Tag Archives: Somerville

Somerville Rallies to Help Rush Street Fire Victims

Our communities have responded with great urgency and support after 32 people where displaced last week by a fire on Rush Street in Somerville. The Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC) has set up an online fundraiser, which, as of now, has … Continue reading

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GLX Legislators Push Back Against Public Meeting Cancellation

I was very concerned to learn last night that MassDOT plans to cancel its final public meeting on the Green Line Extension design review, which was originally planned for the evening of May 5th. Given the importance of this project … Continue reading

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Rental Applications Now Available for Union Sq Apartments

The Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) is accepting applications for Union Square Apartments through May, 5th 2016. The apartment complex, which will replace the old Boys and Girls club on 181 Washington Street, is a mixed-use development project expected to include ground … Continue reading

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McGrath/McCarthy Overpass Traffic Pattern Changes Coming April 11

Some substantial changes are coming to the Somerville Avenue/Medford Street Intersection at McGrath Highway. On April 11th, the Somerville Ave off-ramp will permanently close to traffic, along with the tunnel under the McCarthy Overpass that connects Somerville Ave and Medford … Continue reading

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Stand Up for Green Line Extension Wednesday March 16

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the MBTA Fiscal Management Control Board are holding a joint meeting next Wednesday, March 16th at 11:30am at the State Transportation Building on Stuart Street in Boston. This meeting gives Somerville and Cambridge … Continue reading

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Somerville Maple Syrup Festival This Weekend!

Governor Baker declared this March “Massachusetts Maple Month” to recognize our state’s maple producers. Most of our state’s 300 maple producers are located west of Worcester, but it turns out we don’t have to go that far to enjoy local … Continue reading

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MassDOT Seeks Community Input on Capital Investment Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will hold a series of community conversations to seek input from residents to help develop the agency’s 5-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP), including a public meeting in Cambridge on Thursday, October 22. The meeting … Continue reading

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HONK! Fest is Back This Weekend

Activist street bands will fill the streets of Somerville and Cambridge this weekend for the 2015 edition of HONK! Fest.  The festival’s hosts describe it as a street music revolution in which bands present a diverse fusion of folkloric and … Continue reading

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Construction Advisory for Medford St Bridge Thursday 9/24

As part of construction work related to the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project, it will be necessary for the GLX contractor, White Skanska Kiewit (WSK), to close vehicle traffic on Medford Street Bridge in Gilman Square tomorrow from 9am to … Continue reading

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Construction Underway on Grand Junction Path

After years of hard work and persistent advocacy, the first shovel has finally hit the ground on the Grand Junction Path in Cambridge. Years ago, I successfully led a unified community effort to stop a state proposal that would have … Continue reading

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