Fast and Furriest 5K

On May 26, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Claudia Ferro

Sunday, May 22, at Sylvester Baxter Park at Assembly Row in Somerville, marked the exciting debut of a new family-friendly spring fundraiser, the Fast and Furriest 5K – Run, Walk, Wag for MSPCA–Angell. This new community event, which combined the interests of past Walk for Animals and Run Fur Fun participants, included a timed 5K fun run, a shorter walk, and a “Ducky Dash” kids’ fun run – each including canines, of course. The run and walk was followed by activities, vendor booths, food, contests, and entertainment for the whole family. All funds raised go to benefit all the animals served by the MSPCA–Angell in its adoption centers, hospitals, and programs.

 

A regular hipster in the city

On May 26, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Doug Holder

A regular hipster in Union Square reading The Somerville Times. The gentleman, 42 years old, said he is a little old for the designated hipster label. He also told me that he loves Somerville, but like many he had to leave because of affordability issues. He still revisits Somerville on a regular basis. This is just one of the many stories in the “Paris of New England.”

 

Kmart shopper just being stupid

On May 26, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
By Jim Clark

Loss prevention agents from the Kmart store at Middlesex Ave. contacted Somerville police on Sunday, informing them that they had two suspicious individuals under observation, suspected of shoplifting.

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Devastating fire brings out the best in Somerville

On May 26, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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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)

Somerville displays its best qualities under the worst circumstances.
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I noticed it the night of May 5, when a fire raced through a row of homes in East Somerville and drove more than 50 people from 15 households into the street. As the buildings burned, our community moved equally fast to provide a safe landing place for the suddenly homeless victims.

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Somerville rocked once again

On May 25, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photo by Claudia Ferro

Somerville Youth Arts Coordinator, Jimmy Del Ponte, presented the 2016 Somerville Rocks! youth talent show on Friday, May 2o at the Somerville High School Auditorium. Somerville Rocks! provides an opportunity for Somerville youth, ages 12 and older, to polish performance art and talents with twice-weekly rehearsals with performer and musician Jimmy Del Ponte. The concert featured Somerville youth bands, soloists, comedians, and other talented young residents.

 

School Committee reports on transgender use of restrooms

On May 25, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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By Jim Clark

At the latest regular meeting of the City of Somerville School Committee on May 16, Superintendent of Schools Mary Skipper was queried by Committee Vice Chair Paul Bockelman for an update on the city’s policy regarding transgender use of school restrooms.

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Heroes Salute ‘A City Remembers’

On May 25, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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By Donald Norton
This past Saturday, May 21, Mayor Joe Curtatone and the Office of Veterans Services held a special ceremony at the Somerville High School Centennial Auditorium, 2016 Somerville Heroes Salute “A City Remembers.”

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Local company organizes for foster kids

On May 25, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
ECOlogic and Together We Rise worked together to get some nice new bicycles to several local foster kids.

ECOlogic and Together We Rise worked together to get some nice new bicycles to several local foster kids.

By Louise Carpenter

One local company recently found a way to make their employee teambuilding day mean more than just time out of the office.

ECOlogic, a local cleaning company, decided that they would partner with Together We Rise, a national non-profit focused on supporting kids and young adults in foster care, and as a team put together 37 bikes in one day.

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Newstalk – May 25

On May 25, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Don’t forget good guy and friend to many here in the city, Alderman at Large and President of the Board Bill White is having a fundraiser on Thursday, June 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Cantina La Mexicana in Union Square. We’re very lucky to have Bill on the Board of Alderman. He’s one of the smartest and most forward thinking aldermen. He is currently in his fourth year as President of the Board of Alderman. You know you’re good when your colleagues on the Board keep voting for you every year for the office of President. Not in our lifetime has that accomplishment ever been made.

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Porchfest 2016

On May 25, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Claudia Ferro and Kevin Dickinson