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Superintendent Pierantozzi honored

On July 1, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

boa_super_webA citation was issued by Alderman at Large William A. White Jr., and the entire Board and the Mayor at the Board of Aldermen regular meeting on June 25 commending School Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi, who is retiring after ten years of outstanding service to the entire community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Clement basketball camp

On July 1, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

st_clem_camp_webBy Rebecca Danvers

Saint Clement School has announced that it is offering a Metro-Boston basketball summer camp for grades 1 through 10 on the following dates at the High School Gymnasium: Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10 and Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17.

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‘Portrait of an Artist as a Young Poseur’ by Doug Holder

On July 1, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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This July I turn 60 dear readers, so I thought it was time to put out a lyrical memoir of my early years in Boston.  Here is a review by the noted critic, and occasional Off the Shelf guest columnist Dennis Daly.

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Lyrical Somerville – July 1

On July 1, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Somerville poet Richard Wilhelm sent us an excerpt from his lyrical memoir about his childhood in rural New Jersey.

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Somerville High School chosen as PSA Project winner

On June 30, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

“What Happened to Being A Princess” Explores Abuse in Teen Relationships

DA Ryan with PSA Project winner Karis Morales and her cousins Yari and Amilia, who appeared in her winning video. ~Photo courtesy of the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth Inc.

DA Ryan with PSA Project winner Karis Morales and her cousins Yari and Amilia, who appeared in her winning video. ~Photo courtesy of the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth Inc.

Somerville High School has been named the winner of the 7th Annual PSA Project hosted by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc., for an original video highlighting the theme of “I’m Worth More.” Somerville High School freshman Karis Morales was the creator of the winning video, titled What Happened to Being a Princess?

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 22 – June 28

On June 30, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Brian Belew, of 179 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, June 22, 11:24 a.m., arrested at 77 Middlesex Ave. on a charge of larceny over $250.

Sory Diabete, June 24, 11:41 a.m., arrested at 7 Allen St. on a warrant charge of abuse prevention order violation.

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Aida Corredor’s fond farewell party

On June 29, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Parent Liaison at Parent Information Center (PIC) for Somerville Public Schools Aida Corredor recently retired after 20 years. Friends, family, co-workers, and Somerville officials attended her retirement party and showed their appreciation of her and the great work she has done.

 

ArtFarm community meeting to be held July 8

On June 29, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

somervillelogoMayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston invite all interested community members to a public meeting to share a vision for the former Waste Transfer Station on Polar St., near Brickbottom. City representatives will present schematic drawings and a vision based on prior meetings with neighbors and stakeholders. The meeting will be held on Wed., July 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Argenziano School at 290 Washington St. All are welcome. For more information, contact the Somerville Arts Council at 617-625-6600 ext. 2985.

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A taste of Hollywood at On The Hill Tavern

On June 29, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Central Intelligence filming set to begin at On the Hill Tavern. ~Photo by Bobbie Toner

“Central Intelligence” filming set to begin at On the Hill Tavern. — Photo by Bobbie Toner

By Jim Clark

Filming for a major Hollywood movie, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, is taking place from June 28 to July 1 at On the Hill Tavern in Somerville.

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Somerville named 2015 All-America City

On June 28, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

aac_logo_webSomerville one of only 10 nationwide winners; 2015 award recognized City’s support for local youth; All-America City banner to be unfurled at Fireworks on July 2.

The National Civic League announced this week that for the third time since its inception in 1949, the City of Somerville, Massachusetts, is a recipient of the coveted All-America City Award, widely considered one of the most prestigious awards bestowed upon cities. The annual award (aka “the Academy Award for cities”) celebrates and recognizes communities that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges. Somerville is one of only ten winners nationwide, and the only community from New England, to have been selected as a finalist in 2015. Somerville previously won the award in 2009, and 1972.

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