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The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photo of the Day



Happy Birthday to the following Villens: Kathy Webber, Mark Moss, Dennis Hodgdon, Nicole Farrell, Marco Tulio Mariano, H. Robert Huke, KaitLyn Cargill, Robert Finos, Nathália Storch Braga, Dina Benevides and Mean Tuccinardi

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Somerville Recreation Department News



The Somerville Recreation Department announces that the Somerville Youth Football and Cheer Program has been invited to play in the newly formed Commonwealth Youth Football Conference (CYFC). The CYFC is affiliated with American Youth Football, which is a “Grade Based, Age Protected” youth football league.

We are proud to be able the offer every child in our community an equal opportunity to play youth football and cheer. CYFC Communities include Melrose, Medford, Charlestown, SOMERVILLE and Stoneham

This is East Somerville

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Somerville Arts Council and East Somerville Main Streets have teamed up to put on a series of monthly block parties. Next Thursday, April 17, will be the first block party. Stop by Chuckie Harris park from 6 to 8:30 p.m. to enjoy music, art, and playing at the park.

Learn more about This is East at the East Somerville Main Streets blog post linked below. This series will run from April through October on the third Thursday of the month.

Good Morning Today Is by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, April 13, the 103rd day of 2014 with 261 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:07 and sunset is @ 7:22. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Venus. The evening stars are Mars & Jupiter.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1598 – Henry IV of France issued the Edict of Nantes, giving religious freedom to the Huguenots.
Continue reading Good Morning Today Is by John Dwyer

Beacon Hill Roll Call – Regular weekly report – April 11, 2014

Copyright © 2014 Beacon Hill Roll Call. All Rights Reserved.
By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on two roll calls and local representatives’ votes on six roll calls from the week of April 7-11.

House 117-29, voted strictly along party lines and approved a set of Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call – Regular weekly report – April 11, 2014

CONNECTIONS: A Newsletter from the Somerville Public Schools – April 11, 2014

Hope you’re enjoying the beautiful spring weather! Here’s an update on the end-of-the-year school calendar:

Last day of school for the 2013-2014 school year: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (Half Day)
June 19th, 20th and 23rd are full school days
June 24th is a Half Day for preK to Grade 8 students, a full day for High School students
June 25th is a Half Day for ALL students


News & Notes

Somerville High School Chorus Earns Silver at WorldStrides Heritage Concert
The Somerville High School Chorus, Continue reading CONNECTIONS: A Newsletter from the Somerville Public Schools – April 11, 2014

Somerville Fire Department Called in on Out-of-Controll Fire Pit



By William Tauro

At approximately 8:17 pm Thursday evening, Somerville Firefighters responded to a call located at 31 Warren Avenue regarding an “out-of-control fire pit” that safety concerned neighbors were forced to call the Somerville Police for assistance with.

The Somerville Police immediately contacted the Somerville Fire Department who then responded to the location with water to extinguish the out-of-control fire pit’s flame.

Fire pits are iIllegal in the city of Somerville and especially where Somerville’s homes are built so close to each others property lines and also taking into consideration the last two weeks tragic Brick-stone fire loss tragedy of two fallen heroes that occurred in the Back Bay of Boston and the massive 8 alarm fire that displaced almost a dozen people in East Boston the other night, that you would think that people would stop and think twice about lighting a fire pit or causing any sparks that would pose any threat to neighboring homes and lives.