What’s on Somerville Neighborhood News

On December 10, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. The half-hour news show has as its mission to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues and information impacting Somerville residents. Below are our latest news segments.

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Holiday Open House at Taza Chocolate

On December 9, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Stroll over to the  annual Holiday Open House at the Taza Chocolate Factory to sip & savor as you shop local vendors and  stone ground chocolate, including NEW Taza Limited treats fresh out of the factory for the holidays!
You can also stock up on our bulk chocolate by the pound for all of your holiday baking!
This year they  pulled  out all the stops with guided chocolate tastings behind the scenes in their roasting room throughout the day!

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The City of Somerville announced today that it is forming a community advisory committee to assist in the review and recommendation of capital improvement projects for upcoming fiscal years. The committee, which will comprise five community members, will work with city staff to review and provide feedback and recommendations, on behalf of the entire community, on project prioritization.

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Victor’s Deli on Phantom Gourmet

On December 9, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Jason and Nancy

This Saturday, December 10 at 11 a.m. tune into myTV38 (WSBK-TV)  to see the taped segment of the  Phantom Gourmet’s visit to Somerville’s Victor’s Deli.

 

A one-eyed view of how we got here

On December 9, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Part 2:  How Donald’s identity politics trumped Hillary’s
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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)

A narrative gaining credence is that Donald Trump’s victory represents the triumph of his economic populism over Hillary Clinton’s identity politics. A more accurate reading, I think, is that Donald Trump could not have succeeded without alloying economic populism with 48 years of Republican identity politics.

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Shop local for the holidays with Somerville Local First

On December 8, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Remember to shop local this coming Sunday afternoon as Somerville Local First Holiday Market sets up at Arts at the Armory for some fun seasonal shopping.

Remember to shop local this coming Sunday afternoon as Somerville Local First Holiday Market sets up at Arts at the Armory for some fun seasonal shopping.

By Ariana Colozzo

The holiday season is in full swing; Christmas music is on the radio, houses are strung with lights and everyone is scrambling to find the perfect gift for the family members and friends on their lists. But holiday shopping isn’t always easy, especially when the lists seem to get longer each year.

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Applicants Sought for Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change

On December 8, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Mayor Curtatone is seeking applications from Somerville residents to serve on the Mayor’s Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change (CEUCC). The CEUCC advises the City and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Environment on climate change and energy policy issues and assists the City in program design and outreach related to these topics.

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Licensed to smoke, but unfit to drive

On December 8, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Grand Union Boulevard and Mystic Avenue last week on reports of a male passed out behind the wheel in a stopped vehicle.

Upon arrival, the officers spoke with a Boston Fire Engine Company that was on routine patrol and was flagged down by concerned citizens. The Firefighters said it took them numerous attempts to wake up the driver.

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East Cambridge Fire – Support your neighbors in crisis

On December 8, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

You may already know that CAAS provides comprehensive preschool and wraparound services to hundreds of families each year through Head Start.

You may not know that CAAS acts as a safety net for these and other families when they are in crisis — whether that’s the threat of homelessness or a disaster taking everything.

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Data Download with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

On December 8, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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)

Taking a closer look at this month’s notable city data.

8: That’s the percent of Somerville High School students who reported taking part in binge alcohol use (consuming 5 or more drinks in a row within a couple hours) on a recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered by the Massachusetts Department of Education. While this figure shows a significant decline from the 21 percent of students who reported binge drinking to the same degree in 2006, it proves there is still work to be done to ensure our youth are engaging in safe and productive behavior.

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