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Mayor Tom Menino

by 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.


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UNION SQ. TOUR COMBINES OLD AND NEW

by on Thu, Oct 30, 2014

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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…


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“Grooversity Festival 2014″ : live in Somerville, streaming worldwide; free and open to all — Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

by 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…


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Joe & KyAnn – 2014 Ballot Questions Review (10.28.14)

by 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 […]


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Lechmere station design meeting

by on Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Tuesday, Oct 28, 6-8 pm
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second St, Cambridge (map)


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Oct STEP meeting

by on Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Monday, Oct 27, 7-9 pm
VNA Community Room
259 Lowell St (map)


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10/27/14 – 10/29/14 Winter Hill Open Studio

by 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…


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Somerville Neighborhood News #25

by 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…


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Denise Provost – MA State Representative – 27th Middlesex District (10.21.14)

by 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 […]


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Vote No on Question 1

by 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.


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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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