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Somerville Health Foundation Grants to Tackle Mental Health, Food Security, and Substance Use

Somerville is known for being inclusive—it’s home to young professionals and families, lifelong residents and immigrants, and it’s one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country. But when it comes to our wellbeing, there’s still a long way to go to equality: The city faces “continued health disparities based on race/ethnicity and socioeconomic […]

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Union Square Neighbors Seek Community Benefits Agreement with US2

In the early 1900s, Union Square was a vibrant community bustling with grist mills, brick manufacturing, and ink, glass, and copper tubing factories. Street cars made 88 stops each day in the area, bringing people in and out of Boston, according to the Union Square Neighborhood Plan. The street car system eventually stopped running as […]


Task Force to Tackle Net Neutrality, Equitable Internet Access

The City of Somerville is assembling an Internet Access Task Force that will be charged with developing recommendations on everything from net neutrality to the possibility of municipal broadband. “The idea is two-fold,” says Meghann Ackerman, a social media and community engagement specialist for the city who will be staffing the committee. “One is to look at […]


Tackling Opioid Addiction Early

Governor Baker’s New Plan to Enhance Substance Abuse Education and Prevention Governor Charlie Baker has released his second major package to tackle the opioid crisis that has swept the country and ravaged Massachusetts in recent years. The package includes a piece of proposed legislation called the CARE Act—Combating addiction, Accessing treatment, Reducing prescriptions, and Enhancing […]