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September 19, 2013

Council president left tongue-Thai--ed


If the substation fails

Look to the heavens. No, really. The Second Congregational Church is offering a free “solar community event” on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. as it hosts Independent Power Systems Massachusetts.

“Learn everything you need to know about powering your home or business with solar electric,” they advise.

Rude gestures for those who go the speed limit

Speaking out at last week’s meeting on placing a new traffic light at Lowell Street near St. Adelaide’s Church, resident Rick D’Amato discussed a problem seldom mentioned by those concerned with traffic safety. Revealing that he drives the speed limit, D’Amato suggested that this isn’t always appreciated by those motoring behind him.

“I’ve had people flip me the bird and everything,” he said before turning to the gathering and advising, “Just go the speed limit and you’ll find out.”

Placing the traffic light in front of the church — a move in response to the tragic pedestrian accident that killed Theodore Buttner of Somerville in January — will take a little time given the process required. But on hearing that those in wheelchairs can’t cross at the crosswalk because of the curb, Mayor Ted Bettencourt advised, “That’s something we can do a quick fix on.”

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