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City of Somerville Signs Master Developer Agreement with US2

by on Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The City of Somerville has signed a Master Developer agreement with US2 to execute a plan for the $1 billion redevelopment of seven designated blocks of properties in Union Square. The agreement can be read here.  This agreement speaks of … Continue reading

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Our New Look – Hot Set Renovation 2014

by on Wed, Dec 10, 2014

After an upgrade to HD technology in the Hot Set earlier this year, we felt it was high time for a little cosmetic make-over to match those technological advances (see Before/After images below). Through the visions of KyAnn Design, approval from the SCATV Board, and a lot of elbow grease through Thanksgiving weekend (a sincere […]

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Jane Regan – Director of Somerville Neighborhood News (12.09.14)

by on Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with Somerville Neighborhood News Director Jane Regan, in the newly remodeled Hot Set, at SCATV. Find out about the news highlights of 2014, how you can get involved, and why the investigative journalism by SNN is so critical to our community, as the Somerville landscape continues to change […]

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12/17/14 Union Square Crowdsourcing Event

by on Tue, Dec 9, 2014

This event kicks off the planning process for redeveloping Union Square, starting with the new Green Line T-Stop. If you live around Union Square, it’s in your personal interest to come and bring your input. More…

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12/15/14 First Source Job Readiness Event

by on Tue, Dec 9, 2014

Finding work requires skills and knowledge, as well as the ability to make these capabilities known to employers. Practice helps. More…

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12/11/14 Somerville Redevelopment Authority Meeting

by on Tue, Dec 9, 2014

Agenda includes updates on Assembly Square and Union Square. Given that the Assembly Square T-Stop recently opened and US2 recently signed a memorandum of understanding about Union Square, the updates should be interesting. More…

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Somerville is Growing and Changing

by on Fri, Dec 5, 2014

Housing is popping up all over Somerville. Learn where and also get the latest on the development slated for the lot next to Stop & Shop on this episode from SNN #28 and read the

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Real Estate Taxes Going Up

by on Fri, Dec 5, 2014

Real estate values are up again, meaning that taxes are going up for most city residents. Learn more on this episode from SNN #28 and r ead the full story online.…

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Plastic Bag Ban Moves Forward

by on Fri, Dec 5, 2014

The plastic bag ban was discussed at a recent Board of Aldermen committee meeting. Learn what happened on this episode from SNN #28 and read the full news story online.

For our past segment…

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New Parking App for Somerville

by on Fri, Dec 5, 2014

Drivers have a new way to pay for parking in “The ‘Ville.” Even the mayor loves it… with reason! Learn why on this episode from SNN #28 and read the full story online.…

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Editors' Picks

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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TEDx Somerville: A Stimulating Hodge Podge

by on Sun, Mar 4, 2012

Well, I’m missing the after-party, but I wanted to share some tidbits from this event that raged all day at the Armory today.…

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Somerville High School Issues

by on Tue, Dec 20, 2011

There is only one High School and if the things that need to be fixed are not fixed this school will crumble down and every one would have to move to Medford or some other high school. Somerville High should be treated with respect.

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