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Youth on Climate Justice: Why should we care?

?What is climate justice? How does it connect to racism? Why should Somerville residents care about climate change? How are young people experiencing, dealing with, and fighting climate change? How does and will it affect us, from the food we eat to the health inequities we face? What can we do about it? If you’ve […]


Going Cardboard in the Digital Age

In tech-savvy Greater Boston, a whole culture has developed around board gaming Pop into Aeronaut Brewing Company on a Monday night, grab a lager or an IPA, and let Christine Platzek introduce you to some of the regulars. Maybe the ones who are trying to plant the best bean fields, or those desperate to sort […]


The Community That Goes With the Flow

Local Flow Artists Spin Fire, Juggling Pins, and More Hanging out with flow artists for an evening, you’ll find yourself asking a lot of questions. What, exactly, is poi? (Short ropes with balls on the end.) Is spinning fire scary? (Yes.) Is it dangerous? (Not as dangerous as you might think.) How many hours do […]


East Somerville Main Streets Gets a New Director

From her master’s degree in nonprofit management to her time with the Mass Cultural Council, Jennifer Atwood has spent much of her career helping small organizations stay afloat and contribute to their communities. She took the helm as executive director at East Somerville Main Streets at the start of October, where she’s steering the two […]


Reanimating Community with AniMAtic

The animation community in Greater Boston is bigger than many people realize—a misperception that’s due to a lack of communication among creators, according to animators Alex Salsberg and Ian Connell. That dynamic is what they’re trying to solve with AniMAtic Boston, a Somerville-based event series and online community. Salsberg and Connell became interested in building […]


Fall Job Fair

The Office of Workforce Development is sponsoring a Fall Job Fair on Wednesday, October 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Central Square Library, 45 Pearl Street in Cambridge. This will be a great opportunity for job seekers to connect with employers including Berkshire Bank, Cambridge Savings Bank, Cataldo Ambulance Services, Colwen Hotels, […]


Somerville Sangha

Ease your way into this years’ fall season with a co-led wellness experience entailing a challenging Power Yoga flow, hand crafted refreshments, live music, and prize giveaways from our entrepreneurial peers in the fitness industry. Sangha, meaning Community in Sanskrit, is just what you’ll find at our event! Our venue at Warehouse XI is nestled […]


Zombie Apocalypse Game Aims to Build Community Resiliency

What’s the magic ingredient to turn disaster preparedness into public art? According to Rebecca Michelson, it’s zombies. “What’s most important for people to know is that there is a massive zombie apocalypse coming, and they need to be aware that it’s on its way, and preparing is the first priority,” she says. Michelson and her collaborator […]


Breakfast of Family Champions hosted by Parenting Journey

Somerville-based nonprofit, Parenting Journey, will host its inaugural Breakfast of Family Champions benefit dinner honoring members of the community who work to empower families. It will be an evening of fun and celebration, featuring lively activities such as a Family Feud style game show with special guests, and the always enjoyable, breakfast for dinner. All […]


Palaver Strings & Strange News: Trapped

Palaver Strings and Strange News present “Trapped,” a collaborative music-theater performance. “Trapped” will feature scenes from Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Poe’s The Telltale Heart, Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, and Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus. Each selection will be paired with complementary musical excerpts composed and arranged by Palaver alum Alexander Goodin. The two ensembles collaborate fully to close the […]


Somerville Spring Clean Up / Comcast Cares Day!

Join the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville and Comcast on Earth Day as we celebrate spring and get together with neighbors to beautify our community spaces. The annual Spring Clean Up/Comcast Cares Day is a city-wide clean up and gardening day spread across 11 different sites throughout Somerville. Come out to get our public spaces […]


Parenting Journey Fall Open House, 10/18

Parenting Journey welcomes the community to a Fall Open House to learn how the organization partners with families to address the community’s most pressing challenges, including recovery from substance use and recent federal immigration decisions. This is a great chance to meet others in the parent advocacy community and share resources that can be helpful […]