Connections: A Newsletter from the Somerville Public Schools – October 30, 2014

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Daylight savings time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 2nd; time to turn our clocks back 1 hour. Reminder that Tuesday, November 4th is a Professional Development Day – there is no school for students that day.
November 4th is also Election Day. Don’t forget to vote!
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Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Press & Organizational Information & Updates

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SAVE THE DATE:
Some exciting events in the coming weeks:

New York City – Saturday & Sunday, November 1st & 2nd – For a fee of $174.00 per person double occupancy or $249.00 per person single room you will receive your hotel room & motor coach bus transportation. Departing Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Press & Organizational Information & Updates

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, October 31, the 304th day of 2014 with 61 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:16 and sunset is @ 5:39. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter and Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1517 – Martin Luther posted the “95 Theses” on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church in Germany, starting the Protestant Reformation.
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Greater Somerville Has Questions for the Voting Public

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“On this week’s Greater Somerville, Kyann Anderson and Joe Lynch speak to the statewide 2014 ballot questions. Automatic gas tax hikes, rollback of the casino law, adding another nickel deposit to certain plastic and glass containers and providing paid sick time to tens of thousands of Massachusetts workers are all presented, discussed and debated.

Watch the episode at Greater Somerville And please remember to vote on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

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Somerville 2014 Bulb Blitz

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Join the City of Somerville for the fourth annual Somerville Bulb Blitz on Saturday, Nov. 8 and help prepare your neighborhood for a bright and colorful spring 2015! From 10 a.m. to noon, residents of all ages will gather at public spaces throughout the City to plan tulip and daffodil bulbs in anticipation of the 2015 spring season. Since 2011, volunteers have planted more than 9,150 bulbs citywide. Participants should bring their own tools (bulb planters, shovels, hoes, gloves, etc.). For more information, including locations, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QXC39P5, or contact Luisa Oliveira at LOLIVEIRA@somervillema.gov, or 617-625-6600 ext. 2529.

Digital Agency Velir to receive 2014 Small Business of the Year Award Velir selected by Somerville Chamber for good business practices and innovation

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The Somerville Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has selected Velir, a local digital agency based in Davis Square, as 2014 Small Business of the Year. The Award is meant to Continue reading Digital Agency Velir to receive 2014 Small Business of the Year Award Velir selected by Somerville Chamber for good business practices and innovation

Young Family Wins a 2014 Preservation Award for 13 Campbell Park

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On the periphery of Davis Square between Mass. Avenue and the Community Path, one finds a closely settled, lovely neighborhood with a mix of single- and multi-family homes, many of which are part of the Campbell Park-Meacham Road Local Historic District (LHD). It’s one of those Somerville “pocket” neighborhoods you might not know about unless visiting someone there.
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70 Oxford Street Owners Delighted to Earn a 2014 Director’s Award

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Interview with Marian Berkowitz

A series of hills divides Somerville into unique neighborhoods. I am now in the Central Hill neighborhood, meeting the owner of 70 Oxford Street who recently won a 2014 Director’s Award from the Somerville Historic Preservation

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Mayor Walsh to Announce Major Climate Preparedness Efforts on Two-year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

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BOSTON — On the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will be joined by local officials to announce a new regional effort to help prepare Boston and the metropolitan area for the impacts of climate change. The event will also include the kickoff of the international design competition, Boston Living With Water, as well as an update on Boston’s climate efforts.
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