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by Mimi Graney on Wed, Aug 3, 2016
Farmer’s Market shoppers love shopping local at 2nd Saturdays. Join us Saturday September 10th for our fifth 2nd Saturday! There’s something for everyone at 2nd Saturday! Find us at our Union Square Farmer’s market community table to … Continue reading →
by Mimi Graney on Thu, Jul 28, 2016
The Fluff Festival returns on Saturday September 24th (rain date September 25th), and this year’s theme is “Fluff U: A Sweet Education”. We challenge you to complete this Fluff Scavenger Hunt before the Festival! Here are the rules: … Continue reading →
by Mimi Graney on Fri, Jul 8, 2016
The Fluff Festival (happening Saturday, September 24th, rain date the 25th) is fast approaching, and we want to introduce you to the newest member of our team, this year’s mascot, Lil’ Fluff! Starting Saturday, July 9th you … Continue reading →
by Mimi Graney on Wed, Jun 29, 2016
Be part of one of the most exciting Union Square events of the summer! Join us July 9th for our next 2nd Saturday to take advantage of the enticing offers Union Square businesses have just for you. Visit our sign … Continue reading →
by Mimi Graney on Mon, Jun 13, 2016
NOTICE: June 29’s Union Lunch is cancelled due to threat of thunderstorms. Union Lunches are back! Union Square Main Streets and Union Square Station Associates (US2), Somerville’s master developer partner for Union Square’s revitalization, are partnering to host “Union Lunch” … Continue reading →
by Mimi Graney on Sun, Jun 5, 2016
USMS has launched an exciting series called “Second Saturdays,” where local businesses provide special offerings, giveaways or discounts on the second Saturday of each month. Join us on June 11 for our second Second Saturday event! This … Continue reading →
by David Dahlbacka on Mon, May 9, 2016
After a 4-1/2 hour joint meeting, the Board of the Mass Department of Transportation and the Fiscal and Management Control Board of the MBTA voted unanimously to continue the Green Line Extension with conditions: Staff are to submit redesign and revised materials to the Federal Transit Authority. Staff are to prepare a revised finance plan suggesting how to make up the remaining $73M shortfall. Staff are to report to board: Strategy and progress for hiring a management team for the GLX project and for addressing ongoing T management issues. Recommendations for advancing project while FTA More…
by Mimi Graney on Mon, May 9, 2016
Second Saturday’s is an ongoing event series happening in Union Square. On the second Saturday of each month local businesses will offer specials & host activities at their locations. On May 14, Union Square businesses will work together in a fund raising … Continue reading →
by David Dahlbacka 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…
by Mimi Graney 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 →
by Bob Sprague 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…
by Somerville Scout 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?
by timdevin on Sun, May 6, 2012
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…
by @BarryRafkind on Sat, May 5, 2012
The City’s transparency initiative has again fallen into neglect.…
by David Dahlbacka 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.
by @BarryRafkind 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…
by eila 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.”
by @BarryRafkind on Sun, Mar 25, 2012
Here’s what I’ve learned so far via the following Twitter conversation (in chronological order):…
by eila 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).
by the editors 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…