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Comment Period for Status of Public Transit Projects Required by State Implementation Plan

Posted by a 1:15 am on August 31, 2009

Comment Period for Status of Public Transit Projects Required by State Implementation Plan

Ends Tues. Sep. 15, 5 PM

MassDEP Main Office
Washington Street Conference
One Winter Street
Boston, MA…


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August 31 Public Hearing on the Issue of Inter-District Choice

Posted by a 7:33 pm on August 28, 2009

On Monday, August 31, 2009 beginning at 6:45 p.m., the Somerville School Committee will conduct a public hearing on the issue of participating in the inter-district-choice program for the 2009-2010 school year. …


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350 Coast to Coast Kick-Off in Davis Square

Posted by a 1:26 pm on August 26, 2009

Sign a 350-ft. banner for a national climate change project – first stop Somerville! Send a message to the Obama administration
for strong global climate policy.


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Bullying in Somerville-Is it a problem?

Posted by a 2:16 pm on August 25, 2009

Bullying, is it a problem in Somerville-Why or why not? Prevention and how to deal with bullying in school.


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30-Day Comment Period on MPO Transportation Improvement Plan

Posted by a 8:46 pm on August 23, 2009

30-Day Comment Period on MPO Transportation Improvement Plan

Starts Mon. Aug. 24
Ends Wed. Sep. 23

The draft Transportation Improvement Plan 2010-2013 (TIP) and Regional Transportation Plan 2010-2030 (RFP) are available…


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Somerville Committee on Public Health and Public Safety

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Somerville Committee on Public Health and Public Safety

Wed. Aug. 26, 7:30 PM

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


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Housing Trends in Somerville

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Housing Trends in Somerville

Tues. Aug. 25, 6:30 PM

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

This important meeting, sponsored by the City of Somerville…


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4th Annual Viva la Vinal Music Festival 8/28-29

Posted by a 6:25 pm on

The 4th annual Viva la Vinal Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 28th and 29th (rain date Sunday, August 30th) at the Vinal Avenue Growing Center located at 22 Vinal Ave. in Union…


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Free Bike Maintenance/Tune-Up Workshop

Posted by a 6:01 am on August 18, 2009

Free workshop with Ace Wheelworks, TONIGHT!
Come learn how to maintain and tune-up your bike!
Bike on Over with a Picnic
The Growing Center, Vinal Avenue, Union Square

(will be rescheduled the event of…


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Somerville Traffic Commission Meeting

Posted by a 5:15 pm on August 16, 2009

This is the regular meeting of the Traffic Commission to discuss extending resident-only parking throughout Somerville and increasing meter rates and time periods. Thurs. Aug. 20, 6 PM , Tufts Admin. Building (TAB) 167 Holland St.


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Somerville Planning Board and Land Use Committee Joint Meeting

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Somerville Planning Board and Land Use Committee Joint Meeting

Thurs. Aug. 20, 6:00 PM

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

Agenda


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MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

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MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Thurs. Aug. 20, 9 AM

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

Agenda (PDF)

This…


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Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

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Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

Mon. Aug. 17, 7 PM

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

The monthly meeting of STEP provides an…


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Seed Saving Workshop-Vinal Ave. Garden

Posted by a 10:17 pm on August 12, 2009

Learn how to save your own seeds for next year or to share with friends and family. Two experienced gardeners share their secrets and tips, Union Square’s own fabulous Guy “the tomato guy” and Aviva…


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Theatre in the Garden: Wiley and the Hairy Man

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Out of the mists of the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, comes a tale of magic, trickery, and courage. This coming-of age adventure is appropriate for children of all ages.

All events and programs are open…


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Help Strategize to Vaccinate Against Flu

Posted by a 9:43 pm on August 11, 2009

H1N1 Vaccination Strategy Meeting, Saturday, Aug. 29th, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Center for Arts at the Armory. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has selected Somerville as one of ten national sites for…


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Human Rights Commission Public Meeting

Posted by a 11:24 pm on August 10, 2009

2nd Floor Conference Room
Super Stop & Shop
775 Mcgrath Hwy

Agenda:

  • Director’s Report
  • Immigrant Police Dialogues
  • Snow Removal Committee
  • Other activities
  • Recruitment
  • Evaluate

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Somerville Actions to Support Rite Aid Workers

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Rite Aid warehouse workers in Lancaster, California need our support. Before workers voted to form a union in 2008, Rite Aid committed dozens of unfair labor practices. And since then, in an effort to prevent them from achieving a first contract, the warehouse workers have faced continuing anti-union terror.


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Movies and Music in the Garden

Posted by a 8:15 pm on August 9, 2009

On Friday, August 14 from 7 to 10 pm Somerville Community Access Television is the producer of “Somerville….In Shorts!” SCAT comes in under the Arts Council’s ArtsUnion umbrella to present an evening of locally produced…


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Broadway Rezoning Community Meeting

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Broadway Rezoning Community Meeting

Wed. Aug 12, 6:30 PM

Cross Street Senior Center
165 Broadway
Somerville MA (map)

This is the last of a series of community meetings…


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“Back in the ‘Ville”

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Project STAR (Summer Theater Arts Recreation) presents this original musical written and directed by Jimmy Del Ponte at the Somerville High School Auditorium.  Admission is FREE.  Assistant Director, Sophia Carafotes…


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Aug 13 Public Hearing on Parking Changes

Posted by a 4:30 pm on August 8, 2009

This public hearing will be convened by the Traffic Board in the Aldemanic Chamber at City Hall. I initially noticed this in Deb Filcman’s Aug 7 SJ blog post.  For background about the parking changes, visit the SPARC blog , check out the just-posted video of the 7/27 interview on SCAT’s Progressive Voices of SPARC-co-founder Courtney Koslow,  or see the recent articles on Somerville Voices/Journal/News.…


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WILD INK: Live Comics, Live Music

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‘Nuff talkin’. DRAW! Live comics creation, artistic head-to-head showdowns, live music, and PRIZES to benefit Boston Comics Roundtable.


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Pig Pickin’ for Somerville Homeless Coalition

Posted by a 3:12 pm on August 7, 2009

Pig out and enjoy a cool drink and cooler music to benefit SHC!


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First official Somerville Weatherization Barnraising!

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Take action on climate change, learn skills, and build community! · Help to weatherize a Somerville house · Learn skills you can take back to your own home · Decrease carbon-emissions · Make new friends. … Here’s your chance to make a difference and learn something in the process…


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Community Conversation on Bullying

Posted by a 6:33 pm on August 4, 2009

Are you, your friends, or your children being affected by bullies?
A discussion for YOUTH, PARENTS, AND SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS to discuss
• What is Bullying
• Types of Bullying
• Tips for youth to assist them with bullying
• Tips for parents to assist youth with bullying…


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Comment Period for Mass Highway Improvements around Assembly Square

Posted by a 10:36 pm on August 2, 2009

Comment Period for Mass Highway Improvements around Assembly Square

Ends Mon., Aug. 3, 2009.

The comment period for the proposed highway changes around Assembly Square ends Mon., Aug. 3, 2009. The existing proposals…


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Comment Period for Transportation Improvement Plan 2007-2010 (Correction)

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Comment Period for Transportation Improvement Plan 2007-2010 and Unified Planning Work Program 2010 (Correction)

Ends Tues., Aug. 4, 2009, 5 PM

The comment period for the Federal Transportation Improvement Plan 2007-2010…


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Public Hearing: Proposed Amendments to Mass Air Quality Standards

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Public Hearing: Proposed Amendments to Mass Air Quality Standards

Tues. Aug. 4 10 AM

MA Department of Environmental Protection
2nd Fl. Atlantic Conf. Rm.
One Winter St.
Boston MA (…


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Special Meeting, Somerville Board of Aldermen

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Special Meeting, Somerville Board of Aldermen

Tues. Aug. 4 6:30 PM

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

This special meeting of the Board…


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Transportation and Infrastructure Trends in Somerville

Posted by a 8:14 pm on

Transportation and Infrastructure Trends in Somerville

Tues. Aug. 4, 6:30 PM

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

This important meeting, sponsored by the…


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End of Comment Period Urban Ring Phase 2

Posted by a 8:13 pm on

End of Comment Period Urban Ring Phase 2 EEA #12565

End of comment period:
Aug. 7, 2009

The Executive Office of Transportation has filed a Notice of Project Change that modifies…


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Gilman Square T-Stop Community Corridor Planning Meeting

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Gilman Square T-Stop Community Corridor Planning Meeting

Wed. Aug. 5, 6 PM

Community Room
Pearl Street Park
238 Pearl St.
Somerville MA (map)

This important event is…


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OPENAIR Circus A Blast!

Posted by a 10:26 pm on August 1, 2009

Today at 2 pm, a bunch of kids and grownups laughed, danced, clapped, sang, screamed with laughter and marvelled in unison. The OpenAir Circus is again in Somerville- and you’ve got one more day to catch it! (with pics)


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National Night Out Against Crime & Drugs

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For the sixth consecutive year, Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) will partner with the City of Somerville and the Somerville Police Department to host the local celebration of the National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs.…


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Citizen Scientist Training Workshop

Posted by a 10:06 pm on July 26, 2009

Citizen Scientist Training Workshop

Sat. Aug 1 PM – 4 PM

Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH)
143 Border St.
East Boston MA (map)

This workshop sponsored by…


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Radical Organizing Methods Workshop this Sunday at CAAS

Posted by a 3:20 pm on July 15, 2009

We will look at what makes a radical organizing method by examining winnability, strategy/tactics, coalitions, spirituality, building a majority movement, role of political education, and the effectiveness of well known organizing methods such as 1-1’s, story-telling, relationship-building. The format will be group discussion.


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New England Revolution vs L.A. Galaxy – Fundraiser Night!

Posted by a 9:32 am on July 7, 2009

The Somerville Youth Soccer League is putting together a Somerville Youth Soccer Fundraiser Night! … On Behalf of myself and the Somerville Youth Soccer League – we thank you for your support! Best, John Teves – Somerville Youth/Recreation Commissioner


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Green Line Community Meetings!

Posted by a 2:37 pm on July 6, 2009

Interested in better public transportation? Open spaces? Affordability? Healthy communities? … The Community Corridor Planning Project will host station-based meetings throughout summer 2009 to engage the community in conversations about how the Green Line will affect their neighborhood. Our goals include…


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