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Woman charged with stealing Revere firefighter's wallet from station while he was at a fire

WBZ reports Revere Police have arrested a woman on charges she rummaged around a Revere firehouse while firefighters were at a fire and then used one firefighter's credit card at some local stores.
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Woman knocked off bike in Southwest Corridor mugging in Jamaica Plain

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:46A woman riding her bicycle in the Southwest Corridor knocked off by a guy who managed to make off with her iPhone 3G after failing to get her bike. She suffered ...
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City aims to honor former mayor, city councilor

The City Council voted today to form a commission to figure out how to honor former Mayor Ray Flynn and agreed to back efforts to rename the Ferdinand complex in Dudley Square the Bruce C. ...
The Somerville News
The Somerville News

Considering effective charter schools strategies

By Senator Patricia Jehlen (D- Somerville) and Senator Ken Donnelly (D- Arlington) (The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors of those commentaries and do ...
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Somerville Beat

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 →
Boston Globe

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 ...
Boston Globe

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.
Boston Globe

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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Somerville Beat

Cooking Classes Get You Comfortable in the Kitchen

After I interviewed Jess Roy, the chef-owner behind Shiso Kitchen (374 Washington St.), she invited me to take one of the classes she offers at her bright, welcoming space. I jumped at the chance to learn from her, signing up for … Continue reading →
Boston Globe

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 ...
Boston Globe

Obituary: Helen Groom

Groom, Helen (McKay) Of Somerville formerly of Cambridge, July 25. Loving wife of the late Francis M. Murphy and John Groom. Devoted mother of Mary Ellen Fitzgerald and her husband Paul, Jeanne Browne and her husband Edward. Loving grandmother of Maureen and Bob Morgan, Kristen and Stuart Hooton, Paul and Amanda Fitzgerald, Daniel Fitzgerald, Jennifer and Sal Grech, Jaime and Michael Reska, Jeanmarie and Jeff Gaudet. Dear great grandmother of Ryan, Benjamin, Kayla, Briana, Jessica, EJ, Lauren, Angela and Danielle. Sister of the late John McKay. Funeral from the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis St. (at Sixth St.) EAST CAMBRIDGE Tuesday at 9:30 AM followed by a Rite of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 49 Sixth St., Cambridge ...
Boston Globe

Obituary: Theron John Kelley

Kelley, Theron John "Jack" 90, of Hudson, Mass., Shalpleigh, Maine and Somerville, Mass., died peacefully on July 24, 2014. Beloved husband of 67 years to the late Suzanne Kelly; Devoted father of John, Charles, Michael, Patricia, Mary, Susan, Geraldine and Eileen; predeceased by daughter, Kathleen. A cherished grandfather of 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. World War II Veteran serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 27th at 11:00 a.m. in Forestvale Cemetery, Broad St., Hudson. A calling hour will be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., 50 Central St. (Rt. 62, exit 26 off Rt. 495) Hudson, MA 01749 (www.tighehamilton.com). ...
Your Town

Watch 'Greater Somerville' at Democratic convention

Watch Joe Lynch at the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention in Worcester.
Your Town

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.
Your Town

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.
Your Town

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.
Your Town

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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