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Water bottle wielder nabbed

On July 18, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

By Jim Clark

Officers in the vicinity of Police Headquarters on Somerville Ave. reacted last week to what sounded to them like a brawl taking place nearby.

Officers located two females who were reportedly engaged in a physical altercation. The women were ordered to cease their fighting, and eventually calmed down after several warnings.

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Powder House Community School Meeting, July 21

On July 18, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

powder_house_school_webMayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballantyne and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development invite all interested residents to a community meeting to discuss next steps for the future of the former Powder House Community School site. The meeting will be held on Monday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Somerville Neighborhood School, 177 Powder House Boulevard.

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Rules of Thumb

On July 18, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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)

Any man in Davis or Union Squares on a Friday night who is drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon, discussing obscure bands and movies, and wearing Converse All-Stars, a plaid shirt, tight jeans, heavy-rimmed glasses and facial hair will declare that he is not a hipster.

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Tricky shopper gets nailed

On July 17, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

By Jim Clark

A reported case of larceny brought police to the Home Depot store on Mystic Ave. last week.

The responding officers were briefed by loss prevention personnel and advised that a man, Alexander Basisity, 48, of W. Newton, had attempted to switch price tags on store merchandise in order to make away with a relatively expensive item at a much lower price than would normally be charged.

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Somerville’s ArtBeat Festival July 18 & 19, 2014

On July 17, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Graphic by illustrator, Dan Blakeslee.

Graphic by illustrator, Dan Blakeslee.

This year’s theme: Hatch!

ArtBeat is one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food and hatch-themed activities.

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Back row: Coach Paul Clarke, Tarekgn O'Neill, Luca Duclos-Orsello, Ben Lopez, Diego Garcia, Tyler Whitney-Ellis, Coach Julio Veliz. Front row: Jeremy Rodriguez, Oliver Clarke, Alexis Figuerroa, Diego Nolasco, Owen Sheehy.

Back row: Coach Paul Clarke, Tarekgn O’Neill, Luca Duclos-Orsello, Ben Lopez, Diego Garcia, Tyler Whitney-Ellis, Coach Julio Veliz. Front row: Jeremy Rodriguez, Oliver Clarke, Alexis Figuerroa, Diego Nolasco, Owen Sheehy.

The Somerville Youth Soccer BU12-1 team completed their Spring 2014 season on a high note, finishing third best in the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC). The boys-under-12 team earned their MTOC ticket with a 9-1-0 regular season record and first place finish in the 2014 MYSL Commissioners Cup.

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mayor_webBy Joseph A. Curtatone

(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)

After months of public meetings, presentations, community feedback and visits to projects across the country, we took our first big step in Union Square. In June, the Somerville Redevelopment Authority selected US2 to undertake perhaps the most important and most sensitive project in Somerville—the revitalization of key properties in Union Square that will complement this historic neighborhood—while realizing our vision of more jobs, more housing with a range of affordability, and more green space. I want to thank the Union Square Civic Advisory Committee, the Redevelopment Authority, city staff and every community member who provided insight and thoughtful critiques over the past six months. But that was just the first step. We need that insightful participation to continue.

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somervillelogoOliver Sellers-Garcia has taken the position of Director of Sustainability and Environment for the city’s Office of Sustainability and Environment as of July 1, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today.

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What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

On July 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. The half-hour news show has as its mission to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues and information impacting Somerville residents.

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Flash floods in Somerville

On July 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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— Photos by Bob Trane

Wednesday’s rain caused flash flooding throughout the city. Here are some photos of  Hooker Ave at Garrison Ave. during the afternoon storm.

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