Mayor Joseph Curtatone

Curtatone to Co-Chair Regional Housing Partnership

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh are teaming up to tackle Greater Boston’s housing crisis. The two mayors will work with representatives from 14 cities and towns in the region to meet booming housing needs as people flock to Boston and its surrounding areas. “Our entire region is facing and must solve […]


Get to Know Payton Corbett

What should we know about you? I’m a 13-year resident of Somerville and I currently live in Ward 1 with my wife, Jenny. Like the majority of Somerville residents, we are renters and understand the challenges that working families in this city are facing. I’m an elected officer of my local union and I serve […]



City Kicks Off Culinary Entrepreneurship Program

La Brasa, Casa B, Ebi Sushi, Dosa N Curry, Meju—Somerville’s globe-spanning restaurants have quickly made the area a veritable haven for foodies who fawn over all types of fare. Recognizing that the diverse flavors that make up the city are part of what makes it a cultural destination, the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development has partnered […]


Ward 5 Shocker: O’Donovan Stepping Down

BY ADAM VACCARO Ward 5 alderman Sean O’Donovan will step down from the Board of Aldermen this evening, nominating Courtney O’Keefe to take his place for the remainder of his term. Members of the board were told about the decision last night, according to a number of sources familiar with the board. The information was […]


Hold on Reappointment of Once-Curtatone Critic

  On Oct. 24, the Board of Aldermen’s Confirmation of Appointment’s Committee met to approve Mayor Joe Curtatone’s  appointments and reappointments to city commissions. Of the 48 commissioners that came to the committee, 47 were approved. Those 47 were then all confirmed by the Board of Aldermen the next night. Barry Rafkind, a five-year member […]


Leveling Out

  Go find an empty toilet paper roll. Place that over one eye, and cover the other with your hand. This is something like having retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease Eileen Feldman negotiates with every step she takes. “It’ll feel disgusting to you,” Feldman says as she sips a chai at Bloc 11. “I […]


The Path to Progress?

  Waste Management (WM), a $14-billion company with an excellent reputation for social responsibility, operates a trash transfer station at 10 Poplar St in the Inner Belt-Brickbottom area. Widely recognized for its employee treatment, specifically its openness to the veteran, LGBT and minority workforces, WM has also made the city more than $7 million in […]