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Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Word Around the Ward


Distinguished members of Government were in attendance at last Thursday’s approval of Sean Collier to the Somerville Police Department during the regularly scheduled Board of Aldermen meeting. A framed shirt with Sean’s badge (#310) was presented to Sean’s family followed by a small reception in the Mayor’s office.

Ward 5 Online would like to wish Matt Dias the best of luck as he pursues a new opportunity in Utah. No word yet on who will take his place. Information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

Albion Street construction is half-way completed with Hinckley still being handled by National Grid. Please be careful when navigating these areas. Baiting requests have been submitted for both streets as sightings have increased due to construction.

The front door to PennyPackers was opened last weekend as they continue prepping for their grand opening. An official opening date has not been made public, but will be posted as soon as it is.

Yard signs for all three School Committee candidates can now be seen in various locations around the Ward. What are your thoughts on the race? Feel free to comment below.

Tonight's SomerFest movie is "Groundhog Day!" It will be shown at Seven Hills Park at sundown and is free!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I urge all Ward 5 voters to reach out to Laura Pitone-she will make a great school committee member

Anonymous said...

I would have had she not promoted Mark Niedergang at my neighbor's house when door knocking a couple of months ago. Sorry--she lost my vote then.

Anonymous said...

I'm not opposed to the connections, but have to point out that door knocking should be between the candidate and the resident. I don't know why one would promote another person when they should be discussing themselves. Not a good campaign strategy...IMO

Anonymous said...

Who is her campaign manager? Do they know she is doing this?

Anonymous said...

Was it promoting or did you ask her opinion on him?

Anonymous said...

You should consider each candidate on their own merit and qualifications. There are some who might write off Courtney solely because of her connection to Sean O'Donovan. Do you view that as fair?

Anonymous said...

She asked me to consider him for alderman without being prompted by me. I thought it very awkward because I have never had a candidate do that before.

Anonymous said...

I heard she is doing this but didn't mention Mark to me.

Anonymous said...

So did she say the comment to you or your neighbor?

Anonymous said...

Either way I really do urge you to speak with her again as she will be a great asset to the committee. I am a parent of 2 kids in the public schools and I was Laura on their side.

Anonymous said...

You were what?

Anonymous said...

"was" should have been "want". I AM a horrible typist!