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by Somerville Neighborhood News on Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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What’s the latest on the McGrath grounding? Are bikers obeying the…
by David Dahlbacka 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…
by Joe Lynch 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
by Mimi Graney 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 →
by David Dahlbacka 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.
by reisnere 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…
by Joe Lynch 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…
by Mimi Graney 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 →
by David Dahlbacka 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…
by David Dahlbacka on Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Agenda includes a hearing on the Partners Health Care project and updates on Amelia Earhart Dam operations documents. More…
by David Dahlbacka 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…
by David Dahlbacka 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…
by Julie Katz 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…
by Bill Shelton 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…
by David Dahlbacka 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…
by Linda Conte 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…
by Joeb on Thu, Jan 17, 2013
Why build when we can use what we have so much better?
by @BarryRafkind on Wed, Aug 1, 2012
by Bob Sprague 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…
by Somerville Scout 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?