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Somerville’s proposed Green Line makeover

Jeff Speck, author of Walkable City and alum of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, unveiled a detailed plan on Tuesday, Jan. 8 to a packed house focusing on the proposed Green Line extension’s impact on three Somerville neighborhoods and potential “T” stops–including Ball Square, Lowell Street/Magoun Square and Gilman Square–at the Center for the…

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Scout Magazines searching for interns

Do you wanna be a Scout? We’re looking for enthusiastic and talented interns looking for a hands-on journalism internship with Scout Magazines. Our interns help with the calendar, write daily blog posts, report on community-driven stories for Scout Somerville and help with the day-to-day grind of launching our sister publication, Scout Cambridge, in March 2013….

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Weekend warrior edition for Jan. 4-6

Friday, Jan. 4-Sunday, Jan. 6 Two Gentlemen of Verona – Last call for the Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona, a spirited retelling of what is considered The Bard’s more convoluted efforts. The cast, which includes a scene-stealing bulldog known as “Crab,” breathes new life into the Davis Square Theatre with modern dress and high-spirited…

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New eatery slotted for Winter Hill

Listen up, foodies. The crew over at Cambridge’s Turkish-inspired Oleana and the Sofra bakery plan to open up a new eatery in the space formerly occupied by the old-school, Italian-American restaurant, The Paddock, located at 249 Pearl Street in Somerville’s Winter Hill neighborhood. Ana Sortun and lauded foodie Cassie Piuma, who will act as executive…

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Somerville couple featured on PBS show

A popular PBS home improvement show, Ask This Old House, will spotlight a Somerville couple’s 100-year-old home near Magoun Square. The Somerville Beat blog reports that the TV crew shot the segment focusing on how to repair a cracked floor joist a few months ago. According to the post here, the episode is slotted to…

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Green Line extension meeting scheduled

Confused by all of the chatter regarding the MBTA’s planned Green Line Extension project? You’re in luck. City planners will present their community-driven visions for the future highlighting the Green Line extension’s impact on several Somerville neighborhoods–including Ball Square, Magoun Square and Gilman Square–6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Somerville Armory, located at 191…

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New year, new editor at Scout magazines

Sam Baltrusis, a veteran journalist based in Somerville’s Davis Square and author of Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub, has signed on as Managing Editor at Scout magazines where he will spearhead the editorial and online direction at Scout Somerville and launch Scout Cambridge in March 2013. “It’s my job as a journalist and…

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Somerville Survival Guide

Are you a college student? Newcomer? Life-long resident with new rodent neighbors? We’re here to help.

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Robert Publicover: Sept. 29, 1949 – Dec. 31, 2012

Robert “Bob” Publicover, the founder of The Somerville News and a prominent AIDS/HIV activist, died between 4 and 6 a.m. on Dec. 31. He was 63.

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