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
|South Cove Community Health Center|
|Asian Boston Media Group||Avni Trivedi Design||Cafe Tango|
|Friends of Mel Foundation||Philip Sawyer Design||Shelley Chhabra|
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
Please join us at the Chamber’s next Business After Hours at Orleans, 65 Holland Street, Davis Square sponsored by Great Hill Dental 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 3, 2013. Free appetizers, excellent networking. Bring your business cards for drawing. Members and their guests welcome. Treat your colleagues and clients! RSVP with name(s) and affiliation(s) for you and your guest(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn about Union Square’s rich history and diverse architecture today during the walking tour “From Bow Street to Brickbottom.” Meet in Union Square on the traffic island across from Citizen’s Bank at 2 p.m. on Sunday September 29th from for 2-4:30pm tour . To start the tour. http://goo.gl/mwTvVE
Sunday, September 29th 8:00am until 5:00pm
We are playing at our home field, Dilboy Stadium, 110 Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville, MA.
ALL TEAMS ARE PLAYING AT DILBOY
STARTING @ 8:00am
E- Team 8:00 am (need to be at field 7:00 for practice)
D- Team 9:30 am (need to be at field at 8:30)
C- Team 11:00 am (need to be at field at 10:00)
B- Team 12:30 pm (need to be at field at 11:30)
A- Team 2:00 pm (need to be at field at 12:30)
F- Team. 3:30pm. (Need to be at field at. 2:30)
Please follow the rules at our home field during the games. All players must go onto the field by crossing on the carpet, NO CLEATS on the track, NO Gatorade, Bags or Back Parks on the field.
All families please take a seat and don’t stand on the walk way. We must keep the walk way clear for emergencies.
Good Luck to all teams.