George Proakis & Sarah Spicer – City of Somerville, Planning Department (1.28.14)


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)

Tony Lafuente & Tim Devin – Ward 4 Alderman & Space Equals Work Activist (11.12.13)


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.

David Simon & Heather Schmidt – Culinary Creatives of Somerville (7.2.13)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she discusses culinary creativity in Somerville and how many local entrepreneurs are taking advantage of a venue known as Kitchen Inc – an incubator space for innovation that has put Somerville a step ahead in the local foodie arena. Tonight, she speaks with the owners of Black Magic Coffee and Union Square Donuts, who are on the cutting edge of this culinary trend. They’ll be speaking about how they got started, why Kitchen Inc has been so vital to their business success, and what you can do to transform those premature business plans into a satisfying career, while simultaneously building community.


Kitchen Inc

Black Magic Coffee Company

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Union Square Donuts -

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KyAnn & Joe – Summer Kick-Off! (6.11.13)

Join hosts KyAnn Anderson & Joe Lynch as they kick-off the summer months in Somerville and beyond. Want to find something fun to do this summer? Then tune into Greater Somerville tonight to find out what hot events you can’t afford to miss. Oh yes, and don’t forget your sunscreen everyone! Enjoy.

Sam Coren & John Allen – Beacon Street Reconstruction Project (4.2.13)


Tonight on Greater Somerville host Joe Lynch gives equal time to two opponents of the proposed cycle track on Beacon Street.  The $4.5 million dollar Beacon Street reconstruction project now proposes to include a “cycle track” as part of the upgrade of utilities, ADA compliance upgrades and roadway and sidewalk reconstruction.  In addition to the loss of on-street parking, the opponents of the “cycle track” have stated that there are serious design flaws in the Design Consultants Inc. plan, unaddressed public safety concerns not only for cyclists, but for motorists and pedestrians as well.


Greater Somerville Nominated – Again!

Again this year, we are thrilled to announce that Greater Somerville has garnered another nomination for “Best Hot Set” show from Somerville Community Access Television.  The awards will be presented on Thursday, January 24, 2013 during a live telecast from from the SCATV studios.  And guess who is hosting and presenting the awards?  Our own Joe Lynch!  And guess who is also nominated for “Best Show Host” for his gig as commentator for Somerville Scout magazines “King of the Ville” road race?  Our own Joe Lynch, again!  We wonder if Joe will also be in the audience rooting on “Greater Somerville”, KyAnn and himself?  We don’t doubt it………….all the best to KyAnn and Joe for a terrific night at the 2012 Annual SCATV Awards.

Thalia Tringo & Jonathan Mitchell – Somerville Real Estate Experts (1.8.13)

Join host KyAnn Anderson as she talks with Somerville’s real estate experts Thalia Tringo and Jonathan Mitchell to find out what’s HOT, what’s NOT, and where you need to be looking for property in 2013. Whether you’re on the hunt for a new home, have property to sell, or simply curious about real estate market trends, tonight’s episode is one to watch.

Lynn Weissman – Co-Founder, Friends of the Community Path (11.27.12)

Join hosts KyAnn Anderson and Joe Lynch as they speak to Friends of the Community Path’s Co-Founder Lynn Weissman about important upcoming events, why the Path needs to be built in tandem to the Green Line Extension Project, and what the Somerville community can do to get involved and make the Path a reality.



Green Line Extension / Community Path – Design Team Meeting  

Thursday, Dec. 11th, 6-8pm, Holiday Inn, Somerville

(your voice is important, please attend!)