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Somerville Climate Action, Rep. Provost, present: GASLAND, discussion

Posted by a 12:54 pm on March 31, 2011

Representative Denise Provost and Somerville Climate Action Film Series present:
GASLAND on Monday April 11th, 6:30 pm, followed by a discussion with Denise Hard, Director of New England Food and Water Watch.


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Very High Speed Cable Delayed

Posted by a 8:57 am on

According to Mass High Tech, Somerville lost out to Kansas City for Google’s model demonstration of a high speed network hundreds of times faster than the fastest at Comcast or RCN or even Verizon’s federally funded FIOS. In all the reports, however, the stories cite four cities from Massachusetts – Boston, Somerville, Cambridge and Newburyport – mostly in that order.…


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The Meaning of Portfolios – Part 1

Posted by a 8:52 am on

Portfolios change the way we think about school, students, and college. School and College are no longer barriers, but tools with which the young build a future for everyone.


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Should You Apply for Fuel Assistance?

Posted by a 2:36 pm on March 30, 2011

Do you worry about being able to heat your home during the winter?  If you meet income guidelines, you may be eligible for fuel assistance.

Fuel assistance is a government program to


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Posted in Consumer Money Saving, Economy & Poverty, Housing, Public Health & Safety | 1 Comment »

4/21/11 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 12:28 pm on March 27, 2011

Among other business, this meeting will hold a public hearing on the Special Permit with Site Plan Review for the Assembly Square self-storage facility, 50 Middlesex Avenue.


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Posted in All Ages, Assembly Square, Beat Reporter, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Orange Line | 3 Comments »

Somerville Voices open meeting March 27

Posted by a 10:48 am on March 25, 2011

Somerville Voices will hold an open meeting Sunday, March 27, 6 to 8 pm, at the Visiting Nurses Assisted Living community, 259 Lowell Street. Come with your ideas for our blog…


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3/24/11 Design Review Committee Meeting

Posted by a 4:41 pm on March 23, 2011

Among other business, this meeting will deal with the proposed self-storage facility at 50 Middlesex Ave. in Assembly Square.


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Screening of The Economics of Happiness

Posted by a 7:46 pm on March 20, 2011

FILM SCREENING

Somerville Climate Action & Representative Denise Provost Film Series present

The Economics of Happiness
followed by a discussion with Julie Matthaei, Economics Professor at Wellesley College

Monday March 28th, 6:30…


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Posted in All Ages, Announcements, Arts and Culture, Economy & Poverty, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Tufts | No Comments »

Have Your Say: Take Part in CAAS Community Survey

Posted by a 7:43 pm on

“Your opinion matters,” Fischman says. “Please tell us your highest priorities for work to end poverty where we live. We will share the information with the City government and other community organizations so we can work together on the issues the community needs most to resolve.”


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Forum on the State Clean Energy and Climate Plan-March 29th

Posted by a 7:40 pm on

We are all aware that climate change is here, it is dangerous to our communities, and we must do what we can to reverse and

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Meet the authors of “Citizen Somerville”

Posted by a 7:39 pm on

You’re invited to the Central Library (79 Highland Avenue) on Satuday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. to meet Bobby Martini and Elayne Keratsis, authors of Citizen Somerville: Growing Up with the Winter Hill


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Huge Comedy Event at the Somerville Theatre

Posted by a 7:37 pm on

American Comedy Award winner, Wendy Liebman, will be performing at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square (55 Davis Square. Somerville, MA 02144) on April 21st.

Wendy is a nationally famed comedian, who has been…


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Posted in All Ages, Announcements, Arts and Culture, Civil and Human Rights, Davis Square, Events, Media, Press Release, Special, Teens | 1 Comment »

3/31/11 Assembly Row DIF Bond Hearing

Posted by a 3:47 pm on

If Assembly Row is not developed to produce a high enough tax base, the city could end up repaying this bond from general funds.


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Posted in All Ages, Assembly Square, Beat Reporter, City Finances, Development and Zoning, Events, Orange Line, Somerville By The Numbers | 3 Comments »

3/28/11 Free Screening: The Economics of Happiness

Posted by a 3:42 pm on

Communities are coming together to rebuild more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.


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3/23/11 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 3:38 pm on

Includes a public hearing on changes to the definition of “pervious area” in the zoning and to require a minimum pervious area in certain districts.


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3/14 Somerville Human Rights Commission monthly meeting

Posted by a 12:00 am on March 14, 2011

Link to meeting announcement http://www.somervillema.gov/calendar/eventdtl.cfm?id=8180


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3/16 Young Somerville Advisory Group to discuss Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 11:56 pm on March 13, 2011

The following email was just sent out to the mayor’s Young Somerville Advisory Group :

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Hey Young Somerville –

A quick reminder that our next formal meeting will be this Wednesday…


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3/15 Somerville Teachers Association annual meeting

Posted by a 10:36 pm on

The STA Annual Meeting
March 15, 2011 (3:15 PM)
Capuano School

As announced today by @somerteachers on www.SomervilleTeachers.com


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Jillian Fennimore – Somerville Journal Editor & Walter Pero – Ward 4 Alderman (3.8.11) on Greater Somerville

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3/17/11 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 3:39 pm on

The master plan for the self-storage facility at 50 Middlesex Avenue in Assembly Square is to be presented.


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Apr 5th, Re-Districting: What is it all about?

Posted by a 10:32 pm on March 12, 2011

The City Democratic Committee presents special guest, Representative Mike Moran (Brighton) House Chair of Elections to speak about the re-districting process and its implications.


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Christine Barber Announces Candidacy for Ward 4 Alderman

Posted by a 10:28 pm on March 8, 2011

The following is a campaign press release sent to SV by Christine. In January, she attended an EmergeMA event meant “to boost the number of women holding elected office in Massachusetts”. Current Ward 4 Alderman Walter Pero will not be seeking re-election , so Christine will be challenging former mayoral candidate Tony Lafuente for the seat.…


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“An Evening of Music” Concert to Benefit Somerville Homeless Coalition

Posted by a 9:45 pm on

Calling all music lovers! Four Boston area musicians will be hosting a benefit concert for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, aptly-titled “An Evening of Music, Bach & Bolling.”…


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Monthly Meeting of the Friends of the Community Path – Join us! Thurs 3/10

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Please join us in our efforts to connect the Minuteman Bikeway and Charles River path networks, by extending the Community Path!…


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Posted in Announcements, Bicycles, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Pedestrians, Transportation, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

E-Portfolios For All?? With Rules??

Posted by a 10:26 pm on March 7, 2011

Are e-portfolios for everybody, all the time? What do they REALLY do? And how can they be useful? to whom? when? and why?


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SHS ePortfolio Project Final Presentations and Pizza Party Monday 7 March

Posted by a 10:23 pm on

All are welcome to attend the Somerville High School ePortfolio Project Final Presentations and Pizza Party on Monday 7 March from 5-7pm at the Somerville High School Library. Come see the accomplishments of our youth…


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Somerville Arts Council Plans to Discriminate Again

Posted by a 8:58 pm on March 2, 2011

The Somerville Arts Council has made plans to discriminate against residents with disabilities again.


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Posted in Accessibility, Civil and Human Rights | 21 Comments »

Connecting Children with the Natural World

Posted by a 11:45 am on

Click To Play A panel discussion presented by the Somerville Community Growing Center’s Children in Nature initiative that was held at the Somerville Public Library on February 9, 2011.


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Transportation Gateway to Northern NE: 175 yrs of the RR in Somerville

Posted by a 1:35 pm on March 1, 2011

Join Historic Somerville on Thursday night, March 3rd, 7-8PM for a lecture by John Roderick, Somerville resident, train and RR enthusiast and past editor of the magazine of the Boston and Maine RR Historical Society


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Support Boys & Girls Club at Flatbread @ Sacco’s Bowl Haven

Posted by a 11:28 pm on February 28, 2011

Flatbread @ Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Somerville’s Davis Square is sponsoring a charity event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester . Flatbread will donate $3.50 for every large and $1.75 for every small…


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3/11 SomerVision Conversation on Comprehensive Plan

Posted by a 2:39 pm on February 20, 2011

These meetings provide an important opportunity to weigh in on the direction Somerville is setting for its future.


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Posted in All Ages, Beat Reporter, City Finances, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Housing, Neighborhoods and Squares, Orange Line, Somerville By The Numbers, Transportation, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

3/10/11 District Improvement Financing Governing Body Meeting

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The Governing Body determines how much of the tax increment from DIF districts is used for district improvements and how much is returned to the city general fund.


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3/16/11 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

Posted by a 3:43 pm on February 13, 2011

At this meeting the group will continue to build maps showing future development districts in Somerville.


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Posted in All Ages, Beat Reporter, City Finances, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Housing, Neighborhoods and Squares, Orange Line, Somerville By The Numbers, Special, Transportation, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

Playgroup Facilitators’ Training

Posted by a 8:54 pm on January 11, 2011

Somerville Family & Community Connections

Location: Argenziano School

For more information please visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/families or call 617-625-6600 extention 6966…


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Choosing an Early Education Program for Your Child

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Presented by Honey Schnapp and Nomi Davidson, from Somerville Family & Community connections.

March 14, 6:30 to 8 pm. Register by 3/9/11

Location: Argenziano School

For more information please visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/families or…


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The Effect of Toys and Media on Young Children

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Presented by Honey Schnapp from Somerville Family Community Connections.

Register by 3/21/11

Location: Argenziano School

For more information please visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/families or call 617-625-6600 extention 6966…


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2011 Saturday Afternoon Family Films at the Library

Posted by a 1:05 am on December 10, 2010

As promised, here’s the lineup of family films that we’ll be showing at the Central Library one Saturday afternoon per month at 2:00 p.m.

January 15th:
Muppets from Space

February 12th:


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Library announces film series lineup for 2011

Posted by a 12:15 pm on December 6, 2010

A few weeks ago I posted a question: what would draw you to a free film at the Library?  I got a small amount of feedback through the Library’s blog, Facebook, and by talking with…


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