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Union Square Streetscape Meeting Monday, April 13

by on Tue, Apr 7, 2015

Community Note: Union Square Streetscape Meeting Monday, April 13 Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston, Ward 3 Alderman Robert McWatters, and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) invite all interested community members to … Continue reading


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4/9/15 Somerville by Design Follow-up Open Hours on Union Square Master Plan

by on Mon, Apr 6, 2015

The 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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4/8/15 Union Square Civic Advisory Committee Public Meeting

by on Mon, Apr 6, 2015

Agenda includes discussion of the Union Square Community Benefits Agreement. More…


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4/7/15 Somerville Land Use Committee Meeting as a Whole

by on Mon, Apr 6, 2015

Agenda is to discuss and recommend action upon the proposed change to form-oriented zoning throughout Somerville. More…


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US2 Opening Union Square Headquarters & Co-working Space

by on Mon, Apr 6, 2015

Union Square Station Associates (US2), the City’s master developer partner for Union Square’s revitalization, will open a headquarters in Union Square at 31 Union Square, the former home of Elegant Furniture which closed last fall. “We have been listening to … Continue reading


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Call for Videos for Community Vault Video Celebration at Davis Sq. Theater

by on Fri, Apr 3, 2015

Call for videos for Community Vault Video Celebration 
Screening: Saturday June 20 in Somerville at the Davis Square Theatre.With media production technologies changing rapidly, our community is overdue for a retrospective of

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One point of view: Sharing the thoughts of two Union Square residents/activists

by on Fri, Mar 27, 2015

On Tuesday, Greater Somerville host KyAnn Anderson spoke with long-time community advocate and Somerville Times columnist Bill Shelton, and Union Square Neighbors chair and founding member Tim Talun, about US2 Associates recent development proposal for the D2 and D3 parcels … Continue reading


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One point of view: Sharing the thoughts of two Union Square residents/activists

by on Fri, Mar 27, 2015

On Tuesday, Greater Somerville host KyAnn Anderson spoke with long-time community advocate and Somerville Times columnist Bill Shelton, and Union Square Neighbors chair and founding member Tim Talun, about US2 Associates recent development proposal for the D2 and D3 parcels … Continue reading


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Local Artists Discuss using Art as a Form of Protest on SCATV

by on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

This panel discusses how local artists, poets and performers use creative expression to respond to current events and social injustices. The panelists highlight their own work and how this was used to raise awareness about particular…


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Union United Protests Union Square Planning

by on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 – On March 11, some 50 residents, business owners and others marched and protested in Union Square to protest the ongoing planning process for Union Square redevelopment.

“Whose Somerville? Our…


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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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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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