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Important Green Line Updates at Public Meeting

by today at 12:41 pm

The Green Line Extension Working Group met this past Friday, February 5, for the first time in a long time, getting updates from the head of the MBTA and the interim project manager of the GLX. Despite the snow, about … Continue reading


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Important Green Line Updates at Public Meeting

by today at 12:41 pm

The Green Line Extension Working Group met this past Friday, February 5, for the first time in a long time, getting updates from the head of the MBTA and the interim project manager of the GLX. Despite the snow, about … Continue reading


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Union Square Civic Advisory Committee/LOCUS Meeting, 2/16

by today at 12:41 pm

Members of the public are invited to be a part of LOCUS working group sessions. The work of the LOCUS process is to identify, prioritize and create public benefits that could be attained from a successful redevelopment program for Union … Continue reading


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Zoning Meetings – Including Changes and Additions

by on Sun, Jan 31, 2016

These meetings will discuss the ideas presented last year in the new zoning ordinance, respond to comments provided in the public review process, and propose changes to the ordinance based upon this feedback. All meetings will be held at the … Continue reading


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Zoning Meetings – Including Changes and Additions

by on Sun, Jan 31, 2016

These meetings will discuss the ideas presented last year in the new zoning ordinance, respond to comments provided in the public review process, and propose changes to the ordinance based upon this feedback. All meetings will be held at the … Continue reading


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Union Square Plan Forum Announced

by on Sun, Jan 31, 2016

There will be an update on the Union Square Neighborhood plan with a response from  the City to the feedback about the Plan and an outline of next steps.   WHEN: Thursday, February 4 @6:00 PM   WHERE: Argenziano School


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Union Square Plan Forum Announced

by on Sun, Jan 31, 2016

There will be an update on the Union Square Neighborhood plan with a response from  the City to the feedback about the Plan and an outline of next steps.   WHEN: Thursday, February 4 @6:00 PM   WHERE: Argenziano School


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Upcoming Zoning Meetings

by on Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Each of these meetings will discuss the ideas presented last year in the new zoning ordinance, respond to comments provided in the public review process, and propose changes to the ordinance based upon this feedback. The meetings will be held … Continue reading


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Paying Tribute to Ken Kelly

by on Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Union Square has lost a great friend, community anchor, and incredible supporter.  Ken Kelly really led the way in the transformation of Union Square to the thriving and appealing place that it is today. Even before he opened The Independent … Continue reading


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1/5/16 Union Square Community Advisory Committee Meeting

by on Sun, Jan 3, 2016

The CAC will discuss the current status of the Green Line Extension, the Neighborhood Plan, the LOCUS process, and the fiscal impact study. Come and participate in the discussion! More…


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5/6/15 Somerville Land Use Committee Meeting as a Whole

by on Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Agenda is to discuss and recommend action upon the proposed change to form-oriented zoning throughout Somerville. More…


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3/5/15 Joint Planning Board / Land Use Committee Hearing on New Zoning

by on Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Agenda consists of a hearing on the new, building-type oriented zoning ordinance to replace the current zoning ordinance. More…


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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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