Community Note: Annual 9/11 Vigil Walk to Step off from Cedar Street at 6 p.m. on Thursday

The City of Somerville invites all community members to join in the annual 9/11 Vigil Walk to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93 in 2001. The walk will step off from the Cedar Street end of the Community Path at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, and end with a brief ceremony in Davis Square.

Somerville Community Preservation Act – op-ed from Community Preservation Committee members


In November 2012, Somerville voters overwhelmingly supported the adoption of the Community Preservation Act (CPA). The CPA establishes a small residential tax surcharge to be used exclusively for historic preservation, open space, outdoor recreation, and Continue reading Somerville Community Preservation Act – op-ed from Community Preservation Committee members

Boston News Group & The Somerville News Weekly Proudly Supports iPods for Wounded Veterans

iPods for Wounded Veterans formally established in January of 2011, iPods for Wounded Veterans provides iPods, iPads, eReaders and other materials to improve the quality of life for our wounded Veterans. The intensive rehabilitation they require can take months, even years.

These materials provide a diversion, easing the boredom and repetitiveness of the rehabilitation and recovery process. Our Class A security clearance allows us to personally deliver these gifts to Military and Veterans hospitals and interact with Veterans and their families one-on-one.

iPods for Wounded Veterans is made up entirely of volunteers – there are NO paid employees. 80% of all funds raised go directly back to the wounded Veterans, with the only expenditures being those necessary to travel to and from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and other Military and Veterans hospitals.

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