Newstalk – October 10

On October 10, 2012, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Be sure to watch the Board of Alderman meeting this Thursday evening. They just might be discussing the new proposed salaries for many of the city’s non-union workers, including the Board of Alderman themselves.

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This Thursday, the 11th, at the Ninety-Nine Restaurant at Assembly Square Mall, the Somerville High School Cheerleaders will be hosting an event to help raise money. They will be passing out flyers that night, and when you bring them in to the Ninety-Nine they will donate a percentage of your bill. They will also be selling raffle tickets.

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Many Happy Birthdays here in the ‘Ville to the following former ‘Villen Mike Berry, of Florida, who reads our paper online every week. Mike grew up here and his family is still around. To Gay Koty, school nurse and all around nice lady as well as a hard worker. Mike Buckley, great guy with a great family. Also Ben Echevarria, who is a nice guy as well.

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Get well wishes go out to our good friend and loyal reader of The News, Al Baldasaro, who had been hospitalized this past week. He’s now home on the mend. Al is a State Representative in New Hampshire and formerly an East Cambridge guy.

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Saturday the 13th is the annual gala celebrating the Walnut Street Center’s 40th anniversary at the Armory on Highland Avenue. The Walnut Street Center was founded by Claire Olsen, a Somerville resident, 40 years ago.  A live auction for Patriots Tickets, an African Safari and more will take place. Help to raise funds for the Center by attending. Tickets are $75 apiece and can be purchased online. For more information and tickets, please visit www.wscinc.org/gala2012.

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Happy wedding anniversary to our good friends Paul and Madelyn Fortier. We wish them many more years of happiness.

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Don’t forget Open House at the Masonic Lodge of King Solomon’s at 125 Highland Avenue, Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to the public.

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Join the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS), Somerville’s anti-poverty organization, as it holds its annual meeting celebration on Tuesday, October 23, at the Somerville City Club (across from Holiday Inn).

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So, we still hear around town that a new soccer stadium is coming here to Somerville as well as Revere at the old Wonderland Park area. Many want it here in Somerville. What do you think?

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We hear that a longstanding local real estate company is changing ownership with a slight change in the name, very soon. We hear something will be happening within the next 30 days or so.

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A special After Hours Chamber of Commerce gathering at Maxwell Green off Lowell Street will be happening on Wednesday, October 17, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. No cover and free appetizers. Excellent networking and free business card drawing. RSVP to smackey@somervillechamber.org.

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The 66th Annual Somerville Chamber of Commerce Dinner and Powderhouse Awards, at the Holiday Inn on will be held on Wednesday, November 7. Over 200 business and civic leaders gather for a reception and dinner that features award presentations for excellence in various business, economic, and community categories. Sponsored by Bunker Hill community college and Telecommunications Insight Group. 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets are $100 pp and $800 per table of 8. Additional sponsorships are available. RSVP to smackey@somervillechamber.org

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October 17 is the final day to register to vote in the November elections. If you haven’t registered yet, go to Somerville City Hall to get it done. It takes about five minutes and it’s all set.

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Happy belated wedding anniversary to our good friends Anita and Sal Fusco. When you see Sal around town in uniform driving one of the police bikes, tell him you read it here in The News.

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Somerville Resident Paula Haley will be participating in the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk to raise money to fight kidney disease. Her husband and daughter have been afflicted with Polycystic Kidney Disease. Sadly, this disease took the life of her  late mother-in-law. She is trying to do what turn this negative into a positive. If you would like to make a donation, please go to the following link and enter her name, Paula Haley, under Support a Walker: http://donate.kidney.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Walk_copy_of_homepage.

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This Saturday, October 13, the 20th Annual Tour de Somerville will take place. This year’s theme is “Edge of the City.” They will ride as close as possible to the Somerville city limits in a 15-mile counter-clockwise loop. The tour will visit the industrial grit of Boynton Yards and Inner Belt, the emerging development of Assembly Row, the leafy campus of Tufts University, and the parklands of the Mystic River and Alewife Brook.  Somerville police will help escort the ride, and Redbones will provide light refreshments at a rest stop by the Mystic River. Meet on Saturday, October 13, at 10 a.m. at Seven Hills Park (behind the Holland Street MBTA entrance in Davis Square). They will depart promptly at 10:15. In case of steady rain, they’ll postpone the ride to Sunday, October 14, same time and location.

 

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