Obituary: William K. McKenzie

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

William K. McKenzie,  86, A Retired Somerville Police Officer, who resided in Medford for the past 32 years and was formerly of Somerville; where he was born and raised, passed away on February 10, 2017.

Beloved husband of 60 years to Mary E. (Troisi).

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Community Meetings to take place as scheduled Mon., Feb. 13

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

The Somerville by Design Davis Square Planning Meeting and the Nunziato Stormwater and Park Project Meeting will both take place as planned on Monday, February 13.

The Somerville by Design Davis Square Planning Meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Somerville Baptist Church, 31 College Ave., in Davis Square. It is the first in a series of five meetings open to all community members to help plan next steps for Davis Square development and infrastructure improvements while preserving the square’s character. More information can be found on the online at www.somervillebydesign.com.

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Snow Emergency lifting effective 9 a.m. on Monday, February 13

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

All cars must be moved from City and school lots by 11 a.m. to avoid ticketing and towing. Property owners must shovel sidewalks by 1 p.m. Monday (within 6 daylight hours following end of snowfall).

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Mardi Gras Concert/Party to benefit homeless

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

Sweet Wednesday (Dave Falk and Lisa Housman), hosts and performers at the Mardi Gras Concert/Party.

By Rebecca Danvers

In these harsh days of winter, the Somerville Homeless Coalition is working hard to keep people safe, through emergency shelters, Project Soup and food assistance, homelessness prevention and affordable housing programs, medical assistance, educational programs, and more.

A special Mardi Gras party/concert at the Burren on Sunday, February 26 will invite music lovers to enjoy live New Orleans style music and songs, while supporting the work of the SHC.

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Cuts to Adult Foster Care begin on March 1

On February 11, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Nathan Lamb

The countdown to cuts is on. On March 1, the Baker Administration will begin cutting as much as $5.6 million from the Adult Foster Care program. The cuts will continue through the last four months of the fiscal year.

“We are running out of time to protect the elderly and people with disabilities,” said Linda Andrade of the Mass Council on Adult Foster Care. “Adult Foster Care is one of the premier ‘community first’ programs in the Commonwealth. The population in need is growing, and our budget should be growing to meet that need.”

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What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

On February 11, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

On this episode of Somerville Neighborhood News, we take a look at Mayor Curtatone’s State of the City Address. Somerville High School opens a publicly run Fabrication Laboratory. East Somerville Community School presents the annual Martin Luther King Day event. Record crowds attend the Boston Women’s March.

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Nunziato Park & Stormwater Project Meetings

On February 10, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The City of Somerville’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, and the City Engineering Department, invite all interested community members to the next community meeting in a public meeting series to discuss construction updates and park design for the upcoming Nunziato Field Stormwater and Park reconstruction project. The meetings will be held on February 13, and February 22 (see below for details). Nunziato Field and Off-Leash Recreation Area is the location of an important stormwater infrastructure project that will alleviate flooding in the surrounding neighborhood during severe rain. The renovation project will also include installation of a new grass field, dog park, and seating areas.

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LEGOLAND Patriots Pride

On February 10, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

To celebrate the Patriots Super Bowl win, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston is offering $5 off admission for anyone wearing Patriots gear  through Sunday, February 12. In addition, visitors can check out the true to size LEGO replica of the Vince Lombardi trophy that will be on display in the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston shop throughout the week. One lucky winner can also win the chance for tickets and a private meet and greet with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston Master Model Builder Megan Amaral and the trophy! The contest is being run through LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston’s Facebook page. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston opens daily at 10:00 a.m. and advance tickets are suggested. For more information, check out their website: https://boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com.

 

When Assembly Square meant corruption instead of renewal

On February 10, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By William C. Shelton

(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)

For the second time in as many years, Assembly Row has won Curbed Boston’s Neighborhood of the Year award. The folks at Federal Realty Investment Trust should be justly proud of what they have accomplished.

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Somerville Snow Emergency Ends Fri. Feb. 10 at 6 a.m.

On February 9, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

All cars must be moved from City and school lots by 8 a.m. to avoid ticketing and towing. Property owners must shovel sidewalks by 1 p.m. Friday (within 6 daylight hours following end of snowfall).

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