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5/9/16: MBTA Vote on GLX Funding

by on Sun, May 8, 2016

5/9/16: MBTA Vote on GLX Funding Mon. May 9 1:00 – 4:00 PM <= Check title link for final schedule! State Transportation Building Conf. Rms. 1, 2, 3 10 Park Plaza Boston MA (map) The Fiscal and Management Control Board of the MBTA is meeting to discuss, among other topics, the fate of the Green Line Extension. For the first 90 minutes of its meeting, it will listen to public comments on the Green Line Extension and Community Path. The Fiscal and Management Control Board plans to vote on Monday. This is your last chance to More…


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Jane’s Walk 2016

by on Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Join Union Square Main Streets for Our 2016 Jane’s Walk “Our Evolving Union Square” Be part of a great conversation. Jane’s Walk is a global movement of walking tours inspired by urbanist Jane Jacobs. For more info, see www.janejacobswalk.org. At this … Continue reading


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5/3/16, 5/5/16: LOCUS and SRA Union Square Meetings

by on Sun, Apr 24, 2016

5/3/16: LOCUS Union Square Meeting Tue. May. 3 6:00 – 8:00 PM Argenziano School Cafetorium 290 Washington Street Somerville MA (map) LOCUS is holding a meeting to discuss the current status of the Union Square neighborhood plan. 5/5/16: Somerville Redevelopment Authority Meeting Thu. May 5 5:00 – 7:00 PM        <= Note date and time! Somerville City Hall Aldermanic Chambers 93 Highland Ave. Somerville MA (map) The Somerville Redevelopment Authority is holding a meeting at which the Union Square Master Developer, US2, will present their updated neighborhood plan for Union Square. Come and find out where More…


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4/28/16 SRA: US2 Union Square Neighborhood Plan

by on Sun, Apr 24, 2016

4/28/16 SRA: US2 Union Square Neighborhood Plan MEETING CANCELLED Argenziano School Cafetorium 290 Washington Street Somerville MA (map) The Somerville Redevelopment Authority is holding a meeting at which the Union Square Master Developer, US2, will p…


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Help Needy Neighbors with SNAP Match

by on Mon, Apr 18, 2016

With spring comes the excitement of the widely anticipated opening of the Farmer’s Market on May 14. Yet for some families, their ability to purchase this fresh, local, healthy produce at our local market is very limited. By contributing to … Continue reading


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Help Save Our Green Line Extension!

by on Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Attend This Important Meeting on Monday, May 9 Public Comments will be taken at 1:00 PM At this critical meeting of the MassDOT and MBTA Boards will consider recommendations for GLX and the integrated Community Path (CPX) cost reductions, budget … Continue reading


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3/16/16 Union Square Neighborhood Plan Open House

by on Mon, Mar 14, 2016

3/16/16 Union Square Neighborhood Plan Open House Wed. Mar. 16 4:30 – 8:00 PM Somerville Public Safety Building Community Room 220 Washington St. Somerville MA (map) The Somerville Office of Housing and Community Development is sponsoring an Open House at the Union Square station community room. There will be poster displays and planners present to answer your questions. Come and find out where things are going! Current Projects City Calendar City Agendas City Mtg Portal SomNews Notices Env Monitor Livable Streets Calendar +


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3/16/16 MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Meeting

by on Mon, Mar 14, 2016

3/16/16 MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Meeting Wed. Mar. 16 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM State Transportation Building Conf. Rms. 1, 2, 3 10 Park Plaza Boston MA (map) The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board is meeting to hear testimony on the Green Line Extension to Somerville and Medford. Political figures from Somerville, Medford, and Cambridge will speak at 11:30 AM. Public comments will begin at 1:00 PM. Following the public comments there will be a GLX update to the Board of Directors of the MBTA. Come if you can! This period is More…


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Green Line Extension Public Meetings

by on Mon, Feb 29, 2016

In order to seek public ideas and input on the re-evaluation, MassDOT and the MBTA will be holding the following public meetings over the next two months: Wednesday, March 2nd 5:30pm-6:30pm: Open House 6:30pm-8:00pm: Presentation and Q&A Arts at the … Continue reading


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3/2/16 MBTA / MassDot Public Meeting on the Green Line Extension

by on Sun, Feb 28, 2016

Current Projects City Calendar City Agendas City Mtg Portal SomNews Notices Env Monitor Livable Streets Calendar + MBTA / MassDot Public Meeting on the Green Line Extension Wednesday, March 2nd 5:30pm-6:30pm: Open House 6:30pm-8:00pm: Presentation and Q&A The Center for the Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave. Somerville MA (map) We need as many people as possible to attend the public meeting on March 2nd at 6:30pm at the Somerville Armory (191 Highland Avenue).  Every extra person makes a difference. Grab your friends, families, and neighbors and come out to show your support! For More…


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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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