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Newstalk – August 20

On August 20, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

This Friday night, August 22 (rain date August 23), don’t forget that the Somerville Boxing Club in association with Mayor Curtatone, the Somerville Recreation Department and USA Boxing will be presenting again this year Fight Night at Dilboy. Doors open at 6 p.m., the first bout is at 7 p.m. Admission cost is $20 for adults, $10 youth. Children under 12 are free with paid adult admission. It’s a great time, so mark your calendar. There’s been a lot of controversy online between those in favor of and opposed to kids in boxing. We here at The Times support the Somerville Boxing Club. It’s a great way for kids to learn. Better than the streets.

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The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – August 20

On August 20, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

eagle_webEagle Feathers #59 – Two Guys, A Girl and iRobot

By Bob (Monty) Doherty

The inspiration and genius of Thomas Edison is still alive and well. The first recording of words capturing sound so that you can hear yesterday’s words today was accomplished by Edison. He held over 1,200 American patents in his lifetime.

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~Photos by Donald Norton

— Photos by Donald Norton

By Donald Norton

Recently, the residents of Warren Avenue’ Properzi Manor were treated to a great dinner and a meeting with our present District Attorney Marian Ryan, who attended and was introduced by her Somerville campaign coordinator, Ward Three Alderman Bob McWatters. After a few welcoming remarks, Alderman McWatters introduced Marian, who, by the way, is a neighborhood person herself, raised right around the corner. Some of her relatives still live here. Marian spoke to the crowd and asked for their vote on September 9 in the primary, then she posed with Alderman at Large Jack Connolly, Ward Three Alderman Rob McWatters, and the ladies Mary MacDonald and Betty Mederios, who represents the residences at Warren Avenue. Marian is being received throughout Somerville as one of our own and the first women Middlesex District Attorney from Somerville. She’s a great lady and everyone appreciated her being there.

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Project Star shines again

On August 20, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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 — Photos by Claudia Ferro

Project Star Summer Theatre camps’ production of #No Signal took place on Thursday, August 14 at The West Somerville Neighborhood School.

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Our View of the Times – August 20

On August 20, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

powderhouse_viewThere is a popular saying that everyone has heard: When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. A simplistic view for some, but most of us would agree that there is at least a grain of truth in there.

The city’s gun buyback program that took place this weekend may have nothing to do with gun control law, or the removal of dangerous weapons from the hands of criminals, but the community has been provided with a safe means of disposing of unwanted firearms.

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New arrivals

On August 20, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Donald Norton

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Pictured above is Bobby Potaris and Melissa Gray with their brand new baby girl, Natalia Arie, born recently and who will be taking up residence right here with her parents in Somerville. Now, we spotted bobby already wheeling little Natalia over to Foss Park. Wow, does a few shorts weeks change someone. We think so, and we congratulate them and wish all three the very best.

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One of the first things I noticed while talking with Bridget Galway was the tattoo flowers that tangled their way up the sides of her expressive hands. And then there was the silver hoop earrings with yellow stones—in some ways she is a living piece of installation art. And no wonder… Bridget Galway has always been involved with the arts. She grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and later moved to Provincetown, Mass. In P-Town her mom owned a sandal shop and was a model for the artist Hans Hoffman, and her father was a writer. As a young artist Galway was intimately involved in the arts scene. Later she founded a free arts center in Holyoke, Mass. There she developed innovative art programs for city youth and others. She has designed book covers for a number of poets including Eating Grief at 3A.M. (Muddy River Books) by yours truly and the upcoming On the Wings of Song (Ibbetson Street Press) by Molly Lynn Watt, a memoir in verse that deals with the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s.

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Lyrical Somerville – August 20

On August 20, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Local poet Patrick Lennon had a vision of beauty. And as we all know beauty is truth and truth is beauty.

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By Sangwoo Kim

For those Somerville and its neighborhoods’ residents, I would like to take this time to introduce a great local artistic and cultural institution that resides among us. While it is true that Boston is full of places where people can swing by for cultural and artistic events, I wasn’t sure if this was the case for Somerville.

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race to rowThe Somerville Road Runners  announced that the second annual Race to the Row 5k will take place Sunday, Aug. 24, at Assembly Row in Somerville’s Assembly Square District. The race through Somerville’s newest neighborhood will provide a tour of the new outlets, apartments, restaurants, T station and courtyard at Assembly Row. Running around and through the development and along the Mystic River, the race will end with a free, outdoor pizza party and the opportunity for participants to have a front row view of the recently opened development.

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