The city’s resolution asks the Department of Homeland Security to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program until 2019. ~Photo by Claudia Ferro

By Jordan Deschenes

The Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution last week that called for the Department of Homeland Security to ensure the extension the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program until 2019.

The document stated that the TPS program is “very much at risk” as in the wake of the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement policies.

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West Nile Virus Risk in Somerville Elevated to Moderate

On July 19, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is warning residents in the area to take precautions against getting mosquito bites and to learn preventative techniques for avoiding them.

From the City of Somerville Health and Human Services Department

According to information provided by the City of Somerville, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting that mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus, a potentially serious disease spread by mosquito bites, have been found in Cambridge, Boston, and Belmont so far this season.

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A new mural for Assembly Row

On July 19, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The new mural that graces the walls at Assembly Row’s FITRow is a true creative tour de force and a labor of love by local artist, Jessica Meuse.

By Jim Clark

Somerville based artist Jessica Meuse has lent her skills and talent to the creation of a dazzling new mural, now on display at Assembly Row’s FITRow.

Meuse was awarded a $20,000 commission to design and execute the three-story mural, which was completed over the course of seven days.

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Newstalk – July 19

On July 19, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Elio LoRusso, who is a candidate in Ward 1 for alderman, is having his campaign kickoff on Tuesday, August 8, at Casey’s on Lower Broadway from 5:30 p.m. on. It’s a campaign kickoff and fundraiser.

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Bob McWatters meet and greet

On July 19, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Ward 3 Alderman Bob McWatters held a meet and greet session at Faulkner Towers last Saturday.

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Rep. Barber votes for FY18 budget, rejects MassHealth cuts

On July 19, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

From the Office of  State Rep Christine P. Barber 

State Representative Christine P. Barber of Somerville and Medford voted last week to enact a $40.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 that includes funding for schools and local aid, key community programs, and a number of critical local projects.

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True Bistro

On July 19, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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Located at the corner of Broadway and Curtis Street, this upscale bistro has graced Teele Square for the past seven years. The dining room features large windows inviting much natural light into the dining area showing off the white textured walls of brick and smooth surfaces as well as the old fashioned tin ceiling. The blending of contemporary with some of the original characters of the space gives a unique style to this space.

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Our View of the Times – July 19

On July 19, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The City of Somerville’s Board of Alderman recently passed a resolution supporting the extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a form of immigration status that provides employment authorization and protection from deportation for foreign nationals who cannot be safely returned to their home countries.

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City honors Somerville Youth Softball teams

On July 19, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Somerville Youth Softball 12U Division Tornadoes and the 10U Division Cyclones each received citations from the Somerville Board of Aldermen last week.

By Rebecca Danvers

Two Somerville Youth Softball teams received citations of merit from the city at the latest regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

Both the 12U Division Tornadoes and the 10U Division Cyclones players attended the meeting and were presented with their official citations.

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Interview with Somerville Poet David Blair

On July 19, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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Author of the poetry collection ‘Arsonville’
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David Blair is a poet who is firmly rooted in Somerville, and on any given day you may see him walking the streets of our very walker-friendly city, closely observing, taking in the sights – and pondering his next poem.

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