LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston/Somerville Hosts the Red Sox Showcase on August 6 at Assembly Row

 
On Saturday, August 6 from 11 am to 3 pm, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston will host the Red Sox Showcase, powered by T-Mobile, at Assembly Row in Somerville. The Red Sox themed truck includes a batting cage, pitching stations, a steal 2nd challenge and a virtual reality experience.  
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, July 31, the 213th day of 2016 with 153 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:35 and sunset is @ 8:05. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter & Mars.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1498 – Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, arrived at the island of Trinidad.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, July 30, the 212th day of 2016 with 154 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:34 and sunset is @ 8:06. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter & Mars.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1502 – Christopher Columbus landed at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Somerville Firefighter:Guardsmen rescue woman stranded in hot car for days

Guardsmen rescue woman stranded in hot car for days
By The Associated Press
Staff Sgt. Steven Littlefield/Army

From left, Massachusetts National Guard Staff Sgt. Dana Francis, Sgt. Tommy Coppola, Spc. John Shively and Pfc. Aaron Amardey-Wellington helped rescue a New Jersey woman Monday who was severely dehydrated after being stranded in some woods near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. less

LAKEHURST, N.J. — A woman was stranded in a wooded area for days without food but collected rainwater to drink before soldiers from the Massachusetts Army National Guard happened upon her car and saved her, officials said

http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2016/07/28/guardsmen-rescue-woman-stranded-hot-car-days/87675538/

Senate Passes Elder Workforce Bill Addressing Elder Abuse

 

BOSTON – On Thursday, the Senate passed a critical piece of legislation relative to the workforce caring for older adults in Massachusetts. S. 2466, An Act relative to the commonwealth’s direct-care workforce for elderly and disabled consumers, will begin the important process of reviewing the current status of and future needs for this workforce across the Commonwealth. The bill is comprised of various legislative initiatives filed by Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) over several sessions.

 

In light of a growing need to review the workforce needs, Senator Jehlen also filed an amendment to the underlying bill that would fix a regulation gap that currently exists in how the state tracks elder abuse complaints that occur in assisted living residences. Continue reading Senate Passes Elder Workforce Bill Addressing Elder Abuse

Somerville Council on AgingWeekly Organizational Updates & Information

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

36th Annual Mayor’s Senior Picnic – Wednesday, August 3rd from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. – Powderhouse Park – (rain date: Friday, August 5th) – food, dancing, music, entertainment and prizes galore. Tickets available by contacting Connie at 617-625-6600, ext. 2300. Continue reading Somerville Council on AgingWeekly Organizational Updates & Information

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, July 29, the 211th day of 2016 with 155 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:33 and sunset is @ 8:08. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter & Mars.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1588 – The English defeated the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, July 28, the 210th day of 2016 with 156 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:32 and sunset is @ 8:09. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter & Mars.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1821 – Peru declared its independence from Spain.  Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

Reality Bites by James A. Norton: What do you mean “Black Lives Matter”? Reincarnated post from August 25, 2015    


  
Now that I have your attention, let me elaborate. ALL lives matter. Black, white, brown, beige, yellow, purple – it doesn’t matter – all lives matter, period. This isn’t Ferguson MO or Hicksticks TN – this is Somerville, once part of Boston. Continue reading Reality Bites by James A. Norton: What do you mean “Black Lives Matter”? Reincarnated post from August 25, 2015    

Does A Company’s Reputation Rest On The Shoulders Of The CEO?


By Karen Tiber Leland

When you think Facebook, you think Mark Zuckerberg.

When you think Amazon.com, you think Jeff Bezos.

These and other examples of celebrity corporate leaders show that a CEO’s personal brand can work in concert with the corporation’s brand, helping elevate both in the public’s eye. Continue reading Does A Company’s Reputation Rest On The Shoulders Of The CEO?

Somerville Theatre to show rare silent feature film starring Mary Pickford


Intense melodrama ‘Stella Maris’ (1918) to be screened in 35mm and with live music
SOMERVILLE, Mass.—She was a pioneering figure in early cinema, and all the more remarkable because she worked in an otherwise male-dominated industry.
She was Mary Pickford, one of biggest superstars of the silent film era, as well as a major force behind the cameras during her long career. Continue reading Somerville Theatre to show rare silent feature film starring Mary Pickford