Newstalk – October 31

On October 31, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

We wish a Happy Halloween to all the kids tonight. Enjoy a safe and bountiful evening of candies and other treats.

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The Somerville Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting of the Membership and Board of Directors is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 31, at Winter Hill Bank, 5 Cutter Avenue, Davis Square. Elections of the Class of 2015 and Officers 2012-2013 will be held. Chamber Members RSVP “Annual Meeting” to smackey@somervillechamber.org

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The Somerville Chamber of Commerce monthly Business After Hours will be at The Independent, 75 Union Square, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, November 1. Enjoy free appetizers and great business networking. Cash bar. FREE gift certificate raffle (bring your business cards). Members and non-member guests welcome. RSVP with name(s) and affiliation(s) to smackey@somervillechamber.org.

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Election Day is finally here next Tuesday on November 6. All those TV ads will finally be done and the voters will now have their say. There will hopefully be a large turnout on Tuesday. If you are unsure of where to vote check the city’s web site here.

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Lots of people are still not sure of Question 4 on the ballot. Some here have said they will have to raise rents on this, another tax to homeowners. Others say it is for a good thing here in the city.

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It’s interesting that the pay raises for non-union personal has been approved by the Board of Alderman last Thursday, although their salary and the mayor’s salary was put back in committee. Very interesting since the union members here in the city at DPW and City Hall haven’t had a contract in about seven years now. Hopefully the city will sit down and work out a contract for them finally. Probably the reason why the Alderman and mayor’s salary increase proposal was not considered at last week’s board meeting.

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Happy Birthday to some of our local fans here in the ‘Ville. First of all, to great guy who is still newly married and is working as a real estate agent, Clifton Jean Verdieu. Alderman at Large Dennis Sullivan celebrates too, as well as our own Timothy Gager, who is a great writer. A good friend to a lot of people here in the ‘Ville Dick Hart, who will celebrating with his huge family. Also, Eryn Gillis, who is from here and is still here in the Ville, and Miranda Melanson. To all these and many other ‘Villens we wish a great and happy birthday.

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This Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Dilboy Field,  is the St Clements vs Matignon High football game. It should be a good game so come out and support all the players since a vast majority might be from right here in Somerville.

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The East Somerville Broadway reconstruction project dedication and ground breaking was postponed from October 30 to a future date TBA.

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The Somerville Homeless Coalition is hosting the 4th Annual Tina DeLellis Luncheon on November 2, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at The Highland Kitchen. The luncheon is held in memory of Tina DeLellis, a founder of Johnny D’s, the popular Somerville restaurant and music venue. The luncheon recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to helping improve the quality of life for individuals in Somerville. DeLellis, who passed away in 2008, is survived by her daughter, Carla, who now manages Johnny D’s and continues the community involvement the business has supported for many years. This year’s honoree is Thalia Tringo, President of Thalia Tringo & Associates Real Estate. Requirements for the Tina DeLellis Distinguished Service Award are that the individual “continues Tina’s spirit and values of straight-shooting, honesty and fairness,” said Mark Alston-Follansbee, Executive Director of the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

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Ward 2 ResiStat Meeting will be held Thursday, November 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Argenziano  School cafeteria, 290 Washington St. All are invited to help shape the meeting agendas by taking a meeting survey to propose topics for discussion. The survey is online at: http://somervilleresistat.blogspot.com/p/meetings.html, or by calling ResiStat Coordinator, Denise Taylor at 617-625-6600 x2103. Each meeting will run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  and will be preceded by a meet-and-greet with refreshments from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

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“It has been a quiet campaign for our friend Tim Toomey until Occupier Mike Connolly stunned the audience at last night’s debate by comparing his campaign to the plight of Rosa Parks. With an ego like that it’s no wonder people are turned off by his campaign.”

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The Little Sisters of the Poor at 186 Highland Ave are preparing for their Annual Christmas Bazaar which will be held on November 10. There will be great raffles featuring a Boise Wave Radio, a 43 inch flat screen television, $300.00 in Lottery Tickets as well as other great prizes. Their  Bakery Booth will once again be in full swing with a wide assortment of tempting and mouth-watering sweets. One of their Bakery Booth’s most popular items, Angela’s Irish Soda Bread, will once again be available. Also you will have a chance to get a start on your Christmas shopping and we are sure you will find some wonderful gifts for the people on your list!  As always, the proceeds from the Bazaar go directly to support the Residents of Jeanne Jugan Residence. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the close of the day they will draw the names of the lucky winners of their many raffles.

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The Somerville community is invited to participate in a Community Forum on Education – Supporting All Learners from 2-4 pm at the Argenziano School (290 Washington Street) on Sunday, November 4, 2012.  Doors open at 1:30 for participant sign-in and food.  The Forum will feature a discussion on differentiated instruction and learning by guest presenter, Debbie Lee Keenan, Director of the Eliot Pearson Children’s School at Tufts.

 

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