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Newstalk – April 8

On April 8, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Coming up on Saturday, April 11 at 6 p.m., “Under the Roof Benefit 2015” for the Somerville Homeless Shelter’s 30th Anniversary. The Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC) will host the dinner at the Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville. To mark this milestone, a number of founding members of the SHC will be in attendance and honored for their initiative, vision, and compassion. While they are still “working to put themselves out of business,” they are committed to helping those in need for as long as there are homeless and hungry people in our community. Visit www.shcinc.org to learn more about the SHC or this event. For questions, please contact Kathryn at 617-623-6111 or kbenjamin@shcinc.org. They hope you will participate in this terrific event.

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Somerville Fire Department ice rescue training

On April 8, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

ice_training_1_webSomerville firefighters took advantage of thinning ice conditions on Spot Pond in Stoneham last week to conduct realistic ice rescue training. The training took place over four days and familiarized firefighters with use of the department’s ice rescue suits and different pieces of ice rescue equipment.

— Photos courtesy of Somerville FD

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Our View of the Times – April 8

On April 8, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

powderhouse_viewYes, all the potholes left over from the ravages of last winter’s record setting storms are annoying, ugly, and sometimes downright dangerous.

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Hearty Meatballs

On April 8, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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This recipe yields approximately 24 meatballs using a golf ball sized scoop (1-5/8″ diameter). I like to use a scoop so the meatballs look more uniform and cook evenly. Serve with your favorite pasta dish or make meatball subs. Enjoy!

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Middlesex%20DA%20Marian%20Ryan%20LogoMiddlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Carlos Colina, 32, of Cambridge, has been arraigned on charges of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury and improper disposal of a body in connection with the discovery of human remains in Cambridge this past weekend.  Cambridge District Court Judge Roanne Sragow set bail at $1 million cash and bail was revoked in an open case involving this defendant.  The next scheduled court hearing for Colina is Tuesday, April 14.

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Somerville Police Crime Log March 30 – April 4

On April 8, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Deseray Crayton, of 7 Maxwell’s Green, March 31, 11:43 a.m., arrested at home on warrant charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and state highway traffic violation.

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Boston National Poetry Month Festival, April 9 -12 2015

On April 8, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Kirk Etherton    

Somerville is home to so many fine writers, chances are good you may be one them. Even if you aren’t on the “official program,” perhaps you’ll recite a poem at the Open Mic.

 

Lyrical Somerville – April 8

On April 8, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Irene Koronas is the poetry editor for Wilderness House Literary Review. She has three full length books, Portraits Drawn from Many, Ibbetson Street Press; Pentakomo Cyprus, Cervena Barva Press; and Turtle Grass; Muddy River Books. She has numerous chapbooks and poetry in many anthologies. She reviews poetry books for the small press community.

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Somerville Spring Cleanup Saturday April 25

On April 7, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

cleanup_webCommunity BBQ to be held at Blessing of the Bay Boat House following cleanup, at noon with partners Groundwork Somerville, Comcast Cares

Looking for an opportunity to break out of the winter blues and get back into the community? Join the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville, and Comcast Cares for the annual Spring Cleanup and Community Barbecue on Sat., April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A rain date has been set for Sun., April 26.

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West Somerville fire

On April 6, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

— Photos courtesy of Somerville FD.

— Photos courtesy of Somerville FD.

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This afternoon at 1259 (April 6, 2015) the Somerville Fire Dept. responded to a house fire at 17 Gordon Street. Firefighters found a first floor rear bedroom engulfed in flames with heavy smoke throughout the two story dwelling. The occupant of the first floor was rescued from the building by a contractor working in a house next door prior to firefighters arrival . Both the rescuer and victim were  transported to the hospital. Damage is estimated at $100,000 and both apartments are uninhabitable at this time. Two occupants have been displaced. The cause of the fire is presently under investigation

— Somerville Fire Dept.

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