The Somerville Times on 12/15/2018

Somerville High School Team Wins 2018 Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

Somerville High School’s Personal Finance class team of Chris DeSousa, Kyle Finigan, Calvin Wicks, and Dylan Zraket won this year’s Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge. The Challenge took place on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the new headquarters for State Street Corporation in Boston. Two ot

The Somerville Times on 12/15/2018

SAC presents ‘nightLIGHTS’: 4 new large-scale light sculptures

Spurred on by Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone’s call for more art and light in the city, the Somerville Arts Council presents “nightLIGHTS,” a series of light installations throughout the city. This project is inspired by the long tradition of Somerville families that decorate and illuminate their homes

The Somerville Times on 12/14/2018

Historic Somerville merchandise on sale for holiday season

Just in time to complete your holiday shopping, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission has “Preserving Somerville” merchandise available for sale. All merchandise can be viewed on the Commission’s website at, and a list of available items is below.A

The Somerville Times on 12/14/2018

USQ/Somerville Homeless Coalition food drive

USQ, the revitalization of 15 acres in Union Square, is teaming up with the Somerville Homeless Coalition to hold a holiday food drive. They are collecting food and household items for the surrounding community, and those who are eager to help people in need this holiday season are dropping donation

The Somerville Times on 12/14/2018

Wishing everyone health and hope this holiday season, and always

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)By Mayor Joseph A. CurtatoneThey say if you don’t have your health, you don’t

The Somerville Times on 12/13/2018

Annual Christmas Tree lighting

~Photos by Claudia FerroThe annual Christmas Tree lighting kicked off the holiday festivities on Thursday, December 6, followed by a meet and greet with Santa Claus in the Somerville High School Culinary Arts Bistro.Santa Claus was escorted by the Somerville Fire and Police Departments for the cerem

The Somerville Times on 12/13/2018

One tough customer

By Jim ClarkPolice officers were dispatched to the Kmart on Middlesex Ave. last Thursday evening on reports of a shoplifter who was being uncooperative with store Loss Prevention personnel.Upon arrival, the officers were approached in the parking lot by the suspect, Lesley Smith, of Boston.Smith rep

The Somerville Times on 12/13/2018

Best Christmas ever

Life in the Ville by Jimmy Del PonteOne of the best Christmases for me was the one when I got my first folk guitar. I thought I was getting it the Christmas before but it didn’t happen.I remember the months leading up to Christmas Day 1964. After The Beatles song, I Want To Hold Your Hand started sa

The Somerville Times on 12/12/2018

The FCC wants to defund community media

By the SMC TeamWe are writing to remind you that community media centers and their public, educational and government channels across the country are in serious jeopardy of losing all funding and support. There is still time for you to help us fight this.You can learn more about this fight in DigBos