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Somerville’s Snow Removal Nightmares

Posted by a 4:28 pm on February 14, 2015

Somerville, MA, Feb. 11 – With some 60 inches of snow clogging the city’s streets, sidewalks and parking lots, and piling up on roofs, City officials are worried. Worried about traffic, about parking, and about students’…


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12/4/13 Somerville Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting

Posted by a 8:57 pm on December 1, 2013

Hazard mitigation includes measures against flooding, hurricanes, and winter storms, as well as measures against chemical spills and biohazards. More…


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6/4/13, 6/5/13 Forums on Ethanol Trains through Cambridge and Somerville

Posted by a 7:41 pm on June 2, 2013

The Cambridge legislative delegation is holding two public forums about a plan proposed by Global Partners to transport ethanol through Cambridge, Somerville, and Chelsea using the existing rail system. The ethanol trains may be a mile long and contain up to a million gallons of hot-burning, hard-to-extinguish ethanol. Far better to transport it by barge from Albany NY. More…


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Free Movie: Mother Nature’s Child

Posted by a 1:24 pm on March 23, 2013

Somerville Climate Action, Rep. Denise Provost and The Growing Center present a free film:

MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD

Mother Nature’s Child explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and
development through the experience of…


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3/11/13 Ethanol Transport Draft Findings Public Informational Meeting

Posted by a 8:12 pm on March 3, 2013

Trains carrying large amounts of flammable alcohol would pass through Somerville, including Porter Square, Brickbottom, East Broadway, and Assembly Square. More…


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12/13/12 Somerville Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 8:24 pm on December 9, 2012

Agenda includes a presentation of the FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.


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