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Somerville’s Mitchells Bakery – A short story from my youth, With Arthur Moore

Another one from my brother Richard Moore

During the late 1950s and early 60s I would look forward to a very special weekly event , every Thursday morning i would walk over to Mitchells bakery and get the deal of a lifetime . I would be awake early waiting with great anticipation for my mom to hand me 50 cents and Continue reading Somerville’s Mitchells Bakery – A short story from my youth, With Arthur Moore

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Sponsored by STEALING SOMERVILLE Death of an Urban City To order STEALING SOMERVILLE go to: www.Amazon.com

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, December 10, the 344th day of 2019 with 21 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:02 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1520 – Martin Luther publicly burned the papal edict. The papacy demanded that he recant or face excommunication. Luther refused and was formally expelled from the church in January 1521. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Happy Birthday to a number of Villens celebrating their birthdays this week in the Ville! Happy Birthday to Jason Castle, Jimmy Veneziano, Gravin Zaiyken Guillen, Frankie Santangelo, Mariamanuela Bairos, Maureen Graziano, Fred Castle, Neil W McCabe, Eva Montebello, Carl Stagliano, Michael Walsh, Lu Ro, Patrick Healey, John L DeSimone, Patty Hanberry Gately, Irene Bremis, Frank Novello, Holly Boyden Saulnier, Debbie Mahoney, Carol Siciliano Bailey, Kathy Barrett-Pitcher, Joseph Nargie, Cheryl Callahan, Joe Pereira, Lisa Rodes, Patricia Zirpolo, Annamarie Tortora, Joe Roberts and Happy Birthday to Mrs Deoliveira

Sent in by our readers! Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week Salutes Pete Frates

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Pete Frates

By: Kirk Fox/ Legacy.com

Pete Frates raised millions of dollars for ALS research by popularizing the ALS ice bucket challenge. Frates was a captain on the Boston College baseball team who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. Continue reading Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week Salutes Pete Frates

Bicycles and Buses In Somerville Should Be Considered an Alternative, Not a Replacement

By William Tauro

We’ve seen some far-fetched decisions that have affected thousands of residents here in Somerville who instead of working together are being torn apart by this administration and city council.

One of the major proponents that has been the biggest culprit in creating this hostile environment here in

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Somerville’s First Conservation Restriction Executed, Will Preserve Site in East Somerville as Perpetual Open Space

The former 5 Palmer Ave. site will be protected as open space through a partnership between the City of Somerville, Community Preservation Committee, and Groundwork Somerville. SOMERVILLE – The former parcel at 5 Palmer Ave. in Somerville will be perpetually conserved as open space, thanks to the city’s first-ever conservation restriction which was executed in…

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Sponsored by STEALING SOMERVILLE Death of an Urban City To order STEALING SOMERVILLE go to: www.Amazon.com

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, December 08, the 342nd day of 2019 with 23 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:00 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1765 – Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, MA. Whitney invented the cotton gin and developed the concept of mass-production of interchangeable parts. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer