Shown with the chief (left to right): Nancy L. Leaming, Red Cross board vice chairwoman and CEO of Tufts Health Plan; William S. Cohen, former Defense Secretary; Kelleher; Janet Langhart Cohen; Barry L. Smith, Red Cross board chairman; Deborah C. Jackson, CEO Mass. Red Cross.
The Warlords is a specific group of students at Emerson who specialize in action movies. The Warlords will show different types of works in progress including TV episodes, short movies and short series.
The featured piece will be "Redemption," the story of a snobby, self-centered college student has been given
Godly powers and must try to find his good side before his nature
corrupts his soul.
Also shown will be trailers from the films: "Vampire Game--Episode 5," "Work Warriors" and "Team Dangerforce."
Somerville choreograper Wendy Jehlen and her husband composer Nandlal Nayak will present a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary performance of dance and music for three shows at Boston University's Dance Theater at 919 Commonwealth Ave in Boston.
The performances will be Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.
More information is available at (617) 861-7930
by Neil W. McCabe
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced April 19 the city was bringing back the Sunsetters, a local street performance group that put on shows throughout the city’s neighborhoods in 1970s through the mid-1980s.
“For many of us who grew up here in Somerville, the Sunsetters were real hometown heroes,” said Curtatone.
The mayor said, “There was a certain excitement in the air when they performed on your block, no matter who - or how old - you were. We’re really looking forward to bringing that spirit back.”
Speaking to a hushed chamber of his peers, State Rep. Carl M. Sciortino Jr., made his maiden speech as a member of the Great and General Court of the Commonwealth tonight in support of his amendment to the state budget bill appropriating funds for the pre-construction engineering work on the extension of the Green Line through the city and onto Medford.
"No other issue unifies my district more than this," said the freshman legislator.
Sciortino said the people of Somerville and Medford would not give up the fight to extend the Green Line, despite attempts by members of the Romney adminstration to derail it.
The state has a legal obligation to complete the project by 2011, yet unless construction begins soon, there is no way the work can be completed on time, he said.
The funding of the engineering work on the potential track and station sites is an important first step, he said.
Only Boston stop on 2005 tour for one night only
Barry has opened for Yo La Tengo, The Shins, Aimee Mann, They Might Be Giants, and Luna. He has appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, where he won the Jury Award for Best Stand Up Comic.
Opening for Barry on this exceptional night of comedy will be comedians Rusty Ward and Peter Dutton. Shortly after arriving in New York City, Rusty Ward beat out 175 other comics to appear on Good Morning America as part of their Make Us Laugh Comedy Competition. Later he performed in Comedy Central's Laugh Riots in 2001 and 2002. He currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and most recently appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend.
The 2002 Somerville High School graduate, whose "War Diary" is a regular feature of The Somerville News won honors in the Department of the Army’s 2004 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Journalism Awards Competition.
Spec. Matthew McLaughlin, a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Installation Troop Command, captured first place in the feature articles category for his story titled “Fearless citizens risk lives for Iraqi future.”
Mays shines; portrays own wife, 35 other folks
The bizarre, real life story of an in-the-open, East Berlin transvestite languishing first under the bloodlust of Nazism, later enduring the oppression of communism “I Am My Own Wife” is an award-winning play by Playwright Doug Wright, presented by Broadway in Boston and Clear Channel Entertainment at the Wilbur Theatre.
Doug Wright seized the idea for his 2004 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play when in 1990, a journalist-friend, John Marks, introduced him to Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf and the fascinating story of her life-caught-in-turmoil journey.
Despite the backing of Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and DPW Commissioner Stanley Koty, O'Donovan's campaign received a body blow when the mayor's sister started telling others she had entered the fray.
Tuesday night, Maria C. Curtatone held a private party at her Prospect Hill home for backers where she was expected to confirm to them what she had been telling individuals close to her for the last week. Instead, it was a quiet dinner with no talk of politics. Hmmm.
The O'Donovan camp is said to have done a poll showing that only 5,000 votes will be coming out of Somerville, making it even more difficult to overcome candidates from outside the city if other Somerville politicians are in the race.
The most bizarre twist is that O'Donovan, who begged the mayor and Koty for the green light to oppose in the Sept. 14 Democratic Primary State Rep. Patricia D. Jehlen, D-Somerville, and was denied, must hope that Jehlen wins Shannon's senate seat, so he can run for her then open state rep. seat.
So far, the only other "announced" Somerville candidate for state senate seat is Jehlen, who with Shannon secured funding to repair the Lowell Street Bridge in the last weeks of his life.
The other Somerville candidates in the mix are: Shannon's Chief of Staff Sean J. Fitzgerald, former state representative Joseph Mackey and Alderman-at-large William A. White Jr.
White would run in the Republican Primary. All others are running for the Democratic nomination.
The primary is scheduled for Aug. 30 with a final election Sept. 27.
Members of the Somerville Arts Council and Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone hosted a Town Meeting on the Arts April 6 at the Visiting Nurses Association building at 259 Lowell St.
“We’re here to serve the city, the arts constituency, the residents,” said Gregory Jenkins, the council’s executive director.
As you may know our theater, Jimmy Tingle’s OFF BROADWAY, got a beer and wine license in December which everybody is thoroughly enjoying. No problems, no hassles.
Our poet this week is Charles Coe. Charles is an activist with The Writers Union, an officer with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection: "Picnic on the Moon" ( Leapfrog Press).
To have your work considered send it to:
Doug Holder, 25 School St., Somerville, Mass. 02143
A member of attorney Maria C. Curtatone's inner circle told The Somerville News that the former mayoral candidate is ready to formally announce her candidacy for the 2nd Middlesex District state senate seat left vacant by the passing of Charles E. Shannon Jr.
The source said Curtatone, sister to Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, confirmed her decision at a courtesy visit Monday to the breakfast crowd at Union Square's Sunny's Deli.
Today at 3:34 p.m., Nancy Curtatone, wife of Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, gave birth to a 6-pound, 12-ounce baby boy. The 20-inch boy and mother are resting comfortably at Melrose Wakefield Hospital. Through a spokesman, the mayor said he would not be taking paternity leave. No name has yet been chosen.
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At the orientation, you will be introduced to the paper's style, tone and voice and shown our guidelines for photography and story submission.