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.
Join host KyAnn Anderson for Greater Somerville’s “State of the Union” address, as she speaks with Union Square Main Streets and RELISH Co-Founder Mimi Graney, about the 8th annual Fluff Festival, coming to Somerville this Saturday in Union Square. With a new co-Alderman on the horizon in Ward 3, multiple changing storefronts, and the upcoming green line station moving full steam ahead, how will Union Square be impacted, and will it be able maintain the unique character that we have all grown to love through the years. We’ll ask these questions and more on tonight’s program.
Join hosts KyAnn Anderson and Joe Lynch as they say goodbye to summer and discuss upcoming events, the latest news stories, and what you can expect on Greater Somerville as we kick off the political season of 2013. The summer sun may be over, but things will be heating up soon as we head towards the polls in November. Tune in to find out more.
Join hosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson, as “Greater Somerville” and Somerville Community Access Television are airing a special of the 2013 preliminary election candidates program recently produced at SCATV. The preliminary election is on Sept. 24. Please remember to vote! SCATV also is running this special on Channel 3 in Somerville.
“Greater Somervile” will be producing a show in October for the November ballot candidates. Stay tuned.
Russ Joyner & Andi Simpson – Vice President / GM & Director of Marketing/Tourism of Assembly Row (8.6.13)18 Sep
Join host KyAnn Anderson speaks with Russ Joyner, Assembly Row’s vice president and general manager, and Andi Simpson, the development’s director of marketing and tourism Andi Simpson, about where they are in the construction process, what you can expect in the months ahead, what unique Assembly Row events are on the horizon, and why it has been so important for Federal Realty to gain the trust of the Somerville community for all of these years.
With this transformative 50-acre mixed-use neighborhood on the horizon to open Phase I of construction in the fall of 2014, this is an important topic for the Somerville community to stay engaged and informed.
Join host KyAnn Anderson as she speaks with MaryCat Chaikin, the co-founder of RELISH – a new social enterprise and Center for Urban Agriculture – located in the heart of Union Square in Somerville. Find out why she and co-founder Mimi Graney of Union Square Main Streets, started this center, what community workshops are on the horizon, and why you should get involved in this worthwhile organization. Whether you find yourself on the pulse of the canning craze, want to conquer beehive construction, or simply hope to see those raised-bed gardens thrive this summer, this is an episode you won’t want to miss.