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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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Find Lil’ Fluff!

by 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

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Share the Local Love with Deals and Steals at 2nd Saturdays

by 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

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Union Lunch is Returning to Union Square

by 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

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Second Saturdays in Union Square

by 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

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5/9/16 MassDOT and Control Board Vote to Continue GLX with Conditions

by 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…

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Second Saturday Event – May 14

by 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

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5/9/16: MBTA Vote on GLX Funding

by 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…

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Jane’s Walk 2016

by 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 At this … 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…

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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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