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Union Square Neighbors Advocate for Preserving the Historic Storefront on the Eberle Building 

by on Tue, Aug 4, 2015

US2, the master developer team for Union Square, and WorkBar have recently announced plans to partner with and establish a joint office and co-working space in Union Square on the ground floor of the historic Eberle Building at 31-34 Union Square. … Continue reading


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Summertime and the Reading is Easy – SNN #45

by on Tue, Aug 4, 2015

The long, lazy days of summer are the perfect time for kids to curl up with a book and let their imagination take them far away. And the local library is a cool oasis that…


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Dominican Haiti Deportations Lead to Protests – SNN #45

by on Tue, Aug 4, 2015

Somerville, MA –The Dominican Republic’s Boston Consulate was the scene of a recent protest by several local organizations including The Haitian Coalition in Somerville. At issue is the Dominican government’s recent push to enforce a…


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Freedom School brought to East Somerville

by on Tue, Aug 4, 2015

The Freedom School program in Somerville allows children to explore social justice, diversity and empowerment while keeping their academic skills sharp over summer vacation. Erica Jones, SCATV’s Outreach & Membership Director, profiles the school…


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Crowdfunding for New Somerville Businesses – SNN #45

by on Tue, Aug 4, 2015

Somerville, MA –As part of the new economy, small business bank loans and venture capital are being replaced by online crowd funding. Giuliann Frendak looks at two Somerville start ups taking advantage of the new…


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Grant Writing Workshops at SCATV

by on Thu, Jul 30, 2015

SCATV is offering two workshops with experienced grant writer and educator Ellen Gugel.  The workshops are geared to the non-profit professional who is interested learning how to research applicable grants and create successful proposals. The classes will…


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Union Lunch Is The Place To Be

by on Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Where can you enjoy good food, great music and see friends and neighbors at lunch this Friday? ‪Union Lunch is the place to be. This Friday, July 31: FOOD from Fortissimo Coffeehouse MUSIC from Chris Monti, a great guitar and ukulele … Continue reading


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8/18/15 Union Square Community Advisory Committee Meeting

by on Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The new development at Union Square is to include creative spaces for makers, artists, and startups. Come and participate in the discussion! More…


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8/11/15 Union Square Community Advisory Committee Meeting

by on Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The new development at Union Square is to include creative spaces for makers, artists, and startups. Come and participate in the discussion! More…


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7/28/15 Union Square Community Advisory Committee Meeting

by on Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The new development at Union Square should include benefits to the neighbors whose lives will be affected. Come and make it happen! More…


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Editors' Picks

Shea leaves legacy: human rights, schools, wit

by on Sat, Jul 28, 2012

Described “a force for good in the world,” William E. Shea was honored at a funeral Mass Friday, July 27, in St. Camillus Church, in Arlington, following his July 24 death at home. He had been president Ames Envelope and had been active in many ways in Somerville. See the full story at YourArlington.com…


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Assembling the Pieces

by on Fri, Jul 27, 2012

Construction is underway at Assembly Row, Somerville’s great hope for economic development. The path to this point has been winding.

What will the way forward bring?


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Announcing the “Somerville Stock Exchange” community art project

by on Sun, May 6, 2012

Hi everyone!

I’m working on a new community art project– and I hope you’ll decide to participate!

It’s called “The Somerville Stock Exchange,” or SSE for short. Unlike our New…


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Mayor Curtatone’s ACE Webpage for Responsiveness Data Late Again

by on Sat, May 5, 2012

The City’s transparency initiative has again fallen into neglect.…


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Copy of e-mail to Nancy Busnach, Chair, Somerville Redevelopment Authority

by on Sun, Apr 29, 2012

Now that the Somerville Comprehensive Plan has been endorsed by the city and adopted by the Planning Board, I would like to pass along a suggestion.


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@SomervilleCity’s Retaliation Against Accessibility Whistleblower Casts Chilling Effect

by on Fri, Apr 6, 2012

Last week, Mayor @JoeCurtatone retaliated against Somerville accessibility rights advocate Eileen Feldman after she blew the whistle on the City’s attempt to have the U.S. Surgeon General’s March 23rd health grant event held at the then-inaccessible Armory…


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Somerville, MA: Civil Rights Discrimination in Motion, circa 2012

by on Thu, Mar 29, 2012

Ms. Renault-Caragianes’ letter is a cover-up on behalf of Mayor Curtatone and designed to distort the facts about why State officials had to quickly step in to relocate the U.S. Surgeon General’s visit to the Ville last Friday, March 23, 2012, for the official launch event of the Middlesex County’s health wellness and prevention initiative called “Mass in Motion.”


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Why @311Somerville Does Not Track Loose Utility Wire Calls

by on Sun, Mar 25, 2012

Here’s what I’ve learned so far via the following Twitter conversation (in chronological order):…


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Somerville’s Curtatone Prevented from Hosting U.S. Surgeon General at Inaccessible Armory

by on Thu, Mar 22, 2012

Somerville’s Mayor Curtatone, who announced on WGBH this week (Boston’s Growing Income Gap, hosted 3/20/11 by Kara Miller) that he is “advising the First Lady on the Let’s Move Initiative,” attempted to get the US Surgeon General’s launch of a major Public Health initiative at the inaccessible Somerville Armory this Friday (March 23, 2012).


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Somerville Labor Coalition Accuses Curtatone of Divide And Conquer Strategy on GIC

by on Fri, Mar 9, 2012

The following letter (circa Fall 2011) was recently obtained by Somerville Voices from Peter Blaikie with the Somerville Labor Coalition after a reference to the letter appeared in the 12/29/2011 SJ article Somerville unions form coalition against recent health care switch by Andy Metzger…


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