Newstalk – October 16

On October 16, 2013, in Latest News, by The News Staff

This week, Thursday, October 17 at the Dante Club on Craigie Street here in the Ville, The West Somerville Neighborhood School (WSNS) PTA is proud to host the perennial Somerville City Spelling Bee Competition. The Master of Ceremonies will be Tony Pierantozzi, Superintendent of Schools. Teams from all over the city are encouraged to vie for the title of “Somerville’s Best Speller.” $300 total team cost. All are welcome to come and watch the fierce competition. Free Admission, free food by Bertucci’s and a cash bar, plus a 50/50 raffle. To register your 3-person team contact WSNS PTA President Stephanie Slattery at sslattery32@gmail or Sean Fitzgerald at seanjfitz@comcast.net or call him at 617-406-9871. This is a great time and lots of fun, so come and support your favorite team or put a team together and register.

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Masonic Open House and Flea Market, Saturday, October 19, 9a.m. to 3p.m. at 125 Highland Avenue (rear). The Officers of King Solomon’s Lodge will be having its annual Open House. Have questions? Want to view some historic artifacts? King Solomon’s Lodge was founded 1783. Many of its artifacts were made by and donated to the lodge by Paul Revere, who himself was a Mason. A Flea Market in the lower hall will also be had on the same day and time frame. The Lodge looks forward to any and all Q&A.

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Questions still persist from some, why our name is different and we’re no longer the Somerville News, but now the Somerville Times. Go online and back to the first edition and read The View. That will totally explain it. It’s a new name, and a new owner, but with the same people associated. Now even more local because the owner is from Somerville. Read the September 19 issue online if you like, and check The View for the explanation.

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Saint Clements 3-1 vs. Matignon 2-3 Football this Saturday on the 19th at 10:00 a.m. over at Dilboy Field. It should be a lot of fun. Go out and support the local teams.

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Happy Birthday this week to some of our Villen fans. First of all, a big Happy Birthday to a nice lady, the popular Maryann Heuston, who is also the Ward Two Alderman. Steve Hardy is celebrating this week. A real good guy here in the Ville, and we hear he’s a good plumber. Kris Reis is celebrating this week as well here in the Ville. Also, Charlotte Pacheco-Sartell is having a birthday this week.

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Mike Brown and his wife Annemarie recently celebrated their wedding anniversary. Mike is a good guy and he and Annemarie are true Somerville lovers. You can catch Mike on Facebook where he started the page Somerville “The good Olde days.” If you use Facebook, like the page. Mike possesses a wealth of knowledge about the city and, again, a good guy who is very popular as well. We here at The Times wish him and Annemarie many more happy years together.

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Also celebrating this week is young Jim Halloran and his lovely wife Amanda. This is their 2nd anniversary. We wish them many more.

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Although not from Somerville, he’s a good guy over in Medford, and anyone over there that is a registered voter shouldn’t forget about Councilor Paul Camuso, who is celebrating his birthday this week.

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Closing in on election day soon, so be ready for it. The massive mailings and robo-calls, especially from the incumbents in office. You’ll find they don’t do the door to door thing anymore, just send out mass mailings the last week, along with everyone else. So will you be reading the political mail and looking forward to all those robo-calls over the next few weeks? We suggest you read about your choices.

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The candidates working very hard. In Ward One, Elio LoRusso is trying to be the non-Mayor Joe candidate since Joe came out and endorsed Matt McLaughlin. Matt already had Maureen Bastardi’s endorsement and now Joe’s. Maybe that was a nasty campaign down there, hard to believe. Only way it appears that Elio can turn this around is to knock and make sure his GOTV on Election Day is accurate. Matt McLaughlin looks hard to beat with his huge victory in the primary, and these endorsements do help to carry him forward.

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Meanwhile, in Ward Three we hear nothing but Bob McWatters. More and more signs up, and one guy on Madison Street told us Bob was on the street at least three times so far and was looking for his opponent, seen only once many months ago. Bob is a hard worker and if there was a word that had a picture beside it to describe what it looked like, you can say Bob McWatters is “relentless and persistent.” We’re not making this up, ask his friends and people who know him.

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The Somerville Rotary Club will be hosting their annual “Comedy Night” on October 23 at Giggles on Rte, 1 in Saugus. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 and the ticket includes a pizza dinner, with lots of laughs and fun. There will be an auction and raffles throughout the night. All proceeds to benefit your neighbors in need here in Somerville.    It’s a great evening and great cause. For ticket information email gnogueira@ecsb.com    or contact Don Norton at donnortonera@yahoo.com or call 617 623-6600 x 11.

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Don’t forget the event “Weekend for Sean Collier at Lyndell’s Bakery” starting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 25, 26, and 27. They will be selling individual custom half moon cakes dedicated to Sean Collier with his Somerville Police badge number on them. $1.00 for every half moon sold will be donated to the Somerville Auxiliary PD Sean Collier memorial scholarship fund.

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We heard through the grapevine that a heated discussion was recently had at the Police Department between a high ranking officer and another person. Actually, we heard but can’t confirm that it went a little more wild than that. Our source said it was very alarming, to say the least. Just another rumor like those rumors about the DPW. Maybe the same person is spreading both? We’ve got our ears to the ground here, and when we find out what’s going on you’ll read it here.

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The Fall 2013 edition of Deep Heaven Now 8 is continuing the bi/semi-annual tradition of the original Deep Heaven festivals of the 90s. Featuring the very best of the local and national Ambient/Experimental/Psychedelic/Shoegaze/Whatever scene. The 8th edition of Deep Heaven Now is a two day event starting Saturday October 19 through Sunday, the 20th at Precinct & P.A.’s Lounge. One $10 admission fee gets you access to both venues for that day. Precinct set times start at 12 p.m. and PA’s set times start at 6 p.m.

 

1 Response » to “Newstalk – October 16”

  1. Ward3villen says:

    As far as I can tell, Bob McWatters is the only candidate in Ward 3 that is running. Suzanne Bremer hasn’t done much of anything: little to no door knocking, no community meetings, no fundraisers, a silent twitter feed. The PDS folks must be wishing they had found a candidate with a little more fire in the belly. I hope McWatters is good because he’s basically running unopposed. Nice to see that someone is willing to work for the job.

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