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Sunsetters cancelled tonight

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

sunsetters 3Due to the extreme heat, tonight’s Sunsetters performance on Winlsow Ave. has been cancelled.

 

ADA celebration planned for Sept. 19

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

somervillelogoSave the Date: On Saturday, Sept. 19, the City of Somerville will host an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All community members are invited to the celebration, to be held in the Somerville High School Atrium from noon to 2 p.m. on Sept. 19. Refreshments will be served. Additional information to follow. For more information, contact ADA Coordinator, Betsy Allen, at BAllen@somervillema.gov, or 617-625-6600 ext. 2323.

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Places to go in Somerville to cool off from the heat

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

sunResiStat: Interactive Map of Somerville Parks with Water Features, Sprinklers or Pools

Cool off in Somerville at one of the 14 City parks that have water play features or at the two DCR pools at Foss Park and Dilboy. Click here for the map and then click on the blue push pins for information on each park or pool. 

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Somerville Police Crime Log August 10 – August 16

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

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Alan Zendt, of 2 Mt. Vernon St., August 10, 9:55 a.m., arrested at McGrath Hwy. on a charge of trespassing.

Oscar Hernandez-Rivera, of 291 Eustis St., Roxbury, August 10, 1:26 p.m., arrested at Canal St. on charges of larceny under $250 and furnishing a false name or Social Security number, and on warrant charges of possession of a class A drug, furnishing a false name or Social Security number, shoplifting by asportation, and trespassing.

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Tips for avoiding electricity supplier scams

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

somervillelogoEarlier this year, a retail electricity supplier agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations by the Massachusetts Attorney General of deceptive marketing and sales that promised savings but charged customers significantly higher rates, entered consumers into agreements without their consent, and charged costly termination fees.

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Somerville kids enjoy harbor program

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

Kids from Groundwork Somerville set sail for the Boston Harbor Islands with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Kids from Groundwork Somerville set sail for the Boston Harbor Islands with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Over 80 kids from multiple different groups in Somerville visited the Boston Harbor Islands National Park in July as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s free All Access Boston Harbor program. Somerville groups that took part included Groundwork Somerville, Mystic Learning Center and Somerville YMCA. More than 5,000 youth and teens have taken part in the free program so far this summer, which brings area youth groups to Spectacle, Peddocks, and Georges Island for a fun filled day of environmental exploration and healthy outdoor activities, including fishing, crabbing, swimming and art on the shore.

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A John Sebastian summer in the city

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

The eternal troubadour, John B. Sebastian will be gracing the stage at Johnny D’s on August 28.

The eternal troubadour, John B. Sebastian will be gracing the stage at Johnny D’s on August 28.

By Jim Clark

Few, if any, can claim to have traveled the same musical roads as John Sebastian. As founder, front man, and principle composer of songs for the wildly popular 60’s group The Lovin’ Spoonful, and later with his own successful solo efforts, Sebastian has forged a career as unique in its nature as it is vast in its overall scope.

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Pets in hot cars alert!

On August 14, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Last year Somerville Animal Control rescued more dogs from hot cars than any year previous. Please leave your pets at home on warm days if they cannot join you at every stop you make. If you see a dog left in a car on a warm day, please call the local police non-emergency number and ask for and officer to be dispatched to your location.

 

Planning to preserve our history and heritage

On August 14, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By 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)

Change is inevitable, and it is necessary. As people return to the urban core seeking vibrant urban neighborhoods that are walkable, bikeable and accessible to transit, our community has set forth a vision in a comprehensive plan for how we can both grow as well as improve our city according to our shared community values. In that same vision, however, our community has made clear its commitment to preserving what we already love about Somerville: our diversity, character and culture. We want to manage that inevitable change. Part of that is the rich history of our city, from its significant role in the Revolutionary War when we were still part of Charlestown, to Somerville’s status as a major industrial center for the region, to our emergence as an artists’ enclave. And our community not only stated its commitment to historic preservation in SomerVision, but made firm on that commitment by overwhelmingly voting in favor of the Community Preservation Act (CPA). Now we are taking the next step by developing the City’s first-ever Historic Preservation Plan.

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Ignite! A global street food and fire festival

On August 13, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Start your ignitions! The festivities take place this Saturday, August 15.

Start your ignitions! The festivities take place this Saturday, August 15.

By Rebecca Danvers

Food from a dozen local restaurants, fire throwers, and roaming street performers – at night in Union Square!

To celebrate Union Square’s sizzling food landscape, ArtsUnion will present Ignite, an evening of international eats, fire throwers, roving entertainment and a raucous celebration of global culture on Saturday, August 15, 6:00–10:00 p.m.

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