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The City of Somerville’s Water Department is conducting a Flushing Program throughout the water distribution system. The City will be flushing hydrants and operating gate valves to maintain the distribution system. This work will take place in your neighborhood between the hours of 11:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19 through 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20.

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Postponed: Prospect Hill Tower renovations completion celebration

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

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Due to predicted thunderstorms, today’s Prospect Hill Tower Ribbon Cutting event is postponed and will now be held tomorrow on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m.

Join Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 3 Alderman Robert J. McWatters, the Community Preservation Committee and Community Preservation Act (CPA) project implementers on Monday, September 19, at 6 p.m. for a celebration to mark the reopening of Prospect Hill Tower. The Prospect Hill Tower rehabilitation is the first project to be completed with Somerville CPA funds. Attendees will gather at 6 p.m. at the Prospect Hill Tower for a short speaking program followed by the opportunity to climb Prospect Hill Tower and hear the lesser known history of Prospect Hill. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about other ongoing Community Preservation Act projects from project implementers who will share information about their projects at tables around the Tower. Light refreshments will be served.

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Fall 2016 ResiStat meeting schedule

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

resistat_somerville_blog_bannerThe fall ResiStat schedule is here. ResiStat meetings are your chance to get updates on major projects in the city, find out what’s going on in your neighborhood, meet and chat with your neighbors and elected officials, and enjoy pizza and refreshments.

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Somerville Historic Union Sq. Walking Tour

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

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Join the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission and ArtsUnion on Sunday, September 25, for a free walking tour of historic Union Square. “Tracking Progress: How Somerville Yards – Rail, Stock, and Brick – Have Shaped Union Square,” will step off from the SCATV building at 90 Union Square at 2 p.m., and conclude at 4:30 p.m. at Juliet for complimentary refreshments. The tour will be led by Ed Gordon, New England Chapter President of the Victorian Society in America. For more information and to RSVP, contact Brandon Wilson at BWilson@somervillema.gov, or 617-625-6600, x. 2532.

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Somerville residents are encouraged to read “The Witches,” the selected 2016 book, and discuss the novel at a series of events this fall.

The 2016 “Somerville Reads” campaign kicks off this September with the book The Witches, by Stacy Schiff. Somerville Reads is a program that promotes literacy and community engagement by encouraging all Somerville residents to read and discuss the same book.

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Early Voting Dates for Nov. 8 Election Announced

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

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Somerville residents will be able to partake in early voting ahead of this year’s November 8 general election. The first-ever early voting period will run from October 24 through November 4. All early voting sessions will take place in the Aldermanic Chambers on the 2nd floor of Somerville City Hall, located at 93 Highland Ave. The hours for early voting are:

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Security officers are our nation’s every day heroes

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

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By Steve Jones

Security officers are hard-working, highly trained men and women who deter crime, lead evacuations, provide information, work closely with local law enforcement, and are vigilant in their efforts to keep us safe. Security professionals help maintain safe and secure workplaces, schools, shopping malls and communities, and are our country’s first responders.

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Somerville High School Class of 1976 40th Reunion

On September 16, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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Last Saturday evening, September 10, the Somerville High School Class of 1976 held its 40th reunion at the City Club in Somerville.

 

Police make stunning discovery

On September 16, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

A police unit was dispatched to the Kmart store on Middlesex Ave. last Saturday on reports of two suspected shoplifters under observation.

Upon arrival, police escorted the suspects to the store’s loss prevention office for search and questioning.

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Unique film festival coming to a theater near you

On September 16, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Amy Swain

This week, The Somerville Theatre will be holding the 70 MM & Widescreen Festival. It is the first festival of its kind in New England, and promises to be a very unique and entertaining experience.

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