Monday, November 12, 2012
Here's what's open and closed for today's public holiday.
Since Veterans Day fell on a Sunday this year, Monday is the public observation the national holiday (that was established in 1926 to honor men and women who have served in the military). Here's a quick round-up of what's open and closed in Somerville today. If you know of more businesses that are open or closed, help out your fellow neighbors by leaving them in the comments.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round ,as well as on Veterans Day.
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Sunday, November 11, 2012
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials around Somerville, taken from themilitarywallet.com — check with their site for the latest deals. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Ceremonies take place at the George Dilboy Post in Davis Square at 11 a.m. The Veterans Day dinner is Saturday night at American Legion Post 19 on Highland Avenue.
Here's some information about 2012 Veterans Day ceremonies in Somerville: Saturday, Nov. 10 Sunday, Nov. 11
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Plus, Somerville High School's headmaster announces plans to resign, and Veterans Day.
Suspected meth lab on Oxford Street Police, DEA agents and state police bomb technicians raided a residence at 19 Oxford St. Monday as part of an investigation into a suspected meth lab. The story made news throughout the Boston area. Arrest in suspected meth lab investigation On Friday, police announced they had arrested 29-year-old Grigory Genkin, who lived in the second floor of 19 Oxford St., in connection to the suspected meth lab investigation. Incumbents win Tuesday's election In a city election held Tuesday, Somerville voters decided to send incumbents back to City Hall. Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone ran unopposed; the city's four at-large aldermen won re-election, as did incumbent aldermen Robert Trane (Ward 7) and Thomas …
Friday, November 11, 2011
In ceremonies held at the George Dilboy VFW post in Davis Square, speakers honored veterans who have served and spoke of a new generation of vets who are coming home from war.
Friday morning, Somerville observed Veterans Day at a ceremony held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars George Dilboy Post 529. During the cerenomy, the city awarded its first ever Veteran of the Year award to Joe DiMartino, who served in Europe during World War II, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart. Having recently suffered an injury, DiMartino was not on hand to accept the award. His friend, John O'Leary, a fellow veteran, accepted the award on his behalf. Helen Latanowich, who lost a son in Vietnam, was this year's Gold Star Mother. She pinned a rose to a wreath honoring Somerville's veterans. Speaking to the crowd—the room was full—Bob Hickey, a member of the Allied Veterans Council, talked about armed-service …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Ceremonies at the VFW post in Davis Square, and a special talk about Somerville's role in the Civil War.
On Nov. 11, there are two Veterans Day events happening in Somerville: 1) VFW George Dilboy Post 529 At 10 a.m., Somerville's mayor, Josephe Curtatone, and Frank Senesi, director of veterans' services in Somerville, will join members of the community for annual Veterans Day ceremonies. They will be held at the VFW George Dilboy Post 529, at 327 Summer St. in Davis Square. There will be an honor guard and speeches by local officials. Call the Veterans' Services Department at (617) 625-6600, ext. 4700 to learn more. 2) Somerville 1861: Camp Cameron It is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and it is a time to remember the thousands of recruits who passed through Somerville on their way to war. At 2 p.m., Dan Sullivan, who has researched…
After the lecture, continue on to Milk Row Cemetery for a ceremony at the Civil War memorial.
From the organizer: In this first year of the American Civil War’s 150th anniversary, it is important to remember that North Cambridge and West Somerville once played a very important role in Civil War history. On the Somerville and Cambridge line, in the area of Cameron Avenue near Davis Square, was a camp of rendezvous and instruction called Camp Cameron. From June 13, 1861 through late January 1863, thousands of recruits went through Camp Cameron on their way to the war. Dan Sullivan, co-owner of The Book Oasis in Stoneham and blogger of the campcameron.blogspot.com will present a lecture focusing on the MA 28th and 29th, two Irish Regiments formed in 1861. Sullivan’s interest in Civil War history began as a genealogical project, but …