“Wicked Tuna Star Visits The Somerville News Weekly on it’s Grand Opening Day

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By William Tauro

Capt “JR” of Sambuca Charters who stars in Nat Geo’s new tv hit series “Wicked Tuna” visited with the staff of The Somerville News and BostonNewsGroup.com this past Saturday evening in Somerville to offer his congratulations on the new opening.

Bostonnewsgroup.com and The Somerville News Weekly are currently considering putting together a “Charity Boston Harbor Tour Cruise as well as a Charity Fishing Trip Raffle aboard the two Somerville News and Bostonnewsgroup.com news boats to benefit Somerville Lions Club charities that explore eye research and help to find a cure for blindness.

The newspaper is hoping to utilize some “Star Studded Power” to spark up some extra excitement and interest for the summer of 2014 events!

Photo: Somerville News Publisher Bill Tauro and Capt JR

 

LGBT “Movies To Come Out To” “Left on Pearl”

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It was an amazing night at the Holland Street Center as the filmmaker and producers of “Left on Pearl”, the film that explores the intense ten-day occupation of 888 Memorial Drive by hundreds of women in 1971 was shown. This is a working edition of the film as the producers continue to raise funds towards a completion date for next year at this time. Over 50 people attended the screening preceded by a great meal from Maya Sol.

Next Chamber’s Business After Hours at Orleans

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Please join us at the Chamber’s next Business After Hours at Orleans, 65 Holland Street, Davis Square sponsored by Great Hill Dental 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 3, 2013. Free appetizers, excellent networking. Bring your business cards for drawing. Members and their guests welcome. Treat your colleagues and clients! RSVP with name(s) and affiliation(s) for you and your guest(s) to smackey@somervillechamber.org

Somerville Chamber’s 2013 Golf Classic

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Presenting Sponsor Winter Hill Bank, Reception Sponsor East Cambridge Savings Bank. 100+ golfers of all ages & abilities enjoy a shotgun scramble golf tournament including: 18 holes of golf, bag drop, professional scoring, golf cart, gift bag, contests/prizes, trophies, reception & dinner, awards ceremony & raffles. 11:30 A.M. Registration; 12:30 P.M. Shotgun Start. Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Wayland Country Club. Co-sponsorships available. Committee Chair Kevin Gatlin of Winter Hill Bank also invites you to join the Golf Committee. Sign up brochure.

Somerville Pop Warner Update

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If you want to see what 250 of your city’s kids are doing today…..Come by and check it out …Catch a game or two of six……All teams play at Dilboy Field beginning at 8:00 today.

 

Sunday, September 29th 8:00am until 5:00pm

Overcast 52°F.

We are playing at our home field, Dilboy Stadium, 110 Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville, MA.

ALL TEAMS ARE PLAYING AT DILBOY

STARTING @ 8:00am

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Game Starts:
E- Team 8:00 am (need to be at field 7:00 for practice)
D- Team 9:30 am (need to be at field at 8:30)
C- Team 11:00 am (need to be at field at 10:00)
B- Team 12:30 pm (need to be at field at 11:30)
A- Team 2:00 pm (need to be at field at 12:30)
F- Team. 3:30pm. (Need to be at field at. 2:30)

Team Note:

Please follow the rules at our home field during the games. All players must go onto the field by crossing on the carpet, NO CLEATS on the track, NO Gatorade, Bags or Back Parks on the field.
All families please take a seat and don’t stand on the walk way. We must keep the walk way clear for emergencies.
Good Luck to all teams.

Free event

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Somerville By Design

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Mark your calendars: The East Somerville by Designcharrette is coming up and we need your ideas. Join planners, city staff, and your neighbors Mon., Sept. 30th through Wed., Oct. 2, to talk about the future of East Somerville. The charrette is taking place in a currently vacant storefront at 122-124 Broadway and will feature open studio time, discussion groups on specific topics, and Spanish and Portuguese translation in the evening. For more information on the upcoming charrette:http://bit.ly/16eyEN7.

Somerville Public Schools 2013 MCAS Results Are In

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The results are in and Somerville Public Schools showed phenomenal growth on MCAS tests in 2013. Being the data lovers that we are, we’ve been going through the numbers and have found lots of great news in the latest test results. Some highlights include: Somerville High made a 2-level jump to a Level 1 Designation; the district’s Student Growth Percentile surpassed almost all districts with 1,000+ students; there was a notable rise in the number of students scoring advanced or proficient in math and English language arts. For more analysis and some cool charts, visit:http://bit.ly/1eJOBxd.

Alleged Overtime Scandal at The Somerville DPW

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By William Tauro

Continue to follow BostonNewsGroup.com as we bring you inside for close look at the ongoing internal investigation probe at the request of the Mayor’s office being conducted by various law enforcement agencies at the Somerville Department of Public Works!

Police officials are believed to have spent over a full 2-3 weeks sifting through mountains of incriminating hard evidence and conducting over a week’s worth of meetings at the Somerville DPW building interviewing, questioning and even taking depositions of certain city employees that are believed to be part of a plot to defraud city taxpayers out of thousands of overtime hour dollars.  Continue reading Alleged Overtime Scandal at The Somerville DPW

Alleged Overtime Scandal at The Somerville DPW

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By William Tauro

Continue to follow BostonNewsGroup.com as we bring you inside for an exclusive close look at the ongoing internal investigation probe at the request of the Mayor’s office being conducted by various law enforcement agencies at the Somerville Department of Public Works!

Police officials are believed to have spent over a full 2-3 weeks sifting through mountains of incriminating hard evidence and conducting over a week’s worth of meetings at the Somerville DPW building interviewing, questioning and even taking depositions of certain city employees that are believed to be part of the plot to defraud city taxpayers out of thousands of overtime hour dollars. 

Find out who the players are and how they did it! 

Hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars allegedly being scooped away by a handful of city employees for their own personal gain. 

Hundreds of alleged misrepresented time sheets and literally hundreds of photos taking you inside the DPW Garage as it was happening!

Stay tuned to BostonNewsGroup.com for the very best news coverage of this situation as it unfolds while the investigation continues and the evidence mounts against the accused! 

For more photos go to our sister news publication news site, www.Bostonnewsgroup.com

Somerville News Weekly & Boston News Group.com, “We Reach Out & Grab You!”

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We here at Somerville News Weekly with the help of our sister news publication, “BostonNewsGroup.com has reached the 30,503 reader mark for this week already!”

“You just can’t make this stuff up!”

“The Proof is in the Pudding!” 

“Yes, We Have The Bigger Audience”

Here are this week’s stats from our Boston News Group’s Facebook Page for this week:

This week so far over 30,503 readers were on our Facebook Page reading and checking us out! Continue reading Somerville News Weekly & Boston News Group.com, “We Reach Out & Grab You!”

Congressman Mike Capuano Will Not Run For 2014 Corner Office

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By William Tauro

After much debate and speculations of Congressman Mike Capuano running in the election for the 2014 corner office, he released the following statement:

“After taking time to reflect with my family, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for Governor in 2014. I am truly touched by the support and encouragement I received throughout this process, but believe that I can best serve the Commonwealth in Congress. I will continue to be a strong voice for progressive policies in Washington.”

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