Somerville Police Crime Log Dec. 3 – Dec. 8

On December 11, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Arrests:

 

Shukry Juma, of 41 Corey St., Charlestown, December 3, 6:49 p.m., arrested at 1 Davis Sq. on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Thomas Perrotta, December 3, 8:22 p.m., arrested at Revolution Dr. on warrant charges of shoplifting by asportation, shoplifting by concealing merchandise, shoplifting over $250 by asportation, and larceny by check over $1200.

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Somerville’ s Annual Illuminations Tour

On December 10, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
On Saturday, Dec. 15 (snow date: Sunday, Dec. 16), residents and visitors are invited to the Somerville Arts Council’s annual Illuminations Tour. Tour guides will lead trolleys past some of the City’s most spectacular displays of holiday lights, sharing stories about the families that decorate and providing local historic trivia en route. Due to construction on the City Hall Concourse, tours will depart from the Somerville High School field house (use the atrium/public library driveway entrance) every 45 minutes beginning at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments, choral music and craft activities will be available inside the SHS atrium.

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Brown School Schoolyard Design Community Meeting

On December 10, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Please join Ward 6 Alderman Lance Davis, members of the Brown School staff, and the City of Somerville Parks and Open Space Department to discuss renovation ideas for the Brown School schoolyard. We want to hear your thoughts before selecting a landscape architect for the project.

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Let the rejoicing commence! The  Annual Boston Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless will take place at the ONCE Ballroom at 156 Highland Ave., Somerville on Wednesday, December 19. All performer proceeds go to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

This event, along with a version on Cape Cod, has, over the past decade and a half, become a great seasonal live music tradition, and kind of a homecoming for many of the area’s finest musicians.

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5 ways to help older adults avoid problems with contractors

On December 9, 2018, in Features, Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services CLO program Aging Life Care Manager Carolynn Nagao-Marcotte.

By Carolynn Nagao-Marcotte

I am a huge fan of independent contractors, because they do vital work that most of us can’t or won’t. But finding good contractors and managing them is not always easy – and older adults sometimes face unique challenges in this department.

I recently worked with an elderly woman who has significant memory impairment.

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Allen Street Playground Community Meeting December 18

On December 8, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Please join the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, Ward 2 Alderman JT Scott, and Alderman at Large Stephanie Hirsch for the third in a series of community meetings, on Tuesday, December 18, to review renovation plans and the proposed construction schedule for the new Allen Street Playground. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Academy Room at the Public Safety Building at 220 Washington St. For more information or with any questions about the project, please contact Arn Franzen at AFranzen@somervillema.gov.

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Lincoln Park Design Review Community Meeting December 17

On December 8, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Please join the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, Ward 2 Alderman JT Scott, and Alderman at Large Stephanie Hirsch for a community meeting on Monday, December 17, for an update on remaining work to be completed at Lincoln Park in the Spring of 2019. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Argenziano School cafeteria, 290 Washington St. For more information or with any questions about the project, please contact Arn Franzen at AFranzen@somervillema.gov.

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Arnold ‘Bud’ Knox Jr.

On December 8, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Arnold “Bud” Knox  Jr. Of Lexington, formerly of Reading, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of 70 years to Evelyn M. (Taintor) Knox. Devoted father of Jeffrey A. Knox and his wife Carolyn of Milford; Barry J. Knox and his wife Marie of Dover, NH; and Wendy E. (Knox) Costello and her husband Joseph of Lexington. Loving Poppa to Rachel and her husband Tom, Katie and her husband Christian, Christopher and his wife Caitlyn, Julie and her husband Michael, Brendan, Joey, Catherine, Jenna, Jackie and her husband Joseph, Alison, and Jeffrey. Proud great-grandfather to Maggie, Sydney, and Ethan.

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Somerville Ave. detour delayed until early 2019

On December 8, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Detour Between Dane St. and the Somerville Ave./Washington St. Intersection Delayed 

Part of ongoing Somerville Ave. Utility & Streetscape Improvements Project, work zone will require detour for through traffic for approximately six months. Access to businesses will be maintained.

Due to delays with necessary, ongoing Eversource Electric work, the next phase of construction for the Somerville Ave. Utilities & Streetscape Improvements project initially scheduled for November 2018, has been delayed until early 2019. No detour will be implemented in Union Square for this project in December.

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Join city staff on Wednesday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Library, 79 Highland Ave. for the fourth in a series of public quarterly meetings where updates about parking changes, new data collection, and strategies for impact mitigation will be discussed. All interested persons are encouraged to come including residents and local business owners, as well as city and school staff. 2019 meeting dates will be announced soon.

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