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On July 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. The half-hour news show has as its mission to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues and information impacting Somerville residents.

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Flash floods in Somerville

On July 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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— Photos by Bob Trane

Wednesday’s rain caused flash flooding throughout the city. Here are some photos of  Hooker Ave at Garrison Ave. during the afternoon storm.

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Mayor Curtatone voiced strong opposition to the Board of Alderman plan for campaign finance reform, suggesting that he would veto the law if necessary.

Mayor Curtatone voiced strong opposition to the Board of Alderman plan for campaign finance reform, suggesting that he would veto the law if necessary.

By Jim Clark

The Board of Alderman voted on a long-discussed law that would limit campaign contributions by property developers to $250, compared to the current limit of $500, at last week’s general meeting on Thursday. The law affects those who develop 10,000 square feet or more in the city.

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Last Thursday’s public meeting held by the MBTA allowed GLX project team members and concerned citizens review and discuss the impact of the Equivalent Facilitation request. ~Photos by Douglas Yu

Last Thursday’s public meeting held by the MBTA allowed GLX project team members and concerned citizens review and discuss the impact of the Equivalent Facilitation request. — Photos by Douglas Yu

By Douglas Yu

In order to apply for funding for a Full Funding Grant Agreement with Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the GLX project team requested an Equivalent Facilitation that aims to permit the development of improvements in vehicle, facility, or equipment design that provides for equal or greater accessibility.

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East Somerville pride gathers for reunion

On July 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

 

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By Donald Norton

Those of us who grew up in East Somerville back in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s certainly feel the pride we take in our various neighborhoods there. From Charlestown line to McGrath Highway, it was not merely just another section of Somerville, it was a close knit community and still is, which makes it unique to other sections of our city.

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Newstalk – July 16

On July 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

This Friday and Saturday is the annual Arts Beat Festival 2014. ArtBeat is a massive arts hootenanny, with a slew of bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food and visual arts. This year’s theme is HATCH, so expect to see creativity hatching galore. Decorate an egg and pop it in the Hatch-O-Matic contraption. Check out the newly born MUSCRAT art bus. Behold recently hatched creatures including a baby alligator! $3 donation requested. Friday night: 6-10 p.m., Sat: 11 a.m-6 p.m. For the full schedule and descriptions: http://somervilleartscouncil.org/artbeat/2014/schedule.

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Some ideas for preventing gentrification in Union Sq.

On July 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors of those commentaries and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

A Boston Globe op-ed from July 1 claimed that “at heart, Somerville’s Union Square redevelopment is an anti-gentrification plan. The only way to moderate spiking rents is to build more.” Unfortunately, the redevelopment itself is not an anti-gentrification plan. It will take strong community involvement and proactive anti-displacement measures to make it one.

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Alibrandis edge South End

On July 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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Last Thursday night, the Somerville Alibrandis defeated the South End Astros 4-3 at Jim Rice Field in Roxbury. The victory moved the Alibrandis to 15-7-1. As of Sunday, Somerville trailed Stoneham and Revere in the Ted Williams Division of the Yawkey Baseball League.

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Our View of the Times – July 16

On July 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

powderhouse_viewThe process of finding a replacement for our outgoing Chief of Police has been quite an undertaking. From a “nationwide search” – yielding four New Englanders as final contenders, as it happens – to a thorough vetting process involving city officials and the general public, we have before us now two finalists who are excellent candidates for the position.

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She almost got her money back

On July 16, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to a Bow St. location last Friday in response to reports of a dispute in progress.

Upon arrival, they were met by two men, both alleged victims of assault by a woman, Cheryl Pederson, 39, who was described as the girlfriend of one of the men and a friend of the other.

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