Monday, December 10, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “…
Somerville, Mass., is teaming up with Somerville, N.J. and Summerville, S.C. to donate goods to victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Three cities with the same name—Somerville, Mass., Somerville, N.J. and Summerville, S.C.—are teaming up to collect a variety of goods for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Summerville, S.C. sent its donations to New Jersey on Dec. 7, and Somerville, Mass., will send donations on Dec. 22. The city made the following announcement (below) about when and where to make donations. In short, you can make donations from Dec. 10 to Dec. 21. Here's the announcement from the city: CITIES/TOWNS OF SOMERVILLE ALONG THE EAST COAST COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS Somerville, MA, Somerville, NJ and Summerville, SC Undertaking Holiday Collection Drive through December 22nd to Support Hurricane Victims along Jersey Shore; Somerville, NJ Mayor, …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
A new walk-in refrigerator will allow Project SOUP to serve fresh food to its clients.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Teen Empowerment will facilitate a conversation with local teens and four new officers.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Somerville's Teen Empowerment and the Somerville Police Department have organized a dialogue session so that new police officers and local teens can get to know each other. The session takes place Tuesday, and here's the announcement (lightly edited parts italicized) from Teen Empowerment: Teen Empowerment, Somerville Police To Hold Dialogue Session (Somerville, Mass.) — On Tuesday, November 27, ten Somerville youth and four new police officers will gather at the Somerville Youth Center, 165 Broadway, 4:00-5:30 p.m. with the goal of breaking down the stereotypes each group has of the other and looking for ways to work together to increase community safety. The dialogue is a part of the final stages of training for the new officers, who …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Renee Polcaro of East Somerville Main Streets talks about the Foodie Crawl on Lower Broadway, taking place Sept. 18.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The following is from SCATV's "Greater Somerville." Note, you can also watch the interview with Renee Polcaro here: "This week on Greater Somerville, Renee Polcaro, Vice President of East Somerville Main Streets, chatted with hosts Joe Lynch and Kyann Anderson about the wildly popular Annual East Broadway Foodie Crawl. The organization, a non profit dedicated to the improvement of the business and residential neighborhoods of East Somerville, is once again producing the event scheduled to take place Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Watch the show here greatersomerville.wordpress.com and make sure you get your tickets early by visiting www.eastsomervillemainstreets.org."
Friday, October 28, 2011
Also, a pumpkin stroll, a haunted house and a book sale.
Day of the Dead at Taza Chocolate Join a Dia de los Muertos parade to the Taza Chocolate factory on Saturday. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at the Union Square Farmers Market. The parade will feature music from Mariachi Estampa de America, and at the factory visitors will be able to sample food from Cuisine En Locale, "El Mariachi" mole beer from Cambridge Brewing Company, coffee and special Day of the Dead chocolates. People are encouraged to wear Day of the Dead costumes. Pumpkin Stroll Get into your costume and join a parade along the Community Path, ending at Lexington Park for fun and games. The event is free and open to everyone. All ages are welcome. The parade begins Sunday at noon at Statue Park in Davis Square. Haunted House The …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Share a Somerville story by sending a photo. Today, a Somerville High School junior rows in the Heat of the Charles.
Somerville High School junior Anthony Melchor, shown in the center of this photo, rowed in the famous Head of the Charles Regatta on Sunday. Melchor joined teammates Mohammad Anwar, Kevin Bui, James Hickey and Daniel Doza (the coxswain), all from Malden, as members of the Gentle Giant Rowing Club. They are coached by Malden High School teachers Sarah Hones and Shauna Campbell. Melchor and his team rowed in the 5000 meters event. The Gentle Giant Rowing Club, which rows on the Mystic River, promotes the sport rowing in communities—such as Somerville—that aren't traditionally rowing communities. The club's website notes, "The sport of rowing is the United States' oldest intercollegiate sport, but it has also been one of the most elitist." …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Somerville resident Joon Pahk spent seven days as Jeopardy champion, and he won $201,000.
Somerville resident Joon Pahk's seven-day reign as a champion on Jeopardy, during which time he won $201,000, came to an end Wednesday night when he lost to Katie Proctor, a stay-at-home mom from Hendersonville, N.C. Well, it came to an end for the viewing public in Somerville, which had been following Pahk's impressive run since he first appeared on the TV quiz show on Oct. 3. In reality, the episodes were filmed in August, and "I had to keep everything under my hat for about a month and a half," Pahk said. Being on Jeopardy was an "overwhelming" experience, he said. "I didn't think I was going to win." But he did. And then he did it again, seven times, before falling in his eighth episode. "There's actually a lot of luck in the game," …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Also, a healing ceremony for the Mystic River. Events in (and near) Somerville this weekend.
Somerville pizza challenge Some of Somerville's most popular pizza joints will face off on Saturday for a pizza challenge. The competition benefits the Elizabeth Peabody House's emergency food pantry, and it also commemorates National Pizza Month. There will be competitions in many pizza categories, including the coveted "best slice of cheese" contest. Some of the competing pizzerias include Leone's Subs & Pizza, Amelia's Kitchen, Vinny's,Mama Gina's, Prima Pizza, Mamma Lisa's Pizza House and Eat at Jumbos. The challenge takes place form 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Peabody House. Costume swap Why pay for a new Halloween costume when you can save cash and reduce waste with National Costume Swap Day? The name says it all: Swap …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Catch the spirit of discovery with these family-friendly events and activities!
This is only a sample of some of the events happening this week. To find more—and add your own—check out our calendar. Where/When: Somerville Public Library, West Branch/Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Why Go: It’s never too soon for your baby to be learning! This program focuses on songs and rhymes to help with language acquisition, and more! Pricing: Free Where/When: Somerville Community Growing Center/Friday, Oct. 7, 5 p.m. Why Go: Bring the family, and a picnic, and listen to live music out in the garden. Pricing: Free Where/When: Whole Foods Market, Medford/Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. Why Go: Out for some Saturday morning food shopping? Swing by for the kids to make a spooky mask, and take home a healthy treat! Pricing: Free Where/When: Roman Music…