Forum explores discrimination and perceptions of aging

On November 20, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Eunice Kwon (left) and Colleen Morrissey discuss experiences with ageism, during a recent forum at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services about age discrimination and cultural perceptions of aging.

Eunice Kwon (left) and Colleen Morrissey discuss experiences with ageism, during a recent forum at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services about age discrimination and cultural perceptions of aging.

By Corinne Lofchie

Age discrimination and disrupting cultural attitudes toward growing older were the topics of a recent clinical forum at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES).

The discussion was led by SCES Elder Care Advisor Corinne Lofchie, who explained that negative assumptions about aging are widespread, insidious, and can have profound impacts.

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What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

On November 19, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. This news show’s mission is to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues and information impacting Somerville residents. In the latest episode of Somerville Neighborhood News, we bring you updates on:

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The city gratefully received the citation and recognition by Road Runners Club of America.

The city gratefully received the citation and recognition by Road Runners Club of America.

By Jean Knaack

With a history that stretches back to the Colonial times, Somerville is a quintessential New England town. During the Revolutionary War, Paul Revere’s famous ride to warn of approaching British troops took place through parts of city.

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Snow emergency parking shifts to the even side for this winter

On November 18, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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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)

Winter is quickly approaching. And as we New Englanders know, when the cooler temperatures arrive, the snow – and all the fun and aggravation it brings us – is typically not far behind. Here at City Hall snow preparations are already underway, but there is one big change on the horizon for this winter season that we need you to prepare for: the switch to even-side parking during snow emergencies.

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The HopeFULL Backpack Program

On November 17, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Left to right: Diana Young, Emily Foster, Megan Costa, and Maureen Foster.

Left to right: Diana Young, Emily Foster, Megan Costa, and Maureen Foster.

By Maureen Foster

The Alex Foster Foundation’s HopeFULL Backpack Program recently donated filled backpacks to CASPAR (Cambridge and Somerville Program for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Rehabilitation).

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Valuable driving lesson learned

On November 17, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

On the morning of November 8, a Somerville police officer, while assigned to uniform patrol in marked cruiser, took notice as a motor vehicle made a right turn from Pinckney St. onto Washington St. at a high rate of speed.

The officer queried the license plate through the registry of motor vehicles.  The result showed that the plate belonged to a 2004 Honda Accord sedan color red, even though the car in question was a gray Nissan Murano.

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Make America great again?

On November 17, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Villens United by Chris Haskell

(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)

History books will not speak kindly of the 2016 president election. Although political campaigns have gotten dirty in the past, none have been more ugly and divisive than the campaign’s run in this election. For many their vote was passionately choosing who they didn’t want to be president more than who they did. I myself was guilty of that charge.

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Little Sisters of the Poor annual bazaar

On November 16, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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By Donald Norton

This past Saturday, The Little Sisters of the Poor on Highland Avenue held their annual bazaar, and once again it appeared to be a huge success. Hundreds of people came to the home all day long. This is an event that is prepared with the help of many, and it all goes to a great cause right there at the home for the many residents that live there.

 
The Aldermanic Chambers saw a packed house last week as concerned parties gathered for a public hearing on Community Benefits Agreements.

The Aldermanic Chambers saw a packed house last week as concerned parties gathered for a public hearing on Community Benefits Agreements.

By Joe Ruvido

At their meeting on Thursday, the Board of Aldermen held a public hearing on Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) at the request of a petition to the Board.

An assortment of community groups, led by Union United and the Somerville Community Corporation, are asking the board to sign and implement a CBA before approving any zoning or permits for the Union Square Development and MBTA Green Line Extension into Somerville.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker presented Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone with a 13M MassWorks Infrastructure grant for Union Square last week.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker presented Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone with a 13M MassWorks Infrastructure grant for Union Square last week.

By Ross Blouin

This past week Governor Charlie Baker and Housing and Economic Development Secretary, Jay Ash joined Mayor Joe Curtatone and Union Square Station Associates (US2) President, Greg Karcewski, to announce a $13Million MassWorks Infrastructure grant for Union Square.

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