On this week’s episode of Greater Somerville, candidate for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, Mike Lake, joined host Joe Lynch at SCATV to discuss his candidacy, his position on the issues facing Massachusetts and his thoughts about the role of the Lt. Governor.
Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with TEDx Somerville‘s CTodd Lombardo and Devin Bramhall about the upcoming event to be held on March 30th, from 12-6pm at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville. Go to www.tedxsomerville.org to learn more, buy your tickets, and find out why this event is one you don’t want to miss. For additional episodes, please visit the Greater Somerville blog at: www.greatersomerville.wordpress.com
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be electing a new Governor in 2014 and Joe Lynch recently had a chance to speak with one of the candidates. Dr. Don Berwick visited the Greater Somerville set at SCATV to chat about his candidacy, background and his vision for Massachusetts.
Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with longtime community activist and newly appointed CAC Chair Wig Zamore about the upcoming development in Union Square. As the City of Somerville prepares for the completion of the Green Line Extension Station in Union Square in 2017, they are in search of a Master Developer who will help guide the long term development of seven large land parcels adjacent the station. As community members and business owners express concerns about the long-term impacts this amount of development will have on this culturally vibrant and quaint neighborhood, Mayor Curtatone has created a 19-person committee to oversee this Master Developer selection process, by providing an advisory role to the Somerville Redevelopment Authority. In the months ahead, this committee will make its recommendation on which one of the nine proposals submitted should be selected to direct the transformation of Union Square over the next 30 years. Tune in to find out what’s being done to protect the unique characteristics of Union Square, how innovative businesses are here to stay, and why it is so important for the community to stay informed about this development process in the months and years ahead. For additional episodes, please visit the Greater Somerville blog at: www.greatersomerville.wordpress.com.
Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with the City of Somerville’s Director of Planning George Proakis and Senior Planner Sarah Spicer about the various initiatives of the Curtatone administration devoted to making Somerville a great place to live, work, play and raise a family – with an episode focus on Davis Square. Within the guiding framework of the SomerVision Comprehensive 2030 Plan completed in 2012, both have been actively involved in managing the Davis Square Neighborhood Plan and Streetscape Improvement Plan, on track for implementation in next few years. Tune in to find out the history of these planning initiatives, how Davis Square will be changing in the years ahead, and whether a boutique hotel is on the horizon for one of the most vibrant squares in Somerville.
(NOTE: See “Related Links” for all information on past community meetings. Updated plan information coming in Spring 2014)
Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with Community Cooks’ Elizabeth Shaw-Caffrey about this locally grown non-profit that has been making a difference in Somerville since 1991. With a network of over 300 volunteers, they offer home-cooked meals to hungry and vulnerable neighbors in our community by partnering with other non-profit organizations. Whether you’re a Todd English wanna-be or simply want to financially contribute, tune in to find out why this organization continues to make Somerville proud year after year. For additional episodes, please visit the Greater Somerville blog at: http://www.greatersomerville.wordpress.com
Join hosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson as they celebrate the New Year of 2014 as well as reflect on the top stories of 2013. Find out their thoughts on the Somerville inauguration, development in Union Square, and how they see our City evolving in the months ahead. While it may be cold outside, let Greater Somerville warm you up with educated local insight on the latest doings of our ever-changing community.
Does Somerville really NEED more condos? With the recent proposal of the Maaco site (adjacent Market Basket & Milk Row Cemetery) to be re-zoned to mix-use development, the existing commercial zoning could be severely impacted in our city for generations to come. Join host KyAnn Anderson, as she speaks with Ward 4 Alderman Tony Lafuente and Space Equals Work representative Tim Devin, to discuss this important proposal facing the residents and business owners of Union Square. While the Commercial Corridor District 55 overlay works successfully in parts of the Union Square rezoning initiative, find out why for this particular area of the city, Somerville simply deserves better.
Tonight on Greater Somerville, host Joe Lynch welcomes back to Tribe Somerville former Somerville Journal reporter and current Boston Globe correspondent covering Somerville, journalist Brock Parker. Somervillians may remember his coverage, six years ago, of news stories about FBI investigations, Curtatone running for Governor, the scurrilous behavior of aggressive developers, and city elections. Oh well, the more things change, the more they stay the same…………………………..watch the interview and learn what Parker has been up to over at the Globe. Greater Somerville airs live tonight, channel 3, SCATV, 7:30. No time to watch tonight? Catch the reply here or go to greatersomerville.wordpress.com for all your Greater Somerville episodes.