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Find Fluff Boy!

by today at 3:24 pm

Fluff X – the tenth annual What the Fluff? Festival, is coming to Union Square on September 26th! In preparation, Fluff Boy – the lovable icon made entirely of marshmallow fluff – has emerged from his home in Prospect Hill Tower … Continue reading


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This week’s Union Lunch is shaping up to be a good one!

by today at 1:52 pm

This Friday, 9/4 we will have: Area Four / serving BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, vegetarian BBQ sweet potato sandwiches, coleslaw and pickles! Gracie’s Ice Cream / ice cream Workbar / pop-up coworking! Brooklyn Boulders Somerville / fun climbing specials Union … Continue reading


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What the Fluff? Cooking Contest 2015

by on Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Don’t miss this chance to challenge your culinary creativity. Create your own special Fluff recipe or use a recipe that’s been passed down in your family for generations and submit it to the What the Fluff? Cooking Contest.  More info here.  … Continue reading


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Last chance before the Tenth Anniversary Fluff Festival (FluffX) to get a Fluff T-shirt in Union Lunch.

by on Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Join us on the Union Square Plaza to buy your Fluff t-shirt from one of our past Fluff Festivals, eat great food, hear toe tapping music, and engaging camaraderie in Union Lunch. This Friday (8/21) Union Lunch is offering foo from Union Square Pizza (including Chicken … Continue reading


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8/20/15 Somerville by Design: Historic Preservation Plan Meeting

by on Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Somerville has many historic buildings and sites that add to its uniqueness. Come and see the plan! More…


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Seafood and Vegetarian Paella this Friday in Union Square

by on Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Get out of the house or step away from your desk and come hang out in the Square for lunch. Tomorrow Friday 8/14 Union Lunch is offering more fun! Music from Joe Greaney, great food from Casa B (vegetarian and … Continue reading


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8/19/15 Ribbon Cutting for Community Path Extension

by on Sun, Aug 9, 2015

Somerville loyalists have pushed to extend the Community Path for decades. Come and show your support! More…


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8/11/15 McGrath Hwy Interim Improvements Meeting

by on Sun, Aug 9, 2015

The long-term proposal includes turning McGrath Highway into a ground-level boulevard, improving access from the neighborhood. Come and participate in the discussion! More…


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Pizza, ice-cream, coffee, music and art this Friday at Union Lunch

by on Thu, Aug 6, 2015

You deserve a good lunch break. Tomorrow, August 7 at Union Lunch look forward to food from A4 Pizza (vegetarian and meat options!), coffee from Black Magic Coffee,  ice- cream from Gracie’s Ice Cream, music from Joe Greaney Music and art from Hacker Creations by … Continue reading


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8/6/15 Somerville Redevelopment Authority Meeting

by on Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Agenda includes updates on Assembly Square and on Union Square. More…


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Editors' Picks

5/6/15 Somerville Land Use Committee Meeting as a Whole

by on Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Agenda is to discuss and recommend action upon the proposed change to form-oriented zoning throughout Somerville. 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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