Committee to identify funding priorities for ~$2 million per year in affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space projects. Continue reading Member Sought for Somerville Community Preservation Committee
Photo by Skip Murray
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, July, 01, the 180th day of 2017 with 185 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:10 and sunset is @ 8:25. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 0096 – Vespasian, a Roman Army leader, was hailed as a Roman Emperor by the Egyptian legions. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Together with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) issued the 2016 Water Quality Report Card for the Mystic River watershed. Continue reading Mystic River Receives A- Water Quality Grade
The free annual SomerMovie Fest is back, and because of the animal-themed lineup, we’re designating this year’s fest as the “SomerMovie Beast.” Continue reading SomerMovie Fest Begins Thursday, July 6
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local legislators’ votes on roll calls from the week of June 26-30.
The Senate approved on a voice vote, without a roll call, a measure (S 2092) that would prohibit drivers from using a hand-held cell phone or another device to make a call, use the device’s camera or access social media. The measure allows drivers to use only a hands-free phone. Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 -Report No. 26 June 26-30, 2017
By Judy Locchi Jacobs
In reference to the article in the Boston Globe, “Was the Planning Board’s approval of the affordable housing waiver for Federal Realty in Somerville’s best interest?”, I’ve listed my informed opinions.
It’s an important article to study because it ties in to the overall issues surrounding lack of affordable housing and the crisis which has existed in the City of Somerville for the last 10 years. Continue reading Somerville Stalled Developments/The Cash Cow part VI:Prying open Somerville’s Pandora’s Box of Rabid Luxury Condos, Soaring Property Values, Union Busting, and the Uncertain Fate of Business and Homeowners Caught up in the CrossFire