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The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – April 15

On April 15, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Eagle Feathers #76 – Somerville Sweets

By Bob (Monty) Doherty

Through the years of Somerville’s existence, she has had a sweet tooth; and some of her natives have made their fortune trying to fill it. Sugar and spice and everything nice were the products of Rufus Stickney of Winter Hill. Rufus is long gone, but in his name, the Stickney & Poor Spice Company lives on. It is the oldest spice company in the nation. It opened in 1815 and begins its third century this year.

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Our View Of The Times – April 15

On April 15, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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It’s not just another three-day weekend, folks. It’s a huge part of our national – and regional – heritage.

Patriots’ Day was established over 100 years ago to commemorate the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. Re-enactments are staged and speeches are given, and a generally festive air of patriotic zeal pervades.

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2015 Sunsetters auditions to be held May 7

On April 15, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

sunsetter_auditions_webCalling all Somerville youth! The city is seeking talented, energetic and music-loving teens between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the historic Somerville Sunsetters for summer 2015. The Sunsetters is a traveling performance troupe that performs classic show tunes and modern musicals in Somerville neighborhoods throughout July and August.

The Sunsetters is led by local entertainment specialist and Somerville Youth Arts Coordinator, Jimmy Del Ponte.

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‘Somerville Neighborhood News’ Director to leave position

On April 15, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Jane Regan.

Jane Regan, founding News Director of Somerville Neighborhood News, will be leaving her position in May to pursue other journalism opportunities.  The staff and volunteers are sorry to lose Regan’s outstanding contributions to Somerville Neighborhood News.

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‘Week of the Young Child’ now underway

On April 15, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

child_week_webBy Tom Bannister

Hundreds of pre-Kindergarten students from around the city and their teachers and families joined local dignitaries and early education leaders from around the state at Somerville’s City Hall on Tuesday morning for a special one-hour event highlighting the Week of the Young Child.

The event provided some of Somerville’s youngest residents the opportunity to sing, tour various city hall offices to learn about city management, participate in a civic engagement activity, and be part of a proclamation reading by Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone.

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I remember years ago meeting with January O’Neil, and the founder of the Mass. Poetry Festival, Mike Ansara, at the home of my friend Paul Stone in Cambridge. Paul Stone was the Creative Director of W.B. Mason, and I thought bringing someone experienced in advertising would be a good idea. I don’t know how much (or if anything) was taken from that seminal meeting, but there is no doubt that the Mass. Poetry Festival is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Over the years many Somerville poets have been presenters at the festival, and this year is no exception. Offhand, I can think of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Lloyd Schwartz and Somerville Poet Laureate Nicole Terez Dutton. I caught up with O’Neil, who is a professor of English at Salem State University, one of the many hats that she wears, and wears well. The festival will take place in Salem, Mass. from May 1 to May 3. For further details go to: http://masspoetry.org.

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Lyrical Somerville – April 15

On April 15, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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To hell with fried clams; I’ll have the freakin’ oysters!

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Patriots’ Day celebration next Monday

On April 14, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Come join in on the patriotic fun next Monday at Foss Park as Somerville celebrates its Revolutionary War era heritage.

Come join in on the patriotic fun next Monday at Foss Park as Somerville celebrates its Revolutionary War era heritage.

By Rebecca Danvers

The city’s 240th annual Patriots’ Day celebration will be held at Foss Park next Monday, April 20, 10–11:30 a.m.

The day’s events will include Colonial games and songs, light refreshments, youth readings, and a visit from Paul Revere on horseback on his historic ride from Boston to Lexington through Somerville.

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Somerville Police Crime Log April 6 – April 12

On April 14, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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John Wrobel, April 6, 11:44 p.m., arrested at 150 Highland Ave. on a warrant charge of attempt to commit a crime.

Anthony Morales, of 1 Mill Ct., Chelsea, April 7, 1:46 p.m., arrested at 133 Middlesex Ave. on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.

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Somerville Police are looking to ID suspect in armed robbery

On April 13, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

robberyUPDATE: A juvenile Suspect has been identified by Somerville PD.

On  April 6, 2015 at approximately 9:15 p.m., four male suspects surrounded and robbed two female victims at the corner of South St. & Willow St., Somerville.
One suspect displayed a firearm and, despite encountering no resistance, pistol-whipped both victims.

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