Addiction and Recovery Forum at Tufts University

On September 29, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Cambridge Health Alliance and the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery are sponsoring a free forum focused on education and awareness on addiction, recovery and access to services on Saturday, October 1. The forum, open to the public and aimed at a wide audience including patients, providers, local organizations and those in recovery, will support community conversations that have been building around addiction and recovery.

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Chief David Fallon and the Somerville Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man believed to be responsible for three bank robberies this month.

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Brian Higgins Foundation Road Race

On September 29, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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Somerville High athletes participate in the Brian Higgins Foundation Road Race this past Sunday. ~Photo by Karen Toner

By Rebecca Danvers

The 8th Annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 4.2-mile Road Race to benefit the Brian Higgins Foundation was held on Sunday, September 25. The event was hosted by The Pub, Ball Square, Somerville.

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Litterbug armed to the teeth

On September 29, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to a Bolton St. location last week on reports of a suspicious vehicle.

Upon arrival, officers located the parked vehicle in question, occupied by two men, and approached them for questioning.

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Local residents give the ArtFarm a facelift

On September 29, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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By Connie Blaszczyk

Why would a group of local volunteers give up a beautiful Sunday afternoon to work at the ArtFarm? To give the site an agricultural facelift.

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Letter to the Editor – September 28

On September 28, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

(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)

To Union Square, Fluff isn’t just a treat. It’s a symbol of innovation.

In 1917, Union Square resident Archibald Query created the candy-like confection in his home kitchen and traveled door-to-door selling pints to his neighbors.  The invention was scooped up by two investors, who soon needed to scale up to meet the demand for the perfect complement to peanut butter.

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Fluff U: A Sweet Education

On September 28, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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~Photos by Kevin Dickinson

The celebration of the genius of Archibald Query, who invented Fluff right in Union Square in 1917, took place on Saturday, September 24 in Union Sq.

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Board of Alderman talks cyclist solutions

On September 28, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
Discussions regarding bicycling safety and the responsibilities of both cyclists and motor vehicle operators took a front seat at last week’s regular meeting of the Board of Alderman.

Discussions regarding bicycling safety and the responsibilities of both cyclists and motor vehicle operators took a front seat at last week’s regular meeting of the Board of Alderman.

By Amy Swain

Last Thursday’s Board of Alderman regular meeting opened with the familiar topic of cyclist safety and responsibility. All members of the Board voiced their support for the city’s bicycle population, citing the many benefits to a city from biking. However, with the growing numbers of both bikes and cars, it is obvious that steps to keep everyone safe and comfortable are in order.

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Residents join mayor at dedication of renovated Prospect Hill

On September 28, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
The newly renovated Prospect Hill Tower was ceremoniously reopened and dedicated last week, as city officials and the general public toured the monument and enjoyed the view from above.

The newly renovated Prospect Hill Tower was ceremoniously reopened and dedicated last week, as city officials and the general public toured the monument and enjoyed the view from above.

By Joe Ruvido

On Tuesday, September 20, residents of Somerville joined Mayor Joseph Curtatone at an opening ceremony for the newly renovated Prospect Hill Tower.

Speeches were made by the mayor, Ward 3 Alderman Robert McWatters, Somerville Historical Society president Barbara Mangum and other community members.

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(L-R): Boris Johnson, secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Jean-Marc Ayrault, minister of foreign affairs and international development of the French Republic; U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry; and Paolo Gentiloni, minister of foreign affairs of the Italian Republic. ~ Photo by Alonso Nichols, Tufts University.

(L-R): Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of the French Republic; U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry; and Paolo Gentiloni, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic. — Photo by Alonso Nichols, Tufts University

By Charles Lane

Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a ministerial meeting at Tufts University Saturday with his counterparts from the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy to discuss a broad range of global issues.

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