Newstalk – June 6

On June 6, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

This Thursday evening, June 7, between 5-7p.m., the Somerville Chamber of Commerce monthly “Business After Hours” will be held at Orleans Restaurant, 65 Holland Street, Davis Square. Bring your business cards. It’s a great way to network and meet fellow business leaders here in Somerville. The event this month is sponsored by East Cambridge Savings Bank.

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The Little Sisters of the Poor are having their annual bake and tag sale this Saturday. Lots of great stuff and a nice local charity to help out. Stop in and mention you saw it here.

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We want to thank our good friends and avid Somerville News readers at CB Scoops Ice Cream just over the border in Medford on High Street for sending over a dozen of their delicious ice cream filled cup cakes and an ice cream pizza, which was sent to our newsroom for us to sample. Wow! If you haven’t tried them yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. Mention you saw it here in Newstalk.

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What a busy little business at the 3 Little Figs café up on Highland Avenue. Good coffee, great muffins, and a friendly staff. All worth the long wait sometimes because of the crowd out to the door.

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Arts at the Armory is offering special rates to local nonprofit groups to use the café. It’s a nice convenient place for small intimate gatherings. Maybe a meeting or small seminar. Mention it you saw it here.

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Speaking of the Armory, join Denise Provost this Sunday, June 10, from 6 to 7 p.m., along with Congressman Michael Capuano, Mayor Joe Curtatone and other special guests in celebrating the State Representative’s work in Somerville, kicking off her re-election campaign. Enjoy delicious food from Redbones, and an excellent assortment of homemade pastries.

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Our own Bobbie Toner goes in the hospital for some testing this week, so we wish her the best of luck. Meanwhile, Patti Norton came out of heart surgery and is doing great, awaiting some more procedures. She thanks everyone for the nice cards and best wishes.

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We hope Rom, Davis Square’s longest serving barber had a great trip to Brasilia and that the ever popular local nice lady Elaine Czesnick has a wonderful time visiting her son in Austrialia.

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Our condolences to the family of Bill Manning here in the Somerville, a lifelong resident who passed away this week. He was a very nice guy who had a lot of friends here. He will be missed by many of his family and friends. He was very involved in the local Somerville Lodge of Masons that used to be on College Avenue.

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Some are sad we hear that Tasty Burger is going to move to Harvard Square, which means Davis Square loses out.

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Have you been to Kelly’s over in Wellington?  It seems lately that they should probably teach these high school kids how to cook the food to completion. Some of our Newstalkers were over there recently a few times and won’t be back anytime soon.

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There was a good size gathering at the hearing on the repairing or removing of the McGrath Highway. Mayor Joe Curtatone made it clear he was for removing it, as was Maryann Heuston, the Ward 2 Alderman, which represents part of the highway. It’s ugly, and it’s long overdue to be removed. It was built in a different time when Somerville was treated and respected far differently back in the 50’s. We agree tear it down. Why waste money to fix it when it will eventually be taken down?

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Some Birthdays here in the ‘Ville this week for those who are friends of The News: Kenny Ward, who works at the Police Department. Also, Rich Lochiatto along with Steven Cabral and Michael Cunha.

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A local nice guy who lives on Spring Hill with his wife, Ken Kotch, who is a strong advocate and is very involved in local fundraising efforts for “Broken Pancreas” is holding a charity event at the Improv Asylum in Boston. Tickets are only $20. Go and have an afternoon (Saturday, June 9, at 4 p.m.) of laughs and support BP at the same time. For tickets and info go to www.brokenpancreas.org/events/improv/ or if you’d like to know more email Ken@brokenpancreas.org.  Broken Pancreas aims to make sure that no dream goes unfulfilled because of diabetes. Broken Pancreas provides education to people of all ages about prevention and management of diabetes.

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Congratulations to our good friend Casi Glejzer. She qualified for the “Zones” swim championships in Richmond, Virginia. She will be swimming against the best of the best. Way to go, Casi!

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Our hearts and prayers go out to our dear friend Richard Barletta Jr. who was in a serious motorcycle accident over the weekend. Richard is a nice guy and we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.

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Tuesday next week, June 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Café at the Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, there will be the annual installation of officers of Somerville Rotary. It seems like yesterday that popular banker and nice all around lady Jeannie Scarpa was installed last year. She had a great year as President.

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Brian Liberatore 5th year memorial fundraiser will take place this Saturday, June 9. The  Brian Liberatore SHS Scholarship Fundraiser will be held at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Suggested Donation – $25.00,  All proceeds from tickets sales go to the SHS Scholarship Fund. There will be live music, appetizers, door prizes, raffles, beverage vouchers w/donation. Stop by and support the SHS Scholarship Fund and have a night out while doing it.

 

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