Pictures of The Week Series by Skip Murray

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Remember, just five weeks to January 1st and the 2015 First Flag event at Prospect Hill Monument. Parade, refreshments, Raising of the Flag, Reenactors, a gun salute. What a Festival. Come join us. It is a fun time.

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Union Square Night Lights

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Somerville Remembering Annette Iannuzzi

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Our condolences to the Iannuzzi family for the loss of Annette who sadly passed away this past week.

Annette, mother of two sons, Matthew and Christopher, was a very nice person and she will be missed by many here in Somerville.

Annette’s wake is Tuesday from 4:00-8:00pm at Ruggieros located at 971 Saratoga Street in East Boston.

Somerville Snow Procedures

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Important

Residents are advised to read the below procedures carefully.

The responsibility for keeping the community safe and our road and transportation network accessible during winter weather is shared by the [Read more...]

PUBLIC INVITED TO ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX CLASSIFICATION HEARING, TUES., NOV. 25

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Assessor to provide update on Fiscal Year 2015 Property Assessments; Aldermen to vote on allocation of the tax levy, exemptions and other provisions; Public invited to speak
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Annual Somerville Kiwanis Club Thanksgiving Dinner for the Somerville Council on Aging

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The Somerville Kiwanis Club held its annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Somerville Council on Aging on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Somerville High School Culinary Arts [Read more...]

Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill to Open in Somerville’s Assembly Row

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A scratch kitchen with something for everyone

SOMERVILLE, MA (November 20, 2014) – In December, Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill will open its first location at Assembly Row in Somerville. With an [Read more...]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, November 22, the 326th day of 2014 with 39 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:43 and sunset is @ 4:17. The New Moon is exact @ 7:33 AM EST. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1497 – Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope in his search for a route to India.
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Connections: A Newsletter from the Somerville Public Schools – November 21, 2014

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Reminder: Thanksgiving Recess begins Wednesday, November 26 at noon (half day for all students).
All schools and district offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 & 28.
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Somerville Retirement Board Seeking Applications for Vacant Retirement Board Member Position

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Somerville – The Somerville Retirement Board is seeking applicants to fill the 5th Board Member position, which is currently vacant.
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Todays Somerville Weather

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Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Press & Organizational Information & Updates

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SAVE THE DATE
Some exciting events in the coming weeks:

Concord Museum – Thursday, December 4th – 19th Annual Family of Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. A $20.00 fee includes transportation and museum admission. Lunch at a local restaurant is a separate [Read more...]

Somerville Council on Aging Making Photograms

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A group of avid gardeners met on Monday, November 10th at the Somerville Council on Aging to put their skills to a different use—learning how to make “photograms” with sensitized paper , botanical objects, and help [Read more...]

HOLIDAY EVENTS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 IN SOMERVILLE

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SOMERVILLE – Somerville’s popular and festive holiday celebrations will return in December 2014, including the annual Christmas Tree lighting at City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 4, and the Somerville Arts Council’s Illuminations Tours on Saturday, Dec. 13. Mayor [Read more...]

Somerville Police Department’s Weekly Most Wanted

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Have A Discussion and “Fire Away” with James Norton

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Please feel free to “Fire Away” and comment on our Facebook page or on this “News” website or you can even continue the trend on Jamie’s Facebook page as well so “Fire Away!”

Couple of things to ponder today:

1. Obama shouldn’t have just issued an Executive Order to institute Immigration Amnesty and force the debate over Immigration Reform.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, November 21, the 325th day of 2014 with 40 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:42 and sunset is @ 4:17. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1783 – François de Rozier and the Marquis d’Arlandres made the first human flight in a hot-air balloon, in Paris, in a balloon built by the Joseph-Michel Montgolfier and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier.
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What’s Happening at the Somerville Armory

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Two free markets featuring local businesses are taking place this weekend at the Armory. Saturday November 29th there will be a [Read more...]

The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of The Week Tom Bent

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By William Tauro

Tom is the owner/president of Bent Electrical Contractors Inc. in Somerville.

He is a member of the: Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts; National Electrical Contractors Association; National Fire Protection Agency; and Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. He is the: [Read more...]

Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 39 – Report No. 47 November 21, 2014

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By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week.

Beacon Hill Roll Call this week examines the voting records of local senators on Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick’s 88 vetoes during the 2013-2014 session. A two-thirds vote is required to override a gubernatorial veto in the 40-member Senate that [Read more...]

Alderman Maryann Heuston:What’s New in Ward 2

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Flooding Issues
Flooding, water, and sewer issues have long plagued this City and as the Chair of the Flood Forum Committee this is one of my top priorities. Recently many projects were started, some already [Read more...]

PUBLIC INVITED TO ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX CLASSIFICATION HEARING, TUES., NOV. 25

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Assessor to provide update on Fiscal Year 2015 Property Assessments; Aldermen to vote on allocation of the tax levy, exemptions and other provisions; Public invited to speak
SOMERVILLE – Each year in November, the Chief Assessor for the City presents an update to the Board of [Read more...]

Union Square in Somerville All Lit Up For the Holidays

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Photo by Frank Santagelo

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, November 20, the 324th day of 2014 with 41 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:40 and sunset is @ 4:18. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 269 – Diocletian was proclaimed emperor of Numerian in Asia Minor.
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Does a sex offender live next-door to you putting your child in danger? Be careful who you let into your homes! Report anything out of the ordinary!

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