Help make Somerville more accessible

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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 ballen@somervillema.gov. You can read the full study here: http://bit.ly/1hhLWb5.

Help support Historic Somerville with a yogurt purchase this Tuesday only!

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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.

Cheers, Brandon

 

Somerville Football Player Gone To Soon, To Young

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By Somerville Football and Cheering- Somervillians and by William Tauro
R.I.P. Somerville Pop Warner Moises Rodriguez 9-27-13
We are saddened to say with a heavy heart that Somerville Pop Warner has lost a member of the family. Moises Rodriguez played for 5 years (2005-2009).
He played hard and was the defense captain on the A-team playing for Coach Eddie.
He was a cheerful young man that loved his dog as much as football. He leaves behind a mother and 4 younger brothers & sister. He was happiest when he played football so he will wear his #45 ….home!
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Team A – Team Player Gave wore # 45 in memory of Moises Rodriguez at Game 4 vs Mission Hill this past Sunday!

Somerville Is The Place To Be For Octoberfest

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:

www.somervillechamber.org/

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A Message From Maureen Bastardi Alderman Ward 1

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Dear Friend,

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

Somerville Annual Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

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

Somerville Hydrant Flushing Programs Begins Monday 9/30

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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’s Middlesex Federal Savings Gets A New Vice President

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.

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Join The Somerville News Weekly/ BOSTON NEWS GROUP.com at the CelebrAsians Cancer Walk On The Runway In Somerville

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Emcee: Janet Wu, Reporter/Anchor at WHDH-TV/7NBC
Hi Everyone…
CelebrAsians is a benefit fashion show hosted by AWFH to

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.

Be a champion for Asian women’s health and a supporter of AWFH!
Emcee: Janet Wu, Reporter/Anchor at WHDH-TV/7NBC
 

Friday, October 4th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

IN Somerville

7:00-8:00:   Reception (raffle prizes available)

DANCE UNION

16 BOW STREET

SOMERVILLE MA 02143

8:00-10:00: Fashion Show

Street parking is available throughout the Union Square area. Free parking will be available after 7pm in the lot behind Reliable Market (45 Union Square, Somerville) and Citizens Bank, as well as in the Goodyear’s parking lot (1 Bow Street, Somerville).

Please make check payable to “Asian Women for Health, Inc. and mail it to:

83 Wallace Street, Somerville MA 02144

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Sponsors

BOSTON NEWS GROUP.com / THE SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY

& NEWS PUBLISHER BILLY TAURO

  http://www.scchc.org/ South Cove Community Health Center

 

Participating Partners:

 http://www.asianboston.com/Asian Boston Media Group http://avnifashion.com/Avni Trivedi Design https://www.facebook.com/pages/CAFE-TANGO/345288265512781Cafe Tango
http://friendsofmel.org/Friends of Mel Foundation http://www.philipsawyer.com/Philip Sawyer Design http://www.shelleychhabra.com/Shelley Chhabra
http://www.shiseido.com/Shiseido http://www.snappysushi.com/Snappy Sushi

“Wicked Tuna Star Visits The Somerville News Weekly on it’s Grand Opening Day

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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

 

LGBT “Movies To Come Out To” “Left on Pearl”

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It was an amazing night at the Holland Street Center as the filmmaker and producers of “Left on Pearl”, the film that explores the intense ten-day occupation of 888 Memorial Drive by hundreds of women in 1971 was shown. This is a working edition of the film as the producers continue to raise funds towards a completion date for next year at this time. Over 50 people attended the screening preceded by a great meal from Maya Sol.

Next Chamber’s Business After Hours at Orleans

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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 smackey@somervillechamber.org

Somerville Chamber’s 2013 Golf Classic

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Presenting Sponsor Winter Hill Bank, Reception Sponsor East Cambridge Savings Bank. 100+ golfers of all ages & abilities enjoy a shotgun scramble golf tournament including: 18 holes of golf, bag drop, professional scoring, golf cart, gift bag, contests/prizes, trophies, reception & dinner, awards ceremony & raffles. 11:30 A.M. Registration; 12:30 P.M. Shotgun Start. Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Wayland Country Club. Co-sponsorships available. Committee Chair Kevin Gatlin of Winter Hill Bank also invites you to join the Golf Committee. Sign up brochure.

Somerville Pop Warner Update

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If you want to see what 250 of your city’s kids are doing today…..Come by and check it out …Catch a game or two of six……All teams play at Dilboy Field beginning at 8:00 today.

 

Sunday, September 29th 8:00am until 5:00pm

Overcast 52°F.

We are playing at our home field, Dilboy Stadium, 110 Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville, MA.

ALL TEAMS ARE PLAYING AT DILBOY

STARTING @ 8:00am

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Game Starts:
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)

Team Note:

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.

Free event

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