Posted by Somerville Neighborhood News a 12:20 pm on June 17, 2015
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Posted by Somerville Neighborhood News a 7:35 pm on June 2, 2015
Mar. 11, 2014 – The fate of the Union Square Post Office mural is unknown… will be become part of a privately owned building? How did the Somerville High School Quiz team do…
Posted by David Dahlbacka a 9:42 pm on April 20, 2014
Streetscape changes can help and hinder residents and business owners in the Davis Square area. Those concerned should attend, listen, and make their views known. More…
Posted by Somerville Neighborhood News 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.
Posted in Assembly Square, Ball Square, Beacon Street, College Avenue, Davis Square, East Somerville, Gilman Square, Inner Belt/Brickbottom, Investigative Reports, Lowell Street, Magoun Square, Media, Neighborhoods and Squares, Politics, Porter Square, Powderhouse Square, Teele Square, Ten Hills, Uncategorized, Union Square, Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 6, Ward 7, Wilson Square, Winter Hill | No Comments »
Posted by Somerville Neighborhood News 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…
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 »
Posted by Somerville Neighborhood News 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…
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 »
Posted by rschusky 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…
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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…
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 »
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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…
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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…
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 »
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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…
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by egilsdorf 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.…
Posted by MaryRegan 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.
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 »
Posted by marycurtin 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.
Posted by Greg Hill 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…
Posted by David Dahlbacka a 8:51 pm on November 18, 2012
Davis Square neighbors should make their views known on the Kenney Park renovations.
Posted by thedawid 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.…
Posted by Bob Filene a 10:35 pm on October 6, 2012
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…
Posted by Friends of the Community Path 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.
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 »
Posted by marycurtin 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:
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by David Dahlbacka a 4:52 pm on June 17, 2012
Public participation on city square improvements is essential to their success.
Posted by David Dahlbacka a 5:19 pm on June 3, 2012
Public notice includes a proposed demolition of 336 Summer St., currently designated as historically “significant”.
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by Alain Jehlen 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.
Posted by SomervilleHomelessCoalition 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. …
Posted by marycurtin 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.
Posted by Jeff 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.
Posted by markaf 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…
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by fpz95 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.…
Posted by Somerknot 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…
Posted by rschusky.livejournal.com/ a 1:17 pm on October 24, 2011
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by eila a 5:06 pm on
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!
Posted in Accessibility, Civil and Human Rights, Davis Square, Environment and Open Space, Pedestrians, Public Health & Safety, Seniors, Traffic & Parking, Transportation, Transportation Projects, Ward 6 | 2 Comments »
Posted by SomervilleHomelessCoalition 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…
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by SomervilleHomelessCoalition 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…
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by dtaylor 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…
Posted by SomervilleHomelessCoalition 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…
Posted by Anne 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…
Posted by rschusky.livejournal.com/ 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…
Posted by @BarryRafkind a 10:17 pm on May 6, 2011
Posted by DARBI Events 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)…
Posted by Post Somerville 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.
Posted by SomervilleHomelessCoalition a 11:14 pm on April 7, 2011
Support housing and community, and enjoy a lively event in Somerville Apr. 23rd.
Posted by David Dahlbacka a 9:52 pm on April 3, 2011
Agenda includes current GLX status, Community Path status, new consultant team, and station designs.
Posted by CWShareALaugh 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…
Posted by SomervilleHomelessCoalition 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.”…
Best Rate Insurance & Arbella Insurance Group Help Fund Somerville Homeless Coalition Through Arbella Insurance Matching Donation Program
Posted by SomervilleHomelessCoalition 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.…
Posted by Rand Wilson 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.…
Posted by DARBI Events 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!
Posted by DARBI Events 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…
Posted by DARBI Events 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…
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted in All Ages, Beat Reporter, City Finances, Davis Square, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Housing, Somerville By The Numbers, Special, Transportation, Ward 6 | No Comments »
Posted by eila 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?
Posted by Dennis Fischman 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.
Posted by Ron Newman a 8:36 am on October 26, 2010
Whether you are a business owner…
Posted by andrea 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.
Posted by SomervilleHomelessCoalition 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…
Posted by Rand Wilson 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…
Posted by SomervilleHomelessCoalition 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.…
HONK! Photo Exhibit opening this Saturday, Sept. 4th, in Davis Square — runs through September 30, 2010
Posted by marycurtin 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.
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by David Dahlbacka 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.
Posted by SueM55 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…
Posted in All Ages, Ball Square, Davis Square, Events, Magoun Square, Porter Square, Press Release, Teele Square, Transportation Projects, Union Square, Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 5, Ward 6, Ward 7 | 2 Comments »
Posted by @BarryRafkind 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.
Posted by rschusky.livejournal.com/ 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. …
Posted by intrepid 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…
Posted by David Dahlbacka a 6:00 pm on April 18, 2010
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…