GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, August 31, the 243rd day of 2014 with
122 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:07 and sunset is @
7:21. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter,
Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1521 – Cortes captured the city of Tenochtitlan,
Mexico, and set it on fire.
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Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 39 – Report No. 35 August 29, 2014

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Copyright © 2014 Beacon Hill Roll Call. All Rights Reserved.
By Bob Katzen

MEMO TO BHRC SUBSCRIBERS: This week’s report is on the 2014 roll call attendance record of your local senators through August 31. Some senators may have poor attendance records for a variety of reasons, including health problems or military service. We do not ask each senator Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 39 – Report No. 35 August 29, 2014

Cedar Street Community Meeting 9/8

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang invite neighbors and community members to a public meeting on Monday, September 8 to discuss the Cedar Street Flood Mitigation Project. The meeting will be held in the Kennedy School cafeteria, 5 Cherry Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Acting City Engineer, Melissa Miguel, and Weston & Sampson Consulting Engineers will present twenty-five percent design plans and review the proposed timeline for the planned sewer separation project. For more information about the project, contact Melissa Miguel at 617-625-6600 ext. 5412, or MMiguel@somervillema.gov.

Lincoln Park Community Meeting 9/9 – community note

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston invite neighbors and community members to a “Listening Session,” the latest in a series of public meetings to discuss the upcoming Lincoln Park Renovation, on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Argenziano School cafeteria, 290 Washington Street, and will review results from earlier community meetings and discuss plans for the Landscape Design process. For more information about the project, contact Melissa Miguel at 617-625-6600 ext. 5412, or MMiguel@somervillema.gov. The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. To request language assistance, handouts in alternate formats, or information on the meeting, please contact Arn Franzen at: afranzen@somervillem.gov, or (617) 625-6600, ext 2500.

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Photo of the Day

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A yesteryear photo of three well known Somervillians from the Ville!

Comedian Tony V, Jimmy Delponte and a younger Frank Santangelo at an early Kiss 108 Radio event back in the day.

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“Tavares” Headlining Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas & Damian!

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Join us NEXT WEEKEND in East Cambridge!

It is that time of year, when the streets of East Cambridge will come alive for the 88th Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian THIS WEEKEND (September 6 & 7). The feast will be celebrated on Warren Street in East Cambridge. As always, there will be a food festival, parades, amusement rides, “Frozen” movie characters Elsa and Anna, carnival games, antique cars, street performers, Red Sox World Series Trophies, and live entertainment throughout the weekend. There will also be a special healing service on September 6th.
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GOV. PATRICK SIGNS HOME RULE PETITION TO INCREASE SOMERVILLE’S RESIDENTIAL TAX EXEMPTION TO 35%

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Home Rule Petition makes Somerville’s the largest exemption in the State. 35% rate is retroactive to July 1, 2014.

SOMERVILLE – It’s official. Homeowners who live in their Somerville property will now receive the highest property tax exemption in the state after Governor Deval Patrick Continue reading GOV. PATRICK SIGNS HOME RULE PETITION TO INCREASE SOMERVILLE’S RESIDENTIAL TAX EXEMPTION TO 35%

CITY & ‘FRIENDS OF THE COMMUNITY PATH’ PLAN ZERO-WASTE CELEBRATION, PARTY ON THE PATH, SEPT. 6

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Food, music, games and fun planned to celebrate progress on Community Path.

SOMERVILLE – The Community Path is going all the way to Boston and to celebrate, the City of Somerville and the Friends of the Community Path are throwing a zero-waste community party Continue reading CITY & ‘FRIENDS OF THE COMMUNITY PATH’ PLAN ZERO-WASTE CELEBRATION, PARTY ON THE PATH, SEPT. 6

PARTNERS HEALTHCARE, SOMERVILLE SIGN COMMUNITY SERVICES AGREEMENT

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Combined Partners & Federal Realty Investment Trust payments estimated to yield $1.7M to $2.2M in annual City revenue from former IKEA parcel

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville and Partners HealthCare have signed a Community Services Understanding through which the tax-exempt nonprofit healthcare provider has agreed to make annual payments to the City as a municipal services contribution for the offices they plan to build on the former IKEA parcel in Assembly Square. The Continue reading PARTNERS HEALTHCARE, SOMERVILLE SIGN COMMUNITY SERVICES AGREEMENT