Our View of the Times – February 8

On February 8, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

In what could only be termed a comeback for the ages, our beloved New England Patriots won the big game last Sunday. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out for their stunning achievements this past season. They played great, and we love them for it.

We congratulate the Atlanta Falcons for an outstanding season and the tremendous effort that they put into the championship final. Their players and fans have much to be proud of, and their post-season accomplishments are duly noted.

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The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – February 8

On February 8, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

eagle_webEagle Feathers #122 – Meadows to Metropolis

By Bob (Monty) Doherty

Before the European settlement of what is now Somerville’s Mystic River waterfront, nature ruled the shore. Rich green meadows of grass that were as tall as the observer first caught the explorers’ eye.

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Somerville Police Crime Log January 30 – February 6

On February 8, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Jonathan Cuevas, of 35 Lucerne St., Boston, January 30, 2:41 p.m., arrested at Foley St. on warrant charges of misdemeanor breaking and entering, improper use of a credit card, felony daytime breaking and entering, receiving stolen property under $250, and receiving stolen property over $250.

Jose Portillo, of 691 Broadway, Chelsea, January 31, 6:57 a.m., arrested at Alewife Brook Pkwy. on warrant charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of property damage.

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Letter to the Editor – February 8

On February 8, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The 241st Marine Corps Birthday was held on November 10, 2016 to benefit Toys for Tots. I would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and individuals that supported the fundraiser:

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‘On Broad Sound’ Poems by Rusty Barnes

On February 8, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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I recently interviewed poet Rusty Barnes on my Somerville Community Access TV show Poet to Poet/Writer to Writer. I decided to send you, dear readers, my review of his latest poetry collection:

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Lyrical Somerville- February 8

On February 8, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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Anthony Michael Majahad: Tony is an environmental chemist. He and his wife, Dorry, moved from Cambridge to Winthrop. Mentors have been Jean Pedrick, Nina Nyhart, William Corbett, and Carol Dine; currently Susan Donnelly. Poems have appeared in Marblehead Magazine, Suffolk University Venture, Bagel Bard Anthologies #6 and #7 and MSPS’s Waterfront CREW Chapter Anthologies. He published online via North Shore Poetry Forum, Ocean Blue and Muddy River.

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Beacon Hill Shows Early Support for ‘Omni-bike’ Bill

On February 7, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Co-sponsors Line Up to Back ‘An Act to reduce traffic fatalities’

Lawmakers at the Massachusetts State House showed strong early support for a massive transportation safety bill that includes several provisions to improve conditions for bicycle riders. As the deadline for bill co-sponsors passed Friday Feb. 3, 73 lawmakers had signed on as sponsors of the House bill; another 38 had sponsored the Senate version.

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Letter to the Editor- February 6

On February 6, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Generous donors recently contributed $1,150 to help the owner of Sampson the dog afford recent vet bills. ~Photo courtesy of SCES

SeniorPet Donors Come Through for Sampson the Dog

The SeniorPet program at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) wants to thank everyone who recently contributed to support the good health of Sampson the dog.

Sampson is doing alright, and his owner was overwhelmed by the generosity of those who donated to help SeniorPet cover the vet bills.

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A winter walk at Assembly Row

On February 5, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
timesphoto's January at Assembly Row album on Photobucket

~Photos by Claudia Ferro

 

Somerville by Design meeting: Davis Square area

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

The City of Somerville’s Planning Department invites community members in the Davis Square area to a series of Somerville by Design meetings aimed at chartering the next steps in developing this great neighborhood while preserving its character.

Whether you are a renter or owner; new to the neighborhood or a long time resident, a planning meeting veteran or never attended one: they want to hear from you!

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