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Local Artists Discuss using Art as a Form of Protest on SCATV

by on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

This panel discusses how local artists, poets and performers use creative expression to respond to current events and social injustices. The panelists highlight their own work and how this was used to raise awareness about particular…


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Union United Protests Union Square Planning

by on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 – On March 11, some 50 residents, business owners and others marched and protested in Union Square to protest the ongoing planning process for Union Square redevelopment.

“Whose Somerville? Our…


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Concerns, Protests over Union Square Process

by on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 – A number of community groups, non-profits, business owners and residents are not happy with the ongoing planning process for the redevelopment of Union Square.

About 12 acres, located on…


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Boston Free Radio Open Member Meeting 3/26 at 8pm at SCATV

by on Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Boston Free Radio Open Member Meeting: Thursday, March 26th @SCATV (90 Union Square) at 8pm

GET ON THE AIR and BECOME THE MEDIA
Have you ever wanted to run your own radio show?…


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Special Union Square Edition of Somerville Neighborhood News

by on Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Mar. 24, 2015 – In this special edition of Somerville Neighborhood News dedicated to Union Square: attend some of the planning meetings, hear from city officials and from US2 about who will negotiate the CBA…


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DSLR Video and Animation Workshops at SCATV

by on Wed, Mar 25, 2015

SCATV Spring Media Classes
www.scatvsomerville.org/classes

DSLR VIDEO PRODUCTION: website link

This two-session class is for field certified members and non-members with video production experience. The class will cover the use of…


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Bill Shelton & Tim Talun – Somerville Times Columnist & Union Square Neighbors Chair (3.24.15)

by on Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with long-time community advocate and Somerville Times columnist Bill Shelton, and Union Square Neighbors chair and founding member Tim Talun, about US2 Associates recent development proposal for the D2 and D3 parcels in Union Square. With Somerville in dire need of commercial tax base revenue, this plan of […]


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3/26/15 Somerville Redevelopment Authority Meeting

by on Sun, Mar 22, 2015

Agenda not available, but will likely include the Union Square charrette and the zoning update. More…


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3/24/15 Somerville Planning Board Meeting

by on Sun, Mar 22, 2015

Agenda is to discuss and likely to vote on the proposed changes to building-form-based zoning in Somerville. More…


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3/23/15 Union Square Civic Advisory Committee Public Meeting

by on Sun, Mar 22, 2015

Agenda not posted, but likely to include discussion of the Union Square charrette. More…


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3/5/15 Joint Planning Board / Land Use Committee Hearing on New Zoning

by on Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Agenda consists of a hearing on the new, building-type oriented zoning ordinance to replace the current zoning 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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