Mayor Joseph Curtatone’s brother, 43-year-old Cosmo Curtatone, will be in Malden District Court Thursday morning for a dangerousness hearing stemming from charges he assaulted and attempted to rape a women well known to him earlier this month.  According to police, the woman has already taken out more than a dozen restraining orders against him.

Curtatone was arrested on a warrant April 8 in Somerville for the incidents the victim alleges occurred at her Everett apartment April 3, which she reported to police April 5. He is also accused of assault and larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing the woman’s phone and wallet and then using her EBT card.

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Farewell to fossil-fuel investments?

On March 5, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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By David R. Smith

129 concerned registered voters have weighed in on the issue of divestment from the fossil fuel industry as part of the city’s pension fund by signing a petition asking the Board of Aldermen to act on the matter.

129 concerned registered voters have weighed in on the issue of divestment from the fossil fuel industry as part of the city’s pension fund by signing a petition asking the Board of Aldermen to act on the matter.

A special meeting of the Board of Aldermen will be held at City Hall at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13, to hold a public hearing on a petition signed by 129 registered voters asking the city’s pension fund to divest from any investments tied to the fossil fuel industry.

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Olympic bobsledders have roots in Somerville

On February 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Steve and Chris Langton are representing Somerville as well as TeamUSA at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Steve and Chris Langton are representing Somerville as well as TeamUSA at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

By Nidhi Mathson

If you caught the two-man bobsled race in the Sochi Winter Olympics this past weekend, you may have seen Steve Langton, on Steven Holcomb’s team, representing the United States. His brother Christopher Langton is also at the Olympics as an alternate for TeamUSA. What you may not know is that both Steve and Chris Langton are former employees of Langton & Douglas, a contracting company in Somerville.

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By Douglas Yu


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While the Green Line Extension project is on its way to connecting Lechmere Station and Union Square, some long-term Somerville residents are concerned they might be pushed out of the neighborhood they love.

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Urban Agriculture Ambassador program seeks applicants

On February 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Urban farming enthusiasts of all ages are being sought for Green City Growers’ 2014 Urban Agriculture Ambassador program set to commence this spring.

Urban farming enthusiasts of all ages are being sought for Green City Growers’ 2014 Urban Agriculture Ambassador program set to commence this spring.

By Somerville Times Staff

The city of Somerville and Green City Growers, a Somerville-based urban agriculture company, are seeking applicants for the 2014 Urban Agriculture Ambassador program, a community-based food education initiative. The program, which started as a pilot in 2013, will train 20 residents in urban-growing techniques in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer service in garden projects across the city.

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Our View of the Times – February 19

On February 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

powderhouse_viewTufts needs to commit to specifics with how it will use the building proposed to replace the Powder House School on Broadway.

In the second of a series of public meetings last week seeking community input on the building and how the open space near the site and the Tufts Administration Building (TAB) behind the current school on Holland will be designed and what recreational features will be included, a representative from Tufts said the university wanted to maintain flexibility with how it will use the new building.

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Women Musicians Network 17th annual concert, March 5

On February 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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Lucy Holstedt, my neighbor and friend on School St. in Somerville puts on this great musical event in Boston every year. Here is an article by her husband Kirk Etherton, who also helps with this festive occasion.

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Somerville Lyrical – February 19

On February 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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Somerville Poet Afaa Michael Weaver is a two- time  Pushcart Prize-winner and an English professor at Simmons College. His poem “American Income” was recently republished in The New York Times.

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A Somerville man employed by the Cambridge Health Alliance as a uniformed special police officer in its public safety department was arraigned Friday, Jan. 31, on drug charges after allegedly selling cocaine to an undercover officer.

William Kelly, 32, was arraigned in Somerville District Court following his arrest Jan. 30 and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of cocaine. Somerville District Court Judge Maurice Flynn set bail at $1,000 and ordered Kelly not to leave the state.

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Body found in Norwood ID’d as Somerville man

On January 31, 2014, in Latest News, by David Smith

Authorities have been able to identify the man found dead behind the Coakley Middle School in Norwood late last night.

The man, Vincent Lalli, age 66, was reported missing to the Somerville Police Department earlier this week, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey and Norwood Police Chief William G. Brooks, III. The identification was made through fingerprint analysis. He was last seen a week ago.

Norwood Police Detectives, Massachusetts State Police Detectives attached to Morrissey’s office, State Police Crime Scene Services and other agencies continue to actively investigate. Anyone with any information relative to Lalli’s recent activities is urged to contact the Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2121

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