Annual Halloween Party at American Legion Post 62

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Somerville group says “No more shame, no more stigma, no more deaths” LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUP TO HOLD VIGIL IN SOMERVILLE

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“It’s a time for healing in Somerville”

Somerville, MA — Somerville Overcoming Addiction is organizing a candlelight memorial vigil for this September’s recovery month. The vigil [Read more...]

The New Assembly T Station Officially Opened at Assembly Row Somerville

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Photos by Frank Santangelo

By William Tauro

The Orange Line at Assembly Station officially opened at Assembly Row in Somerville this past Tuesday, September 2nd.
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Community Note: Lincoln Park Design Community Meeting RESCHEDULED for 9/15/14

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston, and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) invite all interested community members to the third in a series of meetings to discuss the renovation [Read more...]

Union Square Walking Tour – community note

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Please join the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) for a Union Square Walking Tour, “Union Square: An Intermixing of Industry, Immigration and Innovation,” on Sunday, September 21 2 to 4:30 p.m. The tour is free, and will step off from Somerville High School, 91 Highland Ave. It will include interior tours of the historic St. Anthony’s Church and the new Greentown Labs, and will end with a reception at Machu Picchu Restaurant. This event is sponsored by SHPC and ArtsUnion. A rain date has been set for Sunday, Sept. 28. For more information, contact Brandon Wilson via bwilson@somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600 ext. 2532.

September 2nd 2014 Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online

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Is Santorum the GOP’s next man up? By Neil W. McCabe

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If it is true that the Republican Party presidential nomination process, boiled down to its essence, simply picks the next man who earned his turn, then its 2016 nominee will be former Pennsylvania senator Richard J. [Read more...]

Somerville Has A New Police Officer

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By William Tauro

This past Thursday evening at Somerville City Hall in the Alderman’s Chambers, Michael Cabral took the oath of office and was sworn in as one of Somerville’s newest police officers.

Michael is the son of Somerville Police Deputy Chief Michael Cabral and he is also grandson to Former Somerville Mayor/ Register of Deeds Eugene Brune.

Friends, family and many of his new co-workers were in attendance at the ceremony to celebrate Mike’s special day.

The Somerville News Weekly Most Interesting Selfie Photos of the Day

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Reality Bites by James A. Norton

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A bad day at work is better than a good day in hell. – Scott Johnson
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Cooking with Jonathan By Jonathan Jolicoeur

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In this weekly culinary column, I will be focusing on one dish – giving the reader a quick history of the dish, the classical preparation of it, and of course, my own spin on the classic.
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The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Photo of the Day

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Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to Judy and Al Baldasaro

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The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

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Happy Birthday to the following Villens who are celebrating their birthdays in the Ville this week!
Michael A Gilberg, Arthur Abeilice, Anthony Cappy Capobianco, Mike Podymaitis, Michael Giacoppo, Patty Oppedisano, Nick Papadinis, Jay Frasier, Krystil Arena Benoit, Nancy Gaudet-Bacci and Lori Ryan Sciurca

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Somerville Council on Aging Updates

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SAVE THE DATE:
Some exciting events in the coming weeks:

New England Goes Country – Thursday, September 18th – Danversport Yacht Club, come back to the days of cowboy boots & hats, saddle up those horses and enjoy the music of Jimmy Lehoux & Nicole Frechette as well as country’s upcoming stars. The fee of $72. Includes transportation, entertainment [Read more...]

Elect Warren Tolman Democrat Attorney General

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, the 244th day of 2014 with 121 to follow. Today is Labor Day in the United States. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:08 and sunset is @ 7:20. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1661 – First yacht race took place; participants were England’s King Charles versus his brother, James.
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SENIORS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE by Sharon Fillyaw

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According to Psych Central, a study found that 25% of women over the age of 65 experience physical and/or emotional abuse by an intimate partner (men can be victims as well). In this same study 70% of those indicated severe verbal threats, 18% reported physical abuse and 22% reported controlling behavior by their partner. Domestic Violence can be insidious; over time the relationship dynamic becomes the new “normal”. In this same study those who indicated controlling behavior have experienced domestic abuse for 10 years or more.
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Real Life Somerville Police Stories OUI Arrest

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Hernandez Arrest

At approximately 5:54pm on August 30, 2014 I Officer Salvatore Fusco was on duty and assigned to the East One marked Patrol car when I was dispatched to the front of A.C. Moore which is located at 145 Middlesex Ave. Somerville to meet officers of the Somerville Housing Police who had a car stopped.
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Real Life Somerville Police Stories Gun Charges

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Bourque Arrest

On August, 28th, 2014, while was assigned to the Gang Anti-Crime Unit, I received information about a sawed off shotgun. I placed a phone call to a person known to me who is alleged to have seen the shotgun. He is in fear of his safety and would not speak to me unless I promised not to divulge his identity. He wished to remain anonymous.
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Real Life Somerville Police Stories Bicyclist Arrest

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Dasilva Arrest

While in uniform with a marked police bicycle, I stopped a bicyclist for failing to stop at the red light at the corner of

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories OUI Arrest

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Kaasa Arrest

On August 26, 2014 I, Officer deOliveira, was in full uniform and assigned to marked unit 661 for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 9:30 p.m., I was dispatched to Broadway, in the City of Somerville, for two men arguing in a possible motor vehicle accident.

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Somerville Police Arrest Log Aug 25 Thru Sept 1st

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08/25/2014 15:27:21
540
BROADWAY
MACINNES , CHRISTOPHER
08/22/1982
64 GIBBON STREET MEDFORD MA

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The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Frank Corbin

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Frank Corbin, one of the nicest people that you could ever meet in the Ville!

Somerville is where he works, plays and has friends that stretch across the city and beyond.

He’s a great guy, with a great personality and he really cares about Somerville.

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.

Congratulations!

West 7 Bistro Somerville

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, August 31, the 243rd day of 2014 with
122 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:07 and sunset is @
7:21. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter,
Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1521 – Cortes captured the city of Tenochtitlan,
Mexico, and set it on fire.
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