Drug Advisory

On July 1, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Fentanyl pills being sold as Oxycodone
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Area police departments are currently conducting investigations into the sales of pills that are being sold illegally on the street as the prescription drug Oxycodone but have been found to be made of Fentanyl.

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City schedule for July 4

On July 1, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

somervillelogoOn Monday, July 4, city offices will be closed in honor of the holiday. Trash, recycling, and yard waste pick up will be on a one-day delay all week. No street sweeping, meter enforcement, or residential sticker enforcement on Monday either.

 

A quiet hero’s one hundred and one springtimes

On July 1, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By William C. Shelton

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

In February we celebrated my next-door neighbor’s one-hundredth birthday. I want to tell you about him because I think that Peter Fantasia exemplifies so much about what made the ‘Villens of the “greatest generation” great.

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Annual ‘American Rendezvous’ weekend in Somerville

On June 30, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Donald Norton

For the fourth year, Somerville hosted the annual American Rendezvous weekend (ARDV) gathering from June 24 to June 26, where parkour practitioners participated in training sessions led by elite coaches from across the country and abroad.

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One family’s fight against addiction

On June 30, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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Ryan and Cathy Harrington.

By Mariya Manzhos

On Mother’s Day in 2010 Ryan Harrington, then 25, wrote in a card to his mother Cathy: “Wouldn’t it be the best present, if I were sober,” Ryan wrote. “I would love to give it to you.” That was all Cathy and her husband Dave wanted for Ryan, the baby in their family. Ryan’s 10-year battle with addiction to opioids included multiple recovery programs and even a stint in jail, but nothing worked long-term. “The pull was just too strong,” says Cathy.

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Keeping immigration out of police work keeps everyone safer

On June 30, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

Recently the Baker administration announced a new policy for how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts handles interactions between state police and federal immigration officials. When asked a question about one specific part of those changes during a radio interview, which involves reporting violent criminals to federal immigration authorities, my initial reaction was that it sounded “prudent” and that it simply followed our existing procedure in Somerville. Violent criminals have never had a free pass in Somerville and never will.

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Parking Restrictions Near Trum Field for Tonight’s Fireworks

On June 30, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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Live entertainment at Trum Field will begin at 6 p.m. and will include performances by the 215th Army Band, local Disco-Funk band Booty Vortex, the USO Metropolitan New York Performers, and the Somerville Sunsetters, leading up to a 30-minute fireworks display at approximately 9:15 p.m.

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Summertime, when road improvements are heating up

On June 30, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

While most people break out their straw hats and sand shovels this summer, on the streets of Somerville it will be high season for hard hats and backhoes. Our municipal workers and contractors are gearing up for their busiest time of year.

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A day of fun for the whole family

On June 29, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Bobbie Toner

Summer officially kicked off last Saturday with the annual Family Fun Day at Trum Field in Somerville.
The 12th annual Family Fun Day at Trum Field features free family-friendly programming including a community BBQ, pony rides, train rides, children’s activities, face painting, music, and more.

 
A candlelight vigil honoring Amanda Phillips will be held at Inman Square on Wednesday, June 29, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

A candlelight vigil honoring Amanda Phillips will be held at Inman Square on Wednesday, June 29, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

By Jim Clark

UPDATE:

Amanda Phillips, a 27-year-old resident of Cambridge, was killed last Thursday as she collided with a truck in Inman Square. Phillips worked as a barista at Somerville’s Diesel Cafe.

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