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News from Somerville Schools

Posted by a 12:55 pm on December 29, 2009

2010-2011 School Calendar: It’s official! September 8, 2010 is the first day of school for students after the 2010 summer vacation. Download the 2010-2011 school calendar online at http://www.somerville.k12.ma.us/calendar. The calendar is available online in…


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Assembly Square Orange Line Station 30% Progress Design Meeting

Posted by a 8:38 am on December 28, 2009

Assembly Square Orange Line Station 30% Progress Design Meeting

Tues. Jan. 12 7:00 PM

Cafeteria
Capuano Early Childhood Center
150 Glen St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the…


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A Call For Greater Transparency At Somerville City Hall

Posted by a 8:50 pm on December 25, 2009

To have an effective democratically-elected Government, the People must trust that their elected officials are acting as good stewards of public resources. This trust is hindered when people can not verify the integrity of candidates and office-holders.…


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Local Group Organizes to Support Martha Coakley’s Senate Campaign

Posted by a 9:34 pm on December 24, 2009

This post came today from Cambridge-Somerville for Change:
The Elections Team held their first meeting Monday night, and we’re working on a bunch of initiatives. We’ll be holding our first phone bank on…


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Jan 13 FCC Workshop: Innovation, Investment, and the Open Internet

Posted by a 8:40 pm on

From http://www.openinternet.gov/workshops/innovation-investment-and-the-open-internet.html

January 13, 2010 5:00 PM EST
MIT Media Lab Cambridge, MA
Workshop will be live streamed on OpenInternet.gov
Coordinator info: Carol Simpson (202) 418-2391 Carol.Simpson@fcc.gov

The Internet has…


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Christmas Eve, 7PM, Readings, Carols, Unpageant

Posted by a 11:18 am on

You are cordially invited to our Christmas Eve service tonight at First Church Somerville. The service begins at 7. Our children will be with us in the service. Your children are entirely welcome. Your moms…


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Flu Vaccination Clinics Available to General Public

Posted by a 9:40 pm on December 22, 2009

PSA from the City website:
Important Influenza (FLU) Update

Updated December 21, 2009

The Somerville Health Department has begun to receive more doses of H1N1 vaccine…


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Save the dates: FREE Parent/guardian workshops in the Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 1:50 pm on

OFFERED BY THE SOMERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SOMERVILLE PTA
For
SOMERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FAMILIES and COMMUNITY MEMBERS

• Youth Alcohol and Drug Use/Social Host Liability*
Wednesday, January 13th – 6:30p.m. – 8:00 PM in the…


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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Posted by a 8:31 am on December 21, 2009

MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Mon. Dec 21 5:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf Rms 1-3
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This is the regular meeting of…


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Raise the Flag/Spirit

Posted by a 2:13 pm on December 20, 2009

Last year’s flag raising event at Prospect Hill was kind of thrilling.  We’d had one of our many snowstorms of last winter and the day, the first day of the year, was clear and bright…


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CSfC Immigration Reform/In-state Tuition Team

Posted by a 9:25 pm on December 19, 2009

Cambridge Somerville for Change presents:


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CSfC Energy and Climate Team Meeting

Posted by a 9:21 pm on

We need your help and ideas to help to get CSfC‘s energy and climate effort going. So please come to our meeting on January 12th, at 7pm, at 154 Auburn Street in Cambridge…


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CSfC Health Care Team Mtg

Posted by a 9:16 pm on

Cambridge Somerville for Change


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CSfC Election Team Meeting

Posted by a 9:10 pm on

Come discuss what we can do in Cambridge and Somerville to help progressives win the 2010 elections, starting with the special senate election on January 19!

Critical state and national races are on tap


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Cambridge Health Alliance Offers Innovative Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Posted by a 8:39 pm on

Are you concerned about your opioid drug use, or that of a loved one? The holiday season is often a time of strain and stress, especially for individuals who are struggling with addiction. Yet, the advent of a new year is a time when many people make efforts toward change. The Opioid Addiction and Family Project may be able to help.


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Christmas Cantata and Festive Brunch, tomorrow, 10AM

Posted by a 1:30 pm on

First Church Somerville is presenting its Christmas Cantata in the morning at 10, regardless of the snow. The music will be wonderful – great voices, drums, good spirits.

After the Cantata is…


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Vaccination clinic Thu Dec 17 4-7pm

Posted by a 10:06 pm on December 16, 2009

At the Medical Reserve Corps meeting this evening we learned that tomorrow there will be a vaccination clinic for both seasonal and/or H1N1 at the City Hall Annex.  It isn’t on the city web site yet because approval to open up vaccination beyond risk groups just happened too late today.…


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December 16: Newsbites from the Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 10:05 pm on

SOMERVILLE WINS AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP ON SCHOOL SAFETY: Martin T. Meehan Educational Leadership Award presented to Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi on 12/10/09. A copy of the press release is available in the News Section of our website, www.somerville.k12.ma.us/news. …


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Eat pizza, raise money for Kennedy’s Sister School in Ethiopia

Posted by a 10:04 pm on

PLEASE JOIN students and families from the John F. Kennedy School in visiting the Porter Square Pizzeria Uno on Wednesday, December 16th to help students raise $5,000 to build a library at their Ethiopian Sister School, the Gordama School, and fill it with books.…


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Assembly on the Mystic 2nd Annual Holiday Drive

Posted by a 9:34 am on December 15, 2009

Assembly on the Mystic 2nd Annual Holiday Drive

Sat. Dec. 19, All Day

Assembly Square Marketplace
Somerville MA (map)

Flier (PDF)

To benefit the…


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MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Posted by a 7:41 pm on December 13, 2009

MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Thurs. Dec. 17, 10:00 AM

State Transportation Building
Conf Rm 4
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

Meeting Documents


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Public Meeting on Mystic River Reservation Recreational Path Extension (Wellington Undercarriage)

Posted by a 7:17 pm on

Public Meeting on Mystic River Reservation Recreational Path Extension (Wellington Undercarriage)

Thurs. Dec. 17 6:30 PM

Mystic Activity Center
535 Mystic Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting is…


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Strike Alert! Support Angelica Workers!

Posted by a 1:56 pm on

About 450 laundry workers at Angelica Textile in Somerville went out on strike Thursday… negotiations have been focused on obtaining quality affordable healthcare, well-funded pension benefits, and living wages. Come support these hard working employees as they stand up for a fair contract!


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Posted in Economy & Poverty, Health Care, Workers' Rights | 3 Comments »

The Jingle Bell Runaround

Posted by a 10:26 pm on December 11, 2009

This Sunday, Dec 13th, many of my Davis Square neighbors and I will be unable to get in or out of our neighborhood by car between the hours of 9am and 1pm due to the 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Run.  This 4-hour restriction will be my birthday present from the City of Somerville, a headache I didn’t ask for nor was ever consulted about it.…


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The story of Kwanzaa on SCAT

Posted by a 9:42 pm on December 8, 2009

A new video on SCAT: Host Janet Cormier and guest De Ama Battle discuss the history and traditions of Kwanzaa.…


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House Bill No. 1747 is a danger to tenants

Posted by a 10:45 am on

House Bill No. 1747  at the State Legislature plans to give “housing rights” to alleged victims of domestic violence, would endanger the neighboring tenants and  place huge burdens on small landlords. The bill would block…


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Children invited to talk to Santa

Posted by a 5:23 pm on December 7, 2009

SCAT is hosting Santa Claus in the TV studio on Tuesday, December 15 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. This event is free. Children may come up to tell Santa what they want for Christmas in person…


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Ward 1 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 12:02 am on

Ward 1 ResiStat Meeting

Mon. Dec. 7, 7:30 PM

Cafeteria
Capuano Early Childhood Center
150 Glen St.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Ward…


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Ward 4 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 12:01 am on

Ward 4 ResiStat Meeting

Tues. Dec. 8, 7:00 PM

Cafeterium
Arthur D. Healey School
5 Meacham St.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Ward…


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BOA Committee on Finance

Posted by a 12:00 am on

BOA Committee on Finance

Wed. Dec. 9, 7:00 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)


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Public Meeting on Green Line Extension Maintenance Facility Alternatives

Posted by a 10:03 pm on December 6, 2009

Public Meeting on Green Line Extension Maintenance Facility Alternatives

Wed. Dec. 16 6:00 PM

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
41 2nd St.
Cambridge MA (map)

Submit written comments…


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BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Posted by a 10:02 pm on

BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Mon. Dec. 14, 6:30 PM

2nd Fl. Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This is a…


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Ward 7 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 10:02 pm on

Ward 7 ResiStat Meeting

Thurs. Dec. 10, 5:30 PM

Tufts Admin. Building (TAB)
167 Holland St.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Ward 7…


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Deckerman and Morse-Kelley Playground Renovations

Posted by a 10:01 pm on

Deckerman and Morse-Kelley Playground Renovations

Wed. Dec. 9 7:00 PM

Library
John F. Kennedy School
5 Cherry St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is a public community meeting to…


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Free Workshop on Understanding Loss

Posted by a 2:04 pm on

Tuesday December 8th 5:30 – 7:00 @ the VNA 259 Lowell St. – Understanding Loss

Light dinner will be provided – Workshops are FREE but registration is required – to register call 617-625-6600 ext…


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Hey! Will Capuano’s Hometown Be Accessible on Primary Day?

Posted by a 2:25 am on

Judging by the fumbles on Election Day, 11/3/09, we can’t assume that Somerville will provide Accessible Voting on Primary Day, December 8. Despite the fact that the Secretary of State’s Office ordered structural accessibility changes at 7 Somerville polling sites after an audit in July, a spot-check of 9 Somerville Polling sites on Election Day 2009 proved that the current Mayor’s heart is still not in the game.


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Caveat emptor

Posted by a 1:29 pm on December 5, 2009

1.  The Disability Policy Consortium hoped to be able to offer some guidance to its constituency on the candidate most likely to fill the late Senator’s big shoes on disability issues. In mid-November, DPC sent…


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Women Elected Officials Support Capuano

Posted by a 9:37 am on

Somerville’s Women Elected Officials Support Mike Capuano for U.S. Senate


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Leafletting for Capuano Sat and Sun

Posted by a 9:57 pm on December 4, 2009

If you want to help Mike Capuano become our next senator, join us in a Somerville lit drop this weekend, Saturday, Dec 5th & Sunday, Dec 6th between 9am and 4pm. We will be dropping…


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December 2: News Bites in the Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 4:34 pm on December 3, 2009

NEWS STORIES:
•Students at Somerville’s John F. Kennedy School are raising $5,000 to build a library at their Ethiopian Sister School, the Gordama School, and fill it with books. Students have already raised over $450…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 10:59 am on

Come talk about our blog:

What’s good?

What’s not?

What’s next?

At the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility small dining room, 259 Lowell Street…


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Cambridge-Somerville for Change Community Meeting – Dec 14

Posted by a 12:07 pm on December 2, 2009

Come to Cambridge-Somerville for Change’s Winter ’09 General Meeting on Monday, December 14th at 7pm at the Central Square YMCA in Cambridge. We’ll hear an update on each of our current issue campaigns, including Health Care, Energy and Environment, and Immigration and In-State Tuition. And we will ask for your feedback as we start to work on upcoming elections.


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A report from UJP’s “Rethinking Afghanistan” event

Posted by a 7:21 pm on December 1, 2009

Sitting in my Inbox right now is an e-mail from a woman who works with the Somerville/Medford branch of United for Justice with Peace (UJP), an organization officially dedicated to “peace and justice” in…


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Help CAAS stop foreclosures and evictions in Somerville

Posted by a 5:29 pm on

Our neighbors are being evicted and our community destabilized by the foreclosure crisis.


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Urban Ring Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted by a 5:00 pm on

Urban Ring Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

Tues. Dec. 1, 5:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf Rms 2-3
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This meeting of the…


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Community Members Set Priorities for Green Line Extension

Posted by a 2:15 pm on

Community ratifies set of 11 principles for land use planning along the Green Line extension.


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Planning Board and Land Use Committee Meetings

Posted by a 5:50 pm on November 29, 2009

Planning Board and Land Use Committee Meetings

Thurs. Dec. 3
6:00 PM – Planning Board
7:00 PM – Joint Meeting

3rd Floor Community Room
Visiting Nurses Association
259 Lowell St.
Somerville…


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BOA Committee on Finance

Posted by a 5:46 pm on

BOA Committee on Finance

Tues. Dec. 1, 6:00 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)


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Public Meeting re: Senior Housing Zoning Amendment

Posted by a 6:42 pm on November 27, 2009

From SOMERVILLE, MA City website: There will be a joint public hearing by the Board of Alderman Land Use Committee and the Somerville Planning Board regarding proposed amendments to the Somerville Zoning Ordinance to define senior housing types, add design guidelines, establish Senior Housing Zoning and Dimensional Requirements and incorporate relevant parking requirements. WHEN: Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm


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Free (H1N1 and Seasonal) Flu Clinic

Posted by a 2:32 pm on November 26, 2009

PSA: The following message was sent to the City’s Parents ResiStat email list [link to original message]

———————————————–

Mayor Curtatone and the City of Somerville Health Department are pleased to…


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Ward 5 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 8:38 pm on November 25, 2009

Ward 5 ResiStat Meeting

Tues. Dec. 1, 7:00 PM

Cafeterium
John F. Kennedy School
5 Cherry St.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Ward…


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The Good The Bad & The Junkyard II

Posted by a 7:36 pm on

[from Somerville Arts Council Yahoo group]

Posted by: “laurenpazzaneze” lauren@junkyardarts.com   laurenpazzaneze
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:48 am (PST)

Junkyard Arts is psyched to be back for another amazing show at the Somerville Theatre!…


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Davis Sq Task Force meets Tuesday 12/1

Posted by a 12:03 am on November 24, 2009

The next meeting of the Davis Square Task Force will be on Tuesday December 1st, 7-9 pm at the Tufts Administration Building, 167 Holland St.  The agenda items are below.  Please let Rebekah Gewirtz (rebekah@rcn.com) know if there are…


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Debate Watch Party for US Senate Seat

Posted by a 9:08 pm on November 22, 2009

The Somerville Democratic City Committee is hosting a Debate Watch Party. What: Candidates for US Senate televised debate. Where: The Precinct Bar in Union Square. When: 6:30 pm Tues December 1st


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Midnight Madness – it’s a Shopping Party!

Posted by a 10:09 pm on November 13, 2009

Davis Square retailers welcome all for special sales, snacks, drinks, and entertainment until the clock strikes midnight.


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Somerville students winter concerts

Posted by a 3:56 pm on November 10, 2009

Celebrating the spirit of winter and winter holidays are the themes of the winter concerts in the Somerville Public Schools. Elementary students will perform on Thursday, December 10th, and high school musicians and singers will…


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Free Film Series December 5 – Disability Reframed

Posted by a 1:12 pm on

Free film – Dec 5 – “Emmanuel’s Gift,” part of “Disability Reframed” series.


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SomerVision

Posted by a 2:45 pm on November 9, 2009

We need to hear from you to help develop a Vision for the future of Somerville. …


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Presentation on Somerville Health, Dec. 1

Posted by a 10:11 pm on November 6, 2009

The Somerville Health Department, Institute of Community Health, and the Somerville Community Health Agenda is going to be hosting a Presentation on the Health of Somerville Adults and Youth. It will be held Tuesday December…


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The End of Suburbia screening

Posted by a 11:48 am on October 29, 2009

State Representative Denise Provost and Somerville Climate Action & Transition Somerville present

THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American


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Comment Period on Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on Green Line Extension

Posted by a 10:38 pm on October 18, 2009

The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) has posted the Draft EIR on the Green Line Extension into Somerville and Medford. It is important that all citizens of Somerville and Medford evaluate this document and give their feedback, because this is one of the final steps before the project begins implementation. Citizens should particularly look at the proposed mitigation of effects of this development on the surrounding neighborhoods.


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