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MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass.-In collaboration with the White House, Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service will convene higher education leaders to examine the important topics of civic engagement and active citizenship at a Civic Learning and National Service Summit to be hosted at Tufts this fall. Tisch College is a leader in civic learning, political engagement and service among young people.
5 hrs ago | ABC2 Maryland
Medal of Honor recipient Tom Kelley of Somerville, Mass., talks about his Vietnam service Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who will hit the campaign trail this afternoon to endorse Democratic gubernatorial nominee Martha Coakley, said yesterday she is confident the attorney general has what it takes to defeat GOP nominee Charlie Baker. "Martha just needs to get out and talk about her vision for building Massachusetts," Warren told the Herald.
Across Somerville and other Massachusetts communities, labor and community activists, mothers and fathers are knocking on doors and ringing bells, trying to convince their neighbors to vote "Yes" on Question 4 on Election Day. Question 4 - "Earned Sick Time for Employees" - would guarantee that all workers in the state, public and private sector, can earn and use sick time.
Join "Greater Somerville" hosts Joe Lynch and KyAnn Anderson as they say farewell to summer with a lively debate over a variety of local news stories. From politics to Union Square development plans, the new Orange Line station flood to the recent mob of traffic from the Green Line bridge reconstruction - rest assured, there are plenty of opinions to go around.
Somerville, MA, Sept. 9, 2014 - With catered food, a local band, a "Lego station" for kids and a drone that delivered felt-tipped pens, on August 19 developer US2 kicked off what it called "100 Days of Engagement."
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the new "Infra-Space" Program has received eight nominations representing seven communities for proposed redevelopment of space under elevated roads, bridges or viaducts. The ideas came in response to a Request for Information distributed to municipalities, non-profit institutions, developers and arts organizations asking for nominations and redevelopment project proposals where transportation infrastructure is a barrier to neighborhoods, pedestrians, urban resources and economic development opportunities.
Christine Barber won the Democratic Primary on Tuesday for the 34th Middlesex District State Representative seat, which was vacated by Carl Sciortino in April, according to her campaign. Barber, a Somerville resident who works at Community Catalyst, defeated Erin DiBenedetto , a Medford School Committee member, Craig Rourke , a Somerville attorney, and Sharon Guzik , who ended her campaign in early August but still appeared on the ballot.
Turnout appeared sluggish in most parts of the state on primary day as campaigns did their best to pull sympathetic voters to the polls. On the Democratic side, Attorney General Martha Coakley, the front-runner in polls, is working to fend off challenges from state Treasurer Steven Grossman and former federal health care administrator Don Berwick.
Seth Boyd, known in the hip-hop world as Cadence, died on March 30 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was 42 years old, and surprised listeners with his gentle, pacifist raps.
Police responded to Broadway after a caller reported a driver operating erratically, going through red lights and nodding off behind the wheel. Police then located the vehicle in question traveling east at Broadway and Franklin Street in East Somerville.
Andre Chiefs stars Jared Freni and Johnny Welch made a special presentation to Medford Attorney Victor Garo on behalf of the team. Garo, who hosted a dinner for the Intercity League Champs on Wednesday night at Carroll's Restaurant in Medford Square, was an original Chiefs' pitcher in the late 1950's.
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