Retrospective Community Video Screening comes to Davis Square Theatre this June

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About the event: With media production technologies changing rapidly, our community is overdue for a retrospective of the productions and visions created and expressed locally over the years. Get your Community Vault Tickets today!
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Somerville High School Ready to Make History on “World Record Day”

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SOMERVILLE, MA – How can high school students leave a legacy at one of Massachusetts’ oldest public schools?
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ICGG GROUP, a Brazilian television and radio group broadcasting out of Somerville, MA. RIT TV STUDIOS IN SOMERVILLE

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SOMERVILLE, Mass. – RIT Television Network & WMVX1570 are now broadcasting in Portuguese from their USA headquarters in Somerville.
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Union Square Station Associates (US2) Seeks Local Artists For Headquarters Wall Feature

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Somerville, MA — Union Square Station Associates (US2), the City of Somerville’s master developer partner for Union Square’s revitalization, today announced that it is seeking proposals from Somerville-based artists to design and install wall art inside the new US2 headquarters and coworking space which will soon open at 31 Union Square, the former home of Elegant Furniture.
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Somerville Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi Being Recognized

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The Somerville School Committee invites the entire community to a celebration recognizing Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi upon his retirement.
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The R.A.D. Systems of Self Defense offered Free To:SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS

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Offered at the Somerville Police Department
Mondays and Thursdays 6-8pm
In the SPD ACADEMY ROOM

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Somerville Resident Henry Fortsythe-Jones Earns Spot On LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston’s 2015 Creative Crew

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BOSTON (May 6, 2015)- LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston announced today that Somerville resident Henry Fortsythe-Jones, 5, earned a coveted spot on the 2015 Creative Crew. [Read more…]

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, May 27, the 147th day of 2015 with 217 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:13 and sunset is @ 8:09. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1647 – Achsah Young became the first woman known to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts.
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Somerville Council on Aging Weekly Press & Organizational Updates & Information

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Foundations of Knowledge Lecture Series – Starting Monday, May 18th –at our Holland Street Center. An educational program that brings a series of low-cost, themed lectures to you each month. A nominal fee of $20. will include five, one-hour long lectures in any one subject area. [Read more…]

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS – SOMERVILLE CITY CABLE: CABLE CONNECTION_ City TV (13/22) & Educational Channel 15 (15)

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*Programs and broadcast times can change due to event addition or cancellation.

CITY TV 13/22
Wednesday, May 27
9:00am:​Aldermen at Work – Mark Niedergang
9:30am:​SCAP Annual Meeting
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Go Back to the Future at Somerville Local First’s 1950s Prom on June 26

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SOMERVILLE (May 26, 2015)—After time traveling to the 1980s and ’90s the last two years, Somerville Local First is throwing it WAY back to the 1950s for its Third Annual Prom this summer. Join us on Friday, June 26 from 8 p.m.­midnight at Cuisine en Locale (156 Highland Ave.) as we go Back to the Future.
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Mark Niedergang, Ward 5 Alderman:Lowell & Cedar St traffic safety, Green Line station designs, affordable housing crisis

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Ball Square Green Line Station Design Lowell Street Community Meeting

May 26, 2015 Update
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What’s New in Ward 2:Sustainable Neighborhoods, Open spaces, Flooding and More

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Hi Everybody,

This week I wanted to update all of you on a few key issues that are being debated in Ward 2 and the rest Somerville.
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Blue Angel Fighter Jets Over Somerville

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Photos and video by William Tauro

United States Navy’s Blue Angels fighters conducted a flyover of Somerville this past Tuesday. Six of the F/A-18 Hornet flew in formation over the city while a seventh fighter flew along side photographing them.

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, May 26, the 146th day of 2015 with 218 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:13 and sunset is @ 8:08. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune Uranus & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1521 – Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings.
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Somerville News Weekly Magic Moments Series

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Somerville’s young Mikey Gomez live Mayor Joe and he’s a “Big Mayor Joe Fan” as he greets Major Joe at the Memorial Day Parade!

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May 26th 2015 Somerville News Weekly Print Edition Online

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Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 40 – Report No. 20 May 18-22, 2015

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By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on roll calls from debate on the $38.1 billion fiscal 2016 state budget. There were no roll calls in the House last week.

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Conservatives Look to PFC Reform to Create Tailwind for Airport Free-market Reform Neil McCabe

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There is a move on Capitol Hill to fix the way we maintain America’s airports by bringing free-market reforms to the massive transportation bill the Republican leadership is dead-set on passing this summer.
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Pictures of The Week Series by Skip Murray

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1. Powderhouse Mill. An incident here, in 1774, led directly to the formation of the Minutemen. [Read more…]

The Somerville News Weekly Favorite Birthday Photos of the Week

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This Week’s Somervillen Voice

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What would you do if the City of Somerville decided to construct a massive fire headquarters and training tower right next door to you, without any consultation or discussion?
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The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of The Week Antonia Shelzi

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Antonia Shelzi the principal and manager of Associated Brokerage Group, founded her first office in 1988. With degree’s in Economics and Management Finance she has started and manages several companies.
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Reality Bites by James A. Norton

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After an extended vacation, it’s good to be back in the ‘Ville…
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Letter to the Editor:Family Thanks Somerville Police Detective and State Trooper on Sousa Murder Investigation and Arrest

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The family of Christopher Souza would like to thank Somerville Police Detective Paul Duffy and State Trooper Jeffrey Saunders for receiving the Medal of Honor Award for their dedication and not giving up on finding Christopher’s murderer and helping us get justice for for Christopher, which he deserves and we needed, we will be for ever grateful to them

The Souza and Medeiros family

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