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by Joe Lynch on Thu, Oct 30, 2014
My long time friend and Mayor of Boston, Tom Menino, is now at peace. As a former resident of Boston, he was my Mayor, my go to guy and my friend. I will miss him. I salute you Tom for a job well done.
by Somerville Neighborhood News on Thu, Oct 30, 2014
By Shuqing Zhao
Somerville, MA, Oct. 21 – “You have to make it through the first part of the tour to get to the part that’s really cool and…
“Grooversity Festival 2014″ : live in Somerville, streaming worldwide; free and open to all — Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
by marycurtin on Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Grooversity Festival 2014. Saturday, November 15, 1:00-6:30 pm. Free and open to all, with live streaming; prizes available for on site and online attendees. East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St., Somerville, MA 02145. For…
by Joe Lynch on Tue, Oct 28, 2014
In preparation for a trip to the polls on Election Day, join hosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson as they review the pros and cons for each of the four 2014 state ballot questions. Whether it be keeping the gas tax, paying extra bottle deposits, a green light for MA gambling, or requiring mandatory sick […]
by reisnere on Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Tuesday, Oct 28, 6-8 pm
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second St, Cambridge (map)
by reisnere on Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Monday, Oct 27, 7-9 pm
VNA Community Room
259 Lowell St (map)
by David Dahlbacka on Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Residents and businesspeople from the neighborhood are invited to drop in and propose ideas for the future of Winter Hill. More…
by Somerville Neighborhood News on Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Oct. 21, 2014 – Visit the Kiley Barrel site, march with the Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, learn how Tufts is trying to improve its treatment of victims of sexual abuse, see what’s up with…
by Joe Lynch on Tue, Oct 21, 2014
EPISODE LINK: http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T02351&video=213215 State representative from the Massachusetts 27th Middlesex district, Denise Provost, joined co-host Joe Lynch for this Massachusetts 2014 election program. Representative Provost is campaigning for re-election and speaks about her time on Beacon Hill, the challenges that lay ahead for the district, and state and the ballot questions put before […]
by reisnere on Mon, Oct 20, 2014
The Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership is writing you to urge you to VOTE NO on Ballot Question 1 on Election Day, November 4, 2014. By voting no you want the legislation passed in 2013 indexing the gas tax to inflation to remain in effect.
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?