Somerville’s New Gateway To The City

photo: Private locks on gates now keeping intruders and city officials out.

By William Tauro

Last week we wrote about and featured the senseless closing of the McGrath Highway bridge and tunnel and how its negative affect has impacted the Ward 2 neighborhood and businesses.

This week we’d like to take you inside that closed down tunnel and show you firsthand how a once vital roadway that provided the crucial bloodstream of traffic full of consumers and residents to and from the many businesses and homes in Ward 2 and now converted into a makeshift homeless shelter by its new inhabitants.

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‘Seize the Summer’ at SomerStreets on Holland St., Sunday, August 5‬

Celebrate Free Open Streets event to feature live music, family-friendly activities, and more!

SOMERVILLE – Celebrate the season at “Seize the Summer,” the August installment of the City’s SomerStreets festival, on Sunday, August 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. between Davis Square and Teele Square on Holland Street. Continue reading ‘Seize the Summer’ at SomerStreets on Holland St., Sunday, August 5‬

UDPATE: Community Path (Buena Vista Rd. to Cambridge Line) to Close for Drainage, Retaining Wall Repairs Beginning July 30, 2018

This portion of the path expected to be closed for approximately three months during excavation. Detour routes available at www.somervillema.gov/detours

 

A new date for the closure of a portion of the Community Path (Buena Vista Road to the Cambridge City line) has been announced. The closure is now set to begin on July 30, 2018, and will last for approximately three months.

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SENATE ALLOWS NEIGHBORHOODS TO BAND TOGETHER AND FORM A DISTRICT

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 27-10, approved a local option amendment allowing a city or town to authorize the creation of community benefit districts which would allow owners of contiguous property in a city or town to form a district and require property owners in that district to pay for additional services, improvements, events and other projects and activities within the district. The districts would be operated by a nonprofit board.

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