Hey Somerville Pop Warner Cheer Moms and Cheer Dads! Check it out and share!

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Parents learn from the pros at second annual Moms Football Safety Clinic

By Briana Palma, of Patriots.com

Many youth football moms are used to watching their kids from the sidelines, but on Thursday night, they got a taste of the action, as the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation hosted its second annual Moms Football Safety Clinic.
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The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Somerville High School Headmaster John Oteri

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Photo by Arthur Ingalls, Geskus Studios

John Oteri is in his third year as Headmaster of Somerville High School. A 15-year veteran of SHS, Mr. Oteri was a member of the school’s Social Studies Department from 1999 to 2007 and a Housemaster/ Assistant Principal from 2007 to 2012 before taking on the Headmaster position.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, May 30, the 150th day of 2015 with 214 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:11 and sunset is @ 8:12. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1539 – Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto landed in Florida.
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West Branch Library Community Visioning Meeting, June 1

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 6 Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz, the Somerville Public Library, designLAB architects and Design Technique, Inc. invite all interested community members to a visioning meeting for upcoming renovations to the West Branch Library on College Ave. The meeting will be held at the Tufts Administration Building, 167 Holland St., on June 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, May 29, the 149th day of 2015 with 215 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:11 and sunset is @ 8:11. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN:
1453 – Mohammed II, founder of the Ottoman empire, captured Constantinople; the Byzantine emperor Constantine XI was killed, and the Byzantine Empire was ended. Constantinople became the Ottoman capital.
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Interested in learning about local renewable energy? Take a cruise to tour the Hull 1 wind turbine with Mass Energy!

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Who: Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy), a local non-profit organization with a commitment to support renewable energy, is hosting the tour. We offer the only 100% local and tax-deductible green electricity options for homes and businesses in the state.
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Maryann Heuston on Union Square, Fire Stations, and Setting the Budget

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Union Square Visioning Process: In recent weeks and months, many meetings have occurred to move the Union Square visioning process forward. On May 13th, the City held a Plan Open House at which they presented proposed designs that reflected feedback they had received at prior planning meetings. Continue reading Maryann Heuston on Union Square, Fire Stations, and Setting the Budget

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, May 28, the 148th day of 2015 with 216 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:12 and sunset is @ 8:10. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1533 – England’s Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
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Union Square Station Associates (US2) Seeks Local Artists For Headquarters Wall Feature

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Somerville, MA — Union Square Station Associates (US2), the City of Somerville’s master developer partner for Union Square’s revitalization, today announced that it is seeking proposals from Somerville-based artists to design and install wall art inside the new US2 headquarters and coworking space which will soon open at 31 Union Square, the former home of Elegant Furniture.
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, May 27, the 147th day of 2015 with 217 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:13 and sunset is @ 8:09. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1647 – Achsah Young became the first woman known to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts.
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Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Press & Organizational Updates & Information

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Foundations of Knowledge Lecture Series – Starting Monday, May 18th –at our Holland Street Center. An educational program that brings a series of low-cost, themed lectures to you each month. A nominal fee of $20. will include five, one-hour long lectures in any one subject area. Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Press & Organizational Updates & Information

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS – SOMERVILLE CITY CABLE: CABLE CONNECTION_ City TV (13/22) & Educational Channel 15 (15)

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*Programs and broadcast times can change due to event addition or cancellation.

CITY TV 13/22
Wednesday, May 27
9:00am:​Aldermen at Work – Mark Niedergang
9:30am:​SCAP Annual Meeting
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Go Back to the Future at Somerville Local First’s 1950s Prom on June 26

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SOMERVILLE (May 26, 2015)—After time traveling to the 1980s and ’90s the last two years, Somerville Local First is throwing it WAY back to the 1950s for its Third Annual Prom this summer. Join us on Friday, June 26 from 8 p.m.­midnight at Cuisine en Locale (156 Highland Ave.) as we go Back to the Future.
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, May 26, the 146th day of 2015 with 218 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:13 and sunset is @ 8:08. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune Uranus & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1521 – Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings.
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Letter to the Editor:Family Thanks Somerville Police Detective and State Trooper on Sousa Murder Investigation and Arrest

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The family of Christopher Souza would like to thank Somerville Police Detective Paul Duffy and State Trooper Jeffrey Saunders for receiving the Medal of Honor Award for their dedication and not giving up on finding Christopher’s murderer and helping us get justice for for Christopher, which he deserves and we needed, we will be for ever grateful to them

The Souza and Medeiros family

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, May 25, the 145th day of 2015 with 219 to follow. Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:14 and sunset is @ 8:08. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune Uranus & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1234 – The Mongols took Kaifeng and destroyed the Chin dynasty.
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Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Accused of Attempting to Steal Three Air conditioners from Home Depot

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ROBERT SCAFIDI Arrest

This is a summary of the events pertaining to incident # 15023344.

On Thursday, 05/21/2015, at approximately 2:00 PM, Officer Joseph Moreira assigned to East 1 along with Officer Christopher Collette assigned to East 4 was dispatched for a man at Home Depot that stole 3 air conditioners and is waving a knife at people in the store. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Accused of Attempting to Steal Three Air conditioners from Home Depot

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, May 24, the 144th day of 2015 with 220 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:15 and sunset is @ 8:07. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune Uranus & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1543 – Nicolaus Copernicus published proof of a sun-centered planetary system.
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Somerville Police Detective Presented IAPOA Award on Somerville Murder Investigation

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On May 2nd, the Irish American Police Officers Association of Massachusetts presented the Investigative Award to Somerville Police Detective Paul Duffy and Massachusetts State Police Trooper Jeffrey Saunders for their commitment and perseverance in the face of numerous obstacles and frustration during the investigation of the murder of Christopher Souza in 2009, which led to the conviction of his killer on June 8, 2014.
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Massachusetts Motorcycle Association’s 14th Annual “Storm the State House” Video From Somerville

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Click link to see “2015 MMA Storm the State House in Somerville video: http://youtu.be/8uXPpdxmBec

By William Tauro

This past Thursday morning, motorcyclists from all across Massachusetts rode to the State House in Boston for the MMA’s 14th annual “Storm the State House” Legislative Lobbying Day.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, May 23, the 143rd day of 2015 with 221 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:15 and sunset is @ 8:06. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune Uranus & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1430 – Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, May 22, the 142nd day of 2015 with 223 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:16 and sunset is @ 8:05. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune Uranus & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1455 – In the opening battle of England’s War of the Roses, the Yorkists defeated King Henry VI’s Lancastrian forces at St. Albans, near London, capturing Henry VI and killing Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset.
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Connections: A Newsletter from the Somerville Public Schools – May 22, 2015

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Reminder: All Schools and district offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. The Somerville Memorial Day Parade will be held Sunday, May 24th and starts at 1:00pm at the City Hall/SHS Concourse. See Community Notes below for more information.

News & Notes
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Reps. Capuano and Sensenbrenner File Legislation Giving Consumers More Control over Their Vehicle’s “Black Box”

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Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA) and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) filed the “Black Box Privacy Protection Act” to give vehicle owners more control over the information collected through their car or motorcycle’s “black box” event data recorder (EDR). Continue reading Reps. Capuano and Sensenbrenner File Legislation Giving Consumers More Control over Their Vehicle’s “Black Box”

Agreement with Ironworkers Local 7 & Callahan Construction for New Project at Assembly Row Somerville

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May 20, 2015 From Ironworkers Local 7

Ironworkers Local 7 is pleased to announce that they have entered into a Project Labor Agreement with Callahan Construction for the next phase of Development by Federal Realty Investment Trust at Assembly Row in Somerville. Ironworkers Local 7 is exited with this new agreement with Callahan Construction for not only the Assembly Row Project but in working together with this high quality General Contractor for years to come.
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Folk musician Sam Amidon and Celtic harpist/vocalist Maeve Gilchrist headline Revels FRINGE, Sunday, June 14th in Somerville

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What: Revels FRINGE with Sam Amidon and Maeve Gilchrist
Where: Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Street, Somerville, MA
When: Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Tickets (General Admission): $35; $20 for fans 35 and under (quantity limited)
Available at http://www.revels.org
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, May 20, the 140th day of 2015 with 225 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:18 and sunset is @ 8:03. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune Uranus & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1498 – Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama became the first European to reach India via either the Atlantic Ocean or Mediterranean Sea when he arrived at Calicut, India.
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, May 19, the 139th day of 2015 with 226 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:19 and sunset is @ 8:02. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier set sail for North America.
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The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Katherine Cremin

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Katherine Cremin is one of the strongest women on this earth that you will ever meet! A mother who has endured any parent’s worst nightmare. Katherine is the mother of the late Deanna Cremin who’s March 29th, 1995 murder still remains unsolved but years later, the case has not been forgotten.
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Together we will change public perception, and ultimately the public response to the addiction crisis…FOREVER. Will you join us?

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We are moms and dads, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters – all bringing the power and proof of recovery to our communities. Together we will change public perception, and ultimately the public response to the addiction crisis…FOREVER. Will you join us?
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Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Disorderly Conduct/Resisting Arrest

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FENCY JOSEPH Arrest

On the morning of Saturday, May 16, 2015 I, was assigned to marked unit E-3. At approximately 08:15 hrs I, was heading north on Central Street. When I, got to the corner of Oxford Street, and Central a black male later identified as Fency Joseph, began Screaming ” Fuck you, you nigger pig!”
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Real Life Somerville Police Stories:LICENSE SUSPENDED, OP MV WITH, SUBSQ.OFF

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PATRICK J SCULLY Arrest

On Thursday May 14, 2015, at approximately 18:31, while on marked patrol in unit 876, I( Officer Patrick Canty), along with marked unit 877( Officer Collazo), was dispatched to the intersection of Willow Avenue at Kidder Avenue for a report of a male driver that struck two parked cars with his SUV. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:LICENSE SUSPENDED, OP MV WITH, SUBSQ.OFF

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Suspended License

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LUCAS S NASCIMENTO Arrest

The following is a summary,
On May 11,2015, I, Officer Gravin Guillen, was in full uniform assigned to marked unit W-7 patrolling the area of Powder House Blvd, a public way in the City of Somerville. At approximately 17:18, a random query was made via the CJIS mobile computer of MA Reg# 68TL1. The operator/owner was coming back suspended in the RMV database. I activated my blue lights and sirens subsequently stopping the vehicle at 50 Powder House Blvd.
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Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Assault on a Police Officer/B&E/Resisting Arrest

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SANDRO CORBELLI Arrest

On Tuesday May 12th, 2015, I, Officer Devin Schneider, was in full uniform assigned to route East-4 in marked cruiser 874 during the day shift. The following report is a summary of the events that I witnessed that day, as they pertain to incident #15021629:
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Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Urinating in Public/Disorderly Conduct

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DANIEL JAMES SULLIVAN Arrest

On 05-13-2015 I was assigned to shift #1(12:00am to 8:00am) as the Patrol Supervisor for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 12:45am I was travelling westbound on Broadway, in a fully visible and marked Somerville Police patrol vehicle. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Urinating in Public/Disorderly Conduct

Letter to the Editor: THE 19TH MOTHERS DAY WALK FOR PEACE

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Good Evening Billy

Hope all is well,

Photos from last week’s 19th Mother Day Walk for Peace, we were happy to walk and proudly wear are t-hirts that said JUSTICE FOR CHRISTOPHER ON JUNE 9, 2014, and support the Louis D Brown Peace Institute who helped get the justice for Christopher, and we are for ever grateful.
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