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By - 3/26/15 - 6:31 pm

Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 – 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.

“Whose Somerville? Our Somerville! Whose Square? Our Square!” the marchers chanted as they carried signs and banners with slogans like “Development without displacement” and “Community Benefits Agreement ≠ City Benefits Agreement.”

By - 3/26/15 - 6:19 pm

Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 – 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 – led by Chicago’s Magellan Development Group LLC and Boston’s Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. – that formed specifically to undertake the billion-dollar development.

By - 3/24/15 - 11:23 pm

WBUR reports on a BPS report that found school officials followed their own protocols for disciplining Shaun Harrison before he allegedly shot a student selling pot for him, but that that may not have been enough.

By - 3/16/15 - 4:23 pm

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.

By - 3/4/15 - 5:53 pm

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.

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 the square that are slated to be redeveloped.

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 in society. Those who attend may leave feeling inspired to pursue their own creative form.

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 built by non-union labor. These stories and more on Somerville Neighborhood News #32.

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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?”

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. An “I love you” here, an “I’ll see you tonight” there. Pull out from the driveway and head into suburbia.

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:

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 - not surprising since it turns out Maldonado was the brains behind the robbery. Only Maldonado may not have been playing with a full deck:

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.

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.

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