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Somerville Neighborhood News: Future Architects at Somerville Public Schools?

by on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Somerville, MA, March 10, 2015 – Most people think of “vocational school” as a place where students learn to become cooks, auto mechanics or perhaps get an introduction to a health-related career.

https://youtu.be/j1e3wVDB1mU
Somerville High…


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Somerville Neighborhood News: CPA & Two Million in Grants for Projects

by on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Somerville, MA, March 10, 2015 – After a year of late-night meetings, on March 4 the city’s new Community Preservation Committee (CPC) chose the historic preservation and open space projects it believes should benefit from a…


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Somerville Neighborhood News: Homeless Does Not Mean Helpless

by on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

A lost full-time job left Francesca Marchese on the brink of homelessness. But the St. Patrick’s Homeless Shelter at Union Square eases her concerns, where she not only gets a bed to sleep on, but…


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3/19/15 Union Square Design Charrette Design Review

by on Wed, Mar 18, 2015

The design for Union Square will determine its usability, habitability, transit orientation, tax base, and job base for decades. Come and make your views known! More…


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Important Meetings on Union Square Master Planning

by on Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Several strands of neighborhood and city-wide planning continue. Be part of the conversation. The City of Somerville is dramatically revising the zoning code, Union Square is under going a detailed neighborhood plan that sets the stage for the Master Developer … Continue reading


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Dr. Alice LoCicero – Psychologist, Author of “Why ‘Good Kids’ Turn Into Deadly Terrorists” (3.10.15)

by on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with Dr. Alice LoCicero, a clinical psychologist, researcher and author, to look in-depth at the psychology that influences young terrorists — and how youths are being influenced and recruited for violence around the world. The topic couldn’t be more timely as our community and the nation watch both […]


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Banned in Union Square

by on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

At a charrette to design Union Square, City officials refused to permit the screening of this video that describes the principles of beautiful urban design. Their concern: US2 management, who is telling investors…


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Somerville Neighborhood News – March 11, 2015

by on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

March 10, 2015 – Learn how a Union Square neighbor is helping homeless women, check out the Somerville High School drafting class, hear what folks in Union Square think about recently announced plans for building…


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SCATV’s Spring Media Education Classes

by on Mon, Mar 9, 2015

Upcoming SCATV Media Classes

Spring is almost here, SCATV community! The Spring session of our media production classes are now available for registration. If you haven’t already joined as…


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Somerville Neighborhood News Headlines Teaser Video

by on Mon, Mar 9, 2015

Looking to get your Somerville news fix? Check out this teaser video highlighting all the latest updates and headlines from Somerville Neighborhood News #35.
http://youtu.be/Gqtw_1zZ8oM…


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Editors' Picks

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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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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