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Spring Cleaning

by on Thu, Apr 17, 2014

The annual Somerville Spring Clean Up and SomerGreen Festival takes place on Saturday, April 26. Help spruce up the city after a tough winter. Union Square teams gather in front of 90 Union Square.  After some work, teams from across … Continue reading


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Metro Pedal Power Owner Wenzday Jane Featured in Documentary

by on Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Metro Pedal Power has long been a fixture here in Union Square. The bike-powered delivery service has a home on Olive Square and the red cargo bikes are frequently seen on treks filled with vegetables, books, and other packages. The … Continue reading


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4/17/14 Legislative Matters Committee Meeting

by on Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Agenda includes approval of a Complete Streets Ordinance to insure equal access for all users of the public ways. More…


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4/14/14 Lowell Street Station Area Plan Comment Period

by on Mon, Apr 14, 2014

The Lowell Street area plan gives a preview of how the Lowell Street area might change over the next 15 years. Check it out and make your views known. More…


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Union Square Farmers Market Celebrates Tenth Year, Season Opens May 17

by on Sun, Apr 13, 2014

From the farms and fields, orchards and kitchens of Massachusetts, the Union Square Farmers Market returns for a tenth season in 2014. The Union Square plaza comes alive a little earlier this year with May 17 as opening day. Every … Continue reading


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Union Square Development – Master Developer

by on Sun, Apr 13, 2014

The City of Somerville is seeking a master developer to enact the Union Square Redevelopment Plan. This developer would facilitate 2.3 million square feet of new development in seven  development blocks. The parcels are currently assessed at $26 million. A 20-member … Continue reading


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Special Classes at SCAT

by on Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Acting for the Camera: Wednesday May 7, 14, 21, & 28 Improve your acting ability while gaining a better understanding of the differences between acting for the stage and acting for the camera. Participants will be guided through lessons and … Continue reading


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Spotlight on the Green Line as a sustainable project

by on Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Metro Magazine: “Sustainable Service: Planning a Green(er) Line for Boston”
“One of the largest infrastructure projects in the commonwealth and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA’s) first expansion project in 25 years, the Green Line light rail service project in Boston is set to greatly improve sustainable public transit service in some of the region’s most densely populated municipalities.”


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Somerville Neighborhood News Eps. 12

by on Thu, Apr 10, 2014

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April 8, 2014 – Attend the Deanna Cremin memorial and hear from her sister, learn how Somerville is fighting against the overdose epidemic, visit the Irish Film Festival, learn about air pollution near Route…


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Mike Lake – Candidate for MA Lt. Governor (3.8.14)

by on Thu, Apr 10, 2014

On this week’s episode of Greater Somerville, candidate for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, Mike Lake, joined host Joe Lynch at SCATV to discuss his candidacy, his position on the issues facing Massachusetts and his thoughts about the role of the Lt. Governor. Visit: http://www.electmikelake.com/


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7/18/13 Somerville Land Use Committee Meeting

by on Sun, Jun 23, 2013

These are two scheduled meetings of the BOA Land Use Committee, one at 6 PM and another at 7 PM. Agenda at 6 PM includes discussing a zoning amendment to separate supermarkets from other retail in the zoning code, and another to add Medical Marijuana Treatment Facility to the table of land use categories. Agenda at 7 PM includes processing a zoning amendment, currently withdrawn, to permit a ground floor supermarket that exceeds the Ground Level Retail Size Cap in the Assembly Square Mixed-Use District. More…


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6/4/13, 6/5/13 Forums on Ethanol Trains through Cambridge and Somerville

by on Sun, Jun 2, 2013

The Cambridge legislative delegation is holding two public forums about a plan proposed by Global Partners to transport ethanol through Cambridge, Somerville, and Chelsea using the existing rail system. The ethanol trains may be a mile long and contain up to a million gallons of hot-burning, hard-to-extinguish ethanol. Far better to transport it by barge from Albany NY. More…


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Public TV and Walmart: WGBH Responds

by on Sun, Feb 24, 2013

When my membership renewal came due  I sent WGBH a letter explaining the dilemma I faced deciding whether to continue to support Boston’s non-commercial public television station. I had recently seen a promotional piece- a…


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What we can learn from the School Committee’s selection process

by on Wed, Feb 20, 2013

Last month the School Committee chose a replacement for their colleague, Maureen Bastardi, who had been appointed Ward 1 Alderman. They did so through an open process that involved soliciting interest from potential candidates and…


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2/6/13 Public Hearing on Ethanol Train Routes

by on Wed, Feb 6, 2013

Ethanol trains carrying large amounts of flammable liquid would pass through Somerville, including right by Brickbottom, East Broadway and Assembly Square. More…


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Why Should ‘Villens Consider Livestock Grazing (Ever)?

by on Sat, Jan 26, 2013

When a sober, soft-spoken, octogenarian with a Scottish accent delivers a somber warning about a six-degree temperature increase on our planet the impact is immediately warmly felt. So it was in the ASEAN Auditorium at…


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Why a new library?

by on Thu, Jan 17, 2013

Why build when we can use what we have so much better?


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Mayor @JoeCurtatone Misses Own Deadline for OpenData Initiative

by on Wed, Aug 1, 2012

In June, the City proudly announced that it would be posting lots of operational data in July online at data.somervillema.gov.  Well, it’s August 1st and that webpage hasn’t been set up yet. …


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Shea leaves legacy: human rights, schools, wit

by on Sat, Jul 28, 2012

Described “a force for good in the world,” William E. Shea was honored at a funeral Mass Friday, July 27, in St. Camillus Church, in Arlington, following his July 24 death at home. He had been president Ames Envelope and had been active in many ways in Somerville. See the full story at YourArlington.com…


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Assembling the Pieces

by on Fri, Jul 27, 2012

Construction is underway at Assembly Row, Somerville’s great hope for economic development. The path to this point has been winding.

What will the way forward bring?


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