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Somerville Neighborhood News #25

by on Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Oct. 21, 2014 – Visit the Kiley Barrel site, march with the Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, learn how Tufts is trying to improve its treatment of victims of sexual abuse, see what’s up with…

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Denise Provost – MA State Representative – 27th Middlesex District (10.21.14)

by on Tue, Oct 21, 2014

   EPISODE LINK:   State representative from the Massachusetts 27th Middlesex district, Denise Provost, joined co-host Joe Lynch for this Massachusetts 2014 election program.  Representative Provost is campaigning for re-election and speaks about her time on Beacon Hill, the challenges that lay ahead for the district, and state and the ballot questions put before […]

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Vote No on Question 1

by on Mon, Oct 20, 2014

The Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership is writing you to urge you to VOTE NO on Ballot Question 1 on Election Day, November 4, 2014. By voting no you want the legislation passed in 2013 indexing the gas tax to inflation to remain in effect.

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10/22/14 McGrath Brickbottom Neighborhood Plan Meeting

by on Sun, Oct 19, 2014

The new Green Line station and the transformation of McGrath Highway into a boulevard will have significant impacts on the Brickbottom neighborhood. Help plan the new neighborhood. More…

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10/20/14 Union Square Improvements Meeting

by on Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Good transportation and streetscape of Union Square are crucial to the success of the neighborhood. Come and see what the city is proposing. More…

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More artists selected for Green Line Extension Art Program

by on Sat, Oct 18, 2014


MassDOT announced that it has selected five artists for the second phase of the GLX Integrated Art Program. Out of 70 submissions, there are five artists whose work will become an integrated part of four of the new GLX stations (Gilman Square, Lowell Street, Ball Square & College Avenue). They will work directly with the design team architects in the incorporation of artwork in the stations.

The artists are Beth Galston, Nancy Selvage, Aaron Stephan, Matt Trimble, and Christine Vaillancourt.

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Support for Green Tech

by on Wed, Oct 15, 2014

From the City of Somerville:   The American flag. Marshmallow Fluff. Measuring a City’s happiness. What will come out of Somerville next? Green tech companies, Somerville wants your great idea to take root and grow in ‘The Innovation City,’ and is looking … Continue reading

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Mapping the Experience of Union Square

by on Sun, Oct 12, 2014

After the Mobility Revolution was a meeting convened by the Congress for New Urbanism New England and the US Audi Urban Future Team. In our american city and with less open space than any city in the Northeast, how will a … Continue reading

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US2 Convenes Business Roundtable

by on Sun, Oct 12, 2014

US2, the anticipated master developer for Union Square’s disposition parcels, continues its community engagement effort with a Business Roundtable on Tuesday, October 21 from 8-9:30 AM at Greentown Labs in Union Square. They hope to engage current and future Union Square … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Sean Collier Memorial Weekend at Lyndell’s Bakery, Oct. 17-19 (10.9.14)

by on Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Join host Joe Lynch as he speaks with Chief Jerry Carhalho of the Somerville Auxiliary Police Department and Dave Galatis of Lyndell’s Bakery about the upcoming 2nd Annual Sean Collier Memorial Weekend, October 17-19, at Lyndell’s Bakery in Ball Square. There will be Boston sports raffle items, free coffee, as well as special “310” badge […]

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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  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…

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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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