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WEEK IN REVIEW: Somerville High School's New Headmaster

Also, more hires in the school district, the MBTA makes its big announcement and the sheriff rode into town.


On Wednesday, the MBTA announced a collection of fare increases, service changes and administrative changes designed to close a $161 million gap in its upcoming budget. There will be no service changes in Somerville as a result of this plan, but Somerville riders will pay more to ride the T. .

School hires
Somerville Public Schools announced a series of important hires this week.

, currently an assistant principal at , was named headmaster of the school. He will take over when Tony Ciccariello steps down at the end of the school year.

will be principal of the . She comes from a school in Lawrence.

was named principal of the and schools, which are schools for students with mild special needs.


AvalonBay, the construction firm building the Assembly Row project in Assembly Square, officially broke ground this week. In a statement sent by AvalonBay, Scott Dale, senior vice president of development, said, "We are pleased to be an integral part of Somerville's on-going renaissance."


Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian visited Somerville Thursday to highlight work done by inmates as part of the Community Work Program.

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