Newstalk – May 29

On May 29, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

It was a very nice Memorial Day Parade this past Sunday. Congratulations to an old friend, Jim Legee, who was the parade marshal. What a nice guy. He worked for the City of Somerville for many years before retiring in Inspectional Services. We think the city Veterans Services Dept. picked a great guy to be honored this year, of course, along with all our other Veterans here in the Ville. We salute them.

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This weekend kicks off the 4th Annual SomerStreets Series with Carnaval at SomerStreets, Sunday, June 2 from noon-4:00 p.m., rain or shine, on Broadway from McGrath Highway to Pennsylvania Avenue. The event will include motion parade with Mayor Curtatone (meet at 11:45 a.m. at Cross Street and Broadway), music on two stages, farmers market, arts and craft vendors, free family fun activities, scavenger hunt and much more!

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Happy Birthday this week to some of our Villens here and elsewhere. Eric Gullage is celebrating this week, as is Mike Legee, both Villens. Also this week is our good friend and better half of the Dick and Mary Hart couple. We salute Mary Hart and wish her a great Birthday this week. Happy Birthday to Jeff Zuccaro, our very good friend who owns her own RE company in Andover Joanna Webster we say HB to her.

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Recently some of us here at The News were invited to attend the pre-opening of the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Museum of Science. They are now opened to the public and it is a fantastic journey into our history

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Congrats to Kristen Cabral, David Tauro Jr. and Joey DiOrio who all graduated from school this past weekend. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

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You’re invited to the Somerville Special Olympics of a Special Kind on Wednesday, June 12 (rain date June 13). Athletes and volunteers to arrive at 5:15 p.m. Opening ceremonies commence at 6:00 p.m. at Trum Field on Broadway. Honor guards from the Somerville Police, Fire and Sheriff’s Departments will lead the parade. Track and field events include 25 yard dash, 50 yard dash, throwing events and golf. Entertainment will be provided by DJ George Landers, Jimmy DelPonte and the Somerville Sunsetters, so don’t miss it! Event pre-registration is required. Return forms by June 1. Forms are available on their website www.wscinc.org  or phone the Walnut Center at (617) 776-1448 or (617) 629-3568.

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Happy graduation from Saint Clements High School to our good friend John O’Connell.

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A Happy Birthday shout out to Mary Coutoumas. Her birthday is May 29 and she’ll be 55 and still lives and works in Somerville. Each year Mary creates the Red Sox display window at Wedgwood Crane and Connolly (a big favorite of young and old alike).

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Tomorrow night, Thursday, May 30, Ward 4 will be holding their Spring Resistat Meeting. Residents are invited to help shape the meeting agendas by taking the Meeting Survey to propose topics for discussion. The survey is online here: http://somervilleresistat.blogspot.com/p/meetings.html, or take the survey by phone by calling ResiStat Coordinator Denise Taylor at 617-625-6600 ext. 2103. Ward 4:  May 30, Winter Hill, Ten Hills, Mystic River, Mystic View, 7-8:30 p.m., Healy School cafeteria, 5 Meacham St. (Meet-and-Greet with refreshments from 6:30 to 7 p.m.)

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A fundraiser for The Friends of the Somerville Public Library with guest speaker Rohan Anderson of the book and blog Whole Larder Love will take place on Monday, June 17 (Bunker Hill Day) at the Fringe studio, 9 Olive Square, Somerville. Reading from 7-9 p.m. Anderson will talk about sustainable eating including foraging and hunting around his home in Australia, while demonstrating how to use homegrown food and gathered plants in cookery to suit all ages. Don’t miss the social hour beforehand from 6 p.m. featuring Flatbread Co. pizza and Island Creek Oysters. Event sponsor Barbour will also be onsite to present their 2013 line. Tickets start at just $15 and are available from http://igg.me/at/wholelarderlove.

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Sunday, June 2, the historic Milk Row Cemetery on Somerville Avenue (adjacent to the Market Basket) will be open to the public from 1:30 to 4 p.m. This small historic site, established in 1804, is usually closed to the public except for two annual events in May and October. Volunteers dressed in Colonial period clothing will be on hand to educate visitors about the residents buried at Milk Row, as far back as Revolutionary times, and their history within the Somerville community. This volunteer docent program will open the cemetery on a regular basis throughout the summer. The groups may also be appreciated as a peaceful repose for reading and contemplation. If you are interested in becoming a Docent, joining a Friends of the Milk Row Cemetery  group, or need more information, please contact Brandon Wilson at BWilson@somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600 x 2532, or Barbara Mangum at info@historicsomerville.org or 617-625-5609.

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Seventh and eighth graders who attend Somerville’s Argenziano School are hosting a screening of the documentary film Girl Rising at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, in the school cafetorium. This event is open to the general public. Tickets cost $4 in advance and are available at the office, or $5 at the door. Girl Rising by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, depicts the stories of nine different girls trying to get an un-biased education in developing countries around the world.  The girls in the film are from Afghanistan, Egypt, Peru, India, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Haiti, and Nepal. The film showcases the stories of the girls’ attempts to get an equal education and their struggle with poverty.  They must fight to change tradition, the fates of many girls to come depend on them. The film is enhanced by the narration of excellent actors such as Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Street, and Kerry Washington.

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The Somerville High School Class of 2013 will celebrate Class Day on Friday, May 31. Somerville High School Graduation will take place Monday, June 3, 6:00 p.m. at Dilboy Stadium. We wish all the graduates happiness and success as they move on to the next phase of their lives.

 

2 Responses to “Newstalk – May 29”

  1. Benjimin Gali says:

    Word on the street is that the Tauro Family just struck two realestate deals totaling $25.5 million dollar with a developer to build a multi use retail and residential tower in Somerville and another in Everett.

  2. MarketMan says:

    Benjimin Gali: What is your point?

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