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.