Friday, August 28, 2009

East Somerville Main Strets: 3rd Annual International Movie Nights

On Saturday September 5th, after FossFest make your way down the street to the Old Fire Station for the East Somerville Main Strets: 3rd Annual International Movie Nights.

September 5
O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias (The Year my Parents Went on Vacation)
In Portuguese with English subtitles
104 minutes

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.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A better future for Foss Park

An article written by Peter Ungár, Friends of Foss Park president, in the new yourtown Somerville section:

A better future for Foss Park


A gathering at Foss Park during National Night Out.

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

Project Mum is coming.

Taken from the myspace page:

Project MUM, an open-air dance party under McGrath Highway, moves into orbit for 2009.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Beautiful Yellow Canary Found

We found a beautiful yellow canary in the Arthur D. Healey School area. If you have any idea who this belongs to, or know anyone in the area with a similar bird, please email.
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

Introducing Foss Fest!

Join us September 5th, 2pm-6pm, for the inaugural Foss Fest in Foss Park! Free for all, come enjoy the music!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Rezoning of the Broadway corridor

From The Somerville News Blog:

Rezoning of the Broadway corridor

To help revitalize the Winter Hill and lower Broadway areas. the OSPCD is in the process of fine tuning a proposal that will expand the current zoning policy.
~Photos by Beecher Tuttle
By Beecher Tuttle

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.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

National Night Out in Foss Park, East Somerville

Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) and the City of Somerville held their 6th Annual National Night Out last night in Foss Park. The weather was beautiful for some performances, food, and demonstrations by the state police. Nice to see the park getting this kind of use. Here's my view of the K9 demo: