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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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1/14/13 Public Hearing on Solid Waste and Asbestos Abatement Procedures

Posted by a 8:19 pm on January 1, 2013

Many Somerville houses still have asbestos insulation and cladding. Inhaled asbestos can cause cancer. Streamlining procedures will make removing it less expensive.


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1/3/13 Board of Assessors Meeting

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Agenda includes reviewing and signing the FY 2013 tax abatements and exemptions.


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Information request to Somerville Housing Authority

Posted by a 8:35 pm on December 10, 2012

The Community Access Project has submitted a public information request to the Somerville Housing Authority (SHA) to gain Access For All to its 2012 Annual Plan (which is currently online in inaccessible format); and, to gain a listing of the SHA program’s accessible project-based voucher sites and units.


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12/13/12 Somerville Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 8:24 pm on December 9, 2012

Agenda includes a presentation of the FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.


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12/4/12 Somerville Housing Authority Meeting

Posted by a 5:48 pm on December 2, 2012

Agenda gives no specific issues, but includes resident concerns, major projects, and finance.


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11/27/12 Somerville Conservation Commission Hearing

Posted by a 6:49 pm on November 25, 2012

Agenda includes a public hearing on an amendment to the Order of Conditions for the stormwater connections of block 2A of Assembly Row and a Notice of Intent for interim parking lots at blocks 5 and 6 of Assembly Row.


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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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10/29/12 Sustainable Streets: New York City’s New Public Space Vision

Posted by a 1:49 pm on October 28, 2012

Andy Wiley-Schwartz will join Visiting Scholar Aaron Naparstek to discuss a groundbreaking approach to urban planning and design that has led to the construction of more than 50 new plazas and 21 acres of new public space in New York.


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The Ghosts of Somerville: Up Close and Intimate

Posted by a 4:28 pm on October 3, 2012

This ghostly gathering treats visitors to a guided tour of the grave sites open during the Somerstreets/MonsterMash Festival. Ghosts engage in conversation about their lives in centuries past. Learn Somerville history from those who lived…


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Milk Row Cemetery Open with Costumed Guides

Posted by a 4:16 pm on

Go beyond the cemetery gates and explore the grounds established in 1804. Learn about the residents & their history through knowledgeable volunteers in period clothing. 400 Somerville Ave., next to Market Basket.

This venue…


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9/20/12 Somerville Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 5:40 pm on September 16, 2012

Agenda will likely include parking lots in Assembly Square in addition to routine cases.


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Meet Me at the Mystic

Posted by a 8:46 pm on August 28, 2012

Paddling, Art and Music!

Join your friends and neighbors in an early morning cheer to the river and watershed – a resource that has brought so much enjoyment to our community.  Meet us…


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How did SOS determine principal arguments for each of the three MA Ballot Initiatives FY12?

Posted by a 5:00 pm on August 14, 2012

Prior to and on statewide Elections Day, the MA Secretary of State’s Office publishes arguments for and against every ballot measure that is placed before the voters of the Commonwealth.  In 2012, Massachusetts voters will…


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ADA 22nd Anniversary- Presidential Proclamation July 26, 2012

Posted by a 3:06 pm on July 26, 2012

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
July 26, 2012

Presidential Proclamation — Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2012

ANNIVERSARY OF…


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8/2/12 Somerville Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 4:50 pm on July 15, 2012

Agenda includes changes to the Assembly Row Special Permits requesting more parking spaces for blocks 4, 5, 6.


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6/14/12 Affordable Housing Trust Fund Meeting

Posted by a 3:37 pm on June 10, 2012

Agenda not available. The Trust manages payments made in lieu of affordable housing units required by the Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance, along with revenues from loans made by the Trust.


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6/13/12 Somerville Housing Authority Meeting

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The agenda includes resident concerns and reports of the executive director and committees.


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5/27 Memorial Day Parade

Posted by a 11:16 pm on May 19, 2012

Join the Historic Somerville contingent! For more information contact admin@historicsomerville.org

Rain or shine…


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5/17/12 Somerville Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 7:29 pm on May 13, 2012

Public notice includes an ordinance amending the Somerville zoning code to encourage urban agriculture.


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FREE Bed Bug Summit

Posted by a 2:24 pm on May 4, 2012

PRESENTED BY THE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF SOMERVILLE (CAAS), WITH SUPPORT FROM THE CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE

Come learn about the growing bed bug issues in and around Somerville, and what we


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5/15/12 Reclaiming neighborhoods: Better living with less traffic

Posted by a 9:26 pm on April 29, 2012

Turning McGrath Highway back into a boulevard would relink parts of Somerville that have long been severed.


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5/9/12 HUD One Year Action Plan Public Hearing (2 of 2)

Posted by a 9:23 pm on

The HUD block grants are a very important source of funding for affordable housing in Somerville.


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5/3/12 Boston MPO Meeting

Posted by a 9:18 pm on

Agenda includes expansion of South Station (may replace the Grand Union project), and changes to the Draft Long Range Plan (currently still includes the Rt. 16 Green Line stop).


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4/9/12 Somerville Housing and Community Development Committee Meeting

Posted by a 10:20 pm on April 8, 2012

Agenda includes Magoun Square, Union Square, and the Somerville Comprehensive Plan.


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4/9: HRC Agenda, 6:30pm @ TAB

Posted by a 10:07 pm on April 6, 2012

The monthly public meeting of the Human Rights Commission will be at 6:30pm on 4/9 at SCALE
in the TAB at 167 Holland Street (2nd floor, top of stair, straight ahead, small conference room). This is an accessible location.

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Celebrate Holy Week at Christ Episcopal Church

Posted by a 3:36 pm on April 4, 2012

Celebrate Easter Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church, Somerville! Christ Church welcomes and nurtures every individual who comes through its doors, and has recently affirmed this long-held commitment by registering as a “Believe Out Loud” parish…


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4/4/12 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Posted by a 5:43 pm on April 1, 2012

Agenda includes five antenna proposals: 844 McGrath Hwy., 331-333 Broadway, 49 Davis Sq., 15 Weston Ave., 114 Highland Ave.


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3/21/12 Somerville BOA Land Use Committee Meeting

Posted by a 2:27 pm on March 11, 2012

Agenda includes a change to the definition of pervious area that could bar completely paving new construction. (Note: Rescheduled from 3/13/12.)


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2/29/12 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Posted by a 12:55 pm on February 26, 2012

Agenda includes routine variances, such as 143-145 Cedar St. (10 unit residential), 11-15 Holland St. (fast-food restaurant), 39-43 Elmwood (3 buildings, 9 unit residential).


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2/28/12 Conservation Commission Meeting

Posted by a 12:51 pm on

Agenda includes Assembly Square Order of Conditions (OOC) for changes to Block 3 and to Shore Drive in Ten Hills.


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2/23/12 Design Review Committee Meeting

Posted by a 7:18 pm on February 20, 2012

Agenda not available (2/20/12). The Design Review Committee provides design criteria, guidance and recommendations to permit applicants. Its mandate is to maintain and enhance the natural, aesthetic, and cultural heritage of the City and to preserve the value of land and buildings.


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2/16/12 Somerville Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 5:16 pm on February 13, 2012

Agenda includes a hearing for a small R & D use (230 Somerville Ave).


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2/15/12 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Posted by a 5:13 pm on

Agenda includes routine variances and, in executive session, a discussion of current litigation regarding 369-371 Beacon St.


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State of the Union Watch Party on Tuesday Night, at Precinct, in Union Square

Posted by a 11:42 am on January 22, 2012

Cambridge-Somerville for Change, in conjunction with the Obama campaign, is holding a State of the Union Watch Party at Precinct in Union Square next Tuesday night.
We’re encouraging Democrats, progressives, and Independents

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Current MaxPac Covenant Request via MuckRock.com

Posted by a 2:51 pm on January 14, 2012

A MuckRock.com public information request for a complete and current copy of the amended MaxPac covenant between Developers and City of Somerville is submitted, effective January 17, 2012.


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1/12/12 Somerville Design Review Committee Meeting

Posted by a 9:18 pm on January 8, 2012

Agenda not available (1/1/12). The Design Review Committee provides design criteria, guidance and recommendations to permit applicants. Its mandate is to maintain and enhance the natural, aesthetic, and cultural heritage of the City and to preserve the value of land and buildings.


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

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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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12/15/11 Somerville Planning Board and Land Use Committee Joint Hearing

Posted by a 9:47 pm on December 11, 2011

Agenda includes zoning changes to set minimum pervious area requirements and to modify zoning maps for Somerville Ave. from WIlson Square to Porter Square, White St., and Elm St.


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12/14/11 MWRA Board of Directors Meeting

Posted by a 9:42 pm on

Agenda includes contract awards and (in executive session) watershed land acquisition approval and ratification of collective bargaining agreements with Steelworkers and Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists.


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12/8/11 Somerville Design Review Committee Meeting

Posted by a 6:45 pm on December 4, 2011

This is the regular meeting of the Somerville Design Review Committee. Agenda not available (12/4/11).


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12/7/11 Green Line Extension Design Working Group

Posted by a 6:41 pm on

Interactive Somerville is running a design competition for the area around the proposed Gilman Square station.


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12/7/11 Mystic River Watershed Steering Committee Meeting

Posted by a 6:40 pm on

This is the regular meeting of the Mystic River Watershed Steering Committee. This committee, sponsored by the Federal EPA, works to improve water quality and environmental conditions in the Mystic River watershed. Agenda not available (12/4/11).


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12/1/11 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 10:54 pm on November 29, 2011

Agenda contains 379 Somerville Ave., signage for a by-right restaurant.


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11/2/11 MBTA Community Meeting

Posted by a 10:31 pm on October 31, 2011

This meeting is called by the MBTA to discuss temporary changes in Red Line Service due to construction from Harvard to Alewife Station. The Red Line is a crucial connection between West Somerville and the rest of Boston. If you need it, find out what’s going on.


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FOI Request: Somerville’s Inclusionary Housing Units, 1991- present

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

October, 2011:  The Somerville Community Corporation is organizing strategy sessions to get more affordable housing in Somerville by “strengthening our city’s inclusionary zoning ordinance.”

The Community Access Project has placed a FOI request to the…


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10/27/11 Design Review Committee Meeting

Posted by a 7:55 pm on October 23, 2011

This is the regular meeting of the Somerville Design Review Committee. Agenda not posted (10/23/11).


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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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10/18/11 Charlestown Neighborhood Council Meeting

Posted by a 8:32 pm on October 9, 2011

The Surface Option presented accommodates traffic from the redevelopment of Assembly Square in Somerville (IKEA). We should support it.


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10/11/11 Key Bus Route Improvement Program: Bus Route 77

Posted by a 8:27 pm on

Route 77 connects Porter Square, which adjoins Cambridge, with Harvard, Central, and Kendall Squares, along with Boston and Arlington. If you live near Porter Square, this can affect you directly.


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Magic For Smart People – Bob The Magic Guy

Posted by a 10:22 pm on September 18, 2011

Magic For Smart People 
 
Somerville Theater, Davis Square
Saturday Sept 24

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9/22/11 Design Review Committee Meeting

Posted by a 6:54 pm on

Agenda likely includes Assembly Square mixed use buildings on Block 3, including a cinema. These proposals help fulfill the financial conditions needed for the success of the Assembly Square DIF and iCubed programs.


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9/18/11 Walking Tour of Union Square

Posted by a 5:44 pm on September 11, 2011

Free walking tour highlighting American Tube Works complex, workers’ housing in Duck Village, and brick row houses along Summer Street with refreshments served at India Palace.


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9/15/11 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 9:01 pm on September 5, 2011

The agenda should include removing a loading area from the Block 10 restaurant at 133 Middlesex Avenue in Assembly Square.


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9/15/11 Walking Routes to the Mystic River

Posted by a 8:57 pm on

MAPC is working with neighboring communities to create a network of safe walking routes to connect neighborhoods with the lower Mystic River, Chelsea Creek, Mill Creek, and the Malden River. You can help.


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9/6/11 and 9/7/11 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings

Posted by a 11:02 pm on August 29, 2011

The agenda includes upgrades to a building on 70 Inner Belt Road.


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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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6/22/11 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Posted by a 2:05 pm on June 12, 2011

Among other business, the agenda includes converting an auto parts warehouse business to personal trainer and artist studios.


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Somerville Voices open meeting Sunday, 5/29

Posted by a 10:01 pm on May 26, 2011

Somerville Voices will hold an open meeting this Sunday, May 29, 6 to 8 pm at the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell Street. Come with your ideas for making our blog better…


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5/24/11 Porter Square Visioning Community Meeting

Posted by a 4:20 pm on May 22, 2011

Potential zoning changes include architectural design, height, uses, setbacks, dimensional configuration, and parking for each of the key gateways: Wilson Square, Somerville Avenue, White Street, Elm Street, and Mossland Street, as well as the MBTA Air Rights.


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FOIA Request- ADA ramps constructed in 2009

Posted by a 2:55 pm on May 17, 2011

A FOIA request was placed via Muckrock on April 7, 2011 for all documents related to new construction of 12 ADA ramps at 4 municipal locations.

On May 16, 2011, the City of…


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5/9/11 – 6/9/11 Ch. 91 Tideways Comment Period on Assembly Square Orange Line T-Stop (Ref: #W11-3326)

Posted by a 12:55 pm on May 15, 2011

This is one of the final hurdles for the long-awaited Orange Line T-Stop at Assembly Square. Please support this development. A T-Stop at Assembly Square will unlock the potential of the site and make possible what Somerville has wanted for more than a decade.


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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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5/19/11 Somerville Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 7:42 pm on May 8, 2011

The agenda includes expanding an existing restaurant use on Washington Street.


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5/18/11 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Posted by a 7:40 pm on

The agenda includes adding a structure above the hockey rink at Conway Park on Somerville Avenue.


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5/12/11 Green Line Extension “Meet and Greet” Session

Posted by a 7:34 pm on

MassDOT and the MBTA are hosting a session to introduce the members of the new Green Line Extension project team. This session will be an opportunity to share with them your ideas, questions, and aspirations for the project.


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5/9/11 – 6/9/11 Ch. 91 Tideways Comment Period on Wellington Bridge (Rt. 28) Boardwalk (Ref: #W11-3316)

Posted by a 7:31 pm on

This is one of the final hurdles for the boardwalk under the Wellington Bridge where Rt. 28 passes over the Mystic River at Assembly Square. Please support this development. Lack of a safe, convenient path under Rt. 28 has severed 10 Hills from Assembly Square for a long time.


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String Spring Fling

Posted by a 10:29 pm on May 7, 2011

At Somerville High School (81 Highland Avenue), String Spring Fling – an annual concert featuring most students learning violin and other stringed instruments in the Somerville Public Schools…


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“Bringing Children and Stories Together” workshop

Posted by a 10:29 pm on

“Bringing Children and Stories Together” a workshop to help parents of young children learn strategies for sharing stories with their children to nurture creativity and other important developmental skills. This will take place at the…


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“Bullying: A Community Training”

Posted by a 10:28 pm on

“Bullying: A Community Training” – featuring opportunities for families to ask questions about the bullying law and the District’s bullying plan will take place at the Argenziano School (290 Washington Street)…


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Somerville High School Scholarship Night

Posted by a 10:27 pm on

Somerville High School Scholarship Night where scholarships are awarded to students in the Class of 2011 are announced and celebrated. Come join us in congratulating everyone!…


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Somerville Homeless Coalition Annual Meeting

Posted by a 9:54 pm on

The Somerville Homeless Coalition will hold their annual meeting Thursday, May 12th, at 6:30 pm at its offices in the basement of One Davis Square. This is an open meeting and all are welcome. The…


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5/5/11 Somerville Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 3:37 pm on May 1, 2011

The agenda includes developments on Somerville Avenue and an update on the Comprehensive Plan.


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4/25/11 A Better City Presents: Fixing Transit Finance

Posted by a 4:11 pm on April 17, 2011

This is a presentation and panel discussion on how to finance public transportation in Massachusetts. Paying for public transportation has proved a critical problem in the current economic and political environment.


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4/28 DARBI’s April Cocktail Hour at Flatbread

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

Thursday, April 28, 5:30-7:30pm. Please join us for some pizza and mingling at our next (monthly) DARBI cocktail hour. April’s location is Flatbread Pizza (45 Day St.).

Also, if you have any suggestions on…


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Share-a-Laugh Comedy Benefit with Wendy Liebman & Friends

Posted by a 6:08 pm on

Community Works invites you to our 4th annual benefit

Share a Laugh with comedienne Wendy Liebman & Friends!

at the Somerville Theater in Davis Square, Thursday, April 21 at 8pm.

Support…


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4/7/11 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 10:19 pm on April 5, 2011

This meeting includes, among other business, a zoning amendment to change the definition of “pervious area” and update minimum pervious area requirements (comment period closed).


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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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4/4/11 Conservation Commission Meeting on MBTA Assembly Square

Posted by a 9:50 pm on

This is a public meeting of the Somerville Conservation Commission to review and accept the MBTA Assembly Square Station Order of Conditions.


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(calendar item) An Event of A Cappella Music to Benefit RESPOND

Posted by a 1:18 pm on April 1, 2011

Saturday April 2, 2011 @ Congregation B’nai Brith of Somerville

201 Central Street

Performances by local groups Shir Appeal and Honorable Menschen


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Screening of The Economics of Happiness

Posted by a 7:46 pm on March 20, 2011

FILM SCREENING

Somerville Climate Action & Representative Denise Provost Film Series present

The Economics of Happiness
followed by a discussion with Julie Matthaei, Economics Professor at Wellesley College

Monday March 28th, 6:30…


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Forum on the State Clean Energy and Climate Plan-March 29th

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We are all aware that climate change is here, it is dangerous to our communities, and we must do what we can to reverse and

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Meet the authors of “Citizen Somerville”

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You’re invited to the Central Library (79 Highland Avenue) on Satuday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. to meet Bobby Martini and Elayne Keratsis, authors of Citizen Somerville: Growing Up with the Winter Hill


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Huge Comedy Event at the Somerville Theatre

Posted by a 7:37 pm on

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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3/23/11 Planning Board Meeting

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Includes a public hearing on changes to the definition of “pervious area” in the zoning and to require a minimum pervious area in certain districts.


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3/14 Somerville Human Rights Commission monthly meeting

Posted by a 12:00 am on March 14, 2011

Link to meeting announcement http://www.somervillema.gov/calendar/eventdtl.cfm?id=8180


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SHS ePortfolio Project Final Presentations and Pizza Party Monday 7 March

Posted by a 10:23 pm on March 7, 2011

All are welcome to attend the Somerville High School ePortfolio Project Final Presentations and Pizza Party on Monday 7 March from 5-7pm at the Somerville High School Library. Come see the accomplishments of our youth…


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Support Boys & Girls Club at Flatbread @ Sacco’s Bowl Haven

Posted by a 11:28 pm on February 28, 2011

Flatbread @ Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Somerville’s Davis Square is sponsoring a charity event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester . Flatbread will donate $3.50 for every large and $1.75 for every small…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 5:56 pm on February 22, 2011

Come with your ideas about our community blog! Sunday, Feb. 27, 6 to 8 pm, Visiting Nurses assisted living community, 259 Lowell Street…


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5/10/11 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

Posted by a 3:49 pm on February 13, 2011

At this meeting the group will continue to build maps showing future development districts in Somerville.


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4/12/11 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

Posted by a 3:46 pm on

At this meeting the group will continue to build maps showing future development districts in Somerville.


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3/16/11 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

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At this meeting the group will continue to build maps showing future development districts in Somerville.


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“The history of Somerville, 2010-2100″ at the library!

Posted by a 8:33 pm on February 8, 2011

“History of Somerville, 2010-2100″ book reading and talk at the library on February 23.


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 9:29 am on February 3, 2011

Come bring your ideas for our community blog!

Sunday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 8 pm at the Visiting Nurses assisted living community, 259 Lowell Street…


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2/3/11 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 5:14 pm on January 30, 2011

Cases include a special permit for Medium Retail and Service uses at 130 Broadway.


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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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1/31/11 Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

Posted by a 3:13 pm on January 23, 2011

At this meeting STEP is likely to discuss the current status of the Green Line Extension, the Community Path, and the Assembly Square Orange Line T-Stop.


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 9:49 pm on January 20, 2011

Come share your ideas for our community blog. We’ll meet this Sunday, Jan. 23, 6 to 8 pm at the Visiting Nurses assisted living community, 259 Lowell Street…


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Brown School Coffee/Open House

Posted by a 9:50 pm on January 18, 2011

The Benjamin Brown School, 201 Willow Ave, invites interested parents and guardians of preschoolers and school-age children to its Open House this week,Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. In addition, prospective families are…


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1/20/11 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 9:17 pm on January 16, 2011

This meeting will discuss a five-story residential building at 378-390 Somerville Avenue, among other business.


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Playgroup Facilitators’ Training

Posted by a 8:54 pm on January 11, 2011

Somerville Family & Community Connections

Location: Argenziano School

For more information please visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/families or call 617-625-6600 extention 6966…


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Behavior Management Training

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Presented by RCS Behavioral Educational Consulting, Special Education SPED PAC

Register by 1/27/11

Location: Kennedy School

For more information please visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/families or call 617-625-6600 extention 6966…


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Bullying: What a Parent Needs to Know

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Presented by Margie Daniels, Director, Middlesex Partnerships for Youth

Location: Somerville High School Auditorium

For more information please visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/families or call 617-625-6600 extention 6966…


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Making Peace with Autism

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Presented by Susan Senator, author of The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide, Special Education SPED PAC.

Register by 2/21/11

Location: Kennedy School

For more information please visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/families or call 617-625-6600 extention 6966…


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Choosing an Early Education Program for Your Child

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Presented by Honey Schnapp and Nomi Davidson, from Somerville Family & Community connections.

March 14, 6:30 to 8 pm. Register by 3/9/11

Location: Argenziano School

For more information please visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/families or…


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The Effect of Toys and Media on Young Children

Posted by a 8:35 pm on

Presented by Honey Schnapp from Somerville Family Community Connections.

Register by 3/21/11

Location: Argenziano School

For more information please visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/families or call 617-625-6600 extention 6966…


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1/10/11 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

Posted by a 5:06 pm on January 9, 2011

At this meeting, the committee will work toward a consensus on the Goals and Actions and begin work on land use mapping.


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1/10/11 Somerville Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change Meeting

Posted by a 5:00 pm on

Every development in Somerville should contribute to meeting our environmental goals. Assembly Square should not be exempted.


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 11:34 am on January 6, 2011

Come share your ideas for improving our blog in 2011!

Sunday, January 9, 6 to 8 at the Visiting Nurses assisted living community, 259 Lowell Street…


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Somerville’s 235th Flag Raising, Jan 1st

Posted by a 10:57 pm on December 22, 2010


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12/16/10 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 5:26 pm on December 12, 2010

Cases include revision to a special permit for 199 residential units at 56-61 Clyde Street and review of six ZBA cases.


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2011 Saturday Afternoon Family Films at the Library

Posted by a 1:05 am on December 10, 2010

As promised, here’s the lineup of family films that we’ll be showing at the Central Library one Saturday afternoon per month at 2:00 p.m.

January 15th:
Muppets from Space

February 12th:


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Somerville Community Chorus concert at Clarendon Hill Presbyterian

Posted by a 9:40 am on December 9, 2010

[Posted for Paul Bockelman] Local celebrity Tom Champion, known as “the Voice of Somerville,” will make a special guest appearance Saturday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. when the Somerville Community Chorus closes its 25th anniversary…


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The Illuminations *Bicycle* Tour – Saturday 12/18

Posted by a 3:45 pm on December 8, 2010

Please join the Somerville Bicycle Committee on Saturday evening, Dec 18, to celebrate the coming of winter and year round cycling. We will enjoy a casual bike tour to see some of the city’s…


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Meeting of the Friends of the Community Path: Thurs, 12/9, 7pm

Posted by a 10:01 am on December 6, 2010

We will be prioritizing our action list this meeting. We are looking for new members to help us with our mission of extending the Community Path (along part of the future Green Line route) to the Charles River.
Meeting is at the VNA, 259 Lowell Street.


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 3:51 pm on December 3, 2010

Come share ideas for improving our community blog!

Sunday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Visiting Nurses assisted living community, 259 Lowell Street…


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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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11/22/10 Gilman Green Line Station Planning Walkaround

Posted by a 11:08 pm on November 20, 2010

The public is invited to make suggestions about pedestrian, bicycle, and bus access to the station, as well as safety lighting, station design, comfort, signs and area maps.


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12/17 Centro Presente’s Annual Holiday Fiesta!!

Posted by a 11:45 am on November 19, 2010

Location:
Somerville City Club

20 Inner Belt Road

Somerville, MA 02143

See map: Google Maps

Centro Presente


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 12:40 am on

Come share your ideas for making our blog better!

Sunday, Nov. 21, 6 to 8 pm at the Visiting Nurses Assisted Living community, 259 Lowell St…


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11/22/10 Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

Posted by a 3:56 pm on November 16, 2010

The current issues are the status of the Green Line Extension and Community Path, extending the Green Line to Route 16, and funding the Assembly Square Orange Line T-Stop.


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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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Public Information request re: West Library Accessibility Study

Posted by a 6:01 pm on November 10, 2010

On October 5th, I submitted the following request to the Director of Somerville Historic Commission:

October 5, 2010

To: Brandon Wilson, Executive Director, Somerville Historic Preservation


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11/9/10 Teleconference on Standards for Public Meeting Notices and Agendas

Posted by a 4:17 pm on November 7, 2010

Public meeting notices and the open meeting law are fundamental to transparency and public participation in government.


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SCAP Presents Survey Results

Posted by a 9:31 pm on November 6, 2010

Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) will be hosting a Presentation of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results. It will be held Wednesday November 10th, 2010 from 6PM – 8PM. The Presentation will be held in…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 9:19 pm on November 3, 2010

Come share your ideas for improving our blog!

Sunday, Nov. 7, 6 to 8 at the Visiting Nurses assisted living community small dining room…


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12/8/10 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

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At this meeting, the group will review the draft Comprehensive Plan. Somerville’s citywide development for the next twenty years will be shaped by the comprehensive plan. This is a public meeting; any citizen is entitled to observe.


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Union Square Walking Tour

Posted by a 9:22 pm on November 2, 2010

Come find out what makes Union Square so eclectic and appealing! Delve into the history of Somerville’s oldest and largest commercial district to understand the ingredients for its economic rebirth. Architectural historian Ed Gordon, known…


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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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Ward 1 ResiStat Meeting at Capuano Center

Posted by a 4:11 pm on October 28, 2010

Join Alderman Roche and the Mayor.

We plan to screen an exciting new documentary, produced locally, called “Somerville: on the Right Track.” This film features archival footage of Somerville from the 1960s, and never-before-seen…


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Sustainablility Fair at SHS

Posted by a 2:00 pm on October 24, 2010

Community Energy Fair to Showcase City of Somerville’s New Sustainability Program
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 28, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Somerville High School, between City Hall and the school library
The City of Somerville will launch its…


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Somerville Public Library Book Sale

Posted by a 5:33 am on October 22, 2010

Friends of the Somerville Public Library huge annual book sale.  Not to be missed.

Central Library, 79 Highland Ave.

Friday is members only…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 8:01 pm on October 21, 2010

Come bring your ideas for improving our blog!

Sunday, Oct. 24, 6 to 8 pm at the Visiting Nurses assisted living community, 259 Lowell St…


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Learn More About Grades 7-12 in Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 10:41 pm on October 20, 2010

Preparing our children for college and more!

Please join School Committee members Christine Rafal

and Adam Sweeting along with Mr. DeFalco and the Healey

staff/students and Mr. Ciccariello (SHS headmaster) and the…


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Public Information Request: Municipal Master Facilities Plan

Posted by a 2:27 am on

Submitted a Public Information request regarding the City’s Municipal Needs Analysis and the Municipal Master facilities Plan again this month (This is the 3rd request since August, 2009.).  Per M. Tintocalis, Principal Planner, Economic Development…


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NAVE GALLERY 3RD ANNUAL WRAP AROUND

Posted by a 8:11 pm on October 19, 2010

A Sale of Affordable Handmade Woolen Goods to Benefit the Somerville
Homeless Coalition
As we all face another cold and wet winter, help keep others warm. Wrap your
arms around your community!

*November 12-14…


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Milk Row Cemetary Ghostly Open House

Posted by a 7:34 pm on

Welcome to the Milk Row Cemetery!
Warm cider, donuts,homemade goodies will be offered
for sale, and entry to the Cemetery will be by donation, to help support
its continuing restoration and enhancements.
Come visit the…


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11/8/10 Green Line Design Working Group Meeting

Posted by a 12:52 pm on October 17, 2010

This is the November meeting of the Green Line Extension design working group.

The Design Working Group is a key means for addressing neighborhood concerns relating to the Green Line stops in Somerville and Medford.


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10/25/10 Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

Posted by a 12:50 pm on

This is STEP’s regular monthly meeting. At this meeting STEP is likely to discuss:

* Current status of the Green Line Extension
* Current efforts to extend the Green Line to Route 16
* Current status of funding for the Assembly Square Orange Line T-Stop


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10/21/10 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 12:40 pm on

According to the paper agenda, this meeting will be devoted to Zoning Board of Appeals matters. The Self-Storage change of use ordinance, along with others, will be dealt with at the November 4 public hearing.


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 12:16 pm on October 7, 2010

Come share your ideas for improving our community blog. Sunday, Oct. 10, 6 to 8, at the Visiting Nurses assisted living community at 259 Lowell Street…


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ICE/Secure Communities Program Information Session

Posted by a 3:36 pm on October 4, 2010

Location:
Centro Presente

17 Inner Belt Road

Somerville, MA 02143


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WEATHER ADVISORY: Highlander Athletic schedule postponements

Posted by a 12:59 pm on October 1, 2010

Weather Advisory

Due to the projected weather forecast the following changes have occurred in the Highlander Athletic schedule on Friday, 10/1:…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 11:34 am on September 23, 2010

Got an idea that would make Somerville Voices better? Come to our open meeting on Sunday, Sept. 26, 6 to 8 pm, at the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St…


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Fluff Festival in Union Square

Posted by a 8:42 pm on September 21, 2010

It’s a Marshmallow world in Union Square! Archibald Query invented Fluff right here in 1917 so every year we host a madcap festival. Join us Saturday, September 25 from 3 pm to 7 pm on…


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Eat at Flatbread/Support SFN

Posted by a 4:40 pm on September 13, 2010

The Somerville Family Network (SFN), a project of the newly-consolidated
Somerville Family and Community Connections, provides free programs such as
the New Moms’ Group, Playgroups (in English, Spanish and Portuguese),
Family Education and Community Events…


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Garden Club Plant Sale

Posted by a 9:43 pm on September 11, 2010

The Somerville Garden Club Perennial and House Plant sale will be held Saturday, September 18, in Davis Square. An array of perennials, trees, shrubs, and houseplants are available, and knowledgeable Garden Club members can answer…


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7-12 Grade “Broadway Somerville” sign-up

Posted by a 7:26 pm on

A free after school musical theatre group directed by Somerville Youth Arts Coordinator, Jimmy Del Ponte


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 10:59 pm on September 8, 2010

Got an idea that would make Somerville Voices better? Come to our open meeting on Sunday, Sept. 12, 6 to 8 pm, at the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St…


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Campout at Lincoln Park

Posted by a 10:14 pm on August 5, 2010

The first annual Great Somerville Campout is fast approaching! Please
spread the word…

Weather permitting, the Campout will be held from 4:00 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 7th until Sunday, Aug. 8th. Join us by the…


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Opening Reception for “little critters” at Nave Gallery

Posted by a 2:20 pm on August 4, 2010

“little critters”
A group show of pet inspired art

The Nave Gallery
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Blvd
Somerville, MA 02144
www.navegallery.org

EXHIBIT DATES
August 6-29, 2010
Opening Reception Friday August 6…


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National Night Out-Foss Park

Posted by a 12:31 pm on August 3, 2010

For the seventh consecutive year, Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) will partner with the City of Somerville and the Somerville Police Department to host the local celebration of the National Night Out Against Crime and…


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Project STAR-SOS…Save Our Songs!

Posted by a 6:51 pm on July 24, 2010

Project STAR , Summer Theatre Arts Recreation, sponsored by the mayors’s office,the recreation Commission and the communications department presents Project STAR. A 6 week music and theater camp for kids ages 11 to 18. Last…


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Moroccan Rap Music at SCAT

Posted by a 4:50 pm on

This Tuesday evening, SCAT will be hosting what is likely the first Moroccan
Rap Music event ever to occur in our
beautiful little town of Somerville!
Did you even know there was such a thing…


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Incredible Edible Garden Club Tour

Posted by a 8:51 am on July 20, 2010

The ”Incredible Edible Gardens of Somerville” is the theme of this year’s Somerville Garden Club tour. The self-guided event celebrates the old and new “urban farms” of Somerville.

Tickets


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Somerstreets + FossFest

Posted by a 9:26 pm on July 13, 2010

* Somerstreets will be combined with FossFest on Sunday, JULY 25th, 12:00-4:00 p.m. Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone invites all community members to join the City of Somerville


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Debate Over Choices for the Healey

Posted by a 5:51 pm on July 8, 2010

Here are the complete texts of selected posts to the Somerville-4-Schools email list about the merging on the Choice and Neighborhood programs at the Healey School. These posts are excerpted in a comment on “6/21/10…


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Artbeat, Davis Square

Posted by a 10:35 pm on July 7, 2010

Huge arts festival in Davis Square, Somerville.  This year’s theme is water.  See schedule here:

http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/programs/artbeat/2010/schedule.html


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Artbeat-Seven Hills Park

Posted by a 10:30 pm on

Huge arts festival in Davis Square, Somerville.  This year’s theme is water.  See schedule here:

http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/programs/artbeat/2010/schedule.html


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Lincoln Park Teddy Bear Picnic/Parade

Posted by a 5:59 pm on

You are all welcome to join neighbors and friends at Lincoln Park for a `BBQ’ Teddy Bear Picnic and Parade on Thursday, July 8.

5:30-6:30pm Picnic and Parade Registration
6:30pm Parade
7:00 Sunsetters Performance…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 5:32 pm on June 25, 2010

Come share your ideas for the blog. We’re meeting Sunday, 6 to 8, at the Somerville Visiting Nurses assisted living building, 259 Lowell Street…


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Rally to support custodians and municipal employees

Posted by a 10:23 pm on June 20, 2010

Jackie Lawrence of the Somerville Teachers Association extends an invitation to rally to support our fellow Somerville employees whose jobs are in peril.

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Support our Good, Hardworking People

Despite the…


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FREE Screening of A Sea Change: Imagine a World Without Fish

Posted by a 10:28 pm on June 15, 2010

· Screening of A Sea Change: Imagine a World Without Fish, Sat. 6/26 7 – 9 pm at First Church Somerville, 89 College Avenue.   This newly released film is about ocean acidification, climate change, and…


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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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Somerville Youth Soccer Fall 2010 Soccer Tryouts! Sunday June 13th @ Argenziano Field

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SOMERVILLE YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE

TRAVEL TEAM REGISTRATION INFORMATION – FALL 2010

FIELD EVALUATIONS – SUNDAY JUNE 13

All players who attend evaluations will be placed on a team.


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Public Meeting on the Green Line Extension Final Environmental Impact Report

Posted by a 10:38 pm on June 12, 2010

From www.Mass.gov/GreenLineExtension :
A public meeting on the FEIR will be held on Wednesday, June 30th at 6PM at the Somerville High School Auditorium.  The FEIR will be available on June 16 on the…


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Garden Club talk on Asian Longhorned Beetle

Posted by a 10:33 pm on June 8, 2010

Watch out for the Asian long horned beetle!
Posted by: “Susann Wilkinson” swilkins@MIT.EDU
Mon Jun 7, 2010 6:00 am (PDT)

Join us for a discussion of the pests of New England

On Wednesday…


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TopSoccer Summer Program – Saturday June 19th – July 31st

Posted by a 4:09 pm on June 7, 2010

Registration is now OPEN for the TOPSOCCER SUMMER PROGRAM!

Saturday June 19th – July 31st

10:00am – 11:00am

Capuano Field – 150 Glen Street, Somerville


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“Forest” — a new dance work from Somerville choreographer Wendy Jehlen

Posted by a 9:48 pm on June 3, 2010

A new dance performance choreographed by a wonderful Somerville choreographer (who just happens to be my daughter) will premiere Friday, June 18, at 8 pm, and Saturday, June 19, at 3 and 8 pm, at…


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Walk to Keep Kids in School

Posted by a 10:40 pm on June 1, 2010

The Paul Duhamel Education Initiative, in its 14th year, will be holding its 5th annual “Walk to Keep Kids in School,” walking for 2.5 miles along the Somerville Bike Path starting at Davis Square on…


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Democratic City Committee Meets

Posted by a 12:49 pm on May 29, 2010

As a member of the Democratic City Committee, I received the following meeting announcement today:

Where : VNA, 259 Lowell St.

Agenda includes:

  • Election of a new Female Vice Chair

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Somerville Voices open meeting Sunday

Posted by a 12:41 pm on May 28, 2010

Somerville Voices will hold an open meeting Sunday, May 28, at the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St., from 6 to 8 pm. Come and bring your ideas!…


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SCAP Annual Meeting/Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

Posted by a 3:07 pm on May 23, 2010

At the SCAP Annual Meeting there will be the release of the:

2010 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

This is just a REMINDER that you invited to SCAP’s 6th Annual Coalition…


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Public Hearing on the FY2011 School Committee budget (tentative) on June 10

Posted by a 10:29 pm on May 17, 2010

The time/location of this meeting is still to be determined. Please visit the “events” page of the Somerville Public Schools’ website, http://www.somerville.k12.ma.us/events, or the “School Committee” page of the site, http://www.somerville.k12.ma.us/school_committee, for additional…


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Public Hearing on the potential reorganization of the Healey School on June 1

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The time/location of this meeting is still to be determined. Please visit the “events” page of the Somerville Public Schools’ website, http://www.somerville.k12.ma.us/events, or the “School Committee” page of the site, http://www.somerville.k12.ma.us/school_committee, for additional…


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Forgotten History of Slavery Lecture & Book Signing at Somerville Museum

Posted by a 4:22 pm on May 15, 2010

Historic Somerville, Inc. in partnership with The Somerville Museum and The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission presents author Catherine Manegold at the intimate setting of The Somerville Museum One Westwood Road Somerville, MA May 16th, 2010


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Historic Bike Tour

Posted by a 7:27 pm on May 3, 2010

The 9th annual Historic Bike Tour will once again be sponsored in collaboration with the Somerville Bike Committee.  The theme this year will be the “Lost Theatres of Somerville.”  The guided ride, accompanied by the…


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Historic Preservation Awards-Somerville Museum

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Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony.  A reception, with light refreshments, will start at 6:30 p.m. and be followed by a ceremony to honor 11 Somerville owners for their award winning preservation work on the exterior of…


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Librarian talks about your Somerville House/family

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Talk about “Researching the History of Your House and Your Family,” by Reference Librarian Kevin O’Kelly.  Mini tour of sources as well as tips for getting started will take place at the Somerville Central Library…


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Historic Walking Tour of East Somerville

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“Historic Walking Tour of East Somerville Neighborhood” and its many historic houses, as well as businesses on Broadway.  Sponsored in collaboration with East Somerville Main Streets.  Tour is led by Edward Gordon, President of Victorian…


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Milk Row Cemetery Tour/Appreciation Ceremony

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An “Appreciation Ceremony” for the DeMoulas Foundation and Cassidy Bros. Forge, Inc. in honor of their donation of major fence restoration work at the Milk Row Cemetery.  Mayor Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Heuston will…


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School is OPEN on Monday, May 3rd

Posted by a 8:56 pm on May 2, 2010

The Somerville Public Schools are OPEN all day tomorrow, May 3rd – and expect to be open throughout the water emergency. Students and staff are asked, if able, to bring their own safe, packaged beverages…


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Nourish Your Well Being

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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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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 1:59 pm on April 30, 2010

Come share your ideas for our community blog.

Sunday, May 2, 6 to 7:30 pm at the Somerville Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell Street…


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Public Hearing on Participation in the Statewide School Choice Program on May 17th

Posted by a 4:35 pm on April 27, 2010

The Somerville Public Schools will conduct a public hearing to determine participation in the school choice program for the 2010-2011 school year. *This is NOT a public hearing about the Choice program at the Healey School.*


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5/10/10 BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Posted by a 7:39 pm on April 25, 2010

Depending upon the agenda, the Committee on Housing and Community Development may make decisions fundamental to Somerville’s future. Meetings of the Aldermen as a whole usually deal with important issues.


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5/6/10 Planning Board Meeting

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This meeting is important because it deals with ongoing Somerville developments.


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Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

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Depending upon the agenda, the Zoning Board of Appeals may make decisions fundamental to Somerville’s future.


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5/3/10 BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Posted by a 7:34 pm on

Depending upon the agenda, the Committee on Housing and Community Development may make decisions fundamental to Somerville’s future.


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2010 Conservation Commission Meeting

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This meeting is important because the Somerville Open Space and Recreation Plan, which relates to state and federal funding, is being extended.


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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

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This meeting is important because Somerville’s use of public transit, already high, will increase as the Green Line Extension and Assembly Square Orange Line stop come in.


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Greening the City Gala at the Armory

Posted by a 9:20 pm on April 24, 2010

Please join us for this third annual benefit for Groundwork Somerville! This night will definitely satisfy your need for FUN, great MUSIC,magnificent ART and delicious FOOD! Evening includes musical performances by Mark Santoro, Saladin Islam…


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Park Serve Day at Foss Park

Posted by a 4:35 pm on April 22, 2010

All you need is your community spirit and the DCR provides the rest!
Read more info here: http://parkserv.env.state.ma.us

-> We are delighted to have Groundwork Somerville join our…


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4/23/10 MA Open Meeting Law Changes- Public Comments Due

Posted by a 9:16 pm on April 19, 2010

The AGO, through its Division of Open Government is requesting public comment on proposed alternatives to the notice posting requirement in the Open Meeting Law. Comment should be submitted by April 23, 2010.


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Somerville Homeless Coalition 25th Anniversary Dinner April 24th

Posted by a 11:31 pm on April 18, 2010

The Somerville Homeless Coalition will hold its annual dinner April 24th at the Center for the Arts at the Armory in Somerville beginning at 6:00 pm.  The dinner will recognize three people important to the…


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Harvard Infrastructure Sustainability & Design Conference

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Harvard Infrastructure Sustainability & Design Conference

Wed. Apr. 21 – Fri. Apr. 23

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy St.
Cambridge MA (map)

This conference explores…


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Patriot’s Day Celebration at Foss Park

Posted by a 4:32 pm on April 17, 2010

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Historic Preservation Commission Executive Director Brandon Wilson invite all residents and community members to the City’s 235th Patriot’s Day celebration, to be held at Foss Park on Monday, April 19th…


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SCALE Graduation

Posted by a 11:17 am on April 16, 2010

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, 7:30 >
Location : Somerville High School Auditorium (81 Highland Avenue…


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Full Circle Graduation

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, 5:00 &gt…


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Healey School Field Day

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Location : Healey School (5 Meacham Street)…


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SHS Graduation (tentative)

Posted by a 11:14 am on

Monday, June 7th, 2010, 6:00 >
Location : Dilboy Stadium…


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Healey School Talent Show

Posted by a 11:08 am on

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
Location : Healey School (5 Meacham Street)…


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SHS Highlander Awards Night

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010, 6:30 >
Location : SHS Auditorium…


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Free Parent/ Guardian Workshop: Bullying in Schools

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Monday, May 24th, 2010, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location : Kennedy School, 5 Cherry Street
Presented by Amy Bamforth, MS and MSW, from the Somerville Community Partnership for Children.

At this workshop we will…


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Spring String Fling- Somerville High School Auditorium

Posted by a 11:03 am on

Thursday, May 20th, 2010, 7:00 >
Location :
The Somerville High School Auditorium is located at 81 Highland Avenue…


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SHS Scholarship Awards

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Young Artists in Action Gala for Healey Arts Enrichment

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Sunday, May 16th, 2010, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Location : Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave
Healey School’s First Annual Young Artists in Action Gala to raise funds to support 2010-2011 arts enrichment activities…


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Taste of Somerville on June 8…

Posted by a 8:31 am on April 15, 2010

Plan to Attend Taste of Somerville on June 8

Enjoy samples from 30 of the area’s favorite restaurants on June 8, from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Somerville Holiday Inn. This festive welcome to summer is presented by title sponsor, Triumvirate Environmental, and Door2Door Transportation by SCM, whose work providing community-based transportation is supported by the event. Tickets at www.tasteofsomerville.org. Follow restaurant additions on twitter @TasteofSomervil


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Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

Posted by a 10:19 am on April 12, 2010

Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

Wed. Apr. 14, 6:00 PM

Aldermanic Chamber
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda Not Available (4/11/10)

This is…


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4/15/10 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 10:18 am on

Planning Board Meeting

Thurs. Apr. 15, 6:00 PM

Aldermanic Chamber
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda Not Available (4/11/10)

This is the regular…


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Campaign Kick-off Party for State Rep Sciortino

Posted by a 11:12 am on April 11, 2010

Please join me at Carl’s campaign kick-off party, Today, April 11, 3-5 pm, at Sabur Restaurant, 212 Holland Street


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Art Fair 2010 K-8 Exhibit

Posted by a 8:33 pm on April 9, 2010

The all City K-8 Art Fair Located at Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School, Lincoln Park, 3rd Floor
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, April 13th
5:30- 7:30 PM

Musical Performances
5:30- 7:30 PM…


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Somerville Highschool Vocational Awards Banquet

Posted by a 8:33 pm on

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010, 6:30 >
Location : SHS Fieldhouse…


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Somerville Highschool Spring Concert

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Thursday, May 6th, 2010, 7:00 >
Location : Somerville High School (81 Highland Avenue)…


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Somerville High School Scholarship Awards Night

Posted by a 8:31 pm on

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010, 6:30 >
Location : Somerville High School (81 Highland Avenue)…


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Getting Ready For School Workshop

Posted by a 8:30 pm on

Monday, May 3rd, 2010, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location : Cummings gym
The “Getting Ready for Kindergarten” Workshop is am opportunity for new Kindergarten parents/guardians to get tips on preparing their child for Kindergarten from…


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Teacher Appreciation Week

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All-Day
Location : District-wide…


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Pre-Kindergarten Fun Night

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location : Capuano Cafeteria and Gym
Prekindergarten children and their parents/guardians will participate in activities that demonstrate math and literacy activities they are learning in class…


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April Break

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School is closed…


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Spring, All-City Elementary Concert

Posted by a 1:41 pm on April 5, 2010

On Thursday, April 8th please join students from each of Somerville’s seven K-6 or K-8 elementary schools for a concert featuring songs celebrating spring and global community. The concert starts at 7:00 PM, is free…


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Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle Festival

Posted by a 9:42 pm on April 4, 2010

Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle Festival

Sat. May 16 8:00 AM

Blessing of the Bay Boathouse
32 Shore Drive, DCR
Somerville MA (map)

This is the 14th…


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4/8/10 2010-2011 HUD Action Plan Public Hearing

Posted by a 9:41 pm on

2010-2011 HUD Action Plan Public Hearing

Thurs. Apr. 8 6:30 PM

Ralph and Jenny Center
9 New Washington St.
Somerville MA

[Facility is near the corner of Inner Belt Rd…


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Transit 2.0: The Developers Initiative

Posted by a 9:40 pm on

Transit 2.0: The Developers Initiative

Tues. Apr. 6 7:00 PM

Livable Streets Office
100 Sidney St.
Cambridge MA (map)

This presentation by Chris Dempsy of MassDOT will describe…


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Posted by a 9:39 pm on

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Tues. Apr. 6 6:30 PM

Upper Hall
Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the third planning meeting…


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BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space Meeting

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BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space Meeting

Mon. Apr. 5 7:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
2nd Fl. Comm. Rm.
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)…


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Film: Why We Fight, April 15, Som. Public Library

Posted by a 9:35 pm on March 30, 2010

This Tax Day, find out where most of your tax $$$ go:

Why We Fight -  2005, Directed by Eugene Jarecki

Come to a community screening and discussion of this…


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Tufts Kids’ Day

Posted by a 9:48 pm on March 25, 2010

Tufts Kids’ Day
Tufts Medford Campus
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (registration 8:50-10:00 AM)
Kids’ Day features amusement park rides, magic shows, chemistry shows, carnival booths, and exciting performances. Kids’ Day is open to children…


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“Empty Shoes” and “Unto the East”: Poetry Reading, Author Chat, and Fundraiser

Posted by a 10:34 pm on March 21, 2010

Patrick T. Randolph, editor of Empty Shoes, and Mary ElizaBeth Peters, author of Unto the East, will host a shared reading and author discussion of their poetry works at Calvary Methodist Church in Arlington next…


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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Posted by a 7:18 pm on

MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Mon. Mar. 29 5:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf. Rms. 1, 2, 3
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This is the regular…


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Access Advisory Committee to the MBTA

Posted by a 7:17 pm on

Access Advisory Committee to the MBTA

Wed. Mar. 24 1:00 PM

State Transportation Building
2nd Fl Conf. Rms.
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This is the regular…


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MAPC Bike Meeting with Dr. Anne Lusk

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MAPC Bike Meeting with Dr. Anne Lusk

Tues. Mar. 23 6:00 PM

MAPC Offices
60 Temple Place
Boston MA (map)

This Metropolitan Area Planning Council meeting features Dr…


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Springtime for Haman: Somerville Hits the Stage This Weekend

Posted by a 12:15 pm on March 19, 2010

Family Opera opens this weekend – not just for kids!


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What’s Next For the Powder House Community School?

Posted by a 10:26 pm on March 18, 2010

What’s Next For the Powder House Community School?

WHY :       The City is moving ahead with plans to rezone and sell the Powder House School property.

WHAT :    Join your neighbors to…


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Getting School-Ready: A Somerville Conversation

Posted by a 9:53 pm on

Please join us for a community-wide forum to explore how an understanding of culture can help all Somerville children be successful as they enter school and in their early school years. We’ll share our knowledge…


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BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Posted by a 10:38 pm on March 15, 2010

BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Tues. Mar 16 6:30 PM

Somerville City Hall
2nd Fl. Comm. Rm
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda


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DARBI Networking Lunch (3/17 at noon)

Posted by a 8:58 pm on

DARBI’s next monthly networking lunch takes place Wed., Mar. 17, from noon to 1:30 at Johnny D’s. Please email DARBIlunch@gmail.com to RSVP. Cost: $10 for DARBI members and $12 for non-members


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Morse-Kelley and Dickerman Parks Community Meeting

Posted by a 10:07 pm on March 14, 2010

Morse-Kelley and Dickerman Parks Community Meeting

Mon. Mar. 15 6:30 PM

John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Library
5 Cherry St.
Somerville MA (map)

This community meeting, sponsored by…


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BOA Legislative Matters Committee

Posted by a 10:06 pm on

BOA Legislative Matters Committee

Tues. Mar. 16 8:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
Aldermen’s Chamber
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)

This is…


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APBP Webinar on ADA Transition Plans

Posted by a 10:04 pm on

APBP Webinar on ADA Transition Plans

Wed. Mar. 17 3:00 PM

Livable Streets Office
100 Sidney St.
Cambridge MA (map)

This webinar, sponsored by the Livable Streets Alliance…


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MPO Long Range Transportation Plan Meeting

Posted by a 9:00 pm on

MPO Long Range Transportation Plan Meeting

Thurs. Mar. 18 10:00 AM

State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This is the first of a series…


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PDS co-sponsors State Senate Election Forum!

Posted by a 8:09 pm on March 13, 2010

You are invited!

The Progressive Democrats of Somerville (PDS) have joined with Cambridge and Somerville for Change and the Cambridge Democratic City Committee to host a candidates forum for the Middlesex, Suffolk & Essex State Senate race. This is the race to fill the seat that was left vacant by Senator Galluccio’s resignation. As progressives in Somerville, it will be a great chance for us to hear about what these candidates propose to do to address the important isssues that face our community. …


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Blueback Herring River Route Community Meeting

Posted by a 9:23 pm on March 7, 2010

Blueback Herring River Route Community Meeting

Wed. Mar. 10 6:30 PM

Elizabeth Peabody House
277 Broadway
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Alderman Pero…


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BOA Legislative Matters Committee of the Whole : Charter Changes

Posted by a 9:22 pm on

BOA Legislative Matters Committee of the Whole

Tues. Mar. 9 7:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
Aldermen’s Chamber
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Posted by a 9:21 pm on

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Tues., Mar. 9, 6:30 PM

Upper Hall
Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the second phase 3…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 11:51 am on March 4, 2010

Come with your ideas for our community blog.

Somerville Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell Street…


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Escape From Suburbia film

Posted by a 9:55 am on

Representative Denise Provost, Somerville Climate Action, the Initiating Committee of Transition Somerville and Somerville-Medford United for Justice with Peace invite you to a showing of

Escape from Suburbia
Monday, March 8
6:30 to 8:30pm…


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Save the Date: Under the Roof

Posted by a 3:33 pm on March 3, 2010

Under the Roof, an event recognizing 25 years of support, housing and community by the Somerville Homeless Coalition and honoring Karen LaFrazia, one of our founding board members and now executive director of the St…


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MPO Listening Session on Public Participation Program Revision

Posted by a 10:56 pm on March 1, 2010

MPO Listening Session on Public Participation Program Revision

Wed. Mar. 3 4:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Suite 2150
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

The Metropolitan Planning Organization…


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BOA Land Use Committee and Planning Board Joint Meeting

Posted by a 9:08 pm on February 28, 2010

BOA Land Use Committee and Planning Board Joint Meeting

Thurs. Mar. 4 6:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
Aldermen’s Chamber
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda


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BOA Land Use Committee Meeting

Posted by a 7:42 pm on

BOA Land Use Committee Meeting

Tues. Mar. 2 7:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
2nd Fl. Comm. Rm.
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)


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Progressive Dems To Discuss Elections and Future Direction

Posted by a 9:53 am on February 23, 2010

After six years as an organization, PDS is spending some time assessing our work and visioning about our efforts moving forward.


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Housing and Community Development Committee Meeting

Posted by a 9:10 am on February 22, 2010

Housing and Community Development Committee Meeting

Mon. Feb. 22 6:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
2nd Fl. Comm. Rm.
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the regular…


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Davis Square Visioning Meeting

Posted by a 9:09 am on

Davis Square Visioning Meeting

Wed. Mar. 3 6:30 PM

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

This meeting, sponsored by the Office of Strategic Planning…


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Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

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Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

Tues. Mar. 2 6:00 PM

Federal Realty Investment Trust
5 Middlesex Ave. Suite 401
Somerville MA (map)

This is the regular meeting the Assembly…


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Union Square Design Plan Meeting

Posted by a 9:08 am on

Union Square Design Plan Meeting

Mon. Mar. 1 6:30 PM

Argenziano School
290 Washington Street
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Office of Strategic Planning and Community…


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Red Line/Blue Line Connector Working Group Meeting

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Red Line/Blue Line Connector Working Group Meeting

Tues. Feb. 23 4:00 PM

Amenities Room
Suffolk University
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA (map)

This is the regular meeting of…


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Trainings on how to complete TPS forms (Temporary Protected Status) for Haitians

Posted by a 9:11 pm on February 16, 2010

Here are several immediate local opportunities to become trained in how to assist Haitians in completing TPS (Temporary Protected Status) applications and fee waivers. Trainings are being provided by Nancy Kelly, an immigration attorney at…


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Davis Square Task Force Meeting

Posted by a 6:50 pm on February 14, 2010

Davis Square Task Force Meeting

Wed. Feb. 24, 7:00 PM

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

This is the regular meeting of the Davis…


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MPO Access Advisory Committee to the MBTA Meeting

Posted by a 6:49 pm on

MPO Access Advisory Committee to the MBTA Meeting

Wed. Feb. 24 1:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf. Rms. 2, 3
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)…


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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Posted by a 6:47 pm on

MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Mon. Feb. 22 5:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf. Rms. 1, 2, 3
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This is the regular…


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MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Posted by a 6:45 pm on

MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Thurs. Feb. 18 10:00 AM

State Transportation Building
Conf. Rms. 2, 3
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

Agenda


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Public Hearing for 2010-2011 HUD Action Plan

Posted by a 9:45 am on February 12, 2010

This hearing is important because it is a key step toward getting Federal money for improving Somerville.


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Move Massachusetts Meeting

Posted by a 9:44 am on

Move Massachusetts Meeting

Fri. Feb. 19 8:15 AM

Brown Rudnick
18th Fl., One Financial Center
Dewey Square
Boston MA (map)

This is a membership meeting of Move Massachusetts…


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Parents as Partners Workshop on Bullying/Cyberbullying

Posted by a 9:35 pm on February 10, 2010

Bullying/Cyberbullying

Please join us for a conversation about improving student safety in our schools and community!

Wednesday, March 10th – 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.
West Somerville Neighborhood School Library
177 Powderhouse Boulevard

Presenter: …


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Somerville Ice Cats – Girls Hockey Try-outs!

Posted by a 9:56 am on February 9, 2010

The Somerville Youth Hockey Association is holding tryouts on Saturday Feb 20th offering it’s 10 and under girls-only try out!

This is for our first time players age 10 and under (birth year 2000 or…


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Regional Transportation Advisory Council Meeting

Posted by a 10:11 pm on February 8, 2010

Regional Transportation Advisory Council Meeting

Wed. Feb. 10 3:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf. Rm. 4
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

Jan. 28, 2010 MPO


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Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities – Lessons for Metro Boston

Posted by a 10:10 pm on

Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities – Lessons for Metro Boston

Thurs. Feb. 11 6:00 PM

MAPC Offices
60 Temple Place
Boston MA (map)…


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Comment Period on Amendment to MPO Public Participation Plan

Posted by a 10:09 pm on

Comment Period on Amendment to MPO Public Participation Plan

Starts: Mon. Feb. 8
Ends: Thurs. Mar. 25

Amendment (PDF)

This is the beginning of the 45-day comment…


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Committee on Legislative Matters – Home-Rule Petition to Amend the City Charter

Posted by a 9:43 pm on

Committee on Legislative Matters

Tues. Feb. 9 7:00 PM

Aldermen’s Chamber
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)

This is…


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Sticks and Stones Part 2: Bullying in Schools Today

Posted by a 9:20 pm on

Free Parent/ Guardian Workshop offered by the Somerville Public Schools on Bullying in Schools Today

Monday, May 24th- 6:30-8:30pm, at the John F. Kennedy School
5 Cherry Street
Learn about school interventions to create…


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Sticks and Stones Part 1: Bullying in Schools Today

Posted by a 9:20 pm on

Free Parent/ Guardian Workshop offered by the Somerville Public Schools on Bullying in Schools Today

Monday, April 26th- 6:30-8:30 pm at the Capuano Early Childhood Center
150 Glen street
Featuring a screening of the…


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Family and Relationship Violence

Posted by a 9:19 pm on

Free Parent/ Guardian Workshop offered by the Somerville Public Schools on Family and Relationship Violence:

Wednesday, April 14th- 6:30-8:30 pm
Location still TBD
Featuring experts from Middlesex Partnerships for Youth and the Middlesex County…


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Bullying/ Cyberbullying

Posted by a 9:18 pm on

Free Parent/ Guardian Workshop offered by the Somerville Public Schools on Bullying and Cyberbullying

Wednesday, March 10th- 6:30-8:30 Pm at the West Somerville Neighborhood School
177 Powderhouse Boulevard
Featuring experts from Middlesex Partnerships for…


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Wicked Smaht Trivia Contest at City Club

Posted by a 12:41 pm on February 6, 2010

How Smaht Are You?
Union Square Main Streets marks its fifth anniversary with the ultimate contest.  On Wednesday, February 24, 2010 join your neighbors, city officials and Somerville boosters of every stripe at the Somerville…


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Artist-lead Tour of 5 Union Sq. Installations

Posted by a 5:26 pm on February 5, 2010

ArtsUnion Sculpture Series Opening

Five artists, who work in the fields of architecture, ceramics and sculpture, have created site-specific installations for Union Square’s urban landscape. The unifying theme of this work recycling, growth and…


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Sprouting workshop; Food Inc. screening

Posted by a 2:43 pm on February 4, 2010

Mini-workshop and film-screening, MONDAY FEBRUARY 22 starting at 6:00pm

SPROUT OUT! mini-workshop: Got water, ambient light, 2 minutes a day & a glass jar?  We’ll supply the seeds!  Learn the essentials of year-round countertop…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 12:46 pm on

Come talk about our blog and how to make better.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 6 to 8 pm, Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St., small dining room.

New people are always welcome!…


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Cambridge-Somerville for Change To Hold Post-Election Community Meeting, Feb. 9th

Posted by a 6:46 pm on February 2, 2010

Cambridge-Somerville for Change will host a “Debrief, Regroup, and Go Forward” community meeting at the Cambridge YMCA on Tuesday, February 9th from 6:30-8:30pm.


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Volunteers Needed! Foreclosure Canvassing

Posted by a 10:00 pm on February 1, 2010

Our neighbors are being evicted and our community destabilized by the foreclosure crisis! The Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) in collaboration with Cambridge & Somerville Legal Services (CASLS) has initiated a foreclosure outreach and organizing campaign in Somerville.


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Mystic River Watershed Association Committee Meetings

Posted by a 7:20 pm on January 31, 2010

Mystic River Watershed Association Committee Meetings

Tues. Feb. 2 7:00 PM

East Hall, Room 015
Tufts University
Medford MA (map)

This is the regular meeting of the MyRWA…


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MassDOT Community Forum

Posted by a 7:19 pm on

MassDOT Community Forum

Tues. Feb. 2 3:30 PM

MBTA Board Room, 3rd Fl.
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)

This is one…


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Smart Growth/Transit Oriented Development – What is working or not?

Posted by a 7:18 pm on

Smart Growth/Transit Oriented Development – What is working or not?

Thurs. Feb. 4 11:30 AM

Radisson Hotel
200 Stuart St.
Boston MA (map)

This presentation by the…


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Taking the “T” to the Next Level

Posted by a 7:17 pm on

Taking the “T” to the Next Level

Wed. Feb. 24 8:00 AM

Federal Reserve Building
600 Atlantic Ave.
Boston MA (map)

This presentation, sponsored by the Conservation Law…


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Posted by a 7:16 pm on

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Tues., Feb. 16, 6:30 PM

Upper Hall
Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the rescheduling of the…


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MetroBoston DataCommon Training Event

Posted by a 7:12 pm on

MetroBoston DataCommon Training Event

Thurs. Feb. 4 1:00 PM

MAPC Offices
60 Temple Place
Boston MA (map)

This is one of the monthly training sessions in using the…


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Designing Japanese Gardens Lecture

Posted by a 3:13 pm on January 30, 2010

On Wednesday, February 10, Japanese-style gardens will be discussed
at the Somerville Garden Club meeting. The program is open to all and
will be held 7:00-9:00pm, at the TAB building, 167 Holland St.,
second floor…


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SCAT Hot Set Open House, Annual Meeting, Award Ceremony, and Raffle

Posted by a 9:44 pm on January 27, 2010

Cross-posted from the SCAT website [link to source here]

Save the date: January 28 from 6:00 to 9:00pm for the SCAT Annual Meeting. This year, to celebrate the redesign of the HotSet…


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An Evening of Haitian Film & Video: A fundraiser for Haitian relief

Posted by a 9:41 pm on

Cross-posting from the SCAT website [link to source here]

Thursday, February 4, 6:30-9; afterparty to follow
SCATV, 90 Union Square, Somerville
6:30pm: doors and prescreening activities; 7:00pm sharp: screening followed by panel…


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Vote for HONK! Tonight’s the deadline.

Posted by a 7:37 pm on January 24, 2010

Don’t miss the opportunity to give our HONK!  a vote in the New England Art Awards on-line poll. They’ll only count your vote if you vote before midnight today, Sunday, the 24th. There are…


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Public Health and Public Safety Committee Meeting

Posted by a 7:35 pm on

Public Health and Public Safety Committee Meeting

Mon. Jan. 25 6:00 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda


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Housing and Community Development Committee Meeting

Posted by a 7:31 pm on

Housing and Community Development Committee Meeting

Mon. Jan. 25 7:00 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)


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Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

Posted by a 7:28 pm on

Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

Mon. Jan. 25 7:00 PM

3rd Floor Community Room
Visiting Nurses Association
259 Lowell St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the STEP monthly…


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Your Walkable Community in Winter: Somerville

Posted by a 7:27 pm on

Your Walkable Community in Winter: Somerville

Sat. Jan. 30 2:30 PM

Somerville Library
79 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This is a workshop on walkability in Somerville…


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MAPC Mystic River DataCommon Training Event

Posted by a 7:26 pm on

MAPC Mystic River DataCommon Training Event

Wed. Feb. 3 9:30 AM

MAPC Offices
60 Temple Place
Boston MA (map)

RSVP: Patrick Herron, PhD
Water Quality Monitoring Director
Mystic River…


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Casino Night at the VFW

Posted by a 9:24 am on January 23, 2010

Las Vegas comes to Somerville – Get out your shark skin suit and your sequins –  come and gamble for a good cause at Davis Square’s swinging

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How are our schools doing?

Posted by a 1:06 pm on January 22, 2010

School Improvement Councils at each of the Somerville public schools will present their annual School Improvement Plans to the School Committee beginning on January 27, 2010. Members of the public are invited to attend these…


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Open House at Somerville High School – Feb 2-3, 2010

Posted by a 1:05 pm on

“I don’t really know that much about myself. Isn’t that sort of the point of being a teenager? (At Somerville High School) you get to explore different things through AP classes, vocational classes and every…


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Somerville Adult Evening School Registration

Posted by a 12:27 pm on

Right here in Somerville you can learn to paint with watercolors, improve the efficiency of your home energy systems, make handcrafted furniture, and enhance your ability to speak Spanish or Portuguese with your neighbors. These…


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Weatherization barnraising

Posted by a 4:20 pm on January 21, 2010

Somerville Home Energy Efficiency Team (SHEET)

Invites you to roll up your sleeves and join a weatherization party

Sunday, January 31st — Noon-3:30pm

SHEET and Somerville Climate Action are taking action…


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Brown School Informational Coffee

Posted by a 7:37 pm on January 18, 2010

The Brown School (201 Willow Ave.) will have an informational coffee on Monday, January 25th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. upstairs in the Brown School Library.  Teachers, staff, current parents and former students will be…


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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Posted by a 3:04 pm on

MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Mon. Jan. 25 5:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf. Rms. 1, 2, 3
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This is the regular…


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Visioning Meeting

Posted by a 3:03 pm on

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Visioning Meeting

Tues., Jan. 26, 6:30 PM

Upper Hall
Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the last Visioning meeting…


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Mystic River Watershed Association Lower Mystic Initiative Presentation

Posted by a 3:02 pm on

Mystic River Watershed Association Lower Mystic Initiative Presentation

Wed., Jan. 27, 6:30 PM

Chelsea City Public Library
500 Broadway
Chelsea MA (map)

Flier (PDF)


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Why Commissions Can Improve Our Community

Posted by a 3:01 pm on

Why Commissions Can Improve Our Community

Sat. Jan. 30 1:30 PM

Somerville Library
79 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This is a workshop from the “How to”…


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MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Posted by a 3:00 pm on

MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Wed. Jan. 21 10:00 AM

State Transportation Building
Conf. Rm. 4
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This is the regular…


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MPO Open House with Clean Air and Mobility Program Briefing

Posted by a 2:59 pm on

MPO Open House with Clean Air and Mobility Program Briefing

Tues. Jan. 20
Afternoon: 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Evening: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf. Rm. Suite 2150
10…


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Choice Program Info Night

Posted by a 10:18 pm on January 12, 2010

My wife saw this message on the Somerville Moms Yahoo list.

Barry

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Information Night for the Choice Program will be held next Thursday, January 21, at the Healey School (5 Meacham…


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Learn about the Argenziano School from other Parents!

Posted by a 10:15 pm on

My wife saw this on the Somerville Moms group:

Barry

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Learn about the Argenziano School from other Parents!

As you explore your options for public schools in Somerville, make sure…


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BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space

Posted by a 10:55 pm on January 10, 2010

BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space

Tues. Jan. 12, 6:00 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This is an…


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Urban Ring Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted by a 10:53 pm on

Urban Ring Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

Mon. Jan. 11, 5:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf Rms 2-3
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This meeting of the…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 10:44 am on January 7, 2010

Come share your ideas for our blog.

Sunday, Jan. 10, 6 to 8 pm.

Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St…


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Labeled Disabled Movie

Posted by a 10:19 pm on January 4, 2010

Labeled Disabled Screening at the Kennedy School cafetorium on January 19, 2010

[This film is by Maggie Doben and was funded by Cambridge Commission for People With Disabilities and The Dody Waring Faculty Development…


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Mystic River Watershed Association “DoughRaiser” Event

Posted by a 9:13 pm on

Mystic River Watershed Association “DoughRaiser” Event

Thurs. Jan. 21, All Day

Porter Square Pizzeria Uno
820 Somerville Avenue
Cambridge MA (map)

Print and Bring Coupons (PDF)


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BOA Committee on Finance

Posted by a 9:12 pm on

BOA Committee on Finance

Wed. Jan. 13, 7:00 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the first 2010 meeting…


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Middle School Health Survey Results Presentation

Posted by a 9:55 pm on January 3, 2010

Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) is going to be hosting a Presentation of the Student Health Survey Results.  It will be held Thursday January 21st, 2010 from 6PM – 8PM.  The Presentation will be held…


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Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

Posted by a 6:53 pm on

Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

Wed. Jan. 6, 6:00 PM

Aldermanic Chamber
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Meeting Agenda (PDF)

This…


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MassDOT Public Hearing for Somerville’s Washington Street Project

Posted by a 6:52 pm on

MassDOT Public Hearing for Somerville’s Washington Street Project

Thurs. Jan. 7, 7:00 PM

Ralph and Jenny Senior Center
9 New Washington St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is a…


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MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Posted by a 6:51 pm on

MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Thurs. Jan. 7, 10:00 AM

State Transportation Building
Conf Rm 4
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

Public


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EPA Mystic River Water Quality Science Subcommittee Meeting

Posted by a 6:51 pm on

EPA Mystic River Water Quality Science Subcommittee Meeting

Thurs. Jan. 7, 9:00 AM

R15-006 Conf Room.
15th Fl. Court of Appeals
5 Post Office Square
Boston MA (map)…


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End of Comment Period on Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Green Line Extension

Posted by a 6:49 pm on

End of Comment Period on Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Green Line Extension

Comments End: 1/8/10

Submit written comments at the project’s Share Your Opinion e-mail site…


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Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted by a 6:48 pm on

Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

Tues. Jan. 5, 6:00 PM

Federal Realty Investment Trust
5 Middlesex Ave. Suite 401
Somerville MA (map)

This important event is sponsored by Federal…


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BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space

Posted by a 6:47 pm on

BOA Committee on Parks and Open Space

Wed. Jan. 6, 7:00 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda


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BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Posted by a 6:47 pm on

BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Wed. Jan 6, 6:00 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the…


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Workshop on Redirecting Military Spending to Meet Human Needs

Posted by a 10:48 pm on January 2, 2010

From http://justicewithpeace.org/node/819 :

Redirecting Military Spending to Meet Human Needs

The 25% Solution Task Force of UJP is conducting an interactive workshop on…


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Would you like a weekly Drop-in Playgroup for your child, aged 0-3?

Posted by a 7:06 pm on January 1, 2010

This was posted to the Somerville-4-Schools list on Monday by Consuelo Perez:

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Would you like a weekly Drop-in Playgroup for your child, aged 0-3?

Come to the next Somerville…


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Farm Share Fair + Film

Posted by a 5:24 pm on

By way of Abby Yanow of Somerville/Medford United for Justice with Peace:

These events come to us by way of Transition Somerville and Somerville Climate Action.  SMUJP is exploring ways to support


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Screening “Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela”

Posted by a 5:20 pm on

By way of Abby Yanow with Somerville/Medford United for Justice with Peace:

Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela is a just-released documentary filmed in Caracas in November 2008, on the…


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Assembly Square Orange Line Station 30% Progress Design Meeting

Posted by a 8:38 am on December 28, 2009

Assembly Square Orange Line Station 30% Progress Design Meeting

Tues. Jan. 12 7:00 PM

Cafeteria
Capuano Early Childhood Center
150 Glen St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the…


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Jan 13 FCC Workshop: Innovation, Investment, and the Open Internet

Posted by a 8:40 pm on December 24, 2009

From http://www.openinternet.gov/workshops/innovation-investment-and-the-open-internet.html

January 13, 2010 5:00 PM EST
MIT Media Lab Cambridge, MA
Workshop will be live streamed on OpenInternet.gov
Coordinator info: Carol Simpson (202) 418-2391 Carol.Simpson@fcc.gov

The Internet has…


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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Posted by a 8:31 am on December 21, 2009

MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Mon. Dec 21 5:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf Rms 1-3
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This is the regular meeting of…


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CSfC Immigration Reform/In-state Tuition Team

Posted by a 9:25 pm on December 19, 2009

Cambridge Somerville for Change presents:


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CSfC Energy and Climate Team Meeting

Posted by a 9:21 pm on

We need your help and ideas to help to get CSfC‘s energy and climate effort going. So please come to our meeting on January 12th, at 7pm, at 154 Auburn Street in Cambridge…


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CSfC Health Care Team Mtg

Posted by a 9:16 pm on

Cambridge Somerville for Change


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CSfC Election Team Meeting

Posted by a 9:10 pm on

Come discuss what we can do in Cambridge and Somerville to help progressives win the 2010 elections, starting with the special senate election on January 19!

Critical state and national races are on tap


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Assembly on the Mystic 2nd Annual Holiday Drive

Posted by a 9:34 am on December 15, 2009

Assembly on the Mystic 2nd Annual Holiday Drive

Sat. Dec. 19, All Day

Assembly Square Marketplace
Somerville MA (map)

Flier (PDF)

To benefit the…


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MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Posted by a 7:41 pm on December 13, 2009

MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

Thurs. Dec. 17, 10:00 AM

State Transportation Building
Conf Rm 4
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

Meeting Documents


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Public Meeting on Mystic River Reservation Recreational Path Extension (Wellington Undercarriage)

Posted by a 7:17 pm on

Public Meeting on Mystic River Reservation Recreational Path Extension (Wellington Undercarriage)

Thurs. Dec. 17 6:30 PM

Mystic Activity Center
535 Mystic Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting is…


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Ward 1 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 12:02 am on December 7, 2009

Ward 1 ResiStat Meeting

Mon. Dec. 7, 7:30 PM

Cafeteria
Capuano Early Childhood Center
150 Glen St.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Ward…


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Ward 4 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 12:01 am on

Ward 4 ResiStat Meeting

Tues. Dec. 8, 7:00 PM

Cafeterium
Arthur D. Healey School
5 Meacham St.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Ward…


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BOA Committee on Finance

Posted by a 12:00 am on

BOA Committee on Finance

Wed. Dec. 9, 7:00 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)


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Public Meeting on Green Line Extension Maintenance Facility Alternatives

Posted by a 10:03 pm on December 6, 2009

Public Meeting on Green Line Extension Maintenance Facility Alternatives

Wed. Dec. 16 6:00 PM

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
41 2nd St.
Cambridge MA (map)

Submit written comments…


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BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Posted by a 10:02 pm on

BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Mon. Dec. 14, 6:30 PM

2nd Fl. Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This is a…


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Ward 7 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 10:02 pm on

Ward 7 ResiStat Meeting

Thurs. Dec. 10, 5:30 PM

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

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Ward 7…


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Deckerman and Morse-Kelley Playground Renovations

Posted by a 10:01 pm on

Deckerman and Morse-Kelley Playground Renovations

Wed. Dec. 9 7:00 PM

Library
John F. Kennedy School
5 Cherry St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is a public community meeting to…


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Free Workshop on Understanding Loss

Posted by a 2:04 pm on

Tuesday December 8th 5:30 – 7:00 @ the VNA 259 Lowell St. – Understanding Loss

Light dinner will be provided – Workshops are FREE but registration is required – to register call 617-625-6600 ext…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 10:59 am on December 3, 2009

Come talk about our blog:

What’s good?

What’s not?

What’s next?

At the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility small dining room, 259 Lowell Street…


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Urban Ring Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted by a 5:00 pm on December 1, 2009

Urban Ring Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

Tues. Dec. 1, 5:00 PM

State Transportation Building
Conf Rms 2-3
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This meeting of the…


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Planning Board and Land Use Committee Meetings

Posted by a 5:50 pm on November 29, 2009

Planning Board and Land Use Committee Meetings

Thurs. Dec. 3
6:00 PM – Planning Board
7:00 PM – Joint Meeting

3rd Floor Community Room
Visiting Nurses Association
259 Lowell St.
Somerville…


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BOA Committee on Finance

Posted by a 5:46 pm on

BOA Committee on Finance

Tues. Dec. 1, 6:00 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)


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Free (H1N1 and Seasonal) Flu Clinic

Posted by a 2:32 pm on November 26, 2009

PSA: The following message was sent to the City’s Parents ResiStat email list [link to original message]

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Mayor Curtatone and the City of Somerville Health Department are pleased to…


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Ward 5 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 8:38 pm on November 25, 2009

Ward 5 ResiStat Meeting

Tues. Dec. 1, 7:00 PM

Cafeterium
John F. Kennedy School
5 Cherry St.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Ward…


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Ward 2 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 8:37 pm on

Ward 2 ResiStat Meeting

Mon. Nov. 30, 7:30 PM

Argenziano School
290 Washington Street
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Heuston…


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The Good The Bad & The Junkyard II

Posted by a 7:36 pm on

[from Somerville Arts Council Yahoo group]

Posted by: “laurenpazzaneze” lauren@junkyardarts.com   laurenpazzaneze
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:48 am (PST)

Junkyard Arts is psyched to be back for another amazing show at the Somerville Theatre!…


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Ward 6 ResiStat Meeting

Posted by a 7:01 pm on November 22, 2009

Ward 6 ResiStat Meeting

Mon. Nov. 23, 7:30 PM

Ciampa Manor
27 College Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting, sponsored by Mayor Curtatone and Ward 6 Alderman Gewirtz…


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Movie Night with Transition Somerville

Posted by a 2:52 pm on November 20, 2009

This Monday, November 23rd, Transition Somerville will screen “The First Millimeter: Healing the Earth” at the College Ave Methodist Church at 7 p.m.

The documentary profiles farmers and ranchers who are using holistic management to

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Comprehensive Plan Visioning Meeting

Posted by a 6:45 pm on November 15, 2009

Comprehensive Plan Visioning Meeting

Tues. Nov. 17, 6:30 PM

Argenziano School
290 Washington Street
Somerville MA (map)

This is the November meeting of the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee…


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Midnight Madness – it’s a Shopping Party!

Posted by a 10:09 pm on November 13, 2009

Davis Square retailers welcome all for special sales, snacks, drinks, and entertainment until the clock strikes midnight.


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STEP Green Line DEIR Community Meeting

Posted by a 10:38 am on November 4, 2009

STEP Green Line DEIR Community Meeting

Sat. Nov. 7, 9:30 AM

Community Room
Visiting Nurses Association
259 Lowell St.
Somerville MA (map)

This coming Saturday, the Somerville Transportation…


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Broadway Rezoning: Winter Hill to Sullivan Square

Posted by a 10:12 pm on November 1, 2009

Broadway Rezoning: Winter Hill to Sullivan Square

Thurs. Nov. 5, 6:00 PM

Aldermanic Chamber
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This meeting is a…


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BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Posted by a 10:11 pm on

BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

Thurs. Nov. 5, 7:00 PM

2nd Floor Conference Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This is meeting…


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BOA Committee on Finance

Posted by a 10:11 pm on

BOA Committee on Finance

Wed. Nov. 4, 6:00 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the regular meeting of…


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Community Vision Forum (Green Line) – Oct 28

Posted by a 8:27 pm on October 23, 2009

The Green Line is coming to Somerville! Join us for the Community Visioning Forum on Wednesday, October 28 at the Argenziano School at 290 Washington Street in Union Square.


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Mystic River Watershed Association Annual Meeting

Posted by a 8:25 pm on

Mystic River Watershed Association Annual Meeting

Thurs. Oct 29, 6:00 PM

BNY Mellon Building
135 Santilli Hwy.
Everett MA (map)

This is the annual meeting of the Mystic…


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Community Corridor Planning Steering Committee Visioning Meeting

Posted by a 8:23 pm on

Community Corridor Planning Steering Committee Visioning Meeting

Wed. Oct. 28, 6:00 PM

Argenziano School
290 Washington Street
Somerville MA (map)

This visioning meeting is sponsored by the…


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

Posted by a 8:22 pm on

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

Tues. Oct. 27, 6:30 PM

Community Room
Visiting Nurses Association
259 Lowell St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the second October meeting of…


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Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

Posted by a 8:21 pm on

Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

Mon. Oct. 26, 7:00 PM

Community Room
Visiting Nurses Association
259 Lowell St.
Somerville MA (map)

The monthly meeting of STEP provides an…


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Boston Under Water Festival on International Day of Climate Action

Posted by a 10:29 pm on October 22, 2009

Saturday October 24, 3:00-5:50 PM Somerville Climate Action has joined with 350.org, Greenpeace, Mass Council of Churches and others to create the Boston Under Water Festival. The bicyclists among us may participate in Somerville’s contingent…


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HONK! No Noise Is Illegal

Posted by a 10:45 pm on October 7, 2009

Chicago didn’t get the Olympics but Somerville got HONK! with 30 bands from around the world, Friday afternoon through Sunday–here’s an article that describes the schedule. HONK! provided us with this great video!…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 2:59 pm on October 1, 2009

At the Visiting Nurses Association assisted living facility, 259 Lowell Street. (Wheelchair accessible.)

Come talk about our community blog and how we can make it better…


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Argenziano School Family Fun Day: October 3

Posted by a 12:06 pm on September 29, 2009

Join the Family Fun Day at the Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park this Saturday, October 3 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Everyone is invited for this community celebration of the school. Bring the…


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BOA Committee on Land Use Meeting and Public Hearing

Posted by a 4:44 pm on September 27, 2009

BOA Committee on Land Use Meeting and Public Hearing

Thurs. Oct. 8, 6:00 PM

Aldermanic Chamber
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda


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Riverfest 2009

Posted by a 3:38 pm on

Riverfest 2009

Starts 4:00 PM
(fireworks at 8:00 PM)

Assembly Square (map)

This is the second annual Mystic River Festival, featuring food, music, games, and fireworks. This…


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Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Meeting

Posted by a 3:35 pm on

Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Meeting

Thurs. Oct. 1, 10:00 AM

State Transportation Building
Conf Rms 2-3
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA (map)

This is the regular…


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BOA Committee on Public Health and Public Safety Meeting

Posted by a 3:34 pm on

BOA Committee on Public Health and Public Safety Meeting

Wed. Sep. 30 6:30 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)…


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

Posted by a 3:25 pm on

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

Tues. Sep. 29, 6:30 PM

3rd Floor Community Room
Visiting Nurses Association
259 Lowell St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the second September…


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BOA Committee on Finance Meetings

Posted by a 10:24 pm on September 20, 2009

BOA Committee on Finance Meetings

  • Tues. Sep. 22, 6:00 PM
  • Wed. Sep. 23, 6:00 PM

2nd Floor Comm. Room
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)


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    End of 30-Day Comment Period on MPO Transportation Improvement Plan

    Posted by a 10:21 pm on

    End of 30-Day Comment Period on MPO Transportation Improvement Plan

    Tues. Sep. 22

    Status Report on Legal Commitment to Green Line Extension

    The draft Transportation Improvement Plan 2010-2013…


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    Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

    Posted by a 10:19 pm on

    Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

    Mon. Sep. 21, 7 PM

    Community Room
    Visiting Nurses Association
    259 Lowell St.
    Somerville MA (map)

    The monthly meeting of STEP provides an…


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    Somerville Climate Action Meetup

    Posted by a 10:45 am on September 14, 2009

    Somerville Climate Action
    NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, September 15, 2009  6:00-8:00pm
    at the Somerville Community Growing Center , 22 Vinal Avenue, Somerville, MA
    Rain or Shine

    Come learn how you can participate in the October…


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    Free instrument lessons and low cost instrument rental

    Posted by a 9:03 am on

    Did you know instrument lessons for youth in grades 4-12 (strings) and 5-12 (band instruments including drums) are free in the Somerville Public Schools? Community donations have helped create a low-cost instrument rental program for…


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    Somerville Human Rights Commission Mtg

    Posted by a 10:18 pm on September 13, 2009

    Here is the agenda for our meeting this coming Tuesday.

    Somerville Human Rights Commission
    Tuesday, Sep 15th Monthly Public Meeting
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Super Stop & Shop
    2nd Floor Conference Room
    775 McGrath Hwy, Somerville…


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    Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

    Posted by a 10:12 pm on

    Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

    Tues. Sep. 15, 6:30 PM

    Community Room
    Visiting Nurses Association
    259 Lowell St.
    Somerville MA (map)

    This is the kickoff meeting for the…


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    Boston MPO Public Workshop on Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) 2010-2013

    Posted by a 10:10 pm on

    Boston MPO Public Workshop on Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) 2010-2013

    Wed. Sep. 16, 5:00 PM

    Central Library
    700 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA (map)

    Flier (PDF)


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    BOA Finance Committee Meeting and Hearing

    Posted by a 10:07 pm on

    BOA Finance Committee Meeting and Hearing

    Wed. Sep. 16 6:00 PM

    Aldermanic Chamber
    Somerville City Hall
    93 Highland Ave.
    Somerville MA (map)

    Agenda (MS Word)


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    Housing Trends in Somerville

    Posted by a 10:00 pm on

    Housing Trends in Somerville

    Mon. Sep. 14, 6:30 PM

    Cafeteria
    Capuano Early Childhood Center
    150 Glen St.
    Somerville MA (map)

    This important meeting, sponsored by the City of…


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    Somerville Voices open meeting

    Posted by a 11:10 am on September 11, 2009

    Come talk about our blog and ways to improve it. 

    At the Visiting Nurses Association assisted living facility, 259 Lowell Street, in the small dining room…


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    Never After – 2 performances only!

    Posted by a 9:42 am on

    September 26 (8 PM) and 27 (3 PM) at the Somerville Theatre!

    “Never After: It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Fairytale Musical”
    An original musical fairytale comedy, performed in concert

    Written & Composed by…


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    Somerville Homeless Coalition 5K Road Race

    Posted by a 11:09 am on September 7, 2009


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    Posted in All Ages, Economy & Poverty, Events, Housing, Public Health & Safety, Special, Sports | No Comments »

    Somerville Public Library Book Sale

    Posted by a 11:06 am on

    Friday, October 23

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    Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

    Posted by a 5:48 pm on September 6, 2009

    Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

    Tues. Sep. 8, 6:00 PM

    Federal Realty Investment Trust
    5 Middlesex Ave. Suite 401
    Somerville MA (map)

    This important event is sponsored by Federal…


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    Dedication of the Brian Higgins Tot Lot at the Kennedy School

    Posted by a 9:30 am on September 1, 2009

    Please join the Mayor of Somerville, the Honorable Joseph A. Curatone, the Superintendent of Schools, Tony Pierantozzi, and representatives from the Board of Aldermen and Somerville School Committee for the dedication of the Brian Higgins…


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    MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

    Posted by a 1:22 am on August 31, 2009

    MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

    Thurs. Sep. 3, 10:00 AM

    State Transportation Building
    Conf Rms 2-3
    10 Park Plaza
    Boston MA (map)

    This is the regular meeting of…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Neighborhoods and Squares, Special, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

    Comment Period for Status of Public Transit Projects Required by State Implementation Plan

    Posted by a 1:15 am on

    Comment Period for Status of Public Transit Projects Required by State Implementation Plan

    Ends Tues. Sep. 15, 5 PM

    MassDEP Main Office
    Washington Street Conference
    One Winter Street
    Boston, MA…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Neighborhoods and Squares, Special, Transportation Projects | 1 Comment »

    Public Records Request : 311 Service Requests

    Posted by a 10:07 am on August 26, 2009

    to Jaclyn Rossetti <JRossetti(at)somervillema.gov>
    cc Thomas Champion <TChampion(at)somervillema.gov>,
    John Gannon <JGannon(at)somervillema.gov>
    date Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 9:16 AM
    subject Public Records Request : 311 Service Requests

    Dear Public Information Officer Jackie Rossetti, (cc…


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    Public Records Request : Parking Meter Revenues

    Posted by a 9:56 am on

    In preparation for the parking tickets story, I have submitted the following request for public records to the City:

    —————–

    to Jaclyn Rossetti <JRossetti(at)somervillema.gov>
    cc Thomas Champion <TChampion(at)somervillema.gov>
    date Tue, Aug…


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    Posted in Public Records / FOIA Requests, Special, Traffic & Parking | No Comments »

    Public Records Request : Parking Officer Data

    Posted by a 9:54 am on

    In preparation for the parking tickets story, I have submitted the following request for public records to the City:

    —————–

    to Jaclyn Rossetti <JRossetti(at)somervillema.gov>
    cc Thomas Champion <TChampion(at)somervillema.gov>
    date Tue, Aug…


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    Public Records Request : Car Towing Information

    Posted by a 9:51 am on

    In preparation for the parking tickets story, I have submitted the following request for public records to the City:

    ——————

    to Jaclyn Rossetti <JRossetti(at)somervillema.gov>
    cc Thomas Champion <TChampion(at)somervillema.gov>
    date Tue, Aug…


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    Posted in Public Records / FOIA Requests, Special, Traffic & Parking | 7 Comments »

    Public Records Request : Parking Ticket Appeals

    Posted by a 9:47 am on

    In preparation for the parking tickets story, I have submitted the following request for public records to the City:

    ——————

    to Jaclyn Rossetti <JRossetti(at)somervillema.gov>
    cc Thomas Champion <TChampion(at)somervillema.gov>
    date Tue, Aug…


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    Public Records Request : Parking Ticket Data

    Posted by a 9:43 am on

    In preparation for the parking tickets story, I have submitted the following request for public records to the city:

    ——————

    to Jaclyn Rossetti <JRossetti(at)somervillema.gov>
    cc Thomas Champion <TChampion(at)somervillema.gov>
    date Tue, Aug…


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    Posted in Public Records / FOIA Requests, Special, Traffic & Parking | 8 Comments »

    30-Day Comment Period on MPO Transportation Improvement Plan

    Posted by a 8:46 pm on August 23, 2009

    30-Day Comment Period on MPO Transportation Improvement Plan

    Starts Mon. Aug. 24
    Ends Wed. Sep. 23

    The draft Transportation Improvement Plan 2010-2013 (TIP) and Regional Transportation Plan 2010-2030 (RFP) are available…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Neighborhoods and Squares, Special, Transportation, Transportation Projects | 4 Comments »

    Somerville Committee on Public Health and Public Safety

    Posted by a 8:35 pm on

    Somerville Committee on Public Health and Public Safety

    Wed. Aug. 26, 7:30 PM

    2nd Floor Committee Room
    Somerville City Hall
    93 Highland Ave.
    Somerville MA (map)…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Neighborhoods and Squares, Public Health & Safety, Special, Sports, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

    Housing Trends in Somerville

    Posted by a 8:35 pm on

    Housing Trends in Somerville

    Tues. Aug. 25, 6:30 PM

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

    This important meeting, sponsored by the City of Somerville…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Housing, Neighborhoods and Squares, Special | No Comments »

    SCC 40th Anniversary Celebration

    Posted by a 10:05 pm on August 20, 2009

    Celebrating at:

    The Center for Arts at the Armory

    191 Highland Ave, Somerville

    Visit the Somerville Community Corporation online at SomervilleCDC.org


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    Tufts Community Day

    Posted by a 9:52 pm on

    From the Tufts website:
    All are invited to a day of education, art, and family entertainment. All activities, including lunch, are free of charge.

    Residents, neighbors and friends are invited to celebrate the seventh annual Community day at Tufts University from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. The event will take place on the academic quad at Tufts’ Medford and Somerville campus and is cosponsored by the two cities.…


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    Posted in All Ages, Announcements, Arts and Culture, Events, Neighborhoods and Squares, Special, Tufts | No Comments »

    Somerville Planning Board and Land Use Committee Joint Meeting

    Posted by a 5:12 pm on August 16, 2009

    Somerville Planning Board and Land Use Committee Joint Meeting

    Thurs. Aug. 20, 6:00 PM

    Aldermanic Chamber
    Somerville City Hall
    93 Highland Ave.
    Somerville MA (map)

    Agenda


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    MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

    Posted by a 5:11 pm on

    MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

    Thurs. Aug. 20, 9 AM

    State Transportation Building
    Conf Rms 2-3
    10 Park Plaza
    Boston MA (map)

    Agenda (PDF)

    This…


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    Posted in All Ages, Buses, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Special, Trains, Transportation, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

    Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

    Posted by a 5:03 pm on

    Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

    Mon. Aug. 17, 7 PM

    Community Room
    Visiting Nurses Association
    259 Lowell St.
    Somerville MA (map)

    The monthly meeting of STEP provides an…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Neighborhoods and Squares, Special, Transportation, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

    Human Rights Commission Public Meeting

    Posted by a 11:24 pm on August 10, 2009

    2nd Floor Conference Room
    Super Stop & Shop
    775 Mcgrath Hwy

    Agenda:

    • Director’s Report
    • Immigrant Police Dialogues
    • Snow Removal Committee
    • Other activities
    • Recruitment
    • Evaluate

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    Posted in All Ages, Announcements, Civil and Human Rights, Events, Special | No Comments »

    MBTA Fare Increases and Service Cuts: Somerville Workshop

    Posted by a 7:38 pm on August 9, 2009

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    MBTA Fare Increases and Service Cuts: Somerville Workshop

    Thurs. Aug. 13, 5:30 PM

    Auditorium
    Somerville High School
    81 Highland Ave.
    Somerville MA (map)…


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    Posted in All Ages, Buses, Neighborhoods and Squares, Special, Trains | 2 Comments »

    Broadway Rezoning Community Meeting

    Posted by a 7:37 pm on

    Broadway Rezoning Community Meeting

    Wed. Aug 12, 6:30 PM

    Cross Street Senior Center
    165 Broadway
    Somerville MA (map)

    This is the last of a series of community meetings…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Economy & Poverty, Environment and Open Space, Events, Neighborhoods and Squares, Special, Transportation | No Comments »

    Comment Period for Mass Highway Improvements around Assembly Square

    Posted by a 10:36 pm on August 2, 2009

    Comment Period for Mass Highway Improvements around Assembly Square

    Ends Mon., Aug. 3, 2009.

    The comment period for the proposed highway changes around Assembly Square ends Mon., Aug. 3, 2009. The existing proposals…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

    Comment Period for Transportation Improvement Plan 2007-2010 (Correction)

    Posted by a 10:10 pm on

    Comment Period for Transportation Improvement Plan 2007-2010 and Unified Planning Work Program 2010 (Correction)

    Ends Tues., Aug. 4, 2009, 5 PM

    The comment period for the Federal Transportation Improvement Plan 2007-2010…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

    Public Hearing: Proposed Amendments to Mass Air Quality Standards

    Posted by a 8:15 pm on

    Public Hearing: Proposed Amendments to Mass Air Quality Standards

    Tues. Aug. 4 10 AM

    MA Department of Environmental Protection
    2nd Fl. Atlantic Conf. Rm.
    One Winter St.
    Boston MA (…


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    Special Meeting, Somerville Board of Aldermen

    Posted by a 8:15 pm on

    Special Meeting, Somerville Board of Aldermen

    Tues. Aug. 4 6:30 PM

    Aldermanic Chamber
    Somerville City Hall
    93 Highland Ave.
    Somerville MA (map)

    This special meeting of the Board…


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    Posted in All Ages, City Finances, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Transportation | No Comments »

    Transportation and Infrastructure Trends in Somerville

    Posted by a 8:14 pm on

    Transportation and Infrastructure Trends in Somerville

    Tues. Aug. 4, 6:30 PM

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

    This important meeting, sponsored by the…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Transportation | No Comments »

    End of Comment Period Urban Ring Phase 2

    Posted by a 8:13 pm on

    End of Comment Period Urban Ring Phase 2 EEA #12565

    End of comment period:
    Aug. 7, 2009

    The Executive Office of Transportation has filed a Notice of Project Change that modifies…


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    Gilman Square T-Stop Community Corridor Planning Meeting

    Posted by a 8:13 pm on

    Gilman Square T-Stop Community Corridor Planning Meeting

    Wed. Aug. 5, 6 PM

    Community Room
    Pearl Street Park
    238 Pearl St.
    Somerville MA (map)

    This important event is…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

    Urban Ring Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

    Posted by a 10:11 pm on July 26, 2009

    Urban Ring Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

    Tues. July 28, 4 PM

    State Transportation Building
    Conf Rms 2-3
    10 Park Plaza
    Boston MA (map)

    Notice of


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    Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

    Posted by a 10:10 pm on

    Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

    Mon. July 27, 7 PM

    Community Room
    Visiting Nurses Association
    259 Lowell St.
    Somerville MA (map)

    The monthly meeting of STEP provides an…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Transportation | No Comments »

    Somerville Traffic Commission Meeting

    Posted by a 10:09 pm on

    Somerville Traffic Commission Meeting

    Thurs. July 30, 5 PM

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

    Report of Parking Solutions Task Force, June


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    Posted in All Ages, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Traffic & Parking | No Comments »

    Somerville Housing and Land Use Joint Committee Meeting

    Posted by a 10:07 pm on

    Somerville Housing and Land Use Joint Committee Meeting

    Wed. July 29, 7 PM

    Aldermanic Chamber
    Somerville City Hall
    93 Highland Ave.
    Somerville  MA (map)

    Agenda (MS


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    Posted in All Ages, City Finances, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Housing, Neighborhoods and Squares, Special, Transportation | No Comments »

    Citizen Scientist Training Workshop

    Posted by a 10:06 pm on

    Citizen Scientist Training Workshop

    Sat. Aug 1 PM – 4 PM

    Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH)
    143 Border St.
    East Boston MA (map)

    This workshop sponsored by…


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    Posted in All Ages, Environment and Open Space, Events, Public Health & Safety, Special | No Comments »

    Inner Belt / Brickbottom T-Stop Community Corridor Planning Meeting

    Posted by a 7:10 pm on

    Inner Belt / Brickbottom T-Stop Community Corridor Planning Meeting

    Wed. July 29, 6 PM

    Holiday Inn
    30 Washington St.
    Somerville MA (map)

    List of Meetings


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    Union Square T-Stop Community Corridor Planning Meeting

    Posted by a 6:30 pm on July 19, 2009

    Union Square T-Stop Community Corridor Planning Meeting

    Sat. July 25, 10 AM

    Boys and Girls Club
    181 Washington St.
    Somerville MA (map)

    List of Meetings


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Transportation Projects | 1 Comment »

    Assembly Square Access Improvement Public Hearing

    Posted by a 6:30 pm on

    Assembly Square Access Improvement Public Hearing

    Thurs. July 23, 7 PM

    Cross Street Senior Center
    165 Broadway
    Somerville MA (map)

    Hearing Notice (PDF)

    This…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

    Boston MPO Open House

    Posted by a 5:05 pm on

    Boston MPO Open House

    Wed. July 22, in two sessions
    12 PM (#1) and 5:30 PM (#2)

    MPO Conference Room
    Suite 2150, State Transportation Building
    10 Park Plaza
    Boston (…


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    Transportation and Infrastructure Trends in Somerville

    Posted by a 4:42 pm on

    Transportation and Infrastructure Trends in Somerville

    Tues. July 21, 6:30 PM

    Cafeteria
    Capuano Early Childhood Center
    150 Glen St.
    Somerville MA (map)

    This important meeting, sponsored by the…


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    Posted in All Ages, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Transportation | No Comments »

    Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

    Posted by a 4:35 pm on

    Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

    Mon. July 20, 6:00 PM

    Federal Realty Investment Trust
    5 Middlesex Ave. Suite 401
    Somerville MA (map)

    This important event is sponsored by Federal…


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    Posted in All Ages, City Finances, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Transportation | No Comments »

    Social Media Project

    Posted by a 10:32 am on June 24, 2009

    Social media project that shows how social media affects online gaming networks in different countries and the slang and different use of words that are used over the internet


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    Facebook World

    Posted by a 10:30 am on

    A video we made expressing how facebook joins the whole world through one website…


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    Facebook lessons

    Posted by a 10:21 am on

    Aunts,uncles and parents have gotten facebooks and myspaces. Where they can embarrass us, here in this video is an Aunt giving her niece a grammar lesson. You can watch it here


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    Tweet Tweet for Twitter

    Posted by a 10:20 am on

    This video was created for a TV and Media class. We were told to make a vlog about social networking and how sometimes it can get out of hand. This video describes the actions of…


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    Somerville Human Rights Commission

    Posted by a 9:55 pm on June 15, 2009

    Public meeting of the Somerville Human Rights Commission
    Thursday, June 18th, 2009
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    2nd Floor social hall, Tufts Administration Bldg, 167 Holland St., Somerville

    Agenda:

    • Introductions (10 min)
    • Discussion on DHS

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    Davis Sq. Task Force Meeting June 22

    Posted by a 8:21 pm on

    DAVIS SQUARE TASK FORCE MEETING, will be held on Monday, June 22, 7 p.m., at the TAB Building, 167 Holland Street.  Open to all.

    Agenda meeting:  Wednesday, June 17, Au Bon Pain…


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    Posted in Events, Neighborhoods and Squares, Special | 1 Comment »

    Our perspective towards social media

    Posted by a 8:19 pm on May 1, 2009

    teenagers today get bored easily and use internet for many reasons which may not seem professional. One of the main reasons is interactivity. teens talk a lot with their friends. they share their everyday life…


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    Anti-Social Networking

    Posted by a 8:18 pm on

    We use myspace/facebook because we want to stay in contact with our friends and meet new people. Also it’s fun because you get to express yourself, what you like, and your personality. …


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    Media Sources

    Posted by a 8:16 pm on

    As a group we came to a conclusion that we mostly use the computer for myspace.com, facebook.com, orkut.com, and youtube.com. The time we spend on these websites are approximately 2 hours a day. On these websites we…


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    Tweet Tweet for Twitter

    Posted by a 8:14 pm on

    Twitter is a magnificent social website  where one can let people know what they are doing.  Many famous people have twitter and post on twitter. Twitter is a great place to show that famous people…


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    School is Changing?

    Posted by a 3:38 pm on April 3, 2009

    How would I change the school?…


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    Posted in Schools and Youth, Special | 3 Comments »

    Changes I Would Make to Somerville High

    Posted by a 3:35 pm on

    Being as student at Somerville High School and seeing how things are run and the curriculum that is followed makes me think about how I would change if I had the chance.  Although I love…


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    Posted in Schools and Youth, Special | 1 Comment »

    My School…My Way?

    Posted by a 3:30 pm on

    The absolute first thing I would change about school would be the time. I would push back the time by a few hours. I think if students weren’t half asleep for the first few classes…


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    Posted in Schools and Youth, Special | 3 Comments »

    Just school is not even close to education

    Posted by a 3:21 pm on

    Day by day, our schools narrow our mind of being wide and free. “I’m bored”, that is what teenagers say the most and me myself being a teenager think it is true. Things are getting…


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    Posted in Schools and Youth, Special | 1 Comment »

    Changing School

    Posted by a 3:11 pm on

    Education is great and I believe every person needs it. If I could change the way school is taught then I would. Most academic classes (english,history, math, etc…) are all basically alike and it just feels like every…


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    Posted in Schools and Youth, Special | 3 Comments »

    If I was in charge of my school…

    Posted by a 3:07 pm on

    If I was in charge of my school, there would be a few things that I would change. One thing that I would change would be to make school more interactive and fun. I would…


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    Posted in Schools and Youth, Special | 1 Comment »

    ways school could be more interesting

    Posted by a 3:03 pm on

    Currently i dont think anyone can say they like school. People think school is too boring because its all work and academics and what not. School can be more interesting if it has something to…


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    Posted in Schools and Youth, Special | 1 Comment »

    future schools

    Posted by a 2:59 pm on

              my dream school is the best. a place where kids aren’t criticized about what they read, their smartness, or even color. all classes are fun, meaning activities are played and planned, students have opportunities…


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    Posted in Schools and Youth, Special | 2 Comments »

    Change our School! Mold our Minds!

    Posted by a 2:48 pm on

    “School is boring,” and “I hate school”  is what I often hear from friends. Honestly, I agree! Change the way we learn! Change the fact that what we study today will be forgotten after the…


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    Posted in Schools and Youth, Special | 1 Comment »

    Tv and Media Production

    Posted by a 10:20 pm on March 13, 2009

    I have learned many things in Tv and Media Production. One thing that i have learned is to use a video camera and I have  learned how to use an apple  EMac computer. Another thing…


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    Posted in Special | 1 Comment »

    TV/Media

    Posted by a 10:19 pm on

    Since TV/Media can not be evaluated through testing (MCAS etc) a way to evaluate our progress is to watch the videos…


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    Posted in Special | 2 Comments »

    T.V. and Media

    Posted by a 10:18 pm on

    [kml_flashembed movie="http://blip.tv/play/Ae_IVo_wfg" width="400" height="350" allowfullscreen="true" /]I originally didn’t sign up for t.v and media but my guidance counselor switched me into this class. So far I am lucky that she switched me into this class…


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    TV and Media Production

    Posted by a 10:17 pm on

    I am actually glad that i joined this class. I have learned many things in the few weeks that i have been in this course. Our TV and Media Production class is important specially if…


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    Art is important

    Posted by a 10:14 pm on

    TV media is a class where you do not require to be genius, you do not have to be smart. the important thing about tv media is that it shows how creative you are and…


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    t.v media

    Posted by a 10:08 pm on

    [kml_flashembed movie="http://blip.tv/play/Ae_ITwA" width="400" height="320" allowfullscreen="true" /]What i have learned from t.v media so fair is how to make videos. Also how to make a presentation with pictures and auto.

    I think that tax dollars…


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    Posted by a 10:07 pm on

    So far in TV and Media Production I have learned the basic steps to filming and putting your own likes to it. I do think that tax dollars should be paying for a program such…


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    Posted in Special | 1 Comment »

    TV Media Production.

    Posted by a 9:55 pm on

    So far in TV Media Production, I’ve learned how to successfully record videos successfully. I learned that the red dot on the screen is the record button. I also learned all the different shots you…


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    Posted in Special | 1 Comment »

    My Amazing TV/Media Production Class

    Posted by a 9:00 pm on

    1) So far in my TV/Media Production class. First I learned what the basics are in iMovie on Macs. I learned how to control the audio, such as how to move it around to my…


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    TV and Media at Somerville High School

    Posted by a 8:51 pm on

    I will use what I have learned in m TV and Media Class outside of the classroom. I learned a lot of different things in this class that I would not know how to do…


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    My Digital Story

    Posted by a 8:35 pm on

    1) What have you learned so far in TV and media production?

    I’ve learned certain techniques that may be used in the actual media buisness. These techniques include things such as the rule of…


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