GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, October 09, the 282nd day of 2015 with 83 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:49 and sunset is @ 6:14. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1635 – Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished from Massachusetts because he had spoken out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away land that belonged to the Indians. Williams had founded Providence, Rhode Island as a place for people to seek religious freedom.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

RSVP Somerville Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner & Powderhouse Awards

Please join us for Somerville Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner & John W. Fitzgerald Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation 

6:30 P.M. Reception; 7:30 P.M. Dinner; Thursday, November 5, 2015

Holiday Inn, 30 Washington Street   

Table of 8 guests ($800); non-members ($1,200)  

Individuals $100 per person; non-members ($150)

Sponsorships available   

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Building a Better Block in Winter Hill

About fifty residents took part in a community meeting in the shell of a new Winter Hill business last Monday. The community members met to share ideas and brainstorm a vision for the future of Broadway. The City of Somerville brought in urban planning firm Better Block to help lead discussion and take concrete steps towards improvements. 
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Somerville’s Giving Tuesday Kicks Off

GivingTuesday is the first Tuesday in December (this year that’s December 1!), and it is an annual global day of giving that helps to raise funds and awareness for important causes everywhere. In Somerville, 14 nonprofit organizations are joining forces to collaborate on a second-annual joint fundraising effort as part of the international GivingTuesday program. Learn more about GivingTuesday in this segment and find out how you can support this cause!

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