Newstalk – August 6

On August 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

This Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m., the Chamber of Commerce monthly Business After Hours event takes place at Redbones in Davis Square, 55 Chester Street. It’s a great networking event featuring free appetizers and a free business card drawing with cash bar. Sponsored by Rockland Trust and hosted by Somerville Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Co-Chair Dana Iacopucci, of Cubby Oil & Energy.

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The Somerville Boxing Club in association with Mayor Curtatone, the Somerville Recreation Department and USA Boxing will present again this year “Fight Night at Dilboy” on August 22 (with a rain date of August 23). Doors open at 6 p.m. The first bout at 7 p.m. Admission cost is $20 for adults and $10 for youth. Children under 12 are free with paid adult admission. It’s a great time, so mark your calendar.

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This week we have a lot Birthday greetings going out to some very important people here in the Ville and from the Ville. Happy Birthday to John Johnson, originally from the city and now lives in Framingham. We hope John has a great day for himself. Another well-known Somerville family member celebrates this week: Alan Laurentano, who grew up in Spring Hill. We wish him a great day for himself. A very nice young lady, Alicia Lafaunte, who is working in the family business over at Flagraphics as VP in operations, is also celebrating this week. We certainly wish Alicia a very special day and week for herself. To the granddaughter of D & P Norton, we wish Kate Norton-Harrison a very special birthday. She’s married now, living in Illinois, and will be having a baby girl sometime in the fall. Happy Birthday to her. One of the candidates for State Representative, living in Medford, and who is working hard here in Somerville to get the vote, is Nick Lanzilli. We wish him a very happy birthday as well. To Chris Just, who grew up here in the city and has his own security firm in Ohio, we wish him the very best on his birthday. A good friend, Brendan Cunningham, who is from Buffalo and is associated with our paper, we wish him the very best. What a nice guy. Over the weekend, coming on Sunday, Stephen Shea, who works as school building custodian, we wish him the very best of days as well. It’s been another busy week here in the Ville with birthdays. We wish all the ones mentioned, and all the others we were remiss in mentioning, a great day.

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Another reminder that 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, Falmouth, MA. This marks the 14th year for the fundraiser that 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 of 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 own 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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Just about everyone is sad, and it’s true that Victors is closed for vacation this week. Don’t worry, though. Victor, Rose and Nancy and the crew will all be back next week and ready to return to work.

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We’re going to have a weekly contest coming up soon. The rules and guidelines will be in next week’s paper, so look for it. Each week The Somerville Times in conjunction with the Mt. Vernon Restaurant will be giving away a $25 certificate as a prize. That’s a lot of lobster.

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Coming up on Saturday, August 16 in the afternoon at 125 Highland Avenue, the Masonic Lodge here in Somerville will be having its first “annual Lobster bake” with lots of extras. More information will be coming next week.

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Our condolences to the family of Walter J. Sullivan, 91, Mayor emeritus of the city of Cambridge. Walter passed away Monday evening. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 68 years and his 5 children. The Sullivan family thanks all in advance for their support and prayers.

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Congratulations to Somerville photographer Jim Baab, who is being recognized by ArtAscent, an international art and literature journal that showcases indie and emerging artists. They have selected Baab (rhymes with tab) for the magazine’s ‘Gold Artist’ award. This award includes a professional review/profile in Volume 8, the current issue themed ‘Hidden’, and the promotion of Baab’s artwork via ArtAscent’s social media channels and its web site, artascent.com. Baab’s new work has also been chosen for the upcoming ‘Magic Without Tricks’ exhibition at Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square, Somerville, MA, on view August 27 – September 20.

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Somerville Arts Council brings you an evening of fire throwers, food vendors, entertainment. Ignite! A Fire and Street Food Festival After Dark, will bring you everything from interactive food demonstrations and fire throwing to an 8 foot tiger head created by Pecan Nut this festival guarantees excitement, thrills, and a full stomach! This event is FREE and open to the public! It takes place Saturday, August 9 from 6-10 p.m. at Union Square Plaza. (Rain date: Sunday, August 10 from 6-10 p.m.)

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Repairs to the Gilman Street Bridge will involve approximately 18 months of work. Join MassDOT and the City of Somerville for a meeting to present the construction schedule and any lane closures and associated traffic diversions. MassDOT will present information followed by a Q&A. When/Where: Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m., at the East Somerville Community School cafeteria, 50 Cross Street.

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Somerville Public Library, Central Branch, Wellington Hall, now has a computer which has special software for patrons with disabilities. These include MAGic, which is a screen magnifier for patrons with low vision, JAWS which is a screen reader for patrons who have visual impairments, and Dragon Naturally Speaking which allows patrons to read into a microphone and transcribes the words into a Word Document. The workstation is in a quiet area of the library to allow for privacy and is spacious for our patrons in wheelchairs or those with walking aids. This workstation may be used by all patrons, but patrons who require the special software will get preference for this computer.

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SomerMovie FEAST’s weekly movie will be Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs at the Chuckie Harris Park, E Cross St. The movie starts at 8 p.m. For a full list of upcoming movie visit the city’s web site: www.somervillema.gov.

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The Kennedy Pool is an athletic resource that services the entire Somerville community as well as our neighboring communities. For the latest schedule of classes, activities, fees, closings and more visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/pool. No access to the web? Call the pool at 617-629-5445 .Go down today to enjoy the Kennedy Pool! 5 Cherry Street, Somerville, MA 02144.

 

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