The winners of The Somerville Times Reader’s Choice 2016

On November 11, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

THE BEST OF SOMERVILLE 2016

Readers choices for 2016

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Congratulations to the winners!
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Best Idea in 2016:

Renaming Otis St. Park to Deanna Cremin Park

Worst Idea in 2016:

Too many bike lanes

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Best Somerville Food & Restaurants:
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Best Breakfast: Buddy’s Diner, 113 Washington Street

Best Combination Breakfast & Lunch: Ball Square Café, 708 Broadway

Best Italian Food: Vinny’s at Night, 76 Broadway

Best Italian Specialty Store: Dave’s Fresh Pasta, 81 Holland St.

Best Portuguese Restaurant: J and J Restaurant, 157 Washington St.

Best Chinese Food: China Delight, 524 Somerville Ave.

Best Mexican Food: El Potro Mexican & Bar Gill, 61 Union Square

Best Variety and All Around Restaurant: Mount Vernon Restaurant, 14 Broadway

Best Seafood Restaurant: Pescatore, 158 Boston Ave.

Best Local Deli: Victor’s Deli, 710 Broadway

Best Irish Pub: Sally O’Brien’s, 335 Somerville Ave.

Best Bar for Bands: PA’s Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave.

Best Bar/Restaurant: Casey’s, 173 Broadway

Best Bar Food/Creative Drinks: Daddy Jones Bar, 525 Medford St.

Best Hamburger: RF O’Sullivans, 282 Beacon St.

Best Roast Beef Sandwich: Kelly’s Diner, 674 Broadway

Best Pizza: Mike’s Restaurant, 9 Davis Square

Best Nut Shop: Q Nuts, 349 Highland Ave.

Best Chocolate: Taza Chocolate, 561 Windsor St.

Best Bakery: Modelo’s Market Cafe, 501 Medford St.

Best Sub Shop: Leone’s Sub and Pizza, 292 Broadway

Best Local Coffee Shop: True Grounds, 717 Broadway

Best Cook: Mark Romano Chef/Owner, Highland Kitchen, 150 Highland Ave.

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Best of Somerville Services:
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Best Doctor: Dr. Leora Fishman, Somerville Family Practice

Best Dentist: Dental Arts Davis Square, 396 Highland Ave.

Best Electricians: Bent Electrical Contractors Inc.,  59A Inner Belt Rd.

Best Plumber: T.J. Sillari, Inc., 99 Albion St.

Best Law Firm: O’Donovan Law Office, 741 Broadway

Best Attorney: Attorney William A. White, Jr., 403 Highland Ave., Suite 209

Best Insurance Agency: Wedgewood-Crane & Connolly, 19 College Ave.

Best Bank: Winter Hill Bank, winterhillbank.com

Best Bank Employee: Amanda Hills, Century Bank

Best Post Office Staff: Winter Hill Post Office, 320 Broadway

Best Commercial Mortgage Officer: Jeannie Scarpa, Century Bank, jscarpa@centurybank.com

Best Residential Mortgage Officer: Richard H. Vernet, Winter Hill Bank Loan Center, rhvernet@winterhillbank.com

Best Paralegal: Paula LeBlanc, O’Donovan Law Office,  741 Broadway
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Best Real Estate Company: The Norton Group, 699 Broadway

Best Real Estate Agent: Clifton Verdieu, The Norton Group, 699 Broadway

Best Real Estate Rental Agent: Krisha Shakya, Colony Real Estate, 1258 Broadway

Best Florist: Ida Tauro, Bostonain Florist, 92 Highland Ave.

Best Waiter: Brad Burlamachi, Ball Square Café, 708 Broadway

Best Waitress: Patty Oppendiso, Renee Café, 198 Holland St.

Best Convenient Store: Neighborhood Food Store , 1165 Broadway

Best Laundromat: Spin Cycle, 6 Main St.

Best Liquor Store: Crowley Liquors, 152 Boston Ave.

Best Bartender: Chris Haskell, Legal on the Mystic, 301 Great River Rd.

Best Barber: Paul McGlashing, Alibrandi’s Barber Shop, 194 Holland St.

Best Hair Salon: Amal Niccoli, 731 Broadway

Best Gas Station: Good Gas, 345 Medford St.

Best Auto Body Shop: A Plus, 297 Medford St.

Best Carpenter: Bobby Potaris

Best Painter: Bill Faber, Main St.

Best Pest Exterminator: Best Pest Control Services, 63 Elm St.

Best Dry Cleaners: Mystic Cleaners and Tailors, 282 Broadway

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Best of Somerville Municipal Services:
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Best Somerville Department: Election Dept.

Best Somerville Official: John Long, City Clerk

Best Somerville DPW Foreman/Supervisor: James (Jimmy) DiFraia

Best City Employee DPW: Mike Browne

Best City Employee City Hall/Annex: Dawn Pereira, Planning Division

Best City Elected Politician: Katjana Ballantyne, Ward 7 Alderman

Best Teacher: Mr. Maloney, Somerville High School

Best Principal: John Oteri, Headmaster at Somerville High School

Best Nurse: Lynne Lenoir

Best Police Officer: Somerville Police Officer Sean Sylvester

Best Fire Fighter: Somerville Fire Deputy Chief Mike Avery

Best Coach: Paul O’Halloran, SHS Girls Varsity Basketball

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Best of Somerville Arts/Entertainment:
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Best Somerville Poet: Doug Holder

Best Photographer: Claudia Ferro

Best Commentary Writer: William C. Shelton

Best Somerville Celebrity: Jimmy Del Ponte

Best Somerville Historian: Bob “Monty” Doherty

Best Somerville Non Profit Agency: Ruby Rogers, 64 Union Sq.

Best Somerville Charity: Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 186 Highland Ave.

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Best Creative idea in 2016:
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Somerville’s Super School – Powderhouse Studios

 

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