Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 39 – Report No. 35 August 29, 2014

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Copyright © 2014 Beacon Hill Roll Call. All Rights Reserved.
By Bob Katzen

MEMO TO BHRC SUBSCRIBERS: This week’s report is on the 2014 roll call attendance record of your local senators through August 31. Some senators may have poor attendance records for a variety of reasons, including health problems or military service. We do not ask each senator [Read more...]

SOMERVILLE CITY 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, September 3
9:00am:​Art Beat 2014

12:00pm:​Voices of Somerville
12:30pm:​Haiti & Brazil in the ‘Ville
1:00pm: ​Somerville Fight Night 2014
3:00pm:​Family Fun Day
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Cedar Street Community Meeting 9/8

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang invite neighbors and community members to a public meeting on Monday, September 8 to discuss the Cedar Street Flood Mitigation Project. The meeting will be held in the Kennedy School cafeteria, 5 Cherry Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Acting City Engineer, Melissa Miguel, and Weston & Sampson Consulting Engineers will present twenty-five percent design plans and review the proposed timeline for the planned sewer separation project. For more information about the project, contact Melissa Miguel at 617-625-6600 ext. 5412, or MMiguel@somervillema.gov.

Somerville Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Thursday, September 4th

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Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 1st

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Lincoln Park Community Meeting 9/9 – community note

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston invite neighbors and community members to a “Listening Session,” the latest in a series of public meetings to discuss the upcoming Lincoln Park Renovation, on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Argenziano School cafeteria, 290 Washington Street, and will review results from earlier community meetings and discuss plans for the Landscape Design process. For more information about the project, contact Melissa Miguel at 617-625-6600 ext. 5412, or MMiguel@somervillema.gov. The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. To request language assistance, handouts in alternate formats, or information on the meeting, please contact Arn Franzen at: afranzen@somervillem.gov, or (617) 625-6600, ext 2500.

A Tribute to Assembly Row and new Assembly Station September 2, 2014

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Community note: Orange Line Assembly Station Opens at Assembly Row in Somerville, Tuesday, Sept. 2

To mark the historic opening of the Orange Line Assembly Station T-stop in Somerville, MA—the first new MBTA T- [Read more...]

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Photo of the Day

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A yesteryear photo of three well known Somervillians from the Ville!

Comedian Tony V, Jimmy Delponte and a younger Frank Santangelo at an early Kiss 108 Radio event back in the day.

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Letter to The Editor

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The purpose of this letter is to proudly congratulate and acknowledge Ariana Baldasaro of Londonderry New Hampshire who is now a Somerville resident and is also an avid Somerville News Weekly reader on her acceptance to Suffolk University Law school starting this fall.

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“Tavares” Headlining Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas & Damian!

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Join us NEXT WEEKEND in East Cambridge!

It is that time of year, when the streets of East Cambridge will come alive for the 88th Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian THIS WEEKEND (September 6 & 7). The feast will be celebrated on Warren Street in East Cambridge. As always, there will be a food festival, parades, amusement rides, “Frozen” movie characters Elsa and Anna, carnival games, antique cars, street performers, Red Sox World Series Trophies, and live entertainment throughout the weekend. There will also be a special healing service on September 6th.
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Somerville Community Access Television: Crossroads: Searching for the American Dream

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The five students were paid stipends for their time working on the project. They learned video production and editing skills, scriptwriting, how to record voice-overs, conduct interviews, [Read more...]

ASSISTANT CITY SOLICITOR RECOGNIZED FOR ‘OUTSTANDING APPELLATE WORK’

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Matthew Buckley awarded Robert W. Ritchie Special Achievement Award for work in recent court cases
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PARTNERS HEALTHCARE, SOMERVILLE SIGN COMMUNITY SERVICES AGREEMENT

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Combined Partners & Federal Realty Investment Trust payments estimated to yield $1.7M to $2.2M in annual City revenue from former IKEA parcel
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GOV. PATRICK SIGNS HOME RULE PETITION TO INCREASE SOMERVILLE’S RESIDENTIAL TAX EXEMPTION TO 35%

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Home Rule Petition makes Somerville’s the largest exemption in the State. 35% rate is retroactive to July 1, 2014.

SOMERVILLE – It’s official. Homeowners who live in their Somerville property will now receive the highest property tax exemption in the state after Governor Deval Patrick [Read more...]

CITY & ‘FRIENDS OF THE COMMUNITY PATH’ PLAN ZERO-WASTE CELEBRATION, PARTY ON THE PATH, SEPT. 6

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Food, music, games and fun planned to celebrate progress on Community Path.

SOMERVILLE – The Community Path is going all the way to Boston and to celebrate, the City of Somerville and the Friends of the Community Path are throwing a zero-waste community party [Read more...]

PARTNERS HEALTHCARE, SOMERVILLE SIGN COMMUNITY SERVICES AGREEMENT

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Combined Partners & Federal Realty Investment Trust payments estimated to yield $1.7M to $2.2M in annual City revenue from former IKEA parcel

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville and Partners HealthCare have signed a Community Services Understanding through which the tax-exempt nonprofit healthcare provider has agreed to make annual payments to the City as a municipal services contribution for the offices they plan to build on the former IKEA parcel in Assembly Square. The [Read more...]

The Somerville News Weekly Proudly Supports 39th Annual MMA Toy Ride

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The Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online

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Reality Bites by James A. Norton

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You need to keep the old with the new, or the new will become the old and never grow into something special.
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Somerville Boxing Club’s Fight Night at Dilboy Stadium

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By Shannon Hardy

Friday, August 22nd the Somerville Boxing Club hosted another unforgettable Fight Night at Dilboy Stadium. The line up featured amateur fighters both from Somerville and

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Somerville 2014 Greek Festival

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The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

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Happy Birthday to the following Villens in the Ville this week that are celebrating their birthdays this week Myriam Abeilice, Stan Boliver, Ron Tauro, Stephanie Almeida, J Steve Dalrymple, Dave Oliveira, Deb Shea Fede, Ashley Rebelo, Judy DeMerchant

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The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Joe Lynch

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Joe Lynch, the host of our local tv show “Greater Somerville with Joe Lynch”!

Joes a great guy and really cares about Somerville.

Most times you would think that he’s an alderman especially when he’s taking calls, answering questions and solving problems in Somerville’s many neighborhoods on different issues.

Joe is an asset to the city and we appreciate his efforts for all that he does for Somerville on a daily basis.

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

Congratulations!

Donato Endorses DiBenedetto

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Senior member of the Beacon Hill delegation cites DiBenedetto’s track record of success and dedication to the communities
of Medford and Somerville
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STRIKE UP THE BANDS @ SOMERSTREETS” RETURNS TO HOLLAND STREET SEPT. 7

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Entertainment, family-friendly activities continue City’s annual Open Streets series from Davis Square to Teele Square on Sept. 7, rain or shine
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