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11/5/16: Airport Impacts 101: Perspectives on Environmental Health

by on Sun, Oct 16, 2016

AIR Inc., Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership (STEP), and Partners Healthcare are sponsoring a day-long conference on the environmental impacts of airports, including air and noise pollution. The conference will bring some of the world’s foremost airport impact experts together with citizens and decisionmakers. More…


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10/18/16 Joint Public Hearing on Union Square Commercial Zoning

by on Sun, Oct 16, 2016

The Somerville Planning Board and the Somerville Land Use Committee are holding a joint hearing for proposed commercial zoning in Union Square. There are issues with public input to the process and with “open space” requirements. More…


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October 8 – 2nd Saturday Offerings

by on Mon, Oct 3, 2016

      Join us this coming Saturday, 10/8 to enjoy the offerings of our local Union Square participating businesses.  Come to the Market to buy your fresh local produce and then visit one of our participating businesses for a … Continue reading


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The 2016 Fluff Festival

by on Mon, Oct 3, 2016

IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO MAKE A FESTIVAL A FUN FILLED SUCCESS!! On September 24, 2016, thousands enjoyed great music, crazy antics, fluffy games, fluff filled food and just lots of fun filled activities.  Many thanks to all Fluff lovers … Continue reading


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MVTF Annual Meeting, 10/1/16 @2 PM

by on Tue, Sep 27, 2016

MVTF is holding its 2016 Annual Meeting:

Saturday, October 1, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Community Assembly Room
50 Middlesex Avenue, Somerville
(at the corner of Foley Street and Middlesex Avenue) More…


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MVTF Annual Meeting Sat. 10/1 @2PM

by on Wed, Aug 31, 2016

The Mystic View Task Force will hold its 2015-2016 Annual Meeting Saturday, October 1, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM at the Community Assembly Room, 50 Middlesex Ave., Somerville, MA.  We will review the work of the past year, discuss plans for the coming year, elect the Board of Directors, and select the Officers from the Board of Directors. Members who are Somerville residents and who were current in their dues at the close of the fiscal year (August 31 2016) are entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. Current Projects City Calendar City Agendas City More…


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Intern at USMS

by on Fri, Aug 12, 2016

Union Square Main Streets (USMS) is a nonprofit organization working collaboratively to actively support a vibrant neighborhood by preserving the character and advancing the economic strength of the Union Square business district and community. This is a particularly exciting time … Continue reading


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Fresh & Healthy Food at the Union Square Farmer’s Market

by on Wed, Aug 3, 2016

          Every Saturday you can buy fresh locally sourced food at the Union Square Farmer’s Market. The Market runs from 9 to 1 through Thanksgiving. In addition to healthy produce, enjoy live music and USMS’s 2nd … Continue reading


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Shop Local at 2nd Saturdays

by 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


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Fluff-enger Hunt!

by 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


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Editors' Picks

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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