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August STEP meeting

by on Mon, Aug 11, 2014

Monday, Aug 11, 7-9 pm
VNA Community Room
259 Lowell St (map)


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8/14/14 SomerVision Zoning Workshop: Zoning for Businesses

by on Sun, Aug 10, 2014

Workshop sessions are held on Thurs. 6/12/14 – 8/28/14. This session focuses on zoning for businesses as reflected in the new ordinance. More…


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Last in Series on Public Realm Tonight

by on Thu, Aug 7, 2014

The Space in Between: Art, Green Space and the Public Realm The last of three neighborhood-organized symposia features four speakers to share ideas that reimagine the public realm in Union Square. Union Square Neighbors (USN) in collaboration with Union Square Main … Continue reading


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Ignite Brings Food, Fire Spinners to Union Square

by on Tue, Aug 5, 2014

From the Somerville Arts Council: ​Ignite! A Fire and Street Food Festival This Saturday, August 9th, 6pm-10pm (Rain date: Sun., Aug. 10) on the Union Square Plaza We recognize Union Square is quickly becoming a mecca for foodies! So we present a food-lovers … Continue reading


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International Food Market Tours from the Arts Council

by on Tue, Aug 5, 2014

From the Somerville Arts Council: Union Square International Market Tours The Somerville Arts Council is leading another food tour this Thursday, August 7th from 6:30pm – 8pm. Elyse Andrews of the Somerville Beat recently wrote an article about our tours. … Continue reading


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8/8/14 End of Comment Period on Wynn Everett Casino Final EIR

by on Mon, Aug 4, 2014

The Wynn casino project in Everett can improve the tax base of Everett, but the planned 400 foot building will have substantial impact on Somerville traffic and cause glare across the river both day and night. More…


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8/7/14 SomerVision Zoning Workshop: Squares, Main Streets, Jobs, and the Economy

by on Mon, Aug 4, 2014

Workshop sessions are held on Thurs. 6/12/14 – 8/28/14. This session focuses on the square, main streets, jobs and the Somerville economy as reflected in the new ordinance. More…


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NEW HOME HELPS VETS GET ON TRACK

by on Sun, Aug 3, 2014

Somerville, MA, July 29 – “It was really hard to come back,” the veteran explained, quietly. “My whole family was telling me that I was someone different, someone that basically


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MCGRATH GROUNDING PROJECT ADVANCES

by on Sun, Aug 3, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. The half-hour news show has as its mission to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues…


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BIKE SAFETY UPDATE

by on Fri, Aug 1, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. The half-hour news show has as its mission to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues…


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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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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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