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10/22/14 McGrath Brickbottom Neighborhood Plan Meeting

by on Sun, Oct 19, 2014

The new Green Line station and the transformation of McGrath Highway into a boulevard will have significant impacts on the Brickbottom neighborhood. Help plan the new neighborhood. More…

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10/20/14 Union Square Improvements Meeting

by on Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Good transportation and streetscape of Union Square are crucial to the success of the neighborhood. Come and see what the city is proposing. More…

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More artists selected for Green Line Extension Art Program

by on Sat, Oct 18, 2014


MassDOT announced that it has selected five artists for the second phase of the GLX Integrated Art Program. Out of 70 submissions, there are five artists whose work will become an integrated part of four of the new GLX stations (Gilman Square, Lowell Street, Ball Square & College Avenue). They will work directly with the design team architects in the incorporation of artwork in the stations.

The artists are Beth Galston, Nancy Selvage, Aaron Stephan, Matt Trimble, and Christine Vaillancourt.

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Support for Green Tech

by on Wed, Oct 15, 2014

From the City of Somerville:   The American flag. Marshmallow Fluff. Measuring a City’s happiness. What will come out of Somerville next? Green tech companies, Somerville wants your great idea to take root and grow in ‘The Innovation City,’ and is looking … Continue reading

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Mapping the Experience of Union Square

by on Sun, Oct 12, 2014

After the Mobility Revolution was a meeting convened by the Congress for New Urbanism New England and the US Audi Urban Future Team. In our american city and with less open space than any city in the Northeast, how will a … Continue reading

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US2 Convenes Business Roundtable

by on Sun, Oct 12, 2014

US2, the anticipated master developer for Union Square’s disposition parcels, continues its community engagement effort with a Business Roundtable on Tuesday, October 21 from 8-9:30 AM at Greentown Labs in Union Square. They hope to engage current and future Union Square … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Sean Collier Memorial Weekend at Lyndell’s Bakery, Oct. 17-19 (10.9.14)

by on Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Join host Joe Lynch as he speaks with Chief Jerry Carhalho of the Somerville Auxiliary Police Department and Dave Galatis of Lyndell’s Bakery about the upcoming 2nd Annual Sean Collier Memorial Weekend, October 17-19, at Lyndell’s Bakery in Ball Square. There will be Boston sports raffle items, free coffee, as well as special “310” badge […]

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Get Your Drink On This Holiday

by on Fri, Oct 10, 2014

The talented ladies of Booze Epoque know their way around a liquor cabinet so trust them to help you spice up your holiday. Join them on Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 PM for a two hour class to make your times … Continue reading

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Post Office Sale Finalized, Greenline Construction Begins

by on Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Demolition and site preparation for the Greenline has begun along Prospect Street.  Over the next two months the businesses will complete their moves to other locations and the site will be cleared. Environmental remediation will then begin as station design … Continue reading

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Meeting on Roadway Planning for Union Square

by on Wed, Oct 8, 2014

From the City of Somerville: Union Square Utility and Streetscape Improvements Study and Design You’re invited to join the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development for this continuing series of events that will plan for future utility and roadway … 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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