The Mayor’s Report: Somerville, MA – September/October 2013Mayor Joe Curtatone of Somerville, MA talks about Assembly Row, Broadway construction and his height!
Save the date & have breakfast with the author,
Former Somerville Mayor/Middlesex County Register of Deeds Gene Brune at his next book signing!
Oct 8th at 9:00am & Oct 9th at 10:00am
319 Main St, Stoneham, MA
Former Somerville Mayor Gene Brune signs copies of his book. “The Spirit of Somerville” at an event at the bookshop in Ball Square last week. More than 100 people, Including State Treasurer Steve Grossman came out to the event.
For More information visit our website: www.spiritofsomerville.com
Photo left to right: Ellie Blute, Teresa Cardoso, Gene Brune and Natalie Vieira.
Photo by William Tauro as shown in the Somerville Journal 9/26/13 print edition.
Expect delays all week and presumably all winter long on and under the McGrath O’Brien Highway in Somerville as work crews continue to sandblast, paint and repair the aging and decaying overpass.
The project itself is a major overtaking that may last through this coming winter and well into the spring and maybe through the summer of 2014 as well!
Olde Magoun’s Saloon is bringing back the Paulaner Oktoberfest Biergarten, this time, making it a 2-day event on Saturday October 5th and Sunday October 6th from 12-6pm!
Paulaner is bringing an 18-wheeler truck outfitted with functioning taps and filled with each beer they produce including Oktoberfest Marzen, Oktoberfest Weisn, Pilsner, Lager, Hefeweizen, Salvatore Doppel Bock.
They’ll have a tent, biergarten picnic tables, music and authentic Oktoberfest food to go along with all the great beer. This is going to be the Oktoberfest event of the year you don’t want to miss!
Somerville Youth Hockey Association is hosting a sign-up this Monday September 30th from 6-730 and Wednesday October 2nd from 6:30-7:30 in the lobby of the big rink.The program starts Saturday October 19 -March 8, from 8AM-11AM.
The cost of the program is $25 for Somerville residents and $150 for non-residents.
All players must have the proper equipment to attend.For more info please visit www.SomervilleRec.com
This summer we released the results of a six-month study of Somerville’s accessibility, but we need your feedback as well. The second of two public meetings to gather community feedback is scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. You can also send questions and comments to ADA Coordinator Betsy Allen at 617-625-6600 ext. 2323 or by email at email@example.com. You can read the full study here: http://bit.ly/1hhLWb5.
Fall Greetings Friends and Neighbors,
This Tuesday, October 1st come celebrate both the wonderful warm and sunny weather (in the 70’s during the day!) AND all of the terrific events that Historic Somerville
co-sponsors with the City of Somerville to highlight our rich and very diverse ethnic heritage! Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt in Davis Square will generously donate 10% of everyone’s purchases made on Tues. Oct. 1st to Historic Somerville. They are open from 11am to 10pm and are located in the Davis Square Plaza on Elm St. , opposite Chipotle, and next to the Starbucks Coffee Shop. If you have never been before, here’s a chance to try their yummy offerings, with multiple flavors of frozen yogurt and add-ons which you make yourself and can have fun creating! If you are a regular, like me, then here’s a great excuse to indulge and help out a worthy cause.
And speaking of worthy causes, you could even make a whole evening meal, and go to Flatbread Pizza on Dover St. and enjoy dinner to support the Friends of Somerville Public Library and then afterwards save room to get dessert by walking across the parking lot to Orange Leaf Yogurt!
If you have a Facebook account and are willing, we sure would appreciate you going to Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt fundraiser in Davis Square to help spread the word.
By William Tauro
The chief of the Somerville Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of former Somerville Firefighter Robert Galvin Sr. – Tower 1 retired. Continue reading Somerville Firefighters Mourn Passing of Retired Brother
By William Tauro
Hi everyone don’t forget this October is Oktoberfest here in Somerville!
With Dynamite Oktoberfest Celebration Festivities Happening All Week Long!
October 4-5that the Precinct
October 4-5-6th at the Independent
October 5-6th at the
Olde magoon’s Saloon
October 6th at Redbones
October 11-12-13th Honk Festival Activities Street Band don’t miss it for more on all the activities go to that Somerville Chamber of Commerce website at:
I want to thank you for all the support that you showed me throughout my political career, especially over the past several months, and for the honor to serve as both your School Committee Representative and as the current Ward 1 Alderman. You put in an incredible amount of work for me, and I will always remember the amazing effort of the work that we did. Continue reading A Message From Maureen Bastardi Alderman Ward 1
The Annual Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month is this Wed., Oct. 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 220 Washington St. Join the Office of Somerville Commissions in raising awareness of domestic violence and the resources available to victims. This year’s speaker is Corey Yarbrough of the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition. Anti-violence agencies will be in Union Square starting at 5:30 p.m. to share information. http://bit.ly/1blpfSl
The City of Somerville Water Department is conducting a Flushing Program throughout the water distribution system. The City will be flushing hydrants and operating gate valves to maintain the distribution system. Continue reading Somerville Hydrant Flushing Programs Begins Monday 9/30
Somerville High Makes Two-Level Leap to Level 1 Designation; District’s Student Growth Percentile Surpasses Nearly All Districts with 1,000 or More Students; Notable rise in number of students scoring advanced or proficient in Math and English Language Arts Continue reading Somerville Public Schools Show Phenomenal Growth on MCAS
By William Tauro
The Middlesex Federal Savings bank in Somerville is proud to announce the appointment of Peter Bazzinotti, a highly respected and well-known person within the banking industry.
Bazzinotti resides in Tewksbury and has been the named “senior vice president-senior loan officer” at Middlesex Federal Savings in Somerville.
engage, empower and enable Asian women who are impacted by cancers.
Fifteen Asian cancer survivors will share their inspiring stories and model
the creations of leading Asian designers.
Friday, October 4th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
7:00-8:00: Reception (raffle prizes available)
16 BOW STREET
SOMERVILLE MA 02143
8:00-10:00: Fashion Show
Please make check payable to “Asian Women for Health, Inc. and mail it to:
83 Wallace Street, Somerville MA 02144
BOSTON NEWS GROUP.com / THE SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY
& NEWS PUBLISHER BILLY TAURO
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By William Tauro
Capt “JR” of Sambuca Charters who stars in Nat Geo’s new tv hit series “Wicked Tuna” visited with the staff of The Somerville News and BostonNewsGroup.com this past Saturday evening in Somerville to offer his congratulations on the new opening.
Bostonnewsgroup.com and The Somerville News Weekly are currently considering putting together a “Charity Boston Harbor Tour Cruise as well as a Charity Fishing Trip Raffle aboard the two Somerville News and Bostonnewsgroup.com news boats to benefit Somerville Lions Club charities that explore eye research and help to find a cure for blindness.
The newspaper is hoping to utilize some “Star Studded Power” to spark up some extra excitement and interest for the summer of 2014 events!
Photo: Somerville News Publisher Bill Tauro and Capt JR