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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).
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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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Patel and Somerville last played for New Zealand eight months ago in the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan.
Somerville made a starring debut for New Zealand in the series-clinching third Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi late last year, while Rance has featured in limited-over squads.
During her visit, Ms Somerville met with members of The Advisory Group's Dumfries and Galloway branch.
The 34-year-old Somerville finished with 4-75 while left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel took 2-100 and pace spearhead Trent Boult chipped in with 2-66.
Somerville finally got the breakthrough with the wicket of Azhar -- finding Patel at short fine leg attempting a sweep.
The plaintiff student, Galileo Mondol, and his parents sued the city of Somerville, the head soccer coach, the superintendent of Somerville's public schools and the mayor of Somerville (who was also the assistant soccer coach) after the Berkshire County District Attorney's office dropped criminal charges and allegations of juvenile malfeasance against the plaintiff for his role in the incident.
Marcus & Millichap Regional Manager Brian Hosey announced the sale of a retail property in Somerville for $2,320,000.Marcus & Millichap Regional Manager Brian Hosey announced the sale of a retail property in Somerville for $2,320,000.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom: The Royal Bank of Scotland announced Mary Somerville will appear on its new polymer PS10 notes, set to be issued in the second half of 2017.
And one officer, Detective Constable Lauren Somerville, was praised on social media after helping a man who told her he felt afraid after Leeds and Boro fans began shouting and pushing each other in crowds on Windward Way, walking towards the Sailor's Trod underpass.
Unilever has picked up Kate Somerville Skincare LLC.