Archive for September, 2012

The word “inspiring” is overused, but it’s the only one I can think of that captures what I saw at the East Somerville Community School last night. I was fortunate to attend the Somerville debut of El Sistema, a daily after-school program that enriches the lives of at-risk kids through music education. The young musicians […]

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This afternoon, a group of concerned parents gathered with Representatives and Senators for Governor Patrick’s ceremonial signing of H.52, “An Act to Provide Access to Hearing Aids for Children.” I cannot tell you how many times I heard people at the ceremony saying, “This is such a good bill,” and that’s a testament to the […]

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I spent part of this morning with the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), as they marked their transition to a medical home model of health care delivery.The medical home model is part-and-parcel of the health care bill we passed last session, emphasizing the need to identify and learn from accountable care organizations and mandating a transition […]

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Yesterday afternoon, along with Governor Patrick and other elected officials, I celebrated the groundbreaking of the new North American headquarters of EF Education First. The event was an absolute blast, featuring food trucks from around Cambridge and Somerville, speeches by Mayor Henrietta Davis, the Governor and others, and a performance by Cambridge’s own Passion Pit. […]

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The Cambridge Department of Public Works has distributed flyers alerting neighbors to a change in schedule. Two sites are under repair: the raised intersection at Spring St. and Fulkerson St., and the raised crosswalk at Spring St. and Sixth St. The Cambridge Department of Public Works is moving as quickly as possible to fix these […]

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The first annual Joe Chaves 5k Memorial Walk/Run will take place this Sunday, September 30, starting at 1pm. Founded in memory of José A. Chaves in 2010, the Joe & Dorothy Chaves Foundation advocates on behalf of immigrants seeking to improve their lives and advance the future prospects of their families in Greater Boston. You […]

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Grant funding is available from the Somerville Arts Council for individuals, schools, community groups, and non-profits. These local cultural council grants are typically used for funding after-school and summer programs, artist residencies and fellowships, school field trips, exhibitions, public concerts, and more. They are a great resource for the local artists and organizations that make […]

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The annual East Cambridge Crime Prevention Meeting and Boat Cruise will take place tonight, September 19. The boat will leave the Charles Riverboat Company at the Cambridgeside Galleria at 6:00pm, so the organizers have asked that people arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 for boarding. Once you’re on the river, pizza and light refreshments will be […]

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Next Tuesday (9/25) is the second annual East Broadway Foodie Crawl, sponsored by East Somerville Main Streets. This event lets you eat and laugh a little too much at participating restaurants including Vinny’s, the Tapatio/Taco Loco Family of Restaurants, Blessing Carribean, Los Paisanos, Gauchao Brazilian Cuisine, Maya Sol, Casey’s, Taqueria Montecristo, Ola Cafe, Mount Vernon […]

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Let’s Talk About the MBTA

Before his election to the State Senate earlier this year, Will Brownsberger served as the State Representative for the 24th Middlesex District. I worked closely with him as a member of the Cambridge delegation to the State House, and if you’ve met Sen. Brownsberger, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that he’s a serious and […]

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