In News Coverage, The Somerville News Weekly

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 Redgate Developers in Exchange for Prime Real Estate in Booming Somerville

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

Somerville– In a backroom deal that would make Tammany Hall bosses blush, the Board of Alderpersons is on the verge of greenlighting a multi-million dollar, no-bid handout to politically connected developer Redgate in exchange for… developing Clarendon Hill prime real estate in red-hot Somerville.

“This deal stinks,” said David Santana, a Somerville resident and member of Somerville Stands Together, which launched just last week with hundreds of Somerville residents converging on City Hall and declaring, “the era of sweetheart deals for developers is over.”

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