WEEK IN REVIEW: Police Arrest Alleged Bank Robber, Headmaster Says Goodbye
Also, the Board of Aldermen approved a budget, a Somerville resident was on Jeopardy, and it was hot.
Lower Broadway bank robbery
Police arrested a Somerville man Thursday and accused him of robbing the Sovereign Bank on Lower Broadway. When the man was caught, moments after the robbery, he allegedly told police, "I was desperate."
Tony Ciccariello says goodbye
Lifelong Somerville resident Tony Ciccariello, who served as headmaster of Somerville High School for six years, is retiring at the end of this year, and he said his final goodbyes to faculty and staff Wednesday. Somerville Patch sat down with Ciccariello to discuss his time at the school.
City approves $172 million budget
The Somerville Board of Aldermen approved a $171,620,447 operating budget for fiscal year 2013 Thursday night.
Somerville resident on Jeopardy
Somerville resident Margaret Swanson appeared on Jeopardy this week. According to a Somerville Patch reader, she walked away with a win in her opening-night appearance on Thursday. Swanson joins of growing list of Somerville residents who have appeared on the show recently.
Thoughts on Wal-Mart's decision to abandon Somerville store
Activists who opposed Wal-Mart's plans to open a grocery store in Somerville were digesting news this week that the retail company had decided to abandon those plans. In Somerville, some activists said their work paid off. Blogger Rand Wilson considered what to do next with the space—the former Circuit City in Assembly Square—that Wal-Mart decided not to pursue.
Along with the first day of summer came summer weather. Temperatures reached into the 90s late in the week, and the city opened cooling centers to make sure people weren't overwhelmed by heat.