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Somerville Police Crime Log December 1 – December 7

On December 9, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Arrests:
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Kyle Pollard, of 16 O St., South Boston, December 1, 11:34 a.m., arrested at 611 Assembly Row on charges of larceny over $250 and shoplifting by asportation.

Kelly Murray, of 90 Bowdoin St., Malden, December 2, 2:38 p.m., arrested at 260 Elm St. on a charge of possession of a class A drug.

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Rosalita’s Puppets present ‘The Nutcracker’

On December 9, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

rosalitaspuppets_nutcracker-200Kids of all ages are invited to a retelling of this classic holiday story featuring Rosalita’s Puppets, Charlotte Dore’s handcrafted marionettes. Clara receives a beautiful nutcracker as a gift from her uncle, but when it is broken, Clara’s heart breaks as well. As she sleeps, Clara dreams her Nutcracker comes to life, battles the Mouse King, and takes her to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Wednesday,  December 10,  3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the East Branch Library, 115 Broadway.

 

 

 

 

somerville public schoolsThe Somerville School Committee voted unanimously this evening to offer Mrs. Mary Skipper the Somerville Superintendent of Schools position. Mrs. Skipper currently serves as the Network Superintendent for High Schools for the Boston Public Schools, where she oversees the district’s 34 high schools serving a student population of 19,500. She succeeds Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi, who is retiring in July 2015 following 10 years of distinguished service in the Somerville Public Schools.

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Somerville house fire displaces five occupants

On December 8, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

 Heavy fire damage to the first floor ceiling at 893 Broadway where flames spread as occupants slept. ~Photo  courtesy of Somerville Fire Department.


Heavy fire damage to the first floor ceiling at 893 Broadway where flames spread as occupants slept. — Photo courtesy of Somerville Fire Department.

Somerville firefighters responded to a house fire at 893 Broadway at 3:11 a.m. this morning, December 8, 2014. Firefighters found heavy fire conditions in the ceiling of the first floor living room which was spreading into several adjacent rooms and the floor above

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Somerville Police issue tips to prevent package thefts

On December 8, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

package_theftsEach year, more and more shoppers are using o line or catalog services to order gifts to be delivered at their homes. Unfortunately, this is also the season when the theft of delivered packages increases across the nation and Somerville is no exception. In 2013, there were 75 reported thefts of packages from the porches or doorsteps of Somerville residents. Some arrests were made and some items were recovered. But our goal this year is to reduce this type of theft from happening at all.

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Letter to the Editor Re: Prospect97.com, Olson Homes

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

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(The following is a letter sent to Realtor Louise Olson & Scott Kistenberger of Coldwell/Banker Cambridge)

Open letter to the editor

Dear Ms. Olson & Mr. Kistenberger:
Re: Prospect97.com, Olson Homes

You really are doing more than ample advertising, sending large leaflets into senior buildings where big money is not an option.

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Somerville, Cambridge police receive DMH training

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

Some 28 police officers from Somerville and surrounding communities partook in a special mental health crisis training program.

Some 28 police officers from Somerville and surrounding communities partook in a special mental health crisis training program.

By Tom Bannister

More than two dozen police officers from Somerville, Belmont, Everett, Malden, and Cambridge, and received specialized mental health training last week through the Cambridge-Somerville Regional Crisis Intervention Team Training and Technical Assistance Center, created through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). The program trains officers in the region in the latest techniques for safely and effectively responding to individuals and families experiencing a mental health crisis.

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What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

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

snn_12_3_14_1_webGet the latest on the possible plastic bag ban, hear about development across the City and over by the Stop & Shop, visit Greentown Labs and learn about a new partnership, check out the new parking app and get the story behind that marker across the street from the Somerville Police Department.

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Mr. Rose

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

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Life in the Ville by Jimmy Del Ponte

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When you walk into most retail stores these days, every single item has one of those plastic anti-theft devices attached to it. It is virtually impossible to shoplift in a store where these devices are visible on the merchandise. Some clothing items have the anti- theft device sewn into the product.

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Protest march in Somerville

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

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By Donald Norton

At about 5 p.m. on Friday, December 5, a crowd of 200–250 students from Tufts University marched down College Avenue into Davis Square, chanting “Black lives matter” and other phrases of protest.

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