GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, August 21, the 233rd day of 2014 with 132 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:57 and sunset is @ 7:38. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1831 – Nat Turner launched a bloody slave insurrection in Southampton County, Virginia, hoping to lead his people out of slavery.
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The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photo of the Week

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Happy Birthday to Ashley Rebelo who turned 10 years old on Thursday August 21st in the Ville!

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Elect Erin DiBenedetto State Representative

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(Medford Somerville)

Advertising Sponsorship Opportunities at the ice rink on Somerville Avenue

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interested in any of our Advertising Sponsorship Opportunities we are offering at the ice rink on Somerville Avenue?
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We’d like to help you avoid getting a parking ticket in Somerville

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Moving In: To make moving easier, you can reserve parking spaces for your moving truck or container. Learn more about what is required to reserve spots and get a copy of the application at parksomerville.com.

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Somerville Pop Warner Fundraiser Night

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September 2, 2014

Flatbread Pizza Company
45 Day Street Somerville, MA
@Sacco’s Bowl Haven
5pm- close

Join the SomerVillen’s Family for a night of great pizza, raffles, and Lots of Laughs. The Flatbread Company is donating a portion for each flatbread sold that night. So eat in and have or just stop by and take one TO-GO. It all helps raise money for our program.

Boston GreenFest-SAVERS EcoFashion Show by Shannon Hardy

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Boston celebrated its annual GreenFest this weekend, August 15th- 17th at City Hall Plaza. The annual festival features recycled products, musical performances, organic cuisine, young innovators, EcoArt, educational films, and the annual Savers Ecofashion Show—all in order to spread awareness about sustainability and ecofriendly living. On August 15th the main stage featured ecofriendly designs from Boston’s innovative and creative fashion community at the Savers Ecofashion Show.
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Decisions in one realm have ripple effects in others. Public programs need to reflect that reality

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BY JOSEPH A. CURTATONE

For public officials, the law of unintended consequences should need no introduction. It would be hard to find a better example of that law at work than in what happened to Somerville, Mass., after Interstate 93 and the McGrath Highway’s McCarthy Overpass were built through the heart of the Boston suburb decades ago.
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The Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online for August 19th, 2014

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You spoke and we listened! So we downsized back a couple of pages, the same news more unitized together and went back to a one section paper instead of a two section paper for your easier reading pleasure!
Click on the link below to read The Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online for August 19th, 2014
August 19 14 som news 40 pages

Lessons from the shooting of Michael Brown By Neil W. McCabe

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Certainly by now, nobody still believes the bogus Michael Brown narrative the Left was peddling as it once again exploited a death for political gain.
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Reality Bites by James A. Norton

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You know things are messed up when you long for the days of local insanity.

Planes full of people going missing. Kids getting shot for no good reason. Muslims beheading people who won’t [Read more...]

Elect Mike Lake Candidate for Massachusetts Lt. Governor

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Friends-

With just a few weeks left in this campaign, I want to share some exciting news with you. I’ve received [Read more...]

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 Birthday Photos of the Week

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Happy Birthday to some Villens out celebrating in the Ville this week! Larry Rogers, Carol Allen, Anthony Ward GiGante, Bill Monahan, Ava Loren Hardy, one month old Maddison Theresa Como

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Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Press & Organization Updates & Information

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

Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT: Tuesday, August 19th – For a $25.00 fee you receive transportation, $10. Food coupon and a $10. Free bet. [Read more...]

A Rat in Somerville

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Normally, a rat in the kitchen is a bad thing. We’re willing to make an exception for “Ratatouille,” though. This animated tale of a rat following his culinary dreams will be shown for free this Thursday at Seven Hills Park in Davis Square.The movie starts just after sunset.

Also, you still have a chance to get your vote in for the final movie to be shown as part of our SomerMovie Feast foodie film series. Make your choice on the Somerville City Cable website: http://bit.ly/1oXfm5d

Developer US2 Throwing Party To Introduce Themselves to Somerville

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This Tuesday Union Square master developer US2 is throwing a party to introduce themselves to the neighborhood. Stop by Union Square starting at 5:30 p.m. for food, fun, and a chance to share your vision for the neighborhood’s future. http://bit.ly/1qjMwcs

Demolition Day For The Old Assembly Square Theater

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Demo photos by William Tauro

Demolition began on Monday at the old Loews Theater located down at Assembly Square. According to the City of Somerville “No plans for the site’s future development have been submitted to the City of Somerville as of yet.”

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SOMERVILLE’S GUBERNATORIAL, DEMOCRATIC PARTY CANDIDATE FORUM AND DEBATE – CANCELLED

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We regret to inform the public that the previously announced forum and debate between the three Democratic party, primary candidates for Governor of Massachusetts, Don Berwick, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman, has been cancelled.
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A Message From The Somerville Retirement Board

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Slam Up: Same Brain

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“Upright Citizens Brigade meets Def Poetry Jam meets comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates in Cali Bulmash and [Read more...]

SOMERVILLE CITY CABLE: CABLE CONNECTION

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City TV (13/22) & Educational Channel 15 (15)
*Programs and broadcast times can change due to event addition or cancellation.

CITY TV 13/22
Wednesday, August 20
9:00am:​National Night Out 2014
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Somerville Fire Dept. Conducting Annual Hydrant Flushing

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RE: Hydrant Testing

The Somerville Fire Department will begin the annual inspection of all fire hydrants on Monday, August 18, 2014 [Read more...]

SOMERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT GUNSHOT EXERCISE

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On August 12, 2014, during the nighttime hours, Somerville Police Lieutenant Carmine Vivilo and Officer Dan Rego, two of the police department’s firearm safety and firearm instructors were onsite and participated [Read more...]

SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS TURN IN GUNS

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On August 16, 2014, the City of Somerville Police Department, in conjunction with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department, held its first gun buyback event in exchange for grocery store gift certificates.
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