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Green Line Working Group meeting

by today at 1:00 am

Thursday, Oct 2, 4-6 pm
Center for the Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave (map)


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10/2/14 Somerville Planning Board Meeting

by on Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Agenda includes discussion of Assembly Row Block 6, one of the blocks remaining in Assembly Row that could be devoted to mixed use with high-value R&D. More…


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Fluffernutter Pie

by on Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Recipe from Kiersten Dockerney. Winner FlufF Fest 2014 Best Overall Crust: 9 Graham Crackers 1/4 Cup butter Ganache: 4 oz semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup Marshmallow Fluff Filling: 1/2 cup peanut butter (the Fluff Festival says, … Continue reading


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Cooking Contest Winners 2014

by on Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Here’s Kiersten Dockeney, the winner of Best Overall at this year’s Fluff Fest Cooking Contest.  She won for “Fluffernutter pie with Chocolate Marshmallow Ganache.” Originally from Virginia, she tells us, “I had many a Fluffernutter at the Boston Beanery restaurant.” … Continue reading


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Green Line art public meeting

by on Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Tuesday, Sept 30, 6-8 pm
Holiday Inn
30 Washington St (map)


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10/1/14 Community Preservation Committee Meeting

by on Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The Community Preservation Committee manages projects paid for by the Community Preservation Act tax surcharge. Agenda includes bonding for CPA projects and eligibility of project proposals submitted during September 2014. More…


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Lincoln Park Renovations, what’s the latest?

by on Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Somerville, MA, September 24 2014 – Lincoln Park renovations were back on the agenda again, almost a year after the previous meeting and two years after the City announced it would be revamping the park…


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Brass Union Shows Fancy Side of Fluff

by on Fri, Sep 26, 2014

From Brass Union (used to be Precinct) – their menu for Fluff Fest: Harpoon Brewery: Pumpkin UFO served with Fluff Coconut Foam Downeast Cider Co. : Downeast Cider topped with Fluff Coconut Foam Specialty Cocktail: Seriously Fluffed –Deep Eddy Vodka, … Continue reading


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Boston Magazine Celebrates Fluff Big Time

by on Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Boston Magazine has been running a whole, wonderful series of articles about Marshmallow Fluff and the festival this week. First was a fabulous piece about Durkee Mower, the makers of Fluff.     This drool-worthy piece shows off some of … Continue reading


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Boston Magazine Celebrates Fluff Big Time

by on Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Boston Magazine has been running a whole, wonderful series of articles about Marshmallow Fluff and the festival this week. First was a fabulous piece about Durkee Mower, the makers of Fluff.     This drool-worthy piece shows off some of … Continue reading


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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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