Newstalk – August 29

On August 29, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The John T. Forcellese Memorial Fund 12th annual Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 8, at the Falmouth Country Club on the cape. Tee time is 8:30 a.m.    Shotgun Start. All golfers much check in by 7:45 a.m. The format is a scramble scored by foursome. Entry fee is $100 per player and includes green fees, cart, and luncheon on site immediately following. There will be lots of prizes in three divisions. This is a great fundraiser for various scholarships to be given out here in Somerville as well as Falmouth. For more information go to


Last week’s fundraiser for Sean Fitzgerald had quite a big attendance. Not only was Dot Gay giving it up for Sean, but Dot Shannon showed up to show her support. About 70 residents attended as well. A great showing for summer, while everyone is away.  Sean was said to have had the fundraiser to retire his debt from last year and start his campaign for Alderman at Large next year. By the way, we were wrong before – it seems that Sean has worked in the private sector for several years. He’s not just another public employee for life. We hope that a lot more folks jump into the various ward races next year as well as Alderman At Large. Change is good!


This weekend is the end of the summer, so to speak, as we know it. School starts and Cape and New Hampshire cottages and camps are shutting down. The ‘Ville will be back to normal. Remember, school is once again open and we should all be careful.


Happy forty-fifth anniversary this Saturday, September 1, to our Publisher Donald Norton and Patricia Norton, celebrating with some families this weekend. Forty-Five years ago they eloped to Columbia, South Carolina. Patricia is doing well and getting better and thanks everyone for their kind cards and flowers sent on her recent stays in the hospital. Both are very happy that we live so near the number one health facility in the nation. MGH is a great place if you are sick.


Happy Birthday to some of our ‘Villen friends this week: First of all, our pick for person of the week last week, our good friend Steve Dalrymple is celebrating, as well as another pick not to long ago Leigh Hawkins Gerow. John Norton of Westford, MA, nephew of our Publisher, is celebrating his 50th birthday this week. Also celebrating this week is Elizabeth Moroney. We wish a great day for her. Also celebrating is Donald Cronin, as well as Janell Hodgdon. To all our other fans who are celebrating this week, we wish them a great day.


It seems like our own Mayor Joe Curtatone is down in Tampa to be a part of the truth squad telling everyone that will listen what kind of governor Romney was. He’s down there with a lot of other well-known and fellow Democrats. Mayor Joe Curtatone said he is making himself available to the Obama campaign wherever and whenever he is needed around the country.


MassDOT will be conducting structural repairs to the McCarthy Underpass and McGrath Highway over the next three weeks. Click here for the tentative three week construction schedule. All construction is weather permitting.


The Sunsetters finished up their busy season this week. They did a great job enteraining the city neighborhoods and events all summer long.


Tomorrow, August 30, will be the 2012 SomerMovie Fest final film showing . The Viewer’s Choice vote for the season’s final film is “Despicable Me.” Tomorrows movie will be shown at Seven Hills Park in Davis Square at Dusk.


The Director of the City’s Shape Up Somerville (SUS) program, Jaime Corliss, tendered her resignation in order to accept a leadership position with Mass in Motion, a program of the state’s Department of Public Health. Corliss has served as the SUS Director since May of 2009, and will assume her new role, Manager of Community Initiatives within the Division of Prevention and Wellness next month. In her time with SUS, Jaime has spearheaded innovative community strategies and partnerships to promote healthy eating and active living, provided national support to community programs and guidance based on the successes of SUS across the country, enhanced and expanded the City’s healthy restaurant program, and wrote two successful award applications, which have brought additional recognition to the City’s program.


The Tufts University Art Gallery at the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center  presents Global Flows, an exhibition combining two dozen historical and contemporary art, artifacts, rare books, architectural models and animations selected by seven faculty members from the Tufts Department of Art History, on view from September 6 to November 18, 2012. A public opening reception will take place on Tuesday, September 11, from 5:30 to 8 pm, with an introduction to the exhibition at 6:30 pm. T Tufts University Art Gallery at the Shirley and Alex Aidekman  Arts Center  is located at 40 Talbot Ave, Medford. For more information visit


On Sept. 9, 11 residents from Somerville will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic route of the Boston Marathon® in the 24th annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. They will be among the 9,000 walkers expected to participate with the collective goal of raising more than $7.5 million to support lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Participants may choose to walk one of four routes: the entire 26.2-mile Hopkinton to Boston route, the 13.1-mile Babson to Boston route, the 5-mile Boston College route, or the 3-mile route starting at Dana-Farber’s campus. Those unable to participate on Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk day can become “Virtual Walkers” and still fundraise for the event. To register for the 24th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, to support a walker, or to volunteer, visit or call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter the discount code BOSTON for $5 off the registration fee.


5 Responses to “Newstalk – August 29”

  1. Ron Newman says:

    re McGrath Highway and McCarthy Overpass — you say “Click here” but you did not actually include a link.

  2. The News Staff says:

    Thank you, it is fixed.

  3. j. connelly says:

    Well let’s hope that “Joe” will convince the National News Media that both the Democratic & Republican Conventions should be mandated to be on Pay Per View stations only. That way guys like Rash Limburger can worship their false idols.
    None of us REAL Americans are interested in watching these political welfare recipients and their lavish Corporate extravaganzas at the expense of middle class America in these troubled times. These politicians have sat in D.C. doing nothing for 4 years but collecting their salaries, benefits, perks & Insider Trader Tips on Wednesdays.

  4. A Moore says:

    I beg your pardon j. connelly, they have set there doing nothing for far more than 4 years. You are being too kind.

  5. j. connelly says:

    Thank you…see I’m not old & grouchy & complaining,…. I’m just old.
    Remember that these supposedly young newbies are…. book/smart and experience/dumb.

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