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Sept STEP meeting

by today at 1:00 am

Monday, Sept 22, 7-9 pm
VNA Community Room
259 Lowell St (map)

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How SteamPunk Scrumptiously Meets Fluff

by on Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang perfectly mashes together the mad science of Steampunk and the sugar-crazed, family-fun of the Fluff Festival.

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Fluff Festival Returns to Union Square with SteamFluff

by on Sun, Sep 21, 2014

The ninth annual “What the Fluff?” festival zaps back into Union Square as we honor the illustrious Fluff creator, Archibald Query, who concocted the gooey sticky spread right here in Union Square in 1917. On Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 3 … Continue reading

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Green Line construction public meeting

by on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Thursday, Sept 18, 6-8 pm
Holiday Inn
30 Washington St (map)

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Our Selfies, Our Selves

by on Wed, Sep 17, 2014

From the Washington Street Art Center: See Art, Talk Art, Be Art: Interactive Artweek Event October 4, 12-PM at 321 Washington St Stop by the gallery at Washington Street to meet the studio residents for an assortment of visual stimulation. … Continue reading

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9/21/14 Union Square Walking Tour

by on Tue, Sep 16, 2014

The tour starts in front of Somerville High School and heads down toward Union Square, with stops at St. Anthony’s Church and Greentown Labs, and ending with a reception at Machu Picchu Restaurant. In the process you may see some of the parts of Union Square that we want to preserve and why. More…

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9/18/14 Somerville Planning Board Meeting

by on Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Agenda includes discussion of an updated to the affordable housing ordinance. It also includes introducing, but continuing to Oct. 2, Assembly Row Block 6, one of the blocks remaining in Assembly Row that could be devoted to mixed use with high-value R&D. More…

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Cost of Green Line Extension rises

by on Sun, Sep 14, 2014

The latest estimates are in, and the Green Line Extension will likely cost $1.6 billion, with an additional budget cushion increasing that potential total to $2 billion. (Of course, the project would have been cheaper if it were built to its original d…

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KyAnn & Joe – Goodbye to Summer (9.9.14)

by on Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Join hosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson as they say farewell to summer, with a lively debate over a variety of local news stories. From politics to Union Square development plans, the new Orange Line station flood to the recent mob of traffic from the Green Line bridge reconstruction – rest assured, there are plenty […]

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KyAnn & Joe – Art Beat 2014 (7.19.14)

by on Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Join hosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson as they went LIVE from Art Beat 2014 in Davis Square. From candid conversations with Mayor Curtatone and family, Aldermen Jack Connolly and Rebekah Gewirtz, local artists, non-profit organizations, girls on stilts, or simply a random passerby wanting to appear in the lime light, tune in to find […]

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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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