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by on Wed, Jul 30, 2014

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What’s the latest on the McGrath grounding? Are bikers obeying the…


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8/11/14 Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation Hearing on Partners Healthcare Project

by on Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Railroad rights of way are intended to be devoted to projects that will benefit the community as well as the developer. One community benefit of the Partners plan that should be retained is the bicycle path alongside the Orange Line. More…


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Christine Barber – Primary candidate for the 34th Middlesex District state representative

by on Tue, Jul 29, 2014

  Primary candidate for the 34th Middlesex District state representative, Christine Barber, speaks with co-host Joe Lynch about her background, her candidacy and the district wide and local issues most important to the district residents and businesses.  Barber faces four challengers in the September primary.   Greater Somerville Episode Link  


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Fluff Festival Performers Announced

by on Mon, Jul 28, 2014

The performers for this year’s Fluff Festival are ready to a hot line-up sure to work off your sugar rush. “What the Fluff?: A Tribute to Union Square Invention” honors the illustrious Fluff creator, Archibald Query, who concocted the gooey … Continue reading


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7/31/14 SomerVision Zoning Workshop: Community Benefits

by on Sun, Jul 27, 2014

Workshop sessions are held on Thurs. 6/12/14 – 8/28/14. This session focuses on the community benefits proposed in the new ordinance.


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State proposes projects to make up for Green Line delay

by on Sat, Jul 26, 2014

The Green Line Extension was originally supposed to open in 2011. Well, that didn’t happen. So the State promised end of 2014 in a new legal agreement. Well, that won’t happen either. It will be 2017 before any new stations open.

However, in that lega…


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Lindsay Smythe – Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County (7.22.14)

by on Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with Executive Director Lindsay Smythe about the Community Awareness Challenge fundraising campaign for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County. Find out why this long-running non-profit organization is so…


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Open Air Circus Shows Coming to Conway Park

by on Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The OpenAir Circus will be holding it’s 29th annual performances on August 1st-3rd at Conway Field. Come watch as our students (and teachers) showcase their skills in A Haunted Circus! Conway Field is at approximately 560 Somerville Ave, Somerville, across from Central St. … Continue reading


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7/24/14 SomerVision Zoning Workshop: Somerville’s Building Types

by on Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Workshop sessions are held on Thurs. 6/12/14 – 8/28/14. This session focuses on the building types proposed in the new ordinance. More…


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7/22/14 Conservation Commission Hearing on Partners Healthcare Project

by on Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Agenda includes a hearing on the Partners Health Care project and updates on Amelia Earhart Dam operations documents. 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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