New record set at Somerville Homeless Coalition’s 5K Road Race

On November 5, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

— Photos by Rachel Weil, SHC staff

The runners crowded the starting line, eager to take off and see who would be fastest. Christopher Antunes won the race, finishing at 15:59 — and Acmae el Yacoubi placed as the overall fastest woman at 18:54.

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Public hearings and comment period on Union Square development

On November 4, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Nov. 20, Nov. 30, and Beyond

The next round of public input on Union Square development will be a two-part public hearing at two Planning Board meetings on Nov. 20 and 30. After multiple years of public process to develop the Union Square Neighborhood Plan as well as Union Square Zoning, the community has set forth the parameters of Union Square development. In keeping with this guidance, this fall at two public meetings, the Master Developer, US2, presented their preliminary plans for the seven master development blocks and a new neighborhood park. Now their final proposed plan, the Union Square Coordinated Development Plan, is before the Planning Board, which will hold a two-part public hearing on the plan on Monday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 30.

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Turn clocks back 1 hour for end of Daylight Savings

On November 4, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday! Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5. We highly recommend using part of the ‘extra hour’ on Sunday to:

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SHS teacher named Italian Teacher of the Year

On November 3, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Somerville High School World Language teacher, Gino Colantuono, was named the 2017 Italian Consulate and AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) Massachusetts Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) for excellence in promoting Italian language learning. Mr. Colantuono received his award at the 50th Annual MaFLA Conference on October 28, 2017.

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The 7th annual Somerville Bulb Blitz

On November 3, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
You can help prepare Somerville to look its best this spring by joining an upcoming Bulb Blitz. Meet your neighbors and spend a couple of hours planting flower bulbs that will sprout this spring.

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Union Square Portraits: Conversations about America – with Fatou

On November 3, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Aisha, African hair braiding salon where Fatou enjoys her work.

By JT Thompson

Fatou: the Senegalese hair braider at Aisha, an African hair salon ten minutes’ walk from the center of Union Square.

The salon, which is next door to a small computer repair shop on a mostly residential street, is a simple affair. Three chairs by a wall of mirrors. Against the opposite wall, another chair, tilted back for hair washing. Beside it is a large and, to me, bewildering array of hair extension products. The walls are a cheery orange, and there is a large flat screen TV showing the news. A sign in the window says:  Cornrows. Weaves. Threads. Dreads. Twist. Walk-ins welcome.

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A few pints of beer and a shot later

On November 2, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to a Walnut St. location last week on reports of a motor vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, the officers located a parked box truck that had significant damage to the undercarriage and rear drive assembly.

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Be Somerville

On November 2, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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)

A monthly look at ways to get involved with your city: Don’t just live in Somerville, be Somerville

Things may slow down in other places as the holiday season approaches, but not in Somerville. From Election Day and community meetings to scavenger hunts and planting outings, November is shaping up to be a busy month. I often encourage you to get involved with your community and inform you of ways that you can do so, but I think it’s important to look back at a previous example that reminds us of just how important your engagement and participation is.

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timesphoto's Sage Naturals ribbon cutting album on Photobucket

~Photos by Claudia Ferro

Sage Naturals, Inc., a nonprofit provider of medical cannabis, has announced the opening of the first registered medical marijuana dispensary in the city of Somerville, located in the heart of Davis Square.

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Somerville preps for big election

On November 1, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The big moment for candidates and citizens alike is approaching, with Election Day just around the corner.

Candidates and supporters rally forces for final push
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By Jim Clark

For the City of Somerville’s batch of 2017 political hopefuls, the final countdown has begun. The long arduous path towards Election Day, November 7, 2017, is at last reaching its end.

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