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With summer right around the corner Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan is launching MDAO’s annual “Summer Safety” educational campaign for parents, caretakers, and children.

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2015 Somerville Historic Bike Tour

On June 21, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

bike_tour_webIt’s beautiful weather for a bike tour. The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission, The Somerville Bicycle Committee, and Groundwork Somerville are teaming up to present the 2015 Somerville Historic Bike Tour. Departing from City Hall on Sunday, June 28 from 2 to 5 p.m., this ride is for people of all ages and riding abilities to explore food, flowers, and farming in our city. Join in to see the sights and enjoy light refreshments at Aeronaut Brewing Company afterwards. $3 donation appreciated.

 

ESCS Readers Theatre

On June 20, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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— Photos by Claudia Ferro

Second graders at East Somerville Community School took part in a Readers Theatre event on Monday, June 15, by reading aloud childhood stories.

 

Canoe while cleaning up the Mystic River

On June 20, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Enjoy a day of canoeing and cleaning up the Mystic River by joining in the water chestnut pull on Saturday, June 27.

Enjoy a day of canoeing and cleaning up the Mystic River by joining in the water chestnut pull on Saturday, June 27.

Community water chestnut hand-pulling events scheduled
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By Tom Bannister

As part of these efforts, On Saturday, June 27, July 18, and August 8 the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) will host community events focusing on the removal of invasive water chestnut from the Mystic River from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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‘Hack Cycle’ opening at the Nave Gallery

On June 19, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Patrick McDonagh

Hack Cycle has taken over Somerville’s Nave Art Gallery. The show is the product of artist and curator Melissa Glick’s call to artists months prior opening reception, looking for inventive use of recycled technology and material otherwise heading for landfill.

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What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

On June 19, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

snn_6_17_15_1_webHere are the latest ‎ Somerville Neighborhood News headlines from SNN #42:

The City is looking to replace two outdated and undersized fire stations. Is 515 Somerville Ave. the right location? Reporter Giullian Frendak looks at the pros and cons.

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Somerville Rotary Club scholarships awarded

On June 19, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

scholarship_6_17_15_webThe Somerville Rotary Club presented scholarships last week to Brenda Nguyen and Vanna Loue, both recent graduates of Somerville High School and both attending Simmons College in the fall and majoring in physical therapy. Presenting the scholarships are Foundation Treasurer Jeannie Scarpa, Club President Jenison Wallace, and Foundation President Paul Kaufman. The Somerville Rotary Club was founded in 1923 and has been giving scholarships to local students for over 80 years.

 

SomerStreets celebrates people-centric public spaces

On June 19, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

mayor_webBy Joseph A. Curtatone

(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)

East Somerville kicked off summer and the 2015 SomerStreets season last week with the sixth edition of SomerStreets: Carnaval. People took over East Broadway for an afternoon of dancing, playing music, hula hooping, drawing chalk art, and more. But events like SomerStreets are more than great parties and great opportunities for enjoying healthy ways to get active. They bring people together, build community and are a source of pride for our neighborhoods; if there was one takeaway from Carnaval, it was: “This Is East!” And SomerStreets in particular speaks to one of our shared values and hopes. As our city evolves and we strive to meet the community’s goals of more public space in the most densely populated city in New England, we believe the design and function of our public spaces, streets and otherwise, should be people-centric.

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ESCS school kids visit Somerville fire station

On June 18, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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— Photos by Claudia Ferro

All the fourth graders from East Somerville Community School had a fun time visiting a fire station last week. They toured the station and were given demonstrations on how the fire fighting equipment operates.

 

Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest 2015

On June 18, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest 2015, June 20 from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A free concert at Powderhouse Park .

Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest 2015, June 20 from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A free concert at Powderhouse Park .

Joe’s Jazz and Blues Festival 2015 is  the brain child of Mayor Joe Curtatone, who played trumpet in the Somerville High School Jazz Band. The best all-day free concert takes place Saturday, June 20 at Powderhouse Park from noon to 6:30 p.m.

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