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Apply for Somerville Poet Laureate

Posted by a 10:18 pm on November 11, 2014

Write poetry? Have a passion for inciting good words in Somerville? Please apply! (Due date: November 17)
http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/poetlaureate


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Somerville Neighborhood News #25

Posted by a 2:02 pm on October 24, 2014

Oct. 21, 2014 – Visit the Kiley Barrel site, march with the Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, learn how Tufts is trying to improve its treatment of victims of sexual abuse, see what’s up with…


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Posted in Arts and Culture, Civil and Human Rights, Government Reform, Health Care, Housing, Investigative Reports, Media, Neighborhoods and Squares, Transportation, Tufts, Video | 1 Comment »

Watch the latest Somerville Neighborhood News

Posted by a 12:09 pm on September 25, 2014

September 23, 2014 – Go Somervilleans to the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21, learn the latest on the Aldermen’s campaign finance reform law, on a new proposed ordinance that’s already leading landlords to evict…


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Posted in Announcements, Arts and Culture, Development and Zoning, Economy & Poverty, Immigration, Investigative Reports, Media, Neighborhoods and Squares, Politics, Tufts, Video | No Comments »

East Somerville Foodie Crawl News Video

Posted by a 12:08 pm on

On September 16, crowds gathered in East Somerville to get a taste of the foods and drinks that can be found along Broadway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuZCBDDSEF0
Sixteen restaurants set up booths or opened their doors and served…


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Latest Somerville Neighborhood News

Posted by a 9:24 pm on July 30, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News is produced by the volunteers, interns and staff of SCATV.
Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/scatvsnn

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What’s the latest on the McGrath grounding? Are bikers obeying the…


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The Latest Somerville Neighborhood News show

Posted by a 11:48 am on July 16, 2014

Watch the Latest Newscast of Somerville Neighborhood News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbfsnzuZSH4&feature=youtu.be
Somerville Neighborhood News is a community service production of SCATV.
Here is what the latest newscast will bring you: The Boston Globe says…


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An open letter on zoning from the Somerville Arts Council advisory board

Posted by a 11:26 am on July 8, 2014

Mayor Curtatone, esteemed Alders, and members of the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development,


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World Cup Fever in Somerville by Justin Page

Posted by a 12:58 pm on July 6, 2014

Somerville, MA, July 1, 2014 – The 2014 World Cup might be in Brazil, but in some parts of Somerville, the fans are yelling in Portuguese and Spanish and other languages, rooting for their home countries’…


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Community and Diversity at Carnaval 2014

Posted by a 5:38 pm on June 18, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. The half-hour news show has as its mission to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues…


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4/25/14 Screening: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change

Posted by a 9:36 pm on April 20, 2014

We need innovative solutions to the problems of transportation and infrastructure in today’s environmentally-stressed society. Come and view one solution. More…


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Somerville Neighborhood News Eps. 12

Posted by a 9:58 am on April 10, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTKImaueyOE&list=PLoFyRgrTeiKiZDYI67dRDhapNh2iu8VQI&feature=share
April 8, 2014 – Attend the Deanna Cremin memorial and hear from her sister, learn how Somerville is fighting against the overdose epidemic, visit the Irish Film Festival, learn about air pollution near Route…


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Watch Somerville Neighborhood News online!

Posted by a 7:17 pm on March 27, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News eps. 11
March 25, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB1YIUGilJc&feature=share&list=UUihzsbcApusRDw3PTTjwpHg

In SNN episode # 11, reporters bring you stories on a new program for young readers at Porter Square books, on a former child…


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SNN reports on TEDxSomerville

Posted by a 10:53 pm on March 13, 2014

TEDxSomerville: Causing a Ruckus at Brooklyn Boulders

On March 30th, Brooklyn Boulders will be transformed into a giant lecture and performance space by the volunteers involved with TEDxSomerville. “My hope is that we bring…


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SNN Eps #9–SHS Quiz Team, Mystic Fashion Show, Affordable Housing & more!

Posted by a 4:58 pm on February 27, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News is produced by the volunteers, interns and staff of SCATV. It is the only independent TV newscast created for Somervillens. We are trying to continuously raise awareness about this community resource and…


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Net Neutrality & Internet Access Panel @ Tufts

Posted by a 10:35 am on February 20, 2014

Do you know about Net Neutrality and do you care about the Future of Internet Access?

 
What does the future hold for Open

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Somerville Public Library’s StoryCorps Kickoff Weekend

Posted by a 8:50 am on February 3, 2014

Share your story at the Somerville Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue (near City Hall) during the weekend of February 8 – 9, 2014- and be recorded by #StoryCorps!


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Potluck & Lecture at SCATV on Media Financing & Distribution

Posted by a 10:20 pm on December 9, 2013

Somerville Community Access TV (SCATV) is hosting its 3rd Potluck & Media Lecture Series, our featured guests are the founders of Filmmakers Collaborative. FC is coming to SCATV as part of our Potluck and Lecture Series on Tuesday, December 10 from 7 to 9 pm at 90 Union Square.

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Heads-up for theater + history geeks: A Man for All Seasons

Posted by a 9:24 pm on December 2, 2013

Ok, I’ll admit to a bit of history geekiness. I’ve read a lot of Tudor-period history, and have always found the story of Thomas More compelling. I was lured in to the period…


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Join the Somerville Neighborhood News Team

Posted by a 2:27 pm on September 24, 2013

SCATV is launching a new, bi-weekly TV news program for Channel 3 in October. People interested in being reporters or anchors for the program should come to an information session at SCATV, 90 Union Square…


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Celebrate the ADA! Free Movie Screening 7/27/13- MUSIC WITHIN

Posted by a 3:35 pm on July 24, 2013

The Anniversary of the signing of the ADA is Friday July 26th! Want to celebrate this weekend? Here’s one free event: On Saturday, a free screening of MUSIC WITHIN– the 2007 drama about the true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker, whose hearing disability attained in the Vietnam War drove him to become an activist for the Americans with DisAbilities Act.


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5/18/13 – 9/21/13 Saturday Handmade Arts Market at Assembly Row

Posted by a 7:46 pm on June 2, 2013

Federal Realty and the Somerville arts community have started a market at Assembly Square. Check it out. More…


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Free Film “URBAN ROOTS” Wed 5/29

Posted by a 11:18 am on May 20, 2013

Somerville Climate Action Film Series Presents:
“URBAN ROOTS: When Everything Collapses Plant Your Field Of Dreams,” at the Armory facility, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville. Discussion of urban farming will follow.


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(Free Movie) EMPOWERED: Power From the People

Posted by a 4:58 pm on April 3, 2013

Somerville Climate Action and Rep. Denise Provost present a free film,

Empowered: Power From the People

Tompkins County, NY is one of the cloudiest, least windy places in the country, and yet its residents…


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SCATV Expands its Distribution to the World from SCATVsomerville.org

Posted by a 3:03 pm on March 26, 2013

Somerville Community Access Television launched a new website that streams Channel 3 over the Internet to the world. WWW.scatvsomerville.org allows users to watch the live stream and select individual programs for on-demand viewing


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The Library Grows – Up?

Posted by a 11:16 am on

Somerville Library as a digital laboratory, community service, and creative resource to both city and national users.


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Free Movie: Mother Nature’s Child

Posted by a 1:24 pm on March 23, 2013

Somerville Climate Action, Rep. Denise Provost and The Growing Center present a free film:

MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD

Mother Nature’s Child explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and
development through the experience of…


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Free Teen Creative Writing Program at Somerville Public Library Begins Sunday March 24

Posted by a 9:01 pm on March 19, 2013

Are you a teen who likes to write stories about aliens, blogs, flash fiction, or poems? Are you interested in becoming a novelist, short story writer or poet?


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3/6: Bad Attitude and Bluegrass @ Rosebud

Posted by a 10:45 pm on March 4, 2013

This is not your grandmother’s literary event.

On Wednesday March 6, from 6 to 8pm, nonfiction writers Ethan Gilsdorf and Steve Macone and poets Janet Wondra and Ava Leavell Haymon perform their work and deliver a heathy dose of “bad attitude” — from the playful, irreverent, and transgressive to just plain bad-tempered work.…


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Public TV and Walmart: WGBH Responds

Posted by a 9:21 pm on February 24, 2013

When my membership renewal came due  I sent WGBH a letter explaining the dilemma I faced deciding whether to continue to support Boston’s non-commercial public television station. I had recently seen a promotional piece- a…


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1/31 : “Raising The Nave Porch Roof!” music fundraiser — PA’s Lounge

Posted by a 9:45 pm on January 17, 2013

The “Raising The Nave Porch Roof” fundraiser is being presented by several local area PorchFest bands (www.somervilleartscouncil.org/porchfest) who are fans of the Nave Gallery and thrilled about the opening of the Gallery’s new Nave Gallery Annex, a non-profit community space located right next door to Redbones at 53 Chester St. in Davis Sq.


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Disability Reframed Film Series Presents ‘Children of a Lesser God’ on January 12, 2013

Posted by a 3:37 pm on December 21, 2012

DisAbility Reframed presents a showing of Children of A Lesser God at the Cambridge Citywide Senior Center on January 12, 2012. All welcome!


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Free Inspirational Movie: “Shift Change”

Posted by a 11:01 pm on October 23, 2012

Please join us for the New England Premier of “Shift  Change”,

What: An inspirational new documentary by veteran filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin about the real possibilities offered by worker cooperatives during this…


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Magic For Smart People – Bob The Magic Guy

Posted by a 10:35 pm on October 6, 2012

Hello All,

Just wanted to let you know I will be doing two shows, Magic For Smart People, at the Somerville Theater in Davis Square on Saturday October 20 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM…


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Home Movie Day at SCATV on October 20

Posted by a 3:51 pm on October 5, 2012

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Home Movie Day is a worldwide event that invites you to see and share your own home movies with an audience of your community. It’s also a chance to…


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“Somerville stock exchange” community art project update

Posted by a 9:28 am on October 3, 2012

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to give an update on my year-long community art project, “The Somerville Stock Exchange,” which just reached its six-month mark. Thought you might be interested…


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HONK! Festival 2012: with 34 activist street bands — Oct. 4-8

Posted by a 7:15 pm on September 30, 2012

7th Annual HONK! Festival 2012 www.HonkFest.org … events based in and near Davis Square, Somerville and Harvard Square, Cambridge. This year featuring the following bands:


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Jonathan Kozol talk at Memorial Church Sept. 19

Posted by a 12:07 pm on September 13, 2012

Jonathan Kozol has spent many years in schools that serve children of poverty, writing a series of powerful books that began with Death At An Early Age about his experiences as a Boston teacher…


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Neighbors along the Mystic

Posted by a 6:26 pm on September 10, 2012

Saturday was the terrific Meet Me at the Mystic 40th anniversary event organized by MyRWA. It was a great day to be out—breezy and rain-free at least in the morning. From the dam…


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Celebrating the Mystic, 40 years of working in the right direction

Posted by a 9:49 pm on August 27, 2012

Recently I had a bit of a mental meltdown. I’ve been wanting to own a kayak for years, but have kept putting it off. I was renting them periodically, but I really wanted to paddle…


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Animation Bootcamps with Emmy Nominated Instructor

Posted by a 5:54 pm on August 8, 2012

SCATV is pleased to host two workshops in cartoon animation with Instructor Gabriel Polonsky. Mr Polonsky is a professional, Emmy nominated animation director, artist, and cartoonist. He has created projects for Cartoon Network, Discovery, and…


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6/19: Growthbusters – Film screening – How do we become a sustainable civilization? 7-9pm

Posted by a 10:15 pm on June 10, 2012

Presented by State Representative Denise Provost and Somerville Climate Action. Rather than dispensing facts about climate change; peak energy, food and water; and biodiversity loss, this film examines the cultural barriers that prevent us from acting rationally.


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Share a Laugh Comedy Benefit with Wendy Liebman & Friends

Posted by a 1:57 pm on May 9, 2012

Tomorrow night, Thursday, there will be a great comedy show at the Somerville Theater to raise money for over 30 fabulous local social justice organizations.


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Announcing the “Somerville Stock Exchange” community art project

Posted by a 4:08 pm on May 6, 2012

Hi everyone!

I’m working on a new community art project– and I hope you’ll decide to participate!

It’s called “The Somerville Stock Exchange,” or SSE for short. Unlike our New…


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@SomervilleCity’s Retaliation Against Accessibility Whistleblower Casts Chilling Effect

Posted by a 9:09 pm on April 6, 2012

Last week, Mayor @JoeCurtatone retaliated against Somerville accessibility rights advocate Eileen Feldman after she blew the whistle on the City’s attempt to have the U.S. Surgeon General’s March 23rd health grant event held at the then-inaccessible Armory…


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TEDx Somerville: A Stimulating Hodge Podge

Posted by a 10:13 pm on March 4, 2012

Well, I’m missing the after-party, but I wanted to share some tidbits from this event that raged all day at the Armory today.…


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3/6 Screening of Oscar-nominated film, GASLAND

Posted by a 8:25 pm on March 2, 2012

State Representative Denise Provost and Somerville Climate Action present the Oscar-nominated film “GASLAND”. The billion dollar energy industry has a dirty little secret… Followed by a discussion. Free of charge.


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Creative, Sustainable, TEDxSomerville

Posted by a 8:59 pm on February 19, 2012

Do you ever play the “If-I-had-a-million-dollars” game? Whenever I play, I think of throwing intimate parties for brilliant, powerful people who will orchestrate the betterment of society before my eyes. Now that TEDx is coming to the Armory, I don’t have to hit the lottery to get a full day’s taste of the experience.…


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Meeting TONIGHT about mayor’s plan to close Davis Square library

Posted by a 11:30 am on January 18, 2012

Somerville Voices was asked to post this notice about a library meeting from the Davis Square LiveJournal: http://davis-square.livejournal.com/2824126.html.

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Rob Rudin’s Half-Jewish, with Naftule’s Dream, at Johnny D’s — January 24

Posted by a 4:22 pm on January 8, 2012

Rob Rudin’s Half-Jewish, double bill with Naftule’s Dream. Tuesday, January 24, 8:00 pm. $10 cash at door. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville. For information call (617) 776-2004 or log onto www.johnnyds.com.


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The Longest Night Service

Posted by a 2:03 pm on December 20, 2011

We’ll gather on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, for a spiritual-but-not-necessarily-religious event to acknowledge the shadow side of the season.


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Chandler Travis’ Christmas Cavalcade December 15th at Johnny D’s

Posted by a 10:11 pm on December 6, 2011

Hope you will all join us for a great evening of music featuring Liv Taylor, Jennifer Kimball, the Upper Crust, The Darlings, the Chandler Travis Philharmonic and many more great musicians. All proceeds benefit the…


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Holiday in the Ville’

Posted by a 7:44 pm on November 6, 2011

Do you like music? Dancing? and free Concerts? Well! On Saturday November 26, 2011, come on down to Davis Square for the benefit concert fundraiser to support the Somerville Music Department.…


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Live Ghosts Haunt Milk Row Cemetary

Posted by a 7:55 pm on October 12, 2011

Come visit the City’s only 19th century burial grounds, rarely open to the public. During SOMERSTREETS, a street festival on Sunday, October 23rd from noon to 4pm, ”The Ghosts of Somerville: Up Close and Intimate”…


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This Incredible, Smaht Villen is on Jeopardy!

Posted by a 8:19 pm on October 11, 2011

Joon Pahk, a physics teacher from Somerville, MA, is winding up a whirlwind of wins. Watch Jeopardy! tomorrow and cheer him on!


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19th Annual Tour de Somerville: “Arts in the ‘Ville”

Posted by a 9:13 am on September 29, 2011

The Somerville Bicycle Committee invites you to ride our 19th Annual Tour de Somerville.  This year’s theme is “Arts in the ‘Ville”.

We’ll meet at 10 am on Saturday, October 15 in Seven Hills…


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Magic For Smart People – Bob The Magic Guy

Posted by a 10:22 pm on September 18, 2011

Magic For Smart People 
 
Somerville Theater, Davis Square
Saturday Sept 24

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Green

Posted by a 12:25 pm on September 16, 2011

The latest robocall announced the 4th Annual Riverfest, Saturday, 9/17, featuring “fireworks, entertainment, food and family activities” for Somerville residents. The familiar and friendly voice of Jackie Rossetti encouraged residents to participate. The latter part…


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9/21/11 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Posted by a 5:51 pm on September 11, 2011

The agenda includes 149-151 Washington St. seeking a Special Permit with Design Review to establish a tattoo parlor.


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Show Us Your Fluff!

Posted by a 10:12 am on August 31, 2011

Are you a fan of Marshmallow Fluff? Does it remind you of childhood memories of having the perfect combination of a Fluffernutter, do you dream about it swirled into Nutella for a delectable, chocolate, “fluffy”…


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“JUNKIE,” new play by Somerville playwright

Posted by a 9:36 am on July 26, 2011

“JUNKIE,” a new play by Somerville playwright John Shea, will be at the Boston Playwright’s Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, August 25-September 4, 2011.  ”JUNKIE,” is the story of Cal, and his time in a drug rehabilitation…


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City Stalls Access at Noncompliant Armory

Posted by a 4:26 pm on July 20, 2011

The Armory at 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville fails to uphold their promise to State Board to achieve an Accessible entrance by May 15, 2011.


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Parts and Crafts Summer Camp starts this week!

Posted by a 10:44 am on June 27, 2011

A whole summer of invention and creation!   We’ll have our art / electronics workbench, a bunch of hand-tools, building supplies, scrap materials, air pumps, hot glue, duct tape, etc. Things will be attached to wheels…


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JOIN THE CIRCUS NEXT WEEK

Posted by a 11:50 am on June 24, 2011

OPENAIR CIRCUS CLASSES START NEXT WEEK!

This is a great summer program for kids as young as three through teens and adults.  Tumbling for two is for parent/child teams.  It’s local, affordable, and fun. …


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Magic For Smart People – Bob The Magic Guy

Posted by a 10:00 pm on June 16, 2011

Somerville Theater, Saturday, June 25
2:30 PM and 7:30 PM, 1 hr 15 min
Appropriate for age 8 & up. Limited seating.
Reservations call 617-661-8021 not the theater. Last shows sold out.

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Artist Karen Aqua, 1954- 2011

Posted by a 7:34 pm on June 3, 2011

Karen Aqua passed away May 30, 2011.  She was a warm, funny, incredible human being and a brilliant artist and animator, and she shared her extraordinary work and process with great candor and kindness in…


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First Annual Somerville Public Schools Choral Festival

Posted by a 12:26 pm on June 1, 2011

Wednesday, June 8th from 1:00-3:00 PM at Somerville High School (81 Highland Avenue)

The First Annual Somerville Public Schools Choral Festival featuring the Grammy award winning Swingle Singers from London, The Spivey Hall Childrens…


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A2Empowerment benefit featuring The Mood Swings

Posted by a 10:25 pm on May 24, 2011

A2Empowerment will hold a phenomenally fun benefit event featuring Boston’s fantastic, one-and-only all-women swing orchestra, The Mood Swings.  Join us June 18th, 2011 at the George Dilboy VFW Post in Davis Square, Somerville, from 7-11…


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Somerville Story Contest: We Have A Winner!

Posted by a 9:42 pm on May 23, 2011

Three winners, in fact.

First place, $100, goes to Francesca Zimmerman for her post on the need to renovate the high school


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4/29 Somerville Human Rights Commission To Hold Fundraiser : Play about Racism and Classism

Posted by a 1:21 pm on April 25, 2011

The Somerville Human Rights Commission will hold a fund raiser at the Friday, April 29th performance of John Shea’s racially charged play, “The Painter.”  The performance will be at the Unity Church, 6 William Street, (corner of College Ave. and William Street,) at 8:00pm.  A talk back, hosted by Sonja Darai, will follow the performance and issues in the play: racial intolerance, violence and hatred, will be discussed with Shea, director Robert Lublin and actors, Michael Nurse and Jared Wright. …


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City’s world flavors to shine at “YUM: Taste of Immigrant City” benefit

Posted by a 2:28 pm on April 19, 2011

Hungry for something different? Then check out YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City. A fundraiser for the Somerville-based The Welcome Project, YUM will feature an array of culinary delights to tickle the taste buds and delight the senses. The event takes place at Arts for the Armory on April 27.


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John Shea’s play, “The Painter”, opens at Unity Church!

Posted by a 1:19 pm on April 16, 2011

Come see John Shea’s play, The Painter at Unity Church, 6 William St., Somerville.  A story of race, class and power.  April 16, 22, 23, 29, 30.  All shows 8:00pm.  Tickets, $15.00.   For tickets, information…


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Video production workshop for middle school students

Posted by a 2:35 pm on April 13, 2011


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High-Stakes Testing and No Child Left Behind: An Animated Debate

Posted by a 4:57 pm on April 11, 2011

Inspired partly by Somerville data walls, I’ve made this animation about high-stakes testing and NCLB.


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4.30.2011: Tom Waits Tribute at P.A.’s Lounge to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition

Posted by a 6:10 am on April 10, 2011

On the heels of Tom Waits’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, P.A.’s Lounge hosts a Tom Waits Tribute on April 30, 2011 to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition.


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The Somerville Voices ‘This Happened in Somerville’ CONTEST

Posted by a 8:37 pm on April 4, 2011

Somerville Voices is sponsoring a high school story contest with a prize of $100.

Deadline:
May 1, 2011

The topic:
“This happened in Somerville.” (True stories, not fiction.)…


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(calendar item) An Event of A Cappella Music to Benefit RESPOND

Posted by a 1:18 pm on April 1, 2011

Saturday April 2, 2011 @ Congregation B’nai Brith of Somerville

201 Central Street

Performances by local groups Shir Appeal and Honorable Menschen


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Screening of The Economics of Happiness

Posted by a 7:46 pm on March 20, 2011

FILM SCREENING

Somerville Climate Action & Representative Denise Provost Film Series present

The Economics of Happiness
followed by a discussion with Julie Matthaei, Economics Professor at Wellesley College

Monday March 28th, 6:30…


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Huge Comedy Event at the Somerville Theatre

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American Comedy Award winner, Wendy Liebman, will be performing at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square (55 Davis Square. Somerville, MA 02144) on April 21st.

Wendy is a nationally famed comedian, who has been…


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3/28/11 Free Screening: The Economics of Happiness

Posted by a 3:42 pm on

Communities are coming together to rebuild more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.


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“An Evening of Music” Concert to Benefit Somerville Homeless Coalition

Posted by a 9:45 pm on March 8, 2011

Calling all music lovers! Four Boston area musicians will be hosting a benefit concert for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, aptly-titled “An Evening of Music, Bach & Bolling.”…


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Riveting play about race and class – this April in Davis Square

Posted by a 4:53 pm on February 22, 2011

Long before the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., made race and class national topics of debate, there was John Shea’s, “The Painter.”  When an Irish immigrant painter and his renowned African-American boss come…


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Somerville’s Ashraf Hegazy talks about Egypt on WBUR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook

Posted by a 10:39 pm on February 13, 2011

Ashraf spoke with Tom Ashbrook and guests twice recently.…


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2/14 Museum matching grant deadline

Posted by a 9:17 am on February 9, 2011

The Somerville Museum is counting down the remaining days left of the matching grant for the new roof and window repair.


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“The history of Somerville, 2010-2100″ at the library!

Posted by a 8:33 pm on February 8, 2011

“History of Somerville, 2010-2100″ book reading and talk at the library on February 23.


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“The history of Somerville, 2010-2100″ at the Nave

Posted by a 5:59 pm on January 22, 2011

Community art project at the Nave Gallery.


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Somerville’s 235th Flag Raising, Jan 1st

Posted by a 10:57 pm on December 22, 2010


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Somerville is Comical, Part 5

Posted by a 1:07 pm on December 21, 2010

Somerville is home to many interesting and accomplished comic artists. Today’s posting features the art of Tim Finn and Raul Gonzalez.
(Part 5 of a multipart article on comic art in Somerville, first published in Somerville Scout, Fall 2010.)


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Boston Free Radio launches in Somerville

Posted by a 2:56 pm on December 20, 2010

Boston Free Radio offers a unique opportunity for aspiring DJs and radio producers in Massachusetts. The new Internet radio station, streaming from BostonFreeRadio.com and based in Somerville, is open to the participation of any Massachusetts…


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Somerville Armory To Be Accessible by May 15, 2011

Posted by a 5:50 pm on December 16, 2010

On November 29, 2010, the state Architectural Access Board voted to accept the Armory architect’s Plan 1.1b, dated October 17, 2010, which will provide for an accessible entrance ramp for this much-used Somerville facility.


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Join the Solstice Flashmob!

Posted by a 12:02 pm on December 15, 2010

A friend of mine is organizing a winter solstice flashmob. Her message: “The Winter Solstice is Tuesday, 12/21 (same date, forwards and back!) at 6:38 pm.  Come to the Prospect Hill Tower at 6:30 and bring light & music makers—flashlights, cell phones, sparklers, drums, kazoos, trumpets, fiddles …. …


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2011 Saturday Afternoon Family Films at the Library

Posted by a 1:05 am on December 10, 2010

As promised, here’s the lineup of family films that we’ll be showing at the Central Library one Saturday afternoon per month at 2:00 p.m.

January 15th:
Muppets from Space

February 12th:


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Somerville Community Chorus concert at Clarendon Hill Presbyterian

Posted by a 9:40 am on December 9, 2010

[Posted for Paul Bockelman] Local celebrity Tom Champion, known as “the Voice of Somerville,” will make a special guest appearance Saturday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. when the Somerville Community Chorus closes its 25th anniversary…


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The Illuminations *Bicycle* Tour – Saturday 12/18

Posted by a 3:45 pm on December 8, 2010

Please join the Somerville Bicycle Committee on Saturday evening, Dec 18, to celebrate the coming of winter and year round cycling. We will enjoy a casual bike tour to see some of the city’s…


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Library announces film series lineup for 2011

Posted by a 12:15 pm on December 6, 2010

A few weeks ago I posted a question: what would draw you to a free film at the Library?  I got a small amount of feedback through the Library’s blog, Facebook, and by talking with…


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Somerville Is Comical, Part 4

Posted by a 12:49 pm on December 2, 2010

Somerville is home to many interesting and accomplished comic artists. Today’s posting features the art of Pat Davidson and B. Douglas De Rocher.
(Part 4 of a multipart article on comic art in Somerville, first published in Somerville Scout, Fall 2010.)


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KyAnn, Joe, and a Reindog Shop Local on Greater Somerville

Posted by a 6:02 pm on November 25, 2010

[11/23/2010]

Greater Somerville takes its show on the road to kickoff the holiday season,
encourage local shopping, taste some great wines and prove that reindogs can
host a TV talk show.…


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Somerville Is Comical, Part 3

Posted by a 9:04 am on November 24, 2010

Somerville is home to many interesting and accomplished comic artists. Today’s posting features the art of Jef Czekaj.
(Part 3 of a multipart article on comic art in Somerville, first published in Somerville Scout, Fall 2010.)


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Somerville’s own ANIKAI Dance to tour India

Posted by a 9:43 am on November 23, 2010

Somerville-based ANIKAI Dance Company is about to embark on the biggest international tour any dance company from the Boston area has ever been on (besides the Boston Ballet). This is the most extensive tour of India by any US dance company since 1926 when Ruth St. Denis took her Denishawn Dancers.…


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Welcome to Somerville…. Review

Posted by a 10:25 pm on November 19, 2010

I’ve just come from the reading of John Shea’s play Welcome to Somerville: Permit Parking Only at First Church on College Ave. There’s another reading tomorrow night at 7 there. I strongly recommend it…


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Somerville Public Library seeks your input

Posted by a 9:58 am on November 18, 2010

We’re currently running two film series at the Central Library. Family Films, including cartoons and popcorn, are shown one Saturday afternoon per month, and so far they’ve been well attended. We’ve also been showing movies…


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Somerville Is Comical, Part 2

Posted by a 12:42 pm on November 16, 2010

Learn about four major sources for buying and borrowing comics in our city: Comicazi, Hub Comics, Papercut Zine Library, and Somerville Public Library. These same venues also make important contributions to the creation of comic art and a comics community in Somerville.
(Part 2 of a multipart article on comic art in Somerville, first published in Somerville Scout, Fall 2010.)


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Chick Singer Night Boston concert on 11/13 to benefit music programs in local schools

Posted by a 9:56 am on November 10, 2010

Saturday, November 13th, 2010, 3:30 – 7:00 pm
Location : Johnny D’s Uptown Cafe (17 Holland Street)…


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Somerville Trading Post meets Sunday 11/14

Posted by a 9:00 pm on November 9, 2010

In yesterday’s Time Trade Circle newsletter (I’m a member), I learned about the Somerville Trading Post that meets at the Somerville Community Growing Center on Vinal Ave. Have you…


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Somerville Is Comical, Part 1

Posted by a 12:18 pm on

If you are fortunate enough to live in Somerville, you are well situated for an intimate view into the world of comic art. And as you peer into this world, you may even find some of your daily realities staring back at you: Somerville itself is woven into a number of these cartoon narratives. (Part 1 of a multipart article on comic art in Somerville, first published in Somerville Scout, Fall 2010.)


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Watch Playwright/Producer Bill Doncaster on Greater Somerville

Posted by a 10:53 pm on November 3, 2010

[11/2/2010] Click photo to watch.

Joe and KyAnn take a break from politics and talk with Bill Doncaster about his new…


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Holy Baptist Church moves across the street

Posted by a 9:50 pm on October 27, 2010

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs442.ash2/71517_1617934095633_1454790449_1530832_6769503_n.jpg

I ran down the street to photograph this huge happening on College Ave. on Sunday morning. …


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Art & Youth: The Capacity to Live a Full & Creative Life

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The Capacity to Live a Full & Creative Life: this is what we want for our children, our youth, and ourselves! Come to a community-created art exhibit featuring art created by Somerville artists ages 8 to 88.


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Watch Local Author Nancy Carlsson-Paige on Greater Somerville

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[10/26/2010]

Join hosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson as they talk with Somerville resident, Lesley University professor and author Nancy Carlsson-Paige.  Carlsson-Paige is the author or co-author of five books on childhood learning.  Tonight she discusses her latest, “Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids”.

Visit: http://www.nancycarlssonpaige.org/


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Tell The Stories of Somerville

Posted by a 9:00 pm on October 24, 2010

Somerville residents: Bring a 5 minute story and get in free! Johnny D’s Story Slam 10/26 7:30 pm.


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Watch Somerville Playwright John Shea on Greater Somerville

Posted by a 8:34 pm on October 22, 2010

John Shea on Greater Somerville.

[Oct 19, 2010]

Somerville playwright John Shea, talks with Joe Lynch about his newest…


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Somerville Open Studios Kick-Off Event

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Please join us for The SOS Kick-Off Event and Planning Meeting at Brickbottom Studios Gallery, 1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, on November 3, 2010, 7pm to 9pm.
Enjoy a little food and wine while mingling with…


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SCATV Creative Arts Festival

Posted by a 4:34 pm on October 13, 2010

Somerville Community Access Television is proud to announce the third annual live, three-hour showcase of Somerville music, dance, poetry and more. The program begins at  7:00pm on Thursday, October 21, and will be cablecast on Channel 3.…


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RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES…Sex, Drugs, Violence…

Posted by a 12:12 pm on

“WELCOME TO SOMERVILLE, Permit Parking Only,” a new play by John Shea

 A mother drinks, a daughter, “cuts.”  Two young men think violence is the answer to what they see as an immigration problem. …


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Honk! festival 2010

Posted by a 12:03 am on October 12, 2010

Here is a link to my pictures from the 5th annual Honk! festival.  Many of the pictures show members of the Red Bandana Brigade marching in the Honk! parade from Davis Sq. to Harvard Sq…


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CAAS Annual Meeting and Celebration (with Jimmy Tingle)

Posted by a 11:02 pm on October 7, 2010

Jimmy Tingle will appear at Somerville anti-poverty agency’s celebration.


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Dance Core Project

Posted by a 6:15 pm on October 5, 2010

Hello fellow Somervillians,

I am a local choreographer looking for some online voting support for a very exciting project in the arts called Dance Core. I hope you will join Weber Dance to bring…


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A New Play…All About Somerville!

Posted by a 12:02 am on September 24, 2010

An elected official is accused of sexually assaulting teen-aged boys in his home while his wife is at work.  Warring restaurant owners may come face to face in court as tempers flare.  A young girl realizes “cutting,” is not…


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Coming soompa loompa….

Posted by a 11:30 am on September 23, 2010

Poster advertising open auditions for 3-5th graders for the role of oompa loompa…elementary auditions for the role of oompa loompa in the February 2011 Somerville High School production of Willy Wonka: The…


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7-12 Grade “Broadway Somerville” sign-up

Posted by a 7:26 pm on September 11, 2010

A free after school musical theatre group directed by Somerville Youth Arts Coordinator, Jimmy Del Ponte


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HONK! Photo Exhibit opening this Saturday, Sept. 4th, in Davis Square — runs through September 30, 2010

Posted by a 6:19 pm on September 1, 2010

HONK! FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT featuring work by Greg Cook, Tiffany Knight, Mark Dannenhauer, Jesse Edsell-Vetter, Benjamin Greenberg, Chris Yeager & Akos Szilvasi. Exhibit runs through September 30th with an opening on Saturday, September 4th, 6-8 pm,
in Davis Square, Somerville.


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The Unreliable Narrator Theatre Group and The Pluto Tapes a Laugh-Outloud Cyberpunk Delight

Posted by a 3:16 pm on August 25, 2010

The combined talents of Somerville writer and Artistic Director Carl Danielson, composer and Musical Director Andy Hicks; and a savvy, funny cast and crew called “Unreliable Narrator Theater Group” benefit Equality Now!


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Middle School Students Make Movies

Posted by a 6:20 pm on August 11, 2010

Somerville Community Access Television is starting a 12-session Next Generation Producers afterschool media club for Somerville middle school students.  The club will meet on Wednesdays, beginning on September 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 at 90…


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OPENAIR Circus This Weekend!

Posted by a 4:09 pm on July 24, 2010

Kids, Clowns, Talent, Crazy Fun.

OPENAIR Circus presents its 25th season Big Top performance

July 30 & 31, and August 1, 2010

Families from Greater Somerville will be amazing


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Somerville student work on display online!

Posted by a 9:21 am on July 14, 2010

Somerville student work is on display in the Department of Education’s virtual art galleryhttp://www.doe.mass.edu/resources/kidart.aspx?page=51! See samples of youth art made in schools. Are you there? Is your child or teen’s work there?

For…


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Kids’ Art Show: In their World

Posted by a 9:34 pm on July 7, 2010

We are inviting all kids 5 years old and under to submit original art for a show at True Grounds Café. This first-of-its-kind show will display the individuality, diversity and development of young children’s artistic…


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Mystic Ink Tour: Somerville-Cambridge Rolling Tomorrow

Posted by a 3:41 pm on June 18, 2010

Books of Hope’s

Mystic Ink Tour is keepin it live and rollin as it moves through New England bringing poetry performances by today’s youth and books that they’ve written to communities near you!…


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OPENAIR Circus starts next week: classes, teen intensive

Posted by a 10:56 am on June 17, 2010

The OPENAIR Circus opens its doors for the 25th time this summer.  Each year, over a hundred children ages 3-15 learn self confidence and an appreciation for community and the arts through a great variety…


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FREE Screening of A Sea Change: Imagine a World Without Fish

Posted by a 10:28 pm on June 15, 2010

· Screening of A Sea Change: Imagine a World Without Fish, Sat. 6/26 7 – 9 pm at First Church Somerville, 89 College Avenue.   This newly released film is about ocean acidification, climate change, and…


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“Forest” — a new dance work from Somerville choreographer Wendy Jehlen

Posted by a 9:48 pm on June 3, 2010

A new dance performance choreographed by a wonderful Somerville choreographer (who just happens to be my daughter) will premiere Friday, June 18, at 8 pm, and Saturday, June 19, at 3 and 8 pm, at…


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Posted by a 9:29 pm on May 23, 2010

This meeting is important because Somerville’s citywide development for the next twenty years will be shaped by the comprehensive plan. This meeting is open to the public.


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Superintendent of Inspectional Services Misleads Architectural Access Board

Posted by a 9:55 am on May 20, 2010

The Architectural Access Board will hold a Hearing on 18 Architectural Access Code Violations for Arts at the Armory facility on Monday, May 24, at 1 p.m.

back story: On February 8, Building…


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Somerville play exposes dangers for day laborers

Posted by a 9:37 pm on May 16, 2010

Immigrants who gather at Foss Park each morning as early as 5 am looking for work as day laborers are the subject of a new play that will enjoy its community premiere on Friday, May 21st at the Black Box Theater at the Elizabeth Peabody House, 277 Broadway. The program begins at 7:30 pm.

The new play, “They Don’t Tell You Anything!” will be performed as part of an evening of theater, stories and conversation about the struggles and challenges that many Somerville residents face after they are picked up by contractors each morning to paint or perform demolition work. Written by playwright and English teacher Meryl Becker, the play will be performed by student actors from the Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences (SCALE).


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Somerville Natives To Host Grand Opening May 8th

Posted by a 11:20 pm on May 5, 2010

Somerville, MA May 3rd 2010 – Somerville “mompreneur” Kerri Friedlander and husband Lucas today announced their intention to hold a Grand Opening sale at the Upland Road location of “TwinkleStar Boutique” in Porter Square on…


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Haitian youth embark on Book Release Tour

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This May, local Haitian youth living in Somerville’s Mystic Housing Projects set off on a 10-stop book tour, called the Mystic Ink Tour, to bring their stories to communities across New England. The DIY tour will take the teens out of their economically-challenged neighborhood and bring them to some of the most celebrated spoken word venues and bookstores in the region. www.booksofhope-ma.org


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Arts At The Armory Approved For Beer & Wine License!

Posted by a 11:47 am on April 28, 2010

Despite verbal and written opposition by neighbors, the License Commission approved a transfer of a beer & wine license (donated) by Dali to the Arts at the Armory located at 191 Highland Avenue in Ward 5 on April 26th.…


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Shaken, Not Speared?

Posted by a 10:01 pm on April 25, 2010

Shake Up Shakespeare with Theatre@First! Auditions May 10-12 for performances July 16-18 and July 22-24.


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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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Healey School Talent Show

Posted by a 11:08 am on April 16, 2010

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
Location : Healey School (5 Meacham Street)…


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Young Artists in Action Gala for Healey Arts Enrichment

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Sunday, May 16th, 2010, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Location : Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave
Healey School’s First Annual Young Artists in Action Gala to raise funds to support 2010-2011 arts enrichment activities…


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Artists’ Choice Opening Reception

Posted by a 10:23 am on April 12, 2010

The 2010 Somerville Open Studios is coming up soon!  This Friday, April 16, is the opening reception for the Artists’ Choice Exhibit at the Somerville Museum, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Approximately 200 artists…


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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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Somerville Highschool Spring Concert

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Thursday, May 6th, 2010, 7:00 >
Location : Somerville High School (81 Highland Avenue)…


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Spring, All-City Elementary Concert

Posted by a 1:41 pm on April 5, 2010

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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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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What do Vietnam veterans think of ‘The Things They Carried’?

Posted by a 10:25 am on March 26, 2010

I just finished The Things They Carried, the book by Tim O’Brien that “Somerville Reads” is trying to get as many people as possible in Somerville to read and discuss. It’s one of the best…


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Somerville Youth Peace Conference April 10

Posted by a 1:48 pm on March 25, 2010

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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“Empty Shoes” and “Unto the East”: Poetry Reading, Author Chat, and Fundraiser

Posted by a 10:34 pm on March 21, 2010

Patrick T. Randolph, editor of Empty Shoes, and Mary ElizaBeth Peters, author of Unto the East, will host a shared reading and author discussion of their poetry works at Calvary Methodist Church in Arlington next…


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Springtime for Haman: Somerville Hits the Stage This Weekend

Posted by a 12:15 pm on March 19, 2010

Family Opera opens this weekend – not just for kids!


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News and Events in the Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 10:06 am on

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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Disability Discrimination Rocks in Somerville, MA- again

Posted by a 6:52 pm on March 12, 2010

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick spoke in the inaccessible Somerville High School auditorium this past Monday March 8, 2010, celebrating the fact that Somerville, MA was named one of the 10 All America Cities


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YUM Restaurant Card Offers a Taste of Immigrant City

Posted by a 9:15 am on March 9, 2010

YUM logo

Looking to spice up your winter, while saving money? The YUM Restaurant Card is your ticket!

This card is a wallet-sized miracle. It supports local businesses. It gets you a discount at thirteen immigrant-run Somerville restaurants. It’s only $12 online. And all the proceeds go to support The Welcome Project’s programs for Somerville’s immigrant families.…


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“Somerville Reads” Together

Posted by a 9:59 pm on March 5, 2010

This spring, Somerville is launching its first “one city, one book” campaign, a community reading project in which people all over the City will be encouraged to read and discuss the same book.

The…


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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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It ain’t wicked smaht to exclude people

Posted by a 2:58 pm on February 23, 2010

The City of Somerville, with it’s clear mandates and civil rights obligations from Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, continues to be really , truly, obviously unskilled at inclusive community-building.


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Somerville’s “Beauty” Shines

Posted by a 11:36 pm on February 5, 2010

It was a quintessential Somerville night at the theater for “Beauty And The Beast” at the High School this evening.  Promoters Gretchen Kinder and Rosemarie Sears must have outdone themselves packing the house because I…


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An Evening of Haitian Film & Video: A fundraiser for Haitian relief

Posted by a 9:41 pm on January 27, 2010

Cross-posting from the SCAT website [link to source here]

Thursday, February 4, 6:30-9; afterparty to follow
SCATV, 90 Union Square, Somerville
6:30pm: doors and prescreening activities; 7:00pm sharp: screening followed by panel…


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Live – I mean, Undead – onstage: DRACULA!

Posted by a 12:11 am on

Dracula
Original novel by Bram Stoker
Adapted for the stage by John Mattera
Directed by Michael Babish

Theatre@First is proud to bring an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic, “Dracula,” to the stage…


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Bellydance benefit for Haiti

Posted by a 4:18 pm on January 26, 2010

The Boston bellydance community is shakin’ it all back together! Join us for a glamorous afternoon of compassion in motion.


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Vote for HONK! Tonight’s the deadline.

Posted by a 7:37 pm on January 24, 2010

Don’t miss the opportunity to give our HONK!  a vote in the New England Art Awards on-line poll. They’ll only count your vote if you vote before midnight today, Sunday, the 24th. There are…


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Somerville Community Chorus Open Rehearsal

Posted by a 9:35 pm on January 12, 2010

Join the Somerville Community Chorus for our 25th anniversary year!
Auditions are not required. All voices are welcome.

Open rehearsals are Tues. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, 7:15-9:30pm (attend one
or both). …


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Christmas Cantata and Festive Brunch, tomorrow, 10AM

Posted by a 1:30 pm on December 19, 2009

First Church Somerville is presenting its Christmas Cantata in the morning at 10, regardless of the snow. The music will be wonderful – great voices, drums, good spirits.

After the Cantata is…


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Children invited to talk to Santa

Posted by a 5:23 pm on December 7, 2009

SCAT is hosting Santa Claus in the TV studio on Tuesday, December 15 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. This event is free. Children may come up to tell Santa what they want for Christmas in person…


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Illuminating Irresponsibility

Posted by a 9:52 am on November 26, 2009

It looks like the climate crisis is taking a back seat to the economic crisis as Mayor Curtatone and the Somerville Arts Council promote the annual Illuminations Holiday Tour,  “the annual trolley tour of holiday light displays” around the city.  Certainly, keeping the holiday lights off is the least we could do to help reduce our carbon footprint.…


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Movie Night with Transition Somerville

Posted by a 2:52 pm on November 20, 2009

This Monday, November 23rd, Transition Somerville will screen “The First Millimeter: Healing the Earth” at the College Ave Methodist Church at 7 p.m.

The documentary profiles farmers and ranchers who are using holistic management to

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Become a sponsor of the Somerville High School Musical!

Posted by a 8:46 pm on November 17, 2009

We are writing to ask you to support the February 2010 Somerville High School production of Beauty and the Beast by purchasing an ad in the program book. You can find details on the range…


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New Teen Media Club at SCAT

Posted by a 4:54 pm on November 16, 2009

Kicking off on Wednesday, December 9 from 3:30-5:30, SCAT’s Next Generation Producers After-School Film Production Club offers students the opportunity to create their own video projects, learn state-of-the-art television production skills, and work alongside other…


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“Something Sweet in Somerville” & Junkyard Arts

Posted by a 4:48 pm on November 15, 2009

These jumped out at me recently from my somartscouncil@yahoogroups.com digest:

“Something Sweet in Somerville”

ON VIEW: November 7-21 , 2009

GALLERY HOURS: Saturdays 12:00pm-4:00pm and by Appointment

GRAND GALA and Auction…


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spaghetti dinner + performance event in Davis Square

Posted by a 8:46 pm on November 12, 2009

Next Thursday night in Davis Square, you’re invited to the next Sprout Spaghetti Dinner, a dinner theater series sponsored by Sprout, that seeks to bring people from the Somerville and Cambridge communities together around good food, music, and performance.


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Opportunities and website improvements in the Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 3:58 pm on November 10, 2009

Students in Somerville High School’s Culinary Arts program have baked for Governor Patrick. Now let them bake for you! The annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale has started. For only $9 per pie students will prepare a…


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Free Film Series December 5 – Disability Reframed

Posted by a 1:12 pm on

Free film – Dec 5 – “Emmanuel’s Gift,” part of “Disability Reframed” series.


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Free International Films at Tufts this Weekend

Posted by a 10:14 am on November 5, 2009

The Tufts Global Lens Film Series picks up after a week off. The films are top notch, free, open to the public and you won’t have to fight a crowd (I got a private screening last week). The movies are the type you won’t get an easy chance to see again.…


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New documentary: “Eating Local in Somerville”

Posted by a 12:11 pm on October 26, 2009

There will be an open screening and discussion of the 45-minute documentary, “Eating Local in Somerville” on Tuesday, November 3 at 7:30pm in the studio of Somerville Community Access Television, 90 Union Square, Somerville…


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The Big Broadcast of October 30th, 1938

Posted by a 11:18 pm on October 23, 2009

Switch your brain on early to let the tubes warm up, and come back in time with us!

The Post-Meridian Radio Players proudly present

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Somerville High School 18th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

Posted by a 8:13 pm on October 20, 2009

Each year, this event attracts over three thousand visitors.  All proceeds benefit the girls’ and boys’ cross-country and track teams at SHS, including the awarding of college scholarships each June.

This is the eighteenth…


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Auditions 10/17 and 10/18

Posted by a 5:21 pm on October 13, 2009

North Cambridge Family Opera is holding auditions this coming weekend, Oct. 17 and 18, for its Spring 2010 production of Springtime for Haman. North Cambridge Family Opera specializes in fully sung theater productions for singers of all ages and encourages families to participate.


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The Post-Meridian Radio Players bring Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” to the Somerville Theatre this Halloween.

Posted by a 10:48 am on October 12, 2009

The Post-Meridian Radio
Players (PMRP) are pleased to announce the launch of the Web site and
ticket sales for “The Big Broadcast of October 30th, 1938″ – the
latest iteration of their annual Halloween tribute to the Golden Age
of Radio.


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Ghosts of Somerville-Drama in the Cemetery

Posted by a 4:46 am on October 11, 2009

The Ghosts of Somerville will rise again next Saturday, October 17th from 4:00 p.m. to dusk, at the Milk Row Cemetery, at 400 Somerville Avenue, next to DeMoulas Market Basket.  Historic Somerville, Inc. is producing…


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HONK! No Noise Is Illegal

Posted by a 10:45 pm on October 7, 2009

Chicago didn’t get the Olympics but Somerville got HONK! with 30 bands from around the world, Friday afternoon through Sunday–here’s an article that describes the schedule. HONK! provided us with this great video!…


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Argenziano School Family Fun Day: October 3

Posted by a 12:06 pm on September 29, 2009

Join the Family Fun Day at the Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park this Saturday, October 3 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Everyone is invited for this community celebration of the school. Bring the…


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Riverfest 2009

Posted by a 3:38 pm on September 27, 2009

Riverfest 2009

Starts 4:00 PM
(fireworks at 8:00 PM)

Assembly Square (map)

This is the second annual Mystic River Festival, featuring food, music, games, and fireworks. This…


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HONK! musicians seek hosts Oct 8-11

Posted by a 4:12 pm on September 14, 2009

We need places for groups of all sizes–singles, doubles, triples, quadruples, and yes, even those places where 25 spirited horn players can rest their weary heads. Most groups will not be arriving by car this year, so proximity to Davis Square and/or the Red Line is a priority.


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Free instrument lessons and low cost instrument rental

Posted by a 9:03 am on

Did you know instrument lessons for youth in grades 4-12 (strings) and 5-12 (band instruments including drums) are free in the Somerville Public Schools? Community donations have helped create a low-cost instrument rental program for…


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Never After – 2 performances only!

Posted by a 9:42 am on September 11, 2009

September 26 (8 PM) and 27 (3 PM) at the Somerville Theatre!

“Never After: It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Fairytale Musical”
An original musical fairytale comedy, performed in concert

Written & Composed by…


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Somerville Garden Club plant sale

Posted by a 10:37 pm on September 1, 2009

The Somerville Garden Club holds one of the best plant sales in the Boston area. Club members divide and donate time-tested favorites as well as plants they have just discovered.

When: September 19, 2009, 9 am – 1 pm

Where: Davis Square (at the intersection of College Ave. and Holland St.)


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The Cuban school system and a Somerville 14 year old

Posted by a 3:42 pm on

Cuba. What did you just think of? Communism, Fidel, the revolution? Many people believe things in Cuba are being run wrong and should be changed. I, however, disagree. When I think of Cuba I think of kindness, generosity, and community. It didn’

t used to be this way.…


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FossFest 2009

Posted by a 5:27 pm on August 27, 2009

FossFest 2009 is a free outdoor music event in Somerville’s Foss Park (corner of Broadway and Fellsway W) taking place on Saturday, September 5th from 2-6pm. Bring a blanket and a picnic (no alcohol; there will…


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4th Annual Viva la Vinal Music Festival 8/28-29

Posted by a 6:25 pm on August 23, 2009

The 4th annual Viva la Vinal Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 28th and 29th (rain date Sunday, August 30th) at the Vinal Avenue Growing Center located at 22 Vinal Ave. in Union…


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‘Roots and Rock’ Music Breaks Out of Jail at Old Somerville Police HQ

Posted by a 5:05 pm on August 21, 2009

On Sunday, September 13, 2009, Pabst Blue Ribbon [www.pabstblueribbon.com] and Precinct Bar and Restaurant [www.precinctbar.com] in Union Square, Somerville, will present “Music Festival 2009” to benefit RESPOND, Inc., a New England agency providing safe haven for women and children., and CAAS,(Community Action Agency of Somerville). The event will run from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.


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Tufts Community Day

Posted by a 9:52 pm on August 20, 2009

From the Tufts website:
All are invited to a day of education, art, and family entertainment. All activities, including lunch, are free of charge.

Residents, neighbors and friends are invited to celebrate the seventh annual Community day at Tufts University from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. The event will take place on the academic quad at Tufts’ Medford and Somerville campus and is cosponsored by the two cities.…


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HONK! Festival Parade Open Meeting

Posted by a 8:56 pm on August 18, 2009

Get the skinny on Somerville’s own sassy, classy, and definitely brassy festival of alternative marching bands coming up October 11th, and find out how to be part of the fun!


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“Back in the ‘Ville” is a Hit!

Posted by a 5:01 pm on August 13, 2009

Last night’s performance by Project Star at the Somerville High auditorium was a lot of fun.  Jimmy DelPonte’s original musical showed his talent as a storyteller, humorist, and song writer.  He can be forgiven as…


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Movies and Music in the Garden

Posted by a 8:15 pm on August 9, 2009

On Friday, August 14 from 7 to 10 pm Somerville Community Access Television is the producer of “Somerville….In Shorts!” SCAT comes in under the Arts Council’s ArtsUnion umbrella to present an evening of locally produced…


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WILD INK: Live Comics, Live Music

Posted by a 11:01 am on August 8, 2009

‘Nuff talkin’. DRAW! Live comics creation, artistic head-to-head showdowns, live music, and PRIZES to benefit Boston Comics Roundtable.


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Pig Pickin’ for Somerville Homeless Coalition

Posted by a 3:12 pm on August 7, 2009

Pig out and enjoy a cool drink and cooler music to benefit SHC!


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OPENAIR Circus A Blast!

Posted by a 10:26 pm on August 1, 2009

Today at 2 pm, a bunch of kids and grownups laughed, danced, clapped, sang, screamed with laughter and marvelled in unison. The OpenAir Circus is again in Somerville- and you’ve got one more day to catch it! (with pics)


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The Makers of the Davis Square Station Tiles

Posted by a 9:48 am on July 10, 2009

The Globe has a story today about the evolution of Davis Square and my son Nick’s project of finding out what happened to the kids who made the beautiful T station tiles when they…


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“The history of Somerville, 2010-2100″ happens on July 18, 2009.

Posted by a 3:07 pm on July 9, 2009

Tim Devin’s “The history of Somerville, 2010-2100” is a community art project exploring what the future of Somerville might be like. As part of the project, Tim has been talking to residents, and documenting their hopes, dreams, and fears about the future of the city. He has also been meeting with politicians and city officials, and researching government plans and think tank vision statements.


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Circus for Circus Friday Night

Posted by a 7:56 pm on July 8, 2009

The renowned Extraterrestrial Circus Experiment will perform their unique and astonishing show, “People” for one night only on Friday, July 10 at 7 pm. The show, at the Armory Center for the Arts, 191 Highland Ave. in Somerville, will benefit the OPENAIR Circus.


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Another Sing Along at the Growing Center on Saturday 7/11

Posted by a 10:45 pm on July 7, 2009

We will be singing traditional and contemporary songs from a variety of genres – songs that are easy to sing, songs you know and love, songs you sung at camp, songs you might like your kids to know, songs that don’t have “explicit lyrics” Bring copies of “Rise Up Singing” (if you have it), guitars, tambourines, kazoos, drums, food, a blanket, friends, neighbors, and positive energy. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.


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Somerville Mixer June 27th

Posted by a 11:38 am on June 19, 2009

Please join us to support the Somerville Commission for Women at El Potro in Union Square… Appetizers and Live Music will be provided.


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“Rise Up Singing” Sing Along at Growing Center

Posted by a 12:32 pm on June 14, 2009

The Friends of the Community Growing Center will be hosting an all-ages community sing along on Saturday, June 20th from 5-7.

We will be singing traditional and contemporary songs from a variety of genres…


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Rockband Tournament in Anime Boston

Posted by a 9:14 am on June 6, 2009

On May 22 – 24 2009, I went to Anime Boston for the first time. Anime Boston is a convention where all Japanese animation lovers come together and buy or interact with one another. There are a lot of things going on in anime Boston. There is a concert and competitions of various different games. I happened to join a Rock band Tournament.…


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A Graduation Celebration you won’t want to miss

Posted by a 8:51 am on June 3, 2009

Please join The Welcome Project on June 7 for a graduation celebration for some special people from cultures and countries all over the world. These are the students in our youth language interpretation and adult language learners programs who have just completed a year’s worth of learning as language interpreters and English language learners.


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Teen Empowerment at Johnny D’s

Posted by a 9:55 pm on June 1, 2009

Change for a 10 Spot
Wednesday, June 3, at Johnny D’s from 8-11 pm
With a little help from our friends

We couldn’t do our work without friends like you! Join us on Wednesday…


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West Somerville Historic Walking Tour

Posted by a 8:39 pm on

Historic Preservation Event: A Walking Tour entitled, “West Somerville- From Powderhouse Pickles to Ball Square Brickyards”, has been rescheduled to its rain date on Sun. June 14th rain date. The tour goes from 10:30 -


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Somerville Public School Budget Meeting

Posted by a 9:40 pm on May 28, 2009

From the SPS homepage, entitled “A message from Tony Pierantozzi, Superintendent of Schools”
… The extent of the impact of the current financial crisis on fiscal year 2010 remains unclear. We do know…


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Spring String Fling!

Posted by a 5:33 pm on May 27, 2009

Celebrate student musicians in the Somerville Public Schools at the Spring String Fling on Thursday, June 4th. This free concert featuring student performers in grades 4-12 will begin at 7:00 PM in the Somerville High…


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Music for Hope Concert to Benefit RESPOND

Posted by a 1:31 pm on

Music for Hope Concert to Benefit RESPOND
Saturday, May 30, 2009
7:30pm, Tufts University – Cohen Auditorium


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HONK! Neighborhood Meeting

Posted by a 12:08 am on May 18, 2009

HONK! Neighborhood meeting, May 28th, 2009 7-8:30 PM at the West Branch Library in Davis Square, 40 College Ave. The HONK festival returns October 9-11th in and around Davis Square. This community meeting will be…


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Davis Square Tiles Project

Posted by a 11:53 am on May 3, 2009

I live outside Davis Square and every time I ride the T, I stop and look at the tiles that line the entrance to the station. I grew up in Somerville at the same time as many of the people who made these tiles, so I usually look for someone I know, and I often wonder what they’re all doing today. …


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Somerville High School Art Festival

Posted by a 11:53 am on April 22, 2009

The Somerville High School Art Fair starts on Wednesday, April 29th and runs through Friday, May 1st. Special opening reception will be start at 6:30 PM on the 29th. Student work is on display throughout…


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SHC fundraiser “Under the Roof”

Posted by a 8:58 pm on April 14, 2009

Rock out and chow down to keep our neighbors off the streets!


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Progressive Democrats of Somerville Annual Meeting

Posted by a 9:28 am on April 7, 2009

Come out to the Progressive Democrats of Somerville (PDS) Annual Meeting. See what exciting things are happening with PDS as it celebrates the start of its 6th year.

When: Tuesday

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Arts at the Armory: Time for a New Approach

Posted by a 8:30 pm on March 31, 2009

Last Thursday, responding to requests from the Actors Shakespeare Company and Arts at the Armory, I attended the Board of Zoning Appeals hearing. Testimony at that hearing was a revelation in several very different – and conflicting – ways.…


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The Winter’s Tale at Theatre@First

Posted by a 9:34 pm on March 30, 2009

Eight performances, right in Davis Square!


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“The history of Somerville, 2010-2100″

Posted by a 1:16 pm on March 21, 2009

Hi everyone-

Below is a call-for-participants for a community art project I’m working on about Somerville. Hope you decide to participate!

Thanks!
Tim


What will the future hold for Somerville? We’re…


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Somerville’s Multiculturalism

Posted by a 12:40 pm on March 15, 2009

On Friday I was a guest at the high school’s Multicultural Fair. It was the most dramatic and most successful cultural event I’ve ever seen – beating everything from Lincoln Center to the MFA…


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SHS Students Present Their Digital Books

Posted by a 12:00 am on

Craig Leach’s Somerville High School media and TV production students this week explained what they’re learning and why the class deserves taxpayer support. And they posted “digital books” they created. Take a look!

“Jerry617″…


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somervillefoodscene.com

Posted by a 2:31 pm on March 8, 2009

I’m pleased to announce http://www.somervillefoodscene.com, biweekly anonymous reviews for Somerville residents. When you have a few moments, please do stop by and enjoy…


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Call for performers: Creative Expressions on Race Event

Posted by a 7:47 am on February 24, 2009

My progressive, arts-loving church started talking a lot about race and racism, after the Jeremiah Wright kerfuffle in the press last spring (Jeremiah Wright is UCC, like us). We haven’t stopped talking about it yet, and this winter and spring are running a multifaceted “Sacred Conversation on Race,” both for our own community’s learning, and the wider Somerville community.

We are hosting an arts and entertainment evening as a centerpiece of the project, and are soliciting participants. Will you be one of them? See the invitation below.…


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Books of Hope: Youth and Community Writers Workshop w/ Doug Holder

Posted by a 7:55 pm on February 20, 2009

Somerville writer Doug Holder presents a workshop on the Small Press and Independent Publishing to Books of Hope youth and the community on Monday, Feb 23rd, 7-9 pm at the Mystic Activity Center, 530 Mystic…


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Volunteer for the Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 12:58 pm on January 29, 2009

I want to share with you a call I received this week from an 80-year-old Somerville woman. Olga is a retired math teacher who is recovering from hip replacement surgery. After hearing President Obama’s Inaugural Address and his call to service, she picked up the phone, saying she was moved to “give back any way I can.” Olga will be tutoring math at Somerville High School three hours a week. I know that there are many more Olgas in Somerville and beyond who are searching for meaningful ways to connect with and give back to their community.


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Upcoming events in the Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 2:10 pm on January 22, 2009

Click “Read more” to learn about:

- College Goal Sunday on January 25th
- Kindergarten registration paperwork help, January 26-29
- Bye Bye Birdie at Somerville High School February 6-8
- Student art on exhibit at the Nave Gallery
- Somerville Special Olympics Swim team


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Artist Alert

Posted by a 2:18 pm on December 16, 2008

Registration has opened for the 2009 Somerville Open Studios.  This year the event will be on May 2 and 3 from noon to 6:00pm.  Registration for participating artists is only open until January 30. You can register here: http://2009.somervilleopenstudios.org/membership/


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Dec. 9: Civil rights advocates ramp it up for accessible communities

Posted by a 7:04 pm on December 5, 2008

A focus group of Civil and DisAbilities Rights advocates will join with the longest-running TV Access producers group in the country during Civil Rights Week in MA to tackle the challenges of designing equal opportunity communities.


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Congratulations to Julia J. at the Kennedy School

Posted by a 1:20 pm on

Julia’s drawing entitled Red Sails at Sunset by Julia J won third prize in Crayola’s “Art of Childhood” online exhibit!


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Support the arts in the Somerville Public Schools – buy an ad in the “Bye Bye Birdie” program book

Posted by a 4:27 pm on December 3, 2008

More than 35 student actors, musicians, stage and costume designers, and production engineers are working on the 2009 Somerville High School production of Bye Bye Birdie. Scheduled to launch its three day run on Friday, February 6th, Bye Bye Birdie tells the story of Conrad Birdie…


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Santa & Mrs Claus come to Somerville

Posted by a 3:39 pm on December 2, 2008

Hi Gang.. Bill from SCAT here. It’s the holiday time of year and best wishes to all of you from the members and staff here at Somerville Community Television. Today’s BIG NEWS: Santa and Mrs Claus will be live on Somerville Channel 3 on Wednesday night December 10, from 6-8pm. We would like to invite those of you with little ones…


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From Exclusion to Empowerment: Chinese American Women in New England

Posted by a 9:30 pm on November 24, 2008

A new exhibition, cosponsored by the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Chinese Historical Society of New England features material from the Chinese American Women Oral History…


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Immigrant City : Then and Now, Nov 1- Dec 31

Posted by a 11:14 pm on November 13, 2008

Nearly a third of Somerville residents were born outside of the United States. Who are we in this immigrant city? What dreams and aspirations brought us here? How did we cope in a new community and in a new country? What brings us together – what pulls us apart – across generations of immigrants?


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Youth Voices: Why I love music video games

Posted by a 5:24 pm on November 7, 2008

I like to play video games that have to do with music or creating music. Like DDR (Dance Dance Revolution): you play with a mat that has 4 arrows, one pointing up, down, left and right. On the screen, you press the arrows with your feet by dancing along with the music that you’re hearing on the game. That is one music game that I love to play. …


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SCAT Highlights… Community Arts Fest & Nepali Community Event

Posted by a 9:06 pm on November 4, 2008

As promised here is the latest and greatest from Somerville Community Access Television. Check out the footage from the Community Arts Festival and from a Nepali Community Event. See a separate posting for the interview with Bill Shelton about Charter Reform on Fred Berman and Bill Bumpus’ Monday evening show, Progressive Voices.


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Dump ArtBeat, Save Honk!

Posted by a 12:36 pm on October 17, 2008

I’m sure I’m not the first person to say that ArtBeat has become lame. Other than some interesting music, it is mostly a lame, generic craft festival. It is almost always too hot and not that unique or interesting.

Honk, on the other hand, showcases what makes Somerville unique and compelling. Like the Fluff festival and Open Studios, Honk is becoming a great example of funky, creative Somerville.

Unfortunately, rumor has it that Honk may not necessarily continue. This would be a huge loss.

Does anyone else share my views that ArtBeat should be substantially changed and that public and Arts Council funds should be dedicated more towards saving Honk?


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Honk! Festival and parade was a blast

Posted by a 1:41 pm on October 15, 2008

This year’s third annual HONK! Festival from Oct. 10 – 12 was an exuberant street party!


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HONK! Festival of Progressive Marching Bands

Posted by a 8:18 pm on October 7, 2008

Workshops on Friday.
Free music by 25 bands on Saturday.
And the Honk! parade on Sunday.
It’s a big event this weekend posted a month ago by Columbine. I thought it should get more than just a calendar listing.  Also–they’re looking for volunteers.…


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Pub Crawl in Union Square!

Posted by a 5:23 pm on October 6, 2008

Join Union Square Main Streets for our monthly ‘Second Wednesdays in Union Square’ community celebration.  October features a tour of Union Square’s drinking holes, complete with drink specials and new friends.

When: This Wednesday…


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Local Roots Food and Music Festival

Posted by a 3:26 pm on September 24, 2008

Food, music, and raffle, rain or shine – everyone is invited!


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Free instrumental music lessons for students in the public schools

Posted by a 9:31 am on September 17, 2008

Regional news media continues to report on communities around the Commonwealth which are faced with financial squeezes that negatively impact local education. One way some communities manage the squeeze is by instituting or driving up extracurricular activity fees. In the Somerville Public Schools the commitment to providing equal access to important enrichment activities remains strong.


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What the Fluff?

Posted by a 11:31 pm on September 15, 2008

Come to Union Square September 28 27 to celebrate Somerville’s own sweet, gooey, and utterly unique contribution to American cuisine, Marshmallow Fluff!  From 4 to 7 PM (rain date Sunday September 28) come…


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Invitation to the Somerville Community to Join the Honk Parade

Posted by a 3:13 pm on September 11, 2008

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I am part of a group of Somerville and Cambridge residents organizing the third Honk! Festival of activist street bands, and I wanted to extend an invitation to…


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Urban Country Fair, Union Square

Posted by a 9:37 pm on September 8, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008
The Urban Country Fair

Urban Country Fair logo
sponsored by Truth Serum, Somerville Arts Council and ArtsUnion
(raindate: September 21)
3-7pm FREE and open to…


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HONK! Festival of Progressive Marching Bands

Posted by a 9:15 pm on September 7, 2008

Dear Friends,

We hope that your year has been filled with music, the joy of community, and acts of resistance


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Mystic Community Garden reopening

Posted by a 9:47 pm on August 17, 2008

Join us for the re-opening of the Mystic Community Garden at the Mystic Housing Development. The opening takes place as part of the Mystic Providers’ annual picnic for Somerville Housing Authority tenants. Drop by anytime…


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Celebrate Mystic Community Garden reopening this Wednesday

Posted by a 9:38 pm on

Join us on Wed, Aug 20th Tuesday, August 19 for the re-opening of the Mystic Community Garden at the Mystic Housing Development. The opening takes place as part of the Mystic Providers’ annual picnic for Somerville Housing Authority tenants. Drop by anytime between 3 and 7 to tour the garden. Just drop by the The Welcome Project’s table in front of the Mystic Activity Center at 530 Mystic Ave. We’ll walk you over for a tour of the new garden.


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Join the Somerville Brass Quintet

Posted by a 3:36 pm on August 10, 2008

Seeking musicians for a new brass quintet to be based in Somerville. Rehearsals will be once or twice weekly. The intended skill level is proficient amateur, but if people would like to build up their skill level through the group, that’d be great too. We won’t take ourselves too seriously, but once we put together a solid set of pieces, I’d like for the group to have the goal of performing in the community.


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A circus grows in Somerville

Posted by a 12:54 pm on August 2, 2008

The OPENAIR Circus is an amazing phenomenon with an improbable history. If you’ve got kids, take them this weekend and think about joining. After this weekend, the next major performance will be in Boston’s First Night parade.…


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Tibetans Speak Out in Somerville

Posted by a 10:57 pm on July 29, 2008

On August 5, from 8 – 9 p.m. on SCAT’s celebrated DEAD AIR LIVE show, the Tibetan community will offer viewers a first-hand report of what Tibet was like before the Chinese invasion, and talk about what it was like to have to flee their beloved homeland and become exiled citizens of the world. Tune in to SCAT Channel 3 next Tuesday, for a fascinating and moving account of a beautiful culture and people, who cultivated the roof of the world.


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Friday: Circus for Circus in Davis Square

Posted by a 2:39 pm on July 24, 2008

This Friday, July 25, at 7 pm, the Extraterrestrial Circus Experiment, a traveling troupe from Ohio, presents their show Quantanime at the VFW Dilboy Post, 371 Summer Street in Davis Sq. All proceeds support Somerville’s OPENAIR Circus.


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Soldiers for Peace Benefit

Posted by a 9:41 am on July 15, 2008

Please join us for a wonderful evening of folk, rock, pop, and jazz music to benefit Veterans For Peace and Iraq Veterans Against The War. The benefit will be on Tuesday, July 29 at 8:30 PM at Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St. Davis Square Somerville. Performers include Celia Slattery, Deb Pasternak, Porch Party Mamas, Media Made, and Katrina Degel Jazz Quartet. Admission is $15.


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Beyond the 4th Wall Theater and Creative Arts Studio classes and events!

Posted by a 1:07 pm on July 10, 2008

This is Joanna Stenning posting on behalf of Beyond the 4th Wall Theater and Creative Arts Studio in Central Square, Cambridge. We are excited to announce that we still have room for more participants in our upcoming summer programs for children and teens, and would love to open registration for these classes to the Somerville community.


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Vicente Lebron Benefit Show

Posted by a 1:45 pm on July 7, 2008

Conguero Vicente Lebron has been a cornerstone of the Latin and jazz scenes in Boston for over 30 years. He is currently being held in a Homeland Security prison and threatened with deportation.


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Sustainability Scavenger Hunt at ArtBeat

Posted by a 7:43 am on July 4, 2008

Sustainable Somerville — a nascent network of community organizations working to make/keep Somerville a great place to live, work, and play — is sponsoring a Sustainability Scavenger Hunt at ArtBeat (Saturday, July 19th in Davis Square), to show how the common thread of sustainability connects the work of the


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Free Movie at Dusk

Posted by a 10:36 am on July 1, 2008

July 10 The Lost Boys Seven Hills Park
July 17 Mean Girls…


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This Summer, Enjoy Reading about Ending Poverty

Posted by a 10:27 am on

Who says all summer reading lists have to be filled with fluff? CAAS, the Community Action Agency of Somerville, is offering a summer reading list about poor people and people rising out of poverty–and what we can all do to help. “There is something on this list for every reader”


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ArtBeat Festival

Posted by a 10:11 am on

From the ArtBeat Festival webpage:

“During the heat of summer (held on the third weekend in July), artists and festival goers converge on Davis Square, transforming it into one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals. ArtBeat includes music, performance art, craft vendors, dance, theater, food, and a whole more…


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National Council on DisAbility Seeks Your Input

Posted by a 11:12 pm on June 26, 2008

The National Council on Disability (NCD) is gathering public input for a study of emerging issues and trends affecting the lives of people with disabilities. Information gathered will be used in the development of NCD’s next annual progress report to the President and Congress, “National Disability Policy: A Progress Report,” which is required by Section 401(b) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.


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Host the Sunsetters

Posted by a 5:17 pm on

The Sunsetters are a group of preteens and teenagers who sing and dance to Broadway tunes. Check them out at the fireworks celebration, June 26 at 6PM. Available dates are as follows…


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Sunsetters perform at Fireworks

Posted by a 4:53 pm on

The Sunsetters are a group of preteens and teenagers who sing and
dance to Broadway tunes. Check them out at the fireworks celebration, June 26 at 6PM.


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Family Fun Day, June 28

Posted by a 4:45 pm on

Another of the city’s popular family events, Family Fun Day includes a variety of activities for residents of all ages. Obstacle courses, games, watermelon eating contests, dancing, and a dunk tank are only a few examples of the day’s events! Dunk the Mayor! Dunk your Alderman! Eat your weight in watermelon! Bring your children, your parents, and your friends.


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Join the Circus this Summer!

Posted by a 3:08 pm on June 9, 2008

Somerville families don’t have to run away to join the OPENAIR Circus. The Circus is offering its 23d year of summer circus workshops for children, teens, and adults. Classes will run June 24th through July 24th. Performances will be August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.under the big top at Nunziato Field near Union Square in Somerville.


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Summer Youth Theater and Creative Arts classes available at Beyond the 4th Wall!

Posted by a 10:28 pm on May 31, 2008

Beyond the 4th Wall is dedicated to providing children and teens with an affordable outlet for theater, visual, and performing arts. Students ages 9-15 are encouraged not only to develop as performers, but also to build self-confidence, learn how to work as a team, and to practice creative thinking–and to have a GREAT time while doing so! We would like to invite children and teens from the Somerville area to participate in our Summer 2008 classes, camps, and events.


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May is Somerville’s Preservation Month

Posted by a 11:38 pm on May 14, 2008

Somerville’s Historic Preservation Commission presents family-friendly events May 18-31 including walking and bike tours, an awards ceremony, and a retelling of stories from the lives of Paul and Rachel Revere. Check out the schedule below…


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“Further Fenway Fiction” reading at West branch, this Monday, 7 pm

Posted by a 12:13 am on May 2, 2008

All are welcome to the West Branch Library at 40 College Ave. on Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m. for a reading by Somerville authors with stories in “Further Fenway Fiction: More Short Stories from Red Sox Nation.”


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directory of summer activities for kids

Posted by a 10:56 am on April 21, 2008

It’s great that people have been responding to Linda Conte’s post proposing a parent-made directory of summer camps and other summer educational activities.…


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Find out about local poetry happenings

Posted by a 6:01 pm on April 10, 2008

Massachusetts Readings on Cervenabarvapress.com


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