Our View of the Times – June 15

On June 15, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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It’s ba-ack! City officials must work together to hammer out a budget for the fiscal year 2017, one that comes as close as possible to serving the wants and needs of as many of us as is practical and doable.

Naturally, a lot of debate and discussion will be in the picture as diverse interests push and pull their way into and back out of the turbulent times ahead.

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Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings

On June 15, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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I absolutely love smoked chicken wings. This recipe is great for a small crowd, 3-4 people. It’s a quick, easy and flavor filled recipe that I hope you enjoy as much as my friends do. Happy smoking!

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A Squeezebox Slam to remember

On June 15, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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That annual celebration of accordions, button boxes and other free reed instruments known as Squeezebox Slam took place last Sunday in and around Davis Sq. The 5th Somerville Squeezebox Slam was presented by Nave Gallery and the Somerville Arts Council.

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Many people agree that James Franco is a fine actor … but poet? Critic Dennis Daly has strong reservations:

Review by Dennis Daly

Some purist reviewers of poetry posit the importance of their responsibility as gatekeepers. I don’t see it that way. My critiques tend toward books that I like either in whole or in part. But … but there are limits. My button gets pushed by elitist practitioners of award winning drivel or wannabe celebrities showcasing their narcissism by caricaturing the artistic tradition they pretend to comprehend. The subject of this review is an example of the latter.

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Lyrical Somerville – June 15

On June 15, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Steven Ablon is a psychiatrist whose main purpose as a poet is (in his words) “to break your heart.” Ablon, a Harvard Medical School faculty member who is well-seasoned in the practice of psychoanalysis, is acquainted with heartbreak. In his poetry he wants his words to be strongly evocative. He wants to reach the reader on a visceral level.

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Kick off summertime in Somerville at Family Fun Day, Fireworks

On June 14, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Fourth of July Fireworks, Family Fun Day set for June 25 & 30, at Trum Field.

Summer officially kicks off next weekend with the annual Family Fun Day in Somerville on Saturday, June 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at Trum Field. Summertime in Somerville from June to September will include annual favorite events and series as well as some new programs for residents of all ages. Following Family Fun Day, the City will host its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration at Trum Field on Thursday, June 30.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 6 – June 12

On June 14, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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 Jose Olivo, June 6, 1:06 p.m., arrested at Parker St. on a charge of felony daytime breaking and entering of a vehicle or boat.

Henry Alvarez, of 26 Kensington Ave., June 6, 6:33 p.m., arrested at Assembly Row on charges of assault and battery, shoplifting by asportation, and resisting arrest.

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City of Somerville offers support after Orlando shootings

On June 13, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Our hearts are heavy as we share that Somerville’s national, city and Gay Pride flags are at half-mast in honor of, with the deepest sympathy for, and in solidarity with the Orlando shooting victims, their loved ones and families, and the LGBTQ community.

If anyone is in need of support during this difficult time, please contact our Trauma Response Network at 857-221-0942 or pcontente@police.somerville.ma.us. ‪#‎OrlandoStrong‬‪#‎LoveNotHate‬ ‪#‎PrideNotFear‬

 

Lincoln Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

On June 13, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
 Lincoln Park groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 17, 2016. (click to enlarge)

Lincoln Park groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 17, 2016. (click to enlarge)

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston invite the public to attend the Lincoln Park groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park (near the Argenziano School playground). The ceremony will mark the official start of the long-awaited renovation of Lincoln Park. New features include a multi-use grass field, a new Argenziano schoolyard, an updated softball diamond, community gardens, an outdoor play area, Parkour and skateboard areas, 150 new trees, outdoor exercise equipment, new lighting, and an off-leash dog area. The project will also include rain gardens that recycle stormwater as well as a 1.26-million gallon underground stormwater management system aimed at curbing flooding in the area.

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Joe’s Jazz & Blues Fest 2016

On June 12, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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The brainchild of Mayor Joe Curtatone, who played trumpet in the Somerville High School Jazz Band, the annual Jazz & Blues Fest will take over Powderhouse Park in Somerville June 18 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. for the best all-day free concert around.

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