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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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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 »

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 »

11/15/12 Ward 6 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 6:38 pm on November 11, 2012

Agenda likely includes discussing the Community Preservation Act, the coming Green Line Extension, the Davis Square Visioning process, and the Porter Square Visioning process.


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Posted in All Ages, Beat Reporter, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Historical, Housing, Neighborhoods and Squares, Public Health & Safety, Red Line, Special, Traffic & Parking, Transportation, Ward 6 | No Comments »

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 »

3/7/12 T-Stop Design Workshop – Gilman Square & Lowell Street Stations

Posted by a 8:16 pm on March 5, 2012

Public participation in designing neighborhood T-stops is essential to their success. Come and make your views known.


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Posted in Ages 18+, Beat Reporter, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Ward 6 | 2 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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Posted in Announcements, Arts and Culture, Davis Square, Ward 6, Ward 7 | 1 Comment »

11/30/11 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Posted by a 7:57 pm on November 27, 2011

Agenda includes 485 Mystic Valley Pkwy, a project converting the exising Mystic Water Works into 25 affordable units of housing and replacing an existing office building with 35 affordable units.


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ResiStat Community Meetings for Wards 3 and 6 coming up

Posted by a 8:27 am on November 8, 2011

Reminder: The beginning of next week community leaders will get together with you in Wards 3 and 6

  • Meet with Mayor Curtatone, Alderman, City officials, aldermen-at-large and police
  • Share your concerns and ideas
  • Stay for a Meet & Greet with light refreshments

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Posted in Announcements, Government Reform, Politics, Ward 3, Ward 6 | 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 »

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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Posted in All Ages, Beat Reporter, Davis Square, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Red Line, Special, Ward 6 | No Comments »

Great job, Joe!

Posted by 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!


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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 »

9/14/11 Porter Square Visioning – Community Meeting

Posted by a 8:55 pm on September 5, 2011

At this meeting, the city will present a proposed rezoning map depicting zoning changes that will allow for mixed-use development in the key gateways of the Porter and Wilson Square areas.


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Posted in All Ages, Beat Reporter, Buses, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, MBTA, Porter Square, Trains, Transportation, Ward 6 | No Comments »

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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Posted in Announcements, Ball Square, City Finances, Davis Square, Events, Politics, Ward 6 | No Comments »

Ward 6 ResiStat Community Meeting Date Change

Posted by a 1:11 pm on May 18, 2011

Please note that the Ward 6 ResiStat Community Meeting has been rescheduled. Originally planned for Tuesday, May 24, the meeting will now be held Monday, June 27, 6:30-8 p.m. at Ciampa Manor, 27 College Ave., Davis…


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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 »

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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Posted in Davis Square, Development and Zoning, Public Records / FOIA Requests, Ward 6 | No Comments »

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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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 »

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 »

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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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 »

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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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 »

6/14/10 Ward 6 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 9:44 pm on May 23, 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, Crime, Development and Zoning, Events, Housing, Neighborhoods and Squares, Somerville By The Numbers, Transportation, Ward 6 | No Comments »