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2/24/15 Union Square Civic Advisory Committee Public Meeting

by on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Agenda on jobs and economic development includes City update, presentation by Jobs for Somerville, and presentation by Jones Lang LaSalle of US2. More…

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USMS Hires Esther Hanig as Executive Director

by on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Union Square Main Streets is proud to announce Esther Hanig as its new Executive Director, following an extensive search and interview process. Esther brings a broad array of experience and skills to the position of Executive Director, most recently from … Continue reading

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Greater Somerville Receives “Best of Awards” at SCATV Annual Awards Ceremony

by on Fri, Feb 20, 2015

The SCATV studios were alive with excitement on January 29, 2015 for the Annual “Best of 2014″ Awards event. Once again, Greater Somerville’s creator and co-host, Joe Lynch, hosted the annual event and received the first award of the evening for “Best Political Show” and his interview with Democratic Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, Martha […]

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Many Doubt Benefits of the 2024 Olympics

by on Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Somerville, MA, Feb. 11 – High costs to taxpayers, transportation headaches, and giant empty stadiums left behind. These are just a few of the worries that opponents of the Boston 2024 Olympics bid voiced at a…

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Fossil Fuel Divestment Appears Stalled

by on Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Somerville, MA, Feb. 11 – Despite a petition signed by over 500 people, a unanimous resolution from the Board of Aldermen, and the support of Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, it does not appear that the Somerville…

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New Poet Laureate Wants to Inspire: An Interview with Nicole Terez Dutton

by on Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Somerville, MA, Feb. 11 – Somerville recently opened its arms to the city’s first new Poet Laureate. Poet Nicole Terez Dutton hopes to expand poetry through various venues and programs around the city.


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Somerville’s Snow Removal Nightmares

by on Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Somerville, MA, Feb. 11 – With some 60 inches of snow clogging the city’s streets, sidewalks and parking lots, and piling up on roofs, City officials are worried. Worried about traffic, about parking, and about students’…

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Hail the Heroes of Somerville’s Snowmageddon!

by on Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Hail the Heroes of Somerville’s Snowmageddon! See more and read more at or at…

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Somerville Neighborhood News #33

by on Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Feb. 10, 2015 – Go to a public meeting about Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics and hear what Somerville people have to say about the possibility, meet Somerville’s first poet laureate, get the latest…

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2/25/15 Somerville by Design Workshop: Giving shape to D2/D3: Massing and Program Workshop

by on Sun, Feb 8, 2015

The development workshops are how citizens learn what developers and planning boards know about development, and let them know what citizens think. More…

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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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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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