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Grant Writing Workshops at SCATV

by today at 3:48 pm

SCATV is offering two workshops with experienced grant writer and educator Ellen Gugel.  The workshops are geared to the non-profit professional who is interested learning how to research applicable grants and create successful proposals. The classes…


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Union Lunch Is The Place To Be

by on Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Where can you enjoy good food, great music and see friends and neighbors at lunch this Friday? ‪Union Lunch is the place to be. This Friday, July 31: FOOD from Fortissimo Coffeehouse MUSIC from Chris Monti, a great guitar and ukulele … Continue reading


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8/11/15 Union Square Community Advisory Committee Meeting

by on Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The new development at Union Square is to include creative spaces for makers, artists, and startups. Come and participate in the discussion! More…


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8/11/15 Union Square Community Advisory Committee Meeting

by on Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The new development at Union Square is to include creative spaces for makers, artists, and startups. Come and participate in the discussion! More…


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7/28/15 Union Square Community Advisory Committee Meeting

by on Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The new development at Union Square should include benefits to the neighbors whose lives will be affected. Come and make it happen! More…


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The Wild Edibles sponsored by PA’s Lounge in the Union Lunch

by on Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Each Friday all summer long (7/17-9/18), enjoy lunch specials from neighborhood restaurants, live music from local bands, and cool happenings from your favorite Union Square shops and friends. Bring your friends, your coworkers, your kids, and meet us for lunch! … Continue reading


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Free Outdoor Movie Tonight (7.22): “Return of the Kung Fu Dragon (1976)”

by on Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Cinema Somerville’s Outdoor Movie Series presents
“Return of the Kung Fu Dragon (1976)”
Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:30pm
at the Somerville Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave)


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Serving the needs of our neighborhood for over 25 years!

by on Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Over 60 local businesses have been in Union Square for more than ten years, but there are some that have been here for over 25 years! Below is the list of the oldest of these businesses, which have been in our community since … Continue reading


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Growing Local & Harvesting Food at South Street Farm – SNN #44

by on Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Urban gardening efforts in Somerville have created a collaboration of local groups that put small spaces to work growing produce to share with the community. Volunteers and staff recently gathered at South Street Farm to…


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Update on Firehouse Station Relocation in Somerville – SNN #44

by on Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Get the update on 515 Somerville Ave and what local citizens had to say about the City of Somerville’s plan for the property.

https://youtu.be/wJhIK18E3iY

Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television…


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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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