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Somerville Neighborhood News #25

Posted by a 2:02 pm on October 24, 2014

Oct. 21, 2014 – Visit the Kiley Barrel site, march with the Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, learn how Tufts is trying to improve its treatment of victims of sexual abuse, see what’s up with…


Posted in Arts and Culture, Civil and Human Rights, Government Reform, Health Care, Housing, Investigative Reports, Media, Neighborhoods and Squares, Transportation, Tufts, Video | 1 Comment »

Warren Wows Tufts, Despite Protests

Posted by a 10:57 pm on October 2, 2014

Somerville, MA, September 23, 2014 – Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wowed a crowd of some 500 students, faculty and neighbors on September 15 with stories from her youth, but she also issued dire warnings about the…


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Watch the latest Somerville Neighborhood News

Posted by a 12:09 pm on September 25, 2014

September 23, 2014 – Go Somervilleans to the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21, learn the latest on the Aldermen’s campaign finance reform law, on a new proposed ordinance that’s already leading landlords to evict…


Posted in Announcements, Arts and Culture, Development and Zoning, Economy & Poverty, Immigration, Investigative Reports, Media, Neighborhoods and Squares, Politics, Tufts, Video | No Comments »

Watch Somerville Neighborhood News eps. 22

Posted by a 4:01 pm on September 10, 2014

What to expect in the latest edition of Somerville Neighborhood News: Did you know that one million workers don’t get paid sick time in the state but Somervillians are fighting back. Are all City of…


Posted in Health Care, Housing, Immigration, Investigative Reports, Jobs, MBTA, Media, Neighborhoods and Squares, Orange Line, Trains, Transportation, Tufts, Video | No Comments »

Two Tufts Student Protest Against Abuses

Posted by a 5:02 pm on May 9, 2014

Somerville, MA, May 7, 2014 – Despite being distracted by exams and end of year ceremonies and activities, Tufts University students twice recently took to the streets and the Quad to protest policies…


Posted in Civic Action, Civil and Human Rights, Investigative Reports, Neighborhoods and Squares, Schools and Youth, Tufts, Video, Workers' Rights | No Comments »

Net Neutrality & Internet Access Panel @ Tufts

Posted by a 10:35 am on February 20, 2014

Do you know about Net Neutrality and do you care about the Future of Internet Access?

What does the future hold for Open


Posted in Announcements, Arts and Culture, Civic Action, Events, Neighborhoods and Squares, Tufts | No Comments »

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…


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 »

Global Warming: Is Holistic Land Management the Key?

Posted by a 9:02 am on January 18, 2013

While governments posture and dither, a pragmatic practitioner and intellectual entrepreneur, Allan Savory, has been developing and demonstrating a powerful technique that can reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere immediately while reversing desertification and providing livelihoods and food for millions of people.


Posted in Economy & Poverty, Environment and Open Space, Events, Tufts | No Comments »

Free Inspirational Movie: “Shift Change”

Posted by a 11:01 pm on October 23, 2012

Please join us for the New England Premier of “Shift  Change”,

What: An inspirational new documentary by veteran filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin about the real possibilities offered by worker cooperatives during this…


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INTERACTIVE MAP: Mass. DOT Still Targeting 2018-19 for Green Line Despite MBTA Budget Woes

Posted by a 8:00 am on April 23, 2012

The state and the MBTA “are doing everything possible to hit targeted dates” for the opening of the Green Line Extension in the face of deep MBTA financial issues, a Mass. Department of Transportation spokeswoman said.


Posted in Ball Square, Gilman Square, Green Line, Magoun Square, MBTA, Tufts, Union Square | No Comments »

City’s world flavors to shine at “YUM: Taste of Immigrant City” benefit

Posted by a 2:28 pm on April 19, 2011

Hungry for something different? Then check out YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City. A fundraiser for the Somerville-based The Welcome Project, YUM will feature an array of culinary delights to tickle the taste buds and delight the senses. The event takes place at Arts for the Armory on April 27.


Posted in Ages 18+, Arts and Culture, Events, Immigration, Neighborhoods and Squares, Tufts | No Comments »

Screening of The Economics of Happiness

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


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…


Posted in All Ages, Announcements, Arts and Culture, Economy & Poverty, Environment and Open Space, Events, Special, Tufts | No Comments »

Civic/Community Engagement

Posted by a 9:09 am on July 24, 2010

Harvard and Tufts try to help solve Somerville organizing and calendar problems


Posted in Accessibility, Civic Action, Schools and Youth, Tufts | No Comments »

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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What DON’T We Know?

Posted by a 9:24 am on May 10, 2010

Steve Clift is one of the most successful community media advocates in the nation. His e-Democracy is both a standard and a clarion call for more participatory journalism. In part this is a response to…


Posted in Crime, Media, Neighborhoods and Squares, Tufts, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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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Keynote Speech from Somerville’s 2010 MLK Jr. Celebration

Posted by a 1:39 pm on January 31, 2010

The night before Martin was assassinated he spoke of going to the mountain top and seeing The Promised Land. In a premonitory way, he wondered out loud if he would get there, but he seemed powerfully convinced WE would surely get there. You might well ask: ‘Are we there yet?’


Posted in Civil and Human Rights, Economy & Poverty, Tufts | No Comments »

The Pittsburg Precedent

Posted by a 10:01 pm on November 19, 2009

Pittsburgh floats a sales tax on college tuition!


Posted in City Finances, Government Reform, Schools and Youth, Traffic & Parking, Tufts, Workers' Rights | 2 Comments »

Free International Films at Tufts this Weekend

Posted by a 10:14 am on November 5, 2009

The Tufts Global Lens Film Series picks up after a week off. The films are top notch, free, open to the public and you won’t have to fight a crowd (I got a private screening last week). The movies are the type you won’t get an easy chance to see again.…


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Amy Goodman comes to town! Launch of “Inside the Activists’ Study”

Posted by a 10:28 am on September 29, 2009

On Friday, October 9 at 51 Winthrop Street, Amy Goodman, host of the award-winning “Democracy Now!” and David Goodman, prominent investigative journalist, will have a lively discussion about the problems and promise of media to bring about social change.


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

Duplicity: Long for Deval

Posted by a 3:09 pm on September 23, 2009

Hyatt or Tufts, Deval’s choice is the hotter bed.


Posted in Politics, Tufts, Workers' Rights | 12 Comments »

CAFEH Needs your Help…

Posted by a 11:20 am on August 24, 2009

As many of you may be aware, STEP and Tufts University have come together in a community partnership to form CAFEH (the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure). We have just begun a year long study to learn whether living very near major highways poses health concerns for residents’ health. I am writing to ask for your help. …


Posted in Announcements, Environment and Open Space, Investigative Reports, Neighborhoods and Squares, Public Health & Safety, Tufts | 4 Comments »

Tufts Community Day

Posted by a 9:52 pm on August 20, 2009

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.…


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

Tufts’ Experiment in Philanthropy Helps Tenants, CAAS

Posted by a 12:31 pm on May 12, 2009

Thanks to Jessica, a senior in the Tufts class entitled “Experimenting with Philanthropy,” CAAS will receive $1,800 to hire youth interpreters to help the residents of Clarendon Hill build a stronger tenants’ association.


Posted in Economy & Poverty, Housing, Immigration, Neighborhoods and Squares, Tufts | No Comments »

Honk! Festival and parade was a blast

Posted by a 1:41 pm on October 15, 2008

This year’s third annual HONK! Festival from Oct. 10 – 12 was an exuberant street party!


Posted in Arts and Culture, Neighborhoods and Squares, Politics, Tufts | No Comments »

Info on Tufts Janitors Contract Negotiations and NEW BLOG!

Posted by a 3:21 pm on August 7, 2008

Fred Berman and Bill Bumpus interviewed a student at Tufts University about the ongoing contract negotiations between the Janitors at Tufts and the subcontractor for the school. If you would like to hear what Kevin Dillon has to say about the “Janitors Alliance” please click the link that will take you to the new blog for the Progressive Voices television show cablecast on Somerville Community Access Television. Channel 3 on the Comcast and RCN cable systems in Somerville.


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Rally for Tufts Janitors

Posted by a 11:10 pm on July 23, 2008

Come out to a rally on Wednesday to tell Tufts University to respect its workers and ensure they receive the just wages and full-time work that they deserve!


Posted in Events, Tufts, Workers' Rights | No Comments »

Rally for Tufts Janitors

Posted by a 11:34 pm on July 7, 2008

SEIU 615 26 West St Boston MA 02111

For Immediate Release:

Media Contact:
Max Goldman                                  Roxana Rivera

W: 617-878-7559 C: 860-917-1742    W: 617-878-7458 C: 401-965-3555

Tufts Janitors and the Somerville Community Stand United

Who:     Contracted Janitors at Tufts University…


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Tufts University Janitors and Their Current Struggle

Posted by a 2:25 pm on May 16, 2008

Hi, my name is Kevin and I’m a full-time student at Tufts University, where I started a student group, the Jumbo Janitor Alliance. The group focuses on bringing Tufts janitors more into the Tufts community. The janitors are currently in contract negotiations with their employer, the cleaning contractor ABM/One Source.


Posted in Health Care, Tufts, Workers' Rights | 3 Comments »