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Weekend 8.1-8.3: OPENAIR Circus, BKBDAY & Pet Palooza

Is anyone else completely shocked that it’s August already? The polar vortex seemed to linger forever and now summer is flying by way too quickly. The season likely seems so speedy because there have been an endless stream of super fun … Continue reading →
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Gunfire, blood on Dorchester street

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 22:05Police are at Harvard and Lorne streets in Mattapan, where residents reported gunfire around 10:05 p.m. Arriving officers found shell casings, fresh blood and a cell phone and an empty parking space, ...
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Bridge under a viaduct

See it larger. JB Parrett photographs the Zakim Bridge from under the Green Line viaduct across the Charles.
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One man shot in Dorchester, another man shot somewhere

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:00Stanley Staco reports a man was shot in a drive-by outside 6 Gleason St. in Dorchester. Police are looking for a silver 2014 Malibu seen speeding from the scene.Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: ...
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Alibrandis Anniversary Celebration

The Somerville Alibrandis baseball club will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary season on Friday, August 1 vs. McKay Club Beacons at Trum field at 8 p.m.
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Obituary: Dorothy R. O'connell

O'CONNELL, Dorothy R. (Madden) Of Somerville, July 28, 2014 at age 87. Beloved wife of the late Joseph J. O'Connell. Devoted mother of Joe O'Connell, Kevin O'Connell and his wife Diann and the late Dorothy O'Connell, Kathleen O'Connell, Robert O'Connell and Ginny Casey. Cherished grandmother of many and great grandmother of 2. Dear sister of the late Richard Madden, Robert Madden, Rudy Madden and Carol Galvin. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass celebrating Dorothy's Eternal Life will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in St. Clement Church, 71 Warner Street, Somerville at 10 am. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please honor Dorothy by making donations in her ...
The Somerville News

Unhappy resident attacks tree

By Jim Clark Police were summoned to a Perkins St. location last Thursday on reports that a man was pulling branches off of a newly planted tree. Upon arrival, officers were met by the reporting ...
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Obituary: Josephine Smith

SMITH, Josephine (Vigliotti) A lifelong resident of Somerville died Tuesday, July 29, at home in the arms of her children. She was surrounded by family, friends and neighbors during her last weeks. Josephine is survived by her children Sharon Bock and her husband Hank, Linda Smith, Deborah Lavasseur, Kenneth Smith and his wife Isabel. Grandmother of Kenneth Javier (KJ). Sister of Anthony Vigliotti and his companion Joyce Aldrich and the late James Vigliotti, Angie Spinazola, Yolanda Vigliotti and Joseph Vigliotti. Aunt of Stephen Spinazola and his wife Sandy, Richard Spinazola and his companion Maria Tarantino, Joanne Maggiacomo, Lenora Spinazola, their children and many great nephews and nieces. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Ann Church, 399 Medford St., ...
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Run Away with OPENAIR Circus this Weekend

Everywhere you look in Somerville there’s evidence of residents transforming spaces meant for one thing into something completely different. So was the case when artist Be Sargent transformed a burned-out foundry into a theater more than 30 years ago. In … Continue reading →
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Obituary: Rowena Foss

Foss, Rowena "Renie" (Coveney) 64, of Somerville, July 28, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 40 years of Stewart Foss. Devoted daughter of the late James W. and M. Rowena (Lowney) Coveney. Dear sister of the late James "Jay" and Paul Coveney. Loving step-mother of Jessica Foss of Norfolk, VA. Also survived by her brother-in-laws Barry McQuillin of Somerville, Brian McQuillin and his wife Nancy of North Reading; their children; Kelley, Molly & Riley. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many wonderful friends. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Costello Funeral Home, 177 Washington St., Winchester, on Fri., July 31 at 9AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church 155 Washington St., Winchester ...
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Somerville Bicyclist Arrested, Charged With Running Red Light, Refusing to Identify Himself

It doesn't happen often around these parts, but a bicyclist in Somerville actually faced consequences for running a red light for once.
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Obituary: John S. Mooney

Mooney, John S. "Jack" Mooney, 67, of Hampstead, NH, and longtime resident of Atkinson, NH, died at his home on July 19, 2014 of natural causes. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Anne Marie (Roach) Mooney; a son, Matthew Mooney; a daughter, Catherine Mooney; three brothers; two sisters; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A private mass will be celebrated at St. Anne's Church, Hampstead, NH. The family requests any memorial contributions be made in memory of John Mooney to NEADS Canines for Combat Veterans.
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Obituary: Anne Beers Tiemann

TIEMANN, Anne Beers Of Somerville, MA passed away on May 30, 2014. Born in Hartford, CT, Anne was raised in Glastonbury, CT, where she attended local schools and graduated from Glastonbury High School. She attended Middlebury College in Vermont for two years before moving on to the University of Connecticut where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture. In the years following college, Anne lived in Vermont, Texas and Massachusetts where she pursued career interests in the garden design, nursery operations, alpine skiing, hospitality, and accounting professions. She was a life-long outdoor enthusiast and especially enjoyed skiing, cycling, sailing, and hiking. She was a gifted watercolor painter, potter, and cook.Anne will be remembered by all for her love ...
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Watch 'Greater Somerville' at Democratic convention

Watch Joe Lynch at the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention in Worcester.
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Evan Falchuk, candidate for governor, on 'Greater Somerville'

On this Election 2014 special episode, watch United Independent party candidate for Governor of Evan Falchuk speak with host Joe Lynch about the new Massachusetts political party, its platform, and Falchuk’s campaign.
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On 'Greater Somerville:' storied theater turns 100

The Somerville Theatre turns 100 on May 11 and Ian Judge, director of operations for our landmark and historic theater, sat down with "Greater Somerville" host Joe Lynch, and spoke about the theater's history, the famous feet to trod and dance across its stage, the classic films to debut on its screen and the upcoming 100th anniversary gala on May 11 celebrating Somerville's very own movie palace.
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Heavily used Foss Park soccer field largely remains a dirt patch

No other park embodies this like Foss Park does, and perhaps no area in the city is used more than the park’s soccer field — so seldom out of use over the years that it has been nothing more than a patch of dirt for a long time.
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Watch Martha Coakley on 'Greater Somerville'

Candidate for governor and current attorney general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Martha Coakley recently sat down with "Greater Somerville" host Joe Lynch at the Somerville Community Access Television studios to discuss her candidacy, the issues facing the state in the coming years, and Coakely's vision for the Commonwealth's future.
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