GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, July 20, the 201st day of 2014 with
164 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:24 and sunset is @
8:16. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mercury,
Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1810 – Colombia declared its independence from Spain.
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

PHCS Meeting July 21 – community note

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballantyne and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development invite all interested residents to a community meeting to discuss next steps for the future of the former Powder House Community School site. The meeting will be held on Monday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Somerville Neighborhood School, 177 Powder House Boulevard. In March, after the City ended its negotiations with Tufts University regarding the development of the site, the Mayor announced that the City would issue a new Request for Proposals. For updates on the project, visit or call OSPCD at 617-625-6600 ext. 2500.

Upcoming SomerStreets Events in Somerville

on Sunday, July 27th, the City will host “Seize the Summer” @ SomerStreets on Highland Avenue (Walnut Street to Lowell Street) from noon-4 p.m. (rain or shine). Please join us for dancing, walking, cycling and other fun activities.

SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s Open Streets initiative, which fosters community involvement and active living by closing a section of roadway and offering active, family-friendly programming along the route.

We hope that you’d be interested in participating on the day of the event by:

• Hosting a table to highlight your business/organization. We are able to provide a table and chairs if you
may need them.

We hope to see you that day to celebrate Highland Avenue.

Davis Square Art Beat This Weekend

Davis Square will become a hub of arts, dancing, singing, and creativity this weekend as Art Beat takes over! This year’s theme is “Hatch,” so expect newly hatched innovations and artists bursting out of their shells. Along with seeing over a dozen music acts, attendees can enjoy performances by dance troupes, delicious food, activities for adults and kids, and 75+ craft vendors.

Art Beat starts at 6 p.m. on Friday and runs through Saturday. For a full schedule of performances, please visit:

Somerville Great Urban Camp Out at Lincoln Park

Get the full camping experience without leaving Somerville at the Great Urban Camp Out at Lincoln Park. Residents are invited to set up their tents any time after noon on Friday, July 25 and spend the evening or the full night. Enjoy s’mores, games, and telling stories around the camp fire with your neighbors. Find out more at the link below.

5th Annual Great Urban Camp Out

SNN News Headlines

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Union Square: US2 Says It’s Ready to Listen by Jane Regan
Somerville, MA, July 15, 2014 – The new master redeveloper for Union Square told residents, business owners and members of the Union Square Civic Advisory Committee that his firm is ready to work with the community as plans for redeveloping seven parcels there move forward.

BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AWARD is presented for outstanding dedication and effort for the month of July 2014 to:Officer Maryanne Manfra

Officer Maryanne Manfra has been a dedicated member of the Somerville Police Department for 20 years. On Wednesday, June 4th Officer Manfra, was asked to accompany Cindy

Continue reading BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AWARD is presented for outstanding dedication and effort for the month of July 2014 to:Officer Maryanne Manfra


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, July 17, the 198th day of 2014 with 167 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:21 and sunset is @ 8:19. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars & Saturn.

1754 – King’s College opened in New York City; the Anglican academy would later become Columbia University.
Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

Somerville Lions Club Used Unwanted Eyeglass Drive



The Somerville Lions Club is accepting your generous donations of used unwanted eyeglasses. Eyeglass can be dropped off at The Somerville News Weekly office located at 161 Linwood Street in Somerville that’s located in the Pat’s Auto Body Building. Hours: Mon-Fri from 8am-3pm or you can mail them to Somerville Lions Club, PO Box 117, Somerville MA 02143 or for more info call Somerville Lions Club President Billy Tauro at:(617)293-2016


Join The Somerville Lions Club

Please come join us as we cruise through communities to make a difference! We are on a mission and our goals are Eye research, finding a cure to Blindness, Diabetes and educate people to prevent overdose addiction!
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Contact:The Somerville Lions Club, Billy Tauro, President
PO Box 117, Somerville MA 02143| Phone: (617)293-2016| Fax: (978)851-8809|

Please visit our web site:

We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:15pm at the Mount Vernon Restaurant located at 14 Broadway in Somerville.

Lions Clubs – Ready to Help, Worldwide
Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.

“Greater Somerville and Joe Lynch continue the Mass Election 2014 coverage of the candidates with two new special episodes.

Candidate for Massachusetts Treasurer, Tom Conroy discusses his legislative accomplishments, his plans for the Treasurer’s office and his thoughts on the future of the lottery and casino gambling in Massachusetts.

United Independent Party candidate for Lt. Governor, Angus Jennings, sat with Joe Lynch to discuss his party’s platform, the role he sees the Lt. Governor fulfilling and hew the un-enrolled voters could play a big role in the November election.

Watch them here, catch the replay on SCATV, channel 3 or go to for all the latest Greater Somerville episodes.”

The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Ray Zonghetti

Ray Zonghetti, a wonderful person with a heart of gold who is always there for his fellow Somervillian!

Ray over the years has been involved in many local charities and organizations and still is a driving force here in Somerville and has made a big difference in many people’s lives here in the Ville!

He’s just a very nice person and everyone’s friend

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.


The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Day


Happy Birthday to the many Villens celebrating their birthdays in the Ville this week Sissy Doherty,
Corinne Brune Dellanno, Stephen M Post, Paul Burke, Delio Susi Sr.,
Richard Spinosa, Eileen Costa, Kenny Manzi, Cheryl Ricci, Doti Wedge-Metivier and Anne Collette

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