Book a Sunsetters in Your Neighborhood this Summer!

On May 21, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
~Photo by Claudia Ferro

~Photo by Claudia Ferro

The Somerville Sunsetters are coming to a street near you! The Sunsetters, a traveling youth performance troupe that performs classic show tunes and modern musicals in Somerville neighborhoods throughout July and August, is now booking shows for the summer 2016 season. Residents interested in hosting a performance in your neighborhood should contact Jackie Rossetti at 617-625-6600 ext. 2614, or JRossetti@somervillema.gov. Performances are held Monday through Thursday evenings, 7 to 8 p.m., in July and August. Some blackout dates apply. Performance slots fill up quickly, so book yours today!

 

 

 

What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

On May 21, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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New indoor turf in town

This spring, the Founders Memorial Ice Rink has a new look. The winter surface has been replaced with artificial turf. More than $67,000 was spent to install the temporary turf that will add field space for the spring and summer months.

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Are you interested in learning more about the proposed rebuilding of Somerville High School? Join the Somerville High School Building Committee (SBC) and Mayor Curtatone at the May 23, SBC meeting to hear about the proposed option, “4b,” its current design, and additional options being discussed.

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Union Square Farmers Market Opens

On May 20, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Donald Norton and Kevin Dickinson

Saturday, May 14, marked the Somerville Union Square Farmers Market’s opening day and to coincide with the start of the season, neighborhood eateries and businesses offered specialty items and goods where a percentage of sales were donated to the Union Square Farmer’s Market SNAP Match program.

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Annual COA Nutrition Fair

On May 20, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Claudia Ferro

A Nutrition Fair was held Thursday, May 12 at the Council On Aging’s Holland Street Center from. Health screenings, food demonstrations, healthy eating tips and more was offered. A healthy lunch was offered after the fair.

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Green Line gets green light

On May 20, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Mayor 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)

The Green Line Extension (GLX) is alive because you wouldn’t have it any other way.

Your overwhelming support for the project—for years—made all the difference last week. On May 9, your collective voices helped convince the MassDOT Board of Directors and the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board to pull it out of the fire. The boards voted unanimously to build the GLX. The stations may be leaner, and the Community Path shorter than we’d hoped. But every stop on the project through College Ave. is a go. Let me say that again: the GLX is a go.

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The Veterans’ Commission on Monuments, Memorials and Dedications, in cooperation with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Department of Veterans Services, announce Somerville’s 2nd annual “Heroes Salute” Ceremony, inducting nine Somerville veterans to the city’s ”Heroes Square” program. The Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 11 a.m., at the Somerville High School Auditorium, in conjunction with national Armed Forces Day.

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City of Somerville abandoned bike sale

On May 19, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Donald Norton

On Saturday, May 14 the City of Somerville held a yard sale of sorts at the former Powderhouse Community School featuring over 100 abandoned bikes. A lot of the bikes were not in great shape, but could be good bargains for anyone skilled in bike repair.

 

Tiny Tall Ships Festival

On May 19, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Kevin Dickinson

The Tiny Tall Ships Festival sailed into Somerville’s Union Square on Saturday. The festival celebrated everything tiny and nautical for people of all ages. Small ships, sea monsters and other floating sculptures bobbed in kiddie pools spread across Union Square.

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Discover new and live music at PorchFest

On May 19, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
PorchFest 2016 is coming to a stoop or balcony near you this coming weekend.

PorchFest 2016 is coming to a stoop or balcony near you this coming weekend.

By Kelly Anderson 

If you are looking for free live music this weekend, you may not have to look further than your neighbor’s front porch.

Somerville’s annual PorchFest is returning on Saturday, May 21. Musicians and bands will perform all afternoon on porches, stoops and in yards for passersby to stop and enjoy. The porch is a classic American venue for neighbors to strum a guitar, and PorchFest aims to multiply that experience by the dozen.

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