September 23, 2014 - Go Somervilleans to the Peopleâ€™s Climate March on Sept. 21, learn the latest on the Aldermenâ€™s campaign finance reform law, on a new proposed ordinance thatâ€™s already leading landlords to evict Tufts students, on the plans and process for the Lincoln Park renovation, and on Senator Elizabeth Warrenâ€™s talk at Tufts. These stories, a visit to a secret garden and the... Read more
by Jane Regan
Somerville, MA, September 23, 2014 â€“ 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 â€śhollowing out of the middle class.â€ť
The senator was also protested by those who came to... Read more
If you have lost your hydrant, please feel free to pick it up at Fallon field.
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
Ward 5â€™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.
â€śThe 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,â€ť Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang told Somerville Neighborhood... Read more
At a recent â€śSpace in Betweenâ€ť 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 â€śArt, Green Space and the Public Realm.â€ť
Speaking to a group of about 40 residents, artist Jason Turgeon said: â€śLetâ€™s make... Read more
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.
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Aug. 12, 2014 â€“ Meet the director of the cityâ€™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
Somerville, MA, July 29, 2014 â€“ 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.
â€śAs things change... Read more
Somerville, MA, July 29 â€“ â€śIt was really hard to come back,â€ť the veteran explained, quietly. â€śMy whole family was telling me that I was someone different, someone that basically they didnâ€™t recognize. You come back and you just try to live a normal life, and itâ€™s not really possible to do that.â€ť
Military veterans face terrible odds when they return from conflict. A recent... Read more
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Boston, MA, July 30, 2014
At least one thousand people, some of them from Somerville,... Read more
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.
I heard through the grapevine that Skip, a well-know person on the streets of Cambridge and Boston, passed away and that his family was holding a wake/memorial for him this weekend. Does anyone know his full name, where the wake is being held, or contact information for his family?
I remember Skip from my teen years in Harvard Square. He appeared to suffer from Schizophrenia.... Read more
Storytelling is not just for bedtime. Want to learn how to strategically weave your story into your next fundraising, recruiting or education campaign?
Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires on Monday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.
Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer
Location: The NonProfit Center 89 South Street, Boston,... Read more
"As a comms person myself, I can really appreciate a good PR campaign, and the best Iâ€™ve seen in a long time is the new effort by U.S. right-wing evangelicals to completely whitewash their own history of involvement with Ugandaâ€™s Anti-Homosexuality law."
~75 local parents, teachers, communities members and many of their children showed up at the steps of the State House this afternoon to protest the proposed 2014/2015 BPS budget cuts and to ask the state to consider holding the lifting the charter cap until the state finds away to make sure both school systems are fully funded.
Several parent and student organizers spoke to a... Read more
Police are at 190 Blue Ledge Drive in the Stony Brook Commons townhouse complex, investigating how a man in an apartment there got stabbed several times while a woman in a building across the street got hit in the head with something hard.
Because of the severity of the man's injuries, the homicide unit has been summoned.
On Jan,. 9, a teenager ... Read more
So far, 33 people have either resolved their own shovel request or SnowCrew has dug them.
Thanks to everyone who has dug out their neighbors or shared my posts. You've really helped up get the word out.
There are still neighbors in Holbrook, Norwood, Medford, Quincy, and in all of Boston's neighborhood that need help.
For most of us the snow is beautiful when it is coming down and a hassle for travel but for the elderly and people with disabilities it can leave them stranded in their homes with out access to needed medications, food, and services.
We can help! I invite you to join me in digging out our elderly and disabled neighbors by participating in a... Read more
Police are looking for two men for a holdup on Firth Road in Roslindale late this afternoon. The two used either a knife or a boxcutter, then fled toward Florence Street.
The suspects are described as black, one 5'11" and the other 5'8". Both wore black hoodies and black pants.