Boston and College Avenue intersection improvements may cause traffic delays this summer

Road and sidewalk construction on Boston and College Avenues in Medford may cause traffic delays in the Tufts University vicinity beginning Thursday, May 25. The phased project, which will improve pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular safety conditions at the busy intersection, is scheduled to be completed in mid-August.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the Boston and College Avenue intersection during the road and sidewalk construction, beginning Tuesday, May 30. Pedestrian traffic will be guided away from the work zone. Curtis Hall at 474 Boston Ave. will be open and accessible during construction.

The Medford Police Department will be on site to direct road traffic.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please visit https://sites.tufts.edu/construction/intersection-improvement-project/.

You may also contact the Office of Government & Community Relations at Tufts University via phone at 617-627-3780, or online at http://communityrelations.tufts.edu/contact/.

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 Metropolitan Mayor’s Coalition Votes To Oppose Ballot Question #1


 Wynn Resorts is pleased that the Metropolitan Mayor’s Coalition has voted to oppose ballot question #1. The mayors who voted to oppose ballot question #1 are:

  • MARTIN J. WALSH, Mayor of Boston
  • JOSEPH C. SULLIVAN, Mayor of Braintree
  • MEL KLECKNER, Town Administrator of Brookline
  • RICHARD C. ROSSI, City Manager of Cambridge
  • THOMAS AMBROSINO, City Manager of Chelsea
  • CARLO DeMARIA, JR., Mayor of Everett
  • GARY CHRISTENSON, Mayor of Malden
  • STEPHANIE MUCCINI BURKE, Mayor of Medford
  • ROBERT J. DOLAN, Mayor of Melrose, Vice-Chair
  • THOMAS P. KOCH, Mayor of Quincy
  • BRIAN ARRIGO, Mayor of Revere
  • JOSEPH A. CURTATONE, Mayor of Somerville, Chair
  • JAMES M. McKENNA, Town Manager of Winthrop

 

 WORDING OF THE MAYOR’S COALTITION STATEMENT AGAINST BALLOT QUESTION #1:

The Metropolitan Mayors Coalition voted to oppose Ballot Question 1, which would allow for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license, which would permit the operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and no more than 1,250 slot machines. Ballot Question 1, which is being voted on statewide, is written so narrowly that the only property that currently fits the question’s description is located in the vicinity of Suffolk downs in Revere.

The Expanded Gaming Act was passed after years of consideration and debate, and its outcome clearly stated that there would be up to three destination resort casinos and one slots facility throughout the Commonwealth. Ballot Question 1 is premature. Before changing the law to allow for additional gaming facilities, we should wait for all the casinos currently allowed under law to open. This will facilitate an informed analysis of whether the Massachusetts gaming market is saturated, or whether the addition of another gaming facility would bring additional revenue to the state. It would also allow for the residents of Massachusetts to assess the effects these facilities have on their host and surrounding communities.

Modifying laws to suit one interested party sets a bad precedent. This ballot question was filed by one developer who has a clear vested interest in its outcome. If the proponent of Question 1 is successful, other individuals may follow the developer’s lead and attempt to do this in communities throughout the Commonwealth.

While Ballot Question 1 severely impacts Revere, it will also negatively impact our entire region. The members of this Coalition work tirelessly to address issues on a regional scale. We care about transportation, the environment, sustainability and good governance. This ballot question goes against our priorities.

The Metro Mayors Coalition, an organization of cities and towns in the urban core of metropolitan Boston, is a voluntary forum where members exchange information and create solutions to common problems. The municipal officials comprising this group represent over 1.4 million constituents in Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford.

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ONCE Somerville launches dedicated web site in partnership with Ticketfly
ONCE Somerville, the two space event hall at 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, operated by locavore caterers Cuisine en Locale, has launched a dedicated web site at www.oncesomerville.com.

The website, which is built and designed by national ticketing agent, Ticketfly, makes discovering upcoming events at ONCE as simple as scrolling down.

Links provided direct visitors to detailed information about shows, and the venue, as well as linking to the parent company, Cuisine en Locale.

Please visit our new site and take a stroll through the fantastic events coming soon to our little spot at the top of Spring Hill.

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