Browsing All posts tagged under »Mayor Curtatone«

Somerville Weathers the Storm

February 10, 2013


There’s something magical about walking through the city when there are no cars on the streets. On Saturday afternoon, I joined my friends and neighbors as we dug ourselves out of our homes, shoveled out our cars, and met up in Union Square to play in the snow, make snow sculptures, and dance. In Union […]

Meet the Mayor!

December 5, 2012


File this at reason #147 why I love Somerville: M.I.M.B.Y. (Mayor in My Back Yard) The Mayor wants to hear from you. “He’ll bring the food, you bring the food for thought.” Invite him to your next backyard cookout, or party on your porch, or coffee in your kitchen. Mayor Curtatone will meet with you and […]

Oh, Somerville – The “Love Tote” Photo Contest!

November 18, 2011


This just in from ResiStat: The City of Somerville is having a photo contest for the “best and silliest” zero-sort recycling bin photo! Were you as excited as I was when you received your new, blue zero-sort bin? Apparently there were a lot of us who snapped and shared photos of our bins soon after […]

Green Transportation: Bad News and Good News

August 3, 2011


Yesterday’s big news in Somerville was the announcement that the Green Line Extension will be delayed until at least 2018. State planners say the reason for the delay is the decision to “wait to obtain all or most of the parcels of land and environmental permits the billion-dollar project requires before the state puts major design and […]

Somerville Schools – The Debate Continues

May 31, 2011


A few weeks ago a friend showed me the Boston Globe article, “Should they stay or should they go?” which looks at the ongoing debate over whether or not parents want to send their kids to Somerville public schools. The article mentions families who’ve made the decision to move out of the city because they wanted […]

It’s On! Somerville versus Cambridge: Interesting City Throwdown

April 14, 2011


I first saw Cambridge City Councilor Ken Reeves’ comments that Somerville “[doesn’t] have a lot of interesting places” thanks to some friends on Twitter. Then this morning Ward 5 Online alerted me to Somerville Mayor Curtatone’s rebuttal. What do you think? Who wins the “Interesting City Throwdown?” (Is there a clear winner?) What are you favorite […]

Mount Gilsonian and Our Workshop is Postponed (again) Due to Snow!

February 1, 2011


More snow! And I thought we had a lot of snow last week. And the week before that… So the question for all Somervillans remains, where do put the snow once you’ve shoveled off your front steps, your sidewalk, your car or your local fire hydrant? Our solution: Mount Gilsonian! (That’s me standing next to […]