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Local is for Lovers Holiday Market at Arts at the Armory

On November 28, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By  Rebecca Danvers

With the holidays just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about holiday gifts! And there’s no better place to find the perfect gift than at Somerville Local First’s Local is for Lovers Holiday Markets on November 30 and December 14. The Local is for Lovers Holiday Market will feature 30 local vendors selling everything from jewelry and handmade soap to sweets and clothing. Their first market takes place on Sunday, November 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue. Knucklebones will be setting up their mobile playspace on Nov. 30 so the kids will have a place to let out some holiday energy while their parents shop.

 

Giving Tuesday Somerville supports our neighbors this Thanksgiving

On November 28, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

mayor_webBy Joseph A. Curtatone

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors of those commentaries and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

When we sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, we’re celebrating a bountiful harvest and reminding ourselves to be thankful for all we have. While we are mindful of why we should be thankful for the blessings in our own lives, during the holidays our thoughts also turn to those who may be struggling to put food on the table, find a home or care for their families. My time as mayor has taught me that I am never alone when it comes to speaking up for the people of our city. That’s part of Somerville’s soul—the desire to speak out for our neighbors and stand up for one another. We can count on each other. There are organizations across Somerville that help out those who need help, or who provide a unified voice for groups in our community. This holiday season, 15 nonprofits are coming together to make it even easier for all of us to stand up for those in our community who need our help.

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The Somerville Times Holiday Contest

On November 27, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

poemWe are having a contest here over the next few weeks. We are asking anyone here in the Ville who would like to write a poem on the Christmas holiday and what it means to them to send it in to us. Deadline is Friday, December 12. You can email it to news@thesomervilletimes.com, mail it or drop it off at 699 Broadway, Somerville 02144. Poems will be selected by The Times staff and the three top winners will have their poem published in time for Christmas. The best one submitted will receive a $100 gift certificate for the Mt. Vernon Restaurant, a $50 Mt. Vernon certificate for second choice and a $25 Mt. Vernon gift certificate for third place. Submit your poem to be published by The Somerville Times in time for the holiday.

 

Letter to the Editor: When We Were Young

On November 27, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Somerville High School, 1954. We weren’t thinking about the future, only about the upcoming Class Day and then graduation. Later, a train would take us on a trip to a more serious place, a place where we’d begin the process of evolving into adults. It was waiting there at the station. Our teachers were aware of the train, they’d seen it come and go many times. So they continued to feed us huge spoonfuls of knowledge, hoping we’d digest enough of it to be prepared for our journey from carefree kids to responsible citizens.

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‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

On November 27, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

del_ponte_4_webLife in the Ville by Jimmy Del Ponte

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I would like to present another story by my friend and fellow Somerville native, Anthony Accardi Jr.

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. We always celebrated Thanksgiving with my grandparents on my mother’s side of the family. The travel was easy; just walk down one flight of stairs to an afternoon of turkey, lasagna, various side dishes and lots of sweets. After dinner the tryptophan from the turkey would kick in and then it was one flight back upstairs for a nice nap on the couch. However it wasn’t just the turkey, lasagna and desserts that made me crave a nap. It was the night before Thanksgiving. Otherwise known as “Thanksgiving Eve.” It was a night out for a few drinks; maybe reunite with friends that you hadn’t seen in years and then afterward a visit to Kay and Chip’s for breakfast.

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football_webThe Somerville High School Varsity Highlander Football team takes on Cambridge Rindge and Latin in this annual Thanksgiving game. Kickoff is 10:00 a.m. at Dilboy Stadium (110 Alewife Brook Parkway). Game tickets are on sale for $5 in advance in the athletic office, SHS Room 180; $7 at the gate. Bundle up and start your Thanksgiving weekend by cheering the Highlanders on to a victory.

 

Somerville Road Runners Gobble Gobble 4 Miler

On November 26, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

gobble_1_webCome and watch this classic SRR Annual Event, the Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th at 9 a.m. Taking off from 40 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville. One of the Top 100 New England Races 2003-2013: Eleven straight years chosen by New England Runner magazine.

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Search for new Superintendent of Schools narrows down to three

On November 26, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Search Committee Chair, Committee member Paul Bockelman of Ward 6, presided over Monday night’s meeting to announce the Committee’s selection of three finalists for the position of Superintendent.

The Search Committee Chair, Committee member Paul Bockelman of Ward 6, presided over Monday night’s meeting to announce the Committee’s selection of three finalists for the position of Superintendent.

By Jim Clark

The Somerville School Committee met on Monday evening in the Aldermanic Chambers to formally approve the nominations of three candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools, in replacement of retiring Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi, who will be stepping down in July 2015.

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Changes promised for Vinfen house

On November 26, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Vinfen dialog continues. ~Photo by Donald Norton

The Vinfen dialog continues. — Photo by Donald Norton

By Jim Clark

The state’s Department of Mental Health (DMH), along with healthcare corporation Vinfen, is reportedly taking the need to improve alleged poor supervision issues at the group home at 155 Central St. very seriously.

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Newstalk – November 26

On November 26, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

On Tuesday night the Board of Alderman met to discuss and vote on next year’s President and Vice President. Alderman at Large Bill White was elected for the third year in a row as the Board’s President for the coming year. Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballyantine was elected the Board Vice President. Katjana is a freshman alderman, just finishing her first year in office. The Board President appoints members to the various board sub-committees at his discretion. We wish Alderman Bill White the best of luck in this his third year as President. He certainly is knowledgeable in the rules of the board.

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