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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 Public Library’s StoryCorps Kickoff Weekend

Posted by a 8:50 am on February 3, 2014

Share your story at the Somerville Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue (near City Hall) during the weekend of February 8 – 9, 2014- and be recorded by #StoryCorps!


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Posted in All Ages, Announcements, Arts and Culture, Events, Neighborhoods and Squares, Press Release, Teens, Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 6, Ward 7 | No Comments »

4/27/13 Mayor’s Spring Clean Up

Posted by a 9:02 pm on April 21, 2013

Community cleanups provide the opportunity to help your community and meet other citizens over breakfast and barbeque. More…


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Posted in Beat Reporter, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 6, Ward 7 | No Comments »

Fall Resistat Community Meetings

Posted by a 6:59 pm on November 6, 2011

These meetings are an important way to make your needs known to Somerville government. Show up and make your voice heard.


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Posted in All Ages, Beat Reporter, City Finances, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Historical, Housing, Neighborhoods and Squares, Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 6 | No Comments »

Young Democrats of MA Endorse Ballantyne, Barber for Alderman

Posted by a 10:40 pm on November 4, 2011

The Young Democrats of Massachusetts (YDM) and Greater Boston Young Democrats (GBYD) have endorsed Katjana Ballantyne and Christine Barber in their races for Somerville Alderman seats.


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Posted in Announcements, Politics, Press Release, Ward 4, Ward 7 | No Comments »

5/18 Christine Barber Campaign Kick-Off Celebration

Posted by a 9:26 pm on May 10, 2011

Barber will discuss her campaign to bring the community together and advocate for the residents of Somerville.


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Spring ResiStat Meetings Start Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.

Posted by a 10:42 am on May 3, 2011

Neighborhood Meetings in Each of the City’s Seven Wards Start May 9

Meet with the Mayor, your ward and at-large aldermen, City officials, Somerville Police representatives, and your neighbors to get updates on City and Ward news and discuss the issues important to you. Each meeting will include a presentation as well as an open Q&A from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. where you can bring up your concerns and ideas. A Meet & Greet with light refreshments from 7:30 to 8 p.m. will follow and conversations can continue there. All locations are wheelchair accessible.…


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Posted in Announcements, Civic Action, Events, Neighborhoods and Squares, Politics, Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 6, Ward 7 | No Comments »

Christine Barber Announces Candidacy for Ward 4 Alderman

Posted by a 10:28 pm on March 8, 2011

The following is a campaign press release sent to SV by Christine. In January, she attended an EmergeMA event meant “to boost the number of women holding elected office in Massachusetts”. Current Ward 4 Alderman Walter Pero will not be seeking re-election , so Christine will be challenging former mayoral candidate Tony Lafuente for the seat.…


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1/26/11 Design Public Hearing on Broadway Streetscape Project

Posted by a 3:08 pm on January 24, 2011

MA DOT holding a Public hearing on Broadway Streetscape improvement Project on January 26, 2011 at the Cross Street Senior Center, 7 pm. Public Comments are also accepted via mail.


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Posted in All Ages, Announcements, Beat Reporter, Bicycles, Events, MBTA, Neighborhoods and Squares, Pedestrians, Press Release, Public Health & Safety, Special, Traffic & Parking, Transportation, Transportation Projects, Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4 | 3 Comments »

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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Posted in Accessibility, Civil and Human Rights, Davis Square, Pedestrians, Seniors, Teele Square, Uncategorized, Ward 1, Ward 4, Ward 6, Ward 7 | 40 Comments »

8/24/10 Planning Board Meeting — Beat Report (Part 2: 299 Broadway)

Posted by a 8:32 pm on August 28, 2010

(Part 2) Public hearing on Ocean State Job Lot at 299 Broadway. Four in favor, twelve against. One report of possible grocery store. Written testimony accepted until noon Friday, August 27. Discussion to resume Thursday, Sept. 2, at 6 PM.


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8/24/10 Planning Board Meeting — Beat Report (Part 1: One Benton Road)

Posted by a 12:18 am on August 27, 2010

(Part 1) The Planning Board voted 5-0 to DENY the special permit to subdivide One Benton Road to add a second condo development for the reason that no conditions could assuage the issues of public safety, devaluation of neighbors’ property, previous character of the site, and scale. [COMMENT: The city evidently expects litigation as a result of this decision.]


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8/17/10 Ocean State Job Lot Introductory Meeting II — Beat Report

Posted by a 12:47 pm on August 23, 2010

Second community meeting. Mixed response from neighborhood. Some felt something was better than nothing, others thought we should stick to the new zoning plan. Key point: minimum 10 year lease, could be as long as 25 years. City expects change in neighborhood in 10 years, after Green Line comes in.


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Posted in Beat Reporter, Development and Zoning, Economy & Poverty, Neighborhoods and Squares, Somerville By The Numbers, Transportation, Ward 4 | 1 Comment »

8/24/10 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 2:48 pm on August 7, 2010

This is a rescheduled meeting of the Somerville Planning Board. The original meeting was scheduled 8/19. This meeting deals with ongoing and sometimes controversial Somerville developments: One Benton Road and Ocean State Job Lots at 299 Broadway.


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8/17/10 Ocean State Job Lot Introductory Meeting II

Posted by a 2:36 pm on

This meeting was called by Ocean State Job Lot to reintroduce themselves as a potential tenant at 299 Broadway, the former Star Market site. The previous meeting did not elicit public support. This meeting is worth attending because this use is inconsistent with the new Winter Hill zoning, could tie up the site for a long time, and could affect local property values.


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Posted in All Ages, Beat Reporter, Development and Zoning, Economy & Poverty, Events, Neighborhoods and Squares, Somerville By The Numbers, Transportation, Ward 4 | 5 Comments »

2010-2011 Somerville Youth Hockey Registration – July 26, 28, & 29th

Posted by a 11:51 pm on July 17, 2010

Welcome to the 2010-2011 SYHA Season. We are very excited about the upcoming season and look forward to the opening of our new rink. Somerville Youth Hockey is always looking for more players.…


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City Spring Clean Up and SomerGreen Festival

Posted by a 8:11 pm on June 13, 2010

This event is important because it will improve our city and ourselves.


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Posted in All Ages, Events, Neighborhoods and Squares, Special, Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 6, Ward 7 | No Comments »

Wards 3, 4, and 5 ResiStat Meetings

Posted by a 5:50 pm on May 18, 2010

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


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Posted in All Ages, City Finances, Development and Zoning, Events, Green Line, Somerville By The Numbers, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5 | No Comments »