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Lyrical Somerville – February 18

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

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Poet Michael Todd Steffen’s spiral notebook is open “like a clean carp.” And in its finite space upon the page is the poet’s pathway to the infinite.

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Casualty of the recent storms

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

~Photo by Donald Norton

— Photo by Donald Norton

A sadly abandoned car’s front bumper rests atop a pile of snow on Highland Ave., while somewhere a resident’s vehicle is today without its smile.

 

 

 

 

 

Somerville Police Crime Log February 12 – February 16

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

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Special Butler, of 19 Oak St., Wakefield, February 12, 10:05 a.m., arrested at 126 Broadway on warrant charges of possession of a class A drug, sexual conduct for a fee, and assault and battery on a police officer.

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Video of Mayor Curtatone’s snow emergency update on Feb. 16

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

Mayor Curtatone and SFD Chief Kevin Kelleher update Somerville on the ongoing snow emergency.

 

Message from Mayor Curtatone regarding snow removal

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

cityHello, this is Mayor Joe Curtatone on Monday, Feb. 16, with an important update on the city’s snow removal operations and current snow emergency and parking ban.

Due to continued historic levels of snowfall and now more than seven feet of snow on the ground in Somerville, the city’s snow emergency and parking ban will remain in effect until further notice. Similar to our procedure following last week’s storms, later this week, we hope to announce rolling lifts of the parking ban as we are able to clear streets and as weather permits.

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Snow shovel vs. plow: shovel loses

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

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to a Dickinson St. location Sunday morning on reports that a man had assaulted a contracted snowplow driver with a snow shovel.

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Snow emergency updates Monday, February 16

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

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Snow emergency in effect until further notice

Citywide Parking Ban in Effect for All Streets: Park on the odd side (unless otherwise posted)

Please note that a citywide parking ban remains meaning that all cars must park on the odd-numbered side of the street unless otherwise posted. HOWEVER parking is now permitted on both sides of the following streets ONLY (unless otherwise posted)

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Somerville’s Presidents Day schedule

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

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Monday, Feb. 16 is Presidents Day. City Offices will be closed on Monday and trash will be on a one-day delay all week.

 

Sunday morning snow photos, Feb. 15

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

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Snow photos taken Sunday morning, Feb. 15 in a Somerville neighborhood before the cleanup begins.

 

Midge Ure: From Glasgow to London to ‘Vienna’ to Somerville

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

Midge Ure comes to Johnny D’s on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Midge Ure comes to Johnny D’s on Saturday, Feb. 21.

By Blake Maddux

Midge Ure was born James Ure in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1953. He joined the Scottish pop band Salvation—later famous under the new name Slik—in the early 1970s. When that group disbanded in 1977, he joined the punk band The Rich Kids, having already turned down an offer to be the lead singer of an inchoate group called The Sex Pistols, of which Rich Kid Glen Matlock had been a member. After cutting the one and only album in the Rich Kids discography, he formed the new wave band Visage, then became a mid-tour replacement guitarist for the Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy before taking over on lead vocals another new wave band called Ultravox.

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