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Online forum training for Healey parents

Posted by a 11:13 am on April 26, 2010

Training for Healey parents that want to participate in online discussions about the future of the Healey school.


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2010 Conservation Commission Meeting

Posted by a 7:32 pm on April 25, 2010

This meeting is important because the Somerville Open Space and Recreation Plan, which relates to state and federal funding, is being extended.


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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

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This meeting is important because Somerville’s use of public transit, already high, will increase as the Green Line Extension and Assembly Square Orange Line stop come in.


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Women’s Film Shorts at Somerville Library

Posted by a 5:16 pm on April 22, 2010

An evening of film, video, and animation
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. The event is
free and open to the public.

Short films include:
Holding This For You / Marissa…


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Park Serve Day at Foss Park

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All you need is your community spirit and the DCR provides the rest!
Read more info here: http://parkserv.env.state.ma.us

-> We are delighted to have Groundwork Somerville join our…


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Toxic Traffic Forum, Sunday 4/24, Museum of Science

Posted by a 11:39 pm on April 21, 2010

“Toxic Traffic Forum” at the Museum of Science, Boston (from the Cambridge Health Department website)

Sunday, April 25, 2010, 3:00 pm

Emerging research links chronic exposure to motor vehicle pollution…


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Thurs 4/22 : Somerville Coffee Party — first meeting

Posted by a 4:18 pm on

We’re going to get together and find strategies to fix our democracy, and then we’re going to put them into action. Bring your ideas and your energy. Join us.


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April 28th: Books of Hope will hold a poetry workshop and youth slam at the Somerville Library

Posted by a 5:08 pm on April 20, 2010

Books of Hope (a teen literacy and empowerment program based in the Mystic Housing Project) is presenting a poetry workshop and youth poetry slam featuring poet Everett Hoagland, Wednesday, April 28th, 2010, from 6-8PM at…


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Somerville Homeless Coalition 25th Anniversary Dinner April 24th

Posted by a 11:31 pm on April 18, 2010

The Somerville Homeless Coalition will hold its annual dinner April 24th at the Center for the Arts at the Armory in Somerville beginning at 6:00 pm.  The dinner will recognize three people important to the…


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Davis Square Visioning Meeting

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Davis Square Visioning Meeting

Wed. Apr. 28 6:30 PM

Tufts Administration Building (TAB)
167 Holland St.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Alderman Gewirtz…


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Harvard Infrastructure Sustainability & Design Conference

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Harvard Infrastructure Sustainability & Design Conference

Wed. Apr. 21 – Fri. Apr. 23

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy St.
Cambridge MA (map)

This conference explores…


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Blueback Herring River Route Community Meeting

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Blueback Herring River Route Community Meeting

Wed. Apr. 21 6:30 PM

Elizabeth Peabody House
277 Broadway
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, a followup to the March 10 meeting…


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Patriot’s Day Celebration at Foss Park

Posted by a 4:32 pm on April 17, 2010

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Historic Preservation Commission Executive Director Brandon Wilson invite all residents and community members to the City’s 235th Patriot’s Day celebration, to be held at Foss Park on Monday, April 19th…


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SHS Scholarship Awards

Posted by a 11:02 am on April 16, 2010


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2nd Annual SOS Soccer Tournament

Posted by a 8:32 am on April 15, 2010

Save Our Somerville is running a soccer tournament on Patriots’ Day Monday, April 19th (pending permit approval, rain or shine). Even if you don’t play soccer, please come out and learn more about SOS events and spread the word.


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Earth Day River Cleanup

Posted by a 10:20 am on April 12, 2010

Volunteers are needed to clean the Mystic River banks and remove shopping carts and other debris from the river. Supplies will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Mystic River Watershed Association and the Gentle Giant Rowing Club.


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Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

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Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

Wed. Apr. 14, 6:00 PM

Aldermanic Chamber
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda Not Available (4/11/10)

This is…


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4/15/10 Planning Board Meeting

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Planning Board Meeting

Thurs. Apr. 15, 6:00 PM

Aldermanic Chamber
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda Not Available (4/11/10)

This is the regular…


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Campaign Kick-off Party for State Rep Sciortino

Posted by a 11:12 am on April 11, 2010

Please join me at Carl’s campaign kick-off party, Today, April 11, 3-5 pm, at Sabur Restaurant, 212 Holland Street


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Art Fair 2010 K-8 Exhibit

Posted by a 8:33 pm on April 9, 2010

The all City K-8 Art Fair Located at Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School, Lincoln Park, 3rd Floor
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, April 13th
5:30- 7:30 PM

Musical Performances
5:30- 7:30 PM…


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Getting Ready For School Workshop

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Monday, May 3rd, 2010, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location : Cummings gym
The “Getting Ready for Kindergarten” Workshop is am opportunity for new Kindergarten parents/guardians to get tips on preparing their child for Kindergarten from…


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Pre-Kindergarten Fun Night

Posted by a 8:29 pm on

Thursday, April 29th, 2010, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location : Capuano Cafeteria and Gym
Prekindergarten children and their parents/guardians will participate in activities that demonstrate math and literacy activities they are learning in class…


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April Break

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School is closed…


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YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City Celebration and Fundraiser

Posted by a 12:31 am on April 8, 2010

YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City.

April 30, 2010. 6-10 pm. Arts at the Armory.

Tickets $40.

Features food from an eclectic mix of local Somerville immigrant-run restaurants: Mexican…


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Apr 8 : Somerville Human Rights Commission Meets With Police Chief Cabral

Posted by a 9:10 am on April 7, 2010

We’ll be joined by Acting Somerville Police Chief Michael Cabral for a discussion to include the following topics: * the 2008 Romelus Police Beating Case * Private security contractors in Somerville * DHS Surveillance Cameras * The idea of creating a public oversight board for the SPD


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Somerville activist Susan McLucas speaks at Cambridge Public Library April 8 at 7:00 p.m.

Posted by a 8:42 pm on April 5, 2010

Susan McLucas, longtime Somerville resident and social change activist, hosts the Boston premiere of “Secret of the Dawn,” a film about the movement to end female excision (FGM, aka female genital mutilation) in the Muslim…


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Spring, All-City Elementary Concert

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On Thursday, April 8th please join students from each of Somerville’s seven K-6 or K-8 elementary schools for a concert featuring songs celebrating spring and global community. The concert starts at 7:00 PM, is free…


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4/8/10 2010-2011 HUD Action Plan Public Hearing

Posted by a 9:41 pm on April 4, 2010

2010-2011 HUD Action Plan Public Hearing

Thurs. Apr. 8 6:30 PM

Ralph and Jenny Center
9 New Washington St.
Somerville MA

[Facility is near the corner of Inner Belt Rd…


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Transit 2.0: The Developers Initiative

Posted by a 9:40 pm on

Transit 2.0: The Developers Initiative

Tues. Apr. 6 7:00 PM

Livable Streets Office
100 Sidney St.
Cambridge MA (map)

This presentation by Chris Dempsy of MassDOT will describe…


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Tues. Apr. 6 6:30 PM

Upper Hall
Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the third planning meeting…


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BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space Meeting

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BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space Meeting

Mon. Apr. 5 7:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
2nd Fl. Comm. Rm.
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)…


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BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Posted by a 9:36 pm on

BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Mon. Apr. 5 6:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
2nd Fl. Comm. Rm
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda


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Film: Why We Fight, April 15, Som. Public Library

Posted by a 9:35 pm on March 30, 2010

This Tax Day, find out where most of your tax $$$ go:

Why We Fight -  2005, Directed by Eugene Jarecki

Come to a community screening and discussion of this…


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Sarah Palin’s tea party in Boston, April 14

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Well, she doesn’t scare this citizen and I doubt she scares you, dear reader, but her sojourn into the birthplace of this here nation sure calls for a strong non-violent response.


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Assembly Square Mixed-Use Redevelopment FEIR Comment Period

Posted by a 10:59 pm on March 27, 2010

The Comment Period for the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Assembly Square Mixed-Use Redevelopment began March 15 2010 and ends April 23 2010. This is your last chance to weigh in on the plans for the Assembly Square Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project.


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Tufts Kids’ Day

Posted by a 9:48 pm on March 25, 2010

Tufts Kids’ Day
Tufts Medford Campus
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (registration 8:50-10:00 AM)
Kids’ Day features amusement park rides, magic shows, chemistry shows, carnival booths, and exciting performances. Kids’ Day is open to children…


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Cat + Dog Rabies Clinic, Dog Licensing

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City of Somerville Rabies Clinic
SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon

RABIES SHOT: Dogs & Cats – $10.00 per animal.

Dog Licensing available at clinic.
It is required that all…


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Somerville Youth Peace Conference April 10

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On Saturday, April 10, 2010, more than 800 youth will attend the fourth annual Somerville Youth Peace Conference at Somerville High School, 81 Highland Avenue in Somerville, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.…


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News and Events in the Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 10:06 am on March 19, 2010

YOU MIGHT HAVE ALREADY HEARD…
• Somerville High School’s drop-out rate continues to be on the decline. Get details in the press release issued by the Office of the Superintendent on Tuesday, March 16th, online…


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Getting School-Ready: A Somerville Conversation

Posted by a 9:53 pm on March 18, 2010

Please join us for a community-wide forum to explore how an understanding of culture can help all Somerville children be successful as they enter school and in their early school years. We’ll share our knowledge…


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Save the Date: Under the Roof

Posted by a 3:33 pm on March 3, 2010

Under the Roof, an event recognizing 25 years of support, housing and community by the Somerville Homeless Coalition and honoring Karen LaFrazia, one of our founding board members and now executive director of the St…


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Spread the word! Photography contest launched by the Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 1:42 pm on March 1, 2010

The Somerville Public Schools invites you to tell your stories about learning and teaching in Somerville in our Spring 2010 Digital Photography contest. Complete submissions received by April 5th will have the chance to win…


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Coffee with Carl

Posted by a 10:01 pm on February 20, 2010

Approximately fifteen people crowded around two small tables this afternoon at the Danish Pastry House in Medford to share their concerns and questions in a wide-ranging conversation with State Representative Carl Sciortino at his first district coffee hour of the year.  …


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Sticks and Stones Part 1: Bullying in Schools Today

Posted by a 9:20 pm on February 8, 2010

Free Parent/ Guardian Workshop offered by the Somerville Public Schools on Bullying in Schools Today

Monday, April 26th- 6:30-8:30 pm at the Capuano Early Childhood Center
150 Glen street
Featuring a screening of the…


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Family and Relationship Violence

Posted by a 9:19 pm on

Free Parent/ Guardian Workshop offered by the Somerville Public Schools on Family and Relationship Violence:

Wednesday, April 14th- 6:30-8:30 pm
Location still TBD
Featuring experts from Middlesex Partnerships for Youth and the Middlesex County…


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Save the dates: FREE Parent/guardian workshops in the Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 1:50 pm on December 22, 2009

OFFERED BY THE SOMERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SOMERVILLE PTA
For
SOMERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FAMILIES and COMMUNITY MEMBERS

• Youth Alcohol and Drug Use/Social Host Liability*
Wednesday, January 13th – 6:30p.m. – 8:00 PM in the…


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