop and enjoy. The porch is a classic American venue for neighbors to strum a guitar, and PorchFest aims to multiply that experience by the dozen.

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Letter to the Editor: More Somerville Charter Schools?

On May 19, 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)

Are more charter schools headed for Somerville?

A proposal to change the state rules on where new charter schools can set up shop is attracting concern in Somerville because the city would have to pay for them.

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Obituary: John J.Fallon

On May 18, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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John Fallon, father of Somerville Police Chief David Fallon passes

John J. Fallon , of Somerville, formerly of North Cambridge. Passed away peacefully on May 16, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of 53 years to Mary E. Fallon (Ames). Loving father of John Kieran Fallon of Yarmouth, Karen C. Fallon-Boskovic of Winchester, David R. Fallon of West Medford, Patrick Fallon of Centerville, and Laura Fallon-Buonopane of Andover. Cherished grandfather of Kiera Rose, Jack, Fallon, Riley, Lucy, Mary, Luka, Avery, and Mae. Dear brother of Kieran, Margaret, Eleanor, and the late Richard, Joe, Jimmy, and Brian. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

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City evaluates economic issues related to zoning overhaul

On May 18, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
The Board of Alderman received the report of the Land Use Committee’s discussions and findings regarding the new zoning overhaul for the City of Somerville.

The Board of Alderman received the report of the Land Use Committee’s discussions and findings regarding the new zoning overhaul for the City of Somerville.

By Jim Clark

The Land Use Committee made its presentation to the Somerville Board of Aldermen at their regular meeting last Thursday, reporting on its discussions concerning the impact of the new zoning overhaul in relation to jobs and the overall economic impact on the city.

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ResiStat time again in Ward 7

On May 18, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Somerville Police Chief David Fallon reported on the state of crime prevention and other matters concerning the safety and welfare of Ward 7 residents at last week’s ResiStat meeting.

Somerville Police Chief David Fallon reported on the state of crime prevention and other matters concerning the safety and welfare of Ward 7 residents at last week’s ResiStat meeting.

By Amy Swain

Last Wednesday, May 11, residents and officials of Ward 7 gathered at the West Somerville Neighborhood School for the semi-annual ResiStat meeting.

The meeting opened with Chief David Fallon of the Somerville Police Department reviewing recent crime statistics. Most common crimes were down, including theft from motor vehicles, which dropped from 34 to only 9 this year. Death from opioid overdose was also down from last year, but unfortunately overdoses themselves continue to rise.

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Beacon Street reconstruction groundbreaking ceremony

On May 18, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
The Beacon St. Reconstruction Project officially kicked off on Monday. ~Photo by Bobbie Toner

The Beacon St. Reconstruction Project officially kicked off on Monday. — Photo by Bobbie Toner

By Charles Lane

Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) conducted the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Beacon St. Reconstruction Project Monday morning.

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Newstalk – May 18

On May 18, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

On Thursday, May 19, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan, who is originally from Somerville, is having a fundraiser starting at 5:30 over at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Her campaign coordinator here in the city Ward 3 Alderman Bob McWatters has let us know he is looking for a good showing from Somerville. Marian Ryan is doing a great job as District Attorney working hard here in both Somerville as well as Middlesex County. We supported her in her very first election bid for the seat back couple of years ago and see that she has done a great job representing Middlesex County.

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Burrata, Tomato & Citrus Salad

On May 18, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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This quick and easy salad will make a great lunch or a side for a small gathering. The textures, color combination, and unique flavors will definitely leave you craving more.

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