MassChallenge founder/CEO John Harthorne to keynote Chamber dinner



The Somerville Chamber of Commerce 67th Annual Dinner & Powderhouse Awards will feature keynote speaker John Harthorne, the Founder and CEO of MassChallenge

A startup accelerator and competition designed to catalyze a startup renaissance by connecting high-impact startups from around the world with the resources they need to launch and succeed.

President Barack Obama identified MassChallenge as one of America’s most effective startup accelerators. John received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He received the Grand Prize in the 2007 MIT $100K Business Plan Competition and received the Patrick J. McGovern Award for impact on quality and visibility of entrepreneurship at MIT. Continue reading MassChallenge founder/CEO John Harthorne to keynote Chamber dinner

Congratulations to Somerville’s Own “Karen Jenner” for being Our Sister-News-Station’s ‘s “2000th Facebook Like”


Karen will receive a $50 gift certificate to the new “West 7 Bistro” a new and exciting restaurant who’s grand opening is this coming November in Somerville!
Late month three other winners also won gift certificates to West Side 7 Bistro and Dunkin Donuts as well!
Simular prizes will be given out for our 3000th Facebook Likes reciepent as well as for other various milestones to our valued readers for so continue to follow us and you may be the next unexpected winner!

The Somerville News Weekly’s very popular Facebook page is expected to reach 2000 likes as well this coming weekend and you could be the next lucky winner!

Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all of our readers!


It’s Somerville BULB BLITZ time again!

On a crisp day in fall for the past two years, volunteers have simultaneously appeared at public spaces, gardening tools in hand, to plant over 6,000 bulbs all over the City of Somerville in just one morning. The Bulb Blitz is a flash mob planting of sorts, during which community members bury tulip and daffodil bulbs that will come up the next Spring. In addition to being rewarded by swaths of color after a long winter, participants meet their neighbors and build stewardship for Somerville’s public spaces. The 2013 Bulb Blitz will occur on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the sites listed below. Participants can sign up at . For more information, please visit the Somerville Urban Ag Blog at or contact Bulb Blitz mastermind and Senior Landscape Designer Luisa Oliveira at

Bulb Blitz Locations:
Concord Square (between Inman and Union Squares) Central Broadway/ Magoun Square (along Trum Field) Morse Kelley Park (at the intersection of Craigie and Summer Streets) The Davis Square Median (opposite the plaza) Chuckie Harris Park (15 Cross Street East) Nunziato Field in Union Square (at intersection of Summer St. and Vinal Ave.)

Daniel DeMaina
New Media Manager
Communications Department
City of Somerville
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
(tel): 617-625-6600 x2620
(cell): 857-523-9549