Thanksgiving dinner for senior residents

On November 23, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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— Photos by Claudia Ferro

On Tuesday evening, November 14, members of the Somerville Kiwanis Club – with a lot of help from the students and staff from Somerville High School Culinary Arts Department – served turkey dinners with all the fixin’s to nearly one hundred senior residents at the Somerville High School Field House.

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Be Somerville

On November 23, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

A monthly look at ways to get involved with your city: Dont just live in Somerville, be Somerville

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)

While my staff has provided many ways below for you to stay civically engaged with your city over the next few weeks, I want to encourage you get involved in your community this holiday season in other ways too. Support our students at this Saturday’s Somerville High School Holiday Craft Fair or attend a fundraiser for Puerto Rico at Flatbread in Davis Square. Perhaps you can make a charitable contribution to one of our many local nonprofit organizations or head out on Small Business Saturday and support our local economy. Whatever avenue you choose, I hope you embrace the spirit of giving this holiday season.

From my family to yours, happy Thanksgiving, Somerville! I wish you all a safe and joyful holiday with friends and family.

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley are teaming up to help needy families in the area enjoy a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston is partnering with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley to distribute over 6,500 Thanksgiving meals, including turkey and the fixings, to families in need throughout Boston and the surrounding communities this month.

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Somerville’s Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

This Thursday (11/23) and Friday (11/24) City offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

There will be no street sweeping on Thursday, November 23. Trash collection normally scheduled for Thursday and Friday will be on a one-day delay.

Meters and resident permit parking will not be in effect Thursday and Friday.

 

GLX builders selected, approved

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Green Line Extension project’s design and build team, GLX Constructors, was selected and approved over the course of the past week.

By Jim Clark

Last week the MBTA Green Line Extension project team conducted a “price opening” to select the design-build firm that will perform the design and construction for the Green Line Extension.

A total contract price offering of $1,082,118,600 by a Joint Venture of GLX Constructors won the day. All six additive options and MBTA contingency was included in the bid.

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Letter to the Editor – November 22

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Developers Destroy Somerville Ward 4 Residents’ homes, ISD sitting on their hands

To the Editor,

(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)

I say this without exaggeration: My home was seriously damaged by the developers at 400-406 Mystic Avenue, and I am not alone. We were forced out of our homes along with 2 other families, and other properties surrounding the construction site are also severely damaged. And Somerville Inspectional services won’t do a thing to protect us.

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City seeks improved public information on new high school

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

An order was put forward and approved at the latest regular meeting of the Somerville Board of Aldermen on November 9 asking that the Director of Capital Projects or the Director of Communications share with the Board their plan for keeping community members informed on a regular basis about the high school building project.

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Newstalk- November 22

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

From all of us here at The Times, we hope that everyone has a great Thanksgiving holiday with your family. It’s been a good year for a lot of us. Think of ten things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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2017 Wellbeing of Somerville Report released

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

(L to R) Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Doug Kress, Director of Health and Human Services, and Lisa Brukilacchio, Director of Somerville Community Health Agenda.

The City of Somerville and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) released today the 2017 Wellbeing of Somerville Report, a comprehensive look at the health of city residents. The report highlights health across the life stages: prenatal and early childhood, school age and adolescent, early adult, young adult, middle adult, and older adult.

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Our View of the Times – November 22

On November 22, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Giving thanks for our blessings is normally an easy thing to do. We may often get caught up in the day-to-day trappings of scratching out a living, ducking misfortune, and seeking out an occasional highlight to add to our mental scrapbooks. Usually, though, we come around to feeling and expressing that special sense of appreciation and gratitude that comes in moments of quiet reflection just in time to validate ourselves as worthy recipients of such blessings.

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