GLX builders selected, approved

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Green Line Extension project’s design and build team, GLX Constructors, was selected and approved over the course of the past week.

By Jim Clark

Last week the MBTA Green Line Extension project team conducted a “price opening” to select the design-build firm that will perform the design and construction for the Green Line Extension.

A total contract price offering of $1,082,118,600 by a Joint Venture of GLX Constructors won the day. All six additive options and MBTA contingency was included in the bid.

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Letter to the Editor – November 22

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Developers Destroy Somerville Ward 4 Residents’ homes, ISD sitting on their hands

To the Editor,

(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)

I say this without exaggeration: My home was seriously damaged by the developers at 400-406 Mystic Avenue, and I am not alone. We were forced out of our homes along with 2 other families, and other properties surrounding the construction site are also severely damaged. And Somerville Inspectional services won’t do a thing to protect us.

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City seeks improved public information on new high school

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

An order was put forward and approved at the latest regular meeting of the Somerville Board of Aldermen on November 9 asking that the Director of Capital Projects or the Director of Communications share with the Board their plan for keeping community members informed on a regular basis about the high school building project.

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Newstalk- November 22

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

From all of us here at The Times, we hope that everyone has a great Thanksgiving holiday with your family. It’s been a good year for a lot of us. Think of ten things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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2017 Wellbeing of Somerville Report released

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

(L to R) Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Doug Kress, Director of Health and Human Services, and Lisa Brukilacchio, Director of Somerville Community Health Agenda.

The City of Somerville and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) released today the 2017 Wellbeing of Somerville Report, a comprehensive look at the health of city residents. The report highlights health across the life stages: prenatal and early childhood, school age and adolescent, early adult, young adult, middle adult, and older adult.

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Our View of the Times – November 22

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Giving thanks for our blessings is normally an easy thing to do. We may often get caught up in the day-to-day trappings of scratching out a living, ducking misfortune, and seeking out an occasional highlight to add to our mental scrapbooks. Usually, though, we come around to feeling and expressing that special sense of appreciation and gratitude that comes in moments of quiet reflection just in time to validate ourselves as worthy recipients of such blessings.

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Semolina Kitchen & Bar

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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If you’re a fan of Dave’s Fresh Pasta, you’re in for a treat. Semolina Kitchen & Bar opened in late July of this year by Dave Jick, the owner of Dave’s Fresh Pasta. They offer a lunch and dinner menu featuring starters of meatballs, olives, salads with your choice of protein, sub sandwiches, like eggplant, pasta dishes like seafood fra diavlo using Dave’s pasta and offer an array of wood oven pizzas, including the Margherita. Be sure to check out the specials of the day listed on the chalkboard. Many more options are available, so check out the link below to view the menus.

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Tri-Club Thanksgiving luncheon

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
timesphoto's 3 club Thanksgiving Dinner album on Photobucket

By Donald Norton

This past Tuesday afternoon the three services clubs of Somerville came together once again as a tradition to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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PHA Boys Soccer wins MCSAO State Championship

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

On November 11, the Prospect Hill Academy  Boys Varsity soccer team won the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization (MCSAO) Championship. It was a close game, with a 1-0 final score against Salem Academy Charter School. Congratulations to the players and coaches, as well as the families and fans who supported the team throughout their incredible season.

 

Steve Glines wins the Kathleen Spivack Generosity Award

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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Longtime Ibbetson Street Press designer, and founder of the Wilderness House Press, Steve Glines, has won the Kathleen Spivack Generosity Award.

Kathleen Spivack has been a visiting professor of American Literature/Creative Writing (one semester annually) in France since 1990. She has held posts at the University of Paris VII-VIII, the University of Francoise Rabelais, Tours, the University of Versailles, and at the Ecole Superieure (Polytechnique). She was a Fulbright Senior Artist/Professor in Creative Writing in France (1993-95). Her poetry has been featured at festivals in France and in the U.S. She reads and performs in theatres, and she also works with composers. Her song cycles and longer pieces have been performed worldwide.

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