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5/21/15 Somerville Redevelopment Authority Meeting

by on Wed, May 20, 2015

Agenda includes updates on Assembly Square and on Union Square. More…


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5/21/15 Somerville Redevelopment Authority Meeting

by on Wed, May 20, 2015

Agenda includes updates on Assembly Square and on Union Square. More…


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Now Open: Union Square Farmers Market

by on Tue, May 19, 2015

Mid May through Thanksgiving, Saturdays, 9 AM – 1 PM. In the heart of Union Square, Somerville MA. Served by MBTA buses 86,87 and 91 This weekly market offers the best locally grown and regionally produced agricultural items including vegetables, fruits, cheese, … Continue reading


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Retrospective Community Media Screening this June at Davis Sq. Theater

by on Tue, May 19, 2015

 

With media production technologies changing rapidly, our community is overdue for a retrospective of the productions and visions created and expressed locally over the…


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5/20/15 Union Square Civic Advisory Committee Public Meeting

by on Mon, May 18, 2015

Agenda is to discuss the Somerville by Design Plan Open House and US2′s initial plan for Union Square. More…


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Save the Date: 2015 Fluff Fest on September 26

by on Sun, May 17, 2015

Save the Date for this year’s Fluff Festival.  It will take place on Saturday, September 26.  We need your help to make the tenth anniversary of the Fluff Festival great.  We are looking for the right theme so we are soliciting ideas.  As … Continue reading


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Welcome Heather Aveson as SNN News Director

by on Fri, May 15, 2015

Heather Aveson will be SCATV’s News Director when Founding News Director Jane Regan moves on to new adventures later this month. Ms Aveson, a former Somerville resident, is excited join the


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Somerville Housing Project Dividing Progressives

by on Fri, May 15, 2015

Housing Project Dividing Progressives: A new, all-affordable apartment building will soon rise on the site of the old Boys & Girls Club at 181 Washington Street, but because it is being built mostly without union labor…


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Providing Farm Fresh Food to Our Neighbors in Need

by on Fri, May 15, 2015

SCATV presents: Providing Farm Fresh Food to Our Neighbors in Need

Wendy Blom, Executive Director of SCATV, sits down with Eric Fellinger, Board Chair of Union Square Main Streets, and Esther Hanig, Executive Director…


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Heroin Overdoses on The Rise in Somerville

by on Tue, May 12, 2015

Somerville Neighborhood News: Overdoses from heroin and other opioids are on the rise in Somerville and police and other agencies are fighting back with more than arrests.

During the first three months of 2015, at…


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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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