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Somervillians Support Fight for $15 Minimum Wage

Posted by a 5:40 pm on June 18, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. The half-hour news show has as its mission to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues…


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Fresh veggies go mobile! Support access to nutritious foods for our neighbors.

Posted by a 7:38 pm on November 21, 2013

 photo veggies_zps7e58118f.jpgThis summer I saw a story in the Globe that made me happy. Like many of you, I’ve heard about the neighborhoods that are entirely under-served by groceries…


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Get Help Heating Your Home at CAAS

Posted by a 4:14 pm on February 22, 2012

Fuel Assistance is available based on the total annual income of all members of a household who are eighteen years or older. This year, to be eligible, a household size of 1 must be making less than $31,218 annually while a household of 4 can be making up to $60,035 annually.


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Trader Joe’s has Social Justice Problems

Posted by a 11:31 pm on December 8, 2011

Surely there are many Somervillians among the many patrons and fans of Traders Joe national (specialty) retail grocery stores. While of little comparison to the retail behemoth in the news these days, Trader Joe’s is not without its problems. The following notice may be of interest.…


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Should You Apply for Fuel Assistance?

Posted by a 2:36 pm on March 30, 2011

Do you worry about being able to heat your home during the winter?  If you meet income guidelines, you may be eligible for fuel assistance.

Fuel assistance is a government program to


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Towing Company Profiting from Public Land Use?

Posted by a 6:19 pm on January 21, 2011

Happy snow emergency! Do you know where your towing dollars go?


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Posted in 311 Requests, Beat Reporter, Consumer Money Saving, Environment and Open Space, Government Reform, Investigative Reports, Politics, Teele Square, Traffic & Parking, Ward 7 | 40 Comments »

You can do it! Making Your Programs and Products Accessible

Posted by a 6:43 pm on December 7, 2010

A lot of Somervillians care about inclusion. Here are 10 examples of easily removable barriers with easy-to-implement solutions!


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Shop-A-Palooza : A Somerville Local Shopping Extravaganza Hits The ‘Ville on December 4th!

Posted by a 12:32 pm on December 2, 2010

On Saturday, December 4th, Somerville comes alive with a bounty of holiday shopping.  An array craft markets and retail events all taking place this day makes Somerville the place to find something for everyone on…


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A Challenge: Somerville’s Cheapest Source of Protein

Posted by a 7:16 pm on October 4, 2010

Are you making efforts to trim your budget? Your waistline? Your cholesterol count? If so, you may be getting more intimate with the aisle in the supermarket where one finds neatly stacked bags of beautifully colored dried beans and legumes.


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MEAT! Without the pollution, waste, & bio-risk

Posted by a 10:32 am on May 20, 2010

Nose-to-tail no-waste butcher needs a bit of help before June 14 to bring sustainable local meat to Somerville at affordable prices.


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Somerville Natives To Host Grand Opening May 8th

Posted by a 11:20 pm on May 5, 2010

Somerville, MA May 3rd 2010 – Somerville “mompreneur” Kerri Friedlander and husband Lucas today announced their intention to hold a Grand Opening sale at the Upland Road location of “TwinkleStar Boutique” in Porter Square on…


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Posted in All Ages, Announcements, Arts and Culture, Consumer Money Saving, Events, Porter Square, Press Release, Schools and Youth, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

YUM Restaurant Card Offers a Taste of Immigrant City

Posted by a 9:15 am on March 9, 2010

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Looking to spice up your winter, while saving money? The YUM Restaurant Card is your ticket!

This card is a wallet-sized miracle. It supports local businesses. It gets you a discount at thirteen immigrant-run Somerville restaurants. It’s only $12 online. And all the proceeds go to support The Welcome Project’s programs for Somerville’s immigrant families.…


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Weatherization barnraising

Posted by a 4:20 pm on January 21, 2010

Somerville Home Energy Efficiency Team (SHEET)

Invites you to roll up your sleeves and join a weatherization party

Sunday, January 31st — Noon-3:30pm

SHEET and Somerville Climate Action are taking action…


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Midnight Madness – it’s a Shopping Party!

Posted by a 10:09 pm on November 13, 2009

Davis Square retailers welcome all for special sales, snacks, drinks, and entertainment until the clock strikes midnight.


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Green Roofs Forum

Posted by a 11:21 am on

Please Join Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz, Somerville Climate Action and Transition Somerville for a Forum on Green Roofs: Installing green roofs in Somerville Wednesday, November 18, 2009 7:00pm to 9:00pm Visiting Nurses’ Association Community Room, 259 Lowell Street One hour presentation followed by one hour discussion


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Eating local in Somerville

Posted by a 3:47 pm on November 11, 2009

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A new documentary by Wendy Blom, SCAT Executive Director, looks at how Somerville residents take advantage…


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New documentary: “Eating Local in Somerville”

Posted by a 12:11 pm on October 26, 2009

There will be an open screening and discussion of the 45-minute documentary, “Eating Local in Somerville” on Tuesday, November 3 at 7:30pm in the studio of Somerville Community Access Television, 90 Union Square, Somerville…


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City Bike Auction

Posted by a 10:26 pm on October 22, 2009

The City of Somerville will be auctioning off over 300 bicycles on Saturday, November 14th from 11 to 3 p.m. at the Somerville High School Atrium located at 81 Highland Avenue in Somerville.  All those…


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Som. Green Homes Open House 10/3

Posted by a 9:00 am on September 30, 2009

Three Somerville Climate Action members are opening their homes to show what they have done to reduce their carbon footprint, create green jobs, make their homes more comfortable, and save money.


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U-Haul debuts a reuse center in Somerville

Posted by a 8:52 pm on September 25, 2009

Buy gently used household goods, furniture, sporting equipment, bikes, and clothing at 600 Mystic Valley Parkway.


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Somerville Public Library Book Sale

Posted by a 11:06 am on September 7, 2009

Friday, October 23

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Somerville Garden Club plant sale

Posted by a 10:37 pm on September 1, 2009

The Somerville Garden Club holds one of the best plant sales in the Boston area. Club members divide and donate time-tested favorites as well as plants they have just discovered.

When: September 19, 2009, 9 am – 1 pm

Where: Davis Square (at the intersection of College Ave. and Holland St.)


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Time Trade Circle – Orientation

Posted by a 9:13 am on June 30, 2009

Save Money! – Learn New Things! – Get Help Without Paying! – Meet New Friends!

Have you ever noticed that people are good at different things? The Time Trade Circle lets us share our own skills and get help from others who offer things we need. When you spend an hour helping another member, one hour credit is added to your account. …


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Are YOU Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

Posted by a 9:51 am on January 27, 2009

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can put up to $5,548 in your pocket this tax season! EITC is the federal and state income tax credit available to low and moderate-income working families and individuals. Don’t miss out! Last year, more than 50,000 eligible working families in Massachusetts failed to apply for EITC, leaving an estimated $75 million in unclaimed money in Washington, D.C. Couldn’t you use that money where you live?


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CAAS to Elect Board: Candidates Wanted

Posted by a 11:07 pm on April 22, 2008

Do you want to help set the direction for Somerville’s anti-poverty agency? The Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) is seeking candidates—and voters—for its Board elections, coming up the week of May 19th at two locations in Somerville.


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A Guide To Tax Breaks

Posted by a 10:30 pm on April 2, 2008

Many residents are eligible for a property tax break. Are you? Find out.…


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