NOMINATE PROPERTIES FOR ANNUAL PRESERVATION AWARDS BY NOV. 16

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Winners to be selected, presented during Historic Preservation Month in May 2014

SOMERVILLE – The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Preservation Awards. During its annual celebration in honor of Historic Preservation Month in May 2014, the SHPC will honor Somerville residents who performed significant restoration or maintenance efforts on designated historic buildings, or on non-designated buildings erected before 1963. The nomination period is open through Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Continue reading NOMINATE PROPERTIES FOR ANNUAL PRESERVATION AWARDS BY NOV. 16

A Special Veteran Group Presentation Tempered Steel’s Wounded Warriors came to Holland Street to speak to the Somerville Council on Aging Veteran’s Group on Monday

Luana Schneider and Guest speaker, Staff Sergeant George “Chris” Campbell, a disabled/wounded veteran, presented a touching multi-media presentation and discussion. Many Older Veterans were able to relate to the stories shared that day as well as share their own thoughts, stories and reflections about their service. It was a great time had by all and special opportunity for healing the wounds, united together.

Photo by Jim Buckley

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Mark Niedergang endorsed for Ward 5 Alderman by Six Local Elected Officials, Eight Organizations and Unions

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Mark Niedergang endorsed for Ward 5 Alderman by Six Local Elected Officials, Eight Organizations and Unions
Somerville, MA — Mark Niedergang announced that he has received endorsements from State Representative Carl Sciortino; Somerville Aldermen Rebekah Gewirtz and Tony Lafuente: and Somerville School Committee members Adam Sweeting, Christine Rafal and Paul Bockelman. Niedergang is a candidate for Ward 5 Alderman and has represented Ward 5 on the Somerville School Committee for eight years.

Carl Sciortino, State Representative, 34th Middlesex District (Somerville and Medford) said: “I’ve known Mark for 10 years. I’ve watched him do a great job representing Ward 5 on the School Committee. He studies the issues, works hard, and is always well-prepared. He’s the best person for the job of Ward 5 Alderman.”

“Mark has a vision for the future of Somerville that includes everyone, especially working people, immigrants, and long-time residents,” said Ward 6 Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz. “Mark is the progressive choice for Ward 5 Alderman.” Continue reading Mark Niedergang endorsed for Ward 5 Alderman by Six Local Elected Officials, Eight Organizations and Unions

Somerville Council on Aging General Calendar: 11/6 & 11/13

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11/6 & 11/13- Zumba with Cathy. 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm. All levels. Holland Street Center 167 Holland Street. $3. Just drop in.

11/7 – Fight the Right Medicare Part D Plan for you or your parents – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Holland Street Center 167 Holland Street. Representatives from Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health, Prescription Advantage and SHINE will be here to help you evaluate your options to find the best coverage. Free. Bring medication list, Medicaire card and info about any additional health insurance you have.

11/12 – “Reflections: Portraits of Somerville seniors in words and drawings – Join local author Nancy Hall Brooks for a group conversation on what you are “famous” for. Two sessions. You will also pose for a photo of you or something special that will be part of the final exhibit. Space is very limited for this special program. Ralph & Jenny Center 10:00 – 11:15 am. Also November 19th.

11/12 – Just retired? Would like to chat with some fellow men in the community? Hear some great speakers? Join us for our monthly Men’s Group at Holland Street Center 167 Holland Street. 10:30 am FREE

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Somerville Advisory Committee Members Needed for Union and Gilman Squares

Union and Gilman squares need your help: We’re looking for residents, property owners, members of the business community and other community representatives to serve on two advisory committees for Union Square and Gilman Square that will advise the city on strategic planning decisions and development in both squares over the next two years. Both Union and Gilman face a lot of changes as the Green Line Extension comes to Somerville and we want to be prepared. If you’re interested in joining one of the committees, please call Stephen Houdlette in the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development at 617-625-6600 ext. 2521. For more information on the committees: http://bit.ly/1cpjTWh

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Somerville Company Burning The Midnight Oil Manufacturing 2013 World Series Championship Banner

By William Tauro

The 2013 World Series Championship banner that is to be hung in Boston’s Fenway Park is being manufactured as we speak by Flag Graphics of Allston Street right here in Somerville.

Tony Lafuente’s Flag Grapics has been manufacturing the flags for the champs of all our Boston sports teams for years.

This coming Saturday the new 2013 World Series Championship banner will be Mounted permanently at Fenway Park.

Photo: 2007 World Series championship banner made by Flag Graphics in Somerville.

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The Green Monster Mash

  1. Somerville knows how to say (or sing), GO SOX! Check out this awesome (and very silly) World Series anthem “The Green Monster Mash” by two of Somerville’s own: Listen, love it, share it…and maybe they’ll play it when they win?
    The Green Monster Mash
    https://soundcloud.com/#jimmydelponte/the-green-monster-mash
    A Red Sox World Series parody of Somerville’s own Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s Monster Mash, by Somerville’s own Jimmy Del Ponte. A tribute to The Boston Red Sox!

CITY RECEIVES HIGHEST RECOGNITION FOR GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL REPORTING

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Receives Certificate of Achievement by Government Finance Officers Association
for City’s comprehensive annual financial report

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville has earned the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), which demonstrated a spirit of full disclosure and motivated people to read the report, according to awarding nonprofit Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. Continue reading CITY RECEIVES HIGHEST RECOGNITION FOR GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL REPORTING

Reminder — Chamber Annual Dinner & Powderhouse Awards is just a week away!

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Join: Special invited guests Congressman Michael Capuano and Mayor Joseph Curtatone along with ABG Realty; Arrowstreet, Inc.; Avalon Bay; Benoit Companies; btcRE; Bunker Hill Community College; Busnach Associates; Cambridge Health Alliance; Cambridge Savings Bank; Century Bank; City of Somerville; Adam Dash & Associates; Dowley & Mulvena; East Cambridge Savings Bank; Eastern Bank; Flatbread; Foundry on Elm; Holiday Inn; Kwass Consulting; O’Donovan Dwyer & O’Flaherty; Rebecca Schrumm CFP; Rockland Trust; Tufts University; The Vancini Group; Walnut Street Center & Winter Hill Bank

6:30 P.M. Reception; 7:30 P.M. Dinner
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Holiday Inn, 30 Washington Street, Somerville Continue reading Reminder — Chamber Annual Dinner & Powderhouse Awards is just a week away!

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