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Man seriously hurt after being stabbed in Somerville

On January 19, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

middlesex-district-attorney-sealMiddlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that a man has suffered serious injuries after being stabbed in Somerville early this morning.

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City of Somerville schedule for Jan 19, 2015

On January 18, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

somervillelogoCity of Somerville offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash and recycling collection will be on a one-day delay all week and parking meters will not be in effect on Monday.

 

mlk_1_15_14_webThe annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event, entitled, “Music: Our MLK Jr. Dream by Song” to be held on Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of national Martin Luther King Day. The 2015 event will be held at the East Somerville Community School auditorium (50 Cross St.) beginning at 11 a.m., and will include performances by the Somerville High School World Percussion Ensemble, El Sistema Somerville Youth Orchestra, MLK Jr. Somerville Interfaith Choir, SheBoom, the Center for Arabic Culture Children’s Choir, the Somerville High School Dance Club, and the first official appearance by Somerville’s first-ever Poet Laureate, Nicole Terez Dutton. The event is free and open to the public.

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Getting a kick out of Sityodtong Academy

On January 18, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Looking for a fight? You’ll be in the right place at Sityodtong Muay Thai Academy on Broadway, where the elite meet to beat — their opponents, that is.

Looking for a fight? You’ll be in the right place at Sityodtong Muay Thai Academy on Broadway, where the elite meet to beat — their opponents, that is.

By Ted Bodenrader

Sityodtong. In Thailand, it translates to “student of the master.” In Somerville, it means the ultimate haven for combat of the hand-to-hand variety.

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Counterfeit Patriots tickets arrests in Somerville

On January 17, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The three adult arrested suspects (L to R): Jatquan Hyman, age 20; Jarrell Inge, age 26; and Jose Lopez, age 22.

The three adult arrested suspects (L to R): Jatquan Hyman, age 20; Jarrell Inge, age 26; and Jose Lopez, age 22.

On Thursday, January 15, Somerville Police received a call from Billerica Police relating that a Billerica resident had reported that he had bought counterfeit Patriots tickets (for the AFC championship game on January 17) from a person via Craigslist. This transaction had taken place at the Holiday Inn in Somerville earlier in the day. He had paid $900 for the four counterfeit tickets.

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In our parents’ words

On January 17, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

del_ponte_4_webLife in the Ville by Jimmy Del Ponte

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors of those commentaries and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

The day I heard my father’s words coming out of my mouth was the day I knew I had officially become a parent.

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Play Popular Piano by ear! – A ”hands on” non-technical (no music reading necessary) approach to playing your favorite songs. Lifelong musician and published songwriter, Jimmy Del Ponte, teaches you how to pick a song off your iPod and figure out how to play it. Practice keyboard included for enrolled students to take home during course. Ages 12 and up. Meets Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. starting Monday, January 19 through Monday, March 16. Class to be held in the Student Recording Studio, room 205 , Edgerly School, 8 Bonair St. Limited to 6. jdelponte@somervillema.gov 617-625-6600 ext. 2616 for info.

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Notice of Broadway Bridge Sidewalk & Street Closure

On January 16, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

greenlineCommencing January 19th and continuing through the end of May 2015 it will be
necessary for the GLX Contractor, White Skanska Kiewit (WSK) to close the South
bound travel/bike lane and West side sidewalk between Boston Avenue and
Cedar Street to vehicular, bike, and pedestrian traffic for the purposes of erecting
a temporary utility bridge. Residents will be able to cross Broadway Street over to
the East side sidewalk to cross over the bridge and the north bound lane will be
re-configured to allow for 2-way vehicular and bike traffic.

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shelton_webBy William C. Shelton

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors of those commentaries and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

I’m not someone who gushes over consumer products. I’ve never written about them or the stores that sell them.

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Letter to the Editor: 139 Summer Street

On January 15, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors of those commentaries and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

The developer of 139 Summer Street will appear before the zoning board of appeals on Wednesday January 21 at 6pm, to request Special Permits that would allow him to add a third dwelling unit, and avoid parking restrictions. His proposal makes a mockery of the SomerVision plan, which mandates preventing infill development in settled residential neighborhoods in order to preserve their unique character. His proposal would also cause numerous permanent harms to the abutters, including loss of open and green space, visual blight and loss of direct sunlight, increased noise and exposure to noxious gases from vehicles, and increased basement flooding due to runoff.

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