Early Voting Dates for Nov. 8 Election Announced

On September 17, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Somerville residents will be able to partake in early voting ahead of this year’s November 8 general election. The first-ever early voting period will run from October 24 through November 4. All early voting sessions will take place in the Aldermanic Chambers on the 2nd floor of Somerville City Hall, located at 93 Highland Ave. The hours for early voting are:

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Security officers are our nation’s every day heroes

On September 17, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Steve Jones

Security officers are hard-working, highly trained men and women who deter crime, lead evacuations, provide information, work closely with local law enforcement, and are vigilant in their efforts to keep us safe. Security professionals help maintain safe and secure workplaces, schools, shopping malls and communities, and are our country’s first responders.

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Somerville High School Class of 1976 40th Reunion

On September 16, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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Last Saturday evening, September 10, the Somerville High School Class of 1976 held its 40th reunion at the City Club in Somerville.

 

Police make stunning discovery

On September 16, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

A police unit was dispatched to the Kmart store on Middlesex Ave. last Saturday on reports of two suspected shoplifters under observation.

Upon arrival, police escorted the suspects to the store’s loss prevention office for search and questioning.

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Unique film festival coming to a theater near you

On September 16, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Amy Swain

This week, The Somerville Theatre will be holding the 70 MM & Widescreen Festival. It is the first festival of its kind in New England, and promises to be a very unique and entertaining experience.

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The 2nd Annual Evolution of Hip Hop Festival

On September 15, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photo by Mark Jones.

The 2nd Annual Evolution of Hip Hop Festival will take place in Union Square Plaza in Somerville on September 17 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Evolution of Hip Hop Festival was created to share positive hip hop music and spoken word with people of all ages, and share the history of hip hop music and what it brings to our communities.

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Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock and Roll Yard Sale

On September 15, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Claudia Ferro

On Sunday, September 11, in Union Square Plaza, What Cheer presented ArtsUnion’s annual Rock And Roll Yard Sale showcasing New Englands’s top vinyl dealers.

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Super School coming to Somerville

On September 15, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

XQ: The Super School Project Announces Powderhouse Studios as One of 10 Winning Super Schools Out of Nearly 700 Proposals

After a rigorous 11-month application and evaluation process, XQ Institute has announced winning Super Schools, including Somerville-based team Powderhouse Studios. Each school will be awarded $10 million over the next 5 years. All 10 schools will serve as catalysts for change, making high school more relevant, engaging and effective for every student, everywhere.

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Greater Somerville discusses City’s water/sewer fee increase

On September 15, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Joe Lynch: City’s Explanation of Water and Sewer Rate and Fee Increase is Crap and Should Be Flushed

Greater Somerville with Joe Lynch is back with a new format this season.  Lynch presents his take on the newly imposed.and he says illegal, water and sewer rate payer charges and fees.  And he doesn’t hold back!  Watch the newest episode of Greater Somerville here.”

 

Healey is right to enforce commonsense assault weapons ban

On September 15, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Joseph A. Curtatone

(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)

This summer, I stood with 18 other Massachusetts mayors in support of Attorney General Maura Healey’s decision to actively enforce the Commonwealth’s 1998 ban on assault weapons. The law banned guns like the AR-15 and AK-47 and “copies or duplicates” of those weapons. These guns represent a military level of firepower and have been banned at both the federal and state levels at various points. We’re talking about a level of weaponry we do not want in our communities, on par with hand grenades and rocket launchers. These guns are made to kill a large number of people in a short amount of time.

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