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Volume 39 – Report No. 8
February 21, 2014
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By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on four roll calls from recent legislative sessions. Last Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call
Dive into City data: Key System Indicators (http://bit.ly/1jHVBKP) is our new, open source website that shares Somerville data in an easy to browse and easy to understand format. So, if you’re not a data geek, this site’s for you. (Data gee…ks welcome too.)
The site includes a variety of data including property values and city revenues, to the results of the city’s Happiness Survey and the number of temporary food permits approved each year. Through maps and charts you can learn more about the City and your neighborhood.
The Key Systems Indicators site was designed by City staff using free, open source resources. In that spirit, we’ve also shared the code to our site for others interested in creating a similar website: https://github.com/DanielHadley/SomervilleSystems.
Let us know what you think of the new Key Systems Indicators page and what data you’d like to see added next.
With all the snow, it seems like gardening weather will never get here, but planting season is right around the Continue reading Green City Growers to train 20 Somerville residents in urban growing techniques
We welcome our new corporate member Co-sponsors, Jennifer Gjulameti and Arthur Wahlberg who will be around for a while as they both have generously decided to co-sponsor our sister news station BostonNewsGroupMetroBuzz.com for a season!
Jennifer Gjulameti and Arthur Wahlberg and please remember their faces and look for them on the big silver screen this coming summer at a cinema near you!
Jennifer in “the Witching Hour” and the “Blue Suede” and both of them in “The Rude, Mad and The Funny!”
And yes we will be giving away free tickets to all three of their movies as well as Wahlberg Hamburger gift certificate giveaways!
Sandra is President and CEO of Winter Hill Bank, a community bank headquartered in Somerville. In addition Continue reading The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Sandra L. McGoldrick, President and CEO Winter Hill Bank
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Longtime Somerville resident Wilbur Smith turned 100 years old when we wrote this article on Sunday, September 30, 2012.
Today we have sad news to report from Somerville, that Wilbur Smith has passed away this past Saturday
For most of us, our teenage years were spent focusing on school, participating in sports or other extracurricular activities, spending time with friends Continue reading Healthy Teen Relationships Are a Matter of Safety
Annual race extended to full 5K; Children’s “Fun Run” precedes adult race; Refreshments to follow all activities.
SOMERVILLE – The City’s annual Continue reading 5th ANNUAL SHAPE UP SOMERVILLE / RECREATION ROAD RACE TO BE HELD APRIL 13
Easy to navigate website includes interactive maps and graphs
of property values, crime, city revenues, and more
SOMERVILLE – Did you know that Somerville’s birth rate surpassed Continue reading DIVE INTO DATA WITH CITY OF SOMERVILLE’S NEW OPEN SOURCE WEBSITE
SOMERVILLE – City Archivist Nadia Dixson announces the latest in a series Continue reading CITY ARCHIVES’ EXHIBIT FEATURES CITY OF SOMERVILLE IN EARLY 20th CENTURY THROUGH HEALTH RECORDS
As Old Man Winter batters New England and other parts of the country, my mind wanders back to the winters of my 1970s youth.
It was a decade of really, really bad Continue reading Musings on the Once and Future Ice Age By Neil W. McCabe
In this weekly culinary column, I will be focusing on one dish – giving the reader a quick history of the dish, the classical Continue reading Cooking with Jonathan By Jonathan Jolicoeur
I have been writing in various publications off and on for the better part of 25 years now. I’ve written serious business columns that included Continue reading Reality Bites by James A. Norton
Story by William Tauro
Brakeman Steve Langton of Melrose and pilot Steven Holcolm won the bronze medal on Sunday in the 2 man bobsled in Sochi.
Alexander Zubkov of Russia won the gold and Beat Hefti of Switzerland piloted the silver medal sled. Holcolm and Langton finished three hundredths of a second ahead of the Russia 2 sled to secure the Olympic Bronze Medal.
On February 11, 2014 at approx. 7:40 PM while in plainclothes and standing in the front window of Broadway, The West Somerville Police Substation I Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories
On Sunday, February 16, 2014, I was on duty and assigned to marked Unit West-7. At approximately 8:05PM, I received a call from Officer Sean Browne. Officer Browne explained that Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories
On February 12, 2014 at approximately 1843 I was in full uniform and assigned to the Somerville Police Traffic Bureau. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories
The following is a brief summary of the incident. It does not contain every minute detail of the arrest. On the Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories
The Somerville Council on Aging & the Culinary Arts Department at Somerville High School are hosting a luncheon on Continue reading See What’s Cooking at Somerville COA
It’s messy out there, we’re getting reports of issues on the roads, and the Governor is urging everyone to stay off the roads until 5 a.m. tomorrow due to dangerous conditions. Crews will be out all night working to clear the snow by the morning. But for now, please leave your cars parked if you can. And please spread the word.