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Mystic River Watershed Association Committee Meetings

Posted by a 7:20 pm on January 31, 2010

Mystic River Watershed Association Committee Meetings

Tues. Feb. 2 7:00 PM

East Hall, Room 015
Tufts University
Medford MA (map)

This is the regular meeting of the MyRWA…


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MassDOT Community Forum

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MassDOT Community Forum

Tues. Feb. 2 3:30 PM

MBTA Board Room, 3rd Fl.
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)

This is one…


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Smart Growth/Transit Oriented Development – What is working or not?

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Smart Growth/Transit Oriented Development – What is working or not?

Thurs. Feb. 4 11:30 AM

Radisson Hotel
200 Stuart St.
Boston MA (map)

This presentation by the…


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Taking the “T” to the Next Level

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Taking the “T” to the Next Level

Wed. Feb. 24 8:00 AM

Federal Reserve Building
600 Atlantic Ave.
Boston MA (map)

This presentation, sponsored by the Conservation Law…


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Tues., Feb. 16, 6:30 PM

Upper Hall
Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the rescheduling of the…


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MetroBoston DataCommon Training Event

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MetroBoston DataCommon Training Event

Thurs. Feb. 4 1:00 PM

MAPC Offices
60 Temple Place
Boston MA (map)

This is one of the monthly training sessions in using the…


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Keynote Speech from Somerville’s 2010 MLK Jr. Celebration

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The night before Martin was assassinated he spoke of going to the mountain top and seeing The Promised Land. In a premonitory way, he wondered out loud if he would get there, but he seemed powerfully convinced WE would surely get there. You might well ask: ‘Are we there yet?’


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Designing Japanese Gardens Lecture

Posted by a 3:13 pm on January 30, 2010

On Wednesday, February 10, Japanese-style gardens will be discussed
at the Somerville Garden Club meeting. The program is open to all and
will be held 7:00-9:00pm, at the TAB building, 167 Holland St.,
second floor…


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Somerville Democrats to Caucus for 2010 Mass Dem Convention

Posted by a 7:49 pm on January 29, 2010

Registered Democrats in Somerville will be holding a caucus at the Capuano School, 150 Glen St. on Monday, February 8 at 7:20 PM to elect 8 delegates and 3 alternates to the 2010 Massachusetts Democratic Convention to be held on Fri June 4th and Sat, June 5th at the DCU Center in Worcester. At that time, Democrats from across the state will gather to endorse statewide candidates.


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SPS Website User Feedback Sought!

Posted by a 9:57 am on January 28, 2010

The District is trying to improve the efficiency of our online calendars. In order to do this we need to make improvements to the calendar filters used online. …


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SCAT Hot Set Open House, Annual Meeting, Award Ceremony, and Raffle

Posted by a 9:44 pm on January 27, 2010

Cross-posted from the SCAT website [link to source here]

Save the date: January 28 from 6:00 to 9:00pm for the SCAT Annual Meeting. This year, to celebrate the redesign of the HotSet…


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An Evening of Haitian Film & Video: A fundraiser for Haitian relief

Posted by a 9:41 pm on

Cross-posting from the SCAT website [link to source here]

Thursday, February 4, 6:30-9; afterparty to follow
SCATV, 90 Union Square, Somerville
6:30pm: doors and prescreening activities; 7:00pm sharp: screening followed by panel…


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Somerville residents’ group seeks to limit zoning board authority

Posted by a 12:26 am on

By Alix Roy, Town Correspondent, Boston Globe

A neighborhood group has filed a series of zoning ordinance proposals with the city clerk, motivated by its frustration with the city’s zoning review and approval process for development projects.…


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Live – I mean, Undead – onstage: DRACULA!

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Dracula
Original novel by Bram Stoker
Adapted for the stage by John Mattera
Directed by Michael Babish

Theatre@First is proud to bring an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic, “Dracula,” to the stage…


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Hotel approval process leaves unanswered questions

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Pizza Ring, the restaurant operated by the owner of 371 Beacon St. ~Photo by Tom Nash

By Tom Nash

City officials admitted this week a special permit application for a contentious hotel project nearing final approval is missing basic information about the developer’s identity and lacks any mention of the property’s lingering environmental issues.


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Bellydance benefit for Haiti

Posted by a 4:18 pm on January 26, 2010

The Boston bellydance community is shakin’ it all back together! Join us for a glamorous afternoon of compassion in motion.


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Vote for HONK! Tonight’s the deadline.

Posted by a 7:37 pm on January 24, 2010

Don’t miss the opportunity to give our HONK!  a vote in the New England Art Awards on-line poll. They’ll only count your vote if you vote before midnight today, Sunday, the 24th. There are…


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Public Health and Public Safety Committee Meeting

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Public Health and Public Safety Committee Meeting

Mon. Jan. 25 6:00 PM

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

Agenda


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Housing and Community Development Committee Meeting

Posted by a 7:31 pm on

Housing and Community Development Committee Meeting

Mon. Jan. 25 7:00 PM

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

Agenda (PDF)


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Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

Posted by a 7:28 pm on

Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

Mon. Jan. 25 7:00 PM

3rd Floor Community Room
Visiting Nurses Association
259 Lowell St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the STEP monthly…


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Your Walkable Community in Winter: Somerville

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Your Walkable Community in Winter: Somerville

Sat. Jan. 30 2:30 PM

Somerville Library
79 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This is a workshop on walkability in Somerville…


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MAPC Mystic River DataCommon Training Event

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MAPC Mystic River DataCommon Training Event

Wed. Feb. 3 9:30 AM

MAPC Offices
60 Temple Place
Boston MA (map)

RSVP: Patrick Herron, PhD
Water Quality Monitoring Director
Mystic River…


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Shape Up Somerville: Are Kids Into Broccoli?

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A friend told me about this tv news story on Shape Up Somerville. The intro is annoying but the story is interesting.

So here’s a question…


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Casino Night at the VFW

Posted by a 9:24 am on January 23, 2010

Las Vegas comes to Somerville – Get out your shark skin suit and your sequins –  come and gamble for a good cause at Davis Square’s swinging

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How are our schools doing?

Posted by a 1:06 pm on January 22, 2010

School Improvement Councils at each of the Somerville public schools will present their annual School Improvement Plans to the School Committee beginning on January 27, 2010. Members of the public are invited to attend these…


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Open House at Somerville High School – Feb 2-3, 2010

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“I don’t really know that much about myself. Isn’t that sort of the point of being a teenager? (At Somerville High School) you get to explore different things through AP classes, vocational classes and every…


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Somerville Adult Evening School Registration

Posted by a 12:27 pm on

Right here in Somerville you can learn to paint with watercolors, improve the efficiency of your home energy systems, make handcrafted furniture, and enhance your ability to speak Spanish or Portuguese with your neighbors. These…


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Meeting Friday night 1/22 about Haitian TPS status

Posted by a 10:17 pm on January 21, 2010

The goal of this meeting is to provide accurate information about Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which was granted last Friday to Haitians living in the United States in response to last week’s earthquake.


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Weatherization barnraising

Posted by a 4:20 pm on

Somerville Home Energy Efficiency Team (SHEET)

Invites you to roll up your sleeves and join a weatherization party

Sunday, January 31st — Noon-3:30pm

SHEET and Somerville Climate Action are taking action…


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our trash vendor

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Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office has reached an agreement with five Somerville waste disposal companies, collectively known as Russell, and its corporate officers… to pay $70,000 to 352 current and former employees as well as a $20,000 penalty to the Commonwealth to resolve allegations that the company violated the Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws. In addition, Russell has agreed to a two-year monitoring and compliance plan.


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Residents’ group aims for zoning changes

Posted by a 9:47 am on

Fueled by a growing dissatisfaction with the city’s zoning review and approval process for development projects, a group of concerned residents have joined together to initiate what they are describing as “much-needed and long-overdue reforms of the zoning ordinance aimed at making the key decision-makers more responsible for their actions.”


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Let us count the ways

Posted by a 9:09 am on

Perversely (in both literal and political sense), the Shanley case shows that Brown may not have been as bad a choice as Coakley. And that gloating rarely makes up for lousy organizing on behalf of an arrogant and opportunistic candidate. Thanks Carl, Thanks Martha for the lesson. We will remember.


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VOTE Today! For Martha Coakley!

Posted by a 9:05 am on January 19, 2010

In this close race, your vote counts more than ever!

Find your polling place here and then go vote while you can before 8pm…


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City Releases Powder House School Real Estate Analysis; Mayor Seeks Property Sale This Year

Posted by a 10:22 pm on January 18, 2010

As the City prepares to sell the closed Powder House School building to private developers, the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) just posted an Aug 24, 2009 real estate analysis report (pdf) to its website .…


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Brown School Informational Coffee

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The Brown School (201 Willow Ave.) will have an informational coffee on Monday, January 25th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. upstairs in the Brown School Library.  Teachers, staff, current parents and former students will be…


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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Mon. Jan. 25 5:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf. Rms. 1, 2, 3
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This is the regular…


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Visioning Meeting

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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Visioning Meeting

Tues., Jan. 26, 6:30 PM

Upper Hall
Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the last Visioning meeting…


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Mystic River Watershed Association Lower Mystic Initiative Presentation

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Mystic River Watershed Association Lower Mystic Initiative Presentation

Wed., Jan. 27, 6:30 PM

Chelsea City Public Library
500 Broadway
Chelsea MA (map)

Flier (PDF)


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Why Commissions Can Improve Our Community

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Why Commissions Can Improve Our Community

Sat. Jan. 30 1:30 PM

Somerville Library
79 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This is a workshop from the “How to”…


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MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

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MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Wed. Jan. 21 10:00 AM

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

This is the regular…


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MPO Open House with Clean Air and Mobility Program Briefing

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MPO Open House with Clean Air and Mobility Program Briefing

Tues. Jan. 20
Afternoon: 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Evening: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf. Rm. Suite 2150
10…


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Climate Forum with Councilor Henrietta Davis in Cambridge, 1/26

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On Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm at the Central Square Library, Councillor Henrietta Davis will discuss her experience as a delegate to the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen. Hosted by Cambridge-Somerville for Change’s Energy and Climate Committee and Green Decade Cambridge.


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Somerville Schools Open Houses – This Week!

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Thinking about which school is right for your child? Or just interested in learning more about Somerville’s public schools?…


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Vigil for Haiti at SHS

Posted by a 10:01 pm on January 16, 2010

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Executive Director of the Haitian Coalition Franklin Dalembert announced that they will host a community vigil and healing ceremony in remembrance of the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti on Monday…


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Annual MLK JR. Day Celebrations Set For January 18th

Posted by a 3:44 pm on

Ceremony to Honor Local Individual, Organization for Community Service; Program Begins at 10am at SHS


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Somerville Haitians Stepping Up-Help Them

Posted by a 11:56 am on

The Haitian Coalition of Somerville is organizing a medical relief trip to Haiti. Members of the Haitian community with medical and organizational skills including five Haitian nurses will be traveling to Haiti as soon as…


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OneVille : A New Community Project to Support Somerville Youth

Posted by a 10:17 pm on January 15, 2010

OneVille.org just launched today with a message that begins:
We’re writing to introduce a new community project in Somerville called OneVille. OneVille is working to unite people in our vibrant, diverse city around one goal: pursuing the success of every young person in Somerville.…


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Helpful Info for Helping Haiti

Posted by a 8:25 pm on January 14, 2010

The Somerville Community Partnerships for Children and the Parent Information Center have put together a list of agencies that work in Haiti, as well as advice on responding to the needs of children and families…


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Sullivan Square Redesign

Posted by a 1:00 pm on

I attended the BRA public hearing on the Sully Square project at the Shraffts Center. Overall, I am impressed with the design work that has been delivered so far. I asked the BRA to keep…


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Somerville High School Hosts Free, Important Financial Aid Program: Parents, Students Invited to ‘College Goal Sunday’ Jan. 31

Posted by a 11:16 pm on January 13, 2010

The sixth annual Massachusetts College Goal Sunday will provide information on college financial aid and free on-site help to complete the FAFSA. At 26 locations across Massachusetts, College Goal Sunday’s team of volunteer financial aid and higher education experts will offer information on the many viable post-high school options. Locations are listed at www.MassCollegeGoalSunday.org.


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Haitian Coalition Leads Community-Wide Meeting Friday @ Healey, 6 pm

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The Somerville Haitian Coalition, in an effort to mobilize care and support for the Haitian community, will hold a community-wide meeting on Friday January 15 at 6:00 at the Healey School, located at 2 Meacham St.


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Choice Program Info Night

Posted by a 10:18 pm on January 12, 2010

My wife saw this message on the Somerville Moms Yahoo list.

Barry

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Information Night for the Choice Program will be held next Thursday, January 21, at the Healey School (5 Meacham…


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Learn about the Argenziano School from other Parents!

Posted by a 10:15 pm on

My wife saw this on the Somerville Moms group:

Barry

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Learn about the Argenziano School from other Parents!

As you explore your options for public schools in Somerville, make sure…


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A Second Somerville Charter School?

Posted by a 10:13 pm on

The House version of the education bill that’s headed for conference committee could open the door to a second charter school in Somerville.…


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Somerville Community Chorus Open Rehearsal

Posted by a 9:35 pm on

Join the Somerville Community Chorus for our 25th anniversary year!
Auditions are not required. All voices are welcome.

Open rehearsals are Tues. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, 7:15-9:30pm (attend one
or both). …


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MPO Access Advisory Committee to the MBTA Meeting

Posted by a 10:57 pm on January 10, 2010

This meeting is important because the Green Line Extension and the Assembly Square Orange Line T-Stop both need to be handicapped accessible according to ADA guidelines. The MBTA is now under court order to improve accessibility system-wide.


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BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space

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BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space

Tues. Jan. 12, 6:00 PM

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

This is an…


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Urban Ring Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

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Urban Ring Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

Mon. Jan. 11, 5:00 PM

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

This meeting of the…


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Have Safety Issues Been Addressed at Market Basket?

Posted by a 10:47 pm on

Following an armed robbery in the Market Basket parking lot last October, store representatives promised the Aldermen to address safety issues by installing surveillance cameras and better lighting in the parking lot. They also promised to undertake a parking study to address concerns about overcrowding and parked cars in fire lanes.  I wonder how much progress they’ve made so far?…


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Beard and Moustache Contest (!?!)

Posted by a 9:24 pm on January 8, 2010

GET YOUR BEARD ON
STOP SHAVING AND START GROWING
ALL AMERICA CITY BEARD AND MOUSTACHE CONTEST
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2010, 3pm
PRECINCT, 70 UNION SQUARE, SOMERVILLE

A contest sure to tickle your chin. We…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 10:44 am on January 7, 2010

Come share your ideas for our blog.

Sunday, Jan. 10, 6 to 8 pm.

Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St…


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Somerville Housing Authority Promises Use Of Land For Community Garden At Clarendon Hill Public Housing Development

Posted by a 4:30 pm on January 6, 2010

Paul Mackey, the Deputy Director of the Somerville Housing Authority, stands with Clarendon Hill Garden Committee members Cliff Pitts, Jocelyn Scott, and Bing Wei, on the land designated for the resident community garden…


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Labeled Disabled Movie

Posted by a 10:19 pm on January 4, 2010

Labeled Disabled Screening at the Kennedy School cafetorium on January 19, 2010

[This film is by Maggie Doben and was funded by Cambridge Commission for People With Disabilities and The Dody Waring Faculty Development…


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Rutherford Ave/Sullivan Square Design Project Public Hearing

Posted by a 9:55 pm on

This is a public hearing on updates to the Sullivan Square Orange Line T-Stop and the surrounding area, including the Rutherford Avenue overpass. This meeting is important because the area of Somerville near Sullivan Square uses the T-Stop and is inconvenienced by the overpass.


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Somerville Bicycle Committee Meeting

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This is the first 2010 meeting of the Somerville Bicycle Committee. They may be discussing the contamination issue on the bike path.


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Visioning Meeting

Posted by a 9:52 pm on

This is the second Visioning meeting of the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. At this meeting, the group will review the citizen inputs from the earlier SomerVision meetings and pull them together into the beginning of a vision statement.


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Mystic River Watershed Association “DoughRaiser” Event

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Mystic River Watershed Association “DoughRaiser” Event

Thurs. Jan. 21, All Day

Porter Square Pizzeria Uno
820 Somerville Avenue
Cambridge MA (map)

Print and Bring Coupons (PDF)


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BOA Committee on Finance

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BOA Committee on Finance

Wed. Jan. 13, 7:00 PM

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

This is the first 2010 meeting…


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Middle School Health Survey Results Presentation

Posted by a 9:55 pm on January 3, 2010

Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) is going to be hosting a Presentation of the Student Health Survey Results.  It will be held Thursday January 21st, 2010 from 6PM – 8PM.  The Presentation will be held…


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Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

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Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

Wed. Jan. 6, 6:00 PM

Aldermanic Chamber
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Meeting Agenda (PDF)

This…


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MassDOT Public Hearing for Somerville’s Washington Street Project

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MassDOT Public Hearing for Somerville’s Washington Street Project

Thurs. Jan. 7, 7:00 PM

Ralph and Jenny Senior Center
9 New Washington St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is a…


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MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

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MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Thurs. Jan. 7, 10:00 AM

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

Public


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EPA Mystic River Water Quality Science Subcommittee Meeting

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EPA Mystic River Water Quality Science Subcommittee Meeting

Thurs. Jan. 7, 9:00 AM

R15-006 Conf Room.
15th Fl. Court of Appeals
5 Post Office Square
Boston MA (map)…


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End of Comment Period on Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Green Line Extension

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End of Comment Period on Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Green Line Extension

Comments End: 1/8/10

Submit written comments at the project’s Share Your Opinion e-mail site…


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Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

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Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

Tues. Jan. 5, 6:00 PM

Federal Realty Investment Trust
5 Middlesex Ave. Suite 401
Somerville MA (map)

This important event is sponsored by Federal…


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BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space

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BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space

Wed. Jan. 6, 7:00 PM

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

Agenda


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BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

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BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Wed. Jan 6, 6:00 PM

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

This is the…


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Workshop on Redirecting Military Spending to Meet Human Needs

Posted by a 10:48 pm on January 2, 2010

From http://justicewithpeace.org/node/819 :

Redirecting Military Spending to Meet Human Needs

The 25% Solution Task Force of UJP is conducting an interactive workshop on…


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less parking idiocy; more snow vigilance!

Posted by a 9:33 pm on January 1, 2010

We all know that the city has enacted onerous and unpopular parking regulations because it’s desperate for funds.

What if the city were as aggressive about clean, i.e. non-icy, sidewalks as it is about parking?…


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Would you like a weekly Drop-in Playgroup for your child, aged 0-3?

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This was posted to the Somerville-4-Schools list on Monday by Consuelo Perez:

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Would you like a weekly Drop-in Playgroup for your child, aged 0-3?

Come to the next Somerville…


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Farm Share Fair + Film

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By way of Abby Yanow of Somerville/Medford United for Justice with Peace:

These events come to us by way of Transition Somerville and Somerville Climate Action.  SMUJP is exploring ways to support


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Screening “Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela”

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By way of Abby Yanow with Somerville/Medford United for Justice with Peace:

Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela is a just-released documentary filmed in Caracas in November 2008, on the…


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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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Cambridge Somerville for Change


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Rescheduled Green Roof Forum date

Posted by a 5:45 pm on November 24, 2009

The Somerville Green Roof Forum has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 7th 2010.   It will take place at the Visiting Nurses’ Association, 259 Lowell Street, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Please Join Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz, Somerville Climate Action and Transition Somerville …


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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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