WEEK IN REVIEW: Sen. Kerry in Somerville, a Julia Stiles Movie and a Pearl Street Fire

Also, a former Somerville priest accused of child molestation was found dead, Howie Winter was indicted, foodies crawled around East Somerville and other top stories from this week.

Sen. John Kerry was in Davis Square Monday to endorse Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren. Kerry said the race between Warren and incumbent Sen. Scott Brown could determine which party takes control of the Senate in 2013.

A fire gutted the first floor of a home on Pearl Street, near McGrath Highway, Tuesday morning. Seven people were displaced, and so was a cat.

Film crews were on Hudson Street Thursday and Friday to film scenes from a made-for-TV movie starring Julia Stiles.

Ex-Somerville Priest in Child Molestation Case Found Dead
The former priest of Saint James Episcopal Church in Teele Square was arrested and charged, in early September, with sexual assaulting a child when he served in Somerville in the 1990s and 2000s. On Wednesday night he was found dead in a car on the sixth floor of a Government Center parking garage.

Howie Winter, 83, former head of the notorious Winter Hill Gang in Somerville, was indicted by a Middlesex Grand Jury Thursday on charges of extortion.

Mayor Announces "Reboot" of Lincoln Park Rehab Plans
After some heated public meetings about plans to rehabilitate Lincoln Park, near Union Square, the mayor announced a "reboot" of the process that will allow neighbors to have more input into the park design.

East Somerville Foodie Crawl 2012
The second annual East Somerville Foodie Crawl took place Tuesday night. Click above for photos.

Aldermen Debate Over Union Square Plan Leads to Parliamentary Drama
Three aldermen spoke against the Union Square Revitalization Plan, setting up a debate with the mayor.

Should Somerville Adopt the Community Preservation Act?
In November, Somerville voters will decide whether or not to accept the Community Preservation Act. Click above to learn more about what that means.

Read the Transcript of our Live Chat with Gov. Deval Patrick
Gov. Deval Patrick chatted live with Patch readers Thursday. Click above to read a transcript of the chat.

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