Somerville Neighborhood News Headlines

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WORKING HARD ON SICK TIME by Elijah Kaplan
Somerville, MA, Sept. 9, 2014 –Across Somerville and other Massachusetts
communities, labor and community activists, mothers and fathers are knocking on doors and ringing bells, trying to convince their neighbors to vote “Yes” on Question 4 on Election Day. Full news story here.

IS SOMERVILLE COMPLYING WITH THE ADA? by Sharon Johnson
Somerville, MA, Sept. 9, 2014 –Eileen Feldman took a look at the circle of chess tables and concrete seats in front of the Central Library on Highland Avenue. “If you were someone who were used wheeled mobility devices, would you come in here and feel completely included?” she asked Somerville Neighborhood News. A wheeled mobility user or the opponent would have to bring a chair in order for the game to begin, she said. Full news story here.

POSSIBLE CRACKDOWN ON OVERCROWDED STUDENT APARTMENTS by Sarah Zheng
Somerville, MA, Sept. 9, 2014 –Tufts University may soon have to provide the City of Somerville with a list of all students living in off-campus housing, some of whom may be breaking city law. Full news story here.

HAITIANS, BRAZILIANS AND FRIENDS CELEBRATE by Elijah Kaplan
Somerville, MA, Sept. 9, 2014 –The Haitian and Brazilian communities of Somerville came together to celebrate their cultures with music, dancing, food and crafts. Full news story here.

US2 KICKS OFF “100 DAYS OF ENGAGEMENT” by Jane Regan
Somerville, MA, Sept. 9, 2014 –With catered food, a local band, a “Lego station” for kids and a drone that delivered felt-tipped pens, on August 19 developer US2 kicked off what it called “100 Days of Engagement.” Full news story here.

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