Tufts President Anthony Monaco presented his research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) to more than a hundred students at Somerville High School last week.

President Monaco identified the gene for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a doctoral student. Duchenne is one of nine types of muscular dystrophy and is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. President Monaco urged students to consider careers in scientific research because there is still so much to learn. His lecture was connected to genetics topics covered in freshman and AP biology at Somerville High School.


Special Somerville BOA Meeting, May 31

On May 29, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

President William A. White, Jr., has called for a Special Meeting of the Board of Aldermen on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., for the purpose of considering the proposed Union Square zoning ordinance (#202853) and related items.

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Due to forecasts of inclement weather, Somerville’s Memorial on the Mystic Concert originally scheduled for Monday, May 29, at Baxter Park, has been moved indoors to the Somerville High School auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks have been cancelled. The indoor concert is free of charge.

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SHINE program seeks volunteer health benefit advisors

On May 28, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

SHINE volunteers help people in our community, by providing free information and assistance on health benefit information for older people, disabled Medicare beneficiaries, and their families, partners and caregivers.

By Nathan Lamb

Want to make a difference in your community as a volunteer health benefit advisor? If so, the Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) SHINE program could use your help.

SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) is a network of volunteer health benefits counselors who have been trained and certified to provide free information and assistance for older people, disabled Medicare beneficiaries, and their families, partners and caregivers.

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City’s Somerstreet program returns for Summer 2017

On May 28, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Kicking off with “Carnaval” along East Broadway, SomerStreets promotes active living and reconnecting with city neighborhoods

SomerStreets: Carnaval returns for its 8th year of shaking up East Somerville! SomerStreets will kick off the 2017 season Sunday, June 4, from 2 to 6 p.m. (rain date Sunday, June 11).

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Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

On May 27, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Monday, May 29 is Memorial Day and City offices will be closed for the holiday. Trash and recycling collection will be on a one-day delay all week and there will be no street sweeping on Monday. Resident parking permit and meter enforcement will also not be in effect.


The 14th Annual Save Our Homes Walk to Prevent Homelessness in Somerville takes place on Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m., beginning and ending at Somerville High School.

By Louise Carpenter

Each year, the Save Our Homes Walk to Prevent Homelessness in Somerville raises thousands of dollars to help Somerville families avoid eviction and stay in their homes.  The 2017 Walk is Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. and will cover 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), beginning and ending at Somerville High School. The Walk route will pass several landmarks that relate to affordable housing in Somerville.

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Somerville High School Spring Concert

On May 26, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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The SHS Spring Concert took place on Thursday, May 18 at the SHS Auditorium and featured the SHS Orchestra, Chorus, Gospel Choir, Band, World Percussion Ensemble, Highlander Drumline, SHS Dance Ensemble, and Advanced Guitar Ensemble.


The Somerville Sunsetters are coming to a street near you! The Sunsetters, a traveling youth performance troupe that performs classic show tunes and modern musicals in Somerville neighborhoods throughout July and August, is now booking shows for the summer 2017 season. Residents interested in hosting a performance in your neighborhood should contact Jackie Rossetti at 617-625-6600 ext. 2614, orJRossetti@somervillema.gov. Performances are held Monday through Thursday evenings, 7 to 8 p.m., in July and August. Some blackout dates apply. Performance slots fill up quickly, so book yours today!

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Ms. Maria E. Oliveira a 2017 Somerville High graduating senior was awarded the Annual Brandy R. Bonney Memorial Scholarship at Bunker Hill Community College’s Honors and Awards Ceremony this past Thursday.  The Award was presented by Ronald Bonney a long time member of BHCC’s Board of Directors.  Oliveira is the eleventh recipient of the Bonney Scholarship established in memory of Brandy Rae Bonney, this scholarship is awarded to an honors graduate of Somerville High School who was an active member of the high school community and is or was a resident or certificate holder of the Somerville Housing Authority.  Oliveira will join the 2017 fall semester at Bunker Hill Community College as the Brandy Bonney Scholar with all tuition and fees paid, she can renew the scholarship for an additional year to graduate in 2020. Best of luck in your educational pursuits Maria.

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