GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, September 10, the 233rd day of 2018 with 112 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:18 and sunset is @ 7:04. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

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Somerville Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic

Name: Chamber Golf Classic

Date: September 25, 2018

Time: 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM EDT

Event Description:

Somerville Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic tournament is a Scramble Format.  Contests/prizes include: Top Three Teams; Closest to the Pin for Men/Women; Longest Drive for Men/Women.  Complimentary gift package to each golfer.    Immediately following golf will dinner, awards ceremony, and raffles.   Early entry is encouraged.  Tournament is limited to the first 144 golfers.   OFFICIAL 2018 CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC BROCHURE

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The kids are ready for back-to-school, but are the parents?

It’s that time of year — when mornings find kids at bus stops and evenings find parents filling out school contact and health forms. Back-to-school is upon us! At this time of year, I think about parents who are struggling because English is not their primary language to figure out school policies and to understand how to help their child succeed in school.

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Central Hill Campus Planning Meeting 9/25 — Somerville

Share Your Thoughts on the Future of Central Hill – Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m.

 

The City of Somerville is developing a campus plan for Central Hill, home to City Hall, Somerville High School, the Central Library, and Central Playground. Please join us on Tuesday, September 25, at 6 p.m. for a meeting in the High School cafeteria to help shape the plan. Continue reading Central Hill Campus Planning Meeting 9/25 — Somerville

‘Strike up the Bands’ at SomerStreets on Highland Ave. ‪Sunday, September 16‬

Free Open Streets event to feature live music, family-friendly activities, and more!

SOMERVILLE – Come sing along at “Strike up the Bands,” the September installment of the City’s SomerStreets festival, on Sunday, September 16, from 2 to 6 p.m. between School St. and Lowell St. on Highland Ave. Continue reading ‘Strike up the Bands’ at SomerStreets on Highland Ave. ‪Sunday, September 16‬

Audit Shows Need for Greater Focus on Effective Adoption of “Internet of Things” Technology

 

BOSTON, MA —State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump is calling on the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) to take a proactive and comprehensive approach to support state government agency adoption of “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices. The call came as Bump today released an audit examining the Commonwealth’s administration of IoT devices. Continue reading Audit Shows Need for Greater Focus on Effective Adoption of “Internet of Things” Technology

September Events at LEGOLAND: Grandparents Day, Creative Crew, Home School Weeks, Adult Night and Toddler Tuesdays

LEGOLAND Discovery Center has 5 great event series this month including Grandparents Day this past weekend and the Creative Crew contest which launches today!

Grandparents Day (Sept. 9)

Grandparents, accompanied by a child age 3-15, will recieve FREE admission on Sunday, Sept. 9th in honor of National Grandparents Day! In addition, brave grandparents who would like to try the new The Great LEGO® Race VR Experience with their grandchild will receive a free ticket with a paid child’s ride.

Creative Crew

LEGOLAND has announced the search for their 2018-2019 Creative Crew. The Creative Crew are twelve children aged 5-10 who will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive LEGO® build sessions with LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston Master Model Builder, attend special events and be the first to test new rides and see new features of the attraction.

The contest launches today, September 5th, and will run through Friday, Sept. 28th. To apply, children must answer the question, “What does LEGO mean to you?” and submit a video or photo with a written answer. Submissions should also include an original LEGO® build that the child has created. For additional details, visit here.

Murder Mystery Adult Night (Sept. 19 7-9pm)

When guests arrive, they ‘ll receive a sheet that has details on the crime scene and police report. Guests will meet the five suspects and find out if they had the means, motive, and opportunity to do the deed. Compare this with the evidence you’ve found around the attraction and submit your guess at our detective’s table for a chance to win the grand prize.

Home School Weeks (Sept. 24-28 & Oct 1-5)

Home school students and their teachers can come explore the attraction and experience LEGO Education workshops at a discounted rate during Home School Weeks on September 24-28 and October 1-5. Educational workshops explore a range of topics including storytelling, science, engineering design, mathematics and language arts. The workshops have downloadable sheets for teachers to use in advance, during and after their visit so the curriculum can be integrated into their home school discussions.

Color Theme Toddler Tuesday (Sept. 11)

Designed for the youngest LEGO fans aged 2-5, little ones can experience the wonder of LEGO® bricks while Moms & Dads can mingle. Activities will include a Music themed story time and a special themed DUPLO build.

Tufts University hosts 16th annual Tufts Community Day

Annual festival celebrates university’s relationship with Medford, Somerville communities

Crowds enjoy the festivities at Community Day 2017. (Paul Rutherford for Tufts University)

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Sept. 6, 2018)—Tufts University, in cooperation with the cities of Medford and Somerville, will host the 16th annual Community Day festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. Continue reading Tufts University hosts 16th annual Tufts Community Day

Somerville Arts Council Announces Local Cultural Council Grant Program for 2019

The Somerville Arts Council is pleased to announce the availability of its 2019 Local Cultural Council (LCC) grant program. Artists, community groups, and schools may apply for funding to the Council for projects and fellowships for 2019. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018.

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Somerville-Growing Center Renovation Project Neighborhood Meeting

Sept 13th, 6-7:30pm

Somerville Public Library, Central branch, 79 Highland Ave, 1st floor (conference room)

Come learn the latest updates on the CPA funded Renovation/Restoration Project at the Growing Center on Vinal Avenue. Meet with Friends of the Community Growing Center and our renovation team. Plans will be available for review and questions/comments. Construction is due to start October 1st; come learn what will be happening and how these changes are designed to renovate this public space so it can serve the community for another 25 years! The FCGC board will meet immediately following.

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Somerville-What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention Annual Fluff Festival Returns ‪Saturday, September 22, 3-7 pm‬

(rain date Sunday, September 23)

[Somerville, MA, September 6, 2018]  What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention returns for a 13th year on Saturday, September 22 from 3-7pm (rain date 9/23). This zany and fun-filled festival honors the invention of Marshmallow Fluff by Archibald Query in Somerville in 1917 and celebrates the spirit of  innovation that continues to thrive in Union Square today.

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Over 1,900 Driver’s Licenses Issued in the Name of Deceased Individuals

Auditor Bump points to inadequate use of data as source of problem

 

After an audit released today by her office revealed that the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) issued 1,905 driver’s licenses to individuals after their date of death, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump called on the agency to take actions to prevent potentially fraudulent forms of identification from being issued. Continue reading Over 1,900 Driver’s Licenses Issued in the Name of Deceased Individuals

EAST CAMBRIDGE SAVINGS BANK EYEGLASS COLLECTION DRIVE RAISES OVER 500 PAIRS OF GLASSES FOR SOMERVILLE LIONS CLUB CHARITIES

Top photo:ECSB Patricia McGovern and Patricia A. Rizzo with Somerville Lions Club Treasurer/Former Somerville Mayor Gene Brune and East Cambridge Savings Bank Vice President/Community Outreach Officer Laura Berg

Photo:Somerville Lions Club members with ECSB staffers displaying tote bags containing over 500 pairs of donated eyeglasses.

By William Tauro

Over the past summer months, staff of the East Cambridge Savings Bank assisted the Somerville Lions Club and offered a big helping hand by collecting over 500 pairs of eyeglasses for charity.

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GLX Community Meeting to Discuss Upcoming Bridge Closures, ‪September 24‬

 

Although timelines are subject to change, current plans for construction of the Green Line Extension (GLX) call for the full closure of the Broadway Bridge, just east of Ball Square, for one full year beginning in January 2019. While the bridge is closed, detours will be in place for cars, bikes, pedestrians, and MBTA bus routes 80 and 89.

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