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  1. Wynn casino construction getting closer with licensing decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Boston.com

    Wynn Resorts scooted toward the end of the long and winding road to breaking ground at its Everett casino site on Friday. Martin Suuberg, the commissioner of the state's Department of Environmental Protection, decided issue a waterfront construction license to the Las Vegas-based casino company, which won the right to build its Wynn Boston Harbor resort casino near the Everett-Boston-Somerville line nearly two years ago.

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  2. Somerville police union asks mayor to remove 'Black Lives Matter' banner from City HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Boston.com

    Somerville police officers are asking that the city's mayor remove a banner supporting the "Black Lives Matter" movement from City Hall and replace it with one proclaiming "All Lives Matter." In a Tuesday letter addressed to Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the Somerville Police Employee's Association, the bargaining unit for 90-95 patrol officers, called the city's support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the display of the banner "deeply" troubling.

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  3. Partners HealthCare is settling into its new Somerville homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Boston.com

    Partners HealthCare, the parent company of several health facilities, including Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's hospitals, began moving into its new building at Assembly Row in June. Eventually, the 13-floor building right next to the new Orange Line station will house 4,200 administrative employees.

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  4. Somerville restaurant closes after more than six decadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Boston.com

    Louis DiCecca, 47, who owned the Italian restaurant at 46 Medford Street with his brother Frank DiCecca, said they didn't reopen after their vacation because they got a real estate deal they couldn't turn down. "It's been very busy and successful," he said.

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  5. Friends of Cambridge cyclist killed in crash mourn her loss, dedicate ghost bike at vigilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Boston.com

    Laura Everrett stood just a few steps in front of a white bike that was locked to a lamppost. She took in the flowers, which were woven in the axels and spun around the handlebars, and read signs that warned passersby to "watch out for bicycles."

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  6. The Green Line extension would stretch past Lechmere Station and into Somerville and Medford.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Boston.com

    When state officials decided to rejigger and continue the MBTA's Green Line extension project last month, they did so with the understanding that it will likely require a new team of up to 50 people - plus new management to oversee them - if it's going to go forward. That plan was called out as a concern in a report released Thursday by the business-backed budget monitoring group, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.

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  7. The Green Line extension would stretch past Lechmere Station and into Somerville and Medford.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Boston.com

    It's been called unprecedented for cities in Massachusetts: Cambridge and Somerville officials intend to pony up a combined $75 million to help fund a state transportation project, the Green Line extension . The cities' leaders announced their plan last month to help fill a budget gap for the endangered project, which is primarily funded by the state and federal governments.

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  8. The car did not fare well in yesterday's Somerville-to-Boston Rush Hour ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | Boston.com

    As the driver in Tuesday's Rush Hour Challenge , Mark Gravallese was tasked with driving his Toyota Corolla in a race against three types of cyclists, one T rider and two pedestrians from downtown Boston to Davis Square in Somerville. Gravallese came in sixth place, only beating the participant who was walking.

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  9. 10 things to do in Boston this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Boston.com

    BosTen is your weekly guide to events and cool happenings in and around Boston. Skip Netflix this weekend-here are 10 ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city.

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  10. Somerville has spent $400K fighting the Wynn casino in the last yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Boston.com

    One front in Somerville's war of attrition against a planned Everett gambling metropolis just across the Mystic River will head to a hearing Thursday, as the city challenges a state Department of Environmental Protection decision earlier this year that approved of waterfront construction by Wynn Resorts. The challenge is one of five that Somerville officials, led by Mayor Joseph Curtatone, are waging against the $2 billion Wynn Boston Harbor project .

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  11. Some Uber Boston riders can dump surge pricing - for a monthly feeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Boston.com

    Uber Boston is experimenting with selling a monthly pass for users of its carpooling service that would charge a flat fee for each ride, doing away with surge pricing altogether. Boston is the first local Uber market to try a monthly pass for flat-rate rides, the company said.

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  12. The most popular Chinese food restaurants in Boston, according to check-in dataRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | Boston.com

    Want fun things to do in Boston, delivered to your inbox every Thursday? Sign up for the BosTen newsletter, our weekly roundup of 10 not-lame events in the city. When it comes to the greatest quality and variety of Chinese food, Boston's Chinatown neighborhood is the unquestioned leader.

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  13. This map shows property values all over MassachusettsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | Boston.com

    Each of the dots represents a land parcel, which you can choose to look at one of three metrics: total property value , cost-per-area , or year built. Purple and blue dots represent the most expensive homes , green dots represent homes near state median value of $342,900, while red and orange dots represent homes below those values.

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  14. The McDonald's vs. Sav-Mor billboard battle is heating upRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | Boston.com

    The Somerville sign duel between Sav-Mor Liquors and McDonald's is raging on with another bout of warring words. The feud between the McGrath Highway neighbors began earlier this month after Sav-Mor, known for its humorous billboard messages, aimed a joke at the McDonald's across the street about an egg muffin deal, challenging the burger shop to make the next move .

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  15. Somerville PorchFest: Everything you need to navigate the beautiful messRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Boston.com

    Editor's note: Multiple Boston Globe Media staff members, including the author of this article, are performing as part of PorchFest. None of their acts are mentioned in the piece below.

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  16. Trader Joe's is coming to SomervilleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Boston.com

    The grocer will bring a 12,500-square-foot store to Assembly Square. It will also sell wine and beer, and is slated to open in the third quarter of 2017.

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  17. 10 things to do in Boston this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Boston.com

    BosTen is your weekly guide to events and cool happenings in and around Boston. Skip Netflix this weekend-here are 10 ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city.

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  18. Green Line extension decision saves hopes for thousands of new homesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Boston.com

    State transportation bigwigs' decision to spare the Green Line extension from the budget ax did more than just keep hope alive for thousands of Somerville, Cambridge and Medford residents. It also spared from possible extinction a budding development boom sparked by long-standing plans for the now $2.3 billion rail project.

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  19. The Green Line extension would stretch past Lechmere Station and into Somerville and Medford.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | Boston.com

    Transportation officials voted to cautiously proceed with the stalled and over-budget expansion of the Green Line to Somerville and Medford on Monday, after an outside project management team found $622 million in savings through a redesign. The lion's share of those savings - about $288 million - come from cutbacks to the stations, which under prior plans had been larger, with more structures and amenities.

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  20. The Green Line extension is moving forward, but the saga is far from overRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Boston.com

    The votes of the boards that oversee the MBTA and the state's Department of Transportation call on officials to send a new project plan to the federal government for review, start developing new finance plans, and begin exploring how to internally manage the project while awaiting the feds' response. Effectively, the decision is less a green light for the project than a decision not to cancel it.

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