Somerville Neighborhood News year in review

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Happy New Year!

On the last newscast of the year, Executive Director Wendy Blom and Somerville Neighborhood News Director Jane Regan consider some of the hot topics of 2014, discussing some of the hundreds of stories from 25 newscasts. Watch it online at www.somervilleneighborhoodnews.org.

For older stories from the year and for more information on how to get involved with SNN, visit our website.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, December 31, the 365th day of 2014 with 00 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:13 and sunset is @ 4:20. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1600 – Queen Elizabeth I of England granted a formal charter to the London merchants trading to the East Indies, hoping to break the Dutch monopoly of the spice trade.
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The war in Afghanistan is neither this, nor that By Neil W. McCabe

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President Barack Obama may have been sincere when he said: “For more than 13 years, ever since nearly 3,000 innocent lives were taken from us on 9/11, our nation has been at war in Afghanistan. Now, thanks to the extraordinary sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, our combat mission in Afghanistan is ending, and the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.”
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, December 30, the 364th day of 2014 with 01 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:13 and sunset is @ 4:19. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN:
1853 – The United States bought 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico in the Gadsden Purchase. The treaty established the final boundaries of the southern United States.
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The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

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Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday to Nancy Noble-Barletta, Bobby Martini, Frank Benson, Terri Latta, Hung Goon, Harry Agritha, Bob Boudreau, Dan Dennis Kallis, John Reidy & Jeannie Cooper and Diane Nazzaro!

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The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Wedding Anniversary Photo of the Week

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Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to our very own Lynda and Jamie Norton who tied the knot a year ago with that very photogenic memorable Union Square wedding that over Facebook that week! Congratulations from all of us here at The Somerville News Weekly!

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, December 27, the 361st day of 2014 with 04 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:12 and sunset is @ 4:17. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1831 – British naturalist Charles Darwin set out from Plymouth, England, aboard the HMS Beagle, on a five-year surveying expedition of the southern Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, December 25, the 359th day of 2014 with 06 to follow. Today is Christmas Day. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:2 and sunset is @ 4:16. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 336 – The first recorded celebration of Christmas on December 25 took place in Rome. Church fathers designated December 25th, the birthday of the popular pagan god Mithras, as Jesus’s official birth date. The celebration of the birth of Christ also took over the pagan winter solstice holiday, which, like the birthday of the sun god Mithras, fell in late December. From thereon, December 25 was to be observed at a holy mass, or “Christ’s Mass.”
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