Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
The new generation of voters in Somerville think that the city we call home, has always been as great as it is today. People like Mike Capuano, Maryann Heuston, Jack Connolly, Dennis Sullivan, and Bob Mcwatters, worked together for decades to make Somerville what it is today. New residents come to our city and vote them all out of office, which I agree is their right.
The new Board members then quietly okay the closing of a major bridge that enters Ball Square, for 12-14 months, and hold a dog and pony show last week to allow residents and business owners a chance to “discuss” the decision that was a done deal.Some of the business’ in the square may go belly up because of this closing. Why was there no outrage from ANY politician?
I feel like I don’t know this place anymore. I am not blaming the voters, most don’to have a clue of how far we have come since I arrived in 1975. I just miss the solid ground I was used to walking on every day.
I don’t know what the future holds for Somerville, but I urge the new “Villens” to look at the past, and appreciate the decades of hard work by some incredibly caring people, who made us what we are, a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.