Licensed to smoke, but unfit to drive

On December 8, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Grand Union Boulevard and Mystic Avenue last week on reports of a male passed out behind the wheel in a stopped vehicle.

Upon arrival, the officers spoke with a Boston Fire Engine Company that was on routine patrol and was flagged down by concerned citizens. The Firefighters said it took them numerous attempts to wake up the driver.

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Data Download with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

On December 8, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Joseph A. Curtatone

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

Taking a closer look at this month’s notable city data.

8: That’s the percent of Somerville High School students who reported taking part in binge alcohol use (consuming 5 or more drinks in a row within a couple hours) on a recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered by the Massachusetts Department of Education. While this figure shows a significant decline from the 21 percent of students who reported binge drinking to the same degree in 2006, it proves there is still work to be done to ensure our youth are engaging in safe and productive behavior.

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2016 Christmas Tree lighting

On December 7, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
timesphoto's Somerville Tree lighting album on Photobucket

~Photos by Claudia Ferro

The annual Christmas Tree lighting started the 2016 holiday festivities on Thursday, December 1, followed by a meet and greet with Santa Claus in the Somerville High School Highlander Café.

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Somerville declares Snow Emergency effective 3 p.m. today

On January 21, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

snowpowderhouseUpdated:The City of Somerville and Somerville Public Schools have announced that due to weather predictions for Tuesday, Jan. 21, all school activities after 6 p.m. and all public meetings for Tuesday evening have been cancelled, and Somerville Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 22.  If you have questions or need any additional information, call 311.

In accordance with the City’s Snow Emergency Procedures, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has declared a snow emergency for the City of Somerville will go into effect at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21.  During snow emergencies, parking is allowed on the odd-numbered side of the street only (unless otherwise posted).  Cars not moved by 7 p.m. Tuesday evening will be subject to ticketing and towing.  Residents unable to find a parking space on the odd-numbered side of the street may park in any municipal or school parking lot for the duration of the emergency.  Full snow emergency and snow removal policies may be found on the city’s website at www.somervillema.gov/snow

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Remembering, honoring ‘Mr. Murph’

On January 15, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Friends and family of Lorne A. Murphy, known as “Mr. Murph,” attended a ceremony in his honor prior to the Somerville-Malden game at the Brune Field House Jan. 10.

Friends and family of Lorne A. Murphy, known as “Mr. Murph,” attended a ceremony in his honor prior to the Somerville-Malden game at the Brune Field House Jan. 10.

By David R. Smith

Hugs and handshakes may not be an uncommon site after a well-played game, but plenty of both could be seen at the Brune Field House well before the tip-off of the Highlander boys basketball game against Malden this past Friday night.

“This is like a reunion,” one woman could be overhead saying, and she wasn’t wrong.

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