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Sunday, December 6, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
From Somerville Voices-
One hour presentation followed by one hour discussion
Presentation topics and speakers:
- Benefits of Green Roofs by Karen Weber of Earth Our Only Home, Inc.
- Case study: Prospect Hill Academy Green Roof installation by Apex Green Roof, Prospect Hill Academy and Groundwork Somerville
- Overview of current legislation, effective municipal initiatives, and hurdles that need to be overcome.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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Saturday, October 31, 2009
Soccer Clinics at the Winter Hill
Begins in January 2010, basic soccer skills taught by Somerville High Soccer athletes, and Women soccer players from Boston University.
Ages 5 thru 15.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
As noted by Mike L and Amanda, Bread and Company now has beer, and the map has been updated accordingly along with a couple of additions for pizza in Magoun Square noted on the Davis Square LiveJournal.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
The following is a press release from Capuano for Senate:
The Capuano for Senate campaign announced today that it will hold a series of "Open Mike" gatherings throughout Massachusetts. This will give Mike the chance to speak directly with voters and learn more about the issues that most concern them.
A large boa constrictor was rescued bySomerville Police at Assembly square today.
Animal Control Officer April Terrio said the snake had a bruise on its head but looked healthy and active this morning. It is in the care of a snake expert until someone claims it. Age, weight and sex have not been determined yet.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias (The Year my Parents Went on Vacation)
In Portuguese with English subtitles
In 1970, near the World Cup, ten year old Mauro is left in Bom Retiro, a Jewish and Italian neighborhood in Brazil, to stay with his grandfather while his parents go on vacation. Little do they know, the grandfather has just had a heart attack and died. Mauro makes new friends, cheers for the Brazilian team and sees the movement of the police and militaries on the streets while waiting for his parents.
The movie has won 21 awards including best picture at the 2008 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
A gathering at Foss Park during National Night Out.
By Peter Ungár, Friends of Foss Park president
Somerville’s Foss Park was founded on June 18, 1876. Originally named Broadway Park, it was renamed in 1921 after Saxton Conant Foss, son of Somerville’s poet laureate, Sam Walter Foss. Saxton Foss had been killed during World War I in France, at the age of thirty.
In 1951, the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) took over ownership and maintenance of Foss Park. Further development of Foss Park was halted in the 60’s due to the threat of creating the Inner Belt, which would have taken a portion of the park.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Alternatively, if we don't find the home and you are interested in taking her in, let me know. I'm enjoying her company, but there are enough critters peeping around here.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Rezoning of the Broadway corridor
On Wednesday July 29th, the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development held an open community meeting to discuss the potential rezoning of the Broadway corridor in Somerville. The meeting, held at the Elizabeth Peabody House, was the last of three neighborhood meetings to educate residents on the effects and repercussions of the proposed zoning changes.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
If you fancy yourself a good cook and have secret recipes up your sleeve, now’s the time to share. Who knows, maybe you can make it big – at least in East Somerville.
East Somerville Main Streets is gathering recipes for ‘Savoring East Somerville: A Taste Based Guide to the Neighborhood’ – a collaborative publication authored by East Somervillians that aims to capture the unique and vibrant character of East Somerville. Given the diversity of the neighborhood, that could include anything from African injira to Haitian patties.Read more...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
From: The Somerville News:
For the sixth consecutive year, Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) will partner with the City of Somerville and the Somerville Police Department to host the local celebration of the National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4th starting at 5 pm at Foss Park - activities will begin at 5 pm with youth activity tables and an obstacle course sponsored by the Somerville Recreation Department. Also, the Somerville Police Department will be on site with Child ID kits to engage youth and families. At 6:30 pm, the State Police K-9 Unit will conduct a presentation followed by a performance by the 2009 Somerville Sunsetters at 7:30 pm.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009
Like it or not, folks will soon have to chip in four quarters for an hour’s worth of parking at meters across Somerville. Meters will also run an extra two hours until 8 p.m.
Business owners are not happy and believe these increases will hurt their businesses.Read more...
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Thursday, July 16, 2009
It strikes me that some may not be aware of this establishment, and should be.
- Nearest Transit:
Sullivan Square (Orange)
- Price Range: $
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
- Parking: Street
- Attire: Casual
- Good for Groups: No
- Good for Kids: Yes
- Takes Reservations: No
- Delivery: No
- Take-out: Yes
- Waiter Service: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Good for: Dinner
- Alcohol: None
Sunday, July 12, 2009
A little late on this..
June 19, 2009The National Civic League announced tonight that the City of Somerville is one of ten winners of the 2009 All America City (AAC) Awards. Somerville was one of the 30 cities selected from thousands of entrants across the nation to vie for the title in Tampa. The award, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary, is the best known and most competitive civic awards program in the United States, and this is the second win for Somerville, which received its first title in 1972. A 40-member delegation including representatives of the business community, local non-profit organizations, youth groups , city government and residents presented Somerville’s qualifications for the award to a jury of national experts in a series of three-day events that culminated in a 10-minute skit on the city’s efforts to support and prepare for the Green Line Extension Project.
Image from Chris Devers' photostream.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
|6/3/2009 6:01:00 AM|
By James Reddick
"Once a group of nearly 30,000, the number of individuals under the age of 18 was 11,495 in 2000 and shows little indication that it will rebound. "
Read the whole article...
Saturday, May 30, 2009
"The plan is to create new parking meter zones in Davis and Magoun squares’ municipal parking lots in the spaces reserved for business permit parking, and have the meters run 5-8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday.
Loading zones in Davis Square will also be metered Monday to Friday, 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
In addition, the city plans to implement citywide residential parking including the currently 162 permit-free streets."Read the entire article, plus Q&A with City spokesperson Tom Champion.
Davis Square Meters
Photo from Walsh's flickr photostream.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Bread & Co. rises on Winter Hill, serving up French toast in a recession
By Erin Smith
Wicked Local Somerville
Posted May 08, 2009 @ 03:17 PM
An Italian, an Irishman and a Brazilian opened a restaurant in Somerville.
No, it’s not the start of a politically incorrect joke. It’s the origin of the best new hidden gem restaurant to hit Winter Hill.
Wicked Local photo by Mark Thomson
The banana French toast at the recently opened restaurant Bread & Co. on Broadway in Somerville.
"Some chains are individually owned and operated; some just price differently depending on demand. I knew this. I used to live in Winter Hill, Somerville. The nearest grocery store was the Star Market there. The prices were outrageous. Once we figured this out, we only shopped there for fill-in items. It sort of became our extended convenience store. We grocery shopped elsewhere; it was worth the gas."
Sunday, April 26, 2009