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Send in the Army Men

Jerad Lewis found Woody just lying there in Union Square.
The Somerville News

Cops get a blow‐by‐blow account of getaway

By Jim Clark Police were called to the Magoun Square area on Monday after the alleged victim of a car burglary phoned in a description of a man who had reportedly engaged in ...
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Oh, come on, it's not even August

Patty Neal reports her local Stop & Shop now has Halloween candy on the shelves.
Universal Hub

Garden says it knew Avicii concert could be trouble ‐ it just didn't realize how much

TD Garden officials said today they tripled the number of ambulances they normally have on hand for a concert and added extra security guards and other staffers to deal with what they knew could be ...
Ward 5 Online
Somerville Beat

Summer Fun with Kids in Somerville & Beyond

Today’s post was written by Kat Rutkin, a Somerville mom, travel-phobe and former dog-walker to the stars. When not scouring the region for toddler friendly activities, she can be found directing Somerville Local First, co-moderating the Somerville Moms list or relaxing on … Continue reading →
Boston Globe

Obituary: James F. Tatosky

TATOSKY, James F. Of Somerville, July 19, 2014. Retired Captain Somerville Police Department. Beloved husband of the late Ruth (McDonald) Tatosky. Loving father of James W. and his wife Catherine E. of Billerica, Nancy A. Covert and her husband Lance of Tewksbury, Laura R. Leitao and her husband Edward , and Joseph R. all of FL, Melinda J. Shamshak and her husband Nicholas of SC, Tracy L. Sanderson and her husband Michael of Burlington. Brother of the late John and Robert Tatosky. Grandfather of Renee, Michelle, Kristen, Lance, Keith, Danielle, Jordan, Nicholas, Alexandria, Jake and the late James Robert. Great grandfather of Joel, Bobby, Kaitlyn, Jimmy, Anabelle, Holly, Olivia, Ty, and Marc. Funeral Service in the George L. Doherty Funeral ...
Somerville Beat

Somerville Summer: Photos from ArtBeat 2014

It’s difficult to think of something more representative of Somerville than ArtBeat, which took place this weekend in Davis Square. Put on by the Somerville Arts Council, it’s two days of live music, dance and theater, art creation, vendors selling … Continue reading →
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Obituary: Theresa G. Haggerty

HAGGERTY, Theresa G.(McGrath) Formerly of Arlington, July 17, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Haggerty and Harry "Doc" Fancy. Loving mother of Maureen Garron & her husband Joseph of Somerville, Debbie Saddler & her husband Jerry of NC, Paul Fancy & Wuntanee of Somerville and Richard Fancy & his wife Judy of Canada. Step-mother of Joseph V. Haggerty, Jr. of VA, Edward Haggerty of NH, Mary Gano of FL, Jean Haggerty of Arlington, and John Haggerty of Rowley. Sister of Adele Pelerine of Somerville, Blanche Rioux of RI, Adeline Sheridan of Somerville, and Helen Doyle of ME. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., Rt. 60 (adjacent to ...
Boston Globe

Maybe We Should Divide Massachusetts Into Multiple States

A Silicon Valley-based billionaire venture capitalist has collected enough signatures to get his plan to split California into six separate states on the state's 2016 ballot. It got the staff of Boston.com thinking: How would we split up Massachusetts?
Boston Globe

Flash Flood Issued for Eastern Mass.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Essex, Middlesex, and Norfolk County until 5:45 p.m.
Boston Globe

Obituary: Ernest W. Snow

Snow, Ernest W. Of Somerville, July 15. Beloved husband of Mary (Krikorian). Devoted father of Lenny and his wife Patricia Snow. Loving grandfather of Melissa Snow. Brother of the late Edna O'Leary and Warren Snow. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis St. (at Sixth St.) EAST CAMBRIDGE Friday at 9 AM followed by a Rite of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church, Union Square, Somerville at 10 AM. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visiting Thursday 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Children's Hospital, PO Box 414421, Boston, MA 02241 or Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Late employee of MIT. donovanaufierofunerahome.com
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Obituary: Gordon R. Kierstead

KIERSTEAD, Gordon R. 66, died July 8, 2014 in Exeter, NH. Born August 12, 1947 in Somerville, MA, son of Pauline (Davis) Kierstead and Edwin Roy Kierstead. US Army vet from 1967-1973. Served in Vietnam until 1969. His favorite hobby was motorcycling with his friends. Predeceased by his sister, Leona Colleran. Survived by his wife, Maureen (Hondros) Kierstead, daughter, Camille Kierstead, step-son, Charles James Strock, mother, Pauline Kierstead, 2 grandchildren, Kayjana and Milo. No calling hours. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Stratham Hill Park, 270 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham, NH. A celebration of his life will follow. www.brewittfuneralhome.com
Boston Globe

Obituary: Richard G. Hanscom

Hanscom, Richard G. "Butchie" Of Somerville July 13, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Barbara (DeStefanis) Hanscom. Father of Wayne and his wife Nadine, Mark and his wife Tracey, Kevin and his wife Kim, Rich and Jeff Hanscom and the late Thomas Hanscom. Loving papa to several grandchildren. Brother of Ronnie and his wife Gail, Barbara Connors and her husband Bob and the late Al and Doug Hanscom, John Hawkins and Lorraine Bargroski. A Funeral Service will be held, in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) SOMERVILLE, Friday morning at 11:30. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours Friday morning 10:00 - 11:30. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information please go to: dohertyfuneralservice.com
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Astronaut Captures Awesome Photo of Boston Lit Up at Night

Thanks to an astronaut armed with a camera and a photographic eye, here's an image of Boston and its surrounding area lit up at night.
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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