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9/10/14 Union Square Civic Advisory Committee Public Meeting

by on Tue, Sep 9, 2014

The Advisory Committee will hear updates from the City and from US2, the Union Square Master Developer, about the planning process for the Union Square T-Stop. More…


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Walking Tour Examines Industry, Immigration, Innovation

by on Thu, Sep 4, 2014

The Somerville“ Historic Preservation Commission, in partnership with the Somerville Arts Council’s ArtsUnion present a walking tour. “Union Square: An Intermixing of Industry, Immigration and Innovation” will focus on the history and architecture of this rich neighborhood on Sunday, September 21, 2014 … Continue reading


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Styrofoam Ban Goes Into Effect

by on Thu, Sep 4, 2014

The City of Somerville has enacted a ban on styrofoam packaging.  These containers, typically used by food establishments, are not just bad for the environment.  A key ingredient in polystyrene has been identified as cancer causing. Starting October 1 all Somerville … Continue reading


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Photos: The new Assembly stop is open!

by on Wed, Sep 3, 2014

Here are some photos from the opening ceremony yesterday.


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SCATV Hosts Special Workshop for Fluff Fest TV Crew

by on Tue, Sep 2, 2014

So many ways to get involved in the Fluff Festival this September 27! Our friends at SCATV cover all the action. This year they’re hosting a special workshop so even a beginner can join the team. Learn how to organize … Continue reading


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After the Mobility Revolution: Rethinking the Future of our American City

by on Tue, Sep 2, 2014

What will happen when cars no longer dictate the shape of our cities? In a community like Somerville, where more than one third of the land today is dedicated to roads and parking, and where we have less open space than any … Continue reading


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After the Mobility Revolution: Rethinking the Future of our American City

by on Tue, Sep 2, 2014

What will happen when cars no longer dictate the shape of our cities? In a community like Somerville, where more than one third of the land today is dedicated to roads and parking, and where we have less open space than any … Continue reading


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ONCE Upon A Union Square

by on Tue, Sep 2, 2014

Cuisine en Locale has made a name for themselves with themed dinners focused on local food. From their winter viking celebration that featured revelers donned with horned helmets to their honey dinner where part of the entertainment was a woman … Continue reading


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A Celebration of Locally Owned Businesses

by on Tue, Sep 2, 2014

From Somerville Local First: Join Somerville Local First and local economy advocates far and wide on Saturday, October 18 for an afternoon or evening (or both!) of delicious food from  Somerville’s best local restaurants and local beer from some of … Continue reading


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Not Your Grandma’s Yard Sale

by on Tue, Sep 2, 2014

It’s become a Somerville tradition. Chris and Jennifer Daltry of What Cheer? in Providence have been putting on their the Rock And Roll Yard Sale for almost 10 years now as part of the Somerville Arts Council’s ArtsUnion program. Local … Continue reading


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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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