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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 »

Innovation Schools

Posted by a 10:26 am on January 22, 2012

The School Committee voted to explore introducing Innovation Schools in Somerville. To learn more, we invited two experts who have direct experience with Innovation Schools.


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Posted in Announcements, Education, Events, Schools and Youth, Ward 7 | 1 Comment »

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 »

11/23/11 – 12/30/11 Comment Period for Mystic Valley Parkway Green Line Extension Visioning Report

Posted by a 10:23 pm on December 4, 2011

Continuing the Green Line Extension to Mystic Valley Parkway will complete the integration of West Somerville and Medford into the Green Line.


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Posted in All Ages, Beat Reporter, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Green Line, Ward 7 | 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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Somerville Journal Endorses Neither Candidate in Ward 7

Posted by a 6:34 pm on

Yesterday, the Somerville Journal announced (see quote below) it would not endorse in the race for Ward 7 Alderman.…


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Posted in Announcements, Politics, Ward 7 | 8 Comments »

Ward 7 ResiStat Community Meeting

Posted by a 1:11 pm on October 19, 2011

Tuesday October 25, 6:30 pm to 8 pm

West Somerville Neighborhood School, [cafeteria] 177 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA

Mayor Curtatone, Alderman Trane and the ResiStat program invite you to…


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Posted in All Ages, Announcements, Neighborhoods and Squares, Politics, Teele Square, Ward 7 | 1 Comment »

Ward 7 Alderman Trane’s 1st General Election Mailing

Posted by a 9:54 pm on September 24, 2011

Hypocrisy. Negativity. Obsolescence.


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Somerville Ward 7 Alderman Prelim. Election Discussion

Posted by a 2:53 pm on August 25, 2011

This SCATV program, hosted by “Greater Somerville” producer, Joe Lynch, is an opportunity for Somerville residents of Ward 7 to get to know the positions of Joan Whitney Puglia, the only candidate who participated of the three who were invited. Asking…


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Dilboy Tot Lot IS Deplorable. Thank You, Ward 7 Candidate Puglia!

Posted by a 1:10 pm on August 24, 2011

Ward 7 Alderperson Candidate Joan Whitney Puglia is proving to have a keen awareness of conditions around town.  Her mention of Dilboy Field‘s tot lot and baseball field has the Community Access Project members…


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Posted in Accessibility, Civil and Human Rights, Environment and Open Space, Housing, Pedestrians, Politics, Public Health & Safety, Schools and Youth, Seniors, Sports, Ward 7 | No Comments »

The Shameful Truth About the Ward 7 PDS Endorsement

Posted by a 11:48 pm on August 16, 2011

On Tues, Aug 9th, the Progressive Democrats of Somerville held a meeting at which they cast endorsement votes in the upcoming municipal races. Challenger Katjana Ballantyne received the group’s endorsement in the Ward 7 race. However, given what happened, that endorsement might be more of a liability for her ……


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Posted in Politics, Ward 7 | 30 Comments »

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 »

Joan Whitney Puglia announces candidacy for Ward Seven Alderman

Posted by a 11:02 pm on April 25, 2011

Saying “we need an alderman who represents us at least as effectively as the parking control officers ticket us,” Joan Whitney Puglia announced her candidacy for Ward Seven Alderman.

Joan Whitney Puglia, Candidate for Ward 7 Alderman

Joan Whitney Puglia


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Posted in Politics, Press Release, Ward 7 | 10 Comments »

Towing Company Profiting from Public Land Use?

Posted by a 6:19 pm on January 21, 2011

Happy snow emergency! Do you know where your towing dollars go?


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Posted in 311 Requests, Beat Reporter, Consumer Money Saving, Environment and Open Space, Government Reform, Investigative Reports, Politics, Teele Square, Traffic & Parking, Ward 7 | 40 Comments »

OCPF cracks down on Ward 7 Ald. Trane for delinquent campaign finance report

Posted by a 9:38 pm on January 13, 2011

As part of Tom Nash’s investigation into the campaign finance reports of Somerville’s mayor and Aldermen, he has discovered that the state’s Office of Campaign and Political Finance referred Ward 7 Ald. Bob Trane to the Attorney General for failing to file a year-end 2009 report.…


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Ward 7 ResiStat Meeting w/ film Somerville: on the Right Track

Posted by a 4:53 pm on November 25, 2010

Where: West Somerville Neighborhood School, 177 Powderhouse Boulevard


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Where is the North Street Playground?

Posted by a 2:31 pm on November 9, 2010

Last night, I was the only member of the public to attend a City planning meeting for the renovation of the North Street Playground.


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Posted in Beat Reporter, Civic Action, Environment and Open Space, Schools and Youth, Teele Square, Ward 7 | 7 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 »

North Street Playground Community Meeting Ward 7

Posted by a 9:45 pm on November 1, 2010

A City of Somerville Public Announcement:

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 7 Alderman Robert Trane invited all interested community members to a community meeting to discuss renovation plans for the North…


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Posted in Announcements, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Ward 7 | No Comments »

PHCS Neighbors Meeting this Monday, 9/20

Posted by a 7:54 am on September 19, 2010

As the City continues to move ahead with the focus group meetings, our community meetings are vital to ensure that our neighborhood works together so that the site of the Powderhouse Community School is reused in a way that is most beneficial to our neighborhood AND to our city.


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How Mayor Joe Curtatone Contravenes the Spirit of the Law

Posted by a 1:07 pm on September 12, 2010

In these final crazy hazy days of summer 2010, Mayor Joseph Curtatone has succeeded in sneaking a detour around a new State rule. Here’s why that matters to Human Rights advocates..


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Posted in Accessibility, Civil and Human Rights, Politics, Public Health & Safety, Ward 7 | 12 Comments »

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 »

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 »

Powder House Community School Focus Group

Posted by a 3:23 pm on April 27, 2010

PARTICIPATE IN POWDER HOUSE COMMUNITY SCHOOL REUSE FOCUS GROUP: The City of Somerville is seeking community volunteers to participate in a Powder House/Teele Square Focus Group. The Group will be led by City staff to…


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Posted in Announcements, Development and Zoning, Schools and Youth, Teele Square, Ward 7 | No Comments »