‘Wonder Woman’ defeats the box office

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

Gal Gadot Stars as everyone’s super-Amazon, “Wonder Woman,” now playing at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.

By Dre Joseph

When she was first sketched on a blank page, it was 1940, the dark days of the Second World War. A year later she made her first appearance in All Star Comics. Little boys liked her because she was strong – and half-naked. Little girls liked her because she was pretty.

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The Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence on Highland Avenue were chosen among over 500 applicants to be one of 100 charities to receive a grant of $100,000 as part of this year’s Cumming Foundation 100K for 100 programs.

The Sisters are thrilled about this generous gift, as it will help them in continuing their mission of serving the Elderly Poor of the Greater Boston area.

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London-born Ghanaian, now US citizen, Andrew.

Andrew: late 30s, shaved head and a goatee, is a London-born Ghanaian – tall, powerful looking, broad-shouldered, with an exuberant, gap toothed smile – who became a US citizen in 2010.

At Andrew’s invitation, I am at his apartment for the Super Bowl, eating Haitian Creole goat from a Union Square restaurant, drinking red wine, and enjoying Andrew’s enthusiasm whenever he jumps up from the couch to yell in exasperation or triumph. Opposite his large screen TV, two framed black and white photos, of scenes from Boston and New York City, hang on the wall over his leather sectional couch. Andrew has lived in Boston since 2007 and is a Patriots fan.

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SHS CTE Program

On June 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
timesphoto's freshman SHS carpentry class album on Photobucket

~Photos by Claudia Ferro

Last Friday, the incoming freshman class was introduced to their carpentry program at SHS, lead by teachers Mario Sousa and Robert Day.

 

‘Minimally acceptable zoning’

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

By Katie Gradowski

(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)

Union Square zoning passed in a 12:05 a.m, 9-to-1 vote on June 9th. The vote ended a process that started nearly a year ago, including back-to-back midnight sessions over the previous two weeks as the BOA struggled to meet the covenant deadline. Now signed, US2 can begin the MEPA process and apply for a Coordinated Special Development Permit under the new zoning.

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Bad plastic didn’t pass smell test

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

By Jim Clark

Police officers responded to the Citizens Bank at 40 Union Square last Thursday on a report of a woman trying to use a stolen credit card.

Upon arrival, the officers approached the suspect, later identified as Jeddasia Warner, of New Bedford, standing at the bank teller window. She was pointed out to police by an employee of the bank.

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Proposed near-level service budget prepares us for the future

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

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)

As Somerville celebrates its 175th anniversary and looks back at its industrial past, we are preparing for a people-centric future – one that brings us closer to the goals laid out in our community-made 20-year SomerVision comprehensive plan. Important projects such as the Green Line, Union Square, Assembly Row, and neighborhood planning continue to move forward. To make progress on this scale, we need to make sure our municipal finances are sound, and as we prepare our fiscal year 2018 budget, we’re in good shape.

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Bunker Hill Day 2017

On June 21, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
timesphoto's Bunker Hill Day album on Photobucket

By Donald Norton

The annual Bunker Hill Day ceremony was held last Saturday, June 17, to commemorate the battle on that day in 1775. In that time Somerville was a part of Charlestown, and since the early 1800’s the communities have celebrated this holiday.

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Somerville’s proposed FY18 budget

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

The proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the City of Somerville has been submitted to the Board of Alderman Finance Committee for review, debate and revision, continuing through Thursday evening.

By Jordan Deschenes

With three months remaining until the end of the current financial year, Mayor Joseph Curtatone has presented his 2018 budget for consideration. As a conservative and “near level-service” budget, the proposal calls for few new long-term financial investments. In the midst of a twenty-year commitment to the SomerVision Comprehensive Plan and unavoidable infrastructure improvements, the mayor’s proposition is certainly reflective of such vital obligations.

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Joe’s Jazz and Blues Festival

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

The 2017 edition of Joe’s Jazz and Blues Festival entertained appreciative attendees at Powderhouse Park this weekend.

By Fiona Sharp

On Saturday, June 17, Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest was held in Somerville’s Powderhouse Park. This annual event was started by Mayor Joe Curatone, who played trumpet in the Somerville High School Jazz Band.

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