Pokémon Go safety advisory issued

On July 13, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Charles Lane

Chief David Fallon and the Somerville Police Department would like to remind residents who are playing Pokémon Go to please do so safely and responsibly.

The increasingly popular smartphone app allows users to collect Pokémon characters in a simulated virtual world — tapping into the device’s GPS system to tracks where players are throughout the day. To catch Pokémon, users travel to different spots, locating creatures as they move up and down streets, through buildings and into their homes.

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GLX updates presented to MassDOT and MBTA officials

On July 13, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
he long, involved process to finalize funding and construction planes for the Green Line Extension continues as MassDOT and MBTA officials sort out the details with the Federal Transit Administration.

The long, involved process to finalize funding and construction planes for the Green Line Extension continues as MassDOT and MBTA officials sort out the details with the Federal Transit Administration.

By Rebecca Danvers

Andrew Brennan, Director of Environmental Affairs for the MBTA, gave a short Green Line Extension presentation at Monday’s joint meeting of the MassDOT Board and the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board.

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Foundation Kitchen expands

On July 13, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Foundation Kitchen’s second location has just opened at 3 Washington Street in Somerville.

Foundation Kitchen’s second location has just opened at 3 Washington Street in Somerville.

By Amy Swain

Foundation Kitchen has been a successful addition to Somerville since its opening late last year. So successful, in fact, that they just opened a second location. The original location is still at 121 Washington Street, and now just up the block, the second location has opened at 3 Washington. June 30 was the official opening day.

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Somerville Mobile Farmers returns

On July 13, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Kevin Dickinson

The City of Somerville and Shape Up Somerville, in partnership with Groundwork Somerville, announced the return of the Somerville Mobile Farmers’ Market for its sixth season, beginning on Friday, July 8.

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Newstalk – July 13

On July 13, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Join The Somerville Homeless Coalition us for their 15th Annual Pig Pickin’ Benefit for the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Monday, July 25 (rain date: Monday, August 1), 5:00–9:00 p.m. at Redbones, 55 Chester Street in Davis Square. Pig roast with all the fixings plus beer garden and live music. Pig Pickin’ Dinner: $15, pork with 2 sides, biscuit and watermelon.

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Unruly crowd spoils post-4th of July celebration

On July 13, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police were summoned to a Memorial Rd. location shortly after midnight on July 5 in response to reports of a large group of individuals lighting fireworks, and being extremely loud.

Upon arrival, officers spotted approximately 40 people in the area, and many of them began running down Derby St. after they spotted the police.

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Jon Morse of Somerville Alibrandis’ was named Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 27 – July 3.

Jon Morse of Somerville Alibrandis’ was named Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 27 – July 3.

By Yawkee Baseball League

With America’s Birthday shortening the schedule of games the week of June 27 – July 3, there was no shortage of pitching performances deserving of POW notoriety. After some deliberation, the award went to Jon Morse of the Somerville Alibrandis.

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What are garlic scapes?

On July 13, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Just recently I was introduced to garlic scapes. I had heard of them, but wasn’t quite sure what they were. I spoke with a farmer who told me they were the flower bud of the garlic plant. The scapes harvest in late June and early July. By harvesting the scapes it promotes the growth of the garlic bulbs.

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Our View of the Times – July 13

On July 13, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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The city’s Food and Nutrition Services Department is once again engaged in its annual summer meals for Somerville youth program. Kids under the age of 19 can get free meals at various locations throughout the city from now through August 19.

It’s a great way of making sure that the city’s youth get the nutritional support they need, regardless of financial or social standing.

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Somerville Sunsetters 2016

On July 13, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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— 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.  Performances are held Monday through Thursday evenings, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Sunsetters is led by local entertainment specialist and Somerville Youth Arts Coordinator, Jimmy Del Ponte.

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