Save the date Tuesday, October 8th
6-8pm Alderman-at-lodge Bill White Fundraising Event
By William Tauro
Former Somerville Mayor/ Registrar of Deeds turned successful author of his new book “The Spirit of Somerville” Gene Brune was bestowed the honor on Sunday for the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony of a new business opening in Somerville.
KenkDo, Somerville’s new Holistic Health Care Clinic Continue reading KenkDo, Somerville’s New Holistic Health Care Clinic Opens It’s Doors In The Ville
Photo: Laila Ramirez Tlatelpa of Team Somerville weathered the storm and walked the walk for Boston Making Strides.
By William Tauro
Thousands joined the Boston Making Strides Annual Walk Against Breast Cancer walk in Boston on this rainy Sunday and helped put an end to breast cancer!
At the Boston Making Strides event, participants were able to honor breast cancer survivors, remember those we have lost, raise breast cancer awareness, and support breast cancer fundraising.
Their efforts didn’t only go towards helping save the lives of others but will also have a positive impact on their own lives.
Whether they were a breast cancer survivor or one of their friends or loved ones who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, their life has likely been affected by this common disease. Continue reading Somerville Walks Boston Making Strides Annual Walk Against Breast Cancer
Somerville Ward 6 Alderman Rebekah Gewitz was also in the bridal party.
Carl Sciortino Jr. and Pem Brown – As published in the New York Times.com
October 6, 2013
Carl Michael Sciortino Jr. and Francis Pemberton Brown were married Saturday evening at the Old South Meeting House, a museum in Boston. Marc Solomon, a friend of the couple who received a one-day solemnization certificate from Massachusetts, officiated.
Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/fashion/weddings/carl-sciortino-jr-and-pem-brown.html?smid=fb-share&_r=2&
By William Tauro
With Halloween only a few weeks away and fast approaching, the Ville is already getting into the Halloween spirit with stories from the unknown.
Not only was Somerville home to “Halloween’s Home Town Boy” “Bobby Picket,’song writer of the famous Halloween theme song “The Monster Mash,” but maybe some other visitors as well possibly dropped in from beyond and maybe never left?
Here are just a few UFO sightings below that were claimed to be seen over the Somerville MA in past years and one even produced a video of a UFO!
Somerville, MA Crazy UFO spotted in Somerville MA. This Youtube video was uploaded from an Android phone. on Mar 2, 2011 (Warning may contain some un-UFO foul language)
Here are the nearest sightings (5 miles radius): Somerville, MA!
Somerville , MA Sighted on Sunday 01. January 2012 Continue reading Number of UFO Sightings Counted 122,282 and Growing, Some Over Somerville MA
By William Tauro21 Somerville High School students participated in the “Adventures in Biotechnology” program at Biogen Idec’s Community Lab past this summer.Discovering breakthrough biotechnology and exploring cutting-edge science and medicine is our mission at Biogen Idec. As part of our commitment to science education, we open our doors to local students so they can make a breakthrough of their own: Science is exciting! Continue reading Somerville High Students Explore Adventures in Biotech
By William Tauro
Friday night’s CelebrAsians Benefit Fashion Show at Somerville’s “Dance Union” located on Bow Street in Somerville was a huge success!
This event was hosted by AWFH to
engage, empower and enable Asian women who are impacted by cancers.
Fifteen Asian cancer survivors were sharing their inspiring stories and modeling
the creations of leading Asian designers.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino as well as Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone both had representatives available from their offices both to present citation awards to the event organizes for a job well done!
Somerville’s own Senator Patrica Jehlen also attended the event and received a round of applause from the audience who were there for Asian Women’s Health and supporters of AWFH!
The event was also co-sponsored in part by The Somerville News Weekly and BOSTON NEWS GROUP.com
Purchase A “Real Villens Wear Pink” T-Shirt and Get Posted on The Somerville News Weekly Wearing It!
Get Your New Somerville Pop Warner “Real Villens Wear Pink” T-shirts Today! Continue reading “Real Villens Wear Pink” Buy A Shirt and Get Posted on The Somerville News Weekly
Middlesex Sheriff’s Officer Robert Wright was recognized October 4 by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and the corrections community for his heroic efforts while off-duty following a double shooting in June 2012.
Officer Wright, of Medford, was presented with the Medal of Valor at the Massachusetts Correctional Employee of the Year Awards Ceremony at the State House. He was one of several corrections professionals honored from across the state.
A trained Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Officer Wright was at a park in Cambridge on June 3, 2012 when he heard gunfire erupt nearby. Running towards the sound of the gunshots, Officer Wright found a fatally wounded teenager and immediately began performing CPR. He continued his efforts until Cambridge rescue personnel arrived on scene and relieved him. A second wounded teen was attended to by additional rescue personnel.
“Unarmed and off-duty, Officer Wright responded to a highly dangerous and unfolding incident not knowing who – or what – he would find,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “His actions that evening were extraordinary and exemplify the very best of those in the corrections field.”
Earlier this year, Officer Wright was also recognized by both the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and the Cambridge Police Department for his actions during this incident. Officer Wright was presented with the Humanitarian Award at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office 2013 Employee Recognition Ceremony in May and was presented with the Allen McPherson Citizens Services Award by the City of Cambridge Police in June.
Celebrate the DIY ethos Saturday at the Mini-Maker Faire in Union Square. Come by from 3 to 7 p.m. to see some of the cool things being made in Somerville and maybe pick up a skill or two that will turn you into a maker. Oh, and watch out for robots. http://bit.ly/15OEAqd
The Beyond the Call of Duty Award was formed to recognize an individual that exc…eeded expectations usually for a specific act. In an exceptionally rare circumstance do you identify an individual, such as Deputy Chief Paul Upton, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis for the past 30 years. Deputy Paul Upton started his career in 1983 with the Somerville Police Department and has held almost every position within the Department. Deputy Upton has received numerous awards and accolades during his years of service and has served as a mentor to law enforcement officers throughout the state. Deputy Upton is perhaps best recognized for his commitment to Homeland Security and recognized as a leader in this area. Deputy Upton has been the primary source behind the establishment of the Emergency Operations Center and his leadership has been tested and proven during a number of potential catastrophic events. The Department wishes Deputy Upton the best in his retirement and the community thanks him for his 30 years of service which were well beyond the call of duty.
Thomas Pasquarello, Chief of Police
On Oct. 5th, a public art tour celebrates our new public art map!
Thanks to Emily Bhargava and Alison Frazzini, we have a spanking new interactive public art map, sponsored by the city, the Arts Council and Shape Up Somerville. Check it out and find out where the goggled man is below. And if there is public art you know about but isn’t on the map, just snap a photo of it and add it to the map. We want this map to grow!
Emily Bhargava chimes in, “It’s been amazing to discover art in alleyways and around corners. While working on the map I found art close to my house, – places I hadn’t thought to look. Overall, this map is like Open Studios, but year round!”
On Sat, Oct. 5th there will be a public art tour that begins at 10am in East Somerville. All the details here
By William Tauro
On Thursday evening, Middlesex County Register of Deeds, Maria Curtatone hosted a fundraising event at the Independent Restaurant in Union Square Somerville.
Friends, relatives supporters, elected officials as well as candidates for office from five different surrounding cities and towns came to Somerville to show their support for the South Middlesex County Register of Deeds Maria Curtatone.
Maria Curtatone was elected to office last September and has successfully completed her first year in office as register.
Curtatone’s office is located at the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds/ Probate Courthouse in East Cambridge and her office consists of a six-year term.