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The public was brought up to speed on new zoning laws at a recent Somerville by Design workshop. ~Photo by Douglas Yu

The public was brought up to speed on new zoning laws at a recent Somerville by Design workshop.
— Photo by Douglas Yu

By Douglas Yu

After a series of discussions on Union Square redevelopment, the Green Line Extension Project and Powder House Community School redevelopment, the City of Somerville once again directed the community’s attention to the city’s new zoning ordinance.

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August 5, 2014

Dear Market Basket Employees,

The Somerville Labor Coalition unites six labor unions representing employees of the City of Somerville. We work to support, protect, promote and advance the interests of workers within the City of Somerville and surrounding communities.

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Candidates for the 34th Representative District hold debate

On August 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

~Photo by Donald Norton

— Photo by Donald Norton

By Donald F. Norton

This past Wednesday, July 30, Somerville Community Access Television and the Somerville Labor Coalition Candidate Forum was held and four of the five candidates for the 34th Representative District appeared in a live session with a studio audience, as well as on air, for a lively debate, hosted and moderated by Joe Lynch.

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Fallon Chosen As New Somerville Police Chief by Mayor

On August 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

FallonAppointment will go before Board of Aldermen for approval

David Fallon, current Somerville Police Deputy Chief of Operations, has accepted an offer from Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone to become the City’s new Chief of Police. Mayor Curtatone will formally request the confirmation of Fallon’s appointment at the next regular Board of Aldermen meeting on Thursday, Aug. 28.

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‘Justice for Kyle’ benefit on August 17

On August 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

kyle_webIn the early hours of Sunday, December 8, 2013, 26 year old Kyle Wilson was struck and killed by a hit and run driver while walking back to his hotel from a concert on the Killington access road in Killington VT. He was within 2 miles from the front door. Later on the day of Kyle’s death, the driver came forward, was arrested, was charged with “Hit and Run, resulting in fatality” and released on bail.

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Ride-sharing businesses challenge traditional taxi service

On August 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Ride-sharing alternatives such as Uber are taking a bite out of the business models of traditional taxi services across the nation, as well as here at home, according to veteran drivers and cab company owners. ~Photo by Bobbie Toner

Ride-sharing alternatives such as Uber are taking a bite out of the business models of traditional taxi services across the nation, as well as here at home, according to veteran drivers and cab company owners.
— Photo by Bobbie Toner

By Douglas Yu

Instead of calling a taxi company to send a cab, you can easily tap a few buttons on your smartphone and locate an UberX car that costs about 20 percent less than a normal cab.

However, this well-funded ride-sharing company from San Francisco is threatening the livelihood of Boston area cab drivers and slowly eating away their business.

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Our interview with District Attorney Marian T. Ryan – Part 3

On August 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The standing District of Attorney of Middlesex County, Marian T. Ryan shared her thoughts on many topical issues of concern with The Somerville Times.

The standing District of Attorney of Middlesex County, Marian T. Ryan shared her thoughts on many topical issues of concern with The Somerville Times.

By Jeremy F. van der Heiden

This is the third part of a three-part series for The Somerville Times interview with Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan.

Now that we have discussed Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s back story, thoughts on Somerville, the county and the state at large, we will move directly into the final portion of this series, in which the conversation turns to broader topics.

As a reminder, D.A. Ryan will be running for election to maintain her position this fall.

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Pet-Palooza makes a splash

On August 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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— Photos  by Claudia Ferro

som|dog and Assembly Row presented the Second Annual Pet-Palooza this weekend. This year’s event was be hosted by som|dog and made a splash at Assembly Row, literally.

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Newstalk – August 6

On August 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

This Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m., the Chamber of Commerce monthly Business After Hours event takes place at Redbones in Davis Square, 55 Chester Street. It’s a great networking event featuring free appetizers and a free business card drawing with cash bar. Sponsored by Rockland Trust and hosted by Somerville Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Co-Chair Dana Iacopucci, of Cubby Oil & Energy.

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A weekend under the Big Top

On August 6, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The OPENAIR Circus celebrated its 29th year in performance last weekend.

The OPENAIR Circus celebrated its 29th year in performance last weekend.

By Melissa E. Pike

Chairperson and teacher for the OPENAIR Circus, Peter Jehlen said, “The OPENAIR Circus is celebrating its 29th year. We’re excited to have so many of our teens staying involved and moving into teacher positions.”

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