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The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – December 10

On December 10, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

eagle_webEagle Feathers #67 – Anderson’s Train

By Bob (Monty) Doherty

Charlestown, established in 1628, is older than Boston. It originally covered ten towns before it split and annexed itself to the capital city, taking 200 years to accomplish.

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The View of the Times – December 10

On December 10, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Roll out the red carpet and start hanging the tinsel. Here comes the holiday shopping season once again, and we are ready to embrace the opportunity to celebrate the only way we can: with enthusiasm and optimism.

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McGoldrick honored by Kiwanis

On December 10, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Sandra McGoldrick was honored with her own “Red Jacket Day” by the Somerville Kiwanis last Thursday.

Sandra McGoldrick was honored with her own “Red Jacket Day” by the Somerville Kiwanis last Thursday.

By Ross Blouin

The Somerville Kiwanis Club recently celebrated the accomplishments of one of its veteran members, President and CEO of the Winter Hill Bank Sandra McGoldrick, at its luncheon meeting on Thursday, December 4.

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Best of Somerville 2014 honoree: Sylvana Sabatino

On December 10, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

best_12_10_14_webThe Somerville Times “Best of Somerville” Best Bank Employee honoree, Sylvana Sabatino, of Middlesex Federal’s Teele Sq. office proudly shows off her certificate of honor. Congratulations, Sylvana, on a job well done.

 

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Andrew Sofer grew up in Cambridge, England, and, after boarding school, studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Boston University, and the University of Michigan. His numerous poetry awards include Southwest Review’s Morton Marr Prize; Atlanta Review’s International Publication Award; First Prize in the Iambs & Trochees Contest; and New England Poetry Club’s Gretchen Warren Award. Wave, his first book of poems, was named a finalist for the Morse Prize, the Donald Justice Award, and the New Criterion Prize. Andrew has acted and directed widely, and his writings on theater include the acclaimed book The Stage Life of Props. He teaches in the English department at Boston College. I had the pleasure to interview him on my Somerville Community Access TV show Poet to Poet: Writer to Writer

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Lyrical Somerville – December 10

On December 10, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Jessica Gray is a freshman at Endicott College in Beverly, MA.  She is currently studying two-dimensional studio art and is also minoring in music and creative writing.  One of her pieces is currently being displayed in a student show on campus.  The piece was part of a Graphic Novel workshop she participated in a few weeks ago.

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Somerville Police Crime Log December 1 – December 7

On December 9, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Kyle Pollard, of 16 O St., South Boston, December 1, 11:34 a.m., arrested at 611 Assembly Row on charges of larceny over $250 and shoplifting by asportation.

Kelly Murray, of 90 Bowdoin St., Malden, December 2, 2:38 p.m., arrested at 260 Elm St. on a charge of possession of a class A drug.

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Rosalita’s Puppets present ‘The Nutcracker’

On December 9, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

rosalitaspuppets_nutcracker-200Kids of all ages are invited to a retelling of this classic holiday story featuring Rosalita’s Puppets, Charlotte Dore’s handcrafted marionettes. Clara receives a beautiful nutcracker as a gift from her uncle, but when it is broken, Clara’s heart breaks as well. As she sleeps, Clara dreams her Nutcracker comes to life, battles the Mouse King, and takes her to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Wednesday,  December 10,  3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the East Branch Library, 115 Broadway.

 

 

 

 

somerville public schoolsThe Somerville School Committee voted unanimously this evening to offer Mrs. Mary Skipper the Somerville Superintendent of Schools position. Mrs. Skipper currently serves as the Network Superintendent for High Schools for the Boston Public Schools, where she oversees the district’s 34 high schools serving a student population of 19,500. She succeeds Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi, who is retiring in July 2015 following 10 years of distinguished service in the Somerville Public Schools.

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Somerville house fire displaces five occupants

On December 8, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

 Heavy fire damage to the first floor ceiling at 893 Broadway where flames spread as occupants slept. ~Photo  courtesy of Somerville Fire Department.


Heavy fire damage to the first floor ceiling at 893 Broadway where flames spread as occupants slept. — Photo courtesy of Somerville Fire Department.

Somerville firefighters responded to a house fire at 893 Broadway at 3:11 a.m. this morning, December 8, 2014. Firefighters found heavy fire conditions in the ceiling of the first floor living room which was spreading into several adjacent rooms and the floor above

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