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5/13/15 Somerville by Design Plan Open House

by on Sun, May 10, 2015

The plan and 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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5/12/15 Union Square Civic Advisory Committee Public Meeting

by on Sun, May 10, 2015

Agenda not posted, but will likely deal with the coming Somerville by Design Plan Open House, where US2 is expected to present their initial plan for Union Square. More…

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Latest Somerville Neighborhood Newscast (5.5.15)

by on Thu, May 7, 2015

In the latest Somerville Neighborhood Newscast, learn about the new affordable housing development on Washington Street, get the latest on a pro-divestment sit-in at Tufts, find out why Rep. Denise Provost is “appalled” with the…

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SCATV seeks Youth for their Summer Interactive Story Production Workshop

by on Thu, May 7, 2015

Next Generation Producers – Summer 2015 Interactive Story Production Workshop
Register online here!

Do you love stories? Are you interested in making media? If so, come to SCATV for an exciting two-week media-making workshop in…

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State Rep Rips Obama’s Trade Treaties

by on Thu, May 7, 2015

Somerville, MA, May 6, 2015 – State Representative Denise Provost is “appalled” with what is going on in Washington, DC.

The Democratic representative of the 27th Middlesex District might not be a member of U.S…

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Registration open for Interactive Story Production Workshop for Youth

by on Tue, May 5, 2015

SCATV presents an  Interactive Youth Story Production Workshop
Register here!

Do you love stories? Are you interested in making media? If so, come to SCATV for an exciting two-week media-making workshop in July…

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contaminated MBTA building at Avon & School to be auctioned

by on Mon, May 4, 2015

The dilapidated MBTA building at the corner of Avon and School Streets will be sold at auction on May 21. The opening bid will be $487,000 according to Alderman Bob McWatters. The owner of the…

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Lincoln Park Redesign

by on Wed, Apr 29, 2015

At the Lincoln Park redesign meeting Monday night, it seemed that the City has all but decided to use artificial turf on the field, despite protestations that no decision has been made. The environmental and human health concerns of artificial turf were downplayed and the costs and problems of grass fields repeatedly mentioned. Neither surface is perfect, but to install artificial turf without a full discussion of the implications is irresponsible.…

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Ross Richmond – Somerville Backpack Program, Fighting Childhood Hunger (4.28.15)

by on Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with the Founder of the Somerville Backpack Program, Ross Richmond, about his organization and how they’ve been fighting to close the childhood food insecurity gap in the public school systems since 2014. Tune in to learn more about why Middlesex County has the highest level of hunger needs […]

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Weekend Events in and around Union Square

by on Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Somerville is the place to be this coming weekend, May 2-3.  Here are two great events: Somerville Open Studios and 2015 Jane’s Walk: Explore Hidden Assets of Union Square Janes Walk Flyer 2015

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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…

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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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