This local branch of the national Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States organization, VFW Post 529, is named…More for George Dilboy, a onetime Somerville resident of Greek descent who received the Medal of Honor for his efforts in World War I.
The George Dilboy Post is located on Summer Street just outside of Davis Square in the Winter Hill Bank building, with its entrance on Summer Street adjacent to the parking lot. This local branch holds monthly meetings, hosts fundraisers, does community service projects, participates in national scholarship contests and reaches out to local veterans. The George Dilboy Post also rents out its hall for functions and events.
Somerville Traffic and Parking Office 133 Holland St, Somerville, MA02144 After enough time parking on the infuriatingly confusing streets of Somerville you will no doubt find yourself at this…More Traffic and Parking Office. Here you can apply for parking passes, get those bright orange emergency parking sandwich boards which make moving much easier or contest a ticket. Inside expect a post office like situation of a long, slow moving line bunched up before several closed walk-up booths and one open window. Allow more than just a few minutes if you find yourself planning for a morning at the Traffic and Parking Office.
Set on an expansive property just outside Porter Square, this PK-8 school's stated mission is to provide "students of…More all levels with the tools to learn at their own pace and in their own style" while "striving to nurture the innate excitement of learning within each student to become an independent, self-directed, creative, responsible/responsive learner."
The school is home to over 450 students, and tots who just can't wait to enroll can attend the parent/toddler group that meets at the school three times a week. Notable aspects include a National History Day Contest team that consistently makes nationals, and an indoor pool. An extensive program of afterschool activities also includes programs ranging from tutoring to Math League, yoga and school news reporting. Outdoor facilities include basketball courts, playground equipment, plenty of blacktop space and a school garden.
The PTA is active and involved and plans are in the works for 2011 to establish a parent room at the school and engage a parent liaison. Kennedy is also an international demonstration site for the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, a nonprofit program that aims to help students set goals and achieve them. The social-emotional curriculum, Second Step, is also taught to students in grades K-6.
Principal Dr. Anne L. Foley leads the school. Test scores are available on the school website and at www.doe.mass.edu.