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World-renowned firm hired to address public space challenge

On March 26, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

somervillelogoVolunteers sought for public space-public life survey to identify opportunities to reach public space goals

Gehl Studio, the U.S.-based arm of the internationally renowned design firm Gehl Architects, has been hired by the City of Somerville to advance its work toward creating 125 new acres of public open space. Gehl Studio will help identify opportunities and techniques to create new public space and enrich public life across the city.

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City calls for ‘Pothole Patrol’ to repair roads

On March 26, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Filling in after the dig out. A lot of road repair is necessary due to the withering effects of this year’s snow removal efforts.

Filling in after the dig out. A lot of road repair is necessary due to the withering effects of this year’s snow removal efforts.

By Jim Clark

The massive snowstorms that crippled the northeast this winter caused more damage than is readily apparent to many. Until, that is, they get into their cars and attempt to negotiate some of the rougher stretches of roadway that have been mercilessly chewed up and spat back out by the virtual army of snow plows and earth movers that were utilized to dig Somerville out of its semi-glacial state during the aforementioned climatological calamity.

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Letter to the Editor: Rezoning Deadline

On March 26, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Public Written Testimony on Rezoning Needs to Extend Beyond March 27th Deadline

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Somerville Community,

The Friday March 27th deadline for written testimony regarding the Somerville Rezonng Ordinance is approaching. On Thursday March 3rd there was a public hearing on the Rezoning Ordinance. Since that time we have had the Somerville 3 day Charrette and a follow up meeting on Thursday 19.

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Youth Health and Empowerment Summit recap

On March 26, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Health and Empowerment was the focus of the Somerville Teen Empowerment Summit that took place last week in Cambridge. ~Photos by Samantha Fleishman

Health and Empowerment was the focus of the Somerville Teen Empowerment Summit that took place last week in Cambridge. — Photos by Samantha Fleishman

By Patrick McDonagh

 

“They call me a broke boy.” These words echoed mid-song through the event hall from mics of local rappers involved with The Hip Hop Transformation (THHT). Stories from event organizers and involved teens resonated with these words and the emotions one might feel when called a “broke boy.”

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The Rosebud

On March 25, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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If you grew up in Somerville, chances are you probably grabbed a burger and a beer at the Rosebud and perhaps even attempted disco dancing at the Surrey Room after a few more beers.

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US2 Says Thanks, Somerville

On March 25, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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We write to thank the community members, the City of Somerville, Mayor Curtatone and his dedicated staff, city consultants, and all of those who took part in the City’s recent design charrettes and prior visioning sessions and workshops, for your efforts to guide the future development of Union Square.

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A number of positive thinking Somerville kids took their anti-smoking awareness campaign to the public as they participated in the national Kick Butts Day last week. ~Photos by Douglas Yu

A number of positive thinking Somerville kids took their anti-smoking awareness campaign to the public as they participated in the national Kick Butts Day last week. ~Photos by Douglas Yu

By Douglas Yu

Eleven-year-old Mariana Plata never met her grandfather, because he had lung cancer due to smoking when he was alive. More importantly, this young mind realized that the danger of tobacco is affecting not only adults, but her peers as well.

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Newstalk – March 25

On March 25, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Groundwork Somerville presents its 15th Anniversary Fundraising Gala and Volunteer Appreciation on Friday, April 3 from 7-11 p.m. at Cuisine en Locale, 156 Highland Ave. in Somerville. Celebrating all night with live music by The Ways and Means Committee, along with prizes, and amazing food.

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‘This Into That’ at Nave Gallery Annex

On March 25, 2015, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Found: an exhibit featuring the creative works of local artists who locate, assemble and transform ordinary objects into delightful and thought provoking works of art.

Found: an exhibit featuring the creative works of local artists who locate, assemble and transform ordinary objects into delightful and thought provoking works of art.

By Gabriela C. Martinez

At a new exhibition at Nave Gallery Annex, one man’s trash is an artist’s treasure.  This Into That: Found Object Art, Assemblage, and Other Transformed Work features artwork assembled out of old items, many found at thrift stores or recollected by the artists themselves throughout their lives.

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In February, the City of Somerville’s plans for the redevelopment of Union Square took a hard turn in the wrong direction. The City’s master developer, US2, announced plans for the development of D2, a former metal scrap yard and future gateway into Union Square next to the planned Union Square Green Line station. US2’s plan calls for 525 units of housing for millennials in a first phase of development on this strategic block, which is among Union Square’s most important and commercially viable locations, while remaining silent on their intentions for other parcels in the Union Square Revitalization Area.

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