Lyrical Somerville – April 26

On April 26, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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Somerville poet Anna M. Warrock writes The Times: “The title of my new book, From the Other Room, comes from a dream. That poem relates only part of the dream. Once I began to follow the characters and give them text and a description, the poem took on its own life. The book won the annual Slate Roof Press Chapbook Award (www.SlateRoofPress.com). This is also a dream poem and the first poem in the book. Dreams are very flexible. For me, tuning in to their suggestive nature is a fruitful stimulus for writing.”

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Author Mimi Graney of Fluff fame visits Greater Somerville

On April 25, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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Author Mimi Graney, while on her book tour in the region, spoke with host Joe Lynch on Greater Somerville this week. All things Fluff and more.

 

Somerville Police Crime Log April 17 – April 22

On April 25, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Arrests:
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Roderick St. Rose, of 24 Albany St., Cambridge, April 17, 11:56 a.m., arrested at Elm St. on charges of larceny over $250 and conspiracy.

Joao Bairos, of 17 Indiana Ave., April 20, 2:40 p.m., arrested at Broadway on charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked registration.

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Winter Hill Playground Community Meeting

On April 24, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Please join the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, and Ward 4 Alderman Tony Lafuente, for the fourth in a series of community meetings to discuss upcoming renovations to the Winter Hill School Yard, on Wednesday, April 26, beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Winter Hill Community Innovation School cafeteria, entrance on the Medford St. side. City staff will present the new school yard design and an update on field construction. Information from previous meetings is available at www.somervillema.gov/winterhill.

 

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In honor of Earth Day 2017, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the City’s SustainaVille initiative invite all to the first ever SustainaVille Week celebrating sustainability and the environment. The full seven days of programming ranges from outdoor family fun to informative events. Highlights include the Tiny Great Outdoors Festival, the annual Spring Cleanup and BBQ, environmental story time, a discussion on Somerville’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050 (and how you can help), and an opportunity to experience what it’s like to take part in climate talks at the United Nations. Events kicked off on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, and run through Friday, April 28. See the full schedule below.

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‘Well Being of Somerville: Health Across the Life Stages’

On April 23, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Lisa Brukilacchio

On Thursday, April 27, The Somerville Community Health Agenda, an innovative partnership between Cambridge Health Alliance, the Somerville Health Department and the community that works collaboratively to improve the health of Somerville, invite residents to an evening focused on the well being of the community at Winter Hill Community Innovation School Cafeteria, 115 Sycamore Street, in Somerville. A light meal will be available starting at 5:45pm. From 6 – 8pm, there will be a brief presentation of data gathered in partnership with the Institute of Community Health. Community members will have opportunities to provide input and insights on issues impacting the health and well being across the life stages and to help prioritize recommendations to improve the health residents in Somerville.

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Seen at the March for Science

On April 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By William C. Shelton

On Saturday, people marched on six continents and in 600 cities in support of science. One of those cities was Boston. The following are from signs seen on the Boston Common.

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Somerville teen poets advance to statewide poetry tournament

On April 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

“Louder Than a Bomb Massachusetts” youth poetry slam continues, April 25 – May 6

Teen poets from Somerville’s Books of Hope soared to success last weekend, earning a top spot in preliminary rounds of the sixth annual Louder Than A Bomb Massachusetts Youth Poetry Slam Festival (LTAB) on April 8 and 9. This Tuesday, Books of Hope poets will compete in the semifinal rounds where youth poets from the top 16 of the tournament’s 40 teams will perform their original poetry for a chance at the flagship finals event on May 6.

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Somerville Spring Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday, April 22

On April 21, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Community BBQ with family friendly activities including a spring egg hunt to be held at Blessing of the Bay Boat House following cleanup at noon with partners Groundwork Somerville & Comcast Cares

Join the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville, and Comcast Cares for the annual Spring Cleanup and Community Barbecue on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A rain date has been set for Saturday, April 29. All participants are invited to meet at the Blessing of the Bay Boat House on Shore Drive, at 9 a.m. for breakfast and coffee before setting out to your ward (note that coffee and breakfast will not be served at each ward.)

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A world without jobs

On April 21, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Conclusion:  Anticipating the future

By William C. Shelton

(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)

 

I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.

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