Archive for December, 2012

Well hi there, Washington Post, good of you to drop by! The Post’s Robin Soslow spent some time in the ‘Ville recently, and she’s put together a nice write-up on the funky, craftsy, DIY-inspired culture that makes Somerville such a fantastic place to live. You can read her story here. Personally, I’d like to check […]

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The Commonwealth’s Community Innovation Challenge¬†selected the City of Somerville to develop a smart phone app that allows neighbors to connect with their city in a more substantial way. This program follows on the heels of a successful pilot program in Boston and expands Somerville’s existing 311 service into the app world. The new app still […]

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The first phase of construction on the Green Line Extension is officially underway, bringing with it a promise of light rail service to and from a new Union Square station by 2017. Speaking at the event, Governor Patrick and Congressman Capuano emphasized that both sustainable growth and environmental justice require investment for the long term, […]

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Tomorrow, Governor Patrick and Congressman Capuano will join Mayor Curtatone and others for an historic construction kickoff event. Yes, at long last, the Green Line Extension is coming to Somerville! The Green Line Extension is the fulfillment of a promise to the people of Somerville and Cambridge. Our district comprises some of the most densely […]

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Somerville Launches MIMBY

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone would like to meet with you. Yes, you. At your home, or at a local coffee shop, or wherever. As the folks at Bostinno write, Mayor Joe will even provide snacks. The program is called MIMBY, or “Mayor in My Back Yard,” and it’s part of the Mayor’s broader engagement strategy. […]

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High schoolers from all of Cambridge and Somerville are invited to attend next spring’s Student Government Day at the State House. The event will take place on April 5th, and each high school can send up to two students to the event. But the schools won’t just pick students to send: students will have to […]

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The Charles River Dam locks will be closed to pedestrian traffic beginning tomorrow at 7am. The Department of Conservation and Recreation has announced that work will continue on the locks until 4pm on Wednesday, December 12. The locks serve as a popular conduit for joggers, cyclists and pedestrians crossing between Cambridge and Boston. Pedestrians who […]

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