Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Word Around The Ward
Another name has been added to a list of people mulling a run for Mayor here in Somerville. A former candidate for Alderman At Large has been rumored to be considering. New names coming in this week have placed races in all Wards come 2015, as well. Have you heard anything? Feel free to comment below!
Speaking of the political scene, Mayor Joe Curtatone endorsed Somerville businessman and current Treasurer Steve Grossman for Governor yesterday. Again, feel free to include your thoughts below.
Twitter was the place to be recently as local activist Keri Lorenzo took to the social media site to call Somerville-Cambridge for Change and the Progressive Democrats of Somerville to task regarding the recent candidates forum they co-sponsored and Carl Sciortino moderated. It seems that one Twitter user pointed out that there were only 2 candidates in attendance prompting KLo to explain that there are members of Somerville-Cambridge for Change and the Progressive Democrats of Somerville who are directly involved with one candidate's campaign and that moderator Carl Sciortino was photographed (and witnessed) wearing the campaign sticker of this candidate at a recent fundraiser. Stating that the forum was biased, it was decided that Medford candidate Erin DiBenedetto would not participate weeks before the event was to take place. Feel free to comment your thoughts below.
Big thanks and job well done to all involved in the City's fireworks display that drew a good-sized crowd despite being in competition with Boston's festivities. Clearly, people prefer Booty Vortex over The Beach Boys ;)
As of tomorrow, the Board of Aldermen will be on their summer hiatus. During this time, some subcommittees will be meeting, but the full Board will not gather again until the end of August.
The food-themed Somerville Movie Fest starts tonight and features a dusk broadcast of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Seven Hills Park.
I am starting a new feature here on Ward 5 Online, posting the best of #Somerville-themed photos from TwitterVerse. If you post (an appropriate) photo that you think is worthy, retweet with @Ward5Online for consideration.
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