Newstalk – April 11

On April 11, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Business Town meeting VII with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, at the Davis Square Theatre 255 Elm Street,  is today, Wednesday, April 11. The doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the event starts at 5:30 p.m. The Mayor will give his annual address to the business community here and then there will be a round of Q&A.

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Don’t forget the annual Somerville Lions Charity Breakfast is this coming Sunday, April 15, down at the clubhouse on New Washington Street, directly behind Holiday Inn. Starting at 7:30 a.m. and running until 12:30 p.m., donation is $8 each or 2-$15. Proceeds to benefit Lions Club charities. It’s a great time and they are looking to make this a huge success again this year.

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This coming Monday is Patriots Day here in Massachusetts. In particular here in Somerville we will be having the annual “Patriots’ Day Ceremonies” down at Foss Park. This year marks the 237th anniversary of the historic ride of Paul Revere on horseback, who will stop at the park to bring greetings from Boston. The event will start at 10 a.m. Mayor Joe Curtatone and Ward 1 Alderman Bill Roche will be there along with other city officials to welcome the crowd. Games, songs, light refreshments, youth readings, and, of course, the welcoming of Paul Revere.

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1912 has global and local significance: The Titanic sank and Fenway Park opened up. In December on the 23rd we will see if there is a December 24th – if the Mayan Calendar was correct or incorrect. But, in the meantime, Somerville’s Winter Hill Yacht Club is also making history this year celebrating its 100th year as well with some special events over the next several months.

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Big Happy Birthdays to some of our friends here in the ‘Ville: In particular, Lance Barretto, who is breaking out and celebrating vigorously this week. Lance is a party animal.    A big Happy Birthday to Herb “secret squirrel” Vargas, who is celebrating his 71st birthday.

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A get well to Orsola “Susan” Fontano of East Streets down in East Somerville, a lifelong resident who works very hard for our community. Susan is home now since her long stay in the Hospital going back to March. We hope to see her smiling face once again around the city.

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Condolences to Herb Vargas and his family on the recent loss of his brother Manny who passed away this past week. Manny was a nice guy and he was well liked, and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

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Also condolences to the family of Jacqueline Zinnershine who also passed away earlier this week. Jacqueline was a nice lady and will be missed by many here in the ‘Ville. She was also the cousin to popular Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston.

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Congratulations to Gilda Nogueira for recently becoming the first woman as well as the 14th President of the East Cambridge Savings Bank. We wish her the best of luck in her new position.

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Our good friend Bob Publicover (former News Publisher) is heading back to the hospital for some minor surgery, hopefully the last for a while anyway. Bob is a trooper and we here can’t believe how well he looks considering all the operations he’s gone through these past several months. Bob and his long time partner David are planning a June wedding. As usual, we wish Bob the best in the hospital.

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A get well soon to our good friend Bill Hill, who is recuperating at the Winchester Hospital. Bill is a great guy and we wish him all the best in the ‘Ville! Also, we continue to wish Steve from Steve and Sons a big get well. He’s a nice guy. Freddy Gill, a long time Somerville resident, is resting after his stay at Beth Israel Hospital. He’s over in Melrose at the EPOCH Healthcare.

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Congrats to off duty Lieutenant Charles Houghton of the Somerville Fire Department and his son Charles Houghton Jr., who lives next door. The two kept last week’s Hancock Street fire at bay and prevented much more extensive damages or causalities from occurring by using a garden hose to hold back the fire until the engines arrived. Hats off to father and son for a job well done!

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Tickets are out and for sale for the annual SHS Scholarship Foundation. $100 per ticket with a grand prize of $10K for the potential winner. The drawing will be May 18. To purchase a ticket send your check for $100 to SHS Raffle, c/o Eugene C. Brune, P.O. BOX 440275, Somerville 02144. Hurry before they sell out. A limited number of tickets will be sold.

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Don’t forget the City’s annual Shape Up Somerville / Somerville Recreation Road Race will be held on Saturday, April 15, starting and ending at the Somerville High School concourse, 93 Highland Avenue.  The day will begin with a 1-mile children’s “Fun Run” at 10:30 a.m., followed by a 2.7-mile walk at 10:30 a.m. and a 2.7-mile adult race at 11:00 a.m.  Registration is open to all community members at a price of $5 for youth under age 10 and $20 for adults.  Price includes a commemorative t-shirt, refreshments and a celebration immediately following the adult race.  A celebration will be held for any interested runners at the VFW Post #19, located across the street from the finish line at 124 Highland Avenue. To register, please visit www.somervillerec.com, www.somervilleyouthrecf.org, or visit City Hall or the Recreation Department (19 Walnut Street) for printed applications.  Checks should be made payable to Somerville Youth and Recreation Foundation, and can be mailed or delivered to Somerville Recreation, 19 Walnut Street, Somerville, MA 02143. Top male and female finishers in each category will receive awards.  For additional information, please call the Somerville Recreation Department at 617-625-6600 ext. 2980.

 

5 Responses to “Newstalk – April 11”

  1. Steve K says:

    Congrats to the WHYC !! For 100 yrs they have paid pennies on the dollar for prime real estate. Should be the WYKYC, “who you know yacht club”.

  2. agree says:

    I agree with Steve…its who you know down there at the yacht club, they should be forced out of there for the new development at Assembly. Especially since a certain crowd has taken over.

  3. Vinnie Ciampa voted "Off The Island!" says:

    I have been a member there over twenty years and I have to tell you that the only reason why the yacht club was a big secret and closed off to the rest of the world is because we put our trust into then Rep and alderman Vinnie Ciampa who we thought was doing the right thing for us all along until we realized that hat he was keeping the club a big secret so voters wouldn’t know he had a half million dollar boat there! All is good now because he has since been voted out (off the island) at the last election at the club and put out to pasture. The new club administration is doing the right thing and constantly contributing to the community on a daily basis and more important being part of the community once again. Sorry but we were led down the wrong path by a guy that we and the city voters trusted but I guess he buffaloed us all! Our new commodore and new Eboard is looking out for our best interest as well as looking out for the communities best interest as well while building a strong long lasting relation ship with the city, it’s residents and leaders! Thank you!

  4. j. connelly says:

    Whether it be on duty or off duty….Firefighters are always there to respond regarding the public’s safety….another job well done.

  5. Steve K says:

    “off the island” (clap*clap*clap) nice speach. So, how about you tell the public what you pay the State for rent ? Lets put all the cards on the table. If you have been there 20 years, then you have benefitted from the sweetheart deal only available to the “connected” people. Tell us the fees compared to other clubs along the Mystic. I doubt this will get a response.

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