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Many Villens out there celebrating their birthdays in the Ville this week! Happy Birthday to David Potter, Mike Murphy, Walter Pero, Lisa Ruiz Doucette, Eileen O’Connor, Claire DeConinck, Eric Miele, Sue Mezger Foran, Robin Legee-Voss, Dan Roselando, Leo Saltman, Billy Desmond, Bobby Kenny II, Mary Jane Gambale and Peggy Emond!

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 prayers go out to our good friend Larry Murphy who suffered a heart attack last Monday. We spoke to him on the phone this week from the ICU and he is in good spirits and recuperating. Larry is a great guy and we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery!
Somerville’s Bob Schofield Honored for Youth Baseball & Softball
Congratulations to East Somerville’s Bob Schofield for being honored at last week’s Board of Alderman meeting. Bob is the driving force behind Somerville youth baseball and softball, which supports more than 200 youth.
Our condolences to the Ciavattone, Lopez and Brune families for the loss of Cheryl A. Ciavattone-Lopez. She left this world at a very young age this past week. She is also a niece to Former Somerville Mayor Gene Brune. Cheryl was a very nice person and she will be sadly missed by many here in the Ville.
Even though its springtime in the month of May, even with temperatures in Somerville still ranging from 60° during the day and going down to 45° at night, huge snow mounds still maintain their shape and size at the soccer field behind Assembly Row.
The soccer field was used as one of many snow farms in the city of Somerville during this past winters multiple snowstorms.
According to sources, most scheduled events for the field have been and will be further canceled from now to throughout the summer.
Somerville’s Assembly Square Italian Sausage Wizard Landmark Now At The Row
Dom’s Italian Sausage Wizard located down at Assembly Square in Somerville has become a landmark in the city of Somerville for over the past 27 years!
Dom Catino and his family all work in the sausage cart and have become friends and have bonded with everybody in the neighborhood who simply adore them and look forward to that afternoon Italian sausage break for lunch.
The Sausage Wizard can now be found outside Home Depot during the week and at Assembly Row on the weekends as well.
Tell them that we sent you and while your there pick up your copy of The Somerville News Weekly!
This past Tuesday evening, Somerville’s Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballantyne packed the house at her fundraising event that was held a PJ Ryan’s Bar & Grille Pub in Teele Square.
A very diverse crowd of friends, residents and public officials attended the event in Katjana’s support.
Alderman Katjana Ballantyne in a very short time in office has done an outstanding job in her ward and her popularity has skyrocketed.
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:
We would like to congratulate Denise Napolitano Grosse on her recent retirement from the Somerville Police Department. Denise has always been a hard worker and she has always given 110% on everything she did for the department . We wish her all the best in the years to come with her retirement!
This edition of Somerville News Weekly’s “Special Persons of the Week” is dedicated to Tom Murphy Jr. and the Murphy family of T.F. Murphy the Florist as well as to the Ferrigno and Cella families and their wonderful staff at Patsy’s Pastry Shop of Somerville!
Thank’s for the memories and thanks for making Somerville your home all these years!
We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you have done to make Somerville a better place.
This past Wednesday evening, Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang hosted a fundraiser at the Olde Magoun’s Saloon
that’s located in Magoun Square in Somerville.
A rather large turnout that evening with many friends, residents and elected officials that were in attendance with standing room only filled local pub.
Mark is doing an excellent job in his ward as well as in his hard work with the Somerville Board of Aldermen that has reflected across to the entire city.
Mark is a newcomer to the political playing field and it appears that he will be here for a long long time continuing to make Somerville a better place for all.
Please join us May 21, 2015 at Tony C’s 699 Assembly Row Somerville MA 02145
Alderman Connolly Inviting Colleagues, Friends, and Neighbors to Birthday Fundraiser
Alderman John ‘Jack’ Connolly announced that he is planning a combined birthday fundraising event for the city’s fall election. The event is taking place on May 21, 2015 (5:30pm-7:30pm) at Tony C’s, the latest addition to the city’s hottest destination, Assembly Row, for the 2015 local election.
“With Assembly Row’s success over the past several months, we decided that this would be the perfect place to highlight Somerville’s newest neighborhood and to launch our 2015 campaign efforts, says Jack.
Alderman Connolly was very involved with the planning of Assembly Row and its initial design phase. Assembly Row hosts top of the lines shopping, dining and entertainment options for all ages as well as residences with views along the beautiful Mystic River.
Jack Connolly is a second generation son of Irish Immigrants and has been re-elected to the Board of Alderman 15 times in the last 30 years. He brings with him a depth of knowledge of the City of Somerville and its history. All are invited so please stop by for a piece of birthday cake.
Please make suggested donations to:
The Committee to Elect Jack Connolly
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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