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Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted by a 11:00 pm on March 27, 2010

This is the regular meeting of the Assembly Square PAC. At this meeting we will discuss the Assembly Square Final Environmental Impact Report. This meeting is important because it provides a last chance to weigh into the development process at Assembly Square.


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Assembly Square Mixed-Use Redevelopment FEIR Comment Period

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The Comment Period for the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Assembly Square Mixed-Use Redevelopment began March 15 2010 and ends April 23 2010. This is your last chance to weigh in on the plans for the Assembly Square Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project.


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“Empty Shoes” and “Unto the East”: Poetry Reading, Author Chat, and Fundraiser

Posted by a 10:34 pm on March 21, 2010

Patrick T. Randolph, editor of Empty Shoes, and Mary ElizaBeth Peters, author of Unto the East, will host a shared reading and author discussion of their poetry works at Calvary Methodist Church in Arlington next…


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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Mon. Mar. 29 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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Mass Development Financing Programs

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Mass Development Financing Programs

Thurs. Mar. 25 11:00 AM

Somerville City Hall
Aldermen’s Chamber
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This workshop consists of a presentation by MassDevelopment…


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Access Advisory Committee to the MBTA

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Access Advisory Committee to the MBTA

Wed. Mar. 24 1:00 PM

State Transportation Building
2nd Fl Conf. Rms.
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This is the regular…


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BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space Meeting

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BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space Meeting

Mon. Mar. 22 8:00 PM

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


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2010 Conservation Commission Meeting

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2010 Conservation Commission Meeting

Tues. Mar. 23 7:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
3rd Fl. Conf. Rm.
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)

This…


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MAPC Bike Meeting with Dr. Anne Lusk

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MAPC Bike Meeting with Dr. Anne Lusk

Tues. Mar. 23 6:00 PM

MAPC Offices
60 Temple Place
Boston MA (map)

This Metropolitan Area Planning Council meeting features Dr…


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Springtime for Haman: Somerville Hits the Stage This Weekend

Posted by a 12:15 pm on March 19, 2010

Family Opera opens this weekend – not just for kids!


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News and Events in the Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 10:06 am on

YOU MIGHT HAVE ALREADY HEARD…
• Somerville High School’s drop-out rate continues to be on the decline. Get details in the press release issued by the Office of the Superintendent on Tuesday, March 16th, online…


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What’s Next For the Powder House Community School?

Posted by a 10:26 pm on March 18, 2010

What’s Next For the Powder House Community School?

WHY :       The City is moving ahead with plans to rezone and sell the Powder House School property.

WHAT :    Join your neighbors to…


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Earth Hour-LIGHTS OUT!

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Earth Hour, which takes place Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time, is an event in which millions of Americans will turn out their lights for one hour in support of action on climate…


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BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Posted by a 10:38 pm on March 15, 2010

BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Tues. Mar 16 6:30 PM

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

Agenda


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DARBI Networking Lunch (3/17 at noon)

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DARBI’s next monthly networking lunch takes place Wed., Mar. 17, from noon to 1:30 at Johnny D’s. Please email DARBIlunch@gmail.com to RSVP. Cost: $10 for DARBI members and $12 for non-members


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Morse-Kelley and Dickerman Parks Community Meeting

Posted by a 10:07 pm on March 14, 2010

Morse-Kelley and Dickerman Parks Community Meeting

Mon. Mar. 15 6:30 PM

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

This community meeting, sponsored by…


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BOA Legislative Matters Committee

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BOA Legislative Matters Committee

Tues. Mar. 16 8:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
Aldermen’s Chamber
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)

This is…


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APBP Webinar on ADA Transition Plans

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APBP Webinar on ADA Transition Plans

Wed. Mar. 17 3:00 PM

Livable Streets Office
100 Sidney St.
Cambridge MA (map)

This webinar, sponsored by the Livable Streets Alliance…


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MPO Long Range Transportation Plan Meeting

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MPO Long Range Transportation Plan Meeting

Thurs. Mar. 18 10:00 AM

State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This is the first of a series…


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PDS co-sponsors State Senate Election Forum!

Posted by a 8:09 pm on March 13, 2010

You are invited!

The Progressive Democrats of Somerville (PDS) have joined with Cambridge and Somerville for Change and the Cambridge Democratic City Committee to host a candidates forum for the Middlesex, Suffolk & Essex State Senate race. This is the race to fill the seat that was left vacant by Senator Galluccio’s resignation. As progressives in Somerville, it will be a great chance for us to hear about what these candidates propose to do to address the important isssues that face our community. …


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Maple Syrup at the Growing Center

Posted by a 8:26 am on March 11, 2010

Every winter Groundwork Somerville partners with the Community Growing Center, the Somerville Public Schools, and Tufts University to tap local maple trees and collect the sap.  Simultaneously, GWS staff and Tufts students teach a four-week…


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Blueback Herring River Route Community Meeting

Posted by a 9:23 pm on March 7, 2010

Blueback Herring River Route Community Meeting

Wed. Mar. 10 6:30 PM

Elizabeth Peabody House
277 Broadway
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Alderman Pero…


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BOA Legislative Matters Committee of the Whole : Charter Changes

Posted by a 9:22 pm on

BOA Legislative Matters Committee of the Whole

Tues. Mar. 9 7:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
Aldermen’s Chamber
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Posted by a 9:21 pm on

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Tues., Mar. 9, 6:30 PM

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

This is the second phase 3…


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“Somerville Reads” Together

Posted by a 9:59 pm on March 5, 2010

This spring, Somerville is launching its first “one city, one book” campaign, a community reading project in which people all over the City will be encouraged to read and discuss the same book.

The…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 11:51 am on March 4, 2010

Come with your ideas for our community blog.

Somerville Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell Street…


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Escape From Suburbia film

Posted by a 9:55 am on

Representative Denise Provost, Somerville Climate Action, the Initiating Committee of Transition Somerville and Somerville-Medford United for Justice with Peace invite you to a showing of

Escape from Suburbia
Monday, March 8
6:30 to 8:30pm…


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MPO Listening Session on Public Participation Program Revision

Posted by a 10:56 pm on March 1, 2010

MPO Listening Session on Public Participation Program Revision

Wed. Mar. 3 4:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Suite 2150
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

The Metropolitan Planning Organization…


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Canvass to Fight Foreclosure in Somerville

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

The Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) in collaboration with Cambridge & Somerville Legal Services (CASLS) is initiating a post-foreclosure outreach…


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BOA Land Use Committee and Planning Board Joint Meeting

Posted by a 9:08 pm on February 28, 2010

BOA Land Use Committee and Planning Board Joint Meeting

Thurs. Mar. 4 6:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
Aldermen’s Chamber
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda


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BOA Land Use Committee Meeting

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BOA Land Use Committee Meeting

Tues. Mar. 2 7:00 PM

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

Agenda (PDF)


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Davis Square Visioning Meeting

Posted by a 9:09 am on February 22, 2010

Davis Square Visioning Meeting

Wed. Mar. 3 6:30 PM

Tufts Administration Building (TAB)
169 Holland St.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by the Office of Strategic Planning…


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Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

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Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

Tues. Mar. 2 6:00 PM

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

This is the regular meeting the Assembly…


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Union Square Design Plan Meeting

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Union Square Design Plan Meeting

Mon. Mar. 1 6:30 PM

Argenziano School
290 Washington Street
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Office of Strategic Planning and Community…


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Coffee with Carl

Posted by a 10:01 pm on February 20, 2010

Approximately fifteen people crowded around two small tables this afternoon at the Danish Pastry House in Medford to share their concerns and questions in a wide-ranging conversation with State Representative Carl Sciortino at his first district coffee hour of the year.  …


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Trainings on how to complete TPS forms (Temporary Protected Status) for Haitians

Posted by a 9:11 pm on February 16, 2010

Here are several immediate local opportunities to become trained in how to assist Haitians in completing TPS (Temporary Protected Status) applications and fee waivers. Trainings are being provided by Nancy Kelly, an immigration attorney at…


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Parents as Partners Workshop on Bullying/Cyberbullying

Posted by a 9:35 pm on February 10, 2010

Bullying/Cyberbullying

Please join us for a conversation about improving student safety in our schools and community!

Wednesday, March 10th – 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.
West Somerville Neighborhood School Library
177 Powderhouse Boulevard

Presenter: …


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Bullying/ Cyberbullying

Posted by a 9:18 pm on February 8, 2010

Free Parent/ Guardian Workshop offered by the Somerville Public Schools on Bullying and Cyberbullying

Wednesday, March 10th- 6:30-8:30 Pm at the West Somerville Neighborhood School
177 Powderhouse Boulevard
Featuring experts from Middlesex Partnerships for…


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

Posted by a 1:50 pm on December 22, 2009

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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