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Somerville Rocks

On November 7, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Somerville Youth Arts Coordinator Jimmy Del Ponte, The Somerville High School Music Department and The Communications Department announces Somerville Rocks. The semiannual concert, now in its fifth year, features bands and solo singers and is sure to be an exciting evening. The performers range in age from 12 to 17 and includes students from Somerville High School, along with several elementary schools. The Somerville High School Jazz Band along with The Advanced Guitar Class will perform. Also on the bill are Stress Fracture, and Tenacious Three. The show will be held at The East Somerville Community School on Friday, November 7 at 7 p.m. and admission is free.

 

A name for ourselves

On November 7, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Part 1: Names that no longer work

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)

Another national election has come and gone, and with it, another increase in name-calling and distortion. Name-calling serves those whose malignantly swelling cash injections finance it—the faceless corruptors who want government to comply with their interests.

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What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

On November 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

SNN_11_5_14_1_webSNN  have some interesting headlines for the latest Somerville Neighborhood News show, a community news production brought to you by the dedicated staff, volunteers and interns at Somerville Community Access TV.

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Forged receipt mix-up at Target

On November 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

A call from the Target store on Somerville Ave. brought police to the scene last week to investigate a reported case of larceny in progress.

Police were told by store personnel that a woman, Marie Bagget, 20, of Chicago, IL, had attempted to return merchandise for a cash refund using what appeared to be an altered purchase receipt.

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New program seeks to make Somerville a green tech incubator

On November 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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)

Somerville has a rich history of supporting creativity and entrepreneurship. We recognize the value that creative thinkers of all stripes bring to our community. Artists have thrived in Somerville, with several groups sponsoring events that showcase our local talent. The “maker movement” is the term used to frame the next industrial revolution of small-scale production that is happening right now in Somerville, but we’ve had makers in Somerville for generations, from pasta makers to furniture builders. The new makers of today carry on that tradition—as do the entrepreneurs working in green technology. Green tech innovators are using hard work and creativity to try and solve the biggest energy and environmental problems we face as a city, a nation and a planet. Just as we’ve supported artists and the makers old and new alike, we want to support these innovators. That’s why we’re asking emerging green tech companies to give us their best product pitch.

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Frustrated neighbors want accountability

On November 5, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Winter Hill area residents and city officials met last week to discuss a number of disturbing incidents that have taken place at the halfway house at 155 Central St.

Winter Hill area residents and city officials met last week to discuss a number of disturbing incidents that have taken place at the halfway house at 155 Central St.

By Donald F. Norton

A meeting was held last Wednesday evening at Winter Hill Community Innovation School to examine complaints by neighborhood residents concerning a halfway house located in the area.

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The proposed Stop and Shop development

On November 5, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

mclaughlin_webBy Matt McLaughlin, Ward 1 Alderman

(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)

Dear Mr. Chairman, Members of the Planning Board, and the East Somerville community:

The proposed development at 771 McGrath Highway/Stop and Shop is without a doubt the most contentious issue I have dealt with in my short tenure as Ward 1 Alderman. I agonized over the pros and cons of this development for more than ten months. I held four community meetings, canvassed the neighborhood and made phone calls to gauge the feelings of the community. I put together a community survey that generated more than 100 responses so that the voice of the community would be heard clearly. My ultimate goal was to negotiate an amicable deal between the developers and the neighbors that would move our community forward.

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Newstalk – November 5

On November 5, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Somerville Homeless Coalition is hosting the 6th Annual Tina DeLellis Luncheon this Friday, November 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Highland Kitchen at 150 Highland Avenue, Somerville. The luncheon is held in memory of Tina DeLellis, a founder of Johnny D’s, the popular Somerville restaurant and music venue. The luncheon recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to helping improve the quality of life for individuals in Somerville. DeLellis, who passed away in 2008, is survived by her daughter, Carla, who now manages Johnny D’s and continues the community involvement the business has supported for many years. This year’s honoree is Maryanne Manfra. Requirements for the Tina DeLellis Distinguished Service Award are that the individual “continues Tina’s spirit and values of straight-shooting, honesty and fairness,” said Mark Alston-Follansbee, Executive Director of the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

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One-sided drunken brawl on Holland St.

On November 5, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to PJ Ryan’s Pub on Holland St. last Sunday at approximately 1:00 a.m. on reports of a large fight in progress at that location.

Upon arrival, police saw a man lying in the street, bleeding from his face. The man, later identified as David Leccese, 32, of Wilmington, was being tended to by his friend.

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Candidates sought for Somerville’s next Superintendent of Schools

On November 5, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

somerville public schoolsBy The Times Staff

According to reports issued by the city, the search for Somerville’s next Superintendent of Schools is well under way with national outreach by the Somerville School Committee and the consulting firm of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) for the top educational leadership position in the City. HYA was engaged by the School Committee earlier this year to assist in the search for Somerville’s next Superintendent after current Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi announced his retirement effective July 2015 following 10 years of distinguished service with the Somerville Public Schools.

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