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By - 2/26/15 - 7:45 pm

Somerville, MA, Feb. 24, 2015 – Despite the freezing temperatures and mountains of snow, since early January residents have been trudging to meetings about the future of Union Square in the old Post Office.

The gatherings are hosted by City officials and by representatives of US2 (Union Square Station Associates), the master developer for the 12 acres on seven blocks of property in and around... Read more

By - 2/24/15 - 5:13 pm

Please join your neighbors at this free, public panel discussion: Our Lives Matter: Art as Protest

Thursday, March 5th from 7-8pm at SCATV (90 Union Square).

We will discuss how local artists, poets and performers use creative expression to respond to current events and social injustices. The panelists will highlight their own work and how this was used to raise awareness about a particular issue... Read more

By - 2/15/15 - 7:58 pm

LinaMariaGiraldo.com brings us a new time lapse video of the storm, but this time focuses on the awesome neighborhood cleanup!

By - 1/28/15 - 9:08 pm

So far, this is my favorite timelapse of the storm. Pay close attention to Minute 2:30 when the cleanup begins

By - 1/28/15 - 10:11 am

Jan. 27, 2015 – Check out the Martin Luther King Day concert and meet some performers, attend the meeting to learn about the city’s new zoning ordinance, find out about the concerns surrounding the Union Square “community benefits agreement,” visit a Somerville High School health careers class and hear from union members on why they’re upset the new mega-apartment building at Assembly Square will be... Read more

By - 1/23/15 - 5:27 am

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In think teach transform Molly Richard writes:

"The debate around Boston hosting the Olympics has many asking, “What makes a world-class city?”

Boston2024, the private entity that bid Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, would like us to think a world-class city emerges from the benefits incurred by Olympic host cities. However, in a public meeting last... Read more

By - 1/17/15 - 2:42 am

If people reacted to the murder of black lives like they do to traffic, this wouldn't be necessary.

By - 1/16/15 - 9:16 pm

latinorebels:

Let’s get the cliché right out the way: it was just another cold winter January weekday morning in the town where I live, just seven miles from the center of Boston, Massachusetts. Wake up in the dark, get the kids going, make the coffee and breakfast, turn on the radio, start the cars up and tell the kids it’s time for school.

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By - 1/16/15 - 9:06 pm

Rebecca Hains writes about the disingenuous media narrative advanced about the I-93 Black Lives Matter non-violent civil disobedience on Martin Luther King's birthday, Thursday, Dec 15, 2015.

RebeccaHains.com:

I am a local resident myself, and I’ve encountered conversations about the protests everywhere today. Many people support the protests, but the most vocal responses I’ve seen online seem to be from those who object. They

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By - 12/30/14 - 11:05 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the home-invasion and kidnapping convictions of a man who, with an accomplice, tied up all the participants in a high-stakes poker game in North Andover, took all the money and fled.

When Santiago Navarro and another masked man tied up all the players, he left Christopher "Shorty" Maldonado's zip tie loose enough that he could easily undo them -... Read more

By - 12/22/14 - 2:34 pm

Following a demonstration outside the Waltham offices of Spectra Energy Thursday afternoon (12/18/14), West Roxbury residents and environmental group representatives met Friday with Boston staff for Senators Markey and Warren.

By - 12/19/14 - 4:15 am

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Suffolk County DA Dan Conley, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh held a community forum at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury Thursday Night starting at 7:00 P.M., and running for almost five hours.

They made presentations and answered questions about how Boston Police Department officer involved shootings are investigated and related issues.

Rev Laura Everett live-tweeted the event.... Read more

By - 12/16/14 - 5:42 am

The West Roxbury Committee To Stop the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline Cites The Danger In Placing the Large Vulnerable Gas Pipeline Adjacent To Their Homes & An Active Quarry.

By - 12/3/14 - 4:38 pm

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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By - 10/24/14 - 2:00 pm

Somerville, MA, Oct. 21 – “You have to make it through the first part of the tour to get to the part that’s really cool and more relaxing, and hopefully enjoyable,” 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 - 10/24/14 - 1:42 pm

By Elijah Kaplan, SNN reporter

Somerville, MA, Oct. 21 –New, relatively unregulated “ride sharing” 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 – like Germany – have banned the... Read more

By - 10/19/14 - 11:37 pm

commonwealthmagazine:

Baker's much-vaunted outreach to people who traditionally do not vote Republican took a big hit Tuesday night when he was a no-show at MIRA's gubernatorial forum on immigration and civil liberties in Boston.

By - 9/27/14 - 12:36 pm

Find out about Enterovirus-D68, changes to the Arlington Council on Aging, and a Family Fitness Expo and more in this Arlington Public News "Arlington in 2" segment. Hosted by Hannah Perlmutter, Arlington in 2 keeps you updated about things happening in and around Arlington, Massachusetts.

By - 9/26/14 - 12:52 pm

Somerville, MA, September 24 2014 – Lincoln Park renovations were back on the agenda again, almost a year after the previous meeting and two years after the City announced it would be revamping the park.

In his presentation at a September 15 meeting, Director of Parks and Open Space Arn Franzen told the almost 100 parents, students and coaches present that the city was getting... Read more

By - 9/24/14 - 3:53 pm

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 Tufts students, on the plans and process for the Lincoln Park renovation, and on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s talk at Tufts. These stories, a visit to a secret garden and the... Read more

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