This South Shore home, which has already been rebuilt by taxpayers many times and gets flooded each year, just got 180k more. Rather than moving out of the flood plain, we're on the hook to keep elevating and rebuilding. http://necir.org/2015/06/03/scituate-house-keeps-getting-money/
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Support for Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Slips to 39% of the people
BOSTON â€” More bad news arrived Wednesday for the boosters of Bostonâ€™s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: A new poll shows that just 39 percent of voters statewide support the bid, while 49 percent oppose it.
According to the Globe:
"Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, Wooden shoe!"..... especially in Franklin Park.
Greater Somerville: Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief Fallon
Join Greater Somerville co-host, Joe Lynch, as he interviews Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief David Fallon. They discuss the current race relations climate here in Somerville, statistics and lessons learned from Ferguson, MO, New York and elsewhere. This a three-part series that will air on SCATV Channel 3 and online.
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State Representative Denise Provost is â€śappalledâ€ť with what is going on in Washington, DC.
The Democratic representative of the 27th Middlesex District might not be a member of U.S. Congress, but two trade agreements being negotiated in secret by the Barack Obama administration â€“ the Transpacific Trade Agreement (TPPA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) â€“ could have severe impact on the state of Massachusetts and even on the City of Somerville.
Students and alumni associated with Tufts Climate Action ended a three-day sit-in of Tufts President Anthony Monacoâ€™s office on April 24th, claiming partial victory on their demand to meet with the administration to discuss why Tufts should divest from fossil fuel-related companies.
A new, all-affordable apartment building will soon rise on the site of the old Boys & Girls Club, but itâ€™s being built â€“ in part â€“ with non-union labor, which is dividing the cityâ€™s usually tight progressive community.
The $11 million dollar project that will rise at 181 Washington Street
Overdoses from heroin and other opioids are on the rise in Somerville and police and other agencies are fighting back with more than arrests.
During the first three months of 2015, at least six people died; double the number who died in all of 2013, according to the Somerville Police Department.
â€śOne is too many,â€ť Somerville Police Chief David Fallon told Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN). â€śThink about the loss of potential to the community, how that effects the family, the immediate family. Itâ€™s devastating.â€ť
In the latest Somerville Neighborhood Newscast, learn about the new affordable housing development on Washington Street, get the latest on a pro-divestment sit-in at Tufts, find out why Rep. Denise Provost is â€śappalledâ€ť with the trade deals being made in Washington, learn about the Tufts protests to support part-time janitors, go to the Boston Marathon with the Somerville Road Runners, learn more about the heroin and opioid epidemic and go to the cityâ€™s spring clean-up.
Boston 2024 organizers face tough sell in South Boston
By Michael Levenson, May 03, 2015
After listening to a city official describe Bostonâ€™s effort to host the 2024 Olympics, about 70 members of the City Point Neighborhood Association in South Boston took an informal poll: By a show of hands, how many in the room support the bid?
photo credit Faith Ninivaggi
Randi Weingarten, President, American
Federation of Teachers writes:
Protests are being held across the country today in what organizers call the "largest-ever mobilization of underpaid workers." Fast-food workers in 230 cities are walking off the job as part of the "Fight for $15" campaign, a push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to form a union.
A thousand workers in Boston held their action one day early in deference to todayâ€™s anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Healthcare, airport, theater, and fast food workers, adjuncts, drivers, students all showed up in a big way for #WageAction in Boston Tuesday.
â€” Sweetadelinevt (@sweetadelinevt) April 15, 2015
Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 â€“ On March 11, some 50 residents, business owners and others marched and protested in Union Square to protest the ongoing planning process for Union Square redevelopment.
â€śWhose Somerville? Our Somerville! Whose Square? Our Square!â€ť the marchers chanted as they carried signs and banners with slogans like â€śDevelopment without displacementâ€ť and â€śCommunity Benefits Agreement â‰ City Benefits Agreement.â€ť
Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 â€“ A number of community groups, non-profits, business owners and residents are not happy with the ongoing planning process for the redevelopment of Union Square.
About 12 acres, located on seven blocks of real estate, are slated to be redeveloped by a master developer, chosen by the City last year. Union Square Station Associates, or US2, is a consortium of firms â€“ led by Chicagoâ€™s Magellan Development Group LLC and Bostonâ€™s Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. â€“ that formed specifically to undertake the billion-dollar development.
Watertown PD Sgt. John "Mac" MacLellan.testified today that Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev could have escaped police on Laurel Street in Watertown in Dun "Danny" Meng's car-jacked Mercedes without killing his brother Tamerlan who had been apprehended.
So Jahar could have escaped and not run over his brother. So it goes. #Tsarnaev
â€” Kevin Cullen (@GlobeCullen) March 16, 2015
Programming Spotlights: Watch on Ch.3 or online
Here are some SCATV programs featured for March. All shows are also streamed live on our website at www.scatvsomerville.org/watch.