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Free meals for Somerville youth

On July 24, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

The Food and Nutrition truck is loaded with healthy provisions for the city’s hungry youngsters.

The Food and Nutrition truck is loaded with healthy provisions for the city’s hungry youngsters.

By Jim Clark

The City of Somerville’s award-winning Food and Nutrition Services Department will be providing free breakfasts and lunches to area youth under the age of 19 through August 22, 2014.

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Wanted man reports his location on Facebook

On July 24, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

By Jim Clark

 

In an attempt to make a warrant arrest of Christian Buscemi, 22, police checked out a Wellington Ave. residence Saturday afternoon in search of the man.

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Although the present day McCarthy overpass is destined to become a thing of the past, the public is being reminded that change can often come gradually, and sometimes annoyingly so.

Although the present day McCarthy overpass is destined to become a thing of the past, the public is being reminded that change can often come gradually, and sometimes annoyingly so.

By Jeremy F. van der Heiden

The McGrath Highway/McCarthy Boulevard Project has been moving along, although perhaps not as quickly as many residents in the city would prefer. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and City of Somerville recently held a public information meeting to explain some of the current goings-on with the grounding of the McCarthy overpass.

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Cops get a blow-by-blow account of getaway

On July 23, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

By Jim Clark

 

Police were called to the Magoun Square area on Monday after the alleged victim of a car burglary phoned in a description of a man who had reportedly engaged in the intrusive activity.

The patrol car was directed to a Trull St. location where the suspect, Russell Rossi, 26, of Medford, was reportedly being followed by the victim and his friend. The victim continued to give reports to police dispatchers as they closed in on the suspect.

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The standing District of Attorney of Middlesex County, Marian T. Ryan, took time to speak with The Somerville Times to share her thoughts on issues facing the county. ~Photo by  Jeremy F. van der Heiden.

The standing District of Attorney of Middlesex County, Marian T. Ryan, took time to speak with The Somerville Times to share her thoughts on issues facing the county. — Photo by Jeremy F. van der Heiden.

By Jeremy F. van der Heiden

This is the first part of a three-part series for The Somerville Times interview with Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan.

Marian T. Ryan, the standing District of Attorney of Middlesex County who grew up right here in the City of Somerville, recently sat down with The Somerville Times to discuss goings-on throughout the area. Ryan was born in Cambridge, raised in Somerville and attended school at St. Joseph’s in Union Square before moving on to Emmanuel College and then the law school at Boston College.

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ArtBeat 2014: ‘Hatch!’

On July 23, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

thesomervillenews's artbeat 2014 album on Photobucket

— Photos by Claudia Ferro

The Somerville Arts Council and The City of Somerville presented the 2014 edition of ArtBeat last weekend in Davis Square. Artisans and patrons of the arts rubbed shoulders in celebration of the best that the local creative community offers.

 

The Metro Mayors Coalition has publicly endorsed the legislation passed by the House and is urging the State Senate to make the bill’s passage complete.

The Metro Mayors Coalition has publicly endorsed the legislation passed by the House and is urging the State Senate to make the bill’s passage complete.

By Jim Clark

The Metro Mayors Coalition, a group of 13 Mayors and city and town managers that includes Somerville’s Mayor Curtatone, saluted the Massachusetts House of Representatives recently for their passage of House Bill 4278, which seeks to help in the reduction of gun violence. The Coalition is now urging the Senate to go onward and pass the bill.

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Newstalk – July 23

On July 23, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Over 100 people attended Monday night’s community meeting for the Powder House School location. Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballantyne and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development hosted the meeting for residents to discuss the future of the former Powder House Community School site. One development proposal we heard of was for 40 units there at the old school. We hope that no development goes there and that the property is used for housing. Time will tell. What do you think the school property should be used for?

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Somerville Police Chief search continues

On July 23, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Current Somerville Police Deputy Chief of Operations David Fallon (left) and Current Manchester, NH Police Chief David Mara (right).

Current Somerville Police Deputy Chief of Operations David Fallon (left) and Current Manchester, NH Police Chief David Mara (right).

By Donald Norton

 

With the final two candidates left in the process, Chief of Police of Manchester, NH, David Mara and Deputy Chief of Police Somerville David Fallon, the mayor set up a “Site Visit Committee” to help in the selection of the final candidate for chief of the Somerville Police Department.

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Our View of the Times – July 23

On July 23, 2014, in Latest News, by The News Staff

powderhouse_viewThe Somerville Arts Council’s ArtBeat festival has become a much beloved annual tradition here in the city for many.

One thing can be said for certain, it brings to the fore some of the most imaginative and unique creations one could ever wish to see, hear, and – sometimes – even feel.

This year’s theme, Hatch, brought out some particularly ingenious ideas to be presented to the art-loving public in and around Davis Square last weekend.

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