A Message From Maureen Bastardi Alderman Ward 1

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Dear Friend,

I want to thank you for all the support that you showed me throughout my political career, especially over the past several months, and for the honor to serve as both your School Committee Representative and as the current Ward 1 Alderman. You put in an incredible amount of work for me, and I will always remember the amazing effort of the work that we did. Continue reading A Message From Maureen Bastardi Alderman Ward 1

Somerville Annual Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

The Annual Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month is this Wed., Oct. 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 220 Washington St. Join the Office of Somerville Commissions in raising awareness of domestic violence and the resources available to victims. This year’s speaker is Corey Yarbrough of the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition. Anti-violence agencies will be in Union Square starting at 5:30 p.m. to share information. http://bit.ly/1blpfSl

Somerville Hydrant Flushing Programs Begins Monday 9/30

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The City of Somerville Water Department is conducting a Flushing Program throughout the water distribution system.   The City will be flushing hydrants and operating gate valves to maintain the distribution system.   Continue reading Somerville Hydrant Flushing Programs Begins Monday 9/30

Somerville’s Middlesex Federal Savings Gets A New Vice President

By William Tauro

The Middlesex Federal Savings bank in Somerville is proud to announce the appointment of Peter Bazzinotti, a highly respected and well-known person within the banking industry.

Bazzinotti resides in Tewksbury and has been the named “senior vice president-senior loan officer” at Middlesex Federal Savings in Somerville.

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Join The Somerville News Weekly/ BOSTON NEWS GROUP.com at the CelebrAsians Cancer Walk On The Runway In Somerville

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Emcee: Janet Wu, Reporter/Anchor at WHDH-TV/7NBC
Hi Everyone…
CelebrAsians is a benefit fashion show hosted by AWFH to

engage, empower and enable Asian women who are impacted by cancers.

Fifteen Asian cancer survivors will share their inspiring stories and model

the creations of leading Asian designers.

Be a champion for Asian women’s health and a supporter of AWFH!
Emcee: Janet Wu, Reporter/Anchor at WHDH-TV/7NBC
 

Friday, October 4th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

IN Somerville

7:00-8:00:   Reception (raffle prizes available)

DANCE UNION

16 BOW STREET

SOMERVILLE MA 02143

8:00-10:00: Fashion Show

Street parking is available throughout the Union Square area. Free parking will be available after 7pm in the lot behind Reliable Market (45 Union Square, Somerville) and Citizens Bank, as well as in the Goodyear’s parking lot (1 Bow Street, Somerville).

Please make check payable to “Asian Women for Health, Inc. and mail it to:

83 Wallace Street, Somerville MA 02144

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Sponsors

BOSTON NEWS GROUP.com / THE SOMERVILLE NEWS WEEKLY

& NEWS PUBLISHER BILLY TAURO

  http://www.scchc.org/ South Cove Community Health Center

 

Participating Partners:

 http://www.asianboston.com/Asian Boston Media Group http://avnifashion.com/Avni Trivedi Design https://www.facebook.com/pages/CAFE-TANGO/345288265512781Cafe Tango
http://friendsofmel.org/Friends of Mel Foundation http://www.philipsawyer.com/Philip Sawyer Design http://www.shelleychhabra.com/Shelley Chhabra
http://www.shiseido.com/Shiseido http://www.snappysushi.com/Snappy Sushi

“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

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