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9/13/14 Mobility Revolution Workshop

Posted by a 11:17 pm on September 9, 2014

The workshop will focus on how our city can take advantage of coming changes in mobility to create a neighborhood that is better for jobs, businesses, housing, open space, and community, and preserves the unique creative culture of Union Square. More…


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9/10/14 Union Square Civic Advisory Committee Public Meeting

Posted by a 11:14 pm on

The Advisory Committee will hear updates from the City and from US2, the Union Square Master Developer, about the planning process for the Union Square T-Stop. More…


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7/31/14 SomerVision Zoning Workshop: Community Benefits

Posted by a 3:39 pm on July 27, 2014

Workshop sessions are held on Thurs. 6/12/14 – 8/28/14. This session focuses on the community benefits proposed in the new ordinance.


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7/17/14 McGrath Highway/McCarthy Boulevard Meeting

Posted by a 10:45 pm on July 14, 2014

Agenda includes the design work and environmental review required for the short-term improvements and the long-term conversion into a “complete streets” boulevard. More…


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7/9/14 Union Square Civic Advisory Committee Public Meeting

Posted by a 7:31 pm on July 8, 2014

The Advisory Committee will meet with US2, the Union Square Master Developer Designee, to begin the planning process around the Union Square T-Stop. More…


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7/10/14 ADA Hearing on Equivalent Facilitation Request for GLX

Posted by a 8:41 pm on July 7, 2014

The Equivalent Facilitation Request summarizes how ADA requirements are to be addressed by the GLX project, along with variances requested mostly caused by the existing rail corridor geography. More…


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7/10/14 Joint Somerville Planning Board and Land Use Committee Hearing

Posted by a 9:40 pm on June 30, 2014

Agenda includes approval of Partners Healthcare site and building design, which erases four city blocks with a suburban industrial campus, and an amendment to Section 7.13.A to require a special permit for ground floor office uses in corridor commerical and transit oriented district. Please come and make your views known. More…


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Posted in All Ages, Assembly Square, Beat Reporter, Comprehensive Plan, Development and Zoning, Events, Jobs, Mystic River, Orange Line, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

4/17/14 Legislative Matters Committee Meeting

Posted by a 9:04 pm on April 14, 2014

Agenda includes approval of a Complete Streets Ordinance to insure equal access for all users of the public ways. More…


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4/14/14 Lowell Street Station Area Plan Comment Period

Posted by a 9:02 pm on

The Lowell Street area plan gives a preview of how the Lowell Street area might change over the next 15 years. Check it out and make your views known. More…


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1/14/14 – 2/5/14 Green Line Extension Project Meetings

Posted by a 9:40 pm on January 12, 2014

If you live within one of the areas being affected, you should attend the relevant meeting to learn what is proposed in your neighborhood. More…


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Posted in All Ages, Ball Square, Beat Reporter, College Avenue, Development and Zoning, Events, Gilman Square, Green Line, Lowell Street, Transportation, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

12/16/13 Inner Belt/Brickbottom Planning Open House

Posted by a 9:57 pm on December 15, 2013

The Somerville Planning Department is sponsoring an Open House regarding changes to the Inner Belt/Brickbottom area. The Inner Belt/Brickbottom area is one of very few transformational areas left in Somerville. It is also very close to the Green Line tracks. More…


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Tufts University’s Tax Exemption, Silver Medal for Bikeability, High Schooler Gets ESPN’s Attention

Posted by a 1:24 pm on November 27, 2013

Somerville Neighborhood News – Nov. 26 episode now posted

Wonder how much Tufts would owe the City of Somerville if it had to pay real estate taxes? Curious…


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Posted in Beat Reporter, Bicycles, City Finances, Davis Square, Economy & Poverty, Historical, Investigative Reports, Media, Powderhouse Square, Transportation Projects, Tufts, Uncategorized, Union Square, Video | No Comments »

11/18/13 Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting Notes

Posted by a 6:25 pm on November 24, 2013

The streets, sidewalks and ground floor retail on the four mixed use blocks will have their grand opening Memorial Day 2014. The new Orange Line T-stop is slated to open in July or so. According to Federal Realty, a grocery store at the IKEA site is not off the table. More…


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11/18/13 Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted by a 6:07 pm on November 4, 2013

ASPAC meetings provide a venue for communicating directly with the major developer of Assembly Square. More…


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11/18/13 Union Square Streetscape Project Kickoff Meeting

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Union Square is a key economic hub in Somerville, surrounded by residential neighborhoods that must coexist with it. More…


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11/14/13 Somerville Redevelopment Authority Meeting

Posted by a 6:03 pm on

Agenda includes Assembly Square update, Casino update, and Union Square master developer RFQ. More…


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Posted in All Ages, Assembly Square, Beat Reporter, City Finances, Comprehensive Plan, Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Housing, Neighborhoods and Squares, Orange Line, Transportation, Transportation Projects, Union Square | 1 Comment »

11/13/13 MassDOT Meeting on McGrath Corridor Improvements

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The McGrath Corridor includes a flyover that cuts Somerville in pieces. It was originally a boulevard and should be a boulevard again. More…


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10/10/13 Somerville Redevelopment Authority Meeting

Posted by a 5:02 pm on October 6, 2013

Agenda not available. Current issues include Union Square takings, major change to Assembly Square urban renewal plan. More…


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10/26/13 MVTF 2013 Annual Meeting Announcement

Posted by a 10:08 pm on September 29, 2013

Assembly Square is transforming. The new Baxter State Park along the Mystic between Route 38 and Draw 7 Park has opened. The Orange Line T-Stop is framed in, and Federal Realty and Avalon Bay have walls up on mixed-use developments on the river side of the site. More…


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Posted in All Ages, Assembly Square, Beat Reporter, Comprehensive Plan, Davis Square, Development and Zoning, East Somerville, Environment and Open Space, Events, Green Line, Mystic River, Red Line, Transportation, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

8/20/13 Somerville Bicycle Committee Meeting

Posted by a 9:29 pm on August 18, 2013

Agenda includes an update on the Beacon Street reconstruction. More…


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Union Square Transportation Data- Do Performance Measures Include Accessibility, Economic factors?

Posted by a 2:19 pm on August 12, 2013

What kinds of performance measures were examined prior to the recent announcement about Union Square’s upcoming transportation improvements?


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Posted in Accessibility, Civil and Human Rights, Comprehensive Plan, Development and Zoning, Economy & Poverty, Pedestrians, Public Health & Safety, Public Records / FOIA Requests, Seniors, Transportation, Transportation Projects, Union Square | No Comments »

7/25/13 Boston Region MPO Meetings

Posted by a 9:40 pm on July 21, 2013

The Boston MPO is holding back-to-back meetings on the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and on Long Range-Transportation Plan (LRTP) Amendments. The UPWP and the LRTP cover all transportation funding opportunities in Massachusetts, short-term and long-term. If a project does not appear in the MPO transportation documents, it will not happen. More…


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Posted in All Ages, Assembly Square, Beat Reporter, College Avenue, Davis Square, Development and Zoning, Events, Gilman Square, Green Line, Lowell Street, Orange Line, Porter Square, Red Line, Transportation, Transportation Projects, Union Square | No Comments »

7/10/13 Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project Public Information Meeting

Posted by a 6:14 pm on July 7, 2013

Both Cambridge and Somerville will be affected by the lane shifts and closures. If your commute requires traversing the bridge and the roads that feed into it, you should attend this meeting. More…


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6/25/13 Sullivan Square Disposition Study Meeting

Posted by a 8:52 pm on June 16, 2013

This is a public planning and visioning exercise to determine the character of new development and open space in Sullivan Square. Sullivan Square is an important area for Somerville citizens living just over the border. More…


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6/18/13, 6/20/13 Green Line Extension Station Design Updates

Posted by a 8:44 pm on

These station designs should integrate well with your neighborhoods. Go and see that they do.


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6/6/13 MassDOT Design Meeting on McGrath Highway Bridge over Gilman Street

Posted by a 7:45 pm on June 2, 2013

Proposal is to replace the existing three-span bridge with a one-span bridge. Two sidewalks are proposed, and a section of Gilman Street will be reconstructed. Acquisitions and easements may be required. More…


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5/28/13 Somerville by Design – East Somerville

Posted by a 9:01 pm on May 26, 2013

Broadway from Winter Hill to East Somerville initiative was presented last year. It is time to extend this initiative further into East Somerville. More…


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Posted in Beat Reporter, Buses, Development and Zoning, East Somerville, Events, Green Line, Housing, Mystic River, Neighborhoods and Squares, Traffic & Parking, Transportation Projects, Winter Hill | No Comments »

5/9/13 Green Line Extension Open House

Posted by a 7:58 pm on May 6, 2013

The Open House provides an opportunity to tour the new office, meet the GLX project team, get project updates, and provide feedback on the current state of the project. More…


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4/8/13 – 4/11/13 Comment on Transportation Bond Bills

Posted by a 9:29 pm on April 7, 2013

The Green Line Extension and Assembly Square T-Stop may be at risk if inadequate funding is provided. Make your views known. More…


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Posted in Assembly Square, Ball Square, Beat Reporter, College Avenue, Comprehensive Plan, Development and Zoning, Events, Gilman Square, Green Line, Lowell Street, Magoun Square, MBTA, Orange Line, Transportation, Transportation Projects, Union Square | No Comments »

3/15/13 – 4/9/13 Comment Period for Union Square Urban Revitalization Plan ENF

Posted by a 8:55 pm on March 24, 2013

Remediation of contaminated industrial areas in the Union Square area has been an issue. It may be in your interest to comment on the Environmental Notification Form. More…


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3/11/13 Ethanol Transport Draft Findings Public Informational Meeting

Posted by a 8:12 pm on March 3, 2013

Trains carrying large amounts of flammable alcohol would pass through Somerville, including Porter Square, Brickbottom, East Broadway, and Assembly Square. More…


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3/5/13 Beacon Street Public Meeting

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This project is controversial because the proposed cycle track could remove parking spaces. More…


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3/6/13 Transportation Finance Forum

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The state’s transportation infrastructure is long overdue for repairs and maintenance. Come to this forum to learn what options are on the table. More…


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The Beacon Street Cycle Track: False Promises of Cycling Safety and a Burden on the Neighborhood

Posted by a 8:07 pm on February 24, 2013

Another public meeting for Beacon Street Reconstruction meeting is coming on up on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:00pm in the Argenziano School cafetorium (290 Washington Street). I strongly urge all with an interest in the…


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Posted in Beacon Street, Bicycles, Pedestrians, Politics, Public Health & Safety, Traffic & Parking, Transportation Projects, Uncategorized, Ward 2 | No Comments »

1/31/13 Somerville Design Review Committee Meeting

Posted by a 9:52 pm on January 30, 2013

Agenda includes two buildings on block 2 of Assembly Square. One is a food-service building and the other is a mixed-use building with retail and office uses. More…


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12/11/12 Green Line Construction Kick-off!

Posted by a 8:38 pm on December 9, 2012

Governor Patrick, Secretary Davey, Congressman Capuano, Mayor Curtatone, and other state and local elected officials are holding a kickoff ceremony for construction of Phase I of Green Line extension. The shovels are going into the ground. The Green Line Extension is really happening!


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Posted in All Ages, Beat Reporter, Comprehensive Plan, Events, Gilman Square, Green Line, Lowell Street, Magoun Square, MBTA, Neighborhoods and Squares, Teele Square, Transportation, Transportation Projects, Union Square | No Comments »

12/11/12 GLX Community Path Design Meeting

Posted by a 8:34 pm on

Bicyclists, pedestrians, and other users of the Community Path should come to this meeting and ask that the CPX crossing over the Fitchburg Line be designed in.


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12/6/12 Rutherford Ave. Redesign Community Meeting

Posted by a 6:07 pm on December 2, 2012

Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square are just over the Somerville line in Boston. Somervillians who use the Sullivan Square T-Stop should come to the meeting and participate.


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11/28/12, 11/29/12 Station Area Planning Event #2: Design Meetings

Posted by a 7:45 pm on November 25, 2012

Come, look, listen, and participate. Neighbors and other stakeholders should assert their interests early rather than late.


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11/27/12, 11/29/12 Future of Transportation in MA Public Meetings

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Come and participate. These meetings are part of developing a badly needed long-term financing plan for the state’s transportation system.


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WALKING/BIKING TOUR OF THE PROPOSED COMMUNITY PATH EXTENSION

Posted by a 6:37 pm on October 5, 2012

Tour Date: Saturday, 10/20 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm.

Rain Date: Sunday  10/21, same time.

Tour info and weather-related updates:

http://www.facebook.com/events/536681823014262/

 

Meet at

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Posted in Ages 18+, All Ages, Bicycles, Davis Square, East Somerville, Environment and Open Space, Events, Gilman Square, Green Line, MBTA, Neighborhoods and Squares, Pedestrians, Trains, Transportation, Transportation Projects | No Comments »

9/18/12 Beacon Street Reconstruction Kickoff Meeting

Posted by a 6:00 pm on September 16, 2012

This meeting is called by the Somerville OSPCD to describe planned changes to Beacon Street. Changes to Beacon Street can affect people from Porter Square to Inman Square.


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10/10/12 MVTF 2012 Annual Meeting

Posted by a 7:37 pm on September 9, 2012

Key issues are responding to IKEA’s withdrawal from Assembly Square and monitoring the City’s progress with the Comprehensive Plan.


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Maxwell’s Green Entrance Signs/Walls on Lowell Street are Blocking the Sightlines to/from Community Path, despite almost half a million dollars in state Transit Oriented Development funding

Posted by a 4:47 pm on September 5, 2012

The Friends of the Community Path sent this letter to the George Proakis and the Planning Board on August 17, with no reply so far:…


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Posted in Accessibility, Bicycles, Civic Action, Crime, Environment and Open Space, Green Line, Magoun Square, Neighborhoods and Squares, Pedestrians, Public Health & Safety, Seniors, Transportation, Transportation Projects, Ward 3, Ward 5 | No Comments »

9/18/12 MassDOT Public Transit Improvements Public Hearings

Posted by a 1:12 pm on August 25, 2012

The status of the Green Line Extension project, among others, will be presented.


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Walk Alewife Greenway boardwalk links Somerville, Arlington

Posted by a 7:48 am on August 21, 2012

Adam Auster of Arlington, in an Aug. 19 update, notes you may now walk on the boardwalk at the Alewife Greenway path, connecting to the Minuteman Bikeway to Somerville.

See an update and photos…


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2012-2015 TIP Amendment Two Comment Period and Meeting

Posted by a 4:28 pm on July 15, 2012

Plan includes money for extending the Somerville Community Path from Cedar Street to Lowell Street and money for the Green Line Extension to College Avenue and Union Square. To show support for these plans, send e-mail to publicinformation@ctps.org.


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6/12/12 Statewide Day of Action for Transit Justice

Posted by a 3:42 pm on June 10, 2012

Fare hikes and service cuts hurt economically depressed areas first. Somerville will only get its transportation needs met if the legislature adequately funds the MBTA and other mass transit.


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6/12/12 Boston Region MPO Public Meeting (Boston)

Posted by a 5:11 pm on June 3, 2012

The air quality determination governs whether the state is required to do all of the Green Line Extension or whether it can quit early.


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6/11/12 Transportation Summit

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Somerville will only get its transportation needs met if the legislature adequately funds the MBTA and other mass transit.

For more information, see MPO Transportation Im


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5/31/12 McCarthy Overpass Community Meeting

Posted by a 7:09 pm on May 20, 2012

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


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5/30/12 Assembly Square PAC Meeting

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Assembly Row and Assembly Square T-Stop development has started. It’s time to move ahead with the Transportation Mitigation Plan.


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5/23/12 Assembly Orange Line T-Stop Community Meeting

Posted by a 7:33 pm on May 13, 2012

Managing neighborhood impacts is necessary for the success of the Assembly Square T-Stop project.


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5/22/12 Public Meeting on Green Line Retaining/Noise Walls

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Managing neighborhood impacts is necessary for the success of the Green Line Extension project.


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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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5/3/12 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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4/30/12 Assembly Row Groundbreaking Ceremony

Posted by a 9:12 pm on

Ceremony marks the start of retail/residential construction of Phase I of the Assembly Square mixed-use development.


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4/25/12 Design Public Hearing on Gilman Street Bridge (McGrath Highway)

Posted by a 6:55 pm on April 15, 2012

The Gilman Street bridge design must be consistent with the Gilman Square Green Line T-Stop.


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4/4, 4/19, 4/25 Inner Belt Symposium

Posted by a 1:08 pm on April 1, 2012

The Inner Belt struggle was the first time Boston-area neighborhoods stood up for their own interests with regard to transportation improvements.


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3/26/12 Housing and Community Development Committee Meeting

Posted by a 6:19 pm on March 25, 2012

Agenda includes Magoun Square, Union Square, Somerville Avenue, planned bridge repairs by Mass DOT, and the Comprehensive Plan.


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3/21/12 Green Line Extension Public Meeting: Ball Square and College Avenue

Posted by a 2:50 pm on March 11, 2012

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


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3/7/12 Grounding McGrath Working Group Meeting

Posted by a 2:43 pm on March 4, 2012

The McGrath overpass cuts Somerville in pieces. A boulevard would work better with the new Green Line T-Stop at Union Square.


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Somerville Variance Hearing 2/27/12: Community Path Cedar to Lowell

Posted by a 1:54 pm on February 24, 2012

This Monday, the Architectural Access State Board will hear the City of Somerville’s request to waive the necessity to place an accessible ramp adjacent to a proposed shortcut between the Lowell St. bridge and the future Community Path Extension. Public transportation stewardship begins at home! Let’s encourage Somerville’s deciders to sTop wasting local and sTate transportation resources on exclusive facilities- and instead, plan for the future by designing accessible multi-modal pedestrian routes at every step.


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1/25/12 Green Line Extension Corridor-Wide Public Meeting

Posted by a 8:01 pm on January 15, 2012

Agenda includes the early bridge and demolition package, affecting the Medford Street Rail Bridge (Somerville), the Harvard Street Rail Bridge (Medford), and 21 Water Street (Cambridge).


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12/7/11 Green Line Extension Design Working Group

Posted by a 6:41 pm on December 4, 2011

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


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11/21/11 Public Hearing on Community Path Design

Posted by a 4:13 pm on November 13, 2011

This is a first look at the proposed design for the Community Path. All concerned with the path and the Green Line Extension should show up and comment.


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11/15/11 Assembly Square Station Project Meeting

Posted by a 7:59 pm on November 6, 2011

It is very important that the public catch up with the Assembly Square T-stop project progress and decisions.


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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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10/25/11 Mystic River Watershed Association Annual Meeting

Posted by a 8:00 pm on October 23, 2011

Melissa Hoffer of the Conservation Law Foundation will speak on the role of legal advocacy in environmental protection and restoration.


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11/3/11 Planning Board Meeting

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Agenda includes a special permit for dry boat storage at 74 Foley Street in Assembly Square, possibly for boats from the Winter Hill Yacht Club.


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Great job, Joe!

Posted by a 5:06 pm on October 16, 2011

At Chester and Elm Streets in Davis Square, the brick curb cuts have been replaced with concrete, compliant ones. People using wheelchairs and other rolling mobility devices at this location can now rock and roll to the beat of the Ville, knowing that they don’t have to “pull the hill” at either end of the crosswalk. Keep up the good work, Mayor Joe!


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11/2/11 Mystic Valley Parkway Green Line Extension Final Public Meeting

Posted by a 8:38 pm on October 9, 2011

Completing the Green Line Extension to Route 16 is essential to Somerville’s future. Make your voice heard.


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10/20/11 Green Line Extension Environmental Assessment and Public Comment Period

Posted by a 8:36 pm on

This hearing is preceded at 6:00 by a Shovel Ready Rally and Mock Groundbreaking in front of Somerville High School to protest Green Line delays. It is essential that the Green Line Extension be carried out on time with responsible attention to environmental impacts.


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10/18/11 Charlestown Neighborhood Council Meeting

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


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10/12/11 Green Line Public Workshop on Maintenance Facility

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The Maintenance Facility is currently located at Option L, as far as possible from Brickbottom. This is a good opportunity to weigh in on this design.


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10/6/11 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 6:58 pm on September 25, 2011

Agenda includes public hearings on proposed developments at Blocks 1 and 4 of Assembly Square. These developments help fulfill the financial conditions needed for the success of the Assembly Square DIF and iCubed programs.


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10/5/11 Mystic View Task Force Annual Meeting

Posted by a 7:21 am on September 19, 2011

We will present a summary of the City’s almost finished Comprehensive Plan, followed by discussion. The plan is the product of over two years of work by the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee.


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9/19/11 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

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The group will review the zoning change maps, begin to review the comprehensive plan draft document, and create a map describing future transportation improvements.


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9/22/11 Somerville Community Path Workshop

Posted by a 6:49 pm on September 18, 2011

Extending the Community Path along the proposed Green Line spur will encourage people to bike and walk through central Somerville.


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What Is the Boston MPO and Why Is It Important?

Posted by a 7:29 pm on September 11, 2011

The Boston MPO is a Federally-mandated organization responsible for conducting transportation planning for the Boston region. Among other documents, it produces a yearly Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), which allocates funding for transportation improvements. A project must be included in the TIP to receive Federal funds. The Green Line Extension has been omitted from the 2012-2015 TIP. As a result, Massachusetts is in danger of losing its Federal transportation funding.


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9/22/11 Boston Region MPO Meeting – MPO vote on TIP and LRTP

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At this meeting the MPO will vote on whether to ignore the needs of Somerville and Medford residents and push back the Green Line Extension to 2018.


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9/20/11 Grounding McGrath: Public Information Meeting

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An important improvement to McGrath Highway would be to return it to its original concept, as a ground-level boulevard with predestrian crossings.


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9/8/11 Design Review Committee Meeting

Posted by a 8:05 pm on September 6, 2011

Agenda includes Assembly Square mixed use buildings on Blocks 1, 3, and 4, 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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UnSafe Routes to School, East Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 1:42 pm on September 5, 2011

The Community Access Project did a reality check of the 2010 East Somerville Safe Routes 2 School Map. We found that less than 20% of the pedestrian features are even up to basic standard code. “Safe” is a misnomer.

These streets ain’t fit for walkin’.


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9/14/11 Come Shape McGrath/O’Brien Redesign Goals

Posted by a 11:05 pm on August 29, 2011

It is important to reunite neighborhoods, lower traffic speeds, and add more trees to make McGrath Hwy a boulevard.


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6/25/11 Inner Belt Brickbottom Plan Public Meeting and Walkshop

Posted by a 12:14 pm on June 4, 2011

The Inner Belt, soon to have a new Green Line T-Stop, is one of the few locations in Somerville still available for transformation into an economic powerhouse for Somerville.


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6/8/11 Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Posted by a 7:06 pm on May 30, 2011

Among other business, the agenda includes establishing a bus and taxi rental, storage and servicing use on 21 Third Avenue in the Inner Belt. (Somerville could want to use the Inner Belt for a higher use at this point.)


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6/11 Green Line Station Design Public Workshops

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MassDOT and the MBTA are hosting a series of Green Line station design workshops, one for each proposed stop. It is important to integrate the new Green Line stations with the community and with the proposed Community Path. Your participation can help with this process.


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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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3/17/11 Planning Board Meeting

Posted by a 3:39 pm on March 13, 2011

The master plan for the self-storage facility at 50 Middlesex Avenue in Assembly Square is to be presented.


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Monthly Meeting of the Friends of the Community Path – Join us! Thurs 3/10

Posted by a 9:38 pm on March 8, 2011

Please join us in our efforts to connect the Minuteman Bikeway and Charles River path networks, by extending the Community Path!…


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3/11 SomerVision Conversation on Comprehensive Plan

Posted by a 2:39 pm on February 20, 2011

These meetings provide an important opportunity to weigh in on the direction Somerville is setting for its future.


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3/10/11 District Improvement Financing Governing Body Meeting

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The Governing Body determines how much of the tax increment from DIF districts is used for district improvements and how much is returned to the city general fund.


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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

Posted by a 3:43 pm on

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


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2/16/11 Green Line Extension Public Meeting for Mystic Valley Parkway/Route 16 Station

Posted by a 4:07 pm on February 5, 2011

This important connection was omitted from the current Green Line Extension due to lack of funds. It needs your support!


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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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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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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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12/13/10 BOA Housing and Community Development Committee Meeting

Posted by a 6:15 pm on December 5, 2010

The agenda includes the MBTA Green Line Maintenance Facility, including air rights and a possible stadium, and impacts of the Green Line track layout around Brickbottom.


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12/15/10 Informational Meeting on Grand Junction Tracks

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Putting the Grand Junction in use will increase rail traffic next to Brickbottom, which already lives with existing Commuter Rail service and shortly will live with the Green Line extension.


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11/22/10 Public Hearing on Assembly Square District Improvement Financing — Beat Report

Posted by a 4:21 pm on November 24, 2010

There is now a $63 M gap in infrastructure funding for Assembly Square. The Orange Line T-Stop and the rest of the development is in jeopardy unless we close the gap by a combination of stopgap funding and a $25 M DIF in Assembly Square.


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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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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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11/11/10 Meeting of the Friends of the Community Path

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

The meeting will include:

* A brief history of the Friends of the Community Path
* An update on current status of the proposed Path extension
* An overview of our goals and activities
* A discussion of the kinds of help we often need (attending meetings/events, taking minutes, tabling, strategizing, making inroads, mapping, urban planning, writing, fund raising, research, press announcements, technical, web/blog, social networking, schlepping, etc.)
* Q&A


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10/25/10 MassDOT Public Meetings on Craigie Drawbridge Rehabilitation Project

Posted by a 3:09 pm on October 24, 2010

This project will close McGrath Highway or reduce the number of lanes available for several months. Detours and traffic congestion will result. Mitigation should be discussed at this meeting.


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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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Improving pedestrian crossings: volunteers needed

Posted by a 3:21 pm on October 14, 2010

A few volunteers are needed to help us evaluate a new pedestrian safety option for crosswalks in Somerville called a pedestrian-head-start.…


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Tour Somerville by bicycle – Saturday, Oct. 16

Posted by a 7:35 pm on October 8, 2010

The Somerville Bicycle Committee will hold the 18th annual Tour de Somerville on Saturday, October 16. This year’s theme is “Paths, Present and Future: A Mystic River Ramble”.

This bike tour will explore current…


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10/7/10 MassDOT Public Meeting for the Craigie Drawbridge Project

Posted by a 6:53 pm on October 4, 2010

This meeting will present details of the Craigie Drawbridge Rehabilitation project, which will block the Bridge and divert traffic. Traffic that would otherwise go along Memorial Drive may end up going to Route 28 instead and thereby into Somerville.


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10/6/10 MassDOT Public Meeting for the Longfellow Bridge Project

Posted by a 5:56 pm on September 26, 2010

This meeting will present details of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation project, which will block the Bridge and divert traffic.

Traffic that would otherwise go along Memorial Drive may end up going to Route 28 instead and thereby into Somerville.


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9/28/10 Green Line Extension Station Design Presentation

Posted by a 5:52 pm on

These are two identical presentations on the Green Line Extension station design guidelines and requirements. The Tuesday presentation is in Somerville; the same presentation is being given on Wednesday in Medford.

The Green Line Extension stations are now being designed. If you want input into the design, attend one of these meetings and ask questions.


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Assembly Square Change-of-Use Ordinance

Posted by a 1:22 pm on September 19, 2010

A change-of-use ordinance is being submitted to the Board of Aldermen to allow self-storage/wholesale storage in locations in Assembly Square near I-93 and not suitable for better development. I understand that the goal is to allow a developer to place a self-storage facility at the foot of Foley Street, replacing a truck storage facility near the current (poorly-maintained) pedestrian underpass from Assembly Square to the Stop & Shop on Mystic Avenue. The underlying urban design problem is how to use a development in this location to establish a pedestrian-friendly gateway to Assembly Square, given (a) the planned Assembly Square T-Stop at the head of Foley Street and (b) a proposed Foley Street connection under I-93 to East Somerville.

Land use planning is the primary function of municipal government. This ordinance provides an ideal opportunity to observe and participate in the public land use process, from Ordinance to Planning Board special permit.


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New campaign to prevent mistakes of Somerville Ave reconstruction project from being repeated

Posted by a 1:22 pm on September 16, 2010

The following is a letter that was submitted to the Board of Aldermen at last Thursday’s meeting by a group of concerned residents. Do you share these concerns?…


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9/13/10 Public Hearing on Assembly Square Chapter 91 License

Posted by a 6:04 pm on September 12, 2010

Public input is needed on accessibility, waterfront and water activities design, and pedestrian and bicycle access along Foley Street.


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10/5/10 Designing for Pedestrian Safety Part 6: Interchanges and Roundabouts

Posted by a 1:46 pm on September 5, 2010

This is the sixth in the 8-part Free Webinar Series on Designing for Pedestrian Safety being given by the Federal Highway Administration and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Pedestrian and bicycle safety is essential to the success of the new Assembly Square roadways and Orange Line T-Stop and around the new Green Line stops.


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9/27/10 Designing for Pedestrian Safety Part 5: Signalized Intersections

Posted by a 1:41 pm on

This is the fifth in the 8-part Free Webinar Series on Designing for Pedestrian Safety being given by the Federal Highway Administration and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Pedestrian and bicycle safety is essential to the success of the new Assembly Square roadways and Orange Line T-Stop and around the new Green Line stops.


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Keeping affordability and diversity in Somerville

Posted by a 1:10 pm on August 25, 2010

Seven new Green Line train stations are planned to open in 2015, impacting existing Somerville residents and housing in many ways. Community Corridor Planning (CCP) is a grassroots coalition made up of people who want to preserve and expand diversity and affordable housing in Somerville.…


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Street Reconstruction Project: Promises Never Kept

Posted by a 2:08 pm on August 7, 2010

Three years after the Somerville Avenue Reconstruction Project began, Union Square businesses are still hindered by lack of thoughtful pedestrian planning during construction; and Union Square residents, visitors and workers are still unable to walk these streets with confidence and comfort.


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8/5/10 Planning Board Meeting — Beat Report

Posted by a 11:25 am on August 6, 2010

This meeting was devoted entirely to passing the proposed modifications to the Preliminary Master Plan for Assembly Square. The Planning Staff had asked Federal Realty to generalize the use mix from Office and R&D because Somerville zoning has a very narrow definition of Office use. Federal Realty widened the definition to include all Somerville uses under special permit. The Planning Board stated that in the absence of any opposition, they would waive the reading of the 70 conditions and voted to approve the changes to the PUD. Some citizens present had expected to have a period for written comment before the vote.


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7/28/10 Boston Region MPO Certification Review Public Meeting — Beat Report

Posted by a 3:42 pm on July 30, 2010

This meeting was held at 6:30 at the State Transportation Building, around the corner from the Boylston T-Stop. A half-dozen officials from the Federal transportation authorities were present, along with some translators (never called upon) and a half-dozen or so members of the MPO. Only about a half-dozen members of the public showed up, all from Somerville.


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7/28/10 Boston Region MPO Certification Review Public Meeting

Posted by a 11:00 pm on July 18, 2010

The Boston MPO must be certified by the federal government in order for the Boston area to receive federal funding for transportation improvements. Citizen input is an important part of this process.


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9/9/10 Designing for Pedestrian Safety Part 4: Intersection Geometry

Posted by a 10:50 pm on

This is the fourth in the 8-part Free Webinar Series on Designing for Pedestrian Safety being given by the Federal Highway Administration and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Pedestrian and bicycle safety is essential to the success of the new Assembly Square roadways and Orange Line T-Stop and around the new Green Line stops.


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8/3/10 Designing for Pedestrian Safety Part 2: Sidewalk Design

Posted by a 10:43 pm on

This is the second in the 8-part Free Webinar Series on Designing for Pedestrian Safety being given by the Federal Highway Administration and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Pedestrian and bicycle safety is essential to the success of the new Assembly Square roadways and Orange Line T-Stop and around the new Green Line stops.


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7/20/10 Designing for Pedestrian Safety Part 1: Introduction to Pedestrian Safety Design and Planning Principles

Posted by a 10:39 pm on

This is the first in the 8-part Free Webinar Series on Designing for Pedestrian Safety being given by the Federal Highway Administration and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Safe pedestrian and bicycle access is essential to the success of the new Assembly Square Orange Line T-Stop and new Green Line stops.


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7/13/10 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

Posted by a 9:10 pm on July 11, 2010

At this meeting we will be discussing the policies and actions derived from the comprehensive plan goals. This meeting is important because Somerville’s citywide development for the next twenty years will be shaped by the comprehensive plan.


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7/13/10 MassDOT Bridge Program Bicycle/Pedestrian Outreach Meeting

Posted by a 5:34 pm on July 9, 2010

This meeting is important because bridges are in need of repair in and around Somerville, and these repairs should include pedestrian and bicycle access.


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6/9/10 East Somerville Community Meeting – Beat Report

Posted by a 1:31 pm on June 26, 2010

Construction starting right now on roads and infrastructure at and around Assembly Square. IKEA not to start construction until after Spring 2011. Planned improvements to Kensington Ave. pedestrian crossing from Stop & Shop to Assembly Square.


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7/23/10 End of Comment Period on Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) on Green Line Extension

Posted by a 8:54 pm on June 20, 2010

All citizens of Somerville and Medford should evaluate this document and give feedback, because this is one of the final steps before the project begins implementation. Written comments will be accepted until July 23.


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6/30/10 Public Meeting on Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) on Green Line Extension

Posted by a 8:48 pm on

All citizens of Somerville and Medford should evaluate this document and give feedback, because this is one of the final steps before the project begins implementation. Written comments will be accepted until July 23 at holly.s.johnson@state.ma.us.


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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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6/9/10 East Somerville Community Meeting

Posted by a 10:53 pm on June 6, 2010

This meeting is important because it deals with ongoing developments at Assembly Square and East Somerville.


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Boston MPO Information Session

Posted by a 10:49 pm on

This meeting is important because MPO’s plans determine where to spend billions of dollars of Federal money in Eastern Massachusetts.


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32 Restaurants Confirmed for Taste of Somerville on June 8

Posted by a 4:35 pm on May 25, 2010

Taste of Somerville Works to Go Green on June 8

With 400+ diners and 32 restaurants expected, more help needed with conservation and recycling.

Somerville, MA – May 24, 2010 – Door2Door…


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6/12/10 Green Line Extension Project Land Use Workshop and Comprehensive Plan Visioning Session

Posted by a 11:06 pm on May 16, 2010

This meeting is important because it relates to land use around the new Green Line stations in Somerville and to the forthcoming Comprehensive Plan for Somerville.


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Green Line Extension Project Land Use Workshop

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This meeting is important because it relates to land use around the new Green Line station at Lechmere.


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5/19/10 Green Line Extension Project Land Use Workshop

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This meeting is important because it relates to land use around the new Green Line stations at Ball Square and College Avenue.


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6/2/10 Green Line Community Corridor Station Design Workshop Part 3

Posted by a 7:51 am on May 11, 2010

At this meeting, citizens will evaluate professional designs and documentation for the Green stations in your neighborhood.


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Green Line Community Corridor Station Design Workshop Part 2

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This meeting is important because it begins work on sustainable station designs for the Green Line Extension.


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Green Line Community Corridor Station Design Workshop Part 1

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This meeting is important because it provides background information on sustainable station designs for the Green Line Extension.


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Transit 2.0: The Developers Initiative

Posted by a 9:40 pm on April 4, 2010

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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Assembly Square Public Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted by a 11:00 pm on March 27, 2010

This is the regular meeting of the Assembly Square PAC. At this meeting we will discuss the Assembly Square Final Environmental Impact Report. This meeting is important because it provides a last chance to weigh into the development process at Assembly Square.


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Assembly Square Mixed-Use Redevelopment FEIR Comment Period

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The Comment Period for the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Assembly Square Mixed-Use Redevelopment began March 15 2010 and ends April 23 2010. This is your last chance to weigh in on the plans for the Assembly Square Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project.


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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

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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

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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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2010 Conservation Commission Meeting

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2010 Conservation Commission Meeting

Tues. Mar. 23 7:00 PM

Somerville City Hall
3rd Fl. Conf. Rm.
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

Agenda (PDF)

This…


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BOA Committee on Housing and Community Development

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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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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Planning Meeting

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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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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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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

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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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Union Square Design Plan Meeting

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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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MPO Access Advisory Committee to the MBTA Meeting

Posted by a 6:49 pm on February 14, 2010

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

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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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Move Massachusetts Meeting

Posted by a 9:44 am on February 12, 2010

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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Regional Transportation Advisory Council Meeting

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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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Comment Period on Amendment to MPO Public Participation Plan

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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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MassDOT Community Forum

Posted by a 7:19 pm on January 31, 2010

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?

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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

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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

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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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Housing and Community Development Committee Meeting

Posted by a 7:31 pm on January 24, 2010

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

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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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MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Meeting

Posted by a 3:04 pm on January 18, 2010

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

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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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MPO Transportation Planning and Programming Committee Meeting

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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

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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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MPO Access Advisory Committee to the MBTA Meeting

Posted by a 10:57 pm on January 10, 2010

This meeting is important because the Green Line Extension and the Assembly Square Orange Line T-Stop both need to be handicapped accessible according to ADA guidelines. The MBTA is now under court order to improve accessibility system-wide.


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Urban Ring Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

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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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Rutherford Ave/Sullivan Square Design Project Public Hearing

Posted by a 9:55 pm on January 4, 2010

This is a public hearing on updates to the Sullivan Square Orange Line T-Stop and the surrounding area, including the Rutherford Avenue overpass. This meeting is important because the area of Somerville near Sullivan Square uses the T-Stop and is inconvenienced by the overpass.


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Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Visioning Meeting

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This is the second Visioning meeting of the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. At this meeting, the group will review the citizen inputs from the earlier SomerVision meetings and pull them together into the beginning of a vision statement.


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Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

Posted by a 6:53 pm on January 3, 2010

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

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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

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

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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

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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 Housing and Community Development

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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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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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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 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

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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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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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Community Members Set Priorities for Green Line Extension

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Community ratifies set of 11 principles for land use planning along the Green Line extension.


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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

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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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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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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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StreetTalk: Design Advocacy – Designing for How We Move Through Space

Posted by a 7:51 pm on November 8, 2009

StreetTalk: Design Advocacy – Designing for How We Move Through Space

Thurs. Nov 12, 7:00 PM

Livable Streets
100 Sidney St.
Cambridge MA (map)

This presentation gives examples…


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BOA Committee on Finance

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BOA Committee on Finance

Mon. Nov. 9, 6:00 PM

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

Agenda (PDF)

This…


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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

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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

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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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Mystic View Task Force Annual Meeting

Posted by a 10:02 pm on October 25, 2009

Mystic View Task Force Annual Meeting

Sat. Nov. 7, 2:00 PM

Third Life Studio
33 Union Square
Somerville MA (map)

This is the annual meeting of the Mystic View Task…


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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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Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

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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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Community Corridor Planning Coalition Green Line Forum Oct 28

Posted by a 2:55 pm on October 20, 2009

The Community Corridor Planning coalition invites Somerville residents to have a voice in shaping what will happen in Somerville as plans are underway for the Green Line.


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Comment Period on Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on Green Line Extension

Posted by a 10:38 pm on October 18, 2009

The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) has posted the Draft EIR on the Green Line Extension into Somerville and Medford. It is important that all citizens of Somerville and Medford evaluate this document and give their feedback, because this is one of the final steps before the project begins implementation. Citizens should particularly look at the proposed mitigation of effects of this development on the surrounding neighborhoods.


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Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square Project Design Meeting

Posted by a 9:38 pm on October 4, 2009

Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square Project Design Meeting

Thurs. Oct. 8, 6:30 PM

Schrafft’s Center Cafe
529 Main St.
Charlestown MA (map) ‎

Public meeting to discuss the Rutherford Ave./Sullivan…


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BOA Finance Committee Meeting and Hearing

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BOA Finance Committee Meeting and Hearing

Wed. Oct. 14 6:30 PM

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

This is a continuation of 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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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

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    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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    Joe’s Original Crosswalks

    Posted by a 1:23 pm on September 17, 2009

    Q:  Why Didn’t the Rolling Somerville Pedestrian Cross the Road at the Crosswalk?

    A:  Because the City of Somerville Deciders have been playing chicken with standards.

    This photo essay will show 30 lost opportunities to create a safer community on Mayor Curtatone’s watch.


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

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

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

    Posted by a 10:04 pm on

    In the past, the state has argued that the environmental burden of the Big Dig on Somerville is mitigated by projects elsewhere, such as the South Shore Greenbush Line, and that the Green Line Extension is unnecessary. Because health effects are local, this argument is specious and has been rejected by the courts. Those who care about the Green Line Extension should continue to argue for local mitigation for local effects.


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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Are Two Head Houses Better Than One At Future Assembly Square T Stop?

    Posted by a 7:45 pm on August 16, 2009

    As Wig Zamore and others explain, adding a second entrance to the future T Stop at Assembly Square would expand public transportation ridership there and improve air quality in East Somerville, an environmental justice neighborhood.…


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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Lowell St. T-Stop Community Corridor Planning Meeting

    Posted by a 5:40 pm on July 12, 2009

    sponsored by the Somerville Community Corporation as an opportunity for citizens to have input into the Green Line Extension to Somerville and Medford. Matters of interest: * Status of Green Line Extension to Lowell Street * Implications for economic development * Implications for environmental improvement.


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    Ball Square T-Stop Community Corridor Planning Meeting

    Posted by a 5:16 pm on

    sponsored by the Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) as an opportunity for citizens to have input into the Green Line Extension to Somerville and Medford. Matters of interest: * Status of Green Line Extension to Ball Square * Implications for economic development * Implications for environmental improvement.


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    Union Square Transportation Community Meeting

    Posted by a 11:17 pm on July 6, 2009

    This is a public meeting on the Green Line Extension to Union Square hosted by the City of Somerville at which you can monitor the following: * Status of Green Line Extension to Union Square * Implications for economic development * Implications for environmental improvement.


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    Community Corridor Planning Meeting (Route 16 T-Stop)

    Posted by a 11:01 pm on

    This is one of a series of Green Line Extension community meetings. At this meeting, you can monitor the following: * Status of Green Line Extension to Route 16 * Implications for economic development * Implications for environmental improvement.


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    Community Corridor Planning project meeting!

    Posted by a 9:54 pm on April 15, 2009

    The Community Corridor Planning Project invites you to attend a meeting on April 29th to learn about and talk with your neighbors about changes that will come about in Somerville and in your neighborhood with the Green Line extensions.…


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