LOCAL DEVELOPER BRINGS EXTRAORDINARY LIVING TO MAGOUN SQUARE SOMERVILLE


Somerville’s Charles Zammuto To Open ‘519 on Broadway’ Boutique Luxury Condos

SOMERVILLE, MA, August 3, 2020 – Earlier today, Legacy Building and Development announced it is now offering tours of 519 on Broadway, Somerville’s newest residences with sophisticated modern amenities. Continue reading LOCAL DEVELOPER BRINGS EXTRAORDINARY LIVING TO MAGOUN SQUARE SOMERVILLE

ALLOW LOCAL TAX ON REAL ESTATE PURCHASES AMENDMENT REJECTED

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By Bob Katzen
The House 29-130, rejected an amendment giving cities and towns the option to impose on the buyers a tax between .5 percent and 2 percent on the purchase of real estate to be used by the city or town’s Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Purchases by government entities or charitable organizations would be exempt. Continue reading ALLOW LOCAL TAX ON REAL ESTATE PURCHASES AMENDMENT REJECTED

ALLOW RENT CONTROL AMENDMENT REJECTED

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By Bob Katzen

The House 23-136, rejected an amendment that would repeal the 1994 law that prohibits rent control from being implemented by local cities and towns. Rent control places limits on the rent that a landlord may charge. The Bay State outlawed rent control on a 1994 voter-approved ballot question that was approved 51 percent to 49 percent. At that time, only Boston, Cambridge and Brookline had implemented rent control. Continue reading ALLOW RENT CONTROL AMENDMENT REJECTED

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PLAQUE APPROVED

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By Bob Katzen

The House 159-0, approved a measure providing for the installation and maintenance of a plaque in the House chamber containing a portion of the address which Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered to a joint convention of the Massachusetts House and Senate in April 1965. The Senate approved the measure on a voice vote and sent it to Gov. Baker. Continue reading MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PLAQUE APPROVED

BILL APPROVED FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES TO PARTICIPATE

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By Bob Katzen
The Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House bill that would require all public universities to offer ways for individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or developmental disabilities to participate in programs that provide academic, career and independent living skills alongside students who do not have disabilities. Continue reading BILL APPROVED FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES TO PARTICIPATE

Somerville Council on Aging Seeking Donations of New Games and Art Supplies for Seniors

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The City of Somerville Council on Aging is now accepting donations of new games, puzzles, books, arts and craft supplies, and other fun items to deliver some cheer to local seniors. Sudoku books, word searches, adult coloring books, sketch pads, playing cards, and stationery are especially popular. Continue reading Somerville Council on Aging Seeking Donations of New Games and Art Supplies for Seniors

Public Hearing on Tufts Reopening Plan, 8/5 The Somerville City Council will hold a public hearing on Tufts University’s reopening plan on Wednesday, August 5, starting at 7 p.m.

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There are two ways residents can submit testimony:
To attend and be heard, enter the following link into your internet browser at any time before the meeting: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6975948688038741262. You will be asked to register for the meeting, and after registering, you will receive an email with instructions to join the meeting/webinar when it starts.
Continue reading Public Hearing on Tufts Reopening Plan, 8/5 The Somerville City Council will hold a public hearing on Tufts University’s reopening plan on Wednesday, August 5, starting at 7 p.m.

Phase 3 Reopening in Somerville Remains on Hold, Outdoor Fitness Alternatives Allowed

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10-person indoor and outdoor gatherings limit remains in effect

City supporting outdoor options for gyms and fitness centers

SOMERVILLE, MA – As members of the medical community note rising case counts and urge a rollback of the State’s phased reopening, Somerville’s Phase 3 Step 1 reopening will remain on hold. Local officials continue to review the situation in two-week intervals, with the next update coming on or before Monday, August 17. Continue reading Phase 3 Reopening in Somerville Remains on Hold, Outdoor Fitness Alternatives Allowed

Naveo Credit Union awards $4,500 in scholarships to recipients of the Carlos Faria and Victor Da Silva Memorial Scholarship Fund

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(Somerville, MA) Naveo Credit Union’s Scholarship Committee awarded three scholarships of $1,500 each to local students attending a college or university this fall. Scholarship recipients for the 2020-2021 school year were Liana Tarte of Cambridge, Richard John McNamara of Wilmington and Ashley Cadet of Everett. Continue reading Naveo Credit Union awards $4,500 in scholarships to recipients of the Carlos Faria and Victor Da Silva Memorial Scholarship Fund