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About Us

Somerville Voices began in May 2007 with a group of residents interested in forming a new media collaborative. Our purpose was to keep Somerville, MA better informed about important community issues and events through independent media of high journalistic integrity, produced by and for people who live or work here; and to promote an open forum for broad-based dialog. We held a series of meetings over the summer to discuss shared goals and models of publishing. By late August, we had hammered out a strategic framework and started planning this blog with multi-media content and occasional printed features. In early September, our group had grown in size, named itself the “Publications Group”, and set up meetings twice a month to continue our work. We are a completely volunteer-run project. We invite you to get in touch with us by email at


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