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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

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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

By - 9/24/14 - 3:49 pm

by Jane Regan

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 big banks, the lack of investment in education and the “hollowing out of the middle class.”

The senator was also protested by those who came to... Read more

By - 9/22/14 - 9:45 am

If you have lost your hydrant, please feel free to pick it up at Fallon field.

By - 9/7/14 - 6:25 am

Dorchester Park hosts its annual antique car show and family picnic. Car show starts at 10. Food court and music from 10-4. Family games and rides with Clydesdale horses start at noon. For full event details visit www.dotpark.org

By - 8/18/14 - 10:49 am

Ward 5’s aldermen and residents are mostly happy the Green Line will reach the neighborhood in the near future, but they are worried about the side effects.

“The Green Line will create half a dozen new subway stops in Somerville through the heart of the city and give us the kind of public transportation that we deserve,” Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang told Somerville Neighborhood... Read more

By - 8/18/14 - 10:34 am

At a recent “Space in Between” meeting hosted by Union Square Main Streets and Union Square Neighbors, participants and presenters said they hope the redeveloped square has plenty of art and open space.

The July 31 meeting was the second of three focused on “Art, Green Space and the Public Realm.”

Speaking to a group of about 40 residents, artist Jason Turgeon said: “Let’s make... Read more

By - 8/18/14 - 10:16 am

As in other cities that are home to immigrants, recently arrived child migrants have been arriving and will soon be going to school. How is the city preparing?

Learn more and attend a rally in this segment from Somerville Neighborhood News #21.

Visit our website: www.somervilleneighborhoodnews.org, for the complete news story and others segments.... Read more

By - 8/13/14 - 5:41 pm

Latest Somerville Neighborhood Newscast

Aug. 12, 2014 – Meet the director of the city’s Market Basket, go to a meeting with Union Square residents to discuss public space in the neighborhood, check out the dogs and dog-lovers who also love canine-adoption, go with immigrant service providers to a meeting to figure out how to help the unaccompanied minors arriving in the city, Also, ward 5... Read more

By - 8/3/14 - 8:14 pm

Somerville, MA, July 29, 2014 – While pleased the grounding of the McGrath highway is moving forward, residents and local elected officials who attended a recent meeting told Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) representatives that they want to make sure everyone is kept updated on planning and construction, and that the project is well-coordinated with other work going on around the city.

“As things change... Read more

By - 8/3/14 - 8:01 pm

Somerville, MA, July 29 – “It was really hard to come back,” the veteran explained, quietly. “My whole family was telling me that I was someone different, someone that basically they didn’t recognize. You come back and you just try to live a normal life, and it’s not really possible to do that.”

Military veterans face terrible odds when they return from conflict. A recent... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 10:29 am

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Boston, MA, July 30, 2014
At least one thousand people, some of them from Somerville,... Read more

By - 7/6/14 - 2:38 pm

Veolia, the international corporation that has the contract to operate Boston-owned school buses, continues its battle against Boston bus drivers' union representative USW 8751 with an assist from the Boston Police Department.
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