Newstalk – August 26

On August 26, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Somerville Pop Warner Football and cheer leading here in the Ville is having their 2015 Somerville Jamboree–Scrimmage on Sunday, August 30. Every year they participate with other local towns and play mini games that allow coaches to work with their teams in a real game time situation. Games start at 8:00 a.m. at Dilboy Stadium on Alewife Brook Parkway. Game Starts: E- Team 8:00 a.m. (need to be at the field at 7:00 a.m. for practice); D- Team 9:30 a.m. (need to be at the field at 8:30 a.m.); C- Team 11:00 a.m. (need to be at the field at 10:00 a.m.); B- Team 12:30 p.m. (need to be at the field at 11:30 a.m.); A- Team 2:00 p.m. (need to be at the field at 1:00 p.m.); F -team 3:30 p.m. (need to be at the field at 2:30 p.m.). They are encouraging families to enjoy the day and get to meet other Pop Warner families from other communities.

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The 15th Annual John T. Forcellese Memorial Fund Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 12 at the Falmouth Country Club. To get more information and to sign up go online at www.johns-team.org. A great event every year and a worthy cause. Get a group together and spend a nice day down on the Cape.

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Save the date, Saturday October 17 at the Holiday Inn when the SHS Scholarship Foundation will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary. For updates go to their Facebook page.

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Happy Birthday this week to one of our Villen friends as well as a  friend of The Times: Big time happy birthday to Steve Dalrymple, a well-known local guy who owns his own construction business. We wish him the very best.

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Best wishes to our own Donald and Patricia Norton, celebrating 48 years of marriage this year on September 1. Donald’s very first airplane ride, on Mohawk Airlines, was Boston to Columbia, SC to get married. It was a great trip down and back, flying just over the trees.

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There was a great turnout for the 4th Annual Fight Night amateur boxing night at Somerville High School. We have to congratulate the staff and kids for a great entertaining night at that. A large crowd over 600 attended. The president of the club, Stoney, keeps doing a great job. Also a good job by Bruce Desmond as MC and Nancy Bacci from the recreation department. Any young kid looking to join in can contact the club down in East Somerville on Cross Street.

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Not much publicity about it, but the guy who took out nomination papers for mayor and then decided he couldn’t do it, Philip M. Mitza of Autumn Street, is now running a sticker campaign, so we hear. He even has a web site about it.

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There’s a new web site in town. Check it out at www.somervillema.com. The Somerville Times is on the site. Also check out www.medfordma.com.

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So we’re going through the websites of the various candidates for Ward 6 Alderman and we notice that candidate Lance Davis has some big names backing him, from Mayor Joe, present Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz, Alderman-at-Large Jack Connolly, State Representative Provost and former Mayor Gene Brune. We thought you’d find it interesting that these progressive individuals here in Somerville would support a guy who chooses to work as Senior Corporate Attorney for Oracle Corporation. Oracle has shipped hundreds of thousands of jobs out of USA over to China and other countries in the recent past, the same company that was sued for failure to pay overtime to 1,700 union employees. Next, you’ll hear that Oracle is the company of the people and they love unions. So it’s a choice where you go to work and that’s good, but if you’re going to call yourself progressive and for the people then maybe you’d explain why you’re working for the so-called one percent. We noticed he doesn’t say what company, if any, he’s currently working for, just that he’s a corporate counsel. By the way, we noticed some well-known unions such as the Greater Boston labor Council and SEIU local 888 were also backing candidate Davis. We also noticed his contributors and next week we will let you know about that. He apparently doesn’t have a problem with large donations like the progressives have been fighting against.

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At the recent Mayor Joe fundraiser held at the WHYC last week it looks like less than 100 people attended. The usual department heads and family members, and maybe a developer or two. And yes, the usual aldermen and School Committee members were not present.

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Don’t forget, all you hungry residents, especially those in the Thurston and Medford Streets area: this coming Tuesday, the 1st, it’s the grand re-opening of the Thurston Spa. Try them out, drop in and say “Hi” to John and his family and friends. Great local places like these are too few here in the city and we need more, if only getting the permits were more hassle free.

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Cruising In The Van Productions has announced that their award-winning documentary feature Life on the V: The Story of V66 is screening for one-night only at the Somerville Theatre on Thursday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m. The screening will include a post-screening Q&A with director Eric Green and producer Matthew Nerney as well as former V66 VJ Bill Stephens (known today for motorsport TV broadcasting and Koffee 98.7FM in Cape Cod) and musician Doug Ardito (bassist for several music groups, notably Puddle of Mudd for whom he co-wrote their biggest single 2001’s “Blurry”). The Q&A will be moderated by DJ Sterling Golden of Dirty Water News and WEMF radio.

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The Boston Comics Roundtable’s Creator Talk series will continue on Sunday September 6th with mental health cartoonist LB Lee. Held at the new Boston Comics Workspace at 561 Windsor St., Studio 306, in Somerville, the event is free and open to the public, though a suggested donation of $5 is welcome. Lee’s talk will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is sponsored by Ninth Art Press. Lee’s Creator Talk will focus on process, from research to the final product, and translating psychological phenomena into readable art.

 

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