Beacon Hill Roll Call

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Volume 39 – Report No. 8
February 21, 2014
Copyright © 2014 Beacon Hill Roll Call. All Rights Reserved.
By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on four roll calls from recent legislative sessions. Last Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call

Somerville’s Key City Indicators

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Dive into City data: Key System Indicators (http://bit.ly/1jHVBKP) is our new, open source website that shares Somerville data in an easy to browse and easy to understand format. So, if you’re not a data geek, this site’s for you. (Data gee…ks welcome too.)

The site includes a variety of data including property values and city revenues, to the results of the city’s Happiness Survey and the number of temporary food permits approved each year. Through maps and charts you can learn more about the City and your neighborhood.

The Key Systems Indicators site was designed by City staff using free, open source resources. In that spirit, we’ve also shared the code to our site for others interested in creating a similar website: https://github.com/DanielHadley/SomervilleSystems.

Let us know what you think of the new Key Systems Indicators page and what data you’d like to see added next.

Somerville/Boston News Group Welcomes Corporate Co-Sponsors

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We welcome our new corporate member Co-sponsors, Jennifer Gjulameti and Arthur Wahlberg who will be around for a while as they both have generously decided to co-sponsor our sister news station BostonNewsGroupMetroBuzz.com for a season!

Jennifer Gjulameti and Arthur Wahlberg and please remember their faces and look for them on the big silver screen this coming summer at a cinema near you!

Jennifer in “the Witching Hour” and the “Blue Suede” and both of them in “The Rude, Mad and The Funny!”

And yes we will be giving away free tickets to all three of their movies as well as Wahlberg Hamburger gift certificate giveaways!

Langton, Son of Somerville’s “Russell Disposal Langton” Olympics Wins Bronze Medal

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Photo by LEON NEAL/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Story by William Tauro

Brakeman Steve Langton of Melrose and pilot Steven Holcolm won the bronze medal on Sunday in the 2 man bobsled in Sochi.

Alexander Zubkov of Russia won the gold and Beat Hefti of Switzerland piloted the silver medal sled. Holcolm and Langton finished three hundredths of a second ahead of the Russia 2 sled to secure the Olympic Bronze Medal.

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