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On November 15, 2018, in Commentary, Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Life in the Ville by Jimmy Del Ponte

When you hit the “send” button, it’s on. On Facebook and traceable forever. That photo you posted will be in internet cyberspace long after you are gone. You “sent” it into eternity.

Everything anyone posts on social media has the potential of coming back and causing trouble. A simple “screenshot” will capture an image of a post forever. Once you hit send, it’s written in cement. If you have a few cocktails before “going on Facebook” then the potential for “drunk posting” rears its ugly head.

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The mayor’s Thanksgiving dinner

On November 14, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Claudia Ferro

Mayor Joseph Curtatone held his Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday, November 9 at the Holiday Inn in Somerville.
Seniors and guests were treated to a full course Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

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City expresses intent to improve emergency medical response

On November 14, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Somerville Board of Aldermen issued an Aldermanic Communication at their latest regular meeting last week resolving to improve emergency medical response systems in the city.

By Jim Clark

Following the tragic loss of Laura Levis, who died after suffering an asthma attack while unsuccessfully seeking emergency care at Somerville Hospital in September, the City of Somerville Board of Aldermen officially expressed its intent to work towards helping improve systems involving emergency response, care and education related to asthma.

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Broadway Bridge closure pushed back

On November 14, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

According to media reports, the closure of the Ball Square/Broadway bridge has been rescheduled to begin sometime between February and March of 2019.

Official confirmation has not been released as of yet, but is expected to be forthcoming soon. This will be the second rescheduling of the closure since it was first announced for the fall of 2018.

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Newstalk – November 14

On November 14, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

If you would like to subscribe to receive a digital edition of our paper, go directly online to our website – www.thesomervilletimes.com – over to the right side and fill out your email address to receive a free, full PDF copy of the paper. By the way, if you scroll further down, a link to former editions of the paper are online as well, and all recent legal ads have been online for anyone who needs the legal ad they just ran.

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Bar Association honors McWatters

On November 14, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

On Thursday, November 8, at the Middlesex County Bar Association’s One Hundred and Eighteenth Annual Banquet in Burlington, retired Probation Officer of the Cambridge District Court Robert J. McWatters was presented with the President’s Award in recognition for his 34 years of service. McWatters is also the former Ward 3 Alderman for Somerville.


Eagle Feathers #166 – Railway Tales

By Bob (Monty) Doherty

The first railroad in North America was constructed in 1826 between the granite quarries of Quincy, Massachusetts and a wharf on the Neponset River. It was known as the Quincy Tramway or Granite Railroad and was a three-mile track that hauled the building stones for the Bunker Hill Monument.

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Our View of the Times – November 14

On November 14, 2018, in Commentary, Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Just about all of us have been lamenting the seemingly out of control loss of trees in the city in recent months.

Some explanations for this have been offered, but it doesn’t compensate for that feeling of loss when we stroll down the street and notice all those empty spaces where once stood familiar old friends, some whom we have known since childhood.

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Brickbottom Studios has a Creative Block!

On November 14, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Brickbottom Studios 31st annual open studios takes place this weekend, November 17 and 18.

Over 80 Brickbottom Artists Association members will show their work on November 17 and 18 at Brickbottom Studios 31st annual open studios. The occasion also marks the 30th anniversary of their building and artists’ association. A block away, the artists of Joy Street Studios will open their doors as well, many offering live demonstrations as they create new work.

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Somerville Police Crime Log Nov. 5 – Nov. 9

On November 14, 2018, in Crime Reports, Latest News, by The Somerville Times


Henry Alvarez, of 26 Kensington Ave., November 5, 11:47 p.m., arrested at Memorial Rd. on charges of carrying a firearm with ammunition, trespassing, and resisting arrest.

James Murphy, of 111 Dunstable St., Charlestown, November 7, 4:07 a.m., arrested at Medford St. on charges of felony nighttime breaking and entering, possession of a burglarious instrument, and violation of city ordinance possession of a dangerous weapon.

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