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Somerville wins 4-community library test

Posted by at 2:15 pm on March 4, 2013

Somerville won the February challenge to sign up the most library patrons among four municipalities, and Arlington increased new card registrations that month by 183 percent compared to the preceding February.

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Somerville Library takes up Arlington’s challenge

Posted by at 12:15 pm on February 6, 2013

The director of Arlington libraries has issued a challenge to neighboring communities, and three others are ready for a friendly fight.Ryan Livergood is betting that Arlington can get a higher-percentage increase in new library-card registrations…

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Somerville officials help cut Alewife Greenway ribbon

Posted by at 12:34 pm on October 26, 2012

Cottage Avenue resident Adam Auster, in an Oct. 25 update on his blog, Word on the Street, reported that state and local officials cut the ribbon on the Alewife Greenway path that they

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Walk Alewife Greenway boardwalk links Somerville, Arlington

Posted by at 7:48 am on August 21, 2012

Adam Auster of Arlington, in an Aug. 19 update, notes you may now walk on the boardwalk at the Alewife Greenway path, connecting to the Minuteman Bikeway to Somerville.

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Shea leaves legacy: human rights, schools, wit

Posted by at 11:32 am on July 28, 2012

Described “a force for good in the world,” William E. Shea was honored at a funeral Mass Friday, July 27, in St. Camillus Church, in Arlington, following his July 24 death at home. He had been president Ames Envelope and had been active in many ways in Somerville. See the full story at…

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