Somerville COA Calendar for 11/13 – 11/20




For general calendar:

11/13- 11/20 Zumba with Cathy. 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm. All levels. Holland Street Center 167 Holland Street. $3. Just drop in.
11/26th – Art Classes begin again with Kathy – Multi-cultural art – Peruvian Molas, Navaho Sand Painting, Moroccan Beaded Necklaces. $15 for all three classes. 11/26, 12/3 and 12/10. 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Cross Street Center 165 Broadway. 617-625-6600 ext. 2300 RSVP is a must. Limited space.
11/14 – Health Aging: You and your money – Join us for a special coffee hour for a non-judgmental conversation about managing your finances as you age. Program is at the Holland Street Center, 10:45 – 11:15 am. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling. RSVP is appreciated. FREE. Continue reading Somerville COA Calendar for 11/13 – 11/20

Somerville Kiwanis Install Rui Domingos as 2013-2014 President


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President and Officer Installation Ceremony. Pictured (L to R) Antonio Shelzi, Joseph Ciccariello, Rui Domingos, Arnold Knox, George McLean and Isaac Machado.


The Somerville Kiwanis Club appointed Rui Domingos, Chief Executive Officer at CPCU Credit Union, as the 2013-2014 President. Domingos officially took on the role of President on Sunday, September 29, 2013 during the Kiwanis President and Officer Installation ceremony held at the Atasca Restaurant in Cambridge, MA.  Officers installed for the 2013-2014 year include Anthony Ciccariello as President Elect, Antonia Shelzi as Vice President, Isaac Machado as Immediate Past President, Arnold Knox as Treasurer, and Past President George McLean as Secretary.

Domingos’ primary goal for the coming year is to grow the club’s membership. He hopes to utilize existing programs that have proven successful in the past as a way to attract new members and showcase that the Kiwanis is a relevant community organization worthy of community membership. The Somerville Kiwanis Club attributes their success in prior years to their unique programs including Reading is Fundamental, Bike Safety Day, Historical Perspectives, etc.



Domingos received Kiwanis bell and gavel from Machado.


“As I look back on the list of people that have served as President, I am honored to be the new Somerville Kiwanis President. The Somerville Kiwanis has a long history of helping children in our community and as President I look forward to continue this work while finding new ways to have an even greater impact,” commented Rui F. Domingos, Chief Executive Officer at CPCU Credit Union.

ABOUT KIWANIS CLUB OF SOMERVILLE ( The Kiwanis Club of Somerville was organized on March 16, 1925 and chartered on May 21, 1925. The Club has been active in the City of Somerville for 81 years. Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. Through several community-based initiatives, The Kiwanis Club of Somerville has made a difference in the lives of many children. 

Cement Truck Accident in Somerville Damages Utility Lines

The Somerville Fire Department responded to a reported accident at the intersection of Ivaloo Street and Harrison Street at 1044 am on Tuesday, November 5th. A cement mixer owned by the Benevento Corp. had snagged overhead lines pulling a wooden utility pole down. This resulted in live electrical lines falling onto the truck. The electrical lines caused the truck to become energized and resulted in two fires to erupt on the truck. Firefighters used dry chemical extinguishers to put out fires at the motor area of the mixer and between the rear wheels of the vehicle. During all this, the driver was trapped in the cab of the truck due to the energized electrical lines. After approximately 20 minutes, NStar arrived and killed the electrical power to the area allowing the driver to safely exit his vehicle. In addition to the damaged pole, electrical service wires were pulled off the home at 3 Harrison Street.

Photos courtesy of Somerville F.D.




Somerville Saying Goodby to Florence “Flo” Ribeiro

By William Tauro

Our condolence to the family of Florence “Flo”
Ribeiro on her recent passing this past week. Flo was larger than
life with he golden personality and her wonderful smile. Flo was
mother to former Somerville Police Officer James Ribeiro and she
was wife to everybody’s good friend, the Late Gil Ribeiro. She
worked at Somerville District Court for 25 years and was the first
woman in Masachusetts to be appointed a constatble for the City of
Somerville Flo was a very nice lady and will be sadly missed by
many here in the Ville!