2018 herring run is strong in the Mystic River

On October 20, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

An estimated 589,000 river herring migrated upstream to spawn at Mystic Lakes in 2018 according to numbers just released by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF). If you stacked the fish end-to-end this would be over one hundred miles of river herring—enough to get you from Boston to Provincetown-in a river that is only 7 miles long.

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Lead Paint Poisoning Prevention Week is October 21 – 27

On October 19, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

 Info Session on Resources for Lead Paint Mitigation on October 23

Lead Paint Safe Somerville staff are using Lead Paint Poisoning Prevention Week, which runs from October 21 to 27, to remind residents about the dangers lead paint poses to young children. Although lead paint was banned in 1978, it is still present in many older homes and nearly 90 percent of Somerville’s housing was built prior to the ban.

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Board of Aldermen Public Hearing, Monday, October 22

On October 19, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

There will be a Public Hearing before the Board of Aldermen’s Committee on Finance on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 7:00 PM, in the Aldermanic Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, on the Order of Alderman William White, Jr., Chair of the Committee, for public input related to the transfer of a city-owned parcel in the North Prospect Block to the Somerville Redevelopment Authority (#204755).

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Elizabeth Peabody House Fall Fundraiser

On October 19, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Guests enjoy The Elizabeth Peabody House Fall Fundraiser at Winter Hill Brewing Company.

The Elizabeth Peabody House held their Fall Fundraiser on  September 27th at Winter Hill Brewing.  Supporters of The Elizabeth Peabody House came together to celebrate the start of the school year and raise money for the organization’s preschool, after  school, summer camp and food pantry, which serve families in Somerville and surrounding communities.

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Mayor Curtatone, the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD), and Assembly Row Condominium, Inc. are pleased  to announce an affordable homeownership opportunity for fifteen (15) condos at 275 Foley Street for income-eligible households with a combined gross income at or below 80% or between 81 to 110% of the Area Median Income. Please see the sales prices and descriptions of the affordable units below:

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Data Download with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

On October 19, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Joseph A. Curtatone

Construction on the Green Line Extension is underway, so this month we’re taking a closer look at notable project data – and interesting numbers.

85 percent of residents to live within a half mile of rapid transit: One of our biggest community goals is to help our environment by reducing dependency on automobiles. However, we know that people have places to be and things to do, and when public transportation isn’t easily accessible, a car is often times the most convenient and most reliable way to get to work every day, make it to those appointments on time, grocery shop, and more.

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St. Ann Senior Fall Bazaar

On October 18, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

~Photos by Claudia Ferro

The St. Ann Senior Fall Bazaar took place on Saturday, October 13. St. Joseph’s Annual Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4. Gift cards of $25, $50, and donations for their Country Store ($40-$60 value) are greatly appreciated. Help make their 45th Bazaar the best ever. Contact the Rectory at 617-666-4140 or Michele Taylor at 617-776-4680. St.

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Letter to the Editor – October 18

On October 18, 2018, in Commentary, by The Somerville Times

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Sir,

Regarding Mr. Connolly’s article on Davis in Decline. The sidewalks are truly problematic and I am aware of two incidents this year where ladies have fallen in Davis Square and injured themselves as a result of the broken and missing bricks. Both required medical attention and luckily avoided fractures. However, falls have been associated with premature death by healthcare professionals and it’s just a matter of time before a serious injury and perhaps even a lawsuit.  Add to this the exposed wires one sees at the bases of trees and where light poles have been removed or are broken and the issue of electric shock possibility is also present. These things are a safety hazard and should be fixed as a matter of priority before someone sustains an injury.

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Bringing a gun to a labor dispute

On October 18, 2018, in Crime Reports, Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Star Market on Beacon St. last week on a weapons call.

Prior to their arrival, dispatch notified the officers that a man named Angel Colon, of Framingham, had shown a black handgun to the reporting party during an argument. The reporting party also described a vehicle belonging to Colon located in the parking lot of the store.

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Going out of business

On October 18, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Life in the Ville by Jimmy Del Ponte

I found a tin of shoe polish that still had that familiar though very faded Bradlees price sticker on it. There were so many stores in our past.

Sears Roebuck and Company used to be in that big concrete building on Mass Avenue just past Porter Square which is now owned by Lesley University. The news of Sears’ closing is just another blast from the past that will soon just be a memory. We are actually still using a Sears Kenmore washing machine that my parents bought over 40 years ago. Honest! The dryer just bit the dust last month. OK let’s all join together and say “They don’t make them like that anymore.”

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