Newstalk – January 24

On January 24, 2018, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Everyone is invited to the next Somerville Democratic City Committee General Meeting next Tuesday, January 30, 7:00 p.m. at the Somerville High School Library, 81 Highland Ave. With special guest speakers: Jimmy Tingle, Candidate for Lt. Governor, William Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth; and Jeremiah Thompson, Field Director for the Campaign to Re-Elect Senator Elizabeth Warren. All are welcome.

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Happy birthday this week to the following: Big time happy birthday to our own Dorothy DiMarzo, who gives us all those delicious recipes every other week. Dorothy is a great lady, with a fantastic sense of humor and our own Somerville “Julia Child.” We wish Dorothy the very best of birthdays this week. Check out her recipe for Ricotta Pie in last week’s paper or on our website. Another popular birthday person this week is Philip Ercolini, from East Somerville. We wish him a very special birthday. Another East Somerville graduate to FLA is James Robertson. We wish Jimmy the very best as well on this his birthday week. Happy birthday to Katie Lathasha Harris, who is also celebrating this week. Katie is a Somerville lady and is also a teacher at the Prospect Hill Academy. We wish her the very best of birthdays as well. Finally, to Nancy Huber Coutoumas, who is celebrating this week as well. We wish her the very best. To everyone else who is celebrating this week that we may have missed, we wish you the very best of birthdays as well.

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Our condolences to the family and many friends of Gerald “Jerry” Saint Fleming, who passed away this week at MGH. He had many things ailing him and passed quietly. Jerry leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Mary. He was very well known in political circles both here in Somerville and around the state. His sense of humor and strong will and loyalty to his many friends over the years is hard to find today. Jerry was a good friend of ours here. We don’t have the arrangements yet, but we know it’s going to be at Doherty’s Funeral Home here in Somerville. We will post the details on our website as soon as we get them.

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Out of the MGH and coming along fine is our famous local barber, Tony Alibrandi. He’s back home now and we hear he’s itching to get back to work at the shop. We hope that will happen soon. A lot of his customers miss him. But fear not. Paul, his able bodied assistant is handling everything. He’s doing a good job, but even Paul wants Tony back to work.

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A speedy hurry up and come home – this time for longer – to former School Committee lady from Ward 6, Julie Tarpey-DiPasquale, who is back in MGH. We hope she’s on the mend.

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Another one in and out of MGH is Dan O’Meara, a great guy. We hope he’s back home soon with Joan, his lovely wife, and back to see his friends at Sally’s.

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In and out of MGH is our good friend Charlie Chisholm. On top of all the stuff that’s going on with him in rehab, he caught an infection and was sent back immediately. Now we hear he’s in Danvers at Hawthorne Hills rehab. Hopefully, he comes home to enjoy his new house in Stoneham soon.

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Best wishes for a quick recovery to Kathi Fee, who recently underwent major surgery and had a slight relapse, but is now home again and recovering. We wish her the very best for getting back on her feet again real soon. Kathi is the wife of Eamon Fee. Both are great and kind hearted people.

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Demets Donuts in Medford is getting very busy, but those donuts and the large variety are like the old Day’s Donuts, huge and tasty. Almost a sin facing you when you come in for just coffee. It’s hard to not get that jelly or lemon, not to mention the coconut donuts. The Somerville Times is available every Wednesday at the donut shop. Stop in, get a coffee and few of those delicious donuts, or maybe the real – and we mean real – egg sandwiches, from real eggs.

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Very nice to see Katie McDaid back on the job. We didn’t realize it’s been many months since we saw her last. She’s very nice and in our opinion she’s a total professional and always was in her capacity in the SPD. We are glad she’s back to the job she loves.

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What a great article last week in The Times on our good friend and attorney Edwin Smith of Somerville. A story done by Bill Shelton on Ed and his lovely wife Martha French, who are involved with Habitat for Humanity. Last November, they spent a couple of hot weeks in Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java. They are a great couple. Check out the awesome display on Highland and Sycamore, Martha’s creative touch and her beautiful little museum. We think they make all of us here proud that such great and caring people like Ed and Martha are part of our community. The story is good reading.

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The Annual Meeting of the Somerville High School Scholarship Foundation will be held in the Library at Somerville High School at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, when they will elect Directors to three-year terms. The meeting is for current officers, directors, and members. New members are welcome. For information, contact Noreen Santucci, correspondence secretary, at NFSLEARN@aol.com or at 617-448-0145.

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Somerville is looking for crossing guards. Crossing Guards provide essential public safety by ensuring safe student crossing at intersections along the routes to school. The salary is $37 per day with some incentive bonuses. Uniforms and on-the-job training are provided. Access to a motor vehicle is preferred but not required. Work BOTH mornings and afternoons based on school year calendar. Must pass a pre-employment CORI and drug screen. Applications are available and must be submitted to City Hall Personnel Office, 93 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA 02143 or fax @ 617-666-4426. You can also email resumes to: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov.Inquires can be referred to School Safety Officer Sean Sylvester at 617 625 1600 X7248 or by email: ssylvester@police.somerville.ma.us.

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Non-profit organizations in Somerville are invited to apply for grants from the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF). The TNSF collects donations from faculty and staff at Tufts University throughout the year and then awards small grants to community-based, charitable organizations that serve Tufts’ host communities. All of the TNSF funds go to nonprofit organizations. In this way, TNSF supports not only community organizations but also the work of the many Tufts students, staff, faculty, and alumni who volunteer with them. Interested organizations should contact the Government and Community Relations office at Tufts University at (617) 627-3780 or obtain an application at http://go.tufts.edu/TNSF. Individual grants will be made in amounts ranging from $250 to $2,000. Applications are due by Friday, March 2, and awards will be announced before April.

 

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