Wicked Local Somerville reports Mayor Curtatone is poised to sign a new ordinance under which property owners who fail to shovel snow off their sidewalks will get not just fines but large, colorful placards placed on their doors to let them and their neighbors know just what sort of lowlifes they are.Read more
Peter Morgan reports a Somerville police officer and a bystander teamed up to rescue a man trapped by rising flood waters in the Medford Street underpass in Union Square tonight.
At the time they helped him out of the car, water was up to his chest, with him sitting in driver's seat.
Not long after, Alexandra Sear photographed the man's car:
The ACLU of Massachusetts reports a Somerville District Court judge today dismissed a criminal complaint against a woman arrested for videoing police questioning teenagers in a playground.
In Ms. Jane's case, the Judge today dismissed the criminal complaint following argument by the ACLU of Massachusetts, agreeing that Ms. Jane had not committed the crime of interfering with the police. The ACLU of Massachusetts had...Read more
Protesters started at Tufts University, blocked up Davis Square, where the T shut down the subway station, then moved down Mass. Ave. to Porter and onto Harvard, where a large contingent of T cops blocked the portal into the busway and then had the gates to the main pedestrian entrance to the station locked. As protesters moved down JFK Street, the entrance was re-opened.
Get the latest on the possible plastic bag ban, hear about development across the city and over by the Stop & Shop, visit Greentown Labs and learn about a new partnership, check out the new parking app and get the story behind that marker across the street from the Somerville Police Department. These stories and more on Somerville Neighborhood News #28.
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It is back to school time for SCATV members of all ages. The Winter session of our media production classes are now available for registration.
You can find the complete listing with registration online here: www.scatvsomerville.org/classes.
Besides the basic classes in Studio Production and Directing, Using a DSLR for Video, and Field Production and Editing with Final Cut Pro X,...Read more
On November 15th the Somerville Community Growing Center will be partnering with New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) to host a satellite viewing party of Seeds & Songs of Change at the Center for Arts at the Armory. Come join us at the armory as we tune into the Berklee School of Music for an evening of music and grassroots activism. Cash bar and snacks...Read more
Grooversity Festival 2014. Saturday, November 15, 1:00-6:30 pm. Free and open to all, with live streaming; prizes available for on site and online attendees. East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St., Somerville, MA 02145. For information: 917-719-0127, http://www.grooversity.com/festival.
"World drumming for entertainment, education and social change" ... the Grooversity motto and the incentive behind what has now become the annual Grooversity Festival, presented by...Read more
Somerville Voices reports on a meeting at which MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott said the T had to be prepared for the potential loss of money from increasing gas taxes in order to win federal funding for the plan to someday extend the Green Line into Somerville and Medford.
On Tuesday, voters repealed a plan under which gas taxes would increase every year at...Read more
UPDATE, 5:47 p.m.: Spirits in Black reports the lights are back on at Assembly Row, but that traffic remains a mess.
Around 5:15 p.m., Jackie Geilfuss reported the power was out at Assembly Row - including the lights at Assembly Row and Rte. 28.
Around 5:30, NPW reported:
Heard a big boom, now no power in...Read more
Somerville, MA, Oct. 21 â€“ â€śYou have to make it through the first part of the tour to get to the part thatâ€™s really cool and more relaxing, and hopefully enjoyable,â€ť said Brandon Wilson, Director of Historic Preservation Commission in Somerville, to the 30 or so people crowded around her on a recent Sunday afternoon.
Wilson and the Commission were hosting an historical tour of...Read more
By Elijah Kaplan, SNN reporter
Somerville, MA, Oct. 21 â€“New, relatively unregulated â€śride sharingâ€ť transportation companies like Uber and Lyft earn the praise of travelers but are prompting protests from traditional taxi drivers and others.
Across the country, and the world, the media, public officials and others are discussing how to regulate the multi-million dollar industry. Some places â€“ like Germany â€“ have banned the...Read more
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 the Union Square "Community Benefits Agreement," and explore the taxi-Uber conundrum. These stories and more on Somerville Neighborhood News #25. Check out other episodes at www.somervilleneighborhoodnews.org.
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