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Art & Youth: The Capacity to Live a Full & Creative Life

Posted by a 3:45 pm on October 27, 2010

The Capacity to Live a Full & Creative Life: this is what we want for our children, our youth, and ourselves! Come to a community-created art exhibit featuring art created by Somerville artists ages 8 to 88.


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9/28/10 Green Line Extension Station Design Presentation

Posted by a 5:52 pm on September 26, 2010

These are two identical presentations on the Green Line Extension station design guidelines and requirements. The Tuesday presentation is in Somerville; the same presentation is being given on Wednesday in Medford.

The Green Line Extension stations are now being designed. If you want input into the design, attend one of these meetings and ask questions.


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 11:34 am on September 23, 2010

Got an idea that would make Somerville Voices better? Come to our open meeting on Sunday, Sept. 26, 6 to 8 pm, at the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St…


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Somerville Public Schools Fundraiser- Sat. 9/25

Posted by a 9:18 am on September 22, 2010

An Open Invitation to All:

Do you care about the public schools of Somerville? Do you want to support quality, innovative programs in our schools? Would you like to eat a tasty dinner prepared by your favorite local politician?

The Duhamel Education Initiative (DEI), a local foundation that supports innovative classroom initiatives in the Somerville Public Schools, cordially invites you to attend its 15th Annual Fall Fundraiser, a delicious community dinner prepared and served by the Somerville Board of Aldermen!…


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Fluff Festival in Union Square

Posted by a 8:42 pm on September 21, 2010

It’s a Marshmallow world in Union Square! Archibald Query invented Fluff right here in 1917 so every year we host a madcap festival. Join us Saturday, September 25 from 3 pm to 7 pm on…


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9/25/10 Mystic View Task Force Annual Meeting

Posted by a 1:19 pm on September 20, 2010

The Mystic View Task Force will hold its annual meeting at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, September 25, 2010, at the Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville.


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PHCS Neighbors Meeting this Monday, 9/20

Posted by a 7:54 am on September 19, 2010

As the City continues to move ahead with the focus group meetings, our community meetings are vital to ensure that our neighborhood works together so that the site of the Powderhouse Community School is reused in a way that is most beneficial to our neighborhood AND to our city.


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9/23/10 Board of Aldermen Meeting

Posted by a 4:03 pm on September 15, 2010

This meeting is expected to include a proposed zoning change to allow self-storage facilities in Assembly Square, which should be referred to the Land Use Committee.


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Eat at Flatbread/Support SFN

Posted by a 4:40 pm on September 13, 2010

The Somerville Family Network (SFN), a project of the newly-consolidated
Somerville Family and Community Connections, provides free programs such as
the New Moms’ Group, Playgroups (in English, Spanish and Portuguese),
Family Education and Community Events…


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9/13/10 Public Hearing on Assembly Square Chapter 91 License

Posted by a 6:04 pm on September 12, 2010

Public input is needed on accessibility, waterfront and water activities design, and pedestrian and bicycle access along Foley Street.


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9/21/10 HUD Grant Review Public Hearing

Posted by a 1:28 pm on

The HUD grants are applied to the problems of homelessness, affordable housing, transit-oriented development, and parks and open space. Citizen input is helpful in setting priorities.


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9/15/10 Somerville District Improvement Financing Program Public Hearing

Posted by a 1:21 pm on

District Improvement Financing is useful in building tax revenue, provided the projects supported are high enough in density to provide adequate tax base. If they aren’t, the city is on the hook.


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We Love HONK! Volunteers Meeting — on 9/13

Posted by a 7:52 am on

Monday, September 13, 7-8:30 pm:
We Love HONK! Volunteers Meeting
Sign-up gathering to help in all the ways that make HONK! possible.  Individuals and groups interested in participating in the parade…


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Garden Club Plant Sale

Posted by a 9:43 pm on September 11, 2010

The Somerville Garden Club Perennial and House Plant sale will be held Saturday, September 18, in Davis Square. An array of perennials, trees, shrubs, and houseplants are available, and knowledgeable Garden Club members can answer…


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7-12 Grade “Broadway Somerville” sign-up

Posted by a 7:26 pm on

A free after school musical theatre group directed by Somerville Youth Arts Coordinator, Jimmy Del Ponte


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Making Your Home Work for the Long Run

Posted by a 10:09 pm on September 9, 2010

A program and workshop on adapting your home to support your needs as you get older.

Wednesday, September 29th, 5:30-7:30

167 Holland St., 2nd floor, wheelchair accessible

If you or someone you…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 10:59 pm on September 8, 2010

Got an idea that would make Somerville Voices better? Come to our open meeting on Sunday, Sept. 12, 6 to 8 pm, at the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St…


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9/27/10 Designing for Pedestrian Safety Part 5: Signalized Intersections

Posted by a 1:41 pm on September 5, 2010

This is the fifth in the 8-part Free Webinar Series on Designing for Pedestrian Safety being given by the Federal Highway Administration and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Pedestrian and bicycle safety is essential to the success of the new Assembly Square roadways and Orange Line T-Stop and around the new Green Line stops.


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9/21/10 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Posted by a 1:32 pm on

This is the regular monthly meeting of the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission, which acts to set aside historic buildings and districts throughout Somerville. Designating historic buildings preserves Somerville’s history and may increase property values.


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9/16/10 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 1:22 pm on

This is the regular meeting of the Somerville Planning Board. The Planning Board holds public hearings and grants permits for special districts, such as Planned Unit Developments. This meeting deals with ongoing and sometimes controversial Somerville developments.


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HONK! Photo Exhibit opening this Saturday, Sept. 4th, in Davis Square — runs through September 30, 2010

Posted by a 6:19 pm on September 1, 2010

HONK! FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT featuring work by Greg Cook, Tiffany Knight, Mark Dannenhauer, Jesse Edsell-Vetter, Benjamin Greenberg, Chris Yeager & Akos Szilvasi. Exhibit runs through September 30th with an opening on Saturday, September 4th, 6-8 pm,
in Davis Square, Somerville.


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Swing into Action for the 8th Annual Somerville Homeless Coalition Golf Tournament

Posted by a 1:14 pm on August 25, 2010

This year’s tournament will be held at the Wayland Country Club in Wayland, Mass, September 10th. … All proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization and the programs and services it provides to the homeless and near-homeless in Somerville and the Greater Boston area.


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9/20/10 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Posted by a 12:07 am on August 23, 2010

This is the regular monthly meeting of the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. The Strategic Planning staff is drafting the Comprehensive Plan. Somerville’s citywide development for the next twenty years will be shaped by the comprehensive plan.


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9/2/10 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 8:20 pm on August 22, 2010

This is the regular meeting of the Somerville Planning Board. This meeting will deal with an ongoing and sometimes controversial Somerville development, Ocean State Job Lot at 299 Broadway. The Planning Board holds public hearings and grants permits for special districts, such as Planned Unit Developments.


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Local Roots Food and Music Festival

Posted by a 12:48 pm on August 19, 2010

Local Roots Food and Music Festival tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets!

Hey folks!

You can now purchase tickets for the Local Roots Food and Music Festival online at Brown Paper Tickets!…


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Somerville Dog Festival – September 19, 10am to 3pm @ Conway Field

Posted by a 10:38 am on July 29, 2010

Welcome to DogFest 2010!  It is sure to be a day of fun for your whole family, including your dog!  Exciting demonstrations, educational opportunities and lots of fun are all here, rain or shine.  Well-mannered dogs, current on vaccinations and on-leash, are welcome.  All proceeds benefit Northeast Animal Shelter.Admission is free!…


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9/9/10 Designing for Pedestrian Safety Part 4: Intersection Geometry

Posted by a 10:50 pm on July 18, 2010

This is the fourth in the 8-part Free Webinar Series on Designing for Pedestrian Safety being given by the Federal Highway Administration and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Pedestrian and bicycle safety is essential to the success of the new Assembly Square roadways and Orange Line T-Stop and around the new Green Line stops.


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