Row It Forward at Assembly Row Somerville 


Row It Forward is back again at Assembly Row, and the two-week contest will provide more than $35,000 to local nonprofits. Dollars spent at Assembly Row are turned into points, with shoppers (and diners) directing them to a chosen nonprofit. The nonprofit with the most points on Aug. 23 will receive a $20,000 grant, courtesy of Assembly Row. Last Hope K9 Rescue was the top beneficiary last year. More than 90 nonprofits are participating this year.
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ADA Celebration Planned for Sept. 19 in Somerville 

Save the Date! On Saturday, Sept. 19, the City of Somerville will host an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All community members are invited to the celebration, to be held in the Somerville High School Atrium from noon to 2 p.m. on Sept. 19. Refreshments will be served. Additional information to follow. For more information, contact ADA Coordinator, Betsy Allen, at, or 617-625-6600 ext. 2323. Continue reading ADA Celebration Planned for Sept. 19 in Somerville 

Somerville LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston Conducts Search for New Master Model Builder


Search will include one-day Brick Factor build-off event and winner will be rewarded with a full-time job
SOMERVILLE (August 14, 2015)- LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston announced today their search for a new Master Model Builder. The former Master Model Builder, Ian Coffey, stepped down to pursue another career opportunity in late July after winning his position at the Brick Factor event held in January 2014. The Master Model Builder is responsible for all the LEGO® builds in the attraction including updating MINILAND®, teaching the Master Builder Academy workshops, conducting media interviews and representing LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston at events.
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Somerville:News from the Armory

We are striving raise $50,000 to do building renovations that would soundproof the performance hall, allowing us to bring a wider variety of musical and theatrical events to our space. As part of this fundraising effort, we are hosting a string of benefit concerts, the second of which is on Friday, August 28th from 7:30pm-10pm and will feature the unique music of Ian Ethan Case and his 18-string acoustic double-neck guitar and the Afrobeat/funk band Opposite People. Tickets are $12 in advance/$10 for students or $15/$12 at the door. If you can’t make the concert but would like to donate, there are options for that on the Armory website or email


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, August 14, the 227th day of 2015 with 139 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:49 and sunset is @ 7:48. The New Moon is exact @ 10:55 AM EDT. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1248 – The rebuilding of the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, began after being destroyed by fire.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer