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Somerville Neighborhood News

Posted by a 1:12 pm on February 11, 2014

Find out the latest news stories happening in Somerville. Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN) brings the stories to the community through this comprehensive 30-minute TV news show.

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Somerville Neighborhood News looks at real estate prices

Posted by a 2:07 pm on January 29, 2014

January 28, 2014 — How do “new kids” from foreign lands fare at Somerville High School? Davis Square business owners fear they’ll be priced out of town. Check out Somerville Neighborhood News #7 (Jan. 28…


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Posted in City Finances, Davis Square, Development and Zoning, Economy & Poverty, Housing, Immigration, Neighborhoods and Squares, Politics, Schools and Youth, Seniors, Uncategorized, Ward 5 | No Comments »

Tufts University’s Tax Exemption, Silver Medal for Bikeability, High Schooler Gets ESPN’s Attention

Posted by a 1:24 pm on November 27, 2013

Somerville Neighborhood News – Nov. 26 episode now posted

Wonder how much Tufts would owe the City of Somerville if it had to pay real estate taxes? Curious…


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Posted in Beat Reporter, Bicycles, City Finances, Davis Square, Economy & Poverty, Historical, Investigative Reports, Media, Powderhouse Square, Transportation Projects, Tufts, Uncategorized, Union Square, Video | No Comments »

Nourish Your Well Being

Posted by a 2:51 pm on October 27, 2013

Amethyst Center is again hosting a fundraiser for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Saturday November 2, 10:00-5:00. “Nourish Your Well Being” will offer short treatments from its practitioners in exchange for a suggested $15 donation. This…


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10/26/13 MVTF 2013 Annual Meeting Announcement

Posted by a 10:08 pm on September 29, 2013

Assembly Square is transforming. The new Baxter State Park along the Mystic between Route 38 and Draw 7 Park has opened. The Orange Line T-Stop is framed in, and Federal Realty and Avalon Bay have walls up on mixed-use developments on the river side of the site. More…


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Posted in All Ages, Assembly Square, Beat Reporter, Comprehensive Plan, Davis Square, Development and Zoning, East Somerville, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Mystic River, Red Line, Transportation, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

Stop Unsafe Bicycling, Walking, and Driving

Posted by a 4:04 pm on September 22, 2013

I will donate $100.00 to a charity of Alan Moore’s choice if a two-day bicycle traffic study by an objective third party finds that at all locations studied, fewer than half of bicyclists engaged in any of the unsafe behaviors described in paragraph 2.


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Posted in Accessibility, Beat Reporter, Bicycles, Davis Square, Pedestrians, Porter Square, Powderhouse Square, Public Health & Safety, Seniors, Traffic & Parking, Union Square | 4 Comments »

9/9/13, 9/10/13, 9/11/13 Somerville by Design: Davis Square Design Charrette

Posted by a 7:40 pm on September 8, 2013

The Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development is sponsoring a two-day intensive design charrette on the future of Davis Square. Participating in this design charrette is a way to influence how Davis Square develops and changes over the coming years. More…


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7/25/13 Boston Region MPO Meetings

Posted by a 9:40 pm on July 21, 2013

The Boston MPO is holding back-to-back meetings on the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and on Long Range-Transportation Plan (LRTP) Amendments. The UPWP and the LRTP cover all transportation funding opportunities in Massachusetts, short-term and long-term. If a project does not appear in the MPO transportation documents, it will not happen. More…


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Posted in All Ages, Assembly Square, Beat Reporter, College Avenue, Davis Square, Development and Zoning, Events, Gilman Square, Green Line, Lowell Street, Orange Line, Porter Square, Red Line, Transportation, Transportation Projects, Union Square | No Comments »

7/17/13, 7/30/13 Somerville by Design: Davis Square

Posted by a 9:17 pm on July 14, 2013

The Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development is holding two Visioning sessions on the future of East Somerville. More sessions will be held in September and October. Visioning sessions are an important means for Davis Square residents and other stakeholders to participate in the planning process. Come and make your views known. More…


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5/21/13 Somerville by Design – Davis Square

Posted by a 9:51 pm on May 19, 2013

Somerville prepared the Davis Square Action plan 30 years ago when the T came in to Davis Square. The results need to be updated.


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3/6: Bad Attitude and Bluegrass @ Rosebud

Posted by a 10:45 pm on March 4, 2013

This is not your grandmother’s literary event.

On Wednesday March 6, from 6 to 8pm, nonfiction writers Ethan Gilsdorf and Steve Macone and poets Janet Wondra and Ava Leavell Haymon perform their work and deliver a heathy dose of “bad attitude” — from the playful, irreverent, and transgressive to just plain bad-tempered work.…


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Mark Niedergang’s Campaign Kickoff on March 3

Posted by a 4:33 pm on February 22, 2013

The Committee to Elect Mark Niedergang invites you to enjoy delicious free food from Redbones, Taco Loco, and Gauchão , fun entertainment, good company, and provocative discussion at a party and fundraiser to kick off Mark’s campaign for Ward 5 Alderman. Alex the Jester will entertain. State Representative Carl Sciortino (Somerville/Medford) will speak.


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Posted in Announcements, Ball Square, Davis Square, Development and Zoning, Education, Environment and Open Space, Events, Government Reform, Housing, Lowell Street, Magoun Square, Politics, Porter Square, Schools and Youth, Ward 5 | No Comments »

1/31 : “Raising The Nave Porch Roof!” music fundraiser — PA’s Lounge

Posted by a 9:45 pm on January 17, 2013

The “Raising The Nave Porch Roof” fundraiser is being presented by several local area PorchFest bands (www.somervilleartscouncil.org/porchfest) who are fans of the Nave Gallery and thrilled about the opening of the Gallery’s new Nave Gallery Annex, a non-profit community space located right next door to Redbones at 53 Chester St. in Davis Sq.


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City Hall Drops the Ball–Yet Again!

Posted by a 8:02 pm on December 5, 2012

No, there hasn’t been a premature dropping of a local New Years Eve time-ball–City Hall has dropped the ball on long-promised bike enforcement and a companion public safety campaign—yet again…


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Posted in Bicycles, Davis Square, Neighborhoods and Squares, Pedestrians, Public Health & Safety, Seniors, Union Square | No Comments »

11/19/12 Kenney Park Renovation Community Meeting

Posted by a 8:51 pm on November 18, 2012

Davis Square neighbors should make their views known on the Kenney Park renovations.


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Pizza + Bowling Benefit Night @ Flatbread! (TUE 11/20)

Posted by a 8:41 pm on November 7, 2012

Please join theMOVE (GetOutMA.org) out on Tuesday 11/20 for an incredible night of ridiculously-delicious (and locally/responsibly-sourced) pizza and candlepin bowling.…


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Magic For Smart People – Bob The Magic Guy

Posted by a 10:35 pm on October 6, 2012

Hello All,

Just wanted to let you know I will be doing two shows, Magic For Smart People, at the Somerville Theater in Davis Square on Saturday October 20 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM…


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WALKING/BIKING TOUR OF THE PROPOSED COMMUNITY PATH EXTENSION

Posted by a 6:37 pm on October 5, 2012

Tour Date: Saturday, 10/20 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm.

Rain Date: Sunday  10/21, same time.

Tour info and weather-related updates:

http://www.facebook.com/events/536681823014262/

 

Meet at

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Posted in Ages 18+, All Ages, Bicycles, Davis Square, East Somerville, Environment and Open Space, Events, Gilman Square, Green Line, MBTA, Neighborhoods and Squares, Pedestrians, Trains, Transportation, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

HONK! Festival 2012: with 34 activist street bands — Oct. 4-8

Posted by a 7:15 pm on September 30, 2012

7th Annual HONK! Festival 2012 www.HonkFest.org … events based in and near Davis Square, Somerville and Harvard Square, Cambridge. This year featuring the following bands:


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9/24/12 Davis Square Streetscape Improvements Meeting

Posted by a 3:57 pm on September 16, 2012

This is the fifth in a series of meetings on proposed changes to Davis Square. Participation is important for a satisfactory outcome.


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6/21, 6/26, 7/17, 8/7/12 Davis Square Streetscape Improvements Public Meetings

Posted by a 4:52 pm on June 17, 2012

Public participation on city square improvements is essential to their success.


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Posted in All Ages, Beat Reporter, Buses, Davis Square, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Red Line, Traffic & Parking | No Comments »

6/19/12 Somerville Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Posted by a 5:19 pm on June 3, 2012

Public notice includes a proposed demolition of 336 Summer St., currently designated as historically “significant”.


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5/29/12 Ward 6 Resistat Meeting

Posted by a 12:49 pm on May 28, 2012

Ward 6. which includes Davis Square and part of Porter Square, may be affected by the proposed zoning change for Elm Street and Somerville Avenue.


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Posted in All Ages, Ball Square, Beat Reporter, Davis Square, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Housing, Porter Square, Red Line, Traffic & Parking, Ward 6 | No Comments »

Beat Report: 1/19/12 Finance Committee Meeting of the Whole

Posted by a 11:39 am on January 21, 2012

Mayor Curtatone announced memo of agreement with Firefighters Local 76 deferring retroactive payments to next fiscal year. This agreement means no layoffs this fiscal year (including closing West Branch Library). Asked for executive session to discuss next steps, and continuing negotiations with fire alarm operators.


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Posted in Beat Reporter, City Finances, Davis Square, Ward 6, Workers' Rights | 2 Comments »

Meeting TONIGHT about mayor’s plan to close Davis Square library

Posted by a 11:30 am on January 18, 2012

Somerville Voices was asked to post this notice about a library meeting from the Davis Square LiveJournal: http://davis-square.livejournal.com/2824126.html.

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Recession Sessions Benefit Concert to Give Voice to Economic Hardship

Posted by a 2:50 pm on January 11, 2012

Join The Bull and Bear, a “financial folk” band for a night of relevant and original music played live from the band’s most-recent album, Recession Sessions. The record highlights the major events of the current global financial crisis. …


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Rob Rudin’s Half-Jewish, with Naftule’s Dream, at Johnny D’s — January 24

Posted by a 4:22 pm on January 8, 2012

Rob Rudin’s Half-Jewish, double bill with Naftule’s Dream. Tuesday, January 24, 8:00 pm. $10 cash at door. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville. For information call (617) 776-2004 or log onto www.johnnyds.com.


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The Longest Night Service

Posted by a 2:03 pm on December 20, 2011

We’ll gather on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, for a spiritual-but-not-necessarily-religious event to acknowledge the shadow side of the season.


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Chandler Travis’ Christmas Cavalcade December 15th at Johnny D’s

Posted by a 10:11 pm on December 6, 2011

Hope you will all join us for a great evening of music featuring Liv Taylor, Jennifer Kimball, the Upper Crust, The Darlings, the Chandler Travis Philharmonic and many more great musicians. All proceeds benefit the…


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12/7/11 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing

Posted by a 6:43 pm on December 4, 2011

Agenda includes 343-351 Summer St., a controversial development that includes residential and a replacement for the existing VFW club.


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11/22/11 Design Review Committee Meeting

Posted by a 4:14 pm on November 20, 2011

Agenda includes 343-351 Summer St., a mixed-use building including a new VFW hall near Davis Square.


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Holiday in the Ville’

Posted by a 7:44 pm on November 6, 2011

Do you like music? Dancing? and free Concerts? Well! On Saturday November 26, 2011, come on down to Davis Square for the benefit concert fundraiser to support the Somerville Music Department.…


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Bicycle Public Safety Campaign Wimps Out

Posted by a 10:04 pm on October 26, 2011

On Thursday, 6 pm, November 3rd, at the VNA, 259 Lowell St., the Board of Aldermen’s Public Safety Committee will discuss the Administration’s disinclination to implement a promised Bicycle Safety Campaign for the city’s cyclists…


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Posted in Ball Square, Bicycles, Davis Square, East Somerville, Magoun Square, Pedestrians, Public Health & Safety, Seniors, Teele Square, Union Square | 1 Comment »

Nourish Your Well Being

Posted by a 1:17 pm on October 24, 2011

Amethyst Center is again hosting a fundraiser for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Saturday November 5, 1:00-5:00. “Nourish Your Well Being” will offer short…


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10/19/11 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Posted by a 5:29 pm on October 16, 2011

Agenda includes 343-351 Summer St. for a special permit to develop a new two to three story mixed-use building consisting of a VFW hall and 31 residential units.


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Great job, Joe!

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At Chester and Elm Streets in Davis Square, the brick curb cuts have been replaced with concrete, compliant ones. People using wheelchairs and other rolling mobility devices at this location can now rock and roll to the beat of the Ville, knowing that they don’t have to “pull the hill” at either end of the crosswalk. Keep up the good work, Mayor Joe!


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3rd Annual Tina DeLellis Luncheon to Honor Past and Present Community Service

Posted by a 9:07 am on October 13, 2011

The Somerville Homeless Coalition is hosting the 3rd Annual Tina DeLellis Luncheon on October 21st , from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at The Highland Kitchen in Somerville. The luncheon is held in memory of…


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10/5/11 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Posted by a 1:49 pm on October 1, 2011

Agenda includes 343-351 Summer St. developing a new two to three story mixed-use building consisting of a VFW hall and 31 residential units.


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Swing into Action for the 9th Annual Somerville Homeless Coalition Golf Tournament

Posted by a 3:08 pm on August 16, 2011

Somerville, Mass. (August 16, 2011) – Get those golf clubs out of the closet and join the Somerville Homeless Coalition for their 9th Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by The Queally Waxman Group…


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8/17/11 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Posted by a 2:15 pm on August 7, 2011

The agenda includes a continuance of the review of 343 – 351 Summer St. (site of the existing George Dilboy VFW Post #529) to August 24.


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8/3/11 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Posted by a 8:51 pm on July 24, 2011

The agenda includes 343 – 351 Summer St. (site of the existing George Dilboy VFW Post #529) to build a new two to three story mixed-use building consisting of a VFW hall and 31 residential units with parking lot.


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Ward 6 Community Meeting/ResiStat Mon. June 27

Posted by a 10:58 am on June 22, 2011

Greetings all. Just a reminder about next week’s community meeting: On Monday, June 27, 6:30-8 p.m., please join Mayor Curtatone, Alderman Gewirtz, at-large aldermen, City officials…


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Johnny D’s/Loose Change Band End Homelessness Bash, June 29th!

Posted by a 3:05 pm on June 21, 2011

Somerville residents interested in a night of social action and rock and roll are invited to come out Wed., June 29th, for a mid-week benefit titled “Johnny D’s End Homelessness Bash”. The benefit will be…


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A2Empowerment benefit featuring The Mood Swings

Posted by a 10:25 pm on May 24, 2011

A2Empowerment will hold a phenomenally fun benefit event featuring Boston’s fantastic, one-and-only all-women swing orchestra, The Mood Swings.  Join us June 18th, 2011 at the George Dilboy VFW Post in Davis Square, Somerville, from 7-11…


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Nourish Your Well Being

Posted by a 7:46 pm on May 9, 2011

Join us for a day of well being: have some refreshments, meet the members of Amethyst Center, and get to know what we do. For a donation to the Somerville Homeless Coalition, experience what our…


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Tom Bok and the Summer Street Showdown on Greater Somerville

Posted by a 10:17 pm on May 6, 2011


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4/20 DARBI’s April Business Networking Lunch

Posted by a 10:09 pm on April 13, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, noon-1:30pm. Come join other Davis-area business people for our monthly networking lunch at Johnny D’s. An opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and build community. $10 for members; $12 for non-members (CASH ONLY)…


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The Battle for Summer Street

Posted by a 11:05 am on April 12, 2011

A pair of developers with a history of unfulfilled promises, bankruptcy and faulty construction have found a willing partner in the City of Somerville, which will soon enter the final phase of ushering their most embattled plans into reality.

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“Under the Roof” Benefit To Honor Tufts President, Help Somerville Homeless

Posted by a 11:14 pm on April 7, 2011

Support housing and community, and enjoy a lively event in Somerville Apr. 23rd.


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4/5/11 Somerville Green Line Extension Advisory Committee

Posted by a 9:52 pm on April 3, 2011

Agenda includes current GLX status, Community Path status, new consultant team, and station designs.


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Huge Comedy Event at the Somerville Theatre

Posted by a 7:37 pm on March 20, 2011

American Comedy Award winner, Wendy Liebman, will be performing at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square (55 Davis Square. Somerville, MA 02144) on April 21st.

Wendy is a nationally famed comedian, who has been…


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Posted in All Ages, Announcements, Arts and Culture, Civil and Human Rights, Davis Square, Events, Media, Press Release, Special, Teens | 1 Comment »

“An Evening of Music” Concert to Benefit Somerville Homeless Coalition

Posted by a 9:45 pm on March 8, 2011

Calling all music lovers! Four Boston area musicians will be hosting a benefit concert for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, aptly-titled “An Evening of Music, Bach & Bolling.”…


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Best Rate Insurance & Arbella Insurance Group Help Fund Somerville Homeless Coalition Through Arbella Insurance Matching Donation Program

Posted by a 10:42 am on February 16, 2011

SOMERVILLE – 02/15/2011 — Best Rate Insurance today announced that it has donated $500 to the Somerville Homeless Coalition. As part of the Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation’s “Let’s Drive Out Hunger” program, Arbella matched the donation two-to-one, resulting in a total contribution of $1,500 to the Somerville Homeless Coalition.…


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Rite Aid: “You’re Breaking Our Hearts!”

Posted by a 10:36 am on

A half dozen community supporters greeted shoppers at Rite Aid’s Davis Sq. store in Somerville on Valentine’s Day to focus public attention on the company’s culture of corporate greed and its assault employees’ health care benefits and job rights.…


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DARBI January Cocktail Hour at Diva Lounge

Posted by a 9:44 pm on January 20, 2011

The ball has dropped, 2011 is upon us, and we’ve shoveled more snow than most Alaskans will all year. We here at DARBI feel your back pain and have the perfect fix for those winter blahs: January Cocktail Hour!


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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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MIDNIGHT MADNESS in Davis Square!

Posted by a 4:35 pm on November 30, 2010

This Thursday, December 2nd, come to Davis Square and experience Midnight Madness! This event is put on by DARBI (Davis Area Resident/Business Initiative) every year to help support local retailers.

Special shopping hours are…


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11/15/10 Ward 6 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 4:49 pm on November 14, 2010

This meeting gives citizens a chance to provide feedback to the City on how things are going in their neighborhoods.


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Disenfranchised in Somerville … Again.

Posted by a 2:51 pm on November 3, 2010

Somerville’s disability culture should also be celebrated as part of our rich multicultural diversity. But as we see, even voting is still not routinely made accessible and integrated for voters with physical disAbilities. How can we reverse Segregation in Somerville?


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Pizza Against Poverty: Benefit Night for CAAS at Flatbread 11/16

Posted by a 4:28 pm on November 1, 2010

Flatbread Restaurant holds a benefit for the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) Tuesday evening, November 16. Eat at the restaurant (45 Day Street in Davis Square) any time from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Flatbread will donate a portion of the cost of dinner to CAAS, Somerville’s anti-poverty agency.


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Mix and Mingle with DARBI at Foundry on Elm

Posted by a 8:36 am on October 26, 2010

Davis Area Resident/Business Initiative (DARBI) will kick off its monthly cocktail hour this Thursday, October 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Foundry on Elm, 255 Elm Street.

Whether you are a business owner…


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Tell The Stories of Somerville

Posted by a 9:00 pm on October 24, 2010

Somerville residents: Bring a 5 minute story and get in free! Johnny D’s Story Slam 10/26 7:30 pm.


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2nd Annual Tina DeLellis Luncheon to Honor Past and Present Community Service

Posted by a 5:14 pm on October 13, 2010

The Somerville Homeless Coalition is hosting the 2nd Annual Tina DeLellis Luncheon on October 29 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at The Highland Kitchen. The luncheon is held in memory of Tina DeLellis…


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Honk! festival 2010

Posted by a 12:03 am on October 12, 2010

Here is a link to my pictures from the 5th annual Honk! festival.  Many of the pictures show members of the Red Bandana Brigade marching in the Honk! parade from Davis Sq. to Harvard Sq…


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Somerville Homeless Coalition Gets 15th Annual 5K Road Race Up and Running

Posted by a 10:57 pm on September 27, 2010

Lace up those sneakers and get ready to run. The Somerville Homeless Coalition is holding their 15th Annual 5K Road Race October 2nd, starting in Davis Square.…


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HONK! Photo Exhibit opening this Saturday, Sept. 4th, in Davis Square — runs through September 30, 2010

Posted by a 6:19 pm on September 1, 2010

HONK! FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT featuring work by Greg Cook, Tiffany Knight, Mark Dannenhauer, Jesse Edsell-Vetter, Benjamin Greenberg, Chris Yeager & Akos Szilvasi. Exhibit runs through September 30th with an opening on Saturday, September 4th, 6-8 pm,
in Davis Square, Somerville.


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7/6/10 Somerville Historic Preservation Commission Public Hearing – Beat Report

Posted by a 10:09 pm on July 11, 2010

At issue was consolidating an undesignated historic property at 221 Morrison Avenue (near Davis Square) with two previously designated properties on Morrison (222 and 197) to form the Morrison Avenue Historic District. The two owners of 221 Morrison Ave. were present to testify in favor. Passed after discussion. Question addressed of why designate single buildings? Answer: easier to execute than a whole street.


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7/6/10 Somerville Historic Preservation Commission Public Hearing

Posted by a 6:37 pm on July 4, 2010

This meeting is important because historic districts on the one hand preserve historic properties for later generations, and on the other hand can prove expensive and inconvenient for property owners in the district.


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Davis Square Visioning Meeting

Posted by a 5:59 pm on May 31, 2010

This meeting is important because it provides an early opportunity to influence future plans for Davis Square.


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32 Restaurants Confirmed for Taste of Somerville on June 8

Posted by a 4:35 pm on May 25, 2010

Taste of Somerville Works to Go Green on June 8

With 400+ diners and 32 restaurants expected, more help needed with conservation and recycling.

Somerville, MA – May 24, 2010 – Door2Door…


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Powder House School 2nd neighborhood meeting

Posted by a 11:29 pm on May 11, 2010

Join your neighbors to learn how the City is moving forward with its plans for the disposition of the Powder House Community School property. Discuss how we can keep our concerns about the reuse of this property at the forefront of the decision making process.


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Posted in Announcements, Davis Square, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Neighborhoods and Squares, Schools and Youth, Teele Square, Ward 7 | 16 Comments »

Nourish Your Well Being

Posted by a 8:50 pm on May 2, 2010

Amethyst Center is again hosting a fundraiser for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Saturday May 8, 1:00-5:00. “Nourish Your Well Being” will offer short treatments from its practitioners in exchange for a suggested $10 donation. …


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How Many City Departments Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb, or Coffee and Accountability

Posted by a 8:15 pm on April 22, 2010

Before the emergence of Coffee Parties, we saw, locally, the advent of Somervillevoices.org, a courageous and worthy experiment in a 21st Century democratic, community- controlled public media forum, and of the much heralded, government- built Resistat program…


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Davis Square Visioning Meeting

Posted by a 6:00 pm on April 18, 2010

Davis Square Visioning Meeting

Wed. Apr. 28 6:30 PM

Tufts Administration Building (TAB)
167 Holland St.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Alderman Gewirtz…


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