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Many Villens celebrating their birthdays in the Ville this week! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Vincent Migliore, Robin Joseph, Timothy F Cottier, Mike Ballsquarecafe Moccia, Jeffrey Snow, Annie Robertson, Steve LeFebvre, Raheel Ghafoor, Roger Desrochers Jr., Joan Gorman, Happy 9th Birthday to Cecilia Summer Falco, Gianna West, Happy 1st Birthday to Ayla and Happy 3rd Birthday to Princess Bree!

Somerville Kiwanis Club: Save The Date
On May 22, 2015 the Somerville Kiwanis Club, a children-oriented community service organization, will be holding our 90th Birthday Gala. We invite you to celebrate with us. The evening will include a cocktail reception, hors d oeuvres, dinner, entertainment, prizes and souvenir gifts. For additional information you can contact Gala Co-Chair, Gene Brune at 617-710-8298
Our hearts and pryers go out to our good friend Larry Murphy who suffered a heart attack on Monday. Larry is a great guy and we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery!
Mark Niedergang invited you to Mark Niedergang, Ward 5 Alderman’s event.
Please Join Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang to eat, drink, make new friends and kick -off his reelection campaign! Special Guest Speaker: Alderman At-Large Bill White Short program starting around 6…
Mark Niedergang’s Re-election Campaign Kick-off & Fundraiser
Wednesday, April 29 at 5:30pm
Olde Magoun’s Saloon in Somerville
Somerville Alderman Katjana Ballantyne Requests the Privilege of Your Company
Alderman Katjana Ballantyne’s Reelection Campaign Spring Reception
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 • 6-8 PM
Hosted by Host Committee for Alderman Katjana Ballantyne
PJ Ryan’s
239 Holland Street, Somerville, MA 02144

Somerville Spring Cleanup
After those long, snowy winter days spent inside we hope you can spare some of that pent up energy to get Somerville ready for spring and summer outdoor fun.
Community Vault: a celebration of community media
Help us dust off and unlock our community vaults!
On Saturday, June 20th, jump back in time with us as we rediscover the history of community + place, and explore how it has changed. Or will we discover that it hasn’t changed much? Community Vault will showcase archived programs from local Community Access TV stations alongside your contemporary media work.
Examples of curated programming:
Public Service Announcements, Retro Dance Parties, Local Flair: Then and Now, documentary, and More!
Tickets: $7 advance/ $10 at the door
Purchase at Eventbrite:
For more information, visit:
For more contact information, please contact:
Erica Jones, 617. 628. 8826 or by email at
For more info on the event and to submit, visit:
You are Cordially Invited to the Medford Lions Club Spring Gala Dance Friday May 1st Please RSVP for tickets
contact Sharon Deyeso at:(781)-572-5130 or
or mail checks to: 130 Circuit Road, Medford Massachusetts 02155
Somerville’s Pocket Change program
has teamed up with Help Around Town, Inc. to help connect young job seekers with opportunities
The City’s Pocket Change program targets young adults aged 18-24 who are just entering the workforce. Help Around Town is open to all residents to post and/or apply for jobs. Young adults in the Pocket Change program can identify their membership by using a special badge, and employers can give preference to applicants with the Pocket Change badge on their profile. Pocket Change participants get alerts when new jobs become available and case managers help them to apply and follow up. Learn more about Pocket Change and Help Around Town at:
City of Somerville:This winter has been tough on everyone, including many local businesses. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) have teamed up to create a micro-loan program aimed at helping small businesses bounce back. Local businesses can apply for loans ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to help them regain their financial stability. To find out more about the program, including how to apply, please see the link:
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert with Boston singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen, Northampton singer/songwriter Carrie Ferguson and Maine singer/songwriter Paddy Mills on Saturday, May 2.
Somerville Open Studios Presents
Beyond the Pattern: the Art in Fashion Show
Somerville Open Studios will kick off Thursday, April 30th with the 4th annual Beyond the Pattern fashion show. Beyond the Pattern is a runway presentation featuring wearable art made by local artists. Models will display a range of work that represents the artists’ exploration of fashion in art. This year attendees will see original designs that have been influenced by history, indigenous cultures, significant life events, ecology, the cosmos and the beauty of the human form.
The show will also showcase local students from Somerville High School’s Fashion Club as part of the Young Designers Challenge, in an effort to support art education at a grassroots level. These students will be modeling the pieces they have designed and constructed with the guidance of their instructor.
What: Fashion Show kicking off Somerville Open Studios and meet and greet with designers following the show.
Who: Local Somerville fashion designers presenting include:
When: Thursday, April 30, 7:30 – 9:00 PM, Where: Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville
Why: Highlight local Somerville artists, and support art education at a grassroots level with the Young Designers Challenge.
For more information:
JoAnne Coppolo and Joolie Cahill
Co-Coordinators , www.
Community Note: Candlelight Vigil for Nepal Earthquake Victims to be Held April 29
Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Somerville Office of Commissions
and the Somerville Health and Human Services Department on the evening Wed., April 29 for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the victims of this weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal, and to support Somerville’s Nepali community members as the rescue and cleanup efforts continue. The vigil will be held beginning with musical selections at 6:45 p.m. on the Somerville High School concourse, 81 Highland Ave. If you have any questions, please call the Somerville Health and Human Services Department at 617-625-6600 ext. 4300. If you or someone you know is in need of mental health resources, contact the Somerville Trauma Response Network at 857-221-0942. Members of the TRN will also be in attendance on Wednesday evening.
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Betsy Allen, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or
Be a Part of Something Big, Join the Somerville Lions Club . Bring a Friend and Join! and Learn more about the world’s largest service organization. When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. Our volunteer projects unite Lions around the community. And our
pride is unconditional. We aren’t limited by continents or restricted to certain causes. Lions help wherever, whenever and however we can. For more infomation email President Billy Tauro at: We meet every 1st & 3rd Tuesdasy of each month at the Mount Vernon Restaurant in Somerville at 6:15pm Dinner Members $5.00/ Non Members $15.00
Enjoy a Roundup of “Where to Eat Outside in Somerville’s Assembly Row”
Now that the weather is nice several of the restaurant patios at Assembly Row are officially open, including Earls, Legal on the Mystic, River Bar and Paul.
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