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Happy Thanksgiving!

On this day of thanks, I want to send a special shout out to all of you, the Beat’s readers. In a world of ever more information, I’m so grateful that you choose to spend time on Beat. I love Somerville so … Continue reading →
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Slutcracker Marries Ballet and Burlesque

The Nutcracker is performed countless times each holiday season, but there’s only one place to see it in the burlesque style with props like a 10-foot phallus: Somerville. Surprisingly, that’s not the most memorable part of the Slutcracker. What truly … Continue reading →
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'Greater Somerville' says goodbye to summer

Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson say farewell to summer with a lively debate over a variety of local news stories.
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Somerville 5th Grade Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Rape of Child

East Somerville Community School teacher Alexandra Romanos pleaded not guilty to charges that she had sexual contact with a 13-year-old.
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Obituary: Jack R. Batista

Batista, Jack R. Of Somerville, August 13th. Devoted husband of Maria J. Batista for 64 years. Loving father of Liliane, George, Rene and his wife Linda and John Batista. Cherished grandfather of Lisa, Michael, Cheryl, Matthew, Dustin, Christine and Jacob Batista. Beloved great-grandfather of Taylor, Madison and Ashton Batista. Also survived by many other loving relatives and friends. Funeral from the Rogers Funeral Home, 380 Cambridge St., CAMBRIDGE, Saturday at 8 am. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church in Cambridge at 9 am. Visiting hours Friday 4 to 8 pm. Rogers Funeral Homes Arlington & Cambridge
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Obituary: Dorothy M. Basil

BASIL, Dorothy M. (Penno) Of Somerville on August 11, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Edward Basil. Devoted mother of Patricia and her husband Jeffrey Ferullo of Alpharetta, GA, Lynne Story of Sarasota, FL, Steven Basil and his wife Joanne of North Hampton, NH. Proud grandmother of eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral from the Brown-Flaherty Funeral Home, 261 Washington Street, Union Square, SOMERVILLE on Saturday at 9am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph's Church at 10am. Visiting hours Friday 5-9pm. Relatives and friends gratefully invited. In lieu of flowers donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to St. Joseph Church, 264 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Directions & guestbook: ...
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Obituary: Alice W. Heffernan

HEFFERNAN, Alice W. (Sullivan) Of Somerville, on August 12, 2014. Beloved wife of the late George Heffernan. Beloved sister of John Sullivan and his wife Celia of Malden, Richard Sullivan and his wife Marisa of Iowa, Mary Jane and her late husband Thomas Lundy of Stoneham. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Cherished companion of her dog Turi. Funeral from the Brown-Flaherty Funeral Home, 261 Washington Street, Union Square, SOMERVILLE on Monday at 9am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Ann's Church at 10am. Visiting hours Sunday 2-6pm. Relatives and friends gratefully invited. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Directions & guestbook: www.brownflaherty.com
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Obituary: David R. Durnan

DURNAN, David R. Age 66, beloved husband of Barbara Stasiak and a lifelong resident of Somerville, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2014. Loving son of the late William J. and Helen G. Durnan; brother to Bill and Jeri Durnan from Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Betty and Wayne Flood from Litchfield, NH; Vivian and the late Jack O'Shea from Whitman, MA; Jim and Linda Durnan from Wading River, NY; John and Ruthanne Durnan from Duxbury, MA; Tom and Betsy Barr Durnan from Somerville, MA; Bob Durnan, San Pedro,CA; Carolyn Durnan from Lowell, MA; and Terry and Dick Sanders from Indialantic, FL. He is also survived by his loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. David was a teacher, guidance counselor ...
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Obituary: Francis Collins

Collins, Francis "Frank" 66, of Derry, NH, died Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH. He was born in Somerville, MA on October 4, 1947, a son of the late William and Christina (Burke) Collins. Frank had been a resident of Derry for the past 22 years, formerly living in Somerville. Before his retirement, he was employed by Coca-Cola in Needham, MA for several years. Frank enjoyed time spent at Lake Winnipesaukee, and was known for having a wealth of knowledge, particularly historical information and trivial facts. His biggest enjoyment was spending time with his immediate and extended family, and his beloved pets. He is survived by his wife, Susan (Burns) Collins; two daughters and their ...
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Obituary: Anne C. Lagomarsino

LAGOMARSINO, Anne C. Of Cambridge, Aug 8. Loving sister of the late Louis, Henry, Joseph, Frank and Lena Lagomarsino, Emma Nannene, Eva Vacaro and Philip, Charles and John Lagomarsino. Anne was the beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St.(corner of Park St. and Rte. 28) NORTH READING, at Reading line on Tuesday Aug 12 at 10am. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony's Church, 12 Properzi Way, Somerville at 11am. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Monday 4-8pm. Interment St. Michael's Cemetery, Boston. www.cotafuneralhomes.com Cota Family Funeral HomeNorth Reading781-944-1765/978-664-4340
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Obituary: Silvino A. Ferreira

Ferreira, Silvino A. Of Somerville, Aug. 6th , at age 91. Devoted husband of Fernanda (Meneses) Ferreira. Loving Father of Fatima Gomes, Lomena Furtado and her husband Tibeiro, Vivaldo Ferreira, Silvino M. Ferreira and his wife Dawn. Cherished grandfather of Marco, Cheryl, Melinda, Jessica, Eric, Alex, Zack and Cassie. Adored great-grandfather of Annabelle, Eljay and Eve. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. Funeral from the Rogers Funeral Home, 380 Cambridge St., Cambridge, Monday, at 8 am. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church in Cambridge at 9 am. Visiting hours Sunday 2 to 6 pm. Rogers & Hutchins Funeral Homes Arlington & Cambridge
Your Town

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.
Somerville is home to a thriving mix of younger hipsters, long time residents and families. It is accessible by the MBTA's Red Line, Orange Line and commuter rail.
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