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Our endorsements for the State Election

On October 30, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By The Times Staff

Governor

We support and are voting for Republican candidate Charlie Baker for Governor. He has a thought out plan and vision for Massachusetts.

With all that’s going on in the state now we think it’s about time we elect someone who will be more responsive to the needs of everyone.

Charlie Baker has a proven record both in the pubic sector under Governor Weld and in the private sector, saving Harvard Pilgrim from going under.

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Somerville Rocks

On October 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Somerville Youth Arts Coordinator Jimmy Del Ponte, The Somerville High School Music Department and The Communications Department announces Somerville Rocks. The semiannual concert, now in its fifth year, features bands and solo singers and is sure to be an exciting evening. The performers range in age from 12 to 17 and includes students from Somerville High School, along with several elementary schools. The Somerville High School Jazz Band along with The Advanced Guitar Class will perform. Also on the bill are Stress Fracture, and Tenacious Three. The show will be held at The East Somerville Community School on Friday, November 7 at 7 p.m. and admission is free.

 

Pizza pit stop put on ice

On October 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

A police officer who was standing at the corner of Kent St. and Somerville Ave. last Monday reportedly observed a vehicle jump the sidewalk on Somerville Ave., cross the burm and proceed into the parking lot of the strip mall there.

According to the officer, the driver exited the vehicle and staggered towards the corner of the building on Kent St. and began urinating on the wall.

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Q&A: Candidates for Governor

On October 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Somerville Times submitted six questions to the candidates for Governor, along with the opportunity to include a short bio/statement. The following answers were submitted by the candidates:

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MBTA building looses its roof

On October 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The unused building at the corner of Avon and School Streets sustained serious damage to its roof during last week’s patch of rough weather. ~Photos by Donald Norton

The unused building at the corner of Avon and School Streets sustained serious damage to its roof during last week’s patch of rough weather. — Photos by Donald F. Norton

By Donald F. Norton

A long deserted building at the corner of Avon and School Streets lost big portions of its roof from the huge winds and rain that struck the city throughout last week.

The property, which has a huge fence around it and has been abandoned for many years, is apparently owned by the MBTA own. According to the neighbor directly on the other corner, former Mayor Dot Gay, mentioned that they bought their home in 1973 and the building has sat there unoccupied for all that time. She saw that a big portion of the roof came off and notified the city and local Ward 3 Alderman Bob McWatters. Alderman McWatters immediately put forth an order at the last Board of Alderman meeting for the city to notify the owners to do something about it and to report back to the Alderman.

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The Somerville Times submitted 5 questions to the candidates for the 34th Middlesex District State Representative seat, along with the opportunity to include a short bio/statement. The following answers were submitted by the candidates:

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Newstalk – October 29

On October 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Don’t forget next Tuesday, November 4, is Election Day. It’s our duty to go out and vote so we can have a say in what’s happening. Everyone should vote. There should be a line a mile long at each polling place. All the candidates that are running for office have worked hard for your consideration.

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Somerville High Auditorium has a new look

On October 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The repairs at Somerville High School’s auditorium are breathtaking ~Photos by Donald Norton

The repairs at Somerville High School’s auditorium are breathtaking. — Photos by Donald Norton

By Donald F. Norton

The Somerville High Auditorium is done and ready for use, after repairs were made for the damage that was done in 2012.

In January of this year, the Board of Aldermen authorized the city to borrow $2.6 million to renovate the Somerville High School auditorium, kitchen and cafeteria. All of these areas had been damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The amount was later increased to $3,090,000 in July. Some of that money used will come from an insurance claim to help pay for damages.

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The Somerville Times Historical Fact of the Week – October 29

On October 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

eagle_webEagle Feathers #64 – On Guard!

By Bob (Monty) Doherty

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Olympia was her name … fencing was her game … and acting was her fame.

Her immigrant mother and father came to America from Greece and named her after the fields of Olympia, the site of the ancient games. As a young girl, she grew up in the tough ethnic neighborhoods of Lowell and Somerville and learned to be a scrapper while living here before, during, and after World War II.

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somervillelogoA unique advocacy and arts program featuring presentations by leading disability advocates, performances by talented poets with disabilities, and a demonstration of new technology that aids accessibility will celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Somerville.

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