Newstalk – July 3

On July 3, 2013, in Latest News, by The News Staff

It turned out to be a good night last week at the Trum Field fireworks. It didn’t look too good at the beginning, but as the night went on and it got closer to the fireworks the crowd got huge, and the fireworks were great as usual. What a show for all to see. A nice proud night for the city and for Mayor Joe Curtatone.

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Happy Birthdays this week here in the Ville. First of all, of course Happy Birthday America on the 4th. To the locals here, a Happy Birthday to Jeffrey Harrington, although new to the Ville loves living here. To our own Doug Holder, our Somerville Poet and hopefully someday the city will recognize him as well. A great guy and great gifted writer.    Paul Gaspar, although not living here, he’s still a Villen and loves the city as well. If you need an appraiser he’s the guy. Sean Winters is celebrating this week, as is Brian Valente.     Then there is Roland Racicot of the “Racicot Jewelers” of Medford. Roland is well known here in the Ville. Rob Carroll is celebrating his Birthday also.

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The City of Somerville election department is holding a school for all candidates for public office and their campaign treasurers here in Somerville on how to file Campaign Finance Reports. The class is July 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers, 2nd floor, City Hall. Sponsored by Somerville Election Office and the Office of Campaign and Political Finance of the Commonwealth. Another nice job from the ones running the Election Office at City Hall and in particular Nick Salerno, Chairman.

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Our sincere condolences to Sylvia Daikos’ family on her recent death. She died of cancer, we hope she didn’t suffer too long. Sylvia was a resident of Revere but knew Somerville and many of its residents. She was very involved in local charities as well, and a lot of individuals and businesses alike knew and respected her. Sylvia was the branch manager and VP for Century Bank at Foss Park for many years. Sylvia was well known and extremely welled liked by the many customers and she considered a lot of them her friends. We here at The News will miss her sharp wit and her old-fashioned work ethic that she brought to Century Bank. A definite first class lady and person who was a constant professional, but also with a soft side. We hold a special feeling for her and we will miss her very much.

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On July 17, candidate Suzanne Bremer is having a campaign kickoff at the Independent Restaurant from 6 to 8 p.m. Suzanne is a candidate for Ward Three Alderman. She’s one of four people running for the office, and the election will be coming up soon.

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Speaking of elections, now that Ed Markey is the newly elected U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, this leaves his congressional seat open for a special election…yes again. State Representative Carl Sciortino, who represents Ward 4 and Ward 7 along with South and West Medford, has decided to campaign for the seat to go to congress. He’s being joined by a long line of candidates from all over this crazy district which includes Malden, Medford, Cambridge and beyond.

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Well ahead of time, but Happy Birthday to Mr. Somerville, Tony Alibrandi. Although we’re not going to say anything about age, on good sources he’s over the 80 mark, and still working running his famous Barber shop up on Holland Street, being on the election commission in Somerville and he sponsors many of the sports teams here. The man is a legend in his own time, a well-respected individual, a lifelong resident, and if you want to know what’s going on, just ask him! Now we hear that on his birthday, July 13th, there might be a cake or small celebration at the shop. Cash presents, we know, will be much appreciated. We also hear about 11 a.m. Now, that’s hearsay so we can’t confirm, but then again that’s what we do, spreading rumors. Isn’t it?

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On July 13, there is another craft market that eschews the ordinary: Boston Handmade Market Place. Here you’ll find jewelry, ceramics, textiles, paper goods and handspun yarn. Plus, you can  learn a thing or two as The Stitch House of Dorchester, The Common Cod Fiber Guild, Mudflat Studio, and Muscat Studio will conduct demos and interactive DIY activities all day. There will be live music to boot! The event takes place Saturday, July 13 3-7 p.m. at Union Square Plaza.

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Beginning on July 5, 2013 for approximately three weeks, Medford Street in Somerville will be closed between the McGrath Highway and Ward Street to allow for sandblasting and painting of the Medford St. Railroad Bridge. A summary of the closure and map of the traffic diversion plan can be found on the GLX website: http://greenlineextension.eot.state.ma.us/detour_data.html. This plan was developed after receiving community input at the public meeting held last week in Somerville. This joint meeting with the City of Somerville detailed the reasons for the closure and outlined a preliminary traffic plan. A copy of the presentation can be found at : http://greenlineextension.eot.state.ma.us/docs_meetings.html Phase1. This work is part of the widening of the Medford Street Railroad Bridge to allow for Green Line tracks to run alongside the Commuter Rail tracks.

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 1 Alderman Maureen Bastardi, and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) invite all interested community members to a public meeting on Monday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss design ideas for the new “green” park to be built on the vacant parcel at Peal Street and Florence Street. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Capuano School on Glen Street. All are welcome. If you have questions about the meeting, or the planned park, please contact OSPCD at 617-625-6600 ext 2500.

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Help the Red Cross support our fellows by donating blood to the Boston Marathon Memorial Blood Drive taking place at the Arts at the Armory(191 Highland Ave) July 10 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. These donations will be used to replenish the blood stock. Donation Types: Double Red Cells, Blood. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for availability.

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The 2013 SomerMovie Fest features Class of 1993 films just after sunset throughout the City of Somerville.  For a full listing of SomerMovie Fest films and locations, visit www.somervillema.gov . First showing is Jurassic Park, July 11 at Seven Hills Park, Davis Square.

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Visit the  Somerville Mobile Farmers Market, Saturdays throughout the Summer EBT and WIC customers pay half price and the Mobile Market accepts cash, credit or debit. Saturday, 10am-1pm at the Mystic Housing Development (530 Mystic Avenue) and 2-5 p.m. at the North Street Playground. For more information, contact Groundwork Somerville at (617) 628-9988.

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Sunday, July 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. enjoy, SomerPlay – Old Time Games in the Garden, at the Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Avenue. Egg toss, hula hoops and more. For more information, visit the calendar at www.thegrowingcenter.org.

 

3 Responses to “Newstalk – July 3”

  1. jmb says:

    So who runs for Sciortino’s seat? Trane? The other Capuano brother? Tony Lafuente?

  2. freedomofthepeople says:

    I do not get it ,the city is holding a educational seminar for people who are running for office on how to report or not the money they raise for there campain.I think the city holds responsibility to the tax payer not to waste there money just ask the mayor accountability ,ha!ha!,ha!.I look at it this way if someone is running for office and oversees budgets they should be able to handle there own first if not do not run,as for the mayor giving the tax payer the best bang for your buck, take a good look in the mirror and say ten times may I have another please as mayor Joe picks your pockets.You the tax payer areeither lazy stupid or in with the mayor nothing else applies.

  3. freedomofthepeople says:

    I do not get it ,the city is holding a educational seminar for people who are running for office on how to report or not the money they raise for there campain.I think the city holds responsibility to the tax payer not to waste there money just ask the mayor accountability ,ha!ha!,ha!.I look at it this way if someone is running for office and oversees budgets they should be able to handle there own first if not do not run,as for the mayor giving the tax payer the best bang for your buck, take a good look in the mirror and say ten times may I have another please as mayor Joe picks your pockets.You the tax payer are either lazy stupid or in with the mayor nothing else applies.Another nice job City Hall and in particular Nick Salerno, Chairman of the Election Office ,who will do what ever the mayor asks of him,remember he is in charge of the voting ballots and the mayor owns him.

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