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WEEK IN REVIEW: Fire in Union Square, Capuano Sounds Off

Plus, Somerville candidates for register of deeds, LeVar Burton recognized by Tufts, and a look at last year's crime and foreclosures.


Six people were displaced, along with three cats, after a fire struck the second floor of a Union Square residence Monday morning. No one was injured, but the incident caused Somerville Avenue in the square to be closed down during morning rush hour.

Register of Deeds race
Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston this week she was running to replace Eugene Brune as register of deeds for Southern Middlesex County. , an attorney (and the mayor's sister), also announced she was running.


Rep. Michael Capuano gave a breakfast talk to the Somerville Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning. He spoke about the and had a number of .


LeVar Burton, an actor and producer behind the popular children's show, "Reading Rainbow," received the Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children's Media from . At a ceremony held Friday, he read to kids and held an impromptu dance party with them to the "Reading Rainbow" theme song.


Somerville resident Bahadur Singh, 34, was indicted on charges of committing arson at a Waltham home.


According to figures from the Warren Group, home foreclosures were down in Somerville in the year 2011.


We took a look at crime in Somerville during 2011. . We also looked at .

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