Newstalk – July 30

On July 30, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Tonight, Wednesday, July 30, Somerville Community Access Television Studios in Union Square, beginning at 6 p.m. the Somerville Labor Coalition Candidate Forum will be held and candidates for the 34th Representative District will present their cases regarding why they want the endorsement of the Labor Council. Candidates Christine Barber, Erin DiBenidetto, Sharon Guzik, Craig Rourke and Nick Lanzilli will be there to answer questions. Hosted and moderated by Joe Lynch. Seats are limited.

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Well, this week we have a lot birthday greetings going out to some very important people here in the Ville and from the Ville. Big time this week to Ricky Hart, of the famous Hart family. We’ve known him since he was brought home from the hospital. He now is married to Jamie and has three great kids. We wish Ricky the very best. To our own Patti Norton, who has been in and out of Mass General these past few weeks. She is celebrating her birthday and so is her grandson Corey on the same day, and although he’s moving shortly to Chicago we wish him and Grandma a Happy Birthday. Our very own Jimmy DelPonte, who stirs memories here about the old days, is celebrating this week. We hope he has a great day. Happy Birthday to Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang, who is celebrating this week as well. We wish him the very best. Everyone knows Janice Delory, now retired from City Hall and the Mayor’s Office. We hope she’s enjoying retirement and wish her a great day as well. Also, our old friend Diane Mahoney, formerly of Ward 5, Highland Road, and now of Florida. She’s working hard but always has her heart here in the city. Let’s not forget about our School Committee lady from Ward 5, Laura Pitone, who had a bike accident recently and has both arms in a sling. We hope she gets better soon and has a great day. What a nice person she is. Also, celebrating this week is our old pal Joe DaSilva from Walnut street area. What a nice guy, a great family guy and hard worker. We hope he enjoys his day as well. It’s a pretty busy week here in the Ville with birthdays. To all the ones mentioned and to all the others we were remiss in mentioning, we wish you all a great day for yourselves.

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Again, to our two favorite ladies here at The Times: Cam Toner is coming along just fine, being home and surrounded by her big family. She’s a trooper and a great person. We miss her smile in the office. To Patti Norton in and out of Mass Eye & Ear emergency at MGH. She’s doing OK now that she’s home. She had a tough time last week and this week just the same. We hope she gets better. What remarkable women these two ladies are. No matter what they bounce back.

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The annual John T. Forcellese Memorial Fund is once again kicking off its annual one day golf tournament to be held on Saturday, September 6 at the Falmouth Country Club in Falmouth MA. This marks the 14th year for the fundraiser which was started by Peter and his wife Janice Forcellese to raise money for scholarships in memory of their son John, who passed away in 2000 from an eight year battle with cancer. Over the years they have given many scholarships to deserving students both here in Somerville and down in Falmouth. This past year they gave out 16 scholarships thanks in large part to the many people who give their support both in sponsoring and in playing. They are now on Facebook as well as their website where you can learn more and maybe help out: www.johns-team.org. The deadline for sponsoring and registration is August 8.

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Get down to Mt. Vernon Restaurant and present your coupon (on the ad on the back page of The Times) and get two lobsters for $16.99, and use the $3.00 off coupon as well.

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Congratulations to Alderman Dennis Sullivan and Melissa Hurley-Sullivan on the arrival this week of their baby girl, Jaclyn Rose Sullivan, weighing in at 9 lbs. Blessings to the Sullivan family on the arrival.

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Just dropping in to see us at the newspaper office was Diana Cassaro-Downie, who grew up here in Central hill behind City Hall. Diana is up north from Florida, visiting family members as well as making a stop at her old house on Madison Street. Diana looks good, and she introduced her daughter Krista. The years do fly by fast, but Diana hasn’t changed at all.

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For all you loyal Victor’s Deli patrons in Ball Square, its vacation time starting Monday August 4 to Monday August 11, so stock up on your pizza slices and specialty items that everyone loves. Victor, Rose and Nancy are out of there for a whole week and heading to parts unknown, or maybe just home relaxing and sipping some nice cool drinks. Maybe – just maybe – thinking about some new items on the menu. Don’t worry, those awesome breakfasts and lunches will still be offered at Ball Square Café, which will be open. No vacation there, or at least not for now.

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The community is invited to Somerville’s 11th Annual National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs, hosted by Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) in partnership with the Somerville Police Department, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Somerville Office of Prevention (SOP) Director Cory Mashburn. National Night Out will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 5-8 p.m. at Foss Park. The event will include Fire and Police Department demonstrations; a presentation from the Massachusetts State PoliceK-9 unit; live performances by the Sunsetters, Teen Empowerment, and the Red Tiger Academy of Martial Arts; youth activities and games; raffle prizes; and information tables from over 30 neighborhood agencies.

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But It Doesn’t Have Me, an independent short documentary film chronicling one woman’s quest to heal herself, will make its New England festival debut at the annual Massachusetts Independent Film Festival at the Somerville Theatre on Tuesday, August 5. The film follows a Massachusetts woman’s struggle to cure the incurable disease that binds her to a wheelchair. Her hopes are set high as she tries a new untraditional method to cure herself from Multiple Sclerosis. A healer herself, Deb Waldron tries one possible treatment after another. The struggle to heal becomes an obsession. “It was immediately clear to me when we met that Deb wanted her healing process documented so she could share it with others,” said Rosie Walunas, the film’s director. “I was a sophomore in college and in over my head. Nonetheless, I filmed Deb’s progress over the next four years, and realized the story wasn’t about healing but Deb’s relationship with the healing process.” Visit the film’s website: http://rosiewalunas.com/doesnthaveme.

 

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