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City, unions tangle over Clarendon Hill Public Housing Project

The City of Somerville Board of Aldermen Legislative Matters Committee held a public hearing on Monday, May 21, to consider proposals from the administration, the Board, and concerned members of the public in the matter of the Clarendon Hill Public Housing Project. The project will involve [...]

SOMERVILLE SPEAKUP LINE: OP-ED ON CLARENDON HILL/REDGATE

As a Somerville resident, I find myself extremely concerned about the transfer of a highly valuable parcel of public land to private hands, without a fair bidding process—Clarendon Hill. I am further concerned that Redgate, the no-bid developer on this project is coming back time and again to [...]

Letter to the Editor

As a taxpayer, I want to make sure Somerville spends its money according to the progressive values we hold dear. I want to urge the Board of Alderpersons to oppose any and all handouts to Clarendon Hill developer Redgate, a wolf in sheep’s clothing that refuses to give our working families a [...]

Somerville Stands Together to City Hall: This Deal Stinks and Must Be Rejected

SOMERVILLE SPEAKUP LINE: SOMERVILLE SHOCKER:POLITICALLY CONNECTED CLARENDON HILL DEVELOPER TO RECEIVE MASSIVE NO-BID HANDOUT FROM CITY OF SOMERVILLE — TAXPAYERS LEFT HOLDING THE BAG  Board of Alderpersons on Verge of Approving Sweetheart Deal including Major Land “Discount” and $10M Subsidy to [...]

Somerville Shocker: Politically Connected Clarendon Hill Developer to Receive Massive No-Bid Handout from City of Somerville—Taxpayers Left Holding the Bag

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2018 Contact: Jackie Kessel, jaclyn@617mediagroup.com, 508-951-9737 On behalf of Somerville Stands Together Somerville Shocker: Politically Connected Clarendon Hill Developer to Receive Massive No-Bid Handout from City of Somerville—Taxpayers Left Holding the Bag [...]

Why I Joined the Somerville Stands Together Rally

By Jack Lister As a retired Somerville resident, I have seen this city go through many changes and unfortunately not always for the better when it comes to shared economic prosperity. I’m proud that we are an inclusive and inviting city, at one time where everyone had a chance to make it. But [...]

‘Why I Joined the Somerville Stands Together Rally’

As a retired Somerville resident, I have seen this city go through many changes and unfortunately not always for the better when it comes to shared economic prosperity.  I’m proud that we are an inclusive and inviting city, at one time where everyone had a chance to make it.  But city leaders [...]

Coalition calls on city to support good jobs, affordable housing, contracts

Last Thursday, April 26, a coalition of community and labor groups calling itself Somerville Stands Together marched to City Hall, where they held a rally asking civic leaders  to show more support for residents and their employment needs. After arriving at the City Hall Concourse, [...]

‘Somerville Stands Together’ Kicks Off With City Hall Rally

SOMERVILLE, MA – The following press release was submitted by “Somerville Stands Together.” Citing rising rents, stagnant wages, and irresponsible development, hundreds of residents with “Somerville Stands Together” kicked off their campaign Thursday night with a march [...]