A 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condominium at 181 Cedar Street is available for purchase to qualifying low to moderate-income households. Qualifying buyers must live or work full-time in Somerville and have a household income at or below 80% of area median income. For more information, including income guidelines, visit: http://bit.ly/17342Zi
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We’re very sure that many of you out there are wondering what’s exactly is going on here at the “News” with all these fancy new names and new owners, so here it is in a nutshell and nothing more so we can all move on!
Recently the two owners of The Somerville News have split up as business partners here in the Ville and both have gone on their separate paths to venture out into the news media industry world on their own.
Publisher Donald Norton moved onto The Somerville Times and Publisher Bill Tauro moved onto The Somerville News Weekly & Boston News Group.com as publisher of both publications as well as Publisher of Modern Cop Magazine and Political Agenda News Magazine.
In a statement, Bill Tauro stated “Even though we both at times clashed and bumped heads, we were friends when we became partners and co-publishers back in 2004 of The Somerville News and as far as I’m concerned, we are still friends to the very end and I have the upmost respect for Donald Norton!” “I wish Donald, his new partners and their wonderful staff all the best with The Somerville Times!
By William Tauro
On Monday September 30, 2013 Deputy Chief Paul Upton retired from the Somerville Police Department after serving 30 years of distinguished service. Deputy Chief Upton has been a deputy chief at the department since 2008. Paul was the consummate professional which included being the department’s “Public Information Officer.” who’s responsibility was to as well as being a deputy chief, he had to deal with the media and inform the public, especially the good citizens of Somerville of any and all newsworthy events.that impacted their lives that involved the Somerville Police Department.
Paul Upton will be missed around the staion and we here at The Somerville News Weekly thank him for all his years of service to the Somerville Police Department and especially for a “Job Well Done!”
There’s still time to have your ideas drawn up on the big boards! Today is the second day of the East Somerville design charrette (here’s a recap of day 1: http://bit.ly/18LbJVP). We’ll be in our makeshift design studio at 122-124 Broadway until 8 p.m. tonight on Tuesday, so come by to help shape the future of East Somerville.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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