No drugs in Quincy

On April 13, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Somerville police officers were alerted to reports last week of an erratic driver who had nearly struck several vehicles, last seen on Broadway.

Officers soon located the vehicle at the intersection of Broadway and Mt. Vernon St. and approached the driver, Alicia Scanlon, of Peabody, for questioning. According to reports, the officers detected a strong odor of alcohol on her breath.

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A look at what’s to come this construction season

On April 13, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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)

If the nation’s roads, bridges, and other infrastructure were a student in the Somerville Public Schools, you can bet our staff would be working overtime to find a way to intervene and help it do a little better. That’s because once again in 2017, our nation’s infrastructure barely eked out a passing grade of D+ on the annual American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) report card. In this case though, it’s the City and the Commonwealth that are springing into action as we methodically tackle our most pressing road, sidewalk, park, water, sewer, building, and other infrastructure needs as we strive to get Somerville ahead of the curve. This week, I’ll update you on some of this spring’s projects (below), but I also want to offer a little context.

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Somerville cop Alex Capobianco arraigned on multiple charges

On April 12, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Somerville Police Department officer Alex Capobianco was arraigned in Cambridge District court last week on charges relating to counterfeiting and fraud.

By Charles Lane

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Somerville Youth Peace Conference

On April 12, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
timesphoto's Peace Conference album on Photobucket

~Photos by Claudia Ferro

On Saturday, April 8, more than 300 youth and adults attended the 11th annual Somerville Youth Peace Conference at the East Somerville Community School.

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GLX is back on track with full federal funding

On April 12, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Federal Transit Administration has given an all but certain thumbs up to approval of funding for completion of the Green Line Extension Project.

By Jim Clark

Last week’s news that federal funding for the heretofore beleaguered Green Line Extension project would be approved was welcome relief for proponents of the project as well as for those who simply yearned for a conclusive decision on the matter.

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Newstalk – April 12

On April 12, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Popular Ward Two Alderman Maryann Heuston is having a campaign fundraiser. Join in to kick off her campaign to continue serving as your Ward Two Alderman. With special guest, Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone. The kick-off will be held at the Kirkland Tap and Trotter on Wednesday, April 19, starting at 5:30 p.m. She looks forward to seeing you there. Just in case you didn’t know, we’ll tell you, Maryann has not missed a hearing or vote on any issue in her ward. That’s more than couple of other ward aldermen can say. Maryann is considered a constituent’s alderman. always looking to make Ward Two better, just saying!

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Extra eggs

On April 12, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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All of a sudden you find yourself with an abundance of hard boiled eggs. Now you’re wondering what to do with them. There’s no need to put all those eggs in one basket. You can chop a couple up and add to a green salad. Perhaps just take the shell off and add a sprinkle of truffle salt for a snack. Or you can make an egg salad.

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Our View of the Times – April 12

On April 12, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

After years of holding our collective breath, it now seems as though we can let out a shared sigh of relief that the on-again/off-again status of the Green Line Extension project is once and for all set for on-again for good.

Last week’s news that the Federal Transit Administration has tentatively agreed to approve the funding required to sustain the project through to completion represents the fruits of years of effort to hammer and forge together a workable plan that could be supported by the feds.

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Tufts hosts Boston’s first Food Tank Summit

On April 12, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

From left to right: Washington Post Columnist Tamar Haspel, Global Alliance for the Future of Food’s Lauren Baker, Tufts University Researcher at the Global Development and Environment Institute Tim Wise, Johns Hopkins University Professor of Global Food and Agriculture Jess Fanzo, Oxfam America’s Senior Campaign Strategist Oliver Gottfried, Stonyfield’s Mission Director Nichole Cirillo.

By Margaux Maxwell

“Nutritious food is a human right,” said Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank, at the opening of last Saturday’s Food Tank Summit at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, a conference that brought together food policymakers, chefs, farmers, and researchers to tackle questions surrounding the future of food security.

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National Honor Society ceremony 2017

On April 12, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
timesphoto's SHS National Honor album on Photobucket

~Photos by Bobbie Toner

The Anthony V. Fedele Chapter of the National Honor Society Class of 2017 & 2018 held its Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April 6. The class of 2017 received their National Honor Society stoles that they will wear on graduation day and students of the class of 2018 were inducted into the National Honor Society. Guest Speaker Rae Axner, Class of 2010, spoke of what she has done since she graduated and encouraged students to not only do well in school but to also get involved in causes going on around them that they believe in.