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Motorist catches a few winks on the road

On September 12, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to Broadway last Thursday evening on reports that a driver was nodding off while his car was in motion, going through red lights.

A patrol unit caught up with the vehicle where Broadway intersects with Franklin St., a good distance from where the initial reports were called in.

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somervillelogoAs work continues at the Medford Street Rail Bridge for the Green Line Extension project (GLX), Phase 1 work will require the complete closure of Medford Street, between South Street and Somerville Avenue, on Saturday, September 13, and Sunday, September 14. Vehicle detours are as follows:

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Assembly Station a beacon for our future

On September 12, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

mayor_webBy Joseph A. Curtatone

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

Assembly Station is open. It’s a short four-word sentence, but the story that led to this accomplishment is a novella. And like any great story, there’s a lesson to take away. Assembly shows how we can build a sustainable economy for our city and the entire Commonwealth by investing in transportation and the infrastructure our economy needs to thrive in the 21st century. It also shows that by staying committed—from the grassroots to the governor’s office—that we can achieve a grand shared vision of remaking a forgotten and underutilized corner of our city into an economic hub and thriving neighborhood.

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Riverfest 2014

On September 11, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

riverfest_1_webIn its 7th year, Riverfest is the culmination of a summer of activity at Assembly Row. It celebrates all that is great about the property with live music, art, food, children’s activities and a fireworks show. Riverfest also marks the final installment of ASSEMBLED: The Handmade Arts Market at Assembly Row. In addition to the dozens of handmade artists, Riverfest will also feature plenty of free children’s activities, live music all day long, and fireworks over the Mystic River at 8 p.m.

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Magic Without Tricks

On September 11, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

A New Kind of Salon

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“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” —Roald Dahl

Why is magic making a resurgence in our collective conscience? The quest to perceive, conjure, capture and bottle it is age old. It’s been the provenance of artists and imposters, saints and witches, scientists and charlatans, and all of those looking to enchant, transform, and transcend the realm of reality.

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Letter to the Editor

On September 11, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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

Re: Roche Brothers plans a market for Davis Square, seen in another newspaper

Dear Editor:

This article is very good, and glad to know that there’ll be another market in Davis Square. As a senior, at the beginning of each month, I bunny hop to all of the available markets in Somerville. Those are: Market Basket for dry & frozen products, Stop & Shop, also McKinnon’s and Star Market. I search for all the sales. All of them are great. But it’d be great to have an even wider choice. Some, but not all. Of these stores carry high prices.

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Somerville film screening about Tap Water 101

On September 11, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

tap_water_2Where does your tap water come from? Is tap water better than bottled water?

Join SCATV at The Uniun, 11 Sanborn Court, on Sept. 18 from 7-9 p.m. to learn about the health and economic benefits of drinking local tap water. Somerville Community Access Television is proud to partner with Shape Up Somerville, Mass. Water Resources Authority and the Cambridge Health Alliance on this awareness campaign.

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2014 Somerville High preview and Greater Lawrence stats

On September 11, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Somerville_Football_1The 2014 SHS Football team is very young. 6 returning starters on defense OLB/TE Jr. Captain and GBL All-star Justin Berry, FS JR. Captain and GBL All-star Carls Alphonse, SS Sr. Matt Collins , DT Jr. Carlo Gertin, Jr. OLB/Long-Snapper Dante Gulla, Jr. DE James McCarter.

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Berlin, Seoul, Mexico City, and…Union Square

On September 11, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

shelton_webBy William C. Shelton

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

Audi sponsors a biennial Urban Future Award competition among teams that propose and pursue new ideas about urban mobility. By “mobility,” they mean all the ways that we move around a city.

This year’s finalists are conducting projects in Berlin, Seoul, Mexico City, and Union Square. Longtime Union Square resident Philip Parsons leads the home team, and he invites you to participate in a kickoff event, this Saturday at the Armory.

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Somerville comes together to overcome addiction

On September 10, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Friends and family members of drug abuse victims gathered seek understanding and healing at Somerville Overcoming Addiction’s candlelight vigil held at Somerville High School last week.~Photo by Gabriela C. Martinez.

Friends and family members of drug abuse victims gathered seek understanding and healing at Somerville Overcoming Addiction’s candlelight vigil held at Somerville High School last week. — Photos by Gabriela C. Martinez.

By Gabriela C. Martinez

Somerville Overcoming Addiction (SOA), a grassroots community dedicated to raising awareness about substance abuse, held its First Annual Vigil this past Monday night at Somerville High School. The vigil is one the events to initiate this year’s Recovery Month in Somerville, which is held annually every September.

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