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Somerville High Auditorium has a new look

On October 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The repairs at Somerville High School’s auditorium are breathtaking ~Photos by Donald Norton

The repairs at Somerville High School’s auditorium are breathtaking. — Photos by Donald Norton

By Donald F. Norton

The Somerville High Auditorium is done and ready for use, after repairs were made for the damage that was done in 2012.

In January of this year, the Board of Aldermen authorized the city to borrow $2.6 million to renovate the Somerville High School auditorium, kitchen and cafeteria. All of these areas had been damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The amount was later increased to $3,090,000 in July. Some of that money used will come from an insurance claim to help pay for damages.

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The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – October 29

On October 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

eagle_webEagle Feathers #64 – On Guard!

By Bob (Monty) Doherty

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Olympia was her name … fencing was her game … and acting was her fame.

Her immigrant mother and father came to America from Greece and named her after the fields of Olympia, the site of the ancient games. As a young girl, she grew up in the tough ethnic neighborhoods of Lowell and Somerville and learned to be a scrapper while living here before, during, and after World War II.

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somervillelogoA unique advocacy and arts program featuring presentations by leading disability advocates, performances by talented poets with disabilities, and a demonstration of new technology that aids accessibility will celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Somerville.

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Local veteran attends Patriots Football Skills Camp

On October 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

U.S. Army Veteran Frank Ellis sprints onto the field at Gillette Stadium for a running drill. He is joined by U.S. Air Force Veteran Paul O’Connor of Raynham, MA.

U.S. Army Veteran Frank Ellis sprints onto the field at Gillette Stadium for a running drill. He is joined by U.S. Air Force Veteran Paul O’Connor of Raynham, MA.

By Tom Bannister

Frank Ellis of Somerville spent a dream day at Gillette Stadium working on his football skills with New England Patriots alumni while being cheered on by Patriots mascot Pat Patriot and New England Patriots cheerleaders, all courtesy of CVS Health.

In a salute to some of the men and women across New England who have served our country, CVS Health and the New England Patriots teamed up to host the third annual CVS Health/New England Patriots Football Skills Camp for Veterans.

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‘City of Eternal Spring’ by Afaa Michael Weaver

On October 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Paige Shippie, one of our talented students at Endicott College, took on the challenging task to review poet Afaa Michael Weaver’s new collection of poetry City of Eternal Spring. Weaver recently won the Kingsley Tufts Award in Poetry.

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Lyrical Somerville – October 29

On October 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Bagel Bard Dona Stein writes: “After a Stegner Fellowship in Poetry at Stanford University and some years in California teaching, writing, and publishing, I lived in Colorado also teaching, writing, and publishing, but also producing and hosting a radio program, The Poetry Show on KRFC FM in Fort Collins, Colorado. My most recent poetry collection is Alice in Deutschland.”

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The second of two job fairs this year, hosted by Somerville’s First Source Jobs Initiative, will be held on Wednesday, October 29, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Somerville Hospital Campus (230 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA). This is an opportunity to connect Somerville residents to local jobs. Job seekers who live, work or study in Somerville, or have been displaced within a year, are encouraged to attend.

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Somerville Police Crime Log October 20 – October 27

On October 28, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Shawn Frederick, of 7 Vine St., Medford, October 20, 2:37 p.m., arrested at 175 Fellsway on a warrant charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Patrick Scully, of 394 Broadway, October 20, 4:04 p.m., arrested at 300 Alewife Brook Pkwy. on a warrant charge of uninsured motor vehicle or trailer.

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Halloween Safety Tips

On October 28, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

halloweenThe Somerville Police Department will once again join forces with the Somerville Auxiliary Police and School Crossing Guards on Friday, October 31, Halloween evening, to help make a safe and fun filled evening for Somerville Trick-or-Treaters.

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Shooting on Otis St.

On October 27, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

UPDATE:

A shooting on Otis St. was reported to have taken place at approximately 8:00 p.m. Monday evening.

A 25-year-old man was reportedly shot in the arm and taken by ambulance to Mass General hospital. The wound is said to not be life-threatening.

Witnesses have reported that four or five shots were heard, but it was not known if the victim was the intended target.

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