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1 City (1990 pop. 76,210), Middlesex co., E Mass., a residential and industrial suburb of Boston, on the Mystic River; settled 1630, set off from Charlestown 1842, inc. as a city 1871. There are diverse light manufactures, including chemicals. Historical attractions include the Old Powder House, used in the American Revolution; Prospect Hill Tower, where General Israel PutnamPutnam, Israel,
1718–90, American Revolutionary general, b. Salem (now Danvers), Mass. A farmer at Pomfret, Conn., he fought in the French and Indian Wars, seeing action at Montreal (1760) and at Havana (1762).
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 raised the first flag of the united colonies (1776) and which served as a prison camp in the Civil War; and Ploughed Hill, one of the fortified hills used in the siege of Boston (1775). 2 Residential borough (1990 pop. 11,632), seat of Somerset co., N central N.J., on the Raritan River; settled 1683, inc. as a borough 1909. Electronic parts and pharmaceuticals are made. Of interest are the Wallace House (residence of George Washington 1778–79) and the old Dutch parsonage (1751; now a museum).



a city in the northeastern USA, in the state of Massachusetts. Population, 85,000 (1974). Somerville is a northwestern residential and industrial suburb of Boston. The city has enterprises for the manufacture of industrial equipment, metal-working plants, enterprises of the food-processing industry, and plants for assembling motor vehicles. Somerville was founded in approximately 1630.

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Somerville, 33, admitted the theft and was jailed for 10 months but reporting on the case was banned until the end of Sheikh's trial.
I immediately realised this was a vulnerable man," said Det Con Somerville, who has been with Cleveland Police for almost six years.
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A month after being beaten and left for dead in the showers of HMP Durham Somerville, 23, cannot walk, can barely talk and requires round the clock care at Newcastle's RVI.
Among the most famous of these popular science writers was Mary Fairfax Somerville.
The second half saw an onslaught for Somerville who took sheer control and put the game out of sight.
A former speakeasy, Verve was the spot where the very first drink was served after Prohibition in Somerville, New Jersey.
Mr Somerville, a landscape gardener, said the attack happened as he was working on a site.
However, Somerville, Daniel Chisholm and Joseph Lewins were convicted of conspiracy to supply cocaine after a trial last year.
Somerville begins this journey in search of regional identity by analyzing a painting by Tupaia, a Ralatea Islander voyaging with Captain James Cook during his explorations of the Pacific islands in the 176os.
Review of Once Were Pacific: Maori Connedions to Oceania, by Alice Te Punga Somerville (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2012).