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Many Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday greetings go out to Jo-Ann Crosby, Christopher Dube, Michelle Petruzziello Doherty, Helen- Bill Gioiosa, Donna Baldasaro, Mark Lavelle, Judson Walker Greene, Joey Lacey, Jean Mickiewicz Brunco, Sergei Sterev, Jack Bailey, Anthony Petruccelli, Tammy Doe, Peder Acres, Phyllis Grenier, Billy Haley, John Parker and a very special Happy 2nd Birthday to Arianna Louise Costa who is Eileen Costa’s little granddaughter!


Thank you Somerville for making us your #1 local news source for Somerville and now with over 12,000 plus Facebook Likes and counting!


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 You know you’re doing something right when you have the world’s attention everyday especially in your own town and oh yes our dozens of valued advertisers love it all the way to the bank!


Happy Wedding Anniversary to Anne & James D’Ambrosio, Happy 37th Wedding Anniversary to the Piacentini’s and Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary to Lainey and Kenny Joyce 


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the McGoldrick family during this difficult time with best wishes for a speedy and healthy recovery for Donald McGoldrick.




City to celebrate its 2015 Award with young musicians, Teen Empowerment, youth workshops and more on October 4.


SOMERVILLE – Help Somerville celebrate its newest All-America City Award! On Sunday, Oct. 4, from 2:30 to 6 p.m., the City will host an event to honor our community’s commitment to youth achievement, and showcase local young musicians and leaders through performances and workshops. The event will be held at the DCR Baxter Park at Assembly Row, and will feature live music by Somerville youth performing groups including the popular World Percussion Ensemble drum corps, Teen Empowerment, and the Somerville High School Acapella Ensemble. Local cover band The Rockery will round out the celebration.

 The celebration will also kick off a year-long series of youth- and community-engagement workshops, which will include youth-police dialogues and Walking Dialogues with the Somerville Police Department, music workshops, and a photo voice project asking residents to display what being an All-America City means to you. The October kickoff event will include a free photo booth and commemorative All-America City t-shirt sales.


“Being named an All-America City for the second time in six years is a tremendous honor, especially in 2015 with the award’s focus on youth,” said Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone. “Somerville’s commitment to youth includes using music and art as mediums for social change, and through strong partnerships with organizations like Teen Empowerment, some of our most vulnerable young people are given tools, resources, and opportunities for job readiness and peer leadership that are strengthening our community every day. The All-America City Award celebrates every resident and stakeholder in Somerville, but this year, let’s especially honor the role our youngest citizens play in making our city an exceptional place to live, work, and play.”


Beginning in October and continuing through June 2016, the City will celebrate the All-America City Award and its commitment to youth by hosting a series of workshops focused on different topics of importance to youth, and youth enrichment. Workshops will include music series, continuing youth-police work, youth and peer leadership workshops with Teen Empowerment, and much more. Workshops will be announced as they become available and will be open to the public.


The Oct. 4 event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jackie Rossetti at 617-625-6600 ext. 2614, or


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



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Somerville COA Cross Street Center Multicultural Day

  Thursday, December 3, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

165 Broadway

Come to the Somerville Council on Aging’s

Cross Street Center

to learn more about the many

languages, music, foods, and cultures

of Somerville’s older adults.


Join us for a day of international adventure with including introductions to cultural music selections and delicious, multicultural meal from various East Somerville restaurants. In between, chat with various exhibitors to learn something new about cultures all around the world. For more information or to reserve a space, call Janine at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300 before Monday, November 23rd.


Somerville City Job Postings

  The City of Somerville has several job openings right now, including the just posted Director of Finance and Administration position at the Department of Public Works. Follow the link below to see more information on that job and other open positions, and, please, spread the word to anyone you know looking for a job.

 Go to City of Somerville Website:


Open House for Community Preschool: a new school, with experienced teachers, in Union Square Somerville 

Saturday, October 3, 10am-1pm

Sunday, October 4, 11am-2pm

Come see our space, meet the teachers, and play! Children are welcome.  

Community Preschool

73 Bow Street

Somerville, MA 02143

Community Preschool is an urban, Somerville preschool where the focus is on children’s play and their social and emotional growth.



The Somerville News Weekly Proudly Supports the 4th Annual Fundraiser for the Walk for Autism Team Jake

Saturday, October 10 7 PM

Malden Irish-American Club

177 West Street Malden Massachusetts 02148

For information please go to:


If you were the only one on the beach this summer not reading “The Martian,” now’s a good time to jump on the bandwagon. “The Martian” is this year’s Somerville Reads book and several fun events will be held throughout September and October in connection with the book. Here’s what’s coming up:

– Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. (thru Oct. 15): Crafts at the library (see for location and details)

– Wed., Sept. 23, 6 p.m.: Movie night: Gravity (PG-13), Central Library

– Fri., Sept. 25, 6 p.m.: Movie night and potluck dinner: War of the Worlds (PG-13), Central Library. To coordinate food, contact Cathy Piantigini at 617-623-5000 ext. 2950

– Wed., Sept. 30, 7 p.m.: Book discussion, Central Library

– Sun., Oct. 4, 1 p.m.: Q&A with M.I.T. Space Engineers, Central Library


Somerville Remembering Carmella Natorelli.

  Carmella sadly passed away this past week. She was a great person and a great grandmother and she will be sadly missed by many of us here in Somerville!


Somerville Police Department

Warning Community Notice:

 From our Detective Bureau

If your are purchasing a vehicle on craigslist and then they tell you that you have to close the transaction through eBay, it is a SCAM. Craigslist and eBay are two totally separate entities. Also the names being used by the scammers are Holly Steward and/or Sandra Brown and the phone number associated with this scam is 402-409-7036. 

If this is happened to you, please call 617-625-1212 to report it.


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 Membership Fee Only $75.00 Per Year!


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Somerville Public Schools

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Somerville, MA 02145


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