We have some interesting headlines for the latest Somerville Neighborhood News show, a community news production brought to you by the dedicated staff, volunteers and interns at SCATV. We encourage you to please share the news stories with your friends, neighbors and community members. We appreciate your support, below are the SNN headlines.
REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENTS UP AGAIN
Somerville is going through changes. With the Green Line coming soon, the redevelopment of Union Square and new businesses moving into Assembly Square, property values are skyrocketing across the city.
ONE THOUSAND NEW UNITS PLANNED FOR THE CITY
Over a dozen medium- to large-sized residential developments, totaling around 1,000 units, are slated to be constructed over the next few years in Somerville.
PLASTIC BAN MOVES FOWARD
The proposed citywide ban on plastic shopping bags took a step forward on Nov. 20 at the meeting of the Board of Aldermen’s Environment and Energy Special Committee.
NEW APP MAKES PARKING EASIER
On November 24, the City of Somerville a new smartphone application that allows users to pay for parking directly on their phone, and even notifies them when their meter time is running out.
UNION UNCOVERED: THE JAMES MILLER MYSTERY
It’s an unassuming tombstone-like monument, tucked up against a wall, across from the Somerville Police Department. It reads: “James Miller, Minute Man, aged 65, was slain by the British April 19, 1775.
GREENTOWN LABS LEADING THE WAY
In a shared facility that once housed the Ames Safety Envelope Company, 44 mostly “clean tech” startup companies are turning their innovative ideas into prototypes. Inventors and thinkers work side-by-side, sharing space, equipment, know-how and ideas.
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