Hoyt-Sullivan Playground Community Meeting

On September 27, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang, and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) invite all interested community members to a community meeting to review design plans for the renovation of Hoyt-Sullivan Playground. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Community Room of the VNA at 259 Lowell St. City staff will present a plan for the new playground design that is based on community feedback, and will seek final input to be sure the design reflects the needs of the community. For more information, please contact Arn Franzen at 617-625-6600 ext. 2545, orAFranzen@somervillema.gov.

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This week’s ResiStat meetings: Ward 7, Ward 6

On September 27, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Board of Aldermen invite residents to the Fall 2016 ResiStat Community Meetings, a twice-yearly effort to share the latest City news, data, and neighborhood updates directly with residents and gather their feedback. ResiStat is more than a great way to get an overview of what’s happening specifically in your neighborhood as well as citywide. The social time before and after the meetings also offer an easy opportunity to talk one-on-one to the Mayor, your Aldermen, and City staff and police—and to connect with your neighbors. (We serve pizza and kid-friendly, healthy snacks to make it more fun to come and chat.)

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The easiest and best way to avoid WNV is to prevent mosquito bites.

The easiest and best way to avoid WNV is to prevent mosquito bites.

Elevated risk from WNV in 13 communities; some risk persists everywhere

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the fourth and fifth human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. One resident, in Norfolk County, is in her 40s and developed a milder form of the disease. She was never hospitalized. The other resident, from Middlesex County, is in his 80’s and was hospitalized but has been discharged. Both individuals were diagnosed with WNV by testing completed today by the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory.

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Somerville Police Crime Log September 21 – September 25

On September 27, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Arrests:

James McKenna, of 14 Tennyson St., September 21, 1:42 p.m., arrested at Broadway on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs fourth offense.

Steve Alphonse, of 130 Harvard, Cambridge, September 21, 5:59 p.m., arrested at Bolton St. on multiple charges of violation of city ordinance possession of a dangerous weapon.

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ArtsUnion’s AgriCultural Festival at ArtFarm October 1

On September 26, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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The 1st ever AgriCultural Festival will take place at ArtFarm (10 Poplar St.) in Somerville on Saturday, October 1st 3-7 pm (raindate Oct 2nd). The festival is a celebration of everything we grow from the earth, and the people who grow it. This fantastical festival will celebrate Somerville farmers, artists and new urban agricultural initiatives. Come out and share about what you grow and learn from local growers!

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Cambridge Health Alliance CEO Patrick Wardell, CHA Foundation President and Chief Community Officer Mary Cassesso and Somerville Health Foundation trustees recently awarded grants to eight organizations that are aligned with the Foundation’s public health priorities.

Cambridge Health Alliance CEO Patrick Wardell, CHA Foundation President and Chief Community Officer Mary Cassesso and Somerville Health Foundation trustees recently awarded grants to eight organizations that are aligned with the Foundation’s public health priorities.

The Somerville Health Foundation (SHF) recently announced the recipients of this year’s community funding. Cambridge Health Alliance CEO Patrick Wardell and President of the CHA Foundation and Chief Community Officer Mary Cassesso joined SHF trustees to award the grants and honor the eight organizations that were selected for alignment with SHF’s priorities. Through this funding, the Foundation strives to promote and support preventive health efforts to improve health outcomes of the residents of Somerville.

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Somerville residents running B.A.A. Half Marathon®

On September 25, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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The 16th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon® presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund takes place on October 9.

By Rebecca Danvers

On October 9, several Somerville residents will be running in the 16th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon® presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, as a member of the official Dana-Farber team.

The Somerville runners include: Adrian Adamo, Laura Borrelli, Megan Emad, Amy Johnson, Michelle Nezolosky, Lauren Saucier, and Kevin Walsh.

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Body cams are coming to Boston, is Somerville next?

On September 24, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

The Boston Police Department has received the go ahead to begin a Police Body Camera pilot program in the city. Last October we looked at the possibility of the technology coming to Somerville. Mayor Curtatone weighs in and we visit a successful program in the City of Methuen. Where does Somerville’s body cam program stand now?

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Toy Camera Festival celebrates spontaneity of film photography

On September 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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By Manna Parker

The 4th annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival (STCF) is now one of the largest toy camera festivals in the world. The festival, which features photographs submitted by a diverse range of artists, is running from September 8 to October 15 this year.

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Somerville needs traffic calming

On September 23, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Tim Talun, Dominique Stassart, Sam Engelstad and Eric Fellinger on behalf of the Union Square Neighbors Traffic Calming Group

The flow of traffic through Somerville is among the greatest challenges affecting the quality of life for residents. In recent years, consensus has grown among Aldermen, the Mayor, city staff, and residents that traffic calming measures are necessary. We must now find the vision and the will to make traffic calming a reality throughout our neighborhoods.

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