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Not Your Grandma’s Yard Sale

by today at 1:19 pm

It’s become a Somerville tradition. Chris and Jennifer Daltry of What Cheer? in Providence have been putting on their the Rock And Roll Yard Sale for almost 10 years now as part of the Somerville Arts Council’s ArtsUnion program. Local … Continue reading


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Screening: Tape Water 101

by today at 1:02 pm

From Somerville Community Access TV: There are a lot of misconceptions about tap water in Somerville. We know many of your community members spend their precious dollars on bottled water. SCATV is working with the Cambridge Health Alliance, ShapeUp Somerville, … Continue reading


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Fresh Plan for Lincoln Park

by today at 12:12 pm

From Alderman Maryann Heuston: Let’s get moving! An initial meeting has been scheduled to begin (again) the process of redesigning Lincoln Park. There have been many meetings in the past and lots of opinions from residents. At this point I … Continue reading


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9/2/14 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Assembly Station

by on Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Assembly Station is the first new station in the MBTA in decades. Along with the Green Line Extension, it brings public transportation to parts of Somerville that have needed it for over forty years. More…


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New Assembly Square station opens Tuesday!

by on Sat, Aug 30, 2014

The new Orange Line stop is MBTA’s first new rapid-transit station in 27 years. Construction is expected to continue through November, but the stop will be open starting Tuesday.

There will be a neighborhood walk and an opening ceremony in the aftern…


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8/29/14 Urban Design Film: The Human Scale

by on Tue, Aug 26, 2014

The Danish film The Human Scale deals with how best to make use of space in urban areas. Along with the film will be a live Skype discussion with Danish filmmaker Andreas Dalsgaard. More…


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8/28/14 SomerVision Zoning Workshop: Administration and Permitting

by on Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Workshop sessions are held on Thurs. 6/12/14 – 8/28/14. This session focuses on administration and permitting as reflected in the new ordinance. More…


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8/28/14 SomerVision Zoning Workshop: Administration and Permitting

by on Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Workshop sessions are held on Thurs. 6/12/14 – 8/28/14. This session focuses on administration and permitting as reflected in the new ordinance. More…


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Tufts Class Studies the Fringe Union Coworking Space

by on Fri, Aug 22, 2014

USMS worked with Tufts Associate Professor Cathy Stanton this past winter as part of a semester long anthropology class. They focused their attention on 9 Olive Square and the Fringe Union collective of businesses. Cathy recently wrote a piece about … Continue reading


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8/21/14 SomerVision Zoning Workshop: Signs, Lighting, and Site Development

by on Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Workshop sessions are held on Thurs. 6/12/14 – 8/28/14. This session focuses on signs, lighting, and site development as reflected in the new 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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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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